Data Science Heilbronn Research Fellow

Bristol, United Kingdom
£37,345 - £42,036
25 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mathematics
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern
Full time
£37,345 - £42,036
Closing date for applications

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for Research Fellowships in Data Science, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR). Heilbronn Research Fellows divide their time equally between their own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute. Exceptionally, a successful candidate may be able to negotiate up to 80% of personal research time if working on a relevant topic. Broadly speaking, this would include any foundational methodology supporting the exploitation of large-scale, dynamic, and/or complex data. The candidate must demonstrate prior evidence of such accomplishments and/or an outstanding research track-record in a mathematical discipline (including Mathematical Physics or Theoretical Computer Science), with clearly laid-out plans to transition into Data Science.
HIMR and the Alan Turning Institute have a partnership agreement which enables Heilbronn Research Fellows to carry out their personal research as part of the Turning Institute’s research programme if they wish. The University of Bristol is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute in its university network. For more information about the Heilbronn Institute, see

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute's work, Fellows must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager (see below) about their eligibility before applying. Fellows may become a member of the USS pension scheme.
There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form, because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the Heilbronn Institute. In addition, a fund of at least £2.5k to pay for research expenses will be available to each Fellow.

The Fellowship will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2019, though another date may be possible by prior agreement.
The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Candidates interested in learning more about the working environment at the Institute prior to application are welcome to contact the Associate Chair, Dr Tim Burness, at

For more information about the application procedure, please visit our website:

Candidates must apply via the online University of Bristol recruitment site, and search by the job number or with the keyword Heilbronn Research Fellowship. Candidates also need to include a maximum one page statement of proposed research, along with your CV. Candidates should ask three referees to email references to: prior to the closing date. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received prior to the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd January 2019.

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