University Lecturer in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information, University of Cambridge, UK

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Deadline: 1 December 2017

University Lecturer in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information


Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics








1 December 2017

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information to commence on 1st October 2018 or by agreement. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University scale and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in statistics, mathematics or a closely related subject, and have an outstanding record of research in mathematical aspects of data science. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in statistics. Willingness to engage in an interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research is very desirable.

This Lectureship is based in the Statistical Laboratory and is affiliated with the new Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) which is hosted within the Faculty of Mathematics. It accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical and statistical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data.

The responsibilities of a University Lecturer are to engage in the teaching and research programmes of the Department and University under the direction of the Director of the Statistical Laboratory. Lecturers are expected to supervise PhD students, to apply for research grants, and to participate in administration and examining.

Duties specific to this post might include: supporting the CCIMI Director in running the Institute and contributing to the Institute’s activities such as seminars, supervising students and post- doctoral research associates, offering graduate/advanced courses on a topic of their own expertise within the realm of Mathematics of Information, suggesting researchers to be invited within the Institute’s distinguished visitor programme, facilitating industrial links and helping in outreach activities; engagements within the Faculty of Mathematics, in particular encouraging intra-disciplinary links between applied and pure mathematics and statistics.

The expected total teaching and administration load for this position will conform to the normal expected load for lecturers within the department. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University. Extra remuneration may also be received for additional College responsibilities.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. 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.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, list of publications and the contact details of three academic referees. Please also indicate the contact details of three academic referees and ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to Professor Richard Samworth ( or Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (

Information on initial activities of the Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information can be found here

Further general information regarding the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics can be found at:, and specific information about the Statistical Laboratory can be found at:

Interview dates: Interviews will take place in January

Please quote reference LF10475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underepresented on our academic staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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