Research Associate in Computational Statistics – UCL

Research Associate in Statistics – Ref:1241425
University College London
Department of Statistical Science

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
£32,055-£35,707 per annum

To apply:

Deadline: 22 Apr 2012

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr Ricardo Silva on the computational statistics project “Learning Highly Structured Sparse Latent Variable Models”, funded by an EPSRC grant. The project concerns the development of new models and algorithms for measuring unobserved variables in domains such as social sciences and molecular biology. The goal is to generate new smoothing procedures and new methods for detecting structural dependencies induced by unforeseen latent factors.

The post is available from 1 July 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and is funded until 31 July 2013 (or 13 months after the actual starting date) in the first instance.

* Key Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) or have held a previous postdoctoral position in Bayesian analysis and computational statistics, or very closely related areas. Experience with Markov chain Monte Carlo methods is essential, and knowledge of graphical models, factor analysis and copula modelling desirable.

* Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed following the link at the top of this message, together with some details about the department and an application form.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ricardo Silva, email:, tel: +44(0)20 7679 1879.

For any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Russell Evans, email:, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8311.