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Fera is an executive agency of Defra, our role is to support and develop
a sustainable food chain, a healthy natural environment, and to protect
the community from biological and chemical risks.
Ref: CSP 3741 Fixed Term Appointment (3 Years)
This is an opportunity to join a highly productive team dealing with topical issues of wildlife management. The majority of the work will be related to investigating solutions to issues of wildlife disease for
Defra and centres on the analysis of mammal distribution and the modelling of exotic diseases such as rabies. The post holder will also be expected to run current models, or develop new ones on the general topics of vertebrate diseases and vertebrate population management. This will involve data analysis, programming and scientific reporting / paper writing.
A Higher degree in a science subject or equivalent qualification, with some mathematical aspect is required. Candidates without this level of qualification will need relevant practical experience. You must be able to demonstrate experience in a high-level modelling package (e.g. STELLA, MATLAB), data analysis and computer programming. The ability to communicate effective with biologists and mathematicians and to understand the principles behind computer modelling is essential.
There is a possibility of a change to a longer period of employment with Fera in the future. Fera is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Benefits include a choice of valuable pension arrangements and we operate flexible working practices.
Closing Date: 24 August 2012
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