Research Associate in Mathematical Statistics (Two posts) – University of Cambridge


Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Salary: £28,694 p.a.-£37,394 p.a.

Up to two positions exist for a postdoctoral research associate in mathematical/theoretical statistics to work on Dr Richard Nickl’s ERC grant entitled Uncertainty Quantification and Modern Statistical Inference. The successful role holder(s) will be expected to start on 1 October 2016 or earlier by negotiation and funding is available for two years.

You will be expected to contribute to the activities of Dr Nickl’s research group by undertaking independent and/or collaborative research projects. You will be expected to plan and manage your own research and administration. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. No teaching obligations are attached to this position, although a possibility to teach suitable graduate courses within the Department may arise. The grant is also endowed with a generous research and travel allowance.

The successful candidate(s) will have a PhD in mathematics, statistics or a closely related area. Candidates with a research background in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: high-dimensional and non-parametric statistics; Bayesian non-parametrics; statistics of stochastic processes; and concentration of measure/empirical process theory/random matrix theory.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr R. Nickl (

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge’s Job Opportunities pages ( This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage. Applicants should inform their referees that we will contact them and that references must be returned by the closing date.
Limit of tenure: 2 years

Closing Date: 10th January 2016

Quote Reference: LF07257

Interview date: End of January / Early February 2016

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