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Reminder: Postdoc in adaptive Bayesian methods, Sydney, Australia

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scott <[log in to unmask]>

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scott <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:00:53 +1100

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Deadline extended to 15th January 2008
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Please forward to those who may be interested
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	Research Associate
	Faculty of Science
	SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
	University of New South Wales
	Sydney, Australia
	REF. 5444NET
 
Applications are sought for a Research Associate to take a leading role in 
a research project that aims to develop innovative statistical theory and 
adaptive methods in Bayesian computation, and apply those methods to 
applications in climate extremes.
 
As an integral part of a research team, the successful candidate will:

* Take a leading role in the theoretical development of novel 
  Bayesian methods in at least one of the following areas: Adaptive Markov 
  chain Monte Carlo, Sequential Monte Carlo, slice sampling, perfect 
  simulation.
* Develop efficient algorithms to implement the methods developed.
* Apply Bayesian methods to applications in climate extremes.
* Prepare research papers for publication in internationally peer-reviewed 
  journals.
* Give oral reports and presentations of the research in seminars and 
  conferences.
 
This position is funded by an ARC Discovery Project at the School of 
Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW, and supervised by Dr. S. A. Sisson and 
Dr. Y. Fan. The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW is located in 
the Faculty of Science and is recognised nationally and internationally 
for its excellence in research and teaching. It is a leading Australian 
school on quality measures such as research publications and competitive 
grant funding.  It has well equipped research and teaching facilities and 
offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs 
that attract outstanding students from Australia and overseas. 

Dr. Sisson is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the UNSW Climate Change 
Research Centre (CCRC). The CCRC is a new initiative at UNSW supported by 
strategic priorities funding focused on climate change science. The Centre 
possesses world-class expertise in the dynamics of the global climate 
system with a focus on Australian regional climate extremes and change.
 
Salary range for Research Associate is A$62,347 - A$66,686 per year (plus 
17% employer superannuation plus leave loading)
 
This is a 2-3 year fixed term, full time position. The period of 
appointment will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Start date 
is also negotiable although ideally between January -July 2008.
 
Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their 
application. Women and people from equity groups are encouraged to apply.
 
Please direct any enquiries to Dr. S. A. Sisson on +61 (2) 9385 7034 or 
email [log in to unmask]
 
For the further information visit:
	http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/02110705.html
 
Other web links:
School of Mathematics and Statistics:      http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au  
Faculty of Science:                        http://www.science.unsw.edu.au 
Climate Change Research Centre:            http://www.cedl.unsw.edu.au/

Applications close : Extended to 15th January 2008

#################################################################
S. A. Sisson
School of Mathematics & Statistics   Phone: +61-2-938-57027
University of New South Wales        Fax:   +61-2-938-57123
Sydney 2052, Australia               Web: 
                                     www.maths.unsw.edu.au/~scott
UNSW CRICOS Providor Code: 00098G

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