University of Bath

University of Bath

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability (ED10977)

United Kingdom

Closing in 38 days

Job title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Wednesday 13 September 2023

Closing date Wednesday 01 November 2023

Interview date Monday 20 November 2023

Reference ED10977


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath welcomes applications for a Research Associate in probability to work with Dr Marcel Ortgiese and Dr Matt Roberts, funded by EPSRC.

This is a fixed-term position for 36 months, to start on 1 March 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the role:

The proposed project is entitled "Interplay between geometry and randomness in fitness landscapes for expanding populations" but candidates will also be encouraged to work on other projects alongside this.

The successful candidate will join Prob-L@B, a leading research group consisting of 12 permanent academic staff, 4 postdocs and around 25 PhD students.

There are weekly seminars during term-time and regular reading groups and graduate courses.

There may also be the opportunity (but not the requirement) to do a small amount of teaching as part of the role.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Cécile Mailler ([email protected]), Marcel Ortgiese ([email protected]) or Matt Roberts ([email protected]). However, please submit your application via the University website with:

  • an up-to-date CV
  • a research statement of up to 2 pages, explaining your work so far and briefly outlining any projects that you would like to work on in the future.
  • To reduce bias, the first stage of shortlisting for the position will be carried out anonymously, without reference to the CV or research statement, and only using the questions on the application form. Please complete these questions carefully and take care not to reveal your name or other personal details.

    About us:

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences has over 70 academic staff from all areas of mathematics, and is ranked in the top 100 in the world.

    Our Department emphasises the unity of mathematics and there are strong interactions between all research groups: Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIMS), Numerical Analysis and Data Science, Probability (Prob-L@B), Statistics, Analysis and PDEs, and Algebra Geometry and Number Theory (AGENT).

    Impact is achieved through a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects and industrial collaborations. These activities are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa), which currently has over 80 PhD students.

    In addition, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) promotes and supports cross-campus research activities, industrial and international collaborations, in all areas of mathematics and statistics.

    Various research centres such as the Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), the Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD), and the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics (CNM), provide focus in interdisciplinary collaborations.

    We hold a Silver departmental Athena Swan award and inclusivity is central to the Department's ethos.

    Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides a high quality of life, with good transport links to the rest of the UK and fast train connections to Bristol and London.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
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    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability (ED10977)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 01, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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