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Lecturer below the bar in Statistics and Operations Research – Specific Purpose Contract


TITLE OF POST: Lecturer below the bar in Statistics and Operations Research

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Head of Department

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,348 - €51,722 p.a.


Job Description



A doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) or near completion, in a relevant discipline



Teaching and research statistics and operations research




We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer below the bar in Statistics and Operations Research in the department of Mathematics and Statistics. The department is responsible for teaching mathematics and statistics at all levels across the University, and also has a thriving research programme in applied mathematics and statistics.  In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting our commitment to addressing gender equality.


The Statistics group currently comprises five academic staff.  Research interests in the group include Bayesian modelling, functional data analysis, change-point problems, product-partition models, high-dimensional data, mixed models, model-based clustering, chemometrics, multi-level statistical models, evidence synthesis, disease and epidemic models, reliability analysis, biomedical statistics, and classification in cohort studies, as well as industrial problems as part of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI), a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems.


MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.


Essential requirements are:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) or near completion, in a relevant discipline
  • A track record in research and publication in any area of statistics or operations research including, but not limited to Bayesian modelling, functional data analysis and applied statistics.


Desirable requirements are::

  • a commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI;
  • an awareness of how their work can impact more broadly on society and an ability to demonstrate this


As part of their application, candidates are required to submit a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interest (maximum 2 pages).



Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 8th July 2016.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.


Please email if you experience any difficulties


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