Vacancies at BioSS

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.

Principal Statistician/Modeller for Environmental Science

BioSS has a senior position available to act as lead in the application area of Environmental Science (including ecology). The post represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced statistician or mathematical modeller, offering a stimulating mix of work involving: collaboration with environmental scientists and other quantitative experts within BioSS and elsewhere; a generous time allocation within which to develop their own area of quantitative methodological research; and the opportunity to contribute actively to the management and development of BioSS. BioSS has recently become eligible for general UKRI funding, so this presents further opportunities for a successful applicant.

This position will be based within the BioSS group at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute, providing the best opportunities for collaborative working with applied scientists. BioSS also encourages collaborative working with staff at other sites to provide flexibility in matching skillsets with requirements of scientific applications. Our focus on solving real-world problems and close working relationships with a wide range of users makes BioSS a truly exciting place in which to work.

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
24 September 2018
Interview date
Further information
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Duration and location:

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the BioSS Head of Consultancy, Dr Iain McKendrick, in confidence to discuss the post (telephone: +44 (0) 131 650 4894)

Please quote reference number BioSS 02-18 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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