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We know that our future will be driven by talented, passionate people who learn from and spark off each other, and who are empowered to achieve more.
Working at AgResearch
We are committed to attracting and retaining people of the highest calibre, with many of our scientists leading the world in their field. The significance of the work we do, along with our reputation for excellence and our clear sense of purpose, are all driving factors in the global recognition our scientists receive.
We have over 650 staff at campuses across Aotearoa New Zealand, in Manawatū, Canterbury, Waikato and Otago. AgResearch offers a whanau-friendly environment, supporting our people to maintain a work-life balance, including flexible working arrangements.
Benefits of working for AgResearch
We care about our people’s health and well-being and offer a range of benefits to make sure our people feel supported and enjoy being part of the AgResearch team, including:
Five weeks of annual leave each year, with an opportunity to purchase up to three additional weeks annually
Life and Income protection insurance of up to 1x annual base salary and income protection of up to 75% of base salary for up to two years
Subsidised Southern Cross Medical Insurance
Biennial eye tests and subsidy for eyewear up to $400 every two years through Specsavers.
Free flu injections annually
Subsidised gym memberships with partnering universities
Access to special offers and privileges through selected retailers through our My Boost app
Access to onsite and offsite workplace support professionals for advice or counselling for you and your whanau
Free mole and skin checks for employees who regularly work outdoors.
Our Early Career Group (ECG) is an inclusive AgResearch community for those starting their science careers to share ideas and expertise, provide career support, create opportunities for professional and personal development, discuss career progression, and network with Crown Research Institutes.
Learning and development opportunities to continue your career growth
Salary top-up for 16 weeks to eliminate financial pressures during those first few months while parents are on parental leave.
AgResearch’s four locations, spread across Aotearoa New Zealand, are designed to balance our national and regional science priorities as well as make the most of opportunities to co-locate with our research partners.
We play a key role in delivering new knowledge and technologies to support the agricultural sector. Our Science Areas are interconnected and help create smart, sustainable farming sustems, and the most sought-after food and bio-products in the world. We're always keen to hear from talented people looking for their next role.
We play a key role in delivering new knowledge and technologies to support the agricultural sector. Our science areas are interconnected and help create smart, sustainable farming systems, and the most sought-after food and bio-products in the world.