16 Oct 2020

PostDoc position in Statistics at Lancaster

Senior Research Associate in Statistics

Lancaster University
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Monday 9th November 2020

We invite applications for a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to join the New Approaches to Bayesian Data Science: Tackling Challenges from the Health Sciences programme. This is an exciting, cross-disciplinary research project that will develop new methods for Bayesian statistics that are fit-for-purpose to tackle contemporary Health Science challenges: such as real-time inference and prediction for large scale epidemics; or synthesizing information from distinct data sources for large scale studies such as the UK Biobank. The programme brings together research groups from the Universities of Lancaster, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick. See https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/bayes-for-health/ for more details.

You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one of more of the following areas: Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, statistical machine learning, statistical genetics, inference for epidemics. You will have demonstrated the ability to develop new statistical methodology.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time, is for 28 months.

For further details, including how to apply see: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A3098

Candidates who are considering making an application may contact Professor Paul Fearnhead (p.fearnhead@lancaster.ac.uk) to discuss the programme in greater detail.