Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistics

University of Cambridge Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position available in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics to work in the area of Statistics.

StatScale is an exciting collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge and Lancaster University. The programme will tackle the important inference challenges arising from large-scale data and data streams. This multi-million pound research initiative is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the two participating institutions and a number of committed project partners. The programme is led by Idris Eckley, Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster) and Rajen Shah, Richard Samworth (Cambridge). You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one or more of the following areas: high-dimensional statistics, nonparametric statistics and streaming data. Demonstrable ability to produce academic writing of the highest publishable quality is essential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The post holder will be supervised by Professor Richard Samworth.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting

Limit of tenure: two years.

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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement (up to 3 pages), and the contact details of at least two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees supply references by the closing date and are made aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Please quote reference LF24270 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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