Careers with MSL

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We are looking for talented scientists and engineers to help us grow New Zealand’s economy and wellbeing through access to world-class measurement standards and advice.

As a metrologist with New Zealand’s national metrology institute, you will have the opportunity to develop your technical career through fundamental and industrial metrology research, delivering training, calibration and consultancy services to customers, and collaborating on international metrology projects. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of one of the most important building blocks of New Zealand’s economy – ensuring industry measurements are accurate and traceable.

Specific metrology training is offered both within the Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) and through secondments to other national metrology institutes. Establishing an international scientific reputation is encouraged alongside building working relationships with New Zealand industry. As a result, many of our staff contribute to national and international committees and are recognised as experts in their field. Find out more about our people here.

A career with MSL will challenge you and provide you with opportunities to showcase your skills and abilities. For driven high achievers, you will be working with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential.

Please visit the Callaghan Innovation jobs portal(external link) to see all current opportunities.

Student internships

We hire paid student interns to work on research projects at MSL every summer (usually 3 months between November and February). We partner with Victoria University of Wellington to offer some internships and hire some interns directly.

If you are a physics or engineering student interested in these opportunities, please contact us.

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