Economist - Applied Economics - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, NZ
4d ago

Economist - Applied Economics

  • Exciting opportunity exists at Scion for an Economist (Applied Economics) to deliver world leading economics research.
  • Lead and promote quantitative economic research on the bioeconomy focusing on forestry and related land-uses.
  • Permanent fulltime position at Scion's Rotorua or Christchurch campuses.
  • Who are we?

    Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials.

    We lead new technology development for renewables, bio-products and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy in addition to our world renown leadership in forest science.

    About the Role

    Based at either our Rotorua or Christchurch campuses, this is a great opportunity for an Economist to lead the delivery of high-quality science to model drivers and outcomes of economics systems change, focusing on forests, forest products, bioproducts and land use.

    You will be a thought leader, pushing the boundaries of traditional economic analysis to establish better methods to inform the implementation of Scion's strategic impact areas.

    This is a role that can make a difference and deliver impactful solutions that can really drive change.

    Who are we looking for?

  • A PhD, or equivalent experience, with a minimum of five years' experience focussing on economic modelling policy development and analysis, quantitative analysis, resource economics, mathematical modelling & programming, and statistical analysis.
  • A proven track record in delivering high quality science publication, with an H-index of at least 4.
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills.
  • Other attributes that will make you great for the job include :

  • A passion for impact and a desire to make a difference.
  • A team player who is excited to work with and build relationships with multi-disciplinary teams across the organisation.
  • We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery .

    Scion offers an enviable working environment with excellent work / life balance initiatives, we are proud to offer :

  • A great career that enables positive outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • An enviable work environment with an enjoyable collaborative culture;
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer / EEO principles and;
  • A great work location on the edge of Rotorua's world famous Whakarewarewa Forest
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