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Our Main Business Activity
AgResearch comprises a number of renowned New Zealand research centres; most importantly we are made up of individual scientists, technicians and their teams. Their work targets the key issues faced by the pastoral and biotechnology sectors leading to innovative products and systems that benefit all New Zealanders. Essentially, AgResearch’s role is to help New Zealand remain the leading produce of quality pastoral products in the face of significant international challenges.

Who We Are
We are a government owned entity charged with operating on a full commercial basis. Employing just under 1000 staff, including around 300 PhD’s we are NZ’s largest Crown Research Institute. Our consistent profitability enables us to reinvest in our scientific capability to maintain and enhance the support we provide to New Zealand’s pastoral and biotechnology sectors.

Our People
Our people come from various locations across the globe forming a cohesive group of dedicated scientists, researchers, farmers and business support people at our five New Zealand campuses. Passion and vibrancy provide the drive and momentum that enables each of our staff to contribute to the New Zealand and international agricultural and pastoral sectors. It is an amazing place to be and there is a feeling of pride, belonging and contributing to the greater good of New Zealand when you work with AgResearch.

Employment Opportunities
We welcome discussions and expressions of interest from people interested in joining our vibrant group in the following areas:
  • Science – scientists and engineers in fundamental and applied research and biotechnology based in agriculture
  • Technical - technicians and lab trained staff, including vacation workers and students
  • Business – business development, product commercialisation, IP protection, farm managers and farm workers, administration, finance, legal, marketing, communication, human resources, IT, library and facilities.
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