Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Mathematical Biology, Statistical Physics)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7085583 (Ref:EPSMA1048)

Posted: September 17, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong background in either mathematical biology or statistical physics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our EPSRC-NSF funded project DMS-EPSRC Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Fluctuating Populations, led by Dr Mauro Mobilia (University of Leeds) in collaboration with Professors Alastair Rucklidge (University of Leeds), Uwe Täuber and Michel Pleimling (both at Virginia Tech, USA). Population dynamics traditionally ignores fluctuations and considers static and homogeneous environments. As part of this project, you will investigate the eco-evolutionary dynamics of fluctuating populations shaped by the coupling of demographic noise, arising from random birth and death events, and environmental variability. This is particularly relevant to understand the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. You will deploy a multidisciplinary approach to develop a suite of theoretical tools to describe biologically-relevant models leading to testable predictions in lab-controlled experiments (to be carried out by the group of our project partner Dr Jose Jimenez, Imperial College, London).

With a PhD (or close to completion) in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or a closely related discipline, you will have a strong background in either mathematical biology or statistical physics.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Mauro Mobilia, Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1591 or email: M.Mobilia@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment is unlikely to be made higher than £35,845 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding, with start date of 01 December 2021 (or shortly earlier/after))
Release Date:  Friday 17 September 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSMA1048

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