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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Mathematics)

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
Interview Date
20 March 2020
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Role Description


We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate, for a period of 2 years, to support Professor Niall MacKay and the work of the York Historical Warfare Analysis Group. The successful candidate will have expertise in applied mathematics and statistical modelling, and experience of their use in operations research and military history.  The post-holder will also be able to support teaching in the areas of applied mathematics, probability and statistics, and mathematical programming.      


The main purpose of the role is as follows:

  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research, duties to include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
  • To assist with undergraduate teaching in appropriate area of expertise.   

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • First degree in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Computer Science
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related area
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, especially statistical modelling and data analysis, and mathematical programming
  • Research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals
  • Research interests in 20th century international and military history and operations research
  • Skills, abilities and competencies
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination

This is a fixed term contract for a period of 2 years.

Interview date: 20 March 2020

For informal enquiries: Prof Niall MacKay,

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