Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in the Mathematics of Measurement


University of Cambridge

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the National Physical Laboratory

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in the Mathematics of Measurement

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Salary: GBP 30,175-£38,183 per annum (Research Associate) or GBP

39,324-£49,772 per annum (Senior Research Associate)

Closing date: 15 August 2017

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are seeking strong candidates for a Research Associate / Senior Research Associate position to work on a collaborative project in the Mathematics of Measurement. The postholder will be employed by the University of Cambridge and affiliated with both CCIMI and NPL, with part of their time spent in the CCIMI based in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge and the other part in the NPL offices based in the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or at the NPL main site in Teddington, Southwest London. The exact percentage of time spent at each institution will vary as appropriate over the course of the project, with the expectation of a minimum of 20% of time spent at NPL (either at the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or the main site in Teddington) and the University of Cambridge throughout.

Appointment will be made either at Research Associate level

(£30,175-£38,183 per annum) or at Senior Research Associate level

(£39,324-£49,772 per annum) for an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or closely related discipline), and have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position. In the case of an appointment being made at Senior Research Associate level, additional duties would include managing research budgets and programmes, identifying sources of funding, contributing to teaching and supervising/mentoring research students and colleagues.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit: .

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 statement, list of publications and the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 18 September.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at:

Please quote reference LE12567 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge and NPL value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and historically have been, under-represented on the University of Cambridge Mathematics Departments’ research staff.

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

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