Research Fellow in Functional Data Analysis

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
29 May 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you a motivated researcher or a skilled professional returning to academia and looking for your next challenge? Do you wish to work in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities? Would you like to gain first-hand experience in developing novel techniques in statistical modelling and data analytics? 

We are looking for a talented Research Fellow to join a project in statistical modelling and machine learning, which aims to develop a state-of-the-art multivariate extreme value model and package it into a user-friendly commercial prototype software solution. The real-time data feed will be designed using Functional Data Analysis to provide capability of processing diverse input data.

You will work in close contact with Dr Leonid Bogachev (PI) and Professor Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat in the Department of Statistics, where you will join our Modern Applied Statistics and Statistical Methodology and Probability research groups, as well as the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA).

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Statistics, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Data Analytics), together with experience in Functional Data Analysis and Multivariate Statistics. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Leonid Bogachev, Reader in Probability

Tel: +44(0)113 343 4972 or email:


Professor Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, Chair in Data Analytics and Statistics

Tel: +44(0)113 343 9821 or +44 (0)113 343 8802 or email: 

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Mathematics
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 30 June 2021)
Closing Date: Sunday 28 June 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSMA1020
Downloads: Candidate Brief