Applications are invited for an Ecological Statistician to join an expanding science-based start-up. The successful candidate will work closely with the members of the Data and wider Science teams to implement robust statistical approaches for optimising sampling design and interpreting patterns of community diversity derived from sequence-based biodiversity data.
Applicants should have significant experience of ecological statistics, including occupancy modelling, power analysis, and inference of the drivers of change in alpha and beta diversity from community datasets. Experience of such analyses with metabarcoding data would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be comfortable working independently and as part of a wider team. They will be a proactive problem-solver with a high level of attention to detail and an ability to work on multiple projects at once. This role reports to the Head of Data and will be responsible for ensuring that analyses are statistically robust.
This is an ideal role for an early-career researcher with a PhD in the field of statistics and/or quantitative analysis of DNA-based biomonitoring data who is looking to work in an applied setting to enable better decision-making for nature using these tools.
NatureMetrics is a high growth start-up company leading the revolution in molecular biodiversity monitoring, enabling environmental managers to measure and monitor biodiversity with DNA-based tools. NatureMetrics has grown rapidly over the last five years and validated our technology in multiple industry sectors and regions of the world. We now have an exciting scale up plan backed by ambitious and supportive investors. We are a team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same.
The full specification can be found below. To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org including a CV and covering letter, and state that you are applying for the Ecological Statistician role. There is no fixed deadline for applications and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate.