Senior Research Associate in Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

University of Bristol

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary research team of mathematical modelers, epidemiologists and health economists based in Population Health Sciences at Bristol Medical School. You will contribute expertise in mathematical modelling on the transmission dynamics and impact of interventions on HCV, HIV/AIDS and other infections. The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance and will provide a valuable opportunity for obtaining research training and experience. The post is full-time, although part-time will be considered.

The post will involve undertaking mathematical modelling and possible epidemiological analyses focussed on evaluating the impact of different interventions addressing gaps in testing and treatment for HCV that enhance HCV epidemics, with a specific focus on transgender women in San Francisco. You will be involved in the technical aspect of modelling, developing a model of HCV and HIV transmission among transgender women, and undertaking data analyses to parameterise the model. You will collaborate with other members of the team. There may also be the opportunity to collaborate on projects which focus on other high-risk groups such as people who inject drugs.

You have experience in mathematical modelling, preferably of infectious diseases. You must have experience of developing and coding up dynamical models (using Matlab, R or similar), the ability to design and undertake modelling experiments involving data and uncertainty. Skills in undertaking epidemiological data analyses are desirable (using STATA, R or similar packages). You will have strong IT and communication skills and work effectively within a team environment that includes non-mathematicians. It is desirable that you will have an interest in the health issues of others.

Contract type: Open-ended with funding currently available through the end of July 2024

Work pattern: 100% time / 1 FTE (part-time considered)

Grade: J / 2b

Salary: £40,745 – £45,737 per annum (pro rata if part time)

School/Unit: Bristol Medical School

Shift pattern: 35 hours per week (part-time considered)

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 04/07/2023

For informal queries please contact: Hannah Fraser ([email protected] ) or Peter Vickerman ([email protected] )

We recently launched our strategy  to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people – because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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This post offers an excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary research team of mathematical modelers, epidemiologists and health economists based in Population Health Sciences at Bristol Medical School. You will contribute expertise in mathematical modelling on the transmission dynamics and impact of interventions on HCV, HIV/AIDS and other infections. The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance and will provide a valuable opportunity for obtaining research training and experience. The post is full-time, although part-time will be considered.

The post will involve undertaking mathematical modelling and possible epidemiological analyses focussed on evaluating the impact of different interventions addressing gaps in testing and treatment for HCV that enhance HCV epidemics, with a specific focus on transgender women in San Francisco. You will be involved in the technical aspect of modelling, developing a model of HCV and HIV transmission among transgender women, and undertaking data analyses to parameterise the model. You will collaborate with other members of the team. There may also be the opportunity to collaborate on projects which focus on other high-risk groups such as people who inject drugs.

You have experience in mathematical modelling, preferably of infectious diseases. You must have experience of developing and coding up dynamical models (using Matlab, R or similar), the ability to design and undertake modelling experiments involving data and uncertainty. Skills in undertaking epidemiological data analyses are desirable (using STATA, R or similar packages). You will have strong IT and communication skills and work effectively within a team environment that includes non-mathematicians. It is desirable that you will have an interest in the health issues of others.

Contract type: Open-ended with funding currently available through the end of July 2024

Work pattern: 100% time / 1 FTE (part-time considered)

Grade: J / 2b

Salary: £40,745 – £45,737 per annum (pro rata if part time)

School/Unit: Bristol Medical School

Shift pattern: 35 hours per week (part-time considered)

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 04/07/2023

For informal queries please contact: Hannah Fraser ([email protected] ) or Peter Vickerman ([email protected] )

We recently launched our strategy  to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people – because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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