"Knowledge Broker": New role, applications open!

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We in the Deep South Challenge have established a critical new position, the "Climate Change Knowledge Broker". This person will play a critical role in the Deep South Challenge as a translator between disciplines, enabling connections between different research programmes for maximum impact. In particular, the Climate Change Knowledge Broker will focus on making the outputs from the New Zealand Earth System Model (NZESM) and associated climate models, accessible to research in other programmes within the Challenge as well as to external stakeholders. Applications close Monday 11 May.

The Deep South National Science Challenge is a government funded, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency research programme, funded until 30 June 2024. Our mission is to enable New Zealanders to anticipate, adapt, manage risk and thrive in a changing climate.

We're looking for a multi-talented individual who is as comfortable engaging with our researchers and stakeholders, as they are developing data products to tell the story of New Zealand's future climate.

The role provides an exciting opportunity to work across a nationally significant research programme and link our research and climate projections with the needs of New Zealanders.

We need someone who can listen, translate and lead two-way engagement between our stakeholders and researchers with the aim of the right information ending up in the right place.

You will also be data literate and able to lead the delivery of data products from our climate projections to stakeholders, so that they are useful and used.

You'll work closely with the Challenge Director, Engagement Team and the wider leadership team, to identify and lead the transfer of knowledge both within the Challenge and from the Challenge to stakeholders.  

You will have at least a bachelor's degree in an area of Environmental Science or Environmental Management, and ideally a postgraduate qualification. These will be accompanied by knowledge and skills in handling large data sets, ideally from climate models, and experience leading engagement between researchers and stakeholders. You will have excellent communication skills and a creative side eager to solve problems.

Apply here.