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Statistician - Research Officer

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Job title:
Statistician - Research Officer (Permanent) (Ref: 111)

Basic Function of the role:

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.

Job Objectives:

Provide comprehensive statistical support to research staff and students, across all programme areas of the organisation on the design, analysis and interpretation of controlled experiments and surveys, sampling plans and power and sample size, including the provision of courses in statistics.
Contribute to the underlying statistical theory where it is necessary for the execution of research projects.
Evaluate sources of information to determine reliability or usability.
Provide intellectual input to international peer reviewed research papers (co-author).
Provide Leadership within Teagasc in terms of statistical support to all areas of the organisation.
Participate and deliver on research projects, and supervision of students where appropriate.
Participate in the Teagasc Animal Ethics Committee (HOD/Enterprise level) and provide statistical support as required.
Host a programme of clinic days for statistical consultation.

Person Specification


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.


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 @12.00pm.

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.

Status: Researcher
Location: Ashtown, Dublin 15, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33971 Euro/year
Advert Published: 3 Sep 2020
Expiry date: 1 Oct 2020
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