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lecturer position in Data Centric Engineering and Statistics, Imperial College London

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2018 by xi'an

My friend and Warwick colleague Mark Girolami sent me this announcement for a permanent Lecturer position at Imperial [College London], funded by his recent research chair by the Royal Academy of Engineering (congrats, Mark!). Deadline is April 13, so hurry up!!!


postdocs positions in Uppsala in computational stats for machine learning

Posted in Kids, pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by xi'an

Lawrence Murray sent me a call for two postdoc positions in computational statistics and machine learning. In Uppsala, Sweden. With deadline November 17. Definitely attractive for a fresh PhD! Here are some of the contemplated themes:

(1) Developing efficient Bayesian inference algorithms for large-scale latent variable models in data rich scenarios.

(2) Finding ways of systematically combining different inference techniques, such as variational inference, sequential Monte Carlo, and deep inference networks, resulting in new methodology that can reap the benefits of these different approaches.

(3) Developing efficient black-box inference algorithms specifically targeted at inference in probabilistic programs. This line of research may include implementation of the new methods in the probabilistic programming language Birch, currently under development at the department.

Methodological developments in evolutionary genomic [3 years postdoc in Montpellier]

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by xi'an

[Here is a call for a post-doctoral position in Montpellier, South of France, not Montpelier, Vermont!, in a population genetics group with whom I am working. Highly recommended if you are currently looking for a postdoc!]

Three-year post-doctoral position at the Institute of Computational Biology (IBC), Montpellier (France) :
Methodological developments in evolutionary genomics.

One young investigator position opens immediately at the Institute for Computational Biology (IBC) of Montpellier (France) to work on the development of innovative inference methods and software in population genomics or phylogenetics to analyze large-scale genomic data in the fields of health, agronomy and environment (Work Package 2 « evolutionary genomics » of the IBC). The candidate will develop its own research on some of the following topics : selective processes, demographic history, spatial genetic processes, very large phylogenies reconstruction, gene/species tree reconciliation, using maximum likelihood, Bayesian and simulation-based inference. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in mathematical and computational evolutionary biology, with interest in applications and software development. The successfull candidate will work on his own project, build in collaboration with any researcher involved in the WP2 project and working at the IBC labs (AGAP, CBGP, ISEM, I3M, LIRMM, MIVEGEC).

IBC hires young investigators, typically with a PhD plus some post-doc experience, a high level of publishing, strong communication abilities, and a taste for multidisciplinary research. Working full-time at IBC, these young researchers will play a key role in Institute life. Most of their time will be devoted to scientific projects. In addition, they are expected to actively participate in the coordination of workpackages, in the hosting of foreign researchers and in the organization of seminars and events (summer schools, conferences…). In exchange, these young researchers will benefit from an exceptional environment thanks to the presence of numerous leading international researchers, not to mention significant autonomy for their work. Montpellier hosts one of the most vibrant communities of biodiversity research in Europe with several research centers of excellence in the field. This positions is open for up to 3 years with a salary well above the French post-doc standards. Starting date is open to discussion.

 The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

Living in Montpellier:


Contacts at WP2 « Evolutionary Genetics » :


Jean-Michel Marin :

François Rousset :

Vincent Ranwez :

Olivier Gascuel :

Submit my application :

Chair in Glasgow

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Statistics, University life with tags , , on February 15, 2011 by xi'an

A position opening in one of my favourite departments (10 visits and 22 Munroes), due to the retirement of a great co-author!

University of Glasgow
School of Mathematics & Statistics
REF: 00025-7

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great, broad-based, research-intensive universities. Central to our strategic development plan, ‘Glasgow 2020: A Global Vision’, the University has created 23 senior positions in the newly established Colleges of Science & Engineering, Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and Arts. Some of these positions will cross traditional subject boundaries to lead cross-College themes including energy, biomedical engineering, health & wellbeing and medical humanities.

The Chair of Statistics, established in 1966, will become vacant on the retirement of Professor Michael Titterington in the summer of 2011.  The successful applicant will be an established scholar with an outstanding international reputation, have a profile of world-leading research in Statistical Methodology, have proven excellence in attracting competitive research funding, and the ability to innovate and lead change across all aspects of research and learning.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of School, Professor Nicholas Hill ((44) 141 330 5176, or to the Head of Statistics, Professor John McColl ((44) 141 330 4749, Information about the Statistics group and its research is available from the School website. Apply online.

Closing date: 12th April 2011.

Computational position in Texas

Posted in R, Statistics, University life with tags , , on November 9, 2010 by xi'an

José Bernardo forwaded this announcement that sounds quite attractive (conditional upon living in a remote part of Texas!)

Senior Faculty Position in Computational Statistics At Texas A&M University

As part of a recognition of the increasing importance in the modeling and computational sciences, the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University is recruiting for a senior faculty position in computational statistics as broadly defined. This position is one of three new senior lines dedicated to computational science that were created as part of an initiative led by the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. Considerable startup funding is available.

Computational science has become inherently multidisciplinary. As a result, successful candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and leadership, both within the statistics discipline and in multidisciplinary initiatives. Documentation of such success should include a record of publication in both statistics and a multidisciplinary application area as well as examples of collaboration and program building. Special emphasis will be placed on computational methods involving hierarchical modeling, uncertainty quantification and systems biology.

Texas A&M University is a university of approximately 50,000 students and 3,000 faculty members. The Department of Statistics (37 members) is one of the largest departments in the US and is listed among the Top 5 departments from public institutions in the most recent rankings of US News and World Report. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the search committee chair at searchcommittee[[@]]

Individuals who wish to be considered for this position should send a copy of their CV and a letter of interest to:
Recruiting Committee Chair, Computational Statistics Search Committee
Department of Statistics
3143 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-3143.

Electronic submissions will also be accepted and should be sent to:  Searchcommittee[[@]], with Computational Statistics in the Subject Line. Additional information and letters of reference will be solicited after a preliminary review. Review of the applicant pool will begin January 15, 2011.  Start dates are flexible and the position will remain open until filled.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Obviously, I quite like the focus on computational stats posted in this offer. (The last line is also interesting in that it reflects a growing concern for academic couples!)

Position at Imperial

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , on October 23, 2010 by xi'an

A tantalising (in my opinion!) position of Chair in (Bayesian) Astrostatistics at Imperial College London:

The Astrophysics Group at Imperial College London invites applications for a position in statistical astrophysics at the level of Professor or Reader in the Physics Department. The post is available from 1 September 2011. This position is part of a broader initiative in astrostatistics in collaboration with the Statistics Group of the Mathematics Department. As part of this initiative, the department will appoint two further positions at Lecturer level, one in the Physics Department, one held jointly with the Statistics Group.

Position in Purdue

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , on January 7, 2010 by xi'an

My Bayesian alma mater, the Department of Statistics in Purdue University, is calling for applicants on a statistical bioinformatics position:

The Department of Statistics, Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2010 at the Assistant Professor level in the area of statistical bioinformatics. This hire will join an exciting and established group in statistical bioinformatics.

The Department of Statistics offers a stimulating and nurturing academic environment. More than 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty members direct research programs in a broad range of areas complementary to statistical bioinformatics. Further information about the department is available at

All applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, be committed to excellence in teaching, and have demonstrated strong potential for excellence in research. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. For all positions in Statistics, please visit to apply.