Careers

Rapuara

Whakauae Research is committed to growing the next generation of Māori health researchers.

Whakauae Research is committed to growing the next generation of Māori health researchers, highly skilled in undertaking kaupapa Māori research and driven to make a difference for our communities.

In the last five years alone, we have hosted numerous domestic and international Indigenous students, supported a range of post-graduate students with scholarships, and supervised many PhD and master’s student through to completion; a substantial achievement for a small organisation such as ours. We pride ourselves on the contribution we can make to building a workforce well versed in equity, which understands the requirement to deliver excellent research and is able to balance both the needs of the research funder and our community.

A career in health research offers students the opportunity to be at the leading-edge of the reform and transformation of health policy to benefit Māori and other indigenous communities around the world.

This rewarding career involves grappling with the world’s biggest health problems, tackling challenges such as poor nutrition, avoidable chronic diseases, maternal mortality, and antibiotic resistance. We provide the evidence for decision-making in critical areas such as how can we understand the problems patients confront? What is the lived experience for patients within our system? How do policy-makers determine which strategies to deploy?

Whakauae aims to support aspiring Māori and Indigenous researchers along their pathways towards a career in Māori health research –please see below for any upcoming vacancies, or visit the scholarships page to find out more about what we can offer those on the academic pathway.

There are many pathways to a career in research – and the journey is not usually linear.

Curiosity, an enquiring mind, wanting things to be different.

Path to Success – Academic Pathway

  1. Complete your high school education
  2. Complete an undergraduate degree, can be in any field
  3. Masters


Path to Success – Community Pathway

  1. Work experience
  2. Diploma or degree
  3. Masters

Vacancies

Business Manager

Ko wai Mātou | Who are we?

We are the only iwi-owned Māori health research centre in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Our vision is to transform Māori lives through excellent research.

Whakauae operates under Ngā Tikanga o Whakauae, a set of principles which we draw upon to guide our day-to-day business and how we work with funders, partners, and research participants. Our principles draw upon values laid down by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti for all groups working under that mantle of the iwi.  The iwi values are mana, rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, manaaki tangata and whanaungatanga.

Ko te tīmatanga, ko ngā tikanga kua whārikihia e Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti mō ngā mahi katoa o ngā rōpū e mahi ana i raro i te maru o te iwi nei.  Ko ngā tikanga nui, ko te mana; rangatiratanga; kaitiakitanga; manaaki tangata me te whanaungatanga.  E kaha ana a Whakauae ki te hāpai i ēnei tikanga katoa, otirā, kei raro nei he māramatanga anō e pā ana ki ngā tikanga hei ārahi ki ngā mahi katoa o te rōpū rangahau nei.

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Office Manager

Ko wai Mātou | Who are we?

We are the only iwi-owned Māori health research centre in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Our vision is to transform Māori lives through excellent research.  ‍

Whakauae operates under Ngā Tikanga o Whakauae, a set of principles which we draw upon to guide our day-to-day business and how we work with funders, partners, and research participants. Our principles draw upon values laid down by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti for all groups working under that mantle of the iwi.  The iwi values are mana, rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, manaaki tangata and whanaungatanga.

Ko te tīmatanga, ko ngā tikanga kua whārikihia e Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti mō ngā mahi katoa o ngā rōpū e mahi ana i raro i te maru o te iwi nei.  Ko ngā tikanga nui, ko te mana; rangatiratanga; kaitiakitanga; manaaki tangata me te whanaungatanga.  E kaha ana a Whakauae ki te hāpai i ēnei tikanga katoa, otirā, kei raro nei he māramatanga anō e pā ana ki ngā tikanga hei ārahi ki ngā mahi katoa o te rōpū rangahau nei.‍

Closing Date:
N/A
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