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Lancaster University seeks to make an ambitious and visionary senior appointment (Chair/Reader) in Environment Data Analytics to lead the new Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science together with a senior appointment, Chair/Reader in Environmental Sensing (Ref: A2166), and a recent appointment by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Land/Water Data Modelling. The Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science is a joint venture between the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) at Lancaster University and the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). 

We welcome applications from those with leading expertise across this broad and emerging research field which encompasses modern machine-learning approaches and ‘big’ data methods primarily, but could also include data assimilation, ensembles, emulators, data mining, and those with interests in uncertainty in environmental modelling. We are particularly interested in applicants that can shape this emerging field and apply modern data science methods to the rich datasets within CEH and develop innovations to address key environmental grand challenges.

We are seeking a senior appointment with a strong research track record and with an ability to take on a strategic leadership role and aptitude for directing the development of the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science and an ability to communicate across disciplinary boundaries and working collaboratively with partners in the institutions. 

Informal questions regarding the posts should be directed one of the following:

Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology Professor Peter Atkinson:, Tel: 01524 595203
Director of Lancaster Environment Centre, Professor Phil Barker: , Tel: 01524 510262
Professor Gordon Blair, Data Science Institute: , Tel: 01524 510303

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2018
Category: Academic

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