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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University of Warwick
Location: Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Duties: This is a 30-month position to join an international and interdisciplinary research project jointly funded by the UK’s BBSRC and the US’s NSF-EEID. The broader project aims to understand how host population structure affects parasite population dynamics, the types of parasites present, and host-parasite coevolution. The postdoctoral scientist will be hosted in the laboratories of Dr. Erin Gorsich and Dr. Amy Pedersen at University of Warwick and Edinburgh. It will focus on mathematical and statistical modelling of parasite coinfection
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have an interest in disease ecology and strong quantitative skills. We aim to recruit someone with a background in either quantitative epidemiology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, or statistics. Candidates with a disease ecology background and an enthusiasm to develop quantitate skills are also encouraged to apply. Because the Zeeman Institute spans multiple departments, we welcome a range of backgrounds with experience working in interdisciplinary environments
   
Text: You do not need Javascript to be able to use this page. Skip to Main Content University of Warwick Job Search: Research Fellow (104031-921) Navigation Create Job Alerts Manage Job Alerts Reset Password FAQ's Not logged in. Research Fellow (104031-921) Click here to go back to search resultsApply NowVacancy Type/Job categoryResearch OnlyDepartmentLife SciencesSalary£31,406 - £40,927 per annumLocationUniversity of Warwick, CoventryVacancy OverviewThere is funding to recruit a PDRA on FA6 for a maximum of 30 months; this might have to be reduced up to maximum 27 months depending on the starting salary of the successful candidate. Postdoc modelling coinfection in structured host populations. The Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (SBIDER) at Warwick is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist focused on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease in structured host populations. This is a 30-month position to join an international and interdisciplinary research project jointly funded by the UKs BBSRC and the USs NSF-EEID. The broader project aims to understand how host population structure affects parasite population dynamics, the types of parasites present, and host-parasite coevolution. To address this question, the project will use three metapopulations of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) as a model system because they have well characterised and varying levels of connectivity. The postdoctoral scientist will be hosted in the laboratories of Dr. Erin Gorsich and Dr. Amy Pedersen at University of Warwick and Edinburgh. It will focus on mathematical and statistical modelling of parasite coinfection and collaborate closely with empirical collaborators at University of Cardiff, and Oregon State University in the US. The ideal candidate will have an interest in disease ecology and strong quantitative skills. We aim to recruit someone with a background in either quantitative epidemiology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, or statistics. Candidates with a disease ecology background and an enthusiasm to develop quantitate skills are also encouraged to apply. Because the Zeeman Institute spans multiple departments, we welcome a range of backgrounds with experience working in interdisciplinary environments. We also support applicants interested in extending this work beyond the desert bighorn sheep system, applying their own expertise to the projects theoretical development, or building on data from other host-parasite systems. If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£31,406 pa). Interview Date: TBCJob DescriptionJOB PURPOSE: Undertake research to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. Develop research and publications in coinfection modelling to enhance the project by engaging with the project lead and project collaborators. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Conduct the projects core epidemiological modelling to investigate how host population structure influences the causes and consequences of parasite coinfection. Help establish a sound research base within the department to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research. Conduct and publish individual and collaborative research projects in appropriate journals. Disseminate the result of research to other reputable outlets and continually update own knowledge and understanding in field or specialism by attending scientific meetings (remote or in person). May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g., for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda. Teaching and Learning Support The post could contribute to the teaching and learning programmes in the department. Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills. May be involved in the assessment of student knowledge and supervision of projects. Administration and Other Activities May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University. Work within budget constraints. The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties. Person SpecificationThe Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in quantitate epidemiology or applied mathematics. (a,c)Essential Criteria 2Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output based on publications and conference attendance. (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 3Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Experience with programming, epidemiological modelling, model fitting, and coinfection (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 4Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation, and training skills (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 5Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team on research programmes. (c)Desirable Criteria 1Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects. (c)Further ParticularsFor further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. The post - Postdoc modelling coinfection in structured host populations The Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (SBIDER) at Warwick is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist focused on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease in structured host populations. This is a 30-month position to join an international and interdisciplinary research project jointly funded by the UKs BBSRC and the USs NSF-EEID. The postdoctoral scientist will be hosted in the laboratories of Dr. Erin Gorsich and Dr. Amy Pedersen at University of Warwick and Edinburgh. It will focus on mathematical and statistical modelling of parasite coinfection and collaborate closely with empirical collaborators at University of Cardiff, and Oregon State University in the US. The Project The broader project aims to understand how host population structure affects parasite population dynamics, the types of parasites present, and host-parasite coevolution. To address this question, the project will use three metapopulations of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) as a model system because they have well characterised and varying levels of connectivity. Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa. The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individuals differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders PolicyAs an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the Universitys Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice. Closing Date29 Sep 2021Apply NowEmail this job to a friend Sign in | © MMXIII | Terms | Privacy | Cookies | Accessibility
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