University Lecturer in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information to commence on 1st October 2017 or by agreement.  Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University scale and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in statistics, mathematics or a closely related subject, and have an outstanding record of research in mathematical aspects of data science. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in statistics. Willingness to engage in an interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research is very desirable.

This Lectureship is based in the Statistical Laboratory and is affiliated with the new Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) which is hosted within the Faculty of Mathematics. It accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical and statistical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data.

The responsibilities of a University Lecturer are to engage in the teaching and research programmes of the Department and University under the direction of the Director of the Statistical Laboratory. Lecturers are expected to supervise PhD students, to apply for research grants, plus administration and examining.

Duties specific to this post might include: supporting the CCIMI Director in running the Institute and contributing to the Institute's activities such as seminars, supervising students and PostDocs, offering graduate/advanced courses on a topic of their own expertise within the realm of Mathematics of Information, suggesting researchers to be invited within the Institute's distinguished visitor programme, facilitating industrial links and helping in outreach activities; engagements within the Faculty of Mathematics, particularly encouraging intra-disciplinary links between applied and pure mathematics and statistics.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University. Extra remuneration may also be received for additional College responsibilities.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to Professor John Aston ( or Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full CV, research and teaching statements, list of publications. The contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to requesting they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. DPMMS particularly welcomes applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

Please quote reference LF10475 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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