Senior Economics Researcher - Manaaki Whenua

Updated: 10 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 01 Nov 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic economic researcher who is familiar withissues of major environmental concern to New Zealand and the Pacific region, such as biodiversity, ecosystem services, land-use change, water, climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource constraints, and sustainable growth.

About the opportunity

The purpose of this role is to conduct research using social science (including economics) to inform and enhance public policies that foster environmentally sustainable resource use and economic growth in New Zealand and the Pacific.

This position is open term (permanent), full time and is based at our Hamilton site. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is 30 March 2020.

About you

You will possess a PhD in economics, natural resource/environmental economics, agricultural economics, economic geography, public policy, or other relevant discipline. You will have experience undertaking research with strong policy implications and/or experience working in the public sector, and have skills in preparing revenue-generating proposals.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution.

What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

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Applications close on Friday 1 November 2019 at 5pm NZT

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