Vacancy reference
Salary range
£33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Appointment term
Fixed-term (24 months/2 years)
Closing date

We invite applications for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professor Terry Lyons and the DataSıg team at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  These are two-year fixed-term positions, funded by the EPSRC as part of the Programme Grant Unparameterised multi-model data, high order signatures and the mathematics of data science (DataSıg, see and will be part of a multi-university research group (Imperial College London, University College London and University of Oxford) with a hub at The Alan Turing Institute.

The project will involve working closely with the principal investigator Professor Terry Lyons FRS, and the co-investigators to develop the mathematics of signature methods and rough path techniques as they relate to data science. The individuals appointed to these positions will be expected to make significant contributions to the mathematical foundations and also play an active part in the wider development of the project, interacting creatively with the PDRAs associated to the applied team members.

The successful candidates will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a field related to the Programme, alongside a willingness and ability to work effectively with a team of researchers and across disciplines to contribute towards the Programme’s aims and objectives by actively engaging with the broader programme team, strong computational skills and high-level analytical capability.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 157126.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 23rd May 2022 can be considered.

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