Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA [#20344, NAT01219]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Other
Position Location: London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/08/27 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/05, listed until 2022/08/27)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate £41,593- £49,210 per annum Full time, Fixed term Location: South Kensington Campus Ref: NAT01219

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by UK Research and Innovation and will involve stochastic modelling of single cell dynamics in heterogeneous environments.

The project will develop theory and inference methods for data-driven models of cell populations. A goal is to understand how cellular heterogeneity and history limit cellular behaviour in heterogeneous dynamic environments. The project will involve stochastic modelling of cell growth, division, and gene expression to quantify decision making in bacteria and mammalian cells. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experimental groups.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience in stochastic modelling.

Duties and responsibilities • To work in close co-operation with the principal investigator and collaborators on the project • To take initiatives in the planning and execution of research • To direct the work of small research teams including undergraduate and postgraduate students • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data • To provide guidance to staff and students • To undertake instruction of PhD students as agreed • To supervise practical work and advise students on techniques

Essential requirements • Hold a PhD in mathematics, engineering, physics, computational biology or equivalent level of professional qualification • Experience in stochastic modelling of biological systems. For example, using chemical master equations, agent-based models, or stochastic simulation algorithms • A broad and strong background in stochastic processes, statistical inference, multi-scale models and/or single-cell data analysis • Original research results in stochastic modelling, computational biology, and/or theoretical physics commensurate with career stage • Ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations • Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers

Further Information The position is full-time, fixed term for 24 months from 1 September and you will be based in South Kensington Campus.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the Level A salary range, £36,694- £39,888 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach: • A full CV, • A 1-page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans; and • the details of three referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Philipp Thomas (

Further information about the single-cell dynamics group at Imperial College London can be found here:

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. Find out more about animal research at Imperial.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Closing date: 27 August 2022.

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