This is a permanent position based in Wellington, New Zealand

NIWA’s purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

NIWA’s Fisheries Centre provides research advice to increase economic growth through the sustainable management and use of aquatic resources and enhance the stewardship of New Zealand’s freshwater and marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide scientific capability to NIWA’s Deepsea Ecology and Fisheries group. The work will include research on fisheries and fish, including fish aging, analysis of research survey and commercial fisheries data, inputs into quantitative fisheries stock assessments, analysis of impacts of fishing on associated species and the environment, , and participation in fisheries surveys.

Suitable candidates should have a recognised PhD degree or equivalent in fisheries biology or a related field, strong quantitative skills, at least 3 years post-graduate work experience, a strong research background in fisheries with a focus on quantitative analysis, and a proven ability to write technical reports and journal publications. Experience in aspects of fisheries characterisation and fish biology, fish aging in particular, would be of particular value. Candidates should be enthusiastic, be able to work with minimal supervision, prioritise workloads and show high levels of judgement and adaptability, while working in a team environment.

A position description, online applications and further information about NIWA can be found at:

Applications close on February 9th 2018.