Department of Mathematics, The University of Warwick

930 11634Position ID: 930-RESFELL [#11634, 81244-018]
Position Title: Research Fellow
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Coventry, Coventry West Midlands CV4 7AL, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Epidemiological Modelling, Mathematical Modelling
Application Deadline: 2018/02/08 finished (2018/01/18, finished 2018/08/12, listed until 2018/02/08)
Position Description:    

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University of Warwick

Department of Mathematics

Research Fellow

£29,799 - £38,833 per annum

Fixed term contract for 3 years. (2 posts available)

This is a joint post between Warwick Mathematics Institute (WMI) and The School of Life Sciences (SLS).

The University of Warwick wishes to appoint two ambitious researchers to exciting new post-doctoral positions in epidemiological modelling at one of the UK’s leading universities. The opportunity has arisen due to the successful award of funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation; our aim is to perform research that informs strategic decision-making around plans for the elimination of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT). An international, multidisciplinary research consortium – “HAT Modelling and Economic Predictions for Policy (HAT MEPP)” – will work with key partners in HAT-affected countries to develop regional, policy-ready modelling frameworks and produce predictive results that support decision-makers in the national control programmes. You will work with Dr Kat Rock and Prof Matt Keeling to develop, fit and refine dynamic HAT transmission models for a variety of endemic regions, and communicate modelling results to policy-makers.

You will also work closely with other researchers at the University of Warwick with considerable expertise in mathematical modelling applied to Neglected Tropical Diseases, particularly colleagues in the Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) research group. Close collaboration and regular communication between the post holder and modellers at the Institute for Disease Modeling (Seattle) and funded economists based in the Warwick Medical School and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Switzerland) will be crucial to the successful delivery of the research programme. You will have day-to-day responsibility for constructing and/or tailoring models to incorporate local level details such as spatial structure or new interventions, which will be used as part of analyses for decision-making. The role will also involve some travel to visit policy-makers and national programme leads in partner countries in West and Central Africa (accompanied by other UK based researchers).

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799 pa).

Applicants with expertise in all areas of infectious disease modelling are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquires to: Kat Rock (

Further information on the Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) research group can be found on our website.

Applications should include three referees, a CV with a list of publications and also a research statement. All applicants are asked to ensure that their 3 referees send their references by email to Ann Hume, (Departmental Secretary, Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick) by email to by the closing date.

For further details and to apply online please visit our website below. Minicom users: 024 7615 0554

Closing Date: 8 February 2018

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