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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Biology/Computer Science - AR2609SB

University of St Andrews - School of Biology

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £34,304 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 11th November 2021
Job Ref: 317660

Start: January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Fixed term: 24 months

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed-term (2-year) Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Kevin Laland (Biology, University of St Andrews) and Professor Richard Watson (Computer Science, Southampton University).

The successful candidate will develop computational models of adaptation and evolvability in biological systems that exhibit complex forms of adaptive plasticity (exploratory behaviour). The successful candidate will have a good degree in biology or computer science and a relevant PhD.

The post is available for 24 months starting January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Kevin Laland, or Linda Hall,

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

Please quote ref: AR2609SB

Closing Date: 11 November 2021

Interview Date: Early December 2021

Further Particulars: AR2609SB FPs.doc

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