The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a government funded Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) hosted at Lincoln University. The Centre has four partner institutes (Lincoln University, Massey University, Plant & Food Research, and AgResearch) and seven other collaborating institutes. The Centre conducts wide-ranging research to meet the plant biosecurity and bio-protection needs of NZ’s productive sectors.
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow in the Bio-Protection Research Centre based at Lincoln University, New Zealand. The Centre has a full-time position available for two years for a weed ecologist to undertake research on the project: “Rates of Pathogen accumulation in introduced host plants”.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will compile and analyse data on pathogen associations in introduced host plants in order to test key hypotheses about the process of pathogen accumulation. A range of opportunities exist to apply different techniques to this issue including analysis of existing databases, meta-analysis and potentially fieldwork. The Fellow will work in an active research group with strong national and international links and an excellent publication record in the area of invasion ecology.
Applicants will be required to have:
- A PhD in ecology or a related field
- Research experience in the area of plant-pathogen invasion ecology.
- Strong skills in quantitative data analysis, particularly statistical modelling.
- A record of peer reviewed publications
- As travel between field sites may be a feature of this position, a current driver’s licence is also required.
The successful candidate will join an active and dynamic group of invasion ecologists.Find out more about our work in this area.
Application form online
Guidelines for application
For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications need to include a Lincoln University application form, CV and covering letter.
Applications must be received by 5pm Sunday 5 January 2014.