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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) seeks a strong candidate for a Research Associate position to work on projects in the Mathematics of information, in particular on geometric methods for data clustering and classification. The post holder will be employed by the University of Cambridge and be a member of The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI), based at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics, and have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position.

Only fully completed paper applications will be accepted, to arrive by the closing date of 8th January 2018. To include a CV, list of publications, a research statement (one side only) outlining your current research and future research interests plus a completed CHRIS 6 form Parts I & III (located here http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) Send applications to:

The HR Office Administrator Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics Faculty of Mathematics Centre for Mathematical Sciences Wilberforce Road Cambridge CB3 0WA

Applicants should ask their two referees to send their reference letter to the HR Office Administrator at the above address, one reference to arrive by the closing date.

Incomplete applications or applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 29th January 2018.

This post is available from early July 2018 or later.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Please quote reference LE14136 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research staff positions.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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