Research Associate

University of York

United Kingdom

September 27, 2022


Research Associate


Stockholm Environment Institute at York


£34,308 - £42,155 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work

Full or part-time (see job details)

Based at

University of York campus

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  • Job Description (11238).pdf (PDF, 278.69kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international research organisation conducting policy-relevant environmental and sustainable development research around the world. SEI's York Centre (SEI-Y) has a team of around 45 staff and is part of the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York. SEI York has a broad research profile covering five main research areas: air quality and climate change; nature-society relations; sustainable consumption and production; managing natural resources; and urban environments and human health. We have a strong academic track record as well as an international reputation of producing highly credible evidence-based science policy research.


    This role is specifically to support the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) team in the research and development of their models of the overseas impacts of consumption on the environment and its application in national-level policy making.

    Key responsibilities will include (along with others included in the full job description):

  • Conducting research under the supervision of senior colleagues within the SCP team and to contribute to the production of research linked to the IOTA model of overseas consumption impacts

  • Conduct individual and collaborative research projects with duties to include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.

  • Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will need a strong background (including PhD) in mathematics and/or computer science, and knowledge of supply chain modelling frameworks, proficiency in Matlab - including script development - and experience of version control, e.g. github. Broader experience with other coding languages (such as Python) and of model-based intercomparison techniques would be of benefit. You should be a strong communicator, both written and verbal, with the ability to write up research for academic publication. Experience of carrying out independent and collaborative research is essential, as is a collaborative ethos and the delivery of work of a high overall standard.

    Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Simon Croft on

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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