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Science Community

AgResearch is one of New Zealand’s leading research organisations employing about five percent of New Zealand scientists.  We are committed to attracting and retaining people of the highest calibre with many of our scientists leading the world in their field. 

Collectively we are networked to more than 100 prestigious scientific organisations worldwide with our scientists travelling internationally to undertake research, network and present at conferences.  Nearly 65% of our employees are involved in scientific research, and over a third of these are qualified at doctorate level.

Management & Support Careers

No company can survive without a solid management and support structure; at AgResearch you’ll find beyond our scientific opportunities an excellent range of management and support careers.  And that’s not all – there are a number of AgResearch farms spread across New Zealand which enable our scientists to carry out science on commercially viable high performing farms.  We employee specialists in this area too from farm managers to general farm workers.


AgResearch strives to support students by offering our facilities and a supervisor for a period of time particularly over the summer months helping the overall achievement of the student’s qualifications.

Occasionally there are opportunities for scholarships, grants or stipend arrangements.

Benefits of Working with Us

AgResearch has four main New Zealand campuses.  Each campus is set in park-like surrounds providing a comfortable and friendly environment where people can enjoy their work, find a quiet space to think, interact with colleagues and take some time to relax. 

As part of our culture, employees are encouraged to take personal accountability for their performance and to support and challenge each other.  We take the time to recognise individual capabilities and qualities, providing as much challenge and development as we can.

We are fortunate to offer a number of unique benefits including:

  • An in-house Learning & Development team providing internal and external training opportunities
  • New Zealand Immigration Accredited
  • Employee assistant programmes
  • Health benefits including life insurance, annual flu vaccinations, eye tests, access to occupational health advisors
  • Employer group discounts for health insurance, general insurance, banking schemes.

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