Careers at Scion

Working at Scion

Scion is proud to offer talented and motivated individuals from around the world a unique opportunity to pursue fulfilling careers that contribute to enabling the future of New Zealand.

Our staff, of approximately 320 people, enjoy a vibrant working culture where creative minds flourish in delivery of top-class science, technology and support services.

The majority of our staff work at our Rotorua campus, which is alongside the famous Whakarewarewa Forest

Scion is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunities) employer and actively seeks to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

You can see parts of our campus and ‘meet’ some of our staff by viewing our videos

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Our values video describes how we work at Scion.
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Support benefits at Scion include

  • For staff and their families an Employee Assistance Programme that provides for free counselling services
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Life and disability insurance for all permanent staff
  • Work/Life balance initiatives including on-site showers; returning to work incentive payment for takers of parental leave; flexible working arrangements; bring your dog to work; bike sheds and sports sponsorship
  • Free car parking
  • Great onsite café
  • See more benefits of working at Scion

Current vacancies

All Scion’s vacancies are listed on the Science New Zealand careers website for Crown research institutes. Here also you will find answers to frequently asked questions and a guide to the application process.

Scion vacancies.  You can also register here for upcoming job alerts, and complete an expression of interest.

Opportunities for students

Scion frequently runs a student summer programme which is open to all New Zealand resident students. More information about this programme will be available by contacting our People, Culture & Safety team.

We also support students who need to complete an internship as part of their study programme and we welcome students who can obtain funding to support them during this time. Please apply through the careers website if you would like to express interest in applying for an internship.

In collaboration with New Zealand universities, Scion supports Masters and PhD students in their applications for scholarship funding. Scion can also provide projects and supervision for top students. For more information email our People, Culture & Safety team.