Research Associates in Epidemiological and evolutionary consequences of coinfection (2 posts available)

Job Reference : S&E-11324
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 26/02/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Applied Mathematics
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : 2.5 years starting in March 2018 or soon after

This is an exciting opportunity for two highly-motivated postdoctoral research associates to work on the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society-funded project “Epidemiological and evolutionary consequences of coinfection: a multi-scale modelling approach”. The appointments will be made in the School of Mathematics, with numerous interaction opportunities with other departments and national and international collaborators.

The project involves modelling multi-strain and multi-pathogen systems with an explicit description of within-host dynamics and between-host transmission. Candidates will focus on studying and extending the models (integro-differential dynamical systems) and alsose them to gain insight into a range of applications (HIV, TB, Pneumococcus, and antimicrobial resistance).

Both candidates should have, or be working towards, a PhD in applied mathematics or related discipline. Strong mathematical and computational skills are essential, and experience with integral equations or epidemic modelling desirable. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are also essential for such an interdisciplinary project.

These are full-time fixed-term positions, tenable for a period of 2.5 years each, and starting in March 2018 or soon after.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Lorenzo Pellis


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars


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