Assistant Research Fellow

University of Otago

New Zealand

September 24, 2021


Assistant Research Fellow-2101787


Who we are

We are a multidisciplinary department with research strengths in both biological and physical marine sciences. We focus on pure and applied research in marine science, oceanography and aquaculture.

The department capitalises on the unique setting of the coastal Otago region, from local harbour and open beach environments to its position at the gateway to the Southern Ocean.

Our research facilities are located around the South Island of New Zealand (Otago Harbour, Stewart Island and Fiordland), but our staff and students conduct their research everywhere from Fiji to Antarctica.

The role

As an Assistant Research Fellow, you will assist Associate Professor Ceridwen Fraser to conduct population genomic laboratory work and analyses of Antarctic marine species in line with the objectives of the Antarctic Science Platform.

Tasks include: • Collation and sub-sampling of existing samples of Antarctic marine species including sea stars and fish. • Performing DNA extractions. • Conducting Bioinformatic analysis. • Contributing to, and where appropriate leading the publication of research results. • Providing genomic expertise and assistance with the supervision of postgraduate research students.

There may be opportunities to participate in Antarctic field work.

Your skills and experience

• You must possess an MSc or PhD in a relevant field (for example, genetics or biology). • Research experience in population genomic laboratory work and analysis is essential. • Field work experience, and laboratory experience with approaches such as genotyping by sequencing, will be advantageous.

The Department of Marine Science fosters collaboration; our marine researchers collaborate across many other departments and forge links with numerous external agencies. It is important that you can work effectively, efficiently and both independently and as part of a team.

Further details

This is a part time (0.4FTE), fixed term position to December 2022.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Specific enquires regarding the position can be directed to Associate Professor Crid Fraser via the contact details below.


Candidates are asked to submit the following with their application: • A cover letter describing their experience as it relates to this position's requirements. • The names and contact details of at least two relevant referees. • A curriculum vitae.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2101787 will close on Friday, 24 September 2021.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Associate Professor Ceridwen Fraser

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Primary Location


Employment Status

Fixed Term Part-time

Salary Level and Range

Assistant Research Fellow ($50,041 to $70,228)


Marine Science

Job Function


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