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Becoming a Statistician with FERA Science Ltd:

We are looking to appoint a statistician with a range of skills and experience. This post will build on existing team work areas and contribute to growing our capabilities to apply new methods and work with new customers. It will mainly focus on statistical consultancy including: advising on statistical components of scientific proposals; experimental design; data analysis and communication of results to scientists and their customers.

The Risk and Numerical Sciences team within the Plant Protection Programme provides expertise in statistics to customers within Fera, in government (Defra and other departments), national and international research funders (e.g. EU Framework Programmes) and the private sector. An important part of the team\'s work is providing statistical advice and support to customers on a consultancy basis.

The team\'s work is highly varied and frequently requires the development of new approaches, often influencing national or international policy. The work is usually delivered in partnership with specialists from other disciplines who may be either internal or external collaborators.

What you will do:

  • Contribute to a variety of consultancy work and provide expert statistical advice and analysis to Fera staff and other customers (proposals, study design, analysis, computing, reporting, training).
  • Develop novel statistical applications and methods when these are required.
  • Develop customer relationships and generate research ideas and proposals.
  • Participate in discussions with customers and collaborators to understand their needs and communicate results.
  • Contribute to the production of scientific papers and reports and to the preparation and delivery of presentations.
  • Manage own time and priorities to ensure delivery of tasks within time and budget.

Your experience will include:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification, preferably within statistics or a related subject, with experience applying statistical expertise and skills in a scientific context.
  • Excellent computing skills and being proficient in writing analytical code within statistical computing packages.
  • Experience of providing statistical advice in a science, policy or business environment and a track record in statistical scientific publication would be advantageous.
  • A working knowledge of some more specialised statistical methods (e.g. some of: spatial analysis, time series analysis, mixed modelling, multivariate analysis). Proficiency in R would be desirable.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and be able to work collaboratively across the business.
  • Ability to work independently and have good time management skills, with the ability to handle competing demands and short deadlines.

About FERA Science Ltd

Fera is a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra, working proactively to improve global food security, sustainability and safety. As a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving, we work on plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join our ambitious team here and you\'ll help respond to the most pressing challenges in the industry.

Capita Plc are the UK\'s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers needs, we\'ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

What\'s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day\'s holiday, company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You\'ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply - you can contact for guidance.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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Job Details
Job Ref: 474904581
Hours: Not Specified
Location: Sand Hutton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Working Term: Not specified
Salary: British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP 35000.00-35000.00 Annual Annual

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