**Closing date - 20th November 2009**

Vacancy: Head of Scientific Applications

Starting salary £54,400 - £60,500

Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has an international 
reputation for methodological development in statistics, mathematical 
modelling and bioinformatics. BioSS offers a stimulating working 
environment, with over 30 staff at four different locations, working on 
applications in plant science, animal health and welfare, ecology & 
environmental science and nutrition & human health

We seek a senior statistician with excellent technical, interpersonal 
and managerial skills to lead BioSSís broad portfolio of scientific 
applications and to take direct responsibility for our work in plant 
science at SCRI in Dundee. As Scotlandís premier Institute for research 
on crop plants and their interactions with the environment, SCRI works 
at the forefront of modern technology, generating a challenging range of 
quantitative problems.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate extensive experience of 
collaboration with scientists and innovation in the development and 
application of modern statistical methods, substantiated by a record of 
scientific publications. Experience of staff and project initiation and 
management are also required.

Further information on the above post, including how to apply, is 
available on the BioSS website at
Closing date - 20th November 2009, Post Ref - BioSS/1/9
Informal enquires in confidence to David Elston, BioSS Director, 
[log in to unmask], +44(0)1224 395127

BioSS is formally a part of Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), 
Charity No. SC006662, an equal opportunities employer.

Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) is formally part of The
Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), a registered Scottish charity
No. SC006662