Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA7 [#17749]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Location: London, London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Maths
Application Deadline: 2021/06/23 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/28, finished 2021/12/25, listed until 2021/06/30)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Research Associate

Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Section, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: South Kensington Campus, London

Salary: £40,858- £44,434 per annum

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics. The position is funded by UK Research and Innovation and will involve stochastic modelling for single-cell analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project will develop theory and inference methods for stochastic agent-based models of cell populations. A specific goal is to integrate stochastic models of cell growth with time-lapse data of bacteria and mammalian cells to understand how cellular heterogeneity impacts cell proliferation. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experimental groups.

Essential Requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

• Hold a PhD* in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Engineering, Computational biology or related areas • 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 modelling, statistical inference, and/or single-cell data analysis • Original research results in stochastic processes, 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 • Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and method • Ability to keep accurate records of research results and activity

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range, £36,045- £39,183 per annum.

Further Information

The position is full-time and fixed term for 30 months. The expected start date is 15 July 2021 or soon thereafter. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.

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 (

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 where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. 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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 23/06/2021 To apply, please visit and search for the reference NAT00930.

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