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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.

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 York Universities, and recent and ongoing research grants involve collaboration with Glasgow, Dundee and St Andrews Universities, and the Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh. 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.

Statistical Scientist Specialising in Animal Health and Welfare Research

We wish to recruit a statistician to our team working in the animal health and welfare application areas. This position offers a stimulating mix of projects, collaborating with biological scientists both to reduce the prevalence and impact of diseases on livestock and to improve animal welfare. Activities will include provision of statistical advice on a one-to-one or small group level complemented by methodological development either in statistics or at the interface between statistics and mathematical modelling.

The purpose and responsibilities of this post are:

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
14 June 2018
Interview date
28 June 2018
Further information
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Duration and location:

Potential applicants may contact Dr Iain McKendrick, who has overall responsibility for all of BioSS's work in Animal Health and Welfare, in confidence to discuss the post (telephone: +44 (0) 131 650 4894)

Please quote reference number BioSS 01-18 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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