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Make a career with one of Europe's leading Centres of Biomathematics and Statistics.

BioSS has an international reputation in the field of statistics and mathematics applied in the biological sciences. It contributes research, consultancy and training to agricultural, environmental and biological research organisations in Scotland and plays a leading role in collaborative research programmes with UK universities. With some 30 statistics, mathematics and computing specialists and 10 postgraduate research students, BioSS is one of the leading European groups in its field. Approximately half of the BioSS staff are based in our headquarters on the King's Buildings campus of Edinburgh University and the remainder are located in four BioSS units at research institutes in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee. Staff from all sites come together regularly to discuss their work and plan new activities.

Joint Post: Principal Researcher in Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics (BioSS, 65%) and Reader in Statistical Bioinformatics (University of Edinburgh, 35%)

We seek a scientist with a strong quantitative background to undertake methodological research in statistical genomics and bioinformatics in collaboration with biological scientists. The aim is to develop and apply computationally intensive modelling and analysis methods to exploit the potential of existing and emerging types of data in genomics and meta-genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.

This is a joint post between Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (65%) and the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh (35%). We offer a stimulating working environment (located in adjacent accommodation within the James Clerk Maxwell Building at the King's Buildings campus with a shared common room and excellent facilities) and extensive opportunities to develop collaborations with scientists in both the research institute and university sectors.

In addition to the pursuit of independent quantitative research, the successful applicant will lead the Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics research theme in BioSS, engage in knowledge transfer activities including postgraduate supervision, and deliver and develop teaching at all levels.

The post-holder will have separate, but mutually dependent, contracts with each employing organisation.

All individuals wishing to work within the UK must be entitled to do so before they can be employed.

Our ideal candidate for the post will have:

How to apply
Applications for this post should be submitted using the recruitment pages operated by our parent organisation the James Hutton Instittue
Closing date
30 November 2018
Interview date
19 December 2018
Further information
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Duration and location:

Please quote reference number BioSS 03-18 in all correspondence.

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We offer a pleasant working environment and supportive colleagues who work together with external collaborators to address a wide range of problems of importance to science and society.

BioSS is one of the Main Research Providers (MRPs) for strategic research in environmental, agricultural and biological science funded by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS).

BioSS is formally a part of and is administered by the James Hutton Institute, Dundee. The James Hutton Institute is an equal opportunities employer.


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