Applications are invited for two Research Associates in Statistics. The posts are available for 1 year from 1 September 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 Nickl's ERC grant 'Uncertainty Quantification and Modern Statistical Inference'. The Research Associate will work in the broad area of mathematical statistics. Research experience in any of the following subjects is helpful but not necessary: statistical inverse problems, Bayesian nonparametric statistics. The position is associated with a generous research allowance for academic visits/equipment etc., of at least £4K per annum.
The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Mathematics or 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 holders 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. The successful candidates may be asked to provide teaching support to other members within the Statistical Laboratory (e.g. examples classes). Duties and their timing are flexible. 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.
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.
Closing date is 15th February 2019.
Limit of tenure 1 year.
Please quote reference LF17316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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