University Lecturer in the Statistics and Mathematics of Information

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £39,992 to £50,618

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Ref: LF10475

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 with a probationary period of five years and 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, apply for research grants, and help with administration and examining.

Duties specific to this post might include: supporting the CCIMI Director in running the Institute, contributing to the Institute's activities including seminars, supervising students and post docs, offering graduate/advanced courses on a topic of their own expertise, suggesting researchers to be invited within the visitor programme, facilitating industrial links and helping in outreach activities.

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. A supplement could be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages at This will link 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 CV, research and teaching statements, list of publications and contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that they are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office to requesting they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

Informal enquiries can made to Professor Richard Samworth ( or Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (

Further particulars for applicants is available at

Information on initial activities of the Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information is located here

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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. DPMMS particularly welcomes applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

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

Job location: 
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Friday, December 1, 2017
Contact name: 
Maths HR Office