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IMSS Senior Research Fellow in Statistical Science

UCL - Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences - Department of Statistical Science

Location: London
Salary: £44,737 to £52,764 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th August 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: 1878300

Interview Date: W/C 11th Oct

You will lead and carry out a programme of original independent research on a topic of your choice in statistics (including data science) or applied probability, leading to conference presentations and publications in leading journals. You will also contribute to the research environment of the departments of Statistical Science and of Mathematics. A strictly limited amount of teaching will also be required.

Appointees will each be awarded a fund of £9,000 to support their research over the duration of the fellowship.  Two fellowships are available from October 2021, each of three years’ duration in the first instance.  Fellows are expected to be in post by 31st March 2022.

A PhD or equivalent qualification, or evidence of an equivalent level of attainment in research publications, in statistics or a closely related field; a proven record of ability to carry out high quality research in a branch of probability or statistics, including publications in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals; and ability to plan and implement an influential independent research programme.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, including how your research fits into the current profile of the Department of Statistical Science.

A curriculum vitae (including list of publications.  A 3 page (maximum) research plan for the duration of the Fellowship, to include: motivation for, aims and summary of the proposed research; a timeline of activities; plans for dissemination; and plans for supporting the research programme beyond the end of the Fellowship.  The format should be: font 11 pt (except for reference where 9 pt is acceptable), 2 cm margins.

The names and contact details of three referees: please do not provide more or less than the required 3 referees

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Serge Guillas, Director of Research, email

UCL Taking Action for Equality. 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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