Senior Research Associate X 2

Lancaster University - Mathematics & Statistics

We invite applications for Post Doctoral Research Associate positions to work in the recently awarded StatScale Programme. StatScale is an exciting new collaboration between researchers at Lancaster University and the University of Cambridge. 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 John Aston, Richard Samworth (Cambridge). Across both universities, StatScale is looking to hire four post-doctoral research associates – two to be based at Lancaster and two at Cambridge.

You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one of more of the following areas: anomaly detection; changepoint analysis; non-stationary time series analysis, high dimensional statistics, statistical-computational tradeoffs, signal processing, image analysis. Demonstrable ability to produce academic writing of the highest publishable quality is essential.

Application arrangements: We strongly encourage applicants to apply to both universities. Those wishing to do so should submit separate applications to both Lancaster and Cambridge.

Details for how to apply for the Cambridge posts can be found here

Interview arrangements to be confirmed, but likely to be early February. All interviews will take place in Cambridge

Positions available: from 1 March 2017 for 3 years.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Prof Idris Eckley ( or Prof John Aston (

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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