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Lecturer in Applied Probability or Financial Statistics

Job Reference Number: UOS022450
Contract Type: Open ended
Working Pattern: Full-time
Salary: Grade 8 – £40,792 to £48,677 with potential to progress to £54,765 through sustained exceptional contribution.
Closing Date: 28th May 2019

We are seeking to appoint two lecturers, with research interests in applied probability or financial statistics, to start on 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter. You will be an active researcher within any area of applied probability, or within financial statistics, and should be able to deliver high quality teaching at university level. You will be expected to develop expertise in teaching financial mathematics at undergraduate and masters level.

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Independent Research Fellowships

Our programme for Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.

Long-term Fellows in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield get:

  • the offer of an academic position after their Fellowship
  • a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio

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Fellowship schemes in mathematics and statistics:

The following fellowship schemes are particularly suitable for researchers in mathematics and statistics. Follow the link above for more information about applying for a fellowship, and our deal for independent research fellows.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who is considering applying for a fellowship and nominating the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield as the host institution. Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of School ( with brief details of your proposed application.

Scheme Duration (months) Deadline
Royal Society University Research Fellowships 60 Early September
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships 24 Early September
ERC Grants ≤60 Varies
EPSRC Fellowships 36-60 July and December
MRC Fellowships Varies
BBSRC Fellowships 36-60
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 48-84
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 36 March
Newton International Fellowships 24
Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships 36 February
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 60 September
NERC Independent Research Fellowships 60 October

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