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Ngā Kaiarotake Rangahau Research Assessors

We currently have two vacancies for Ngā Kaiarotake Rangahau Research Assessors. Apply by Monday 30 Whiringa-ā-rangi November 2020.

Mō Te Apārangi About Us

Royal Society Te Apārangi is an independent statutory organisation that advances and promotes the humanities, mātauranga, science and technology in Aotearoa New Zealand through research funding, expert advice, hapori community outreach engagement and rewarding and acknowledging excellence.

We are an organisation of about 47 kaimahi staff, based in Thorndon, Wellington.

The role(s) report to the Tumu Pūtea Maruārangi Director Research Funding.

Pūtake Tūranga Role Purpose

This position will involve providing support for, and operation of, a monitoring, reporting and evaluation system for research projects which have been assigned funding by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.  The role of Kaiarotake Rangahau Research Assessor also encompasses supporting and providing administrative services for the various funding opportunities on offer.  The team administers several Government research funds, including the Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, the James Cook Research Fellowships, the Rutherford Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships, and the Catalyst Fund.  The Research Funding team works collectively and has responsibility to cover a broad range of disciplines in social sciences, mātauranga, science, humanities and technology.  You will enjoy working with Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading researchers, international experts, and international research organisations.

You will be involved with:

  • Maintaining a reporting and evaluation system for Research Fund contracts, over the life cycle of the projects.
  • Operating a monitoring system for Research Fund contracts that includes relationships with researchers through both email and site visits.
  • Providing support for the administration of the Research Fund bidding rounds.
  • Actively promoting and publicising the individual Research Funds
  • Communications development & dissemination for the Funds to key stakeholders and hapori communities

You will need to demonstrate:

  • A high level of technical expertise with a relevant PhD qualification.  We currently have strengths in the humanities and social sciences, biological, chemical and earth sciences and are looking for complementary disciplines — especially within the domains of the physical sciences and mātauranga Māori.
  • Experience within a professional research environment;
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;
  • Understanding and ability to engage in āhuatanga Māori (values, culture, tikanga and te reo) or a desired commitment to align with the kaupapa wānanga values of the Society;
  • Knowledge of the New Zealand research funding landscape;
  • Understanding of communications channels and audience engagement.

Wā Roanga Tenure

We currently have two positions available.  One is a permanent full-time position while the other is to provide for a period of parental leave of 10 months.  Please indicate which role is your preference and/or whether you would like to be considered for either position.

Te Mahi Job Description

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You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident eligible to work in New Zealand.

Whakaurua Apply 

Is this mahi work for you?  Please submit a stunning CV and covering pānui letter of no more than 4 pages combined to hr@royalsociety.org.nz by 10:00am Monday 30 Whiringa-ā-rangi November 2020. Kia kaha!