Mineral Raw Materials Data Analyst
UKRI - NERC - BGS
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts.
BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. It has two main sites, a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham and the Lyell Centre, which is a joint collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. BGS works with more than 150 private sector organisations as well as having close links with 40 universities and sponsors approximately 100 PhD students each year.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in our flagship World Mineral Statistics project. You will coordinate a small team delivering data compilation and intelligence gathering on global production of minerals and metals. The long-running mineral statistics project is a key output for BGS and is the basis on which we build much of our research effort on critical raw materials, circular economy, construction raw minerals, and our advice to UK government, industry and civil society on raw material supply security.
Based within the BGS Decarbonisation and Resource Management challenge, you will help meet BGS's growing UK and global business need for specialist knowledge and experience of sustainable resource management.
You will contribute to our analysis of the life cycle and value chains of mineral and metal commodities, including monitoring stocks and flows, analysis of supply and demand relationships, and assessment of the security of supply of mineral raw materials for the UK economy. Your work will also make a significant contribution to the new UKRI-funded 'National Virtual Observatory on Technology Metals'.
With a suitable post-graduate qualification and two to three years of relevant postgraduate experience in the field of mineral economics, markets and/or raw materials data and analysis, you will contribute to our NERC, external income and grant-funded research and associated publications.
You will also contribute to development of new research ideas and funding opportunities, establishment of partnerships with other parts of BGS, academia and industry. You will be involved in answering enquiries related to our raw materials data and analysis, and engage with external stakeholders.
You will be required occasionally to travel both within the UK and overseas. The role will be suitable for hybrid office-home working (subject to BGS policy).
Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.
What we offer
A generous benefits package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time.
We will offer excellent training and development opportunities to the right candidate tailored to their specific needs and career goals
We also offer the 'Bike to Work' scheme, free parking, health and wellbeing support, social clubs and on-site sports facilities.
How to apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 19 September 2021. Interviews are expected to be held in late September or early October 2021.