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Research Assistant

Stockholm Environment Institute at York
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Contract status
Fixed term
26,341 - 32,344 a year
Interview Date
11 October 2021
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Role Description


The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international non-profit research organisation, with a focus on bridging science and policy to tackle environmental and social challenges. The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) group are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant to support technical elements of interdisciplinary research on sustainable, resilient supply chains.


As the Research Assistant you will be working collaboratively on components of SEI’s trade and consumption modelling activities, specifically helping the development and implementation of aspects of the IOTA (Input-Output Trade Analysis) framework, including within the context of the Trase platform.  You will work in close collaboration primarily with colleagues in SEI York, but also with those in other centres and partner organisations. You will provide support to colleagues developing, refining and expanding technical methods and approaches for both existing and novel components of our models and frameworks, as well as assisting with implementing and rolling out these developments across models and platforms. There will also be opportunities to engage in the broader portfolio of the SCP group’s work.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have excellent computer literacy (including the ability to write and run code and scripts to process and manipulate data sets), research skills (particularly quantitative), and written and verbal communication skills. In addition, you will have the ability to produce work of a high quality and pay close attention to detail, working both independently to solve problems and perform tasks, as well as working as part of an international research team, with members spread across the globe.

For informal enquiries: please contact either Simon Croft at or Chris West at

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