University of Bath

818 16310Position ID: 818-ECO [#16310, CC7798]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bath, BA Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: eco-evolutionary modelling
Application Deadline: 2020/10/12 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/21, listed until 2020/10/12)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed. ***

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the project entitled “The eco-evolutionary dynamics of age-specific resistance to infectious disease”.

The project is led by Dr Ben Ashby (Principal Investigator, University of Bath, UK) and Dr Emme Bruns (Co-Investigator, University of Maryland, US). It is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant NE/V003909/1.

The project seeks to study the eco-evolutionary dynamics of host resistance to infection at various life stages, and in turn, how age-specific resistance affects the evolution of infectious diseases. It builds on the recent work published by the two investigators in this area. There will also be opportunities to contribute to and develop projects in the general area of evolutionary biology of hosts and parasites.

You should have a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline with experience of mathematical biology.

We are looking for someone who already has some expertise and knowledge relevant to the project, in particular in evolutionary or eco-evolutionary modelling with some experience of coding. You will also be enthusiastic about the subject and willing to learn new methods and areas of mathematics and biology when the research on the project requires it.

You will be able to focus on your research as the post carries no teaching or administrative duties. You will be encouraged to conduct research visits and will have access to travel funds to do so.

This is a full-time role based at the University of Bath, and is being offered on a fixed-term basis for 2 years to start after 1 December 2020 by mutual agreement.

For any informal queries or questions please contact Dr Ben Ashby (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

We are not accepting applications for this position through Mathjobs.Org right now. Please apply at
Contact: HR, 01225383105
Postal Mail:
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Web Page:

© 2020 MathJobs.Org, American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.