Heilbronn Research Fellowships in Data Science

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Heilbronn Research Fellowships in Data Science 

Job number   ACAD103072 
Division/School   School of Mathematics 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   £36,616 - £41,212 
Closing date for applications   17-Jan-2018 

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in Data Science, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Whereas a Heilbronn research fellow would ordinarily divide their time equally between their own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute, exceptionally, the candidate may be able to negotiate up to 80% of personal research time if 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. 

For more information about the Heilbronn Institute, see

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute's work, you 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. You 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 £2,000 per annum 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 2018, though another date may be possible by prior agreement.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming 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 Julia Wolf, at

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

Applications should include a statement of proposed research (no more than one side of A4). Statements should be submitted along with a CV via the University of Bristol on-line application procedure. Candidates should ask three referees to email references to: Ms Chrystal Cherniwchan, Heilbronn Manager, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, University Walk, BS8 1TW, UK. Tel. (+44) 0117 331 5260 Email:, prior to the closing date. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date (these may be sent by email also).

The application deadline is Wednesday 17th of January 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 5 February 2018

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.