We are seeking an Environmental/Natural Resource/Ecological Economist to join a team working on deepening our understanding of natural resource/ecosystem services valuation, both in Scotland and more widely.
- Team work within the suite of ongoing environmental valuation work in the Institute and across scientific disciplines
- Developing and applying non-market (monetary and non-monetary) economic valuation techniques at international, national and regional levels
- Writing or contributing to writing papers suitable for appropriate international journals and conferences
- Contributing to relevant knowledge transfer activities to stakeholders
- Preparing and assisting in preparing research proposals to appropriate funding sources for further work
- Experience in survey design and implementation.
- Experience in application of different modelling approaches to environmental/ecological economics problems.
- Good quantitative modelling skills and experience in using software for statistical modelling.
- Excellent writing and communication skills to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
- Qualitative research skills (desirable).
- Skills on the application of spatial analysis tools (eg. GIS) to valuation (desirable).
- Solid grounding in principles and techniques of environmental and ecological economics.
- Awareness of strengths and weaknesses of different methods for assessing ecosystem services values.
- Skills for engaging across multiple scientific disciplines in the area of environmental and social sciences.
- Ability to grasp and criticise complex ideas.
- Ability to relate theoretical concepts to real-world problems and vice-versa.
- For Band D: applicants must show evidence of potential ability to produce good refereed journal papers and income generation.
- For Band E: applicants must have sufficiently proven their ability to produce good refereed journal papers and generate income.
- Experience required
- Ability to plan and to carry through plans.
- Experience of working effectively in a team.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Occasional periods away (for example, collecting field data, attending conferences or international meetings, etc.).
- Interest in inter-disciplinary work.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Thoroughness and attention to detail.
- Enthusiasm for topic area.
- Interest in other approaches to environmental economic analysis e.g. cost-effectiveness analysis.
- Clean driving licence applicable in the UK.
To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, (including the names and addresses of three referees one of which must be your current or most recent employer) quoting reference number JHI/1/13 to HR Office Aberdeen, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH or email@example.com.
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