Economist to work on Chemicals Policy, eftec, London, UK - Researcher Position

Location: London

Contract:            Full-time

Salary: £23-25k, depending on experience

Deadline: 20th January 2017

We are looking to recruit an economist to join our in-house team (central London office) as a researcher specifically to contribute to our chemicals policy work.  You will support our consultants and directors, undertake research for chemicals markets, impacts of policies; undertake statistical analysis, stakeholder engagement, and contribute to writing reports.

Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd. (www.eftec.co.uk) is the UK's leading consultancy specialising entirely in environmental economics. We provide economic analysis and evidence for better decision-making in environmental policy and management. We also provide guidance and training to economists and others. Our clients include private, public and third sector organisations working in all aspects of the natural environment, including: chemicals; natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services; health; water and wastewater management; agriculture, forestry and rural land-use; flood-risk management; green infrastructure; and transport. 

We are looking for strong numerical, analytical and communication skills, as well as the ability to express complex ideas simply and logically. 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 events, and reading lists.  

Essential skills include:


  • An undergraduate degree in Economics; 
  • 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;
  • An ability to work in other EU languages;
  • Relevant work experience in environmental and regulatory economics; and
  • Knowledge of chemistry (e.g. A-level or work related experience).


Applicants should include in their cover letter to what extent they meet these essential and desirable skills. Candidates must possess the right to work in the UK and meet at least the essential criteria. Applications failing to meet the essential criteria will not be responded to.  

eftec offers a flexible and friendly work environment, a competitive salary plus a profit-based bonus scheme, and access to academic developments in environmental economics through our specialist network of associates. 

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter, CV and a short sample of their writing to Ms Siegi Arndt as soon as possible and no later than 20th January 2017. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis but no later than end of Jan 2017. 

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write to: eftec, 73-75 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7SQ