Vacancy for Research Officer closes 19-Feb-18

Research Officer
Fixed term, full time

Lincoln University
Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, with a mission to tackle global challenges: Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well.  The University is committed to teaching and research excellence, and prides itself on its unique student experience and research culture that empowers its students, staff and graduates to make a real difference.  The University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries and has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.
The Division
The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) operates at Lincoln University, providing research expertise for a wide range of international, national and local organisations with a mission to exercise leadership in research for sustainable well-being. AERU has four main areas of focus which are; wellbeing economics; trade and the environment; economic development; and non-market valuations.
The Role
We are currently on the hunt for an experienced Research Officer to take on this fixed term role until the end of 2018 whilst one of our team members is on parental leave. As a Research Officer you will play a key role in facilitating the overall functioning of the Unit by assisting in all areas of research. You will initiate, develop and conduct research in a creative way for assigned research projects. You will also be expected to publish authored and co-authored articles and participate in presentations to research clients, industry and policy groups.
We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • A postgraduate Research Degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Excellent knowledge of the philosophical, methodological and practical aspects of research in data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Demonstrated potential or proven ability to undertake quality research including publishing or presenting the results;
  • The ability to achieve identified goals within a specified timeframe; and
  • Evidence of effective engagement in collaborative work, with internal colleagues, industry partners and other service providers.

Application Process
Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, come and be part of shaping its future.
All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.
For further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437.
International applicants: for further information about working in New Zealand please visit  
Applications should be received before 9:00am on Monday 19 February 2018.
Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

Dec 2017 AI (#60) includes a value of sunshine

Asymmetric Information Issue No. 60 


  • Editorial
  • An interview with Len Cook (by John Yeabsley)
  • The ‘Five Minute Interview’ (Bronwyn Croxson)
  • WEAI Conferences, 2018 and 2019
  • Blogwatch (by Paul Walker)
  • (Motu) Valuing Sunshine (by David Fleming, Arthur Grimes, Laurent Lebreton, David C. Maré, and Peter Nunns)
  • Changes to the Retail Trade Survey (Statistics NZ)
  • NEW MEMBERS (mid-July to mid-September 2017)
  • Research in Progress (Lincoln University)

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