Statistician / Statistical Data Scientist

Salary Details: £31,350 - £32,315 (Dependent on experience)
Location: AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area: Science Capabilities
11 Feb 2021

Overview of Role
Working as part of the Statistics and Data Science Group, this position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and for the creative application of both existing and novel statistical and data science methods within agricultural and environmental research.

The post-holder will be an applied statistician or statistical data scientist, with training and experience in traditional statistical methods, modern data science approaches, or preferably both.  They will be expected to collaborate with Rothamsted Research scientists across various disciplines to support externally funded research projects, and, with guidance from the Head of Statistics and Data Science, identify collaborative research opportunities and assist with the development of these as funding proposals. 

The post-holder will also provide advice to their designated research groups on the design of experiments and application of statistical and data science analysis and modelling methods, as well as contributing to training and knowledge transfer to improve understanding of statistical and data science methods.

The Statistics and Data Science Group contributes to the activities of the broader Data Science Research Group within Rothamsted Research, including experts in bioinformatics, ecoinformatics and mathematical modelling, and so to the current Digital Transformation Initiative of the institute, This initiative is anticipated to provide increased demand and opportunities for the application of statistical and data science expertise within the institute.
This is a fixed-term full-time appointment for 3 years with a salary in the range of  £31,350 - £32,315 p.a. dependent on post-doctoral experience.
Interviews will be carried out 18 February 2021.

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.

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