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Wood Scientist

Study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of wood to improve the quality and diversity of timber products.


  • Study the chemical and physical nature of raw timber
  • Develop technology and processes to create various timber products such as pulp, paper, composite products and construction products
  • Develop processing and handling technologies to maximise effective use of raw materials

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy science
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy research
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • aptitude for mathematics or physics