Data Science Heilbronn Research Fellowship

The role

School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in Data Science, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR).

HIMR & the Alan Turing Institute have a partnership agreement which permits Heilbronn Research Fellows to carry out some of their personal research as part of the Turing Institute’s research programme. The University of Bristol is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute in its university network.

The salary range for this Fellowship is £39,745-£44,737 depending on previous experience. There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a PhD thesis having been accepted in final form. In addition, there is a fund of at least £2.5K pa towards research expenses.

The Fellowship will be for three years, with a preferred start date of 1 October 2023, though another date may be possible by prior agreement.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers in mathematics & we particularly welcome applications from women & other under-represented groups. For more information, please see

These positions are funded through the UKRI/EPSRC ‘Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences’. For more information about the Heilbronn Institute, see

Candidates need to include their CV & a statement of proposed research (no more than one side of A4) including, if appropriate, details of their plans to transition to Data Science. They should also ask three referees to email references to: [email protected] prior to the closing date. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received prior to the closing date.

Informal enquiries about the research environment can be made to the Director of the Institute of Statistical Science, Professor Oliver Johnson, at [email protected]

We anticipate holding interviews on Friday the 20th of January 2023. 

The application deadline is 11.59pm GMT, Sunday November 13th 2022.

What will you be doing?

Heilbronn Research Fellows divide their time equally between their own research & the classified research programme of the Heilbronn Institute.

The area of the Fellowships includes any foundational methodology supporting the exploitation of large-scale, dynamic, and/or complex data. Candidates must demonstrate prior evidence of relevant accomplishments and/or an outstanding research track-record in a mathematical discipline (including Mathematical Physics or Theoretical Computer Science) supported by clearly laid-out plans to transition into Data Science.

You should apply if

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, Fellows are required to obtain & maintain a national security clearance. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager, [email protected] about eligibility before applying.

Additional information

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees send their letters of reference to [email protected] by 11:59pm on Sunday 13th November 2022. This instruction supersedes any information in the online application form suggesting that referees are contacted directly by the University.

We seek to attract, develop, & retain individuals from the widest possible talent pool & the broadest possible range of backgrounds.  We are committed to building an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive & reach their full potential. We particularly welcome applications from Black African, Black Caribbean & other minority ethnic groups, as they are currently under-represented across our university.