Research Associate in Statistics

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Statistics. The post is available for 2 years from 1 September 2018 (or by negotiation).  Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.

The post is connected with Professor Richard Nickl's ERC grant 'Uncertainty Quantification and Modern Statistical Inference'. The Research Associate will work in the broad area of mathematical statistics. Research experience in any of the following subjects is helpful but not necessary: statistical inverse problems, Bayesian nonparametric statistics. The position is associated with a generous research allowance for academic visits/equipment etc., of at least £4K per annum.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Mathematics or 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. The successful candidate may be asked to lecture one course per year at Part III (Masters or graduate) level, or to provide a comparable level of teaching support to other members within the Statistical Laboratory (e.g. examples classes). Duties and their timing are flexible. 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.

Informal enquiries may be directed to LF13677@maths.cam.ac.uk).  For academic enquiries please write to r.nickl@statslab.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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/15386. 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.

Please quote reference LF13677 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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

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