0186-24 Research Associate in Mathematics

April 2, 2024

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Computer Science & Digital Technologies

Aston University Main Campus

£39,347 to £44,263
per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term

(36 months)

Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 29 April 2024
Interview Date: 
Monday 27 May 2024
Reference:  0186-24
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 April 2024

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate – Applied Mathematics within College of Engineering & Physical Sciences.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for this postdoctoral research position in the general areas of Bayesian inference and statistical physics. The emphasis of this research will be on employing theoretical and numerical methods from Bayesian statistics and statistical physics to study mode decomposition in optical communication and imaging. 

You should have excellent mathematical and computational skills and have a background in statistical physics and Bayesian inference. 

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Dynamic working is possible for this role, which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.


For informal enquiries, you can contact Professor David Saad at D.Saad @aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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