Back to search results

Research Associate in the Theory of Living or Active Matter (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 3rd February 2023
Job Ref: LE34393

A position exists for a Research Associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Gurdon Institute to work on the theory of living and active matter.

Alongside wet lab work using transgenic mouse models and organoid systems, the Simons group uses analytical and computational approaches to study theories of living and active matter, from mechanisms of cell fate in normal and cancerous states to the morphogenesis of patterned tissues, epigenetic inheritance and machine learning based methods (http://www.simons.group.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/). Current interests of the lab include stem cell density regulation, and the role of injury-induced cellular reprogramming in cancer development. The group benefits from collaborations with experimental partners in the UK and overseas.

With experience in statistical and computational approaches in biological systems or active matter, you will contribute to activities of the group. This may include analysing data from our own lab and collaborative partners or advancing new areas of theoretical/computational research in living and active matter.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance as required. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, and provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The successful candidate will have, or expect soon to receive, a PhD in a relevant subject, such as statistical physics or computer science, and a strong publication record in statistical physics or computational biology. You will be expected to be able to work independently and interact well within a multidisciplinary environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/38388.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE34393@maths.cam.ac.uk or bds10@cam.ac.uk

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

Please quote reference LE34393 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs from University of Cambridge

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge