Research and Development Specialist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/11064GOVS
  • Job Title: Research and Development Specialist
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About the role

The Government has set a target to increase research and development (R&D) expenditure in New Zealand to two per cent of GDP. One of the key initiatives to support this goal is the introduction of the Government’s new R&D Tax Incentive, which will provide a financial incentive (via a tax credit) to businesses to increase the amount they spend on R&D New Zealand.

Callaghan Innovation is partnering with Inland Revenue to deliver the R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI), leveraging each agency’s strengths and perspectives to deliver a high performing R&D service for New Zealand businesses. Callaghan Innovation brings skills in deep scientific and technological knowledge, and an understanding of commercial R&D programmes.

Reporting to the Team Manager, RDTI, the R&D Specialists will be responsible for applying their commercial R&D experience and background to assess RDTI applications, specifically ensuring the R&D component meets the defined criteria.

About you

We are building a new team working collaboratively as part of the ‘core team’ with Inland Revenue. As an expert you will apply your knowledge by critically assessing and making recommendations on applications; supporting the assessment of R&D expenditure and following up on compliance actions. You will work directly with customers in establishing their eligibility for RDTI and supporting them to understand the requirements for their claims.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • A passion for New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem
  • Experience working in a R&D environment with a focus on science/engineering/digital
  • Ability to develop, understand and align to new processes as required
  • Ideally you will have an innovation knowledge across different sectors
  • Proven collaborative approach and internal expertise to ensure the advice provided is consistent and aligned with the RDTI outcomes
  • Strong and effective communicator

About us

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. We provide research and development (R&D) services, skills development programmes, access to local and international expertise and grants co-funding. We serve as a front door to the innovation ecosystem for businesses of all sizes, helping them to grow faster for a better New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity to enable you to help to shape the future of Callaghan Innovation, and the future of New Zealand.

If this sounds like you, then apply now!

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 11064GOV.

Applications close Monday, 11 November 2019.