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Enthusiastic and experienced scientist with an aptitude for research?

BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation focussed on inspiring the building and construction industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders.

BRANZ are committed to investing in and delivering insightful research and knowledge transfer, working hard to understand key issues, exploring solutions and implementing the knowledge that the industry and New Zealand can access and use to improve the quality of our nation’s buildings.

Reporting to the Building Performance Research Team Leader, this Building Scientist role is responsible for working in the general area of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) / (IEQ) and energy efficiency. This will involve research in key areas of ventilation, airtightness, IAQ/IEQ, quality of buildings, insulation & energy efficiency and moisture-related issues.

This is a unique opportunity to impact and make a real difference in how building research is received, and then translated into a real world meaning. You will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of initiatives, one of these being collaboration with other research organisations, as well as work with and be supported by, other leading experts in their fields at BRANZ.

You will need to have experience as a researcher with some form of technical speciality to be considered for this role, along with developed project management skills. It would be advantageous if you could also lead project teams. BRANZ see success as being able to build capability via knowledge transfer and motivation. This also means you’ll be great at planning, scoping, managing your time and conducting and developing science-based research.

A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably post-graduate, in a relatable science or engineering / construction discipline is required. You will be results focussed, detail orientated and personable, with the ability to collaborate and identify stakeholder and customer requirements, develop and grow those relationships to achieve high quality, robust scientific outputs leading to delivery of projects. Alongside this will be your excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present and produce reports for both technical and non-technical audiences.

For further information, please contact Suzannah Moller +64 4978 1824 | suzannah@swr.nz or Tony Walsh +64 4978 1833 | tony@swr.nz.

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