Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Dr Ian Jermyn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications must be made via Durham University's vacancies portal. The closing date is November 22nd 2017; applications must be submitted by 12:00 GMT on the closing date. Further information about relocation, benefits and so on is available from menus on the portal.
The Statistics and Probability Group currently has 17 permanent academic staff (11 in statistics), 3 post-docs and 27 research students. Uncertainty quantification is a common theme of our research interests which include Bayesian, Bayes linear and non-parametric statistics, and statistical modelling of structure and shape. There is a strong emphasis on foundations, including imprecise probability. Interdisciplinary collaborations within and outside the university on a wide range of applications, in particular those involving computer models, are supported by funding from research councils and industry. Solutions provided to companies and government organisations led to 6 highly rated impact case studies for the UK Research Excellence Framework evaluation in 2014.
The new position is part of significant growth in the group and department, funded largely by an increase in undergraduate numbers. Durham University and the Department rank very highly in the UK for undergraduate education and attract excellent students. An enhanced undergraduate offering, including new degree programmes in statistics, is part of the plan for growth and, by 2020, the department will have a new building, shared with Computer Science. The appointee will contribute to, and help shape the future of, the research and teaching of the Department and will be a good citizen contributing to departmental administration and other wider university activities.
The Department embraces excellence in all its forms and invites all qualified candidates to apply. Durham University is an Equal Opportunities employer; see https://www.dur.ac.uk/diversity.equality/.
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