|Salary:||£36,333 to £43,155 per annum (Grade 6)|
|Placed On:||30th March 2023|
|Closes:||25th April 2023|
Creating a state-of-the-art epidemic indoors intervention simulator
Applications are invited for the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University to work on computational modelling and a state-of-the-art epidemic indoors intervention simulator.
The successful candidate will work with Dr Thomas Woolley and Dr Katerina Kaouri (joint PIs) and in collaboration with Prof Wassim Jabi (CU School of Architecture), to enhance the impact of research conducted with policymakers during the pandemic, through high-fidelity models and new computational tools for managing epidemics. The project will be undertaken in coordination with the Welsh Government and will inform policymaking. The simulator will extend the framework of the COVID-19 Intervention Simulator (https://josh-will-moore.shinyapps.io/Covid_19_Intervention_IBM/) to other viruses and indoor settings and will be coupled to a flexible architectural framework (topologic.app)
The PDRA will acquire a wide range of professional skills and further develop their expertise in mathematical modelling, simulation and simulator/app development. They will have the opportunity to publish in high-quality, high-impact scientific journals, be a key member of an interdisciplinary team and present their results to policymakers.
Candidates with expertise in computational modelling of multiphysics problems, excellent programming skills and expertise in app building are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or other related disciplines.
This position is full-time (35 hours a week), fixed-term for a maximum of 10 months, starting as soon as possible. Part-time applications will be considered but the post must end by 30th April 2024.
Salary: £36,333 - £43,155 per annum (Grade 6)
Please note, the appointment will be made at the bottom of the scale, £36,333 per annum (pro-rata if applicable).
Informal enquiries: Dr Thomas Woolley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Katerina Kaouri (email@example.com)
Closing date: Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
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