AgResearch is the Crown Research Institute tasked with delivering leading agricultural science and innovation to benefit the wider New Zealand economy. Our internationally recognised scientists work across the agricultural sectors in collaboration with a range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally, putting science and innovation at the forefront. We are a unique organisation that is driving prosperity by transforming agriculture.

We are committed to attracting and retaining people of the highest calibre, and there is a range of employee benefits on offer at AgResearch, including learning and development opportunities, access to Southern Cross Medical Insurance Group Scheme, Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance, and other health benefits (such as free flu injections, free mole and skin checks for outdoor employees). We offer generous leave provisions including a 5th week annual leave and you will be working in beautiful, green, open campus surroundings.

AgResearch offers flexible working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. Flexible working arrangements can include remote working, flexible working hours, part-time and job-share opportunities depending on the position.

Past Flexible Jobs

Senior Food Scientist

  • Permanent Flexible
  • Palmerston North

Flexible working options. Working within the Dairy Foods Team, opportunity to lead scientific research and technology development, and convert these into successful R&D projects. Need a relevant PhD degree in food science and experience/ knowledge working with dairy/food industry.

PMO Manager

  • Permanent Flexible
  • Christchurch

Flexible working options. Provide a centre of excellence for Project Management to the business, including governance, reporting on risk, and confirming mitigation strategies are in place. Require a Bachelor's degree in science, finance, business or project management, and 5-10 years’ of demonstrated PMO leadership experience.