Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Research Associate x 2 

Applications are invited for two Research Associates in Statistics. The posts are available for 3 years from 1 August 2018 (or by negotiation). Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.

The posts are connected with Professor Richard Samworth's EPSRC fellowship 'Statistical Methodology and Theory in the Big Data Era', and priority will be given to applicants with expertise in relevant fields, such as high-dimensional and nonparametric statistical inference.

The successful candidates will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Statistics or a closely related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. The role holders will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating their research area.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15290. 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 curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 2 pages together with  the contact details of two  academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Richard Samworth (email: LF13588@maths.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LF13588 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research positions.

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

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