(Senior) Socio-Economic Statistician

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, (i.mckendrick@bioss.ac.uk, tel +44 (0) 131 650 4894), in confidence to discuss the post.

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