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Post-doctoral Research Fellow - AR2700SB

University of St Andrews - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £34,304 to £36,382 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 22nd July 2022
Job Ref: AR2700SB

Applications are sought for a committed Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Alexander Stewart conducting research for a John Templeton Foundation funded project entitled Cultural Evolution and the Online Social Contract. The primary duties will be to develop mathematical models of online social behaviour in relation to polarization, echochambers, misinformation and social influence.

The successful applicant will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in Applied Mathematics or a related subject with expertise in Game Theory and/or population modelling.

The post is available for 24 months starting 4th January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further details of the project can be found by contacting Alexander Stewart, email: ajs50@st-andrews.ac.uk or Fiona Macfarlane, email: frm3@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, members of the LGBT community, and other protected characteristics who are 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: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi.

This vacancy will remain open until an appointment is made, applications being assessed on an ongoing basis.

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack. 

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The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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