Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Statistics. The post is available for up to 3 years from 1 August 2019 (or by negotiation). Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale. The post is connected with Professor Richard Samworth's EPSRC fellowship 'Statistical Methodology and Theory in the Big Data Era', and priority will be given to applicants with expertise in relevant fields, such as high-dimensional and nonparametric statistical inference.
The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Statistics or a closely related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating their research area.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 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 Professor Richard Samworth (email: LF16264@maths.cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference LF16264 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 positions.
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