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Technician/Senior Technician

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Science and Environment
Wellington - Upper Hutt
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Do you want to work in an organisation that is “Growing and protecting New Zealand” and focused on the success of the primary industries for the benefit of all New Zealanders?


The Ministry for Primary Industries has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Technician/Senior Technician to join its Virology Team. MPI works with the primary industries across agricultural, aquaculture, fisheries, trade, food, biosecurity and environmental issues. The role offers variety and unique opportunities to develop your skills within a 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. It contains both PC2 and PC3+ laboratory facilities.  You'll play a major role in diagnostic testing processes within our laboratory including cell 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. 


You'll bring 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 depend on qualifications and experience.


This is a fixed-term full-time position to cover the period of secondment until August 2020. 


How to Apply:

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.


To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact 


Applications close 31 January 2019.


MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.

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