Heilbronn Research Fellowships

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research invites applications for Heilbronn Research Fellowships. Fellows divide their time equally between their own research and the internal research programme of the Heilbronn Institute, which offers opportunities to engage in collaborative work as well as individual projects. Fellowships can be held at any of our partner institutions: Imperial College LondonKing’s College LondonUniversity of BristolUniversity College LondonUniversity of Manchester. We expect to make up to six appointments in Bristol, one appointment at each of the London Colleges (Imperial, Kings, and UCL), and up to three appointments in Manchester.

The process for applying is different this year: candidates only need to make one application, even if they are interested in applying for a Fellowship in two or more of our host institutions. Applicants can indicate their preferred host institutions. The selection committee will include a representative from each partner institution.   

Research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Computational Statistics, Data Science, Number Theory, Probability, and Quantum Information.  These areas are interpreted broadly: Fellows have previously been appointed with backgrounds in most areas of Pure Mathematics and Statistics, and in several areas of Mathematical/Theoretical Physics. 

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, Fellows must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager (himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk) about their eligibility before applying.  

The salary range for these Fellowships is £38,017-£42,792 depending on previous experience, plus the London weighting where appropriate. There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished PhD thesis having been accepted in final form (we expect Fellows to hold a PhD before working at the Heilbronn Institute).  In addition, a fund of at least £2.5K pa to pay for research expenses will be available to each Fellow. Fellows may become a member of the USS pension scheme. 

The Fellowship will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2020, though another date may be possible by prior agreement. Extensions for up to a further three years are possible, and may be held at a wider range of universities. 

The Heilbronn Institute is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. For more information, please see https://heilbronn.ac.uk/opportunities/ 

Please complete an application form via this link. In order for applications to be complete, applicants will also need to send a one page statement of proposed research, along with a CV, to himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk, and arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to the same address, prior to the closing date.  

The further particulars for the Heilbronn Fellowships can be viewed here.

The application deadline is 11.59pm GMT, Sunday November 17th 2019.

Data Science Heilbronn Fellowship

Applications for the Data Science Heilbronn Fellowship should be made through the University of Bristol recruitment webpage.

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in Data Science, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR).  

Heilbronn Research Fellows divide their time equally between their own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute. Exceptionally, a successful candidate may be able to negotiate up to 80% of personal research time if working on a relevant topic. Broadly speaking, this would include any methodology supporting the exploitation of large-scale, dynamic, and/or complex data. The candidate must demonstrate prior evidence of such accomplishments and/or an outstanding research track-record in a statistical or mathematical discipline (including Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Computer Science), with clearly laid-out plans to transition into Data Science.  

HIMR and the Alan Turing Institute have a partnership agreement which enables Heilbronn Research Fellows to carry out some of their personal research as part of the Turing Institute’s research programme, if they wish. The University of Bristol is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute in its university network.  Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, Fellows must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager (see below) about their eligibility before applying. Fellows may become a member of the USS pension scheme. 

The salary range is £38,017-£42,792 depending on experience, with a salary supplement of £3.5k pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form, because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the Heilbronn Institute.  In addition, a fund of at least £2.5k to pay for research expenses will be available to each Fellow. 

The Fellowship will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2020, though another date may be possible by prior agreement. 

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Candidates interested in learning more about these Fellowships can contact the Director of the Institute of Statistical Science, Professor Oliver Johnson, at O.Johnson@bristol.ac.uk 

Candidates must apply via the online University of Bristol recruitment site, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/ and search by the job number or with the keyword Heilbronn Research Fellowship. Candidates also need to include a one page (no more than one side of A4) statement of proposed research, along with a CV. Candidates should ask three referees to email references to the Heilbronn Manager: himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk prior to the closing date. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received prior to the closing date. 

Further particulars for the Data Science Heilbronn Fellowship can be viewed here.

The application deadline is 11.59pm GMT, Sunday November 17th 2019. 

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