Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Geohealth Laboratory - Geospatial Research Institute (GRI) Toi Hangarau

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Fixed-term position to June 2020

The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on policy-relevant health research being undertaken within the Geohealth Laboratory (GHL). The collaboration between the UC and the Ministry of Health seeks to build a strategic partnership in the field of health geography, spatial epidemiology and Geographical Information Systems.

As the successful candidate, you will have a PhD in a related discipline, along with advanced skills in Geospatial Sciences, excellent communication skills and experience in collaborating with researchers from different disciplines.

The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, is a broadly-conceived research institute at the University of Canterbury that conducts innovative research across the geospatial research spectrum. Our mission is to provide a national centre of gravity for geospatial research, to provide the underpinning research that enables New Zealand to more fully realize the benefits of spatial information technology.

For information about the Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau please visit us online at:


The closing date for this position is: 21 January 2018

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator,

Enquiries of an academic nature may be made to Professor Simon Kingham, Director of the Geospatial Research Institute and Director of the Geohealth Laboratory,

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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