Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Modelling

University of Oxford

We’re at present inviting purposes for a Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate (PDRA) to work with Professor Robin Thompson on the Mathematical Institute, College of Oxford. It is a three-year, fixed-term place, funded by a analysis grant from the Biotechnology and Organic Sciences Analysis Council (BBSRC). We anticipate the beginning date for this place to be 1st April 2024 however different begin dates could be negotiated. 

The profitable candidate can be a member of Prof. Thompson’s analysis group throughout the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology within the Mathematical Institute. The postdoctoral researcher will develop data-driven mathematical fashions and related computing code for modelling avian influenza outbreaks in Nice Britain. They’ll use the fashions to check a spread of intervention methods, and collaborate with members of the challenge group based mostly in Oxford and elsewhere (on the College of Warwick and the UK authorities’s Animal and Plant Well being Company). The analysis undertaken on this position can be carried out underneath the BBSRC grant “Modelling to tell interventions throughout Extremely Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks in Nice Britain” (BB/X016137/1). 

The postdoctoral researcher can be anticipated to conduct analysis each independently and collaboratively with different members of the group at Oxford and elsewhere. They’re anticipated to offer casual mentorship of doctoral college students within the group. This place is well-suited to researchers with robust modelling and computational expertise, and offers the chance for conducting analysis with substantial optimistic real-world impression. 

We proudly maintain a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Constitution Bronze Award, which information our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As a part of our strategic intention to enhance employees equality and variety, we might notably welcome purposes from ladies and BME candidates, who’re at present under-represented in positions of this kind throughout the division. 

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Candidates can be chosen for interview purely based mostly on their capacity to fulfill the choice standards as outlined in full within the job description. You can be required to add an announcement setting out the way you meet the choice standards, a curriculum vitae together with a full listing of publications, an announcement of analysis pursuits, and the contact particulars of two referees as a part of your on-line software. (NOTE: Candidates are chargeable for contacting their referees and ensuring that their letters are obtained by the time limit).

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