|Salary:||£33,348 to £43,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||10th April 2023|
Fixed Term, Full-Time Contract – available until 30th September 2023.
Start date, as soon as possible, to be agreed with the successful candidate. 36.5 hours per week.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to support ongoing research in the project entitled ‘Development of Bayesian network methodology for CB aggressor systems’. Jointly with the MoD, Professor Jim Q. Smith has devised a graphically supported Bayesian time series model to model processes leading to weapons containing chemical or biological ingredients. A draft report of this work is now extant. During the second phase of the project the underlying model will need to be further developed, algorithms designed, coded up and tested against a simulated data set based on an algorithm provided by the MoD. Having been tested against the delivered data sets we expect that the methodology will need to be modified so that the forecasts it produces are better calibrated to the environment. As well as reporting on the methodology to the MoD we plan to submit at least one research paper to a good statistical journal outlining the new Bayesian models and methodology we have described.
The post-holder will become part of the world-renowned Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick and work closely with the PI, a team of researchers and other experts in the Applied Statistics & Risk Unit who are developing Bayesian Decision Support Systems.
Your application should include a CV and list of publications. You should ensure that your 2 referees send their references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Lynn McLean, Resources Manager, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick) by the closing date.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Jim Q Smith (J.Q.Smith@warwick.ac.uk).
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.
Interview date – TBC.
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
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