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Post-Doctoral, Post-Graduate & Under-Graduate Opportunities

Here we list current vacancies and opportunities to work with researchers in the Zeeman Institute:

Professor / Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology & Public Health

Joint post Mathematics & Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK

Permanent position.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor/Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology or Mathematical Public Health undertaking high impact research at the boundary of these two disciplines. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate both the development of novel methodologies, as well as the application of such methods to real world epidemiological / public-health problems. This post is a joint post between the School of Life Sciences and the Mathematics Institute, and the post holder is expected to strengthen the interaction between the departments as well as supporting the continued development of both departments.

The post holder would most likely be based within the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiological Research (SBIDER) which is houses in a dedicated floor of the new purpose-built mathematical sciences building. SBIDER in a group of around 20 staff, 25 PDRAs and 20 PhD students from across campus including individuals from Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. These researchers specialise in bringing sophisticated mathematics to challenges in biological sciences, at the core of this research is a desire to better understand and predict the biological world, often with the ultimate goal of controlling disease.

For further details see:

Post-Doctoral positions.

Research Fellow in Epidemiological Modelling

Mathematics & Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years from as soon as possible (closing date 4th Dec).

We are seeking a highly skilled and quantitative researcher to join our collaborative project providing cost-effectiveness advice for immunisation policy to the Dept of Health and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). An ideal candidate would have a strong background in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, experience with matching models to data and an interest in health economics or predictions for policy.

The successful candidate would join the MEMVIEER team, to be primarily supervised by Prof. Keeling (Maths & Life Sciences), but to strongly interact with Prof Staniszewska (Warwick Medical School) and Profs Petrou (Oxford). This is an extension to a project that has been in operation for the last 6 years; more details of the work within this previous project can be found on the MEMVIE webpage:

The working environment will be in the Mathematical Science Building, in the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER,

For further details see: Warwick_Jobs.

Deadline for applications: 2 February 2020

Independent Fellowships.

The GeMVi project is looking to recruit East African Research Fellows to undertake short term public health oriented projects of relevance to the East African setting. More details and application forms can be found here.

We are always interested in hearing from researchers that are looking to apply for independent fellowships. Depending on background and interests, there are multiple funding sources where SBIDER has had past success:

PhD positions.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in any aspect of Systems Biology or Epidemiological research, there are a number of potential funding sources (in both Life Sciences and Mathematics). For those with a mathematical background, the Zeeman Institute (in partnership with Complexity) has recently won EPSRC funding to renew the Centre for Doctoral Training, MathSys -- which already provides funding for a number of PhD students. For those from a more biological background, the newly opened MIBTP training partnership offers many opportunities to work with us. Alternatively, the graduate school offers information on a variety of scholarships which may be helpful. In all cases, the first step should be to contact someone in the Zeeman Instititute -- look at our People page to find a list of our interests -- we can then usually offer advice on funding routes.

Undergraduate Courses.

Staff in the Zeeman Institute run a number of lecture courses, in different disciplines, that provide a fantastic introduction to our subject areas. In addition, we are always keen to be approached to supervise undergraduate projects and summer projects (support by URSS). Example lecture courses include: