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Vacancies

From time to time vacancies arise within the department. Posts will be advertised on this page as and when they arise.


Research Associate in Statistics for Sports Performance Data

The Research Associate will work with Dr Ioannis Kosmidis in collaboration with the English Institute of Sports (EIS) as part of a UCL interdisciplinary effort to develop statistical, evidence-based approaches to improving human performance in sports. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of statistical methodology in functional data analysis and variable selection, with particular application to high-frequency dependent data from tracking and monitoring systems that are nowadays used in high-performance sports. The methods will be applied to rich data sets provided by EIS with the aim of characterizing and effectively summarizing the strong statistical and structural interdependencies between health, training, fatigue and performance.

Candidates should hold or be close to submitting a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Statistics, or a closely related field. It is essential that the successful candidate has previous experience of the use and development of methodology in computational statistics, experience of analyising and visualising data and strong programming skills in R or Matlab.

The post comes with a generous travel and research expenses budget, is available immediately and is funded for two years in the first instance.

Closing date: 10 December 2014

Research Associate in Statistics for Network Data (2 posts)

These posts are based in the Department of Statistical Science in collaboration with Mendeley and the Office of Naval Research, and are part of a joint Statistical Science and UCL Big Data Institute effort in developing the statistical foundations of Big Data analysis. The projects are focussed on developing statistical theory and methodology for network inference, including, for example, the development of statistical methodology leading to new network community detection methods; statistical modelling of network heterogeneity in the context of exchangeability, and associated asymptotic theory; approximate inference algorithms for large networks; and applications to the study of academic citation networks and networks of researchers.

Candidates should hold or be close to submitting a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Statistics, or a closely related field. It is essential that the successful candidates have previous experience of the use and development of probability theory for network modelling, an interest in data analysis and strong programming skills in Matlab or R.

The posts are available immediately and are funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 10 December 2014

Research Associate in Statistics/Biostatistics (RDD)

This post is offered jointly by the Department of Statistical Science and the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH), and the Research Associate will be expected to contribute to methodological and applied research being developed in both departments. The post is available immediately and is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

For the first eighteen months work will focus on the MRC funded project: “The Regression Discontinuity Design: a novel approach to evaluating the effect of drugs and treatments in primary care” (RDD), led by Dr Gianluca Baio. In parallel and over the latter eighteen months, the Research Associate will also work on collaborative projects led by PCPH personnel, including several investigations of epidemiological data contained in large administrative registries, such as the THIN database.

Candidates should hold or be close to submitting a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Statistics or Epidemiology. It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of managing large databases, programming experience in statistical software packages e.g. R or STATA and excellent organisational and communication skills. An MSc (or equivalent qualification) in Statistics, Medical Statistics or Epidemiology is also desirable.

The post is available immediately and is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 18 December 2014

Research Associate in Biostatistics

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Biostatistician to collaborate on various health research studies and clinical trials conducted at UCL and the associated NHS Trusts. The post holder will be based in the Department of Statistical Science and will be accountable to Professor Rumana Omar (Head, Biostatistics Group). Health research at UCL, UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital provides a dynamic environment and excellent opportunity for the right applicant to develop a career as a Medical Statistician.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Statistics/Medical Statistics or equivalent work experience and an MSc in Statistics/Medical Statistics. It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of working as a statistician in a health research environment, previous involvement in clinical trials and/or observational studies in health research and strong organisational and communication skills.

The post is available immediately and is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 4 January 2015


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