Vacancy for Economic Analyst or Associate Economist closing 10-Aug-16

LandcareResearch_180x75If you…

  • 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 reest@landcareresearch.co.nz. 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.

Vacancy for Economist or Senior Economist closing 21-Jul-16

LandcareResearch_180x75Landcare Research is recruiting an experienced and motivated economist to conduct and lead research in natural resource economics, focusing on multi-sector modelling and analysis.

We are specifically seeking a researcher with strong technical and analytical skills in spatially explicit modelling, computable general equilibrium modelling, partial equilibrium modelling, and/or other computational approaches. The incumbent will also have strong programming skills in high-level language(s) used for mathematical/economic modelling (e.g. GAMS, MATLAB, Mathematica) and experience with programming languages typically used in scientific applications (e.g. Python, C++, Fortran). A PhD in economics, agricultural/natural resource economics, or another relevant discipline with 3+ years of post-PhD experience is desirable, although exceptional candidates with Masters degrees or PhDs with less experience are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will join the Economics and Land Use Modelling group, part of Landcare Research’s Governance and Policy science team. This multi-disciplinary team holds expertise in environmental economics, geography, spatial modelling, sustainable business, Maori research, collaborative governance, planning, and risk management. As an organisation, Landcare Research is leading innovation in protecting and enhancing the terrestrial environment while growing prosperity. We collaborate with research institutes in New Zealand and abroad in fulfilling this mission.

As an employee of Landcare Research, you will enjoy generous employment benefits, including generous leave, a contribution to retirement savings, and international relocation costs, if required. This full-time, 2 year fixed term position is based at our Auckland office.

Enquiries about the position may be directed to brownp@landcareresearch.co.nz. 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 18208NZAE.

Applications close Thursday 21 July 2016 at 5pm.