University Lecturer in Astrostatistics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
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University of Cambridge, UK
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To be held jointly in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and either the Department of Physics or the Institute of Astronomy

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Astrostatistics.

Salary: £38,896-£49,230

Astrostatistics is the application of statistics to solve the challenges posed by massive and complex datasets in modern astrophysics. This is an inter-disciplinary field in which advances in astrophysics and statistics are obtained by the analysis and interpretation of astronomical datasets.

Applications are invited in any area of astrostatistics, including its theoretical, methodological and computational aspects. The field includes computational statistics, inference, algorithm development, machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, data visualization, signal processing and parameter estimation.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote inter-disciplinary activity in the Departments of the School.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Statistical Laboratory in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The candidate may choose to be a member of either the Department of Physics or the Institute of Astronomy depending on research interests.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in statistics or astronomy or physics or a cognate subject, will have a track record of excellent research publications, & will be expected to lead and pursue a research program of the highest standard. It is expected that their research programme will be firmly grounded in both departments.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching and will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level. (The total teaching load is expected to be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments.) They will contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

For more information about this post and to apply, click on the URL link above. This will take you to the role on theUniversity's Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please submit your application by midnight (GMT) of the closing date of Wednesday, 7th December 2016. If you have any queries about your application, please contact Mrs Mary Howe on the email address given above.

Short-listed candidates will be informed by late December and invited to visit all three departments in January 2017. They will give a presentation on their research work and be invterviewed by  the Selection Committee.

Please quote reference LG10376 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The School of Physical Sciences is active in promoting policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in its workforce. Candidates from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing barriers to equality and diversity in education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Univeristy has a reponsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Current Status of Position: 
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