Senior Research Fellow - NZ Work Research Institute

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Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Senior Research Fellow - two positions

Full Time


The New Zealand Work Research Institute contributes to high-quality research (at both the national and international level) regarding people and work, with respect to labour market dynamics; employment relations; wellbeing and performance; diversity in the workplace; health and work; and the role of technology. Our research groups engage over 70 research experts to provide research that ticks the boxes for both academic rigour, as well as being relevant to policy makers in business, government, and the community in general.

We place emphasis on a collaborative approach and rank engagement with external stakeholders as a high priority.  The institute also provides commissioned work for a range of external clients, with recent examples including work for the United Nations Women, Productivity Commission, Ministry for Women, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. Further information on the institute can be found through our website at: .

Our current research projects focus on utilizing NZ's population-wide administrative database (the Integrated Data Infrastructure ) - which houses microdata about people and households, sourced from government agencies, as well as Statistics NZ surveys.

We are seeking to fulfill two economist positions: Senior Research Fellow. The positions are permanent appointments.

The key fields of interest are public economics; health, education and welfare; and labour and demographic economics.

Candidates must have: 

  • Strong empirical skills and experience using large linked administrative datasets
  • Interest in labour/health/education related topics
  • Highly competent using econometric software, such as Stata, SQL, R, etc.

Successful candidates will be expected to work in a team-based setting and publish high-quality applied research in labour, health, education economics and related fields. You will be working closely with the Director of the Institute, Professor Gail Pacheco and a core group of economists. Active participation in workshops and conferences is expected, as is the building of international research connections.  

AUT is ranked among the fastest growing young universities, with nearly 29,000 students (See Times Higher Education ranking information at ). AUT is also located in central Auckland, which is rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world's_most_livable_cities (for more information on both Auckland and New Zealand see ).

 Enquiries regarding these positions can be made by contacting Professor Gail Pacheco at     

Reference: 64559

Closing date: Tuesday 12th March 2019

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