Research Associate (426294)
 

Salary range :    £33,309 - £35,326 capped due to funding

FTE : 1

Term :  Fixed Term (31 December 2022)

Closing date : 06/02/2022

 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Epidemiological Network Modelling of Forest Threats funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The post holder will work on the Sentinel Treescapes for Plant Biosecurity and Risk Management - Multiple Threats project.

 

Trees across the UK are under increasing threat from pests and diseases as well as climate change. Rapid detection and identification of risks is the key to successful prevention and control. At the same time, the infrastructure for large-scale and long-time monitoring is missing. The project aims to set up a demonstration sentinel treescape focusing on an area of interest containing sections of the transport infrastructure network.

 

The project is led by FERA Science Limited (FERA) and the postholder will work in collaboration with FERA, researchers in the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Tree Council. We are seeking individuals who will develop their own research portfolio and assist with funding applications, policy development and knowledge exchange. You will be experienced in quantitative subjects like mathematics, statistics, physics or computing and will demonstrate a willingness to work across disciplines and to engage with stakeholders and policy makers. The post is initially fixed term until December 2022, but there is the possibility that the contract will be extended.

 

The postholder will join a rapidly expanding Epidemiological Modelling Theme within the Health and Ecology Modelling research group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. You will also benefit from network research based in the Department, particularly the Applied Analysis Group and contacts with Computer and Information Sciences. The post is suitable for applicants with a PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Computing Science, or similar areas. Applicants need to demonstrate an interest to work in an interdisciplinary context.

 

To be considered for the role, you will have a PhD (or equivalent professional experience) in a quantitative discipline with a large modelling component e.g. applied mathematics, mathematical biology, statistics, physics, and informatics. and will have previous experience in development and implementation of modelling tools and/or data analysis.  You will also have knowledge of appropriate research methods; have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload under general supervision, and an ability to work within a team environment.

 

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 25 February 2022.

 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Adam Kleczkowski, 014 548 3657 (a.kleczkowski@strath.ac.uk).

 

 

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Faculty
Faculty of Science
Department/School
Mathematics and Statistics
Staff Category
Research
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 

Salary range :    £33,309 - £35,326 capped due to funding

FTE : 1

Term :  Fixed Term (31 December 2022)

Closing date : 06/02/2022

 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Epidemiological Network Modelling of Forest Threats funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The post holder will work on the Sentinel Treescapes for Plant Biosecurity and Risk Management - Multiple Threats project.

 

Trees across the UK are under increasing threat from pests and diseases as well as climate change. Rapid detection and identification of risks is the key to successful prevention and control. At the same time, the infrastructure for large-scale and long-time monitoring is missing. The project aims to set up a demonstration sentinel treescape focusing on an area of interest containing sections of the transport infrastructure network.

 

The project is led by FERA Science Limited (FERA) and the postholder will work in collaboration with FERA, researchers in the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Tree Council. We are seeking individuals who will develop their own research portfolio and assist with funding applications, policy development and knowledge exchange. You will be experienced in quantitative subjects like mathematics, statistics, physics or computing and will demonstrate a willingness to work across disciplines and to engage with stakeholders and policy makers. The post is initially fixed term until December 2022, but there is the possibility that the contract will be extended.

 

The postholder will join a rapidly expanding Epidemiological Modelling Theme within the Health and Ecology Modelling research group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. You will also benefit from network research based in the Department, particularly the Applied Analysis Group and contacts with Computer and Information Sciences. The post is suitable for applicants with a PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Computing Science, or similar areas. Applicants need to demonstrate an interest to work in an interdisciplinary context.

 

To be considered for the role, you will have a PhD (or equivalent professional experience) in a quantitative discipline with a large modelling component e.g. applied mathematics, mathematical biology, statistics, physics, and informatics. and will have previous experience in development and implementation of modelling tools and/or data analysis.  You will also have knowledge of appropriate research methods; have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload under general supervision, and an ability to work within a team environment.

 

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 25 February 2022.

 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Adam Kleczkowski, 014 548 3657 (a.kleczkowski@strath.ac.uk).

 

 

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