Research Associate in Probability (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate in Probability (fixed-term post)

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 04 October 2019

Closing date Sunday 01 December 2019

Interview date Monday 13 January 2020

Reference CC7156


A postdoctoral research position is available in the area of probability, with a start date between February and November 2020 for a period of up to 2 years.

The position is funded by the EPSRC fellowship "Mathematical analysis of strongly correlated processes on discrete dynamic structures" of Dr Alexandre Stauffer. 

The area of research will be centred on the mathematical analysis of random large-scale interacting systems, such as interacting particle systems, random walks and other stochastic processes in random or dynamic environments, percolation, spin systems, and Markov chain mixing time.

The ideal candidate is expected to have a strong background in discrete probability theory, and have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD in mathematics, theoretical computer science or related areas.

The successful applicant will be associated with the probability laboratory (Prob-L@B) of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. Prob-L@B is one of the world’s most vibrant probability groups, with eight permanent members, a large cohort of PhD students and post-docs, and a large number of different research activities and international visitors. 

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work with collaborators of the EPSRC Fellowship, including the probability group at Universita Roma Tre.

Online applications should include:
* an updated curriculum vitae, including a list of publications,
* a one-page research statement with a brief summary about current and future research plans,
* the names and contact details of two academic referees.

For informal enquiries please contact Alexandre Stauffer (

Interviews are expected to take place in December or January and shortlisted candidates will be contacted to participate in a Skype interview.

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

Further details:
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