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Senior Research Associate – Next-Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure

Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Saturday 06 February 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3255

We invite applications for a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to join the Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure (NG-CDI) programme. NG-CDI is an exciting, cross-disciplinary research project that will forge the foundational research needed to underpin the next generation converged digital infrastructure for the UK.  This £5M programme is jointly funded by BT and the EPSRC. The consortium brings together research groups from the Universities of Lancaster, Cambridge, Bristol and Surrey to work alongside BT, one of the world’s leading communications service providers.

You should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Statistics, Machine Learning, Operations Research or a related discipline. You will be experienced in one of more of the following areas: computational statistics; recommender systems; sequential decision-making. You will deploy these skills to develop methods to suggest responses to anomalies detected on communications networks. A demonstrable ability to produce academic writing of the highest publishable quality is essential. 

You will join two highly supportive research communities: first and foremost you will be part of the exciting NG-CDI community, with ready access to inspiring applications that motivate novel ideas and approaches. In addition, the successful candidate will also become part of the community of post-doctoral researchers based at Lancaster working on advanced and impactful statistical methods.

Candidates who are considering making an application are strongly encouraged to contact Professor David Leslie ( to discuss the programme in greater detail.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 31 October 2022

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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