University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-RF1 [#21606, 100056]
Position Title: Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/20)
Position Description:    

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The School of Mathematics welcomes applications for a Research Fellowship in Applied Mathematics and Statistics to work with Dr Panayiota Touloupou and Dr Joaquin M. Prada (University of Surrey) on the Task Force for Global Health funded project "Efficient post-elimination surveillance strategies for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)". The post-holder will be involved in the development of statistical methods for optimizing NTD diagnostics and sampling strategies for low-prevalence settings, as part of a collaboration with scientists at Lancaster University (Dr Emanuele Giorgi, Dr Claudio Fronterre and Prof Peter Diggle) and leading experts in the World Health Organization and Task Force for Global Health.

The post is available for a period of 12 months. The starting date is 20th of February 2023 or earlier (with some flexibility). Remote working based in the UK can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on 16/01/22.

The successful candidate will join a community of researchers in the Mathematical Data Science group within the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. The group consists of 10 permanent staff as well as a large cohort of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers and has a proven track-record in mentoring and supporting the development of early-career researchers. Applicants should have a PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Epidemiology or related areas awarded or submitted at the time of taking up the position, a strong record of research and publications and familiarity with mathematical or statistical modelling or epidemiology. Please upload your CV, a cover letter (2 pages maximum), a list of publications and names and emails of three contactable referees.

The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff and research fellows to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes. The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

The School also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support Mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices, and is a member of the Piscopia which forms a UK-community of women and non-binary students and mathematics researchers.

The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

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