New Zealand Government – Wellington – Upper Hutt – Job Description We are looking for a Senior Scientist with expertise in veterinary microbiology and passion for protecting New Zealand’s production, companion and native animals from exotic and emerging diseases. This permanent position is based in the Bacteriology and Aquatic Animal Diseases team within New Zealand’s National Animal Health Laboratory. You will be an integral part of the team, leading development, validation and conduct of diagnostic tests for a wide range of animal diseases, implementing new technologies, training laboratory staff, preparing and participating in biosecurity responses and collaborating with other scientists both nationally and internationally. Key skills and educational requirements We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with an applicable PhD in biological sciences or post-graduate degree in veterinary science and experience in animal health diagnostics. Experience in molecular techniques and bioinformatics will be an advantage. Our id… – Permanent – Full-timeApply for this job.