D74668R - Research Assistant/Associate (Statistical Modeller)

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

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

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Statistics to the 4-year Natural Environment Research Council funded “Highlights” project, Flood-PREPARED: Predicting rainfall events by physical analytics of real-time data. The project is made up of a research team from Newcastle University who will develop an international leading capability for real-time surface water flood risk and impacts analysis for cities.

You will have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related discipline (awarded or in submission); expertise in Bayesian inference and computationally intensive inferential methodology; track record of research in computational Bayesian statistics and developing efficient programs for statistical computing. You will have excellent statistical computing skills, including familiarity with modern statistical tools and libraries; strong programming skills in R and an efficient compiled language like C/C++ or Java/Scala; excellent written and oral communication skills and in addition effective time management skills.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 36 months.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Darren Wilkinson or Dr Sarah Heaps (darren.wilkinson@ncl.ac.uk) or Dr Sarah Heaps (sarah.heaps@ncl.ac.uk)

School of Mathematics & Statistics: 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. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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