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Senior Technician

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Science and Environment
Wellington - Upper Hutt
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Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen!  Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.


What do we do?

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Technician/Senior Technician to join the Bacteriology and Aquatic Animal Diseases Team – offering variety and unique opportunities to develop your skills within our large and dynamic organisation.


The Animal Health Laboratory located at Wallaceville is New Zealand's reference centre for exotic, new and emerging terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases and contains both PC2 and PC3+ laboratory facilities. 


What will you be doing if you join our team?

As a Technician or Senior Technician you will play a major role in diagnostic testing processes within our laboratory including employing bacterial culture and molecular testing techniques to support import/export testing, testing for exotic disease investigations and responses, capability development projects, surveillance, quality assurance and test validation.  You will also contribute to the daily maintenance and running of the laboratory. 


What do we need from you?

This role would suit those with experience in diagnostic microbiology or veterinary microbiology laboratories. You will be an excellent team player, a highly effective communicator, adaptable and able to learn quickly. The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

If this role interests you and you feel you have what it takes to be part of our ongoing priority of growing and protecting our country – then please submit your application online with your cover letter and CV outlining your skills and experience relevant to this role and why this role interests you!

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.

If you have any questions please contact Carly Birse – Senior Recruitment Advisor at


Applications close 5pm on 22nd June 2018


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