Esther Stuck

+64 (0)27 4608504


As a confident and enthusiastic Marine Science Graduate I am very motivated to continue with a career I am very passionate about. I have always felt very comfortable communicating with others clearly and professionally while being able to work independently but also as part of a team. I enjoy challenges and have a very high work ethic where I strive to achieve goals on time and to the to the highest standard while always having patience for others and attention to detail.

Work experience

Work experience

Trade Assistant

Aug 2015 - Present

Assisting contractor with wharf repairs associated with Prime Port, Timaru

Assisting with formwork and concrete pours

Research Assistant

Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
University of Otago New Zealand Marine Studies Centre

Collecting and handling marine organisms, including in field sampling Using epi-fluorescence to analyze bacteria under microscope. Using dissolved O2 probe and spectroflurometer. Working in biological laboratory prepping an analyzing microbes from sub-Antarctic waters.


Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
New Zealand Marine Studies Centre University of Otago

Mentoring gifted and talented children to carry out group experiments revolving around marine systems. Running shore based activities for primary school children. Setting up aquarium tanks to undertake long term experiments. Teaching NCEA Level 3 biology practical investigations for year 13 students


Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
University of Otago

Demonstrator of first year‘ Global Marine Systems' marine science paper and first year' Animal Biology' paper. Explaining and making clear ideas and aiding in practical experiments/dissections.


Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Product Placements Ltd. University of Otago

In store demonstrations of various products. Product Sampling. Customer Service. Setting up in-store stations

Research Assistant

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Dragonfly Ltd

Contract work to complete beach surveys on NZ southland beaches to estimate Toheroa shellfish abundances and densities. Laying transects, digging quadrates.


Nov 2012 - Oct 2013
University of Otago
Educator at Science Wananga held in Te Araroa and Picton NZ Teaching Maori students about the biology of marine invertebrates and how ocean acidification affects marine organism




2013 - 2014
University of otago

Masters in Marine Science with Distinction


2011 - 2012
University of Otago

Postgraduate Diploma in Marine science


2008 - 2011
University of Otago

Majoring in Zoology, Minor in Marine Science

Timaru Girls High School

2003 - 2007
Timaru Girls High

NCEA Level 3, UE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Statistics and Calculus