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University of Bath Research Associate in Mathematics for Deep Learning (Fixed Term)

University of Bath - Mathematical Sciences

Location: Bath
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 Grade 7, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 12th July 2022
Job Ref: CC9557

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is looking for a Research Associate to join the EPSRC Programme Grant EP/V026259/1 on the “Mathematics of Deep Learning” (Maths4DL).

About the programme:

Maths4DL is a joint programme run by the University of Bath, the University of Cambridge and the University College London. The successful candidate will join a close knit team led by Prof Chris Budd OBE and Dr Matthias Ehrhardt (Bath), Profs Carola Schoenlieb and Richard Nickl (Cambridge), and Profs Simon Arridge and Bangti Jin (UCL). The team combines leading expertise in deep learning, partial differential equations, optimal transport, optimisation, numerical analysis, scientific computing, probability, and inverse problems.

The Vision and Ambition of Maths4DL is to develop a comprehensive mathematical, statistical and computational framework that addresses foundational challenges of deep learning related to

  • interpretability,
  • robustness and generalisation
  • statistical confidence
  • computational challenges with large-scale models and high-dimensional data.

Duties of the research associate include developing and conducting individual & collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects as part of the overall work of the Maths4DL programme. You will need to communicate material of a technical nature and build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instruction and plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area of Maths4DL. There are generous funds available for conference attendance, travel, computer equipment, training & career development.

This is a fixed-term position for up to 33 months, starting in September 2022.

About you:

This is an outstanding opportunity to conduct ambitious research at the forefront of mathematics, statistics & machine learning. You must have (or about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or a closely related field). You will be experienced in one or more of the following areas: inverse problems, machine learning, mathematical imaging, mathematical or computational analysis, optimisation and/or data science. Experience in programming is desirable (e.g. MATLAB / Python, Tensorflow / PyTorch).

As part of your application, please upload a scientific CV, a cover letter & a 1-page research statement.

About us:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath has over 70 academic staff from all areas of Mathematics. Our Department emphasises the unity of Mathematics and there are strong interactions between research groups. Impact is achieved through a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects, & industrial collaborations.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Matthias Ehrhardt (m.ehrhardt@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Lisa Kreusser (lmk54@bath.ac.uk)

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality & intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal & professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, & the City of Bath with its historic charm & social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

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