Environment Economist at Cefas

Closing date: 10 Jul 2019

Location

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Lowestoft, Eastern, NR33 0HT

Job description


PURPOSE OF JOB 

To work in the Science Directorate, providing technical support to current and future research programmes. You will be required to: provide advice on economic study design, specifically on microeconomics modelling and policy appraisal and evaluation; extract, manipulate, analyse and model economic data, often coupled with biophysical data and qualitative data; and ensure high data quality and recording standards. 

The core team of Cefas’ economists undertake interdisciplinary research and provide advice, largely in support of Defra’s coastal and marine environment policies and natural capital assessment, but also participate in national (UK) and internationally funded research, and other collaborations, including academia (especially with the University of East Anglia and CSERGE). Our research focuses on the valuation and management of coastal and marine ecosystem services in Europe and commonwealth and overseas territories using stated and revealed preference methods, as well as market analysis to inform cost-benefit analysis, impact assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, and analysis related to the fisheries and aquaculture industry. The team is currently expanding their capability within several fields of economics beyond environmental economics; exploring innovative ways of using existing data sets on time series and cross-section, as well as primary survey data collection, and modelling approaches for the sustainable use, management and accounting of the coastal and marine natural capital. The post requires working as part of a multidisciplinary environment of economists and scientists from across Cefas and external organisations. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

You will provide technical support to the socio-economic research programmes, primarily within the Social and Economic Assessment (SEA) team, but also collaborating with other teams to provide advice on study design, statistical analysis, and data management. 

You must be outgoing, flexible and capable of undertaking a range of activities in support of the SEA Team. The focus of the role will be on survey design, statistical analysis, modelling, and data management of economic problems across Cefas. You will also be expected to support the team designing and implementing workshops and stakeholder interviews in the UK and abroad (Commonwealth Countries and Overseas Territories). 

Apply and further information

For full details and to apply online please visit the link: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1636851