Graduate Research Assistant (Natural Capital Investment)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food, biodiversity, soils, and water security

The Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department contains a range of researchers, using a range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and often taking interdisciplinary and/or participatory perspectives.  We seek to address major contemporary social and economic research challenges, including investigations of sustainable behaviours, place-based policy, natural resource governance, ecosystem services valuation, community vibrancy, and wellbeing and socioeconomic transitions.

More information on the detail of the post and the post holder can be found below in the job description.

Main Purpose of Job           
We are seeking to appoint a short term (3 month) graduate researcher to develop and analyse a data base on woodland expansion investment in Scotland under the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC), and complement this data base through interviews with relevant stakeholders. The detailed workplan will be supervised by the line manager, in discussion with the relevant project managers.

Main duties of post holder

  • Collection and collation of data using Microsoft Office and similar software (e.g. Excel)
  • Undertake Literature Reviews, and document analysis
  • Provide support for, and undertake primary data collection (e.g. interviews, questionnaires, focus groups)
  • Assist with data analysis and project administration
  • Assist in the process of writing up the research for academic and non-academic audiences



•              Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in a relevant discipline

•              Experience in academic literature searching and reviewing

•              Experience of collecting data for research projects

•              Good communication skills

•              Ability to support team-working


•              Master’s degree in a relevant discipline

•              Familiarity with the research undertaken within the SEGS department.

•              Familiarity with relevant data analysis methods

•              An interest in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary research

Additional notes/Requirements

•              The applicant should be a match with the ethos of the group and the Institute

We will not consider the use of 3rd party recruitment agencies for the sourcing of candidates for this position.  

The James Hutton Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The James Hutton Institute is a: Stonewall Diversity Champion; Athena SWAN Bronze Status Holder; Disability Confident Committed Employer and a Living Wage Employer.