Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has an international reputation for methodological development in statistics, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics. BioSS offers a stimulating
working environment, with over 30 staff at four different locations, working on applications in plant science, animal health and welfare, ecology & environmental science and nutrition & human health.
We seek a quantitative scientist with excellent technical and interpersonal skills to be based in BioSS’s Edinburgh office. The post-holder will act as a focal point for statistical inputs to socio-economic research. Activities will include: collaboration with and provision of advice to researchers at partner institutions; development of statistical methods applicable to aspects of animal disease surveillance; development of an area of personal research which addresses methodological issues arising in these collaborations. Much of this work will be undertaken as part of a Scottish Government initiative to reduce the impact of animal disease outbreaks, to be delivered by the continuation of a current collaboration between research institutes and universities on epidemiology, population health and disease control.
Starting Salary £26,610 – £29,566 / £33,780 – £37,534 — plus contributory public sector pension
Applicants should have:
- a strong statistical background;
- enthusiasm for promoting the benefits of statistical thinking in a research environment;
- experience of methodological development and collaboration with scientists substantiated by a record of scientific publications for appointment at the senior grade.
Further information on the above post, including how to apply, is available on the BioSS website at *http://www.bioss.ac.uk/vacancies.html*.**
Closing date – Friday 23rd September 2011, Interview date 4th October 2011.
Post Ref – BioSS/4/11. Potential applicants may contact Dr Iain McKendrick, (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +44 (0) 131 650 4894), in confidence to discuss the post.