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Chair of Statistics, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, UK
viernes, 22 enero 2016

*Chair of Statistics ***

*School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh*

*Closing date: 15th February 2016*

The School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh is looking to appoint a Chair in Statistics as part of the ongoing expansion of the statistics group. The School has over 50 permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows/associates across a broad range of research areas in applied mathematics, operations research, pure mathematics and statistics. Research in statistics within the School is led by Professor Ruth King, holder of the Thomas Bayes’ Chair of Statistics. The research interests of the group include Bayesian inference, computer-intensive methods, hidden process models, statistical emulators, inverse problems and extreme value theory with applications across a wide-spectrum of areas, including the physical, biological and environmental sciences.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate, or show potential for, outstanding achievement in any area of Statistics, including mathematical, methodological and applied statistics. The holder of this professorship will be expected to lead research of the highest standard, to contribute to the continuing development and expansion of the University of Edinburgh into an international centre of excellence in statistics, and to promote an extensive programme of statistical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Furthermore, the holder will be expected to interact with existing statistical activities within the University of Edinburgh and with the mathematical sciences as represented in the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University through the Maxwell Institute, and encouraged to contribute to, and shape the activities within, The Alan Turing Institute(a major EPSRC-sponsored centre for Data Science).

For further details, including how to apply, please see https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id

Informal enquiries may be made by contacting Prof Iain Gordon (Head of School, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Professor Ruth King (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).