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Principal Scientist/Senior Scientist

Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th November 2022
Closes: 15th December 2022
Job Ref: 4867
 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role 

We are seeking a Principal Scientist / Senior Scientist with ambition to develop their research career within an academic R&D environment and the ability to conceptualise and originate new ideas that are outside industry norms. 

Initially, you will take a senior role in our magneto-plasmadynamic thruster developments, which may include an emphasis on plasma physics, associated high-temperature superconducting magnets, or micro-satellite integration. Over time, you will be expected to develop novel variations leading to publications and patents. 

You will have the opportunity to be involved  in & lead in a wide range of research projects within the Paihau-Robinson Research Institute, develop your own interests, lead small research teams, supervise graduate students, continue building a publication portfolio, engage with academic or industrial collaborators worldwide, and participate in commercialisation of successful ideas. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Work within a team to develop an applied-field magneto-plasmadynamic thruster. 
  • Write and edit academic papers, as well as invention disclosures (for new IP). 
  • Engage with external partners with interests in commercialising this technology.  

Ō pūmanawa - About you 

Preferred candidate will have some or all of: 

  • A post graduate degree (MEng or PhD) in Engineering, or extensive post-graduate engineering experience or post graduate Science degree (typically a PhD).  
  • Extensive experience in experimental plasma physics, applied superconductivity or cryogenic devices. 
  • Has a proven record as a highly skilled, experienced, and productive Scientist/Researcher over a significant period of time as well as a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Several years’ experience as a research leader as well as extensive work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor junior researchers and students.
  • Demonstrated experience as a research leader as well as extensive work experience.
  • Strong written communication skills, and an academic publication record appropriate to career opportunities and stage. 
  • Proven experience with performing difficult or pivotal projects requiring new and innovative approach.
  • Proven experience with making significant contribution to strategic plans.
  • Strong team player able to work closely with colleagues and collaborators from multiple partner organisations. 
  • Flexible thinker with the drive and imagination to develop novel devices from concept to realisation. 

Principal Scientist Role Description

Senior Scientist Role Description

Contact Details for Vacancy: Jeannie Redman, Jeannie.redman@vuw.ac.nz 

But applicants should follow all steps listed below.  

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Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). 

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If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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