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Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol - School of Mathematics

Location: Bristol, Lancaster, Oxford, Warwick
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th November 2018
Closes: 4th January 2019
Job Ref: ACAD103513

(Valid from 09/11/2018 To 04/01/2019)

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates to join the new Computational Statistical Inference for Engineering and Security (CoSInES) project. This is a timely project developing new theory and methodology within Statistical Science and Scalable Computational Statistics, with particular focus on applications within the exciting new areas of Data-Centric Engineering and Defence and Security.  This £3M programme is funded by the EPSRC, and brings together research groups from the Universities of Lancaster, Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. A major project partner will be the Turing, in particular its programmes on Data-Centric Engineering (DCE) and Defence and Security (D&S).

We are seeking to recruit five or six research associates to join a team of investigators which includes the five contacts listed below as well as Mark Briers (Turing), Chris Holmes (Oxford), Adam Johansen (Warwick), Anthony Lee (Bristol), and Alex Mijatovic (King’s College London).  It is vital that we employ individuals with complementary skills covering the theoretical, methodological, computational and application-oriented aspects of the project. Some of the appointed research associates will have the opportunity to engage closely with the DCE and D&S programmes at Turing.

Active collaboration across the partner institutions, and with the Turing, is expected. These positions are for up to four years, and at least one appointment will be made to each of the four institutions.  You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline.  The application process is being administered by the University of Warwick. Applicants must apply through the Warwick University’s website for Warwick, Bristol, Oxford and Lancaster posts. Please ensure you state clearly which position(s) you wish to be considered for when applying.

Applications must include a 1 page (max) document in their application which describes how they will be able to contribute to the CoSInES project. Applicants are also encouraged to attend the CoSInES launch day which will be held on 2 November 2018.  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place at Warwick.

Candidates who are considering making an application are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Gareth Roberts (, Professor Mark Girolami (, Professor Christophe Andrieu (, Professor Paul Fearnhead (, or Professor Arnaud Doucet (  Positions available: immediately for up to 4 years.

All applicants should ensure that their referees send a letter of reference by email to (Department Administrator, Statistics, Warwick) by the closing date.

Closing date: 4 January 2019

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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