Research Dairy Farm Technician

Farm Management and Labour Other, New Zealand


As the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres (including the new 27,000 sqm joint facility, in partnership with AgResearch), and a range of corporate service units, the Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

The Department of Agricultural Sciences is currently looking for a Research Dairy Farm Technician who will provide field and technical support for the research project Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching based at the Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm. 

To be considered for this role, ideally you will have:

  • A Bachelors degree in Agriculture and/or Farm Management.
  • Previous experience with procedures involved with field trials, including pasture and grazing studies
  • Previous experience in pasture management and plant species
  • The ability to operate farm and research equipment
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and good record keeping abilities

This is a full time, fixed term position until the end of May 2019.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312. 

 Applications close at 9am Wednesday 12/12/18.

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment and seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.