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 initiatives.

Staff in Edinburgh are located alongside the University's School of Mathematics and have access to university facilities including excellent libraries and some of the most powerful computers in the world. Formal links also exist with Strathclyde and Aberdeen Universities, and joint research grants are held with Glasgow, Dundee and St Andrews. 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.

Current Vacancies: Statistical Assistant

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We seek a statistical assistant to work on our crop variety trial processing system and to undertake various administrative and statistical tasks required to support BioSS staff. This position will be based at the BioSS Edinburgh site, where our variety trials team is located.

Application Details

Applications for this post should be made here through the recruitment pages of BioSS's parent organisation, the James Hutton Institute. This involves creating an account and uploading personal details along with:
- a CV, including as a minimum your full education and employment history; and
- a covering letter, explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing the names and contact details for three referees, one of whom must be your current employer.
- Closing date: Friday 21 April 2017
- Invitations issued: Tuesday 2 May 2017
- Interviews: Tuesday 9 May 2017

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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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