Manager - Research & Innovation

Executive and Management Lincoln, Canterbury


Research Manager


Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university.


For more than 135 years we have focused on improving New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, skills and productivity – providing not just economic but environmental and societal benefits as a result.  It’s a proud past that the University is building on for the future, repositioning to ensure the changing needs of industry and communities continue to be met, here and overseas.


Lincoln Research Management Office (RMO) is a small, specialised team tasked with enabling Lincoln’s researchers to achieve success.  The team will collectively facilitate connections between researchers and external parties, assist with converting research outputs into beneficial outcomes, and ensuring the research expertise within Lincoln is accessible and utilised.


This is an exciting opportunity to position the University so that it has the best chance of securing monies from its traditional key research funders and new commercial and/or philanthropic research sources. You will be responsible for building a pipeline of new business from those funding leads, and recommending and leading the establishment of any appropriate legal structures that need may need developing in order to meet eligibility requirements.


You will provide expert advice on, and project manage the development, writing and submission of proposals in response to these funding opportunities.   You will have proven ability to initiate, manage and deliver business-oriented performance and outcomes, and consistently grow revenue research.  You will also demonstrate a successful track record as the primary securer of research funding, be it from public or private sources or similar.

Position Description 

If you have exceptional communication, writing and presentation skills coupled with proven experience in interpreting and responding to government policies and funding signals, this is an opportunity for you to make a difference at Lincoln University.

Attractive salary, benefits, and KPI bonus offered.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please email Andrew Smith Snr HR Advisor,

Applications close at 5.00pm on 5 March 2017 and should be accompanied by a covering letter, application form and CV.

How to apply - Further information, including a full job description, application form and person specification, is available on our website 

Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.