Research Fellow
Dept. of Statistics and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Warwick

An enthusiastic individual is sought as a postdoctoral research fellow, to work in the area of machine learning and spatial statistics. The post is a joint appointment between the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Warwick, and the successful application will be based at The Alan Turing Institute in London (a London allowance will be payable). You will join a team of researchers affiliated with the ATI and led by Dr Theo Damoulas, including research assistants and PhD students in computer science and statistics.

You will be expected to perform high quality research under the supervision of Dr. Theo Damoulas and Prof. Mark Steel, as part of the Turing-Lloyds Register Foundation funded project ‘Air Quality Sensor Networks’. This project is likely to involve hierarchical Bayesian models, nonparametric Bayesian inference, graphical models, active learning, experimental design and issues in spatiotemporal inference such as non-stationarity and non-separability. The expectation is that you will produce breakthrough research results in the areas of sensor placement, high-resolution space-time forecasting, dynamic modelling, and contribute to publishing these results in top rated venues.

You will possess a PhD or an equivalent qualification in Statistics or Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (or you will shortly be obtaining it). You should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: Bayesian inference, spatial statistics, probabilistic machine learning. If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

Informal enquires can be addressed to Dr. Theo Damoulas ( or Professor Mark Steel (

Salary: £29,799 – £38,833 per annum (plus £3000 London Allowance)
Location: The Alan Turing Institute, London
Fixed Term Position for 24 months
The start date is to be negotiated with the successful candidate, but is expected to be no later than January 2019

Closing date: 12 July 2018

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