We are currently seeking a talented Scientist who has completed PhD study with a good track record of research in the area of Real-time meat/food quality measurement. The position is 2 years fixed term and will focus on using non-invasive optical sensors, to predict product meat quality outcomes, and/or sensor physics, applications, calibration and data integration techniques. This 2-year postdoctoral position is part of the MBIE funded programme 'Capturing the Value of New Zealand Red Meat' aiming to develop enabling technologies for real-time prediction of meat product quality. The goal of the project is to develop a prototype sensor platform to measure the tenderness, pH and fat content of meat in real-time in a meat processing plant operating environment.
As the Postdoctoral Fellow you will work with Scientists at AgResearch, The Dodd Walls Centre of research excellence including researchers at Auckland and Otago universities, and industry partners. Therefore you can expect to draw on the knowledge and expertise of the supervising scientists, to promote your own development as a self-reliant, independent researcher!
Location for this role is flexible (Auckland, Hamilton or Palmerston North).
Conduct research as a member of multidisciplinary project teams, leading to the delivery of science solutions for sensor application to predict meat quality
Develop and maintain personal science expertise in the area of photonics, chemometrics and sensor development; specifically in the application of sensors to meat products including the development of prototypes
Perform laboratory, pilot and large-scale experiments
Record, interpret and report on results
Conduct technology scanning, undertake technical problem solving, design and execute research
Prepare reports, presentations and publications appropriate for diverse audiences.
You Will Need
PhD Degree in a relevant field
Strong team player approach when it comes to collaborating and achieving team goals
The ability to display a client focussed and flexible approach
Excellent attention to detail
Project management skills
A "can do" attitude to complex problem solving.
Beautiful campuses & great Learning and Development opportunities
Generous health provisions & access to the group scheme for health insurance
Income and life insurance & supportive family friendly working environment
Optional 5th week annual leave, multiple retail discounts & All of Government Westpac banking discounts
How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line via the link provided and include a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.
Applications Close: 29th August 2017
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