Research Associate Environmental Statistician - based in Bangor

About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative applied environmental statistician to join a research team that uses national monitoring spatial datasets to understand and predict the impacts of environmental and societal change on our natural assets including soil, biodiversity, water and air. The work directly provides an evidence base into government in Wales and the UK as to the ongoing change in our environment and provides critical data for supporting our modelling frameworks for predicting future impacts of land use and climate change. You will provide statistical expertise on a range of existing projects and develop your own areas of specialism in collaboration with a broad range of data and environmental scientists within CEH and externally. The post will be based at CEH Bangor working in the Catchment to Coast group. CEH Bangor is located on the North Wales coastline close to the Snowdonia National Park.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead on delivery of robust statistical outputs from a large-scale large national monitoring programme for the Welsh Government working with specialists responsible for the design and field collection of data from a stratified, structured field design.
  • Work with other CEH data scientists as to novel approaches for integrating structured data with citizen science and industry data to provide greater confidence and spatial granularity of spatial and temporal trends across Wales and the UK
  • Provide specialist statistical advice on a range of other project including UK-scale freshwater quality datasets and socio-economic data

About you

The successful candidate will have a strong numerate background, and a degree in a numerate subject (e.g. mathematics, statistics, operational research). You will have a PhD or relevant experience in developing and applying statistical methodology to large scale spatial data. You will have experience in scientific programming languages such as R, C/C++, Fortran and python. You will also have an understanding of environmental science concepts. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to CEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.

Skills to be gained will include fundamental grounding in a wide range of environmental issues, training in programming languages, statistical modelling approaches and advanced understanding of CEH data management and QA systems.

How to apply

To apply, email your completed application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form to:

Interviews will be held on Friday 18 October 2019

Closing Date: 

3 October 2019