We are looking for Principal Scientists and Research Scientists to work with the research base and a group of amazing and innovative companies to make this a reality. Do you want to be in at the start of something amazing, challenging and fun?

With eight highly innovative companies collaborating to set PlantTech up, and with substantial support from the New Zealand Government to establish us as a Regional Research Institute, we are looking for talented staff to work on challenging AI, Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems challenges. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to live somewhere gorgeous, work on delivering excellent science and see the fruits of their labour enter the market and create real value. With the University of Waikato opening a Tauranga campus, focused on AI and business, its the chance to ride the crest of a wave in more ways than one.

Get in touch if you think you could be right for the challenge, and let's talk.

The Bay of Plenty has the best beaches in NZ. With perfect white sand and crystal blue waters, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. 

The Bay of Plenty has the best beaches in NZ. With perfect white sand and crystal blue waters, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. 

With 190 hectares of lakeland park with one of the best botanical collections of trees in the North Island, McLaren Falls is the perfect place to explore.

With 190 hectares of lakeland park with one of the best botanical collections of trees in the North Island, McLaren Falls is the perfect place to explore.


“We recognise that in order to compete in the technology space our sector needs new capabilities, as well as more traditional research partners. The PlantTech regional research institute concept offers an innovative way to grow these capabilities, and to work together with new and existing partners, to develop and commercialise technologies for the sector.”
— Carol Ward Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Zespri Group Ltd