Research Assistant - Te Manutaki

Lincoln University

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Canterbury

Seeking applications for a motivated administrator to join our Māori & Pacifica Development team. 

Mō te tūnga | The role

The Office of Māori and Pasifika Development operates on campus and right now our small friendly team are looking for a Research Assistant, with a passion for Mātauraka Māori.  The position will support one of the Project Investigators to fulfil the project objectives of an externally funded research project.

Some tasks of the role include:

  • Facilitating engagement with Māori - providing coordination support, collating data, meeting minutes, organising hui
  • Investigating commercial opportunities and impact for Māori - investigating, scope and design commercial opportunities and support networks for future economic value for Māori forestry interests
  • Research reporting
  • Support in participation of reviews in the work programme

This is a part time role of up to 15 hours per week, fixed term until December 2026.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako | Essential skills/experience for the role

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A post graduate qualification in research or another relevant field
  • Experience with engaging Māori and understanding Māori values as it pertains to te Taiao.
  • Experience with compiling, reviewing and synthesising data
  • Experience in drafting reports and implementation plan
  • Knowledge of social scientific research methodologies in Mātauraka Māori

Ngā hua ka riro ki a koe | What's in it for you?

As an employee of Lincoln University, you can reap the rewards of working with a supportive team that cares about you.

From day one you will be eligible to our staff benefits such as:

  • Supporting ongoing development
  • Work-life balance with a family-friendly, flexible work environment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Four weeks annual leave plus five paid university holiday days per year
  • Access to member benefits with the employer-based health insurance scheme
  • A state of the art, on-campus gym with discounted fees

Mō mātou | About us

As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it does not end there.

With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

Based on the outskirts of Christchurch with the stunning Southern Alps as a backdrop, Lincoln is the ideal location for outdoor adventure as well as city life with access to excellent schools, health, and recreation facilities.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

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