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Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling

The University of Edinburgh - CMVM/MGPHS/Usher Institute/CGH

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th July 2022
Closes: 24th August 2022
Job Ref: 4673
 

Closing date: 24th August 2022, 5pm

Contract Type - Full time (35h/week)
Fixed Term - Flexible start date and end date 30/04/2025 

The Centre for Global Health at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an enthusiastic and outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join a collaborative research team working on infectious disease modelling.

The Opportunity:
This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our team working on the Wellcome-funded IVOR (Impact of Vaccines on Resistance) project. The postholder will use a unique dataset from a multi-year cluster-randomised vaccine trial in Vietnam to understand the epidemiology of drug resistant pneumococcal carriage in children. The Research Fellow will lead the mathematical modelling of the drug resistance endpoints of the trial. The position offers exceptional opportunities for public health impact and scientific contribution in the priority area of antimicrobial resistance. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Katherine Atkins (Katherine.Atkins@ed.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in Mathematical modelling, Computational Biology, Maths, Stats or a related quantitative discipline
  • Proven ability to use a coding language to solve problems (e.g. R, Python, C++ etc)
  • Evidence of ability to independently develop and deliver high quality research
  • Evidence of ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing

Click here for a copy of the full job description 

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

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