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Research Associate in Probability (fixed-term contract)

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

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Thursday 13 January 2022

Closing date Sunday 30 January 2022

Interview date Friday 11 February 2022

Reference CC9030

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We welcome applications for a Research Associate position in probability to work with Dr Matt Roberts, funded by the Royal Society. The project will involve either (dynamical) random graphs and noise sensitivity, or branching processes with spatial dependence. The successful candidate will join Prob-L@B, a leading research group consisting of 12 permanent academic staff, 5 postdocs and around 30 PhD students. There are weekly seminars during term-time and regular reading groups and graduate courses. There may be the opportunity (but not the requirement) to do a small amount of teaching as part of the role.

This is a fixed-term position for up to 14 months, to start as soon as possible.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Matt Roberts ( or Sarah Penington ( However, please submit your application via the University website with:

  • an up-to-date CV
  • a research statement of up to 2 pages.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has over 70 academic staff from all areas of Mathematics. There are strong interactions between Statistics, Probability and Applied Mathematics, as well as a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects and industrial collaborations. These activities are supported by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa), which has an annual intake of 10-15 research students. In addition, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation promotes cross-campus research activities and international collaborations.

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment, and both hold an Athena Swan Silver award.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension
  • an employer who wants you to enjoy a work life balance and we offer a generous annual leave allowance to recognise that. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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