This is an exciting opportunity and experience not to be missed to undertake your postdoctoral studies with New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC).

In this role you will be supporting an international team of lead authors writing Chapter 7 (Agriculture) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report.


Based at our stunning Palmerston North Grasslands campus, this is a 2-year fixed term placement reporting directly to a New Zealand lead author, Dr Harry Clark. A specific purpose of the position is to increase knowledge and capability of an early career scientist in the IPCC process.  It will further contribute to the implementation and management of writing of Chapter 7 (Agriculture) through ensuring that the following duties are achieved:





  • Identification and compilation of references related to the objectives of the report
  • Assistance in authoring original material for inclusion in the chapter
  • Keeping control of references
  • Managing content of the chapter
  • Assisting the NZ authors in compiling, revising and organising chapter contributions
  • Assisting in the design and development of figures and tables
  • Monitoring overlaps or inconsistencies across chapter
  • Keeping record of reviews responses up to date and accurate in formal reporting
  • Assisting authors during online meetings and at Lead Author meetings e.g. note taking, co-ordinating correspondence between authors and co-ordinating on-line meeting times


About you

  • PhD degree in agricultural science or related field
  • Has a background in research related to climate change and agricultural greenhouse gases, in particular agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation, policy and/or modelling.
  • Evidence of publications in high impact scientific journals.
  • Outstanding English communication and written capabilities. Fluency in a second major international language is highly desirable.


AgResearch provide a diverse range of benefits including flexible working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments.

You can view the full list here: 


How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today on the link below including your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.


For a confidential discussion contact Harry Clark, NZAGRC Director on 06 351 8334


Applications close: 23 August 2019,34428.html