Vacancy reference
Salary range
7.1-7.4: £33,309 - £36,382 per annum
Appointment term
Fixed-term (20 months)
Closing date

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Heather Harrington on an exciting project in applied algebra and topology for data science with applications to biology. This is a full-time position, fixed-term for 20 months, and is supported by a research grant from the Royal Society. The funding allows for up to £2,000 towards relocation.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Algebraic Systems Biology group with responsibility for carrying out research in applied algebra and/or computational topology for biological systems and assist in organising activities relevant to this group. They will write up their results for publication, present papers at conferences and contribute ideas for new research projects, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities. They will also be involved in student projects and/or outreach activities.

You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in in applied/computational algebraic geometry, applied/computational algebraic topology, data science/networks or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in applied algebra and/or topology, algebraic statistics, machine learning, and/or computational biology to be able to work within established research programmes. You will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings, alongside the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 156434.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 16th May 2022 can be considered

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