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Research Associate in Mathematics

Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
Country of Position: 
United Kingdom
Contact Name: 
Dr Edward Cohen
Subject Area: 
Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Start Date: 
November 07, 2016
Expiration Date: 
December 15, 2016
Position Description: 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London to work in the area of statistical signal processing. The position is funded through the EPSRC Grant EP/P011535/1. The RA will work directly with Dr Edward Cohen and will join a vibrant Statistics Section.


The Project title is Wavelet Coherence for Point Processes. Wavelet coherence is a tool for analysing correlations between a pair of non-stationary random processes in time-frequency space. Its use in analysing time series is widespread. The main aims of this project is to develop the theory of wavelet coherence for point processes, and develop and implement methodology for estimating it.


The Statistics Section of the Department is consistently rated one of the top in the country for research. We have 17 permanent faculty and research expertise in several diverse areas including: Signal Processing, Statistical Theory, Applied Probability, Bayesian Methods and Computation, Machine Learning, Big Data and Astrostatistics. Currently we have over 40 PhD students and RAs in the Section who contribute to a young and dynamic environment. We believe we offer a world class training environment for post-doctoral researchers.


The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in statistics, mathematics, electrical engineering or closely related field, or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.


Essential criteria include a proven track record in publishing papers of a high quality in the subject area and a broad and strong background in statistics. You will have experience in carrying out research of high quality, independently and in a team, this evidenced by publications of high quality. The successful candidate will also show a willingness/ability to work within a team, including fluency in written and spoken English for effective dissemination of results in high quality journals and presenting at conferences.

It is essential to have excellent programming skills and experience in giving talks at internationally recognised conferences and workshops.


The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively, independently and within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. You will also be expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication.


For additional information please contact Dr Edward Cohen (


Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2016222KL into "Keywords"). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV (including list of publications) and a cover letter.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs Rusudan Svanidze, Research Operations Manager, Email:

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum).

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Closing date: 15 December 2016 (Midnight GMT)

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