Post-doctoral Research Scientist - Forest epidemiologist
Rothamsted Research
Harpenden,GB
3d ago

Overview Of RoleWe are seeking a spatial statistician with experience working with pest and disease epidemics in forestry to be part of a multidisciplinary project team investigating threats to ash trees in the UK.

The candidate will collate existing data on the distribution of ash trees in the UK, along with data on the current status of ash die back infection and data on the spread of emerald ash borer in the USA and Europe.

They will use this to map the host distribution and infection status of the ash in the UK and analyse spread characteristics of emerald ash borer.

The aim is to elucidate the spatial patterns that underlie the complex interaction between multiple epidemics. The data sets will be analysed using a range of statistical methods and so a strong background in statistics, epidemiology and tree health is essential.

The successful candidate will also take part in workshops with forestry experts and so good communication skills are also essential.

The position is part time (18.5 hours per week) for two years, and we would like the candidate to start at the beginning of May 2020.

The starting salary for this position will be between £31,350 and £32,315 per annum. OutputsAbout 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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