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[Met-jobs] Measurement Scientist -- Atmospheric Chemistry -- Lauder New Zealand

From Olaf Morgenstern <>
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Date Fri, 24 May 2013 00:30:58 +0000

Measurement Scientist - Atmospheric Chemistry - Lauder New Zealand

NIWA is New Zealand's leading environmental research institute and key provider of atmospheric, freshwater and marine research and consultancy services in New Zealand. NIWA's Lauder site is a world-leading observatory with a long record of observations taken in a data-sparse area. The data are used for satellite and model validation and to monitor baseline change in the atmosphere. Chemistry-climate modelling is also conducted at Lauder. We host a comprehensive suite of remote-sensing and in-situ instruments both at Lauder and in Antarctica.

We have exciting opportunities for scientists at all levels of experience to contribute to research on atmospheric chemistry and radiation. You will be conducting systematic atmospheric composition and radiation measurements under international protocols, obtaining the highest quality internationally recognised data sets. You will perform data analysis and interpretation and publish the results of your research. With a recognised PhD in atmospheric chemistry or physics or equivalent experience and strengths in instrumentation and/or engineering design or related fields, you will have:

·         Strong knowledge of current state-of-the-art measurement methods, with a focus on optical methods, and the ability to develop and adapt new techniques

·         Knowledge and skills to ensure the reliability and quality of measurements, to interpret the data, and to understand their significance for future atmospheric and climate change research

  • Experience with Fourier Transform Spectrometers an advantage
  • Experience with laboratory spectroscopy relevant to atmospheric science an advantage
  • Experience with in-situ measurement methods an advantage
  • Experience leading and managing projects
  • Proven ability or high potential to lead international activities in your field
  • Proven ability to write reports and to publish scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to propose and secure research funding.

As a good team player, you will enjoy working with the Lauder group and with teams across NIWA's other sites, communicating positively and productively with a wide range of staff. You will be self-motivated and results orientated, conscientious and well organised, with a keen eye for detail. You will also have good interpersonal skills, adaptable and committed to on-going professional development.

Lauder is located in a rural part of the South Island of New Zealand. Its surroundings offer great recreational potential, including major lakes and the skiing hub Queenstown.


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