Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Statistical Genomics

University of Oxford
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£52,815
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Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Statistical Genomics

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LB and Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD.

The Department of Statistics and Somerville College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Statistics. The successful candidate will be an outstanding individual who is, or has the potential to become, a leader in their field. They will also be appointed to a Tutorial fellowship at Somerville College.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Statistics or a related discipline, and an outstanding research record, as well as the potential to attract research funding. The Department seeks candidates with interests in any field of Statistical research, which integrate well with research by current members of the department. We particularly welcome candidates with research interests in genomics, which could include epidemiological genomics and/or the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. They will have the skills and enthusiasm to lecture at undergraduate and graduate level, over a wide range of topics within Statistics, and to supervise students. Early and mid-career academics are encouraged to apply. The Department is actively seeking to provide a healthy work life balance for all of its employees.

Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching, spanning the full range of professor grades in the USA. Associate Professors are appointed jointly by a University department/faculty and an Oxford college, and you will have a contract with both.

The postholder will join the dynamic and collaborative Department of Statistics. The Department carries out world-leading research in computational statistics, machine learning, theoretical statistics, and probability as well as applied statistics fields, including statistical finance (including arbitrage and market microstructure), statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics and statistical epidemiology. We possess state-of-the-art facilities for our teaching and research, including two lecture theatres. The Department enjoys close connections to a range of others within Oxford, including the Big Data Institute (BDI) and the Pandemic Sciences Institute. Research from the Department of Statistics and the Mathematical Institute in Oxford was submitted together for the UK's most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Overall, 78% of our submission was judged to be 4 (the highest score available, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour). This outstanding result is a testament to the breadth, quality and impact of the research produced by colleagues in our two departments, and the outstanding environment in which they work, supported by our excellent professional services staff.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing gender and racial equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford. Applicants will be judged on merit, according to their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Christl Donnelly ([email protected]) or Professor Simon Myers ([email protected]) at the Department of Statistics, and Dr Stephen Rayner directly [email protected] at Somerville College. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Wednesday 19th June can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Tuesday 16th July.

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 169591 Contact Number : Closing Date & Time : 19-Jun-2024 12:00 Contact Email : [email protected] Pay Scale : ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (TF-UNIVERSITY) Salary (£) : Combined salary from £52,815 p.a. plus additional benefits including College benefits of Housing Allowance £11,635 p.a. and a Tutor's allowance of £3,434 p.a. (An allowance of £3,078 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title).

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