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Researcher in Chemicals Policy

Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd

Full time



Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd ( is the UK's leading consultancy specialising in environmental economics. We are an independent company of people who want to use economic analysis to make a positive difference in the way decisions are made. If you are interested in applying environmental economics to real world problems, this is an ideal opportunity for you.

We specialise in analytical tools, and apply economics thinking across different sectors in different contexts including: natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services; health risks and impacts; economic and environmental management of chemicals; water and wastewater; agriculture, forestry and transport sectors; and addressing cross cutting challenges like land use and management and green infrastructure. Our clients include private, public and third sector organisations working in all aspects of the natural environment.

We are looking to recruit an economist to join our in-house team as a Researcher specifically to contribute to our chemicals policy work. However, we are also open to recruiting a postgraduate who has studied modules relevant to environmental economics or health impact assessments. You will support our team, undertake research for chemicals markets, analysis of impacts of policies; stakeholder engagement, and contribute to writing reports.

We are looking for strong numerical, analytical and communication skills, as well as the ability to express complex ideas simply. You will be a highly motivated team player, flexible and willing to take responsibility. You must have interest in and knowledge of environmental issues and policy in the UK and EU. You will be expected to quickly learn about chemicals policy and how to conduct economic analysis through internal training, attending webinars, and reading lists.

Essential skills include:

· An undergraduate degree in Economics or a postgraduate degree with modules relevant to environmental or health impact assessmentsand chemicals policy;

· The ability to write and communicate in English to a high standard; and

· Strong organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise tasks.

Desirable skills include:

· A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Environmental Management, Ecotoxicology, Chemistry or related);

· An ability to work in other European languages;

· Relevant work experience in environmental and regulatory economics; and

· Knowledge of Chemistry (e.g. A-level or work-related experience).

Benefits include:

· A flexible and friendly work environment;

· Competitive salary and a profit-share scheme;

· Contribution to workplace pension;

· 25 days’ annual leave per annum plus the UK public holidays;

· Access to cutting edge academic, policy and business developments in environmental economics through our specialist network; and

· Opportunity to take a stake in an independent business and its development.

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter, CV and a short sample of their writing to In their cover letter applicants should include the extent to which they meet the above essential and desirable skills. Applications failing to meet the essential criteria may not be responded to.

This call is open to those who already have the right to work in the UK. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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