University of Bath Prize Fellowship

Job title University of Bath Prize Fellowship

Department Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Salary Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 09 November 2017

Closing date Sunday 31 December 2017

Interview date Thursday 01 February 2018

Reference SF5353

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Our Prize Fellowships offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to join a cohort of like-minded rising research stars. These two-year research fellowships in our priority research areas are part of a scheme intended to fast-track fellows to a permanent appointment at Bath.

We are seeking 21 future academic leaders across a range of disciplines who will benefit from our well-resourced and supportive research environment.

As a member of this elite group, you will be on track to become a key member of our research community with a permanent academic position. Our supportive community successfully nurtures ambitious early stage researchers and provides for the requirements of their developing research programme.  Read more about our Prize Fellowships.

The Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) is an innovative and agile leader in mathematical sciences in the UK. Its mission is to develop and apply mathematical sciences research, aiming especially at economic and societal impact, and to generate fundamental insights beyond the mathematics discipline.
IMI engages across many disciplines and sectors; for example, the Institute has current or recent projects that link to application areas that include natural hazard risks, data analysis for social policy, materials science, automotive engineering, physiology, and imaging.
IMI seeks to recruit a Prize Fellow to work in one of the following three areas:
  • Machine learning, especially at the interface of probabilistic modelling and neural computation, and in the mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence systems.
  • Statistics and data science, especially novel methodologies and their applications in environmental science, healthcare, or bioinformatics.  
  • Mathematical modelling in industry, especially in the development of analytical and computational mathematically-based skills, and their application to industrially-based challenges.
Applications are invited from candidates working in one of these areas, which may be broadly interpreted. 
As part of your application you must provide:
a completed application form
an outline of your research plans over the next 3-5 years, showing how you will complement and enhance research within the priority research area (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11)
a CV 
The application process will ask you to select which area of research you wish to be apply for. If you are applying for more than one research area under the same faculty or institute, then you will need to specify this when prompted. 
If you are applying to more than one faculty or institute then you will need to submit separate applications for the different vacancies.  To help you with this, our online recruitment system allows you to save your previous applications and re-submit them.
Please contact Jonathan Dawes, Director of IMI in the first instance
Interview Dates

Weeks commencing 15th January and 22nd January 2018 - Stage 1 interviews (via Skype/telephone)

Week commencing 29th January 2018 - Stage 2 interviews

The Institute and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the present gender balance within Departments, and particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in academic posts.

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

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.