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Research Fellow in Bayesian modelling

UCL - Department of Statistical Science

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,099 to £49,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: B04-04792

About us

The Department of Statistical Science at UCL is the longest established university statistics department in the world and has played a pioneering role in the development of the subject since its foundation in 1911. It is one of nine departments in the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and has close links with many other departments, both within the Faculty and outside of it. We teach statistical science at all levels (undergraduate single/combined honours, service courses, MSc and PhD) and carry out research across a wide range of theoretical and applied areas. In the last Research Excellence Framework exercise (2021/22), over 97% of our output was classified as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in terms of originality, significance and rigour. We consistently score highly in the National Student Survey in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.

About the role

The post is part of a Wellcome Trust funded research project: “Evaluating Policy Implementations TO Predict MEntal health [EPITOME]: a Bayesian hierarchical framework for quasi-experimental designs in longitudinal settings”. This is a collaborative projects, involving colleagues at UCL (Department of Psychiatry), Imperial College London (Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and the London School of Economics (Department of Statistics).

The post is offered 18 months initially with the possibility of a 6-month extension and is available from April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary - grade 7: £42,099 (spine point 30) to £49,263 (spine point 36)

About you

The successful candidate must have a PhD in statistics, mathematics or related discipline and a familiarity with Bayesian modelling and health technology assessment, cost effectiveness analysis and Markov models.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. We strongly support UCL’s Equalities and Diversity Strategy, and encourage applications to our vacancies from under-represented groups.

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