Research Data Analyst

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7084517 (Ref.No. ENVGE1156)
Posted: September 2, 2021

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a project aiming to transform future EU rural policy design and monitoring, to promote a sustainable future for the EU agricultural sector?

BESTMAP is an EU Horizon 2020 funded project that will design and develop a new Policy Impact Assessment Model (PIAM) framework, relying on modern socio-economic, behavioural and biophysical approaches, to capture the environmental, social and economic variability of individual farms and EU regions. The framework will be operationalised by using co-design workshops, existing geo-referenced datasets and the experience of EU institutions, national, regional and local decision-makers, expert personnel and other researchers. The approach will be demonstrated in five regional case studies, (UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Serbia), covering heterogeneous agricultural, socio-economic and political backgrounds. The project will synthesise case studies’ results and scale up the approach at a national, and EU levels, disseminating the outcomes and building capacity for improved policy impact assessment modelling in EU and Member States institutions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Data Analyst with a background in data analysis, to join the BESTMAP team in the University of Leeds and undertake quantitative analysis of data pertaining to farmers’ decision making.

You should have an MSc (or be very close to obtaining an MSC), and/or equivalent research experience in natural science, geography, ecology, mathematics/statistics, or physics or a related discipline. You will also need to be able to demonstrate a combination of enthusiasm and significant experience with research data analysis and/or statistical modelling/machine learning.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Guy Ziv, Chair in Socio-Environmental Systems

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 7994, Email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 30 September 2022 (with potential extension))
Release Date:  Wednesday 01 September 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 September 2021
Reference:  ENVGE1156

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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