Researcher/Kairangahau, Marine Technologies

Fixed Term

Researcher/Kairangahau, Marine Technologies

Do you have an interest in supporting Maori aspirations within the aquaculture and marine energy industries? Do you have strong interests in both cutting-edge innovative technologies, and working with iwi to foster knowledge exchange around emerging technologies?

Cawthron has an 18-month opportunity for an early career, graduate researcher to support Vision Mātauranga within three National Science Challenge research projects.

The research projects are: (1) Precision Farming Technology for Aquaculture within the Science for Technological Innovation Science Challenge, and two projects within the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge, (2) Interactive Tools for Enabling Participation and Knowledge Exchange and (3) Energy from Tidal Currents – Kick-starting a New Marine Industry with Huge Potential. These projects focus on remote sensors, communications and data visualisation to support the aquaculture industry, plus computer modelling to understanding the potential for tidal energy in Cook Strait.  

This role will grow capacity and capability by identifying Māori priorities and supporting Maori innovation.  It will enable the researcher to develop expertise in marine technologies aimed at enhancing sustainable utilisation of our marine resources.

The ideal person would have strong interests in technology, strong iwi networks and a degree in science, engineering, technology, or a related discipline.  Good written and oral communication skills, a working knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori, initiative and the ability to work with others as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be essential for this role.


Location: Nelson - Halifax Street

Closing Date: Monday 2 April 2018

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Job no: CIAN82199