Postdoctoral Fellow - GIS/Landscape Ecologist

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury


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 Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in research associated with analysing landscape systems in support of design objectives and developing rapid prototypes of alternative agroecosystems in support of ideas/concepts developed during multi-disciplinary workshops and computer modelling.  This position will play a key role in facilitating communication between diverse experts and other stakeholders in alternative farm systems design to facilitate understanding and to ultimately build support among stakeholders enabling implementation of farm innovations. 

To be considered for this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include Landscape Ecology, Agriculture and Animal Sciences.
  • Expertise in GIS, landscape systems analysis and in particular expertise in developing replicable design rules by which landscape could be transformed (as shown in GIS coverages and digital imaging simulations), drawings and scale models is highly relevant.
  • Prior knowledge of Landscape Ecology, Agriculture and Animal Science are also highly beneficial.
  • Excellent written and oral English and communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively

This is a fulltime, fixed term position that will end two years from the date of commencement.

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 on Thursday 31/01/19 at 9am.