Postdoctoral Researcher Researcher in Statistics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, NUI Galway
Ref. No. NUIG RES 122-22
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 30-month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from July 2022 to contract end date of December 2024. This is a co-led project with Dr. Andrew Simpkin at NUI Galway and Prof. Norma Bargary at the University of Limerick. The successful candidate will join Dr. Simpkin’s research group at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at NUI Galway. This group’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. The candidate will also work closely with Prof. Bargary and collaborators at UL, and collaborators at the University of Bristol.
Supported by Science Foundation Ireland, NUI Galway wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to grow our research programme in developing statistical models and algorithms to analyse high-dimensional, multivariate data measured using sensor technology. Such data are now routinely measured in diverse sectors including medicine, the automotive industry, sports, manufacturing and the Internet-of-Things. The development of interpretable, computationally efficient statistical models suitable for complex data of this type has become an important enabling technology, with multiple applications in both academic and industry-relevant questions. The central objectives of the project are to develop new, robust statistical models to describe the behaviour and relationships between multivariate, high-throughput sensor data and their temporal derivatives (i.e. velocity and acceleration), develop innovative prediction models for multivariate sensor data, construct novel clustering algorithms to identify and summarise important structures in the data, and demonstrate increased computational efficiency, so that the methodology is applicable to modern, large-scale datasets.
Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 per annum per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).
Start date: Position is available immediately
Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Andrew Simpkin, NUI Galway email@example.com
To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Andrew Simpkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please put reference number NUIG RES 122-22 in subject line of e-mail application.
Please include the following information in your application:
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday, June 7th 2022
This vacancy has been posted via the MACSI website on behalf of Prof. Norma Bargary.
Please note NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer. All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment
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