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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to work in the StatScale Programme. StatScale is an exciting collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge and Lancaster University. The programme will tackle the important inference challenges arising from streaming data. This multi-million pound research initiative is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the two participating institutions and a number of committed project partners.

The programme is led by Idris Eckley, Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster) and Rajen Shah, Richard Samworth (Cambridge). This position would be supervised by Rajen Shah at the University of Cambridge.

You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one or more of the following areas: nonparametric statistics; high-dimensional statistics and statistical-computational trade-offs. Demonstrable ability to produce academic writing of the highest publishable quality is essential.

Please note that this is part of a wider recruitment for postdoctoral research staff to work on different projects in statistics. For further information and to apply for this other vacancy, please visit:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 2 pages together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Rajen Shah (email:

Start date: to be decided by mutual agreement with the successful candidate

Please quote reference LF15541 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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