Agricultural Economist (Fixed Term) Edinburgh

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
£29,927 per annum
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed Term
£29,927 - £35,124 per annum R/LEES/096/18

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. The Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group is one of the largest groupings of socio-economists working in the rural, agricultural and land based sectors in the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity for an applied agricultural economist to join a growing team of economists working on the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture and the future pathways for Scottish agricultural businesses post-Brexit. The work will consist of informing policy of implications of changes in agricultural support, trade relationships and development of supply chains. The group has a growing resource of quantitative tools and a considerable number of socio-economic and longitudinal data sets that we use to answer pertinent questions for Scottish policy development.

The agricultural economist will be supervised by Steven Thomson and Professor Andrew Barnes at SRUC but will engage and work with economists, policy analysts and advisors at SRUC and the Scottish Government as well as with industry stakeholders.

You will have, or will be close to completing, a post-graduate degree with a strong quantitative or economics component, with a demonstration of experience and knowledge of agricultural policy and farming systems. You will be proficient in the use of STATA or R or other equivalent statistical software; have the ability to plan and organise work independently and as part of a team; and write research presentations and papers.

This research position will be based in the Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group at SRUC, King’s Buildings Edinburgh.

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors. SRUC has four divisions, SRUC Research, Education, Finance and Professional Services, and SAC Consulting.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prf Andrew Barnes at SRUC.

The salary will be in the region of £29,927 - £35,124 per annum. The post will be based at SRUC King’s Buildings, Edinburgh and will be full time for a fixed term for 12 months. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in Edinburgh.
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Closing date: 28th October 2018. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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