Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Next Generation Approaches to Connect Models and Quantitative Data in Biology

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

We invite applications for a research assistant position, funded by BBSRC, to work with Professor Ruth Baker at The University of Oxford, and Professor Michael Stumpf at Imperial College London, on an exciting collaborative project aimed at providing new approaches to connect models and quantitative data in the biosciences. The post holder will be based in the group of Ruth Baker, part of the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical Institute. A similar post is also available in the group of Professor Michael Stumpf at Imperial College London. This is a 3 year fixed-term position and is available from 1 January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will perform mathematical research to develop a complementary suite of approaches that will enable researchers in the modern life and biomedical sciences to (i) estimate model parameters and (ii) perform model selection for agent-based and multi-scale models of biological phenomena. They will provide an average of 3 hours per week of teaching for 24 weeks of the year, for which additional remuneration will be paid.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in applied mathematics, computational statistics or a related discipline, and be able to demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge in likelihood-free inference to carry out the programme of research described above.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant using the email address below quoting vacancy reference 131513.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date.)

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 8 November 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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