Senior Research Associate – Next-Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
£34,804 – £40,322
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ref: A2896
Job Title: Senior Research Associate – Next-Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure
Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £34,804 – £40,322
Closing Date:  8 January 2020
Contract: Temporary

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We invite applications for a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to join the Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure (NG-CDI) programme. NG-CDI is an exciting, cross-disciplinary research project that will forge the foundational research needed to underpin the next generation converged digital infrastructure for the UK.  This £5M programme is jointly funded by BT and the EPSRC. The consortium brings together research groups from the Universities of Lancaster, Cambridge, Bristol and Surrey to work alongside BT, one of the world’s leading communications service providers.

You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics, Machine Learning, Operations Research or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one of more of the following areas: computational statistics; recommender systems; sequential decision-making. You will deploy these skills to develop methods to suggest responses to anomalies detected on communications networks. A demonstrable ability to produce academic writing of the highest publishable quality is essential.

You will join two supportive research communities: first and foremost, you will be part of the exciting NG-CDI community, with ready access to inspiring applications that motivate novel ideas and approaches. In addition, the successful candidate will also become part of the community of post-doctoral researchers based at Lancaster working on advanced and impactful statistical methods.

Candidates who are considering making an application are strongly encouraged to contact Professor David Leslie ( to discuss the programme in greater detail.

Position available: immediately for 2.5 years.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.