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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Mathematics

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 25th August 2022
Job Ref: 100056

Location: Birmingham

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

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed term contract up to 6 months (with possible 6 month extension)

Closes: 25th August 2022

Job Ref: 100056

Role Summary

  • The post-holder will take day-to-day charge of the data analysis and mathematical modelling aspects of the project, under the supervision of Drs Touloupou and Prada.
  • They will adapt and/or expand the mathematical model “TRANSFIL” so it is fit for purpose and can be used to tackle the objectives of the project.
  • They will adapt and/or expand the statistical methodologies to integrate geostatistical maps with transmission models of disease dynamics.
  • Expected to engage and travel to the teams at Surrey and Lancaster.
  • Expected to present their work through reports and presentations to collaborators or in conferences and workshops.
  • Expected to write publications based on research findings.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research.
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research related administration.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research.
  • Deal with the problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.
  • Any other responsibilities/tasks that is deemed suitable for the level of this role.

Person Specification

  • Hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in statistics, mathematics, epidemiology or related areas.
  • Track record of strong original research contributions in mathematical modelling, epidemiology or related areas, including publications in leading subject-specific journals within that field.
  • Research experience in Neglected Tropical Diseases would be considered an advantage.
  • High level analytical capability (including demonstrable coding experience in R, Python or other programming language).
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Fluency in relevant statistical and/or mathematical techniques and ability to contribute to developing new ones.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

Informal enquires to Panayiota Touloupou, email: P.Touloupou@bham.ac.uk

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