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Assistant Professor in Mathematics

University of Birmingham - School of Mathematics

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Closing Date: 5th December 2021

Interviews and teaching assessment will take place w/c 10th January 2022 

The Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB) seeks to recruit an Assistant Professor. The SMQB is a unique interdisciplinary activity, bringing together outstanding scientists from our Schools of Mathematics, and Computer Science, and the Institute for Metabolism and Systems Research. It has strong links with a number of other university activities, including the Healthcare Technologies Institute, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science, the Centre for Digital Health and the Centre for Human Brain Health. Supported by core funding of £7M, alongside external research grants of £4M, the Centre currently consists of 3 Professors, 1 Birmingham Fellow, 3 Independent Research Fellows, 9 Postdoctoral Researchers and 2 PhD students. The Centre additionally has significant professional services support, comprising a Centre Manager, Senior Research Manager, Communities Engagement Manager and a Senior Administrator.

The primary research themes of the Centre are:

  • mathematical and computational modelling of biomedical and clinical systems;
  • neuroscience and neurology;
  • neuroendocrinology, metabolism and reproduction;
  • wearables and sensors.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with expertise in one or more of these themes.

You will contribute to a range of research, teaching and administration.  In addition you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining generous, mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, and ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others can carry out theirs. Research and Teaching within the SMQB reflects our interdisciplinary ethos and respects the cross-School nature of our Centre. For example, many researchers within the Centre have a strong translational focus, with significant industry and clinical involvement. Further, the post will contribute to the development and delivery of new post-graduate taught provision within Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as the development of online professional development training in quantitative methods for biology and medicine. The role will further contribute to supervision of Biomedical Science projects within the Medical School and the delivery of our new MSc in Biomedical Innovation.

Further information about the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine can be found at

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Rebecca Ward, SMQB Centre Manager in the first instance, email

To apply for the role applicants must submit their CV and provide answers to the required questions on the application website. These answers should clearly explain how you satisfy the essential criteria for the role, as detailed within the ‘Person specification’ section of the job description.

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

What we can offer you

Working at the University of Birmingham brings many benefits, from generous holiday leave, to reward and recognition. The University offers a range of benefits to help you achieve a better balance between your family and work responsibilities. We provide discounts on childcare and have two day nurseries and a holiday club on or near campus. In addition, you can benefit from a number of retail offers and discounts and you will have the opportunity to join private medical and dental schemes such as the National Dental Plan. For more information about staff benefits, please visit:

Our beautiful campus is one of our greatest assets. We are like a city within a city with all our buildings and amenities on a single site. Our striking architecture and 250-acres of parkland will inspire you to make the most of your time here and not only that but it has all the amenities of a small town. You will find bars, shops, a hair salon, opticians, travel agents, a concert hall, fine art gallery, geology museum and major banks on campus. You will also be able to take advantage of the fruit stall and regular Farmer’s Markets that take place here.

In addition you will have access to all of the University's facilities such as the sports centre, library, outstanding nurseries, research facilities, faith support, wellbeing services, staff clubs and networks.

Applicants are invited to apply on-line via our e-recruitment system. This can be found at Please quote post number 97846 in any correspondence.

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296 with potential progression once in post to £56,587, grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th October 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: 97846
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