The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world’s longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise. A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Environmental Statistician at our headquarters in Keyworth.

You will apply statistical modelling to data sets generated across the range of BGS’s science and survey activities and will also provide statistical guidance to the scientific staff. In addition you will also contribute to quantitative modelling work in areas of BGS science where an understanding of spatially variable processes is necessary.

You should have a post-graduate qualification in statistics or environmental/earth science, with a significant statistical component, and subsequent applied experience. You should also have knowledge and experience of the application of spatial statistical methods in the earth sciences, including the use of geostatistical methods, ideally in a linear mixed model context. In addition you must possess good project management, people and communication skills, both oral and written. The post involves team working; therefore you should be able to work effectively with others.

Starting salary will be between £26,180 per annum and £37,120 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC40064
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Location-NERC-British Geological Survey

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 20th January 2012

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

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