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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 33 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.

BioSS is a member of the SEFARI (Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes) collective and offers a stimulating working environment.

BioSS Administrative Assistant - Administration Modern Apprentice

BioSS seeks a motivated individual to provide administrative support to our staff based in our offices at the University of Edinburgh. This job will be undertaken as a Modern Apprenticeship and so it is recognised that the post-holder will be undertaking appropriate in-house and external training and development. The primary purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to the BioSS Administrative Officer and the BioSS Research Operations Manager as well as BioSS staff in Edinburgh. This position provides a stimulating mix of office duties in a lean organization.

BioSS is a member of the SEFARI (Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes) collective and offers a stimulating working environment, with over 40 staff and students at four locations, collaborating on applications in plant & crop science, animal health & welfare, environmental science & ecology, and nutrition & human health.

Potential applicants may contact the Research Operations Manager Dr Simona Foscarin-Kosmetatou to discuss this position.

More information on the detail of the post and the post holder can be found below in the job description or in the PDF copy of the job description

Main Purpose of Job

Administrative support to the BioSS Administrative Officer and the BioSS Research Operations Manager as well as BioSS staff in Edinburgh.

Main duties of post holder

Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge

We will be looking for the following "Essential" and "Desirable" attributes in candidates:

Essential

Desirable

How to apply

How to apply

You must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for this position Applications should be made via the the portal of the James Hutton Institute, our parent organisation. Please note the training provider is "Rewards" and "BioSS" is the employer.

Closing date

Tues 31st August 2022 at 23:59

Interview date

As soon as possible after applications close

Other notes

Apprenticeship duration minimum 2 years, 37 hours per week

Starting salary is £13,000 per annum

Duration and location:

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).

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in STEM, particularly women, BAME and LGBTQ+.

BioSS has been awarded Investors in People Gold Status.

BioSS is formally a part of and is administered by the James Hutton Institute, a registered Scottish charity No. SC041796.

The James Hutton Institute is "happy to talk flexible working".

The James Hutton Institute is a: Stonewall Diversity Champion; Athena SWAN Bronze Status Holder; Disability Confident Committed Employer and a Living Wage Employer.

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