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Lecturer in Statistics

Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £39,993 to £47,722
Closing Date:   Monday 15 January 2018
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  A2091

Applications are sought from candidates with experience of methodological statistics research arising from real-world challenges. We particularly encourage applications from those with established collaborations in the medical, environmental or social sciences. You should have a proven track record of publishing research work of international quality and be able to demonstrate clear potential for attracting research funding and research studentships. 

This is an exciting time to join one of the largest and strongest Statistics groups in the UK, comprising 26 academic staff, 10 research associates and over 40 research students. In the 2014 UK research assessment (REF2014), Mathematical Sciences at Lancaster was ranked fifth overall and third for the impact of its research. The Statistics group provides a vibrant and stimulating environment, and plays a primary role in major research activities, including the EPSRC-funded StatScale Programme Grant (www.statscale.org). The department is one of the key partners in Lancaster’s thriving Data Science Institute (www.lancaster.ac.uk/dsi), which has core themes focusing on health, environment and society.

In collaboration with the Department of Management Science, we host the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry, STOR-i (www.stor-i.lancs.ac.uk). The Statistics group is a member of the ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.nwssdtp.ac.uk/), and our Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit leads the EU-funded research training network IDEAS (www.ideas-itn.eu). These activities build on flourishing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Statistics.

New lecturers are provided with mentoring and support, including a reduced teaching and administrative load for the first three years. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies, and seek to promote a healthy work-life balance. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and has held a Bronze award since 2008; the Department of Mathematics and Statistics achieved its own Bronze award in 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Alexander Belton (a.belton@lancaster.ac.uk) or the Head of Statistics, Prof Peter Neal (p.neal@lancaster.ac.uk).

General information about the Department can be found at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/maths/ 

Interviews are scheduled for 26th and 27th February.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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