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(Senior) Investment Manager - Strategic Science Investments

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Science and Environment
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Be part of a new initiative in science that supports government goals in environmental, social and economic outcomes
  • Influential role across the science system
  • Make a difference at the national level


As an Investment Manager/Senior Investment Manager, you will utilise your contract management expertise to manage science investment decision making processes and relationships with contract holders to ensure they are delivering against the policy intention.  You will use your relationship management skills to develop constructive and informed relationships with CRIs, independent research organisations, National Science Challenges and sector groups.


Our work programme is focussed on five strategic areas of science investment:

  • National Science Challenges
  • Strategic science investment fund – Programmes
  • Strategic science investment fund - Antarctic
  • Regional research institutes 
  • Food Safety Centre

This is a great opportunity to get involved with science initiatives which supports government goals in improving environment, social and economic outcomes. 

This is an influential role which will see you working across the science system, tapping into existing networks and forming new relationships with business and research organisations, CRI's, industry and sectors in order to better understand what their perspectives are.  


We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • Experience working in a science related role either within a research organisation, University, business or government
  • Experience in setting priorities, and making decisions around where funding is invested
  • Knowledge of the sectors we are working in: E.g. biological industries, environment, social


In return, we offer you

MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance; with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities. 

Diversity is highly valued and managers work hard to ensure that staff are given opportunities to develop their skills and expertise. We work collaboratively within the branch and with others in MBIE, other Government agencies, and stakeholders.


How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now' button to register your details and submit your application.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For more information, download a copy of the position description, or contact Peter van de Merwe on


Applications close Friday 9 March 2017



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