Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Sea Level Research

Bristol, United Kingdom
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum on Grade I or £36,613 - £41,212 per annum on Grade J
08 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job number ACAD103548

Division/School School of Geographical Sciences

Contract type Open Ended

Working pattern Full time

Salary £32,548 - £36,613 per annum on Grade I or £36,613 - £41,212 per annum on Grade J

Closing date for applications 08-Oct-2018

This position is part of a five-year European Research Council grant (GlobalMass, including four other positions, which together tackle the challenge of assessing and predicting sea level rise, globally. A better understanding of sea level rise is crucial in the context of climate change, as millions of people live in parts of the world that are threatened by future coastal flooding.

This position is responsible for the statistical framework that combines a wide range of data sets, including both ground-based and satellite, and simulations from physical models, into sea level rise assessments.  Applicants need to be familiar with modern practice in large-scale spatial statistics such as the SPDE approach to Gaussian Markov Random Fields, or the Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation approach, implemented in R. 

The University of Bristol has world-class expertise in both sea level research and computational statistics. This position is a unique opportunity for an early career statistician to develop theory and practice at the cutting edge of modern statistics, and to contribute to a complex but crucial scientific question.

Interviews are likely to be held at the end of October, and the expected start date is January 2019. Informal enquires are welcome.

Contacts:  Professor Jonathan Bamber


Tel: +44 (0)117 331 4129

Professor Jonathan Rougier


Tel: +44 (0)117 928 7782

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on 08 October 2018.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talentedpeople that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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