- World-leading research organisation
- Drive science design and uptake
- Transform agriculture through innovation
AgResearch’s goal is to drive economic prosperity for New Zealand’s agricultural sector while incorporating the fundamental concepts of sustainability, social responsibility and Vision Mátauranga.
Built around our new Science Plan, we are currently reshaping our science structure to support a culture of innovation excellence that is future-focused, energised, vibrant and collaborative.
Five newly created Associate Research Directors (ARD) roles…
…will work collectively with the Research Director to lead our science staff in profitable, stakeholder-driven and strategy-led research. They will build a vital, science-driven innovation pipeline to meet current and future sector and societal needs.
Within this leadership cohort, the ARD – Capability will be accountable for ensuring our science capacity (both personnel and science-based infrastructure/equipment) is aligned to the current and future needs of AgResearch. Working closely with People & Culture, they will provide high-level direction setting and oversight of career progression opportunities, distinctive scientific expertise retention and growth, staff allocation/deployment and a culture shift to one of accountability, responsibility and heightened collaboration.
They will also oversee allocation of AgResearch’s Discovery Fund into science teams to generate early-stage, novel science and technology concepts that can feed our science engine and de-risk funding proposals and investment strategies.
We are seeking candidates with a strong background in science or technology management and extensive experience in similar leadership roles within research-based organisations where innovation and thought leadership is a strategic goal.
AgResearch provides a diverse range of benefits including flexible working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. You can view the full list here: http://www.agresearchcareers.co.nz/working-here/our-benefits/
How to apply
If this sounds like you, apply today on the link below with a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.
For further information please contact Janet Rowe on 0274280702.
Applications close: 18:00, 21 June 2020.