Landcare Research is looking for an Information Visualisation - Geospatial Data Specialist, New Zealand


Landcare Research is looking for an Information Visualisation - Geospatial Data Specialist to join its Informatics team.
Landcare Research (a Crown Research Institute) is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation. Our research and technology developments are focused on New Zealand's most important environmental issues: bio-security, pest management, biodiversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, impacts of rural land use, urban environmental management and sustainable business.

We have a position available in our Informatics development team for a geospatial and information visualisation specialist. We develop solutions to support research and research outcomes through a range of web-based tools and location-based information visualisations approaches. We seek a person who is passionate about visualising information and creating new ways to enable a wide spectrum of end users from citizens to scientists to government to visualise, explore and understand environmental information.

Qualifications and Experience

•    An advanced degree, such as a PhD or Masters in the areas of geospatial information visualisation and design, and/or several years of working in industry or undertaking research in related fields
•    A proven record of best practice and standards based web/design/visualisation/ visual communication based development experience and should be able to demonstrate that you have an eye for designing and implementing with the user experience in mind
•    While not essential, several years experience in web programming and/or contributing to the web development process would be highly desirable.

If you are looking for a dynamic and invigorating environment and have an interest in environmental issues, biodiversity and environmental processes please apply through the Landcare Research website at Enquiries are welcome by contacting David Medyckyj-Scott at

The closing date for applications is 21st October 2011 (New Zealand time).

Please visit our Informatics team blog ( for an overview of the team’s activities.