44486 - Scientist - Stakeholder & Consumer Insights - Plant & Food Research

Updated: 7 days ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 23 Oct 2021


Stakeholder & Consumer Intelligence

Mt Albert Research Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Vacancy number: 44486

A bit about us

At Plant & Food Research, 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 to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable systems.

What you will be doing

This position will coordinate and conduct stakeholder and consumer science research on a range of projects, and interact with other science teams and external clients, to deliver on Plant & Food Research's (PFR) strategic direction. Responsibilities include participating in the planning, scheduling and co-ordinating of detailed phases of work, conducting fieldwork and analyses, and report writing/publication crafting.

An additional responsibility includes taking an active role in developing and implementing new approaches in stakeholder and consumer science.  A central component of this position will be the use of qualitative methods; some experience with quantitative methods would be of benefit. 

What you will need

  • Ideally a PhD in social science or a related relevant field (e.g. marketing, psychology, consumer behaviour)
  • Experience with interpretivist design, methodologies, and analyses
  • Expertise in qualitative methods for consumer research, with a proven track record in preparing written reports.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and expertise in facilitating the completion of projects on time and to high standards
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An ability to develop and maintain key industrial relationships
  • Willingness and ability to participate in evening research on occasion, and travel outside of Auckland (including overseas) as required for research project completion.
  • A full New Zealand drivers licence

What you will get

The opportunity to work within a friendly, team based environment and to contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for being a great place to work!

At Plant & Food Research, we encourage career development and work/life balance and offer excellent employee benefits, including onsite childcare facilities, generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation and subsidised health insurance.

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