Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Zealand: Researcher Position in Economic Modelling

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Researcher to join our economic modelling team, conducting leading policy-oriented research into environmental and sustainability issues.

If you have a PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience in resource, environmental, ecological (or other relevant branch) of applied economics, then this exciting and varied role in an interdisciplinary research environment may be for you. You will contribute your recognised expertise in modelling and analysis to a range of research projects. Projects are typically interdisciplinary, and usually involve collaborations with other leading research groups in New Zealand or overseas. You will have opportunities to lead and manage projects, and to develop proposals for new research.

In addition to the required qualifications and experience, we are specifically seeking researchers with strong technical and analytical skills and a track record of research in input-output analysis, partial equilibrium modelling, and/or computable general equilibrium modelling. We welcome applications from international candidates.

Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost research institute in the area of sustainable development, with research strengths in ecosystems, rural land use impacts, greenhouse gas & carbon sinks, urban sustainability, biosecurity, and corporate and government contributions to sustainable development. We have around 400 staff, in six principal locations across New Zealand.

You will be a member of Landcare Research’s Built Environments, Sustainability and Society team as well as the New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics (NZCEE). This position is full-time and permanent.

You will be based at our Lincoln office, just 20 minutes away from Christchurch. Christchurch, the garden city of New Zealand, is well-known for its natural and architectural beauty with beautiful 19th century buildings, extensive gardens, and sandy beaches.

Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua strives to be an “employer of choice”. As an employee of Landcare Research, you will enjoy generous employment benefits - including a contribution to superannuation/pension savings and relocation costs if required. Landcare Research is also an Accredited Employer with the New Zealand Immigration Service. If required, assistance with visa requirements will be provided.

For further information please contact James Lennox, Lennoxj[ at ] or phone (03) 3219718. To view the position description and to apply, please visit our website

Applications close Friday, 24 October 2008.