University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-RESEARCHASSISTANT [#17183]
Position Title: Research Associate Statistical Machine Learning (Fixed Term)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Statistical Machine Learning
Application Deadline: 2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/18, finished 2021/08/07, listed until 2021/07/31)
Position Description:    

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A position exists for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics to work on projects in statistical machine learning on topics such as robustness, privacy, high-dimensional statistics, information theory, and applied probability. The position is funded in part by the Isaac Newton Trust. Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects.

The role holder 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 successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline.

Limit of tenure: between one and two years, subject to the availability of funding.

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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will 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.

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Interview date: as soon as possible after the closing date.

Start date: 1 October 2021 or by negotiation.

Please quote reference LF25105 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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