Vacancies and Research Scholarships
Currently available vacancies:
Research Associate - ESPRC project on Inverse Maxwell problems
Applications are invited for a Research Associate post at Cardiff
University to work on an EPSRC project on solution of inverse Maxwell
problems. To be appointed you must have the ability and enthusiasm to
undertake world-class research involving analysis of partial
differential equations. This position is part of a collaboration
between Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff
School of Mathematics and the College of Engineering at Swansea
University, to develop new algorithms for medical imaging. You will
work primarily with Professor B.M. Brown and Professor M. Marletta but
will also collaborate with other PDRAs and grant holders on the
project. You will possess a PhD in Mathematics or a closely related
Cardiff University has large and successful Schools of Computer
Science & Informatics and of Mathematics, which are well resourced and
enjoy an international reputation for both teaching and research
activities. The School of Computer Science & Informatics is located in
the Queens Buildings complex on Newport Road within the city centre
of Cardiff, while the School of Mathematics is a few minutes away by
Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good
transportation links and an excellent range of housing available. For
more information on the School please visit our websites: http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/ and http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/maths/.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 24 months, starting on 1
September 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 per annum (Grade 6). The level at which the
appointment will be made is dependent on relevant qualifications and
To apply, click here
Closing date: 10 May 2013
Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early
should sufficient applications be received.
3.5 Year Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Statistics
(Joint project between Cardiff School of Mathematics and Office for National Statistics)
The Knowledge Transfer Network for Industrial Mathematics (https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/mathsktn) receives from EPSRC (
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/) an annual allocation of so-called Industrial CASE Studentships to enable PhD students establish industrial-academic
collaborations in mathematics.
Cardiff School of Mathematics and the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
were recently successful in applying for an Industrial CASE Studentships to allow a PhD student to work on a statistical project motivated by a real
practical problem faced by the ONS. The student will be based at Cardiff
School of Mathematics, but will spend a minimum of three months at the ONS (Newport).
“Examination of approaches to weighting for non-response and calibration to known totals in longitudinal surveys of households”
Longitudinal surveys are characterised by waves, repeated approaches to the same subjects, typically with follow-up rules for people who move to
different addresses or different household structures between interview
occasions. The way in which these samples evolve over time, through
patterns of non-response, sample attrition, movements from eligible to
ineligible status, leads to practical statistical challenges in (a) defining the target cross-sectional and longitudinal populations of interest, (b) compensating for differential non-response and attrition to produce estimates which are (at least) approximately unbiased; and (c)
developing weights which compensate appropriately for the original sampling design and any subsequent changes to sample and follow-up rules, for both cross-sectional and longitudinal populations. This project will aim to investigate and develop models for such non-response and attrition.
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University invites applications
for 3.5 year research studentships in any of the following areas:
- Analysis and Differential Equations
- Applied Mathematics
- Mathematical Physics
- Operational Research
The studentships will be based at Cardiff University, in a lively and
vibrant research environment.
Further information for prospective research students and specific advice
regarding the application process for research degrees within Cardiff
School of Mathematics can be found on our Information for Prospective
Postgraduate Research Students page.
Informal enquiries can be addressed by email to Dr Karl Michael Schmidt (Director of Postgraduate Studies, Email: SchmidtKM@cf.ac.uk) or Professor Tim Phillips (Director of Research, Email: PhillipsTN@cf.ac.uk).