We are seeking exceptional researchers to join our new EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare

Research Fellows – 3 posts

£33,574 up to £35,609 per annum on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences brings together the excellent teaching and research of these complementary specialisms. Scientists within the College are active in internationally recognised research across the disciplines playing a pivotal role in all five key interdisciplinary research themes within the University's Science Strategy: climate change and sustainable futures, extrasolar planets, functional materials, systems biology and translational medicine. Further, members of the College have played a key role in developing the research strategy for the £52.5M Living Systems Institute scheduled to open in autumn 2016.

We wish to appoint three outstanding Research Fellows to join the recently funded EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, a £2M award which brings together outstanding scientists from our Systems Biomedicine, Dynamics Systems and Statistical Sciences research groups. The Centre will focus on the development of predictive mathematical models, leading to new technologies supporting clinical decision making for a range of chronic health conditions including cardiac arrhythmias, dementia, diabetes and epilepsy.

With an additional £4M in research funding, the interface between mathematics, computer science and healthcare is one of the most rapidly expanding areas within the University. The research team currently comprises 6 permanent academics, 1 MRC Career Development Award Holder, 1 MRC Skills Development Fellow, 6 Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Research Fellows, 8 PDRAs and 10 PhD students. This new EPSRC Centre is co-located with researchers from the Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, housed in our state of the art Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building.

Three roles are available from 01 July 2016 for a period of 36 months. Individuals who successfully secure external Fellowship funding during their appointment will be further considered for a proleptic appointment. The posts are:

Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Excitable Dynamics (Ref. P51870)

This role will initially focus on the development of numerical and analytical reduction methods for approximation of dynamical phenomena in continuum models of excitable systems, working with Professors Vadim Biktashev and Peter Ashwin.

Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Clinical Electrophysiological Data (Ref. P51796)

This role will initially focus on the development and analysis of mathematical models that can explain the mechanisms underlying electrophysiological data acquired in clinical practice, such as EEG or ECG, working with Dr Marc Goodfellow and Professor Vadim Biktashev.

Research Fellow in Neuroendocrine Modelling and Analysis (Ref. P51797)

The post holder of this role will work on the development of multi-scale network models of endocrine axes and hormonal secretion and understanding the amplitude and timing of exogenous delivery of hormones, working with Professors Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova and John Terry.

For an informal discussion on the posts applicants are welcome to contact the Centre Manager Sarah Warren, email Sarah.Warren@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 726447 or the Centre Director Professor John Terry, email J.Terry@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 725274.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st March 2016. There will be an assessment centre and interview for each post in Exeter on the following dates: 21st March (Ref. P51870), 17th March (Ref. P51796) and 24th March (Ref. P51797). Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.