Research Associate / Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Statistical Inference for Mechanistic Models
University of Nottingham, Department of Mathematical Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Statistical Inference for Mechanistic Models (fixed term)

 

Reference
SCI362219X1
Closing Date
Thursday, 16th January 2020
Job Type
Research
Department
Mathematical Sciences
Salary
£27025 to £48677 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Senior Research Fellow minimum salary £39609 per annum (pro rata if applicable)

 

We are looking for a researcher whose expertise lies in statistical inference for mechanistic models, to work with Prof. Gary Mirams on a Wellcome-funded project entitled “Developing cardiac electrophysiology models for drug safety studies”. The central aim of our project is to develop and improve mechanistic models of ion currents in the heart to the stage that they can be used for prediction of drug action and subsequent clinical pro-arrhythmic risk.

 

We believe that our talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team. We are committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Mathematical Sciences.

 

You will be able to carry out research of a high standard, and evidence, through your experience, how you will undertake original research of international excellence. It will be key that you prepare you work for publication in leading journals, and contribute to its distribution at national and international meetings. 

 

You will be an organised researcher who can evidence:

  • A PhD (or close to completion), or equivalent, in mathematics or a relevant branch of mathematics, statistics, control engineering, physics or a closely related discipline.
  • Knowledge of statistical parameterisation/optimisation/inference applied to mechanistic modelling.
  • Programming skills, including optimisation/inference in Python/R/Stan or similar.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

For the Senior Research Fellow appointment, you will additionally evidence:

  • Ability to devise, advise on and manage a research programme. 
  • Ability to create and apply relevant research approaches, models, techniques and methods.
  • A consistent track record of high-quality peer reviewed publications. 
  • Experience in some of the following areas:
    • Model selection
    • Experimental design
    • Uncertainty Quantification

 

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

 

This full-time position is available as soon as possible, and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

 

For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences and active research groups in the Centre for Mathematical Medicine & Biology see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx

 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Gary Mirams email: gary.mirams@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

 

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx


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