Senior Technician (Mycology & Bacteriology) at Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Senior Technician (Mycology & Bacteriology)
- Work on high profile diagnostic testing processes
- Make a difference by contributing to this innovative and resourceful team
The Ministry for Primary Industries' Plant Health and Environment Laboratory in Auckland is looking for a dynamic Senior Technician to join the Mycology & Bacteriology team for a 12-month fixed-term period. You will provide laboratory maintenance; diagnostic processing for fungi and bacteria in plants collected during surveillance and investigation activities, or intercepted at the border / post entry quarantine; routine diagnoses; contribute to diagnostic capability development; and data management. All work in the laboratory is done under the international quality management standard ISO 17025.
Our Mycology & Bacteriology team is dedicated, diverse and highly supportive that operates in a busy and varied environment to deliver our core work programme supporting New Zealand's biosecurity system and our stakeholders.
The salary range for this role is G: 57k to 67k based on skills, experience, and capabilities
About the Organisation
The Ministry for Primary Industries' vision is to Grow and Protect New Zealand. We have developed an organisational strategy to ensure we have a clear path to follow that maximises our opportunities.
About the Branch and the Team
The Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (PHEL) is part of MPI's Diagnostic and Surveillance Services Directorate of the Operations Branch. PHEL is the national reference centre for the identification of all suspected exotic, new and emerging pests and diseases of plants, and arthropod pests affecting the environment. PHEL also provide diagnostic services to primary industries to facilitate trade.
We have specialised facilities including containment laboratories, a Level 3 quarantine glasshouse and tissue culture facility, equipment for molecular and serological procedures, microscopy stations (including a transmission electron microscope and remote microscopy set-up), and reference collections of pests.
Key Skills / Educational Requirements
Bring your tertiary degree along with your enjoyment of working in a fast moving, busy environment.
- Practical experience of working within a plant pathology laboratory;
- Proven skills in molecular techniques such as nucleic acid extraction methods and PCR; and
- Recognition and working knowledge of common plant diseases is desired.
Our ideal candidate will be team player with good communication skills, attention to detail, initiative and will strive to achieve excellent results.
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If you have any questions about the role, please contact Conrad Cheung at email@example.com who will point you in the right direction.
Applications for this role close after 11:59 pm on 30 January 2022.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Fixed Term FT|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
|Attachment:||PHEL Senior Technician 27 04 2021.docx (Word, 84KB)
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