Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - Computer Science

This post is available immediately until 30 April 2021 to work on the NERC funded BigFoot project.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The BigFoot project focusses on the estimation of windstorm footprints in the UK using both conventional and unconventional data. The post involves working as part of a team and you will be responsible for the development of Bayesian Hierarchical models for the spatial extent of the windstorm footprint.

The post will involve the development of spatio-temporal statistical models for characterising the extent and shape of windstorm footprints, using both conventional and unconventional data to estimate the models. The successful applicant will be able to program statistical models (e.g. in R/Python/Matlab), present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information orally, in writing and electronically, and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

We are recruiting two posts to develop statistical and machine learning approaches to the problem. This post (P58142) will work with Dr Theo Economou on the development of spatio-temporal statistical models.

 The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information please contact Dr Theo Economou, e-mail

The Computer Science Departments have a Silver Athena SWAN award as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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