55803 Science Publication Office Coordinator - Plant & Food Research

Updated: 17 days ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 31 May 2024

Science Publication Office Coordinator (Fixed Term)
Science Publication Office
Auckland, Lincoln, Hawke's Bay or Palmerston North

Vacancy number 55763
Fixed Term Fulltime (38 hours per week; 9 months)

Work in one of New Zealand's leading science organisations. You will be part of a team of Science Publication Editors facilitating communication and collaboration across departments. If you are a natural problem-solver and have a passion for driving projects forward, we want to hear from you. Join us and become an integral part of our dynamic team.   

What you will be doing | Ngā whāinga matua
Although we need you to learn the status quo as below, we ultimately want your tech savvy input coupled with your coordinator skillset to help improve our online tracking system. Eventually you will be advising our in-house tech team on changes to help improve our process improvement. 

Before that we want you to learn what we do now. Therefore, your time will be spent using your specialist responsibilities coordinating the operation of the Science Publication Office's online tracking system (SPTS), to ensure efficient and effective passage of publications through the internal review processes. 

This will support the delivery of high-quality papers, reports, articles, presentations and other scientific outputs to our clients and other target audiences. Where required, you will also assist in the preparation, formatting and delivery of commercial and internal reports.

You will be working collaboratively, especially with the other members of the Science Publication Office team, and with our scientists and business support staff.

What you will bring | Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako
To be successful in this role, the minimum qualifications required are:

  • you will have five years' experience in an administration role or similar function that includes maintenance of database and spreadsheet software applications and document production.
  • High levels of accuracy and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including advanced PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook skills will be essential, with experience of Foxit or other PDF software also desirable.
  • You will have an appreciation of document layout and design.

Key personal requirements will be your flexible approach and ability to understand, communicate and liaise with creatively thinking scientific staff, and with clients to ensure their needs are met, whilst managing competing workloads and some tight deadlines.

A copy of the Position Description is available for you to view once you click on the 'apply' button.

What you will get | Ngā hua o tēnei tūranga
The opportunity to work within a friendly, team-based environment that encourages and supports work-life balance, and to contribute to exciting projects with an organisation which has an excellent reputation for its science and for being a great place to work! At PFR, we offer excellent employee benefits and flexibility, such as: 

  • Focus on health and wellbeing with enhanced sick leave
  • Flexible work - work from home and flexible hours
  • Additional days off

About us | Ko wai mātou
At Plant & Food Research, Rangahau Ahumāra Kai, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science and technology to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest, create, prepare and share kai.   We have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help develop and deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable food systems.  We are on our journey towards becoming a meaningful and trusted partner to Māori, promoting the weaving of Mātauranga Māori and science to create growth and success for all of Aotearoa, New Zealand.



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