Postdoctoral Fellow - Food for Future Consumers

Updated: 4 months ago


Lincoln University is the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, the Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 700 staff.
The Centre of Excellence in Food for Future Consumers is a new multidisciplinary research unit hosted in the Faculty of Agriculture & Life Science. Staff aligned to the Centre are conceptualising, designing and testing innovations; assessing consumer attitudes and behaviours towards these; and modelling the appropriate business models and value chains to ensure value is returned to New Zealand.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to provide research that contributes to and advances the programme of the Centre of Excellence in Food for Future Consumers. The research will create and disseminate new knowledge on how consumers in significant international markets for New Zealand exports respond to different types of provenance claims, including Māori. This may also focus on innovative foods and alternative proteins.

To be considered for this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include economics, value chain analysis and marketing
  • A developing record of research and publication.
  • A knowledge of global trends and issues in consumers and value chains and the ability to apply this knowledge in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Expertise in qualitative social research methods, and a sound understanding of quantitative methods.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with people from a diverse range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • A current, full NZ drivers licence 

This is a fulltime, fixed term position till June 2021.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.
For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page  or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business partner, on 03 423 0312.
Applications close on Monday 21/09/2020 at 9am

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