Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity
We are seeking a Research Assistant to provide project coordination for the MBIE funded research project entitled Assessing and Managing the Risk of Carcinogenic Erionite in New Zealand.
This is a multi-disciplinary project, with Principal Investigators in Environmental Sciences and Public Health across multiple universities.
Your role will be to ensure that administrative processes which support the functioning of the project are completed in a timely manner and to facilitate communication between all the teams.
This includes budget management and reporting as required by MBIE.
It’s important that you are able to provide effective and timely communication with end-users. It will be part of your responsibility to establish, strengthen and maintain relationships across a large group of stakeholders to support the ongoing development and maintenance of our website and webinar series.
You will also provide additional analytical, laboratory and field support as suited to your background and our areas of study.
As well as assisting with field / lab activities you will also have a hand in the preparation of manuscripts and research documentation, but the main focus of your activities will be centred on your ability to project manage, build relationships and get tasks done before deadlines are due.
Organisation and management
For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.
Mō tō mātou rōpū About the team
Ko te whare Pūtaiao The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.
Our erionite research team is led by a core team of 5 academics from across the University, who are supported by over 40 other research active academics in universities and research institutes as well as key stakeholders from industry.
We currently have 2 postdocs and 7 PhD students, as well as a number of research assistants working on the project. This dynamic research area is characterised by rapid change and effective inter-and intra-group communication is critical.
The group seeks to provide research support to develop the evidence base needed to ensure timely information on the risks posed by erionite in New Zealand, and key mitigation strategies, are communicated to a range of different stakeholders.
He kōrero mōu About you
We are seeking a Post-graduate, trained in a science or social science who has some knowledge of how to project manage. It would be helpful but not essential for you to have experience managing and synthesising qualitative and quantitative information for engagement and outreach purposes
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake Important Skills
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou What we offer
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities.
Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through :
In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.