- are adept at using economic theory and applied tools such as mathematical programming and/or econometric analysis,
- have strong critical thinking, writing and quantitative research skills
- have a strong interest in conducting research in natural resource economics and environmental policy for New Zealand and the Pacific region
then this is the job for you.
Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation. We are always looking to find new ways improve the quality of life and economic well-being through healthy land environments.
Our Governance and Policy Team seeks an Economic Analyst or Associate Economist to join its Economics and Land Use Modelling group. This is a great opportunity to support our senior economists in areas such as economic behaviour, sustainable business practice, natural resource valuation, and economic modelling.
The position is suited to new or established researchers with a post-graduate diploma or certificate, honour’s or Master’s degree in economics or a closely related field.
The successful candidate will have:
- Strong critical thinking, writing and quantitative skills, particularly in mathematical programming and/or econometrics.
- Well-developed economic intuition
- Experience undertaking research and writing results for diverse audiences
- The ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
It is highly desirable that the successful candidate will:
- Have familiarity with natural resource economics, land use, and issues of major environmental concern to New Zealand and the Pacific
- Have experience with primary data collection, data manipulation and/or geographic information systems (GIS).
This position offers the opportunity for professional growth and career development. In addition, as a valued employee of Landcare Research, you will enjoy generous employee benefits such as competitive remuneration, additional leave, life cover, income maintenance and enhanced contributions to retirement savings. This full-time, open term position can be based at either our Auckland (preferred), or Lincoln office.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and to demonstrate proficiency in quantitative analysis.
Enquiries about the position may be directed to email@example.com. For further details about our organisation, visit our website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz.
To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 18206NZAE.
Applications close Sunday, 10 August 2016 at 5pm.