Research Associate in Statistics

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - 37,345 per annum
05 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Mathematics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - 37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 04-Mar-2019

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) in statistics/machine-learning/data-science tenable from 1st March 2019, for a period of two years. This project, funded by the Alan Turing Institute fellowship award “analysis of jointly embedded cyber-security graphs”, will deliver statistical theory and methodology supporting the following aims: a) to find a principled and tractable framework, at the intersection of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, for joint modelling of networks and b) over the course of two years, collaborate with industry and government partners to see prototype algorithms and software deployed on cyber-security applications.

The PDRA will work with Dr Patrick Rubin-Delanchy, in the Institute for Statistical Science, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, collaborating with the Alan Turing Institute and partners, especially within the Turing Defence and Security programme.

The applicant should have, or expect to soon receive, a PhD in Statistics or other theory-driven discipline showing strong mathematical skills.

Evidence of high-quality scientific writing and programming experience are also desirable.

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol is currently on a growth path and is scheduled to move into a state-of-the-art building for the mathematical sciences (a 33m remodelling of the Grade II listed Fry building) in 2019. This will co-locate all mathematical scientists onto a single site with close connections to many scientific schools across the physical and life sciences. The Institute for Statistical Science, in the school, is one of the UK's strongest centres for Statistics. The candidate can therefore look forward to working in a dynamic and vibrant research environment pioneering world-class data-science research.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Patrick Rubin-Delanchy (

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on the 4th March 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people 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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