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Lecturer in Statistics


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £35,845 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (1 year)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1219519PJ-R

Applications are invited for a one-year position of Lecturer in Statistics within the School of Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southampton.

This position is part of an EPSRC-funded multidisciplinary collaborative project between Statistics at the University of Southampton, Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. The project will develop methodology for robust discovery of complex chemical products using automated techniques.

The position will include lecturing duties on the MSc Statistics and Statistics with Applications in Medicine programmes, equivalent to 7.5 CATS points. 

The Southampton arm of the research project is led by Professor David Woods. The successful applicant will also collaborate with the other grant investigators and supporting research staff and PhD students.

The main focus of the project will be the development, implementation and application of novel methods for Bayesian optimal design of experiments for complex nonlinear models. To effectively address the substantive applications from chemistry and chemical engineering, the developed methodology will need to address multi-stage and multi-level sequential experimentation, using appropriate computational techniques to facilitate the efficient search for optimal designs.

You will be a proactive and experienced researcher who has, or is about to obtain, a PhD in Statistics or equivalent professional qualifications and research experience.

You will have good communication skills and be able to interact effectively with collaborators in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and other scientific disciplines. A background in Design of Experiments and/or Bayesian modelling and computation is essential. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be made to Professor David Woods, telephone +44 (0)23 8059 5117, email:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1219519PJ on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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