First listed on: 08 July 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics

Faculty of Science/School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in statistical methods
  • Engage in real world collaborative partnerships
  • Be mentored by internationally renowned researchers

 At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.

About the role

A fantastic opportunity exists for two highly motivated, early career researchers to contribute to developing UTS’ research in the field of statistics. Under the direct supervision of Distinguished Professors Louise Ryan and Matt Wand, your role will be funded through Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Both professors are internationally recognised leaders in statistical science and both members of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Wand’s main interests are in statistical methods and computational statistics, while Professor Ryan’s are more grounded in applications, especially health and the environment. Under the guidance and mentoring of Professors Ryan and Wand, you will be encouraged and supported to develop and pursue your own individual research agenda.

UTS has been granted an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 (NSW) (ADA) to conduct a targeted recruitment program for Women. For one of these roles, only applications from female candidates will be considered.

About you

To be successful in securing one of the positions you will have:

  • Doctoral qualifications in Statistics or related field
  • Previous experience in conducting research in statistical science
  • Track record of peer reviewed publications
  • Familiarity with the R computing environment.
  • Broad knowledge of statistical design and analysis.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently as well as the ability to work in a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and writing skills, as needed to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups to contribute constructively as a member of the University.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $78,170 to $123, 067 pa (Level A/B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed-termbasis for 2 years. 

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply button and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC137777.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


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