Scenario Analyst

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Wallingford, UK 🇬🇧

Lancaster, UK 🇬🇧

Scenario Analyst
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Salary £32,916 – £40,037 depending on skills and experience
Based at our Wallingford or Lancaster site
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th July 2022
Interviews will be held shortly after this

About the role

To contribute to the analysis of scenario and modelling data to explore impacts of and vulnerability to climate change across multiple sectors, and how they are modified by adaptation and mitigation options

About us

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research centre carrying out excellent environmental science with impact. We are home to around 500 scientists, who work to understand the environment, how it sustains life, and the human impact on it. We provide the data and information that governments, businesses and researchers need to create a productive, resilient and healthy environment. Scientific curiosity, integrity and transparency are at the heart of how we work.

Key responsibilities

  • Apply data analysis techniques (including spatial data analysis) to develop indicators of vulnerability to climate change in the context of different scenarios, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Explore how interlinkages across sectors (e.g. nature, food, water, health, transport and energy systems) affect climate change vulnerability 
  • Explore the extent to which climate change mitigation and adaptation reduce this vulnerability (including synergies and trade offs between options)
  • Incorporate stakeholder knowledge within the analysis using participatory approaches.
  • Review and synthesise relevant knowledge from the scientific and grey literature using systematic reviews and/or quick scoping review methodologies.
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in UKCEH and the international research community. 
  • Publish your results in high impact scientific journals.

Essential Skills

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • PhD in an interdisciplinary environmental or social science topic
  • Knowledge of interactions between climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Knowledge of interactions across different environmental and societal sectors (e.g. agriculture, urban and water)

Experience/Proven abilities

  • Experience of manipulating a wide range of datasets (qualitative and quantitative, spatial and aspatial)
  • Understanding and/or experience of methods and tools of scenario development
  • Experience of working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience of participatory research approaches


  • A knowledge of spatial data analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of systematic and/or quick scoping review methodologies
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Proven publication skills

Core Behaviours & Values

  • You will demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to CEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of quantifying scenarios to model environmental impacts
  • Knowledge of environmental governance and policy
  • Experience of synthesising scientific results into policy recommendations
  • Experience of coding in R, Python or equivalent programming language

Other Requirements

  • Overseas travel

What we offer 

To find out the benefits of working with UKCEH, please follow the link  below for a summary. 

How to Apply
To apply for this position, click the link below. As well as a CV, please provide a covering letter detailing why you may be suitable for the role.





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