Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - School of Mathematics and Science

Job Purpose

You will contribute to the SoftMech project, an EPSRC-funded collaborative research project on soft-tissue mechanics with applications to the prognostication of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Further details can be found on the following website: http://www.softmech.org/

In particular, you will be working with Professor Dirk Husmeier on computer-intensive statistical inference in soft-tissue mechanical models based on partial differential equations. The job requires expert knowledge in state-of-the-art machine learning and computational multivariate statistics, especially related to statistical emulation, Bayesian optimisation, non-parametric Bayesian statistics with Gaussian processes, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and numerical integration.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 2 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Vacancy reference: 019719; Closing date: 7 January 2018.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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