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[Met-jobs] Computational Statistics post in Bristol

From JL Bamber <>
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:41:15 +0100

Postdoctoral fellowship in computational statistics, researching sea level variations (vacancy ref. ACAD102130)

Bristol Glaciology Centre and Department of Maths

University of Bristol

This post is part of a European Research Council grant including four other positions, which together, tackle the challenge of assessing and predicting sea level rise.  A better understanding of sea level rise is crucial in the context of climate change, as millions of people live in parts of the world that are threatened by future coastal flooding.

This post will be responsible for the statistical framework that combines a wide range of data sets, including both ground-based and satellite, into sea level rise assessments.  Applicants need to be familiar with modern practice in large-scale spatial statistics including Gaussian Markov Random Fields.  Applicants will also need good computational skills, since the inference will likely require sparse matrix calculations, and the use of multiple-core machines.

This post is a unique opportunity for an early career statistician to develop theory and practice at the cutting edge of modern Statistics, and to contribute to a complex but crucial scientific question

Funding for the post is up to 48 months.

Informal enquires are welcome. Contacts:  Professor Jonathan Bamber

E-mail:  ,    Tel: 0117 331 4129

Salary : £31,656-35,609

Further details and an application form can be found at ACAD102130 Further Particulars.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2016.

Prof. J.L. Bamber                       tel: 44-(0)117-331-4129
Bristol Glaciology Centre,              fax: 44-(0)117-928-7878
School of Geographical Sciences,        email:
University of Bristol,
University Road,
Bristol, BS8 1SS, UK.

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