First listed on: 05 June 2020

Associate Research Director - Enablers

  • 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…

  1. Strategy
  2. Investments
  3. Delivery
  4. Capability
  5. Enablers

…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 – Enablers will be accountable for ensuring underpinning science-associated support functions are fit for purpose and enable change. They will provide high-level direction setting and oversight of science administration, research/business/data analytics, specialist project management skills and tools, knowledge management, and science metrics reporting.

Working closely with Technical and Digital Services, they will also drive our eResearch platform throughout the organisation via strategic design and implementation.

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in science or technology project management and extensive experience in similar leadership roles within research-based organisations where innovation and thought leadership is a strategic goal.

Our Benefits

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:

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.

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