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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Mathematics

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th July 2022
Closes: 15th August 2022
Job Ref: 100012

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434.

Contract Type: Fixed term contract, up to 3 years 

Role Summary

The School of Mathematics welcomes applications for a Research Fellowship in Industrial and Interdisciplinary Mathematics to work with Dr Fabian Spill, Reader (Associate Professor) in Applied Mathematics and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, and interdisciplinary and industrial collaborators, including at AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Siemens, on exciting projects developing mathematical and machine learning models to make an impact on industrial and societal challenges.

The successful candidate will join a community of researchers in the Applied Mathematics group within the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, and the campus-wide interdisciplinary environment provided, for example, through the Institute of Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI and the Healthcare Technologies Institute. The Applied Mathematics group consists of over 20 permanent staff as well as a large cohort of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers and has a proven track-record in mentoring and supporting the development of early-career researchers.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science of similar quantitative disciplines, a strong record of research and publications and a desire to work on industrial and societal challenges. Familiarity with mathematical or statistical modelling or data science is required. Please upload your CV, cover letter (2 pages maximum), a list of publications and names and emails of three contactable referees.

The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff and research fellows to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes.

The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The School is also is a member of the Piscopia which forms a UK-community of women and non-binary students and mathematics researchers.

The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

The position is available at grades 7 or 8. An appointment at grade requires substantial evidence of high-quality academic research with demonstrated impact on industrial and societal problems.

Informal enquires to Fabian Spill (f.spill@bham.ac.uk) or Olga Maleva (O.Maleva@bham.ac.uk)

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

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