Researcher - sampling

Fixed-term opportunity to December 2017 

Help to make a difference for our customers

  • Support Inland Revenue’s research, through design and selection of customer samples
  • Collaborate with teams across the organisation
  • Enable the business to best understand our customers, informing good organisational decision-making

Inland Revenue (IR)’s Analytics and Insight Group takes a lead role in providing insights into what influences our customers and their behaviour.  This insight helps IR make business and strategic decisions about risks and trends, enabling us to best support individual New Zealanders and Kiwi businesses.

To further this, our Research and Evaluation team requires a Researcher to run our statistical sampling function.  Sampling is a critical function to ensure our survey design and implementation is fit-for-purpose. The outcomes of our surveys ensure quality customer-centric intelligence-led decisions are made for the organisation.

A key component of this role is sample design and sample selection using SAS. The successful candidate will improve on existing processes to design and implement a repeatable scientific processes for survey sample definition, data extraction, and sample management.

You will have knowledge and experience of statistically robust sample design and sample selection and the ability to link this to research questions. Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of survey design is required, and SAS skills are essential. As the role often requires responding quickly to the sampling needs of our clients you will be calm under pressure and able to juggle priorities.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to be a part of, please apply online, attaching a copy of your resume and a covering letter outlining what skills and experience you bring to this position.

Please note applications close 10 am Monday 13 March 2017.

For more information please contact Erina Jamieson, Recruitment Advisor, on 04 890 0450

Go to IRD website for full details


Research Association New Zealand (RANZ), PO Box 65 446, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.


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