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plant physiologist required

John Palmer jpalmer at hort.cri.nz
Fri Sep 3 09:36:26 EST 1999

Plant Physiologist
New Zealand

HortResearch is the leading provider of research and technology
development in horticultural and food science in New Zealand. The
Institute has developed a strong international reputation for its
research, and in partnership with the New Zealand horticultural
industries, is making a significant contribution to maintaining New
Zealand’s position as a leading producer of high quality horticultural

Our Environment and Risk Management group is seeking a plant
physiologist to join a multi-disciplinary team studying the impact of
plant architecture on kiwifruit growth and development. Candidates
should have a strong interest in the physiology of plant architecture
and an appreciation of biochemical or molecular approaches to
physiological problems. An understanding of the role climate plays in
plant growth would be an advantage. A commitment to the development of
collaborative research with staff based at other centres will be

Key personal attributes include:
- the ability to complete work to agreed deadlines
- effective communication and presentation skills
- a commitment to  developing innovative research initiatives
- strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to team work

This permanent position is based at HortResearch’s Te Puke Research
Centre, which is at the heart of New Zealand’s prime kiwifruit producing
region. The region includes the nearby city of Tauranga where rapid
growth is supported by an expanding economic base and an outstanding
lifestyle based on a superb climate and marine setting.

Enquiries may be sent to Dr Elspeth MacRae: 
email: emacrae at hort.cri.nz 
telephone: (64  9)815 4200 ext. 7252 
  -or Dr John Palmer:
email: jpalmer at hort.cri.nz 
telephone:  (64  9) 528 9106

by 30 September 1999. Further information on HortResearch is available
at www.hort.cri.nz

John W. Palmer
Hort Research
Nelson Research Centre
PO Box 220
New Zealand

Tel 03 528 9106: Fax 03 528 7813: Direct dial 03 528 0704
E-mail jpalmer at hort.cri.nz

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