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[Met-jobs] Research Associate in Statistics for Natural Hazards, London

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:46:33 +0000

Research Associate in Statistics for Natural Hazards, - Ref:1288815

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate, to be 
heldjointly in the UCL Department of Statistical Science and Institute for Risk 
and Disaster Reduction. The postholder will conduct research in Statistics 
related to the £2m interdisciplinary consortium RACER (Robust Assessment and 
Communication of Environmental Risk) funded by the Probability, Uncertainty and 
Risk in the Environment (PURE) program of the Natural Environment Research 
Council (NERC). The research will focus in particular on models for seismic and 
tsunami hazards and involves using state-of-the-art statistical methodology for 
uncertainty assessment and calibration of computer codes.

Candidates should hold or be close to completing a PhD (or equivalent 
qualification) in statistical methodology or applied statistics. It is 
essentialthat the successful candidate will have experience of Bayesian methods 
anduncertainty quantification of complex computer models.

The post is available from January 2013 (or as soon as possible thereafter)and 
is initially funded for 36 months. Salary (inclusive of London allowance) will 
be Grade 7 of the UCL salary scale (32,055-33,826GBP per annum). If the 
successful candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the appointment will 
initially be made as Research Assistant on Grade 6 (28,057-29,585GBP per 
annum), and the appointee will be regraded to Research Associate on completion 
of the PhD.

Further particulars including a job description and person specification for 
the post can be accessed at 
Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy may be addressed to Dr Serge Guillas,, tel: +44(0)20 7679 1867. For any queries regarding 
the application process please contact Dr Russell Evans,, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8311.

Closing Date: 3 December 2012

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