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NZCER is looking for a Senior Statistician

Are you a critical thinker with expertise in statistical analysis? We're looking for a Senior Statistician to join our organisation. You will take a leadership role, managing projects and actively pursuing tender opportunities. Our statisticians and researchers will look to you for mentoring and support. You will bring experience in working as an applied statistician and ideally have a post graduate degree in theoretical or applied statistics. 

NZCER is an independent educational research organisation, with multiple research, evaluation, and advisory projects on the go at any time. The bulk of our contracts are won through competitive tenders, with some funded directly by the Crown. We also provide and support a suite of educational assessments, tools, and services, and have a publishing arm, NZCER Press. Our staff interact with people from across the education sector, from policy makers to learners, from early education to vocational training.

We welcome applications from people with:

  • at least 10 years experience working as an applied statistician
  • a relevant degree including core papers in mathematics and statistics
  • high digital literacy and expertise with data packages, including R
  • strong communication skills
  • the desire to develop as a leader
  • an ability in, and a desire to improve, te reo Māori
  • knowledge and understanding of the education sector in Aotearoa (desirable).

Our people have expertise in both research and practice, and we are strongly connected to the education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. We use the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working.

To apply for this permanent, full time (or as negotiated) position, please forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae showing how your skills match the position description

Your application should be addressed to Marie Sim, HR Advisor:

Closing date for applications is midday 8 February 2019. 

10 January 2019