22 Jan 2022

Permanent Te Pūnaha Matatini | Research Operations Coordinator

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place a strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Te Whiwhinga mahi |The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Research Operations Coordinator to join our Faculty of Science Research Services team, providing high-quality support for Te Pūnaha Matatini.

You will be responsible for running the operational facilitation of a Centre of Research Excellence including coordination and executive support to the Directors, Research Operations Manager and researchers.

You will act as a conduit between the research centre and other people/organisations both within the University and externally and ensure centre processes and activities are managed as efficiently and consistently as possible.

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.

Te Pūnaha Matatini brings together different disciplines, ways of thought, methods, and crucially, people to define, and then solve society’s thorny interconnected problems. The expertise of our researchers spans the breadth of human knowledge, from computational sciences to environmental economics, and from linguistics to Indigenous philosophy to mathematical biology.

Te Pūnaha Matatini recognises and celebrates the distinct status of Māori as tangata whenua, and is committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The team at Te Pūnaha Matatini are inclusive, respectful of difference and value the diverse peoples of our varied communities. They support access and inclusion through practices and processes that encourage balance, flexible working, and wellbeing. Te Pūnaha Matatini is committed to safety, supporting their people, promoting inclusion, and preventing bullying and discrimination.

As a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence comprised of members from diverse backgrounds, organisations, and lived experiences, Te Pūnaha Matatini is committed to the open exchange of ideas, freedom of thought and expression, and respectful debate.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate would have a relevant tertiary qualification and experience working in a research environment, or relevant work experience in a tertiary research environment. You will need to have strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, with the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Be proactive, with the ability to use initiative and self-manage workloads
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with strong written communication
  • Proactively organise and coordinate events
  • Have experience of working in a complex and diverse environment
  • Enjoy working collaboratively and have the flexibility to adapt and work effectively in a variety of situations

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 4th February 2022 to be considered. Please include your CV and a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this role.

Please reach out to Ruth Withers via r.withers@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for seven days on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Friday, 4th February 2022

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Permanent.

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