I am seeking science
field technician employment for projects undertaking remote or mountainous
research related to Glaciology or Climate Change. I am also interested in
employment related to field camp logistics and management.
I am currently employed
by the New Zealand Antarctic Programme as the Science Technician at Scott Base
(2nd season). I have extensive experience in working and recreating
in remote and mountainous areas, am dynamic, have an easy going nature and work
well both independently and in a team environment.
Below is an abridged summary
of skills and experiences that I believe are useful and relevant for
mountainous field work.
I have a Master of
Science degree in Glaciology (2007) from the University of Canterbury, New
Zealand, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology.
My position at Scott
Base is to run and maintain all long term science instruments and weather stations,
as well as supporting various science events in the field.
Remote Antarctic field
events that I have supported include:
Glaciology of the Ross Ice Shelf –
GPR surveying of ice sheet structure and high precision GPS surveying of
velocity stake network.
Glacial geomorphology rock sampling for Cosmogenic Dating in Transantarctic Mountains
Water chemistry and microbiology sampling at Britina Island
Weather station installation in a microclimate mesh network, Ross Ice Shelf
Geomagnetic observations in the Transantarctic Mountains
Temperature/Humidity data collection within the historic huts for
Prior to this position,
I was running the hydrology flood warning network on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand, and undertaking long
term water quality monitoring. In this role, I have been involved in the
design, installation, and maintenance of mountain weather stations and
maintaining the telemetry of the network. My role also involved working with
emergency services, and liaising with various agencies to process and provide
I have spent a number
of summer seasons guiding in New
Zealand, including 2 seasons trek guiding on
the Milford Track, and a season Glacier Guiding on the Franz Josef Glacier.
Amongst other travel,
I have spent 2 months trekking in Nepal,
and 4 months cycling through Sri
Lanka and Ladark (NW India).
Please email me for a
complete CV, or give me a call if you have possible employment available.