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Professor of Mathematics or Data Science for Health

University of Birmingham - Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences and College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive salary for the best candidate
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: 81911

Position Details 

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Competitive salary for the best candidate 

Professorial Level 

Full Time / Permanent 

Closing date 30 September 2019 

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide research leadership within the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine. The post holder will develop new avenues for research and teaching within an environment where working beyond traditional discipline boundaries is actively encouraged and supported. Within the domain of application of mathematics and computer science to biomedicine and healthcare, you will have a very well-established track record of impactful research, fuelled by a desire to make a difference to society. You will work to secure significant research funding from a variety of sources, evidencing your ability to successfully lead large and complex research projects. You will demonstrate success in mentoring and supporting early career researchers, from PhD students through to independent Fellowship holders. You will be highly motivated to bring mathematics and data science to new audiences and a desire to contribute to educating students across mathematics, computer science and medicine. The ideal candidate will also have a strong track-record and commitment to internationalisation and have proactively sought opportunities to ensure their research is relevant to communities both within the EU and globally. 

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates who remain under-represented at this level within mathematics applied to medicine. 

About the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine 

Housed within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, the Centre is a newly established group of innovators with backgrounds in mathematics, computer science and physics who are excited by tackling research challenges from biology, biomedicine and the clinic. Under the leadership of Professor John Terry (Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow), our integration within a medical school is intentional. We believe that colocation of laboratories with complementary expertise is critical to address research challenges in modern biomedical research. We value basic and translational research equally, encouraging members of our team to follow their curiosity and see where it takes them. We recognise that for our work to be truly impactful we must pioneer new ways of working that bring communities together. Students, Researchers, Patients and the Public, Philanthropists, Hospitals and Clinics, Industry and Venture Capital, Policy Makers and Regulators forming a single ecosystem within which transformative research challenges are co-created and then solved for societal benefit. 

At the appropriate level, the post-holder will be expected to evidence: 

  • A PhD in a relevant field 
  • A strong and proven research track record with clear evidence of developing and implementing novel research strategies
  • An international reputation for excellence in research through an outstanding publication record in high impact journals
  • Experience of working within and leading internal and external research networks 

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Terry on

Closing Date: 30 September 2019                            

Job Ref: 81911 

Applicants are invited to download the full job description and submit their application online to us, via Please quote reference number 81911 

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