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Current Vacancies

Electromagnetic Sensing Team Leader 

Permanent Full-time

We seek a senior scientist to join our Sensing and Biotechnology Group, to lead our Electromagnetic Sensing team and provide scientific expertise. In this role you will lead projects, conduct quality research and development of scientific technologies for clients, and lead a small team of research scientists and technicians.

Our ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Leading a team, providing positive and supportive leadership.
  • Initiating new ideas for research projects and actively seeking funding to support them.
  • Contributing to science and business plans, and managing budgets.
  • Actively building and maintaining informative and collaborative relationships with relevant research agencies, funders, public authorities, research organisations, and new stakeholders.
  • Managing and monitoring the outcomes of research from the projects, evaluating outcomes against set objectives, setting standards and establishing timely control and reporting mechanisms for all research activities.
  • Maintain good records of project activities, correspondence and expenditure, and complete all company administrative requirements accurately and on time.
  • Providing public presentations / speeches at conferences and seminars; and publishing research findings in appropriate journals and industry publications.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in Electronics, Engineering, Physics or a related field.
  • Project management qualification, training or experience.
  • At least 10 years’ proven and applicable scientific technologies experience.
  • Experience leading a small internal team or project team.
  • Experience reporting to and working with funders and clients; experience with NZ’s funding system e.g. MBIE, MPI would be advantageous.
  • Experience in experimental design and execution.
  • Proven track record in the execution of research, collaboration, publications and other technology transfer.
  • Skilled in electromagnetic wave propagation theory and practice, or a related field.
  • Experience in computational modelling using Matlab and high level languages such as C++ and Python using a style that results in well-documented and structured code.
  • Has a general and practical understanding of measurement techniques, underpinned by a solid understanding of associated mathematical and statistical methods for modelling, analysis and measurement errors.

The full position description for this position is available here.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Now’ button and submit your current CV and cover letter. 

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, you can contact Kirsty Macdonald, HR Manager, on careers@lincolnagritech.co.nz or 0064 3 325 3746. Applications close 5pm, 13th August 2021.

HydroMetrics Technician 

Permanent Full-time

We seek an Electronics Technician to support the HydroMetrics business unit’s growth objective by the construction and field installation of nitrate sensors and monitoring systems to meet current and future needs. You will have passion for the environment and desire to help customers through the development and deployment of continuous nitrate monitoring systems.

The role will include:

  • The assembly and calibration of nitrate sensors, maintaining sufficient stock levels of sensors, associated equipment, and components.
  • Electronic fault finding (to component level desirable).
  • Designing and building custom sensor systems involving cabinets, radio, data loggers/controllers and associated sensors.
  • Packaging and despatching sensors as required.
  • Field installation of sensors, coordinating this with clients, with due attention given to site-specific requirements and health and safety considerations.
  • Commission installation and ensure it is compliant with any local requirements – power source, data radio, physical protection, etc.
  • Assist other HydroMetrics staff as requested for product information, stock status, estimates for client proposals.
  • Remain aware of product attributes and share lab and field experience and suggestions that may assist in product or process improvements.
  • As required repair and maintain sensors and systems in the lab and in the field.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in electronics and instrumentation.
  • 2 years’ proven and applicable experience in a similar technical role is desirable.
  • A proven track record in board level electronics, understanding of electronic circuitry and ability to fault find.
  • Some field experience would be an advantage.
  • An interest in water quality, the primary sector, and environmental sustainability would be an advantage.

The full position description for this position is available here.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Now’ button and submit your current CV and cover letter. 

Applications close 5pm, 5pm, Friday 27th August 2021.

 

Biotechnology Scientist and Team Leader

Permanent Full-time

We seek an ambitious, experienced, senior scientist to lead and grow our Biotechnology team and to conduct world class research. In this role you will secure and lead projects, conduct quality research and development of biotechnologies for clients, and lead a small team of 5 research scientists and technicians. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Leading and growing a research team, providing positive and supportive leadership.
  • Initiating new ideas for research projects and securing funding to support them.
  • Conducting biotechnology research.
  • Contributing to science and business plans, and managing budgets.
  • Actively building collaborative relationships with research agencies, funders, public authorities, research organisations, and new stakeholders.
  • Managing, monitoring and delivering projects as contracted, on time and to budget, including appropriate records of project activities.
  • Providing presentations at conferences and seminars and publishing research findings in appropriate journals and industry publications.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant biochemistry, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years’ proven and applicable science research experience in a specific field such as microbial functional genomics, microbial metabolism or biotechnology.
  • Experience in leading and growing a team.
  • Proven track record in securing and delivering projects for government agencies and commercial clients.
  • Experience with New Zealand’s funding system e.g. MBIE, MPI, is desirable.
  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and other outputs in the areas of microbiology, plant molecular biology, biotechnology, or equivalent.
  • Experience in experimental design, execution and analysis.
  • Project management training or experience is desirable.
  • Experience in commercialising biotechnology solutions is of benefit.

The full position description for this position is available here.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button and submit your current CV and cover letter.  Applications close 5pm, Sunday 29th August 2021.

Chief Financial Officer

Permanent Full-time

We are seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer to join our team. Lincoln Agritech is commencing a period of substantial growth, with this role being a key part of our strategic and business planning. In this role you will be part of the Management team, interface regularly with the CEO and Board, and will provide commercial insights across the company. You will be responsible for financial and statutory reporting, leading the Accounts team, cash-flow management and providing accounting services.

This role involves:

  • Contributing to and leading the financial components of the 5 Year Strategic Plan, Statement of Corporate Intent and Annual Report.
  • Managing the monthly and annual financial and statutory reporting processes for the Company, ensuring compliance with applicable accounting standards, providing timely and accurate information for decision making.
  • Managing the annual audit process including preparation of annual accounts and liaison with auditors.
  • Managing the annual budget process, and providing technical accounting advice and support to the CEO and budget managers.
  • Managing the balance sheet and cash-flow budgeting and forecasting process for the Company ensuring valid forecasts are produced in a timely manner.
  • Providing assistance to business units on financial modelling of new developments and business plans.
  • Managing the capital expenditure budget preparation process, evaluate and assist with the preparation of proposals.
  • Responsibility for property management including managing space allocation, managing building improvement projects, being the contact point between the Landlord and LAL, and managing sub-leases.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Commerce or Accounting.
  • A membership with Chartered Accountants Australia / NZ or equivalent.
  • Proven and applicable experience in a similar role.
  • Experience leading and managing an Accounts team.
  • An understanding of the science and research industry, desirable.
  • Strong commercial understanding and business acumen.
  • Advanced excel, data extraction and financial modelling skills.
  • Experience in using computer accounting systems to their best advantage and ability to quickly assimilate new systems and processes.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting procedures and standards.

The full position description for this position is available here

To apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button and submit your current CV and cover letter. Applications close 5pm, Sunday 22nd August 2021.