Masters of Science Scholarship in Tree Ecophysiology

University of Waikato
New Zealand
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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 00:00

Scion and University of Waikato Masters of Science Scholarship in Tree Ecophysiology Deadline: 1st December 2017 Job Description: Scion and the University of Waikato are seeking a Master of Science student to conduct research focusedon the primary physiological and site drivers of growth of less common forestry tree species starting inearly 2018. This research is part of the Ministry of Primary Industries Sustainable Land Management andClimate Change Project: Growing Diversity - Improving growth models for less common species andforest types for ETS carbon look-up tables. Qualifications: The ideal candidate would already possess some field experience, proven problem-solving skills,excellent written and verbal communication skills, a basic statistical background, an ability to work bothindependently and as a productive member of a research team, and motivation to develop, conduct, andpublish their research. The ideal candidate should have a full driver’s license and is confident to collectdata in the field in rough terrain, remote locations, and in all weather. Candidates should possess aBachelor of Science degree in ecology, forestry, biological/environmental sciences, soil science or arelated discipline. Benefits: The successful candidate will receive a two-year scholarship with the first year to cover tuition fees andthe second year to cover tuition fees and a stipend. The first year will be focused on courses while thesecond year will be focused on research. Research costs, including travel, will be supported by theresearch program. Students will be supervised by Scion and at the University of Waikato’s Department ofBiological Sciences Clearwater Lab. Master of Science students should be New Zealand citizens or havepermanent residency in New Zealand. How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please familiarize yourself with the University of Waikatoadmission requirements and send a single pdf containing: (1) a 1-2 page statement of your researchinterests and a summary of your professional career goals that explains why you think working in theClearwater Lab and with Scion’s Forest Science will help you realize these goals; (2) a current CV; (3)unofficial transcripts showing all previous coursework, and degrees; and (4) contact information of threereferences to Dr. Dean Meason ( or Dr. Michael Clearwater( If selected to compete for this scholarship, you will be encouraged to submitan application to the University of Waikato Postgraduate Program. Please contact Dean Meason( with any additional questions. Useful Links University of Waikato: