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Research Analyst & Writer - Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor

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Job Listing Date
10 Oct 2018
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Government & Defence, Government

Research Analyst & Writer - Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor

The Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia, has an exciting opportunity within a prestigious team for a talented and enthusiastic research analyst and science writer. If you are a highly-motivated individual keen to use your science to make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand, this position could be for you.

The Office has a small team, and advises on a very wide range of subjects. We aim to act as a trusted, independent, inclusive, accessible, bridge between science, society, and government, and we want your skills to contribute to that vision.

Who are we looking for?

  • Our ideal candidate has a breadth of knowledge, an open mind and an appetite to learn new disciplines and ways of thinking
  • You will need to be adept at synthesising scientific evidence to inform policy, and presenting your work in an accessible style, across a variety of formats, for a variety of audiences
  • Experience in scientific disciplines complementary to those in the team, with a relevant PhD, is essential
  • You will be adaptable to changing priorities, composed under pressure, respond well to challenges, be committed to the efforts of the Office to respect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promote inclusion, diversity and transparency
  • You will need to be prepared to go the extra mile to meet tight deadlines on occasions, and be a good team player with a sense of humour

For an informal, confidential discussion of this role, please contact Ben Jeffares, Director of the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, at ben.jeffares@auckland.ac.nz or on +64 (0)9 923 4132.

Why us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

Please include a writing sample along with your CV and cover letter, combined into one single document uploaded to your application.

Applications close Sunday, 28 October 2018.

For further information and to apply online pleaser visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.

The Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia, has an exciting opportunity within a prestigious team for a talented and enthusiastic research analyst and science writer. If you are a highly-motivated individual keen to use your science to make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand, this position could be for you.

The Office has a small team, and advises on a very wide range of subjects. We aim to act as a trusted, independent, inclusive, accessible, bridge between science, society, and government, and we want your skills to contribute to that vision.

Who are we looking for?

  • Our ideal candidate has a breadth of knowledge, an open mind and an appetite to learn new disciplines and ways of thinking
  • You will need to be adept at synthesising scientific evidence to inform policy, and presenting your work in an accessible style, across a variety of formats, for a variety of audiences
  • Experience in scientific disciplines complementary to those in the team, with a relevant PhD, is essential
  • You will be adaptable to changing priorities, composed under pressure, respond well to challenges, be committed to the efforts of the Office to respect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promote inclusion, diversity and transparency
  • You will need to be prepared to go the extra mile to meet tight deadlines on occasions, and be a good team player with a sense of humour

For an informal, confidential discussion of this role, please contact Ben Jeffares, Director of the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, at ben.jeffares@auckland.ac.nz or on +64 (0)9 923 4132.

Why us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

Please include a writing sample along with your CV and cover letter, combined into one single document uploaded to your application.

Applications close Sunday, 28 October 2018.

For further information and to apply online pleaser visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.

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