Lecturer in Data Analysis

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£38,592 - £53,353 per annum
13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional Applied Mathematician to the post of Lecturer in Data Analysis. 

This School hosts the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre (MSRC), a large hub for the pursuit of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research whose members address challenges spanning a widespread range of topics. The School is thus perfectly positioned within the Higher Education Sector to train mathematicians, statisticians and data analysts to address the challenges of modern society where mathematical literacy is at the core of challenges ranging from healthcare to climate change. Our research interests and strengths extend all the way to address problems in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, which we address through the rigour of our Mathematical methodology and innovative analytical and computational tools.  

The School and MSRC provide a vibrant, stimulating, and collaborative environment with strong partnerships with academia and industry. As the sole provider of University-level education in Mathematical Sciences in Northern Ireland, we have at the core of our mission both the advances of research within the context of our genuinely global-scale research environment, and the training of skilled, competent scientists and teachers to support the growth of the Northern Irish economy and society. 

The successful Applied Mathematician will undertake advanced research primarily in Statistics and Data Analytics, develop and support the School’s and MSRC’s research agenda connected to data analysis, and lead interdisciplinary cross-School and cross-Faculty initiatives addressing challenges in Big Data. 

The post holder will support our new Undergraduate curriculum in Mathematical Sciences through the delivery of research-led applied mathematics modules that have a strong connection to both academia and industry. They will champion innovation and excellence through their teaching practices, thus contributing to delivering a genuinely world-class student experience. The post holder will also contribute to administration and/or outreach activities, capitalising on the possibilities offered by the intrinsically multidisciplinary nature of their area of research. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • A relevant degree with a PhD in Data Analysis, Statistics or Mathematical Sciences;
  • Demonstrate at least 3 years postdoctoral research experience in Data Analysis, Statistics or Mathematical Sciences;
  • A strong record of publications in Data Analysis, Statistics or Mathematical Sciences in peer reviewed/refereed journals or invited presentations that are REF returnable in accordance with stage of career;
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs and potential to establish an independent sustainable research programme;
  • Evidence of contribution of research income generation;
  • Evidence of contribution to national and international collaborations; and
  • Evidence of teaching experience including, but not limited to undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching, assessment and/or training activities.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development. 

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays).

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality. 

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Thomas Huetteman (Associate Director of Education for Mathematics) at t.huettemann@qub.ac.uk

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