Statistician - Research Officer (Permanent)

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Dublin, Leinster
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 months ago

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Job Description

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: This role will be based in either of four Teagasc Research centres -  (1) Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin 15;  (2) Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork; or (3) Crops, Environment & Land-Use Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Wexford; (4) Crops, Environment & Land-Use Research Centre, Oak Park Research Centre, Carlow

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Basic Function: The main focus of this role is to lead and provide a comprehensive statistical support service  to Teagasc  research staff and students on the design, analysis and interpretation of experiments and surveys, including the provision of training. It requires the use and knowledge of statistical software. The successful candidate will advise on statistical best practices across the Teagasc Research Programme thus enabling researchers and students in designing and deploying systems to transform data in useful process information.  Working with researchers the candidate will contribute where appropriate to scientific publications as well provide training in statistical approaches and hosting of statistical clinics in our research centres.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a QQI honours Level 8 degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Applied Maths or a related degree.
  • A PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Applied Maths.

Note: While a PhD is an essential requirement for this post, equivalent research experience may be deemed acceptable solely at the discretion of the Director of Teagasc

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ideally 2-3 years minimum experience in Statistics in a research environment.
  • A relevant postgraduate degree.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit The closing date for this position is Thursday 1st October, 2020 @12.00noon.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

Location:Dublin, Cork, Carlow, Wexford, Fermoy, Johnstown Castle - Ireland
Salary:€33,971 to €66,118
£28,654.54 to £55,770.53 converted salary*
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Permanent
Placed On:3rd September 2020
Closes:1st October 2020

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