Carbon Cycle Scientist (2 years fixed term)

GNS Science
Gracefield, Hutt (NZ)
Competitive salary
Dec 31, 2018
Jan 31, 2019
Jocelyn Turnball
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Carbon Cycle Scientist – 2 years fixed term
Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

GNS Science, Te Pῡ Ao, occupies a unique place in New Zealand’s science landscape.

We have a strong heritage of producing world-leading earth, geoscience and isotope research. This, coupled with people who are passionate and committed, means we are more focused than ever before on bringing our vision of a cleaner, safer, more prosperous New Zealand to life.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to work on the Auckland carbon emissions project (ACE).  ACE aims to use atmospheric measurements and atmospheric and process modelling of CO2, 14CO2 and ancillary trace gases and isotopes to understand the sources of CO2 in Auckland and how they are changing.  

This role will lead the installation and maintenance of three sampling sites in Auckland with in situ CO2/CH4/CO and flask sampling systems.  This will include testing and field deployment of equipment, maintenance, managing flask analyses for multiple species, and extensive data analysis.  There will be opportunities to be involved in process and transport modelling, and to link to related projects including the larger CarbonWatch-NZ project and urban studies in Indianapolis and Melbourne.  

The position is based at our National Isotope Centre in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

You will have:

•    A PhD in atmospheric or carbon cycle science
•    Relevant expertise in atmospheric trace gas or isotope measurements and analysis
•    The ability to interpret and clearly communicate scientific data and results through written papers and oral presentations.  
•    Competence in one or more scientific programming languages, and
•    The flexibility and willingness to regularly travel to Auckland for field work

For further information about this position and to apply online please visit

Please contact Dr Jocelyn Turnbull with any questions or queries.

Applications close: Sunday 3 February 2018