D64305R - Research Assistant/Associate (Positive Definite Functions in Geostatistics)

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics

£26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)
£29,301 to £38,183 (PhD awarded)

Interviews will take place end of April/early May 2017.

You are invited to work with Professor Emilio Porcu on the project, “Covariance functions and variograms on spheres and manifolds across time: modelling and inference”.

You will undertake research on construction of positive definite and conditionally negative definite functions associated to (possibly vector valued) random fields defined over spheres (more in general, on manifolds) and evolving over time. The work is related to (a) stationary, (b) locally stationary, (c) intrinsically stationary random fields in both uni and multivariate setting. Under such models, the asymptotic performance of likelihood estimators needs to be established and the literature on such subject is sparse.

You should already have been awarded, or expect to soon be awarded, a PhD in Statistics or a related research area. They should have evidence of research competence in both harmonic analysis and random fields theory.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in geostatistics for space-time processes.

The post is available fixed term for 3 years to commence from June 2017 ideally.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Emilio Porcu (georgepolya01@gmail.com).

More information about the School is at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/maths.

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The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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