School of Mathematical Sciences

Lecturer in Applied Probability QMUL5611 menu

Lecturer in Applied Probability QMUL5611

£39,351 - £48,996 (Grade 6)
Closing date: 
Mon, 13/04/2015

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of world-class research across all its disciplines. As part of this strategy, we are in the process of a programme of recruitment in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The School of Mathematical Science has exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, Statistics and Data Analysis. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The research group Probability and Applications is engaged in research focused on combinatorial stochastic processes, discrete random structures, random walks, random matrices and stochastic optimisation, as well as in applications of the probability methods to physics, finance, operations research, modelling of epidemics, service systems and networks. The group supports School's teaching curriculum, which includes existing and forthcoming programmes in Mathematical Finance, Networks and Actuarial Science.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Applied Probability. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate in the broad area of applications of modern probabilistic methods to the real-world problems, who will diversify the strengths of the research group Probability and Applications.

The successful candidate will have a track record of world class research in Applied Probability together with proven ability of using advanced mathematical modelling to address problems of practical significance. The post holder will be expected to identify and develop projects focused on generating impact outside the academic environment, and to teach across a range of topics in mathematics at all levels.

Applicants engaged in probability research reaching to other areas of applied mathematics, including but not limited to analysis of algorithms, scientific computing, mathematical biology, machine learning, optimisation, statistics and data analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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Further Information

The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range £39,351 - £48,996, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan. The successful candidate will be expected to start the post on 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Boris Khoruzhenko (

To apply, please click on the link

Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement.

The closing date for applications is 13 April 2015

Interviews are expected to be held on 02 June 2015

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