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Research Associate posts at Imperial college

The EPSRC Centre for Mathematics for Precision Healthcare (CMPH) at Imperial is recruiting is for six cross departmental Research Associate posts. The deadline is 15th September.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mathematics-precision-healthcare/opportunities/

This cross-disciplinary Centre brings together mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and physicists to work in tandem with medical scientists and clinicians on the development of new mathematical approaches to precision healthcare. Areas of application span from characterising disease progression using high-dimensional data at the level of the individual, to the modelling and analysis of social networks in epidemiology and public health. All projects involve mathematical development, computational implementation, and application to biomedical and healthcare data. The Centre will provide a focal point for new activities across Imperial, including collaborations with the Data Science Institute, the Institute for Global Health and Innovation, as well as CRUK, BHF and MRC Centres and NHS Hospitals and Trusts.

More information about the centre and the positions can be found on the CMPH website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mathematics-precision-healthcare/ . The text from the advert can found below.

Research Associate Department of Mathematics & other associated Departments Salary £36,070 per annum

Six fixed-term appointments for 24 months

Applications are invited for six posts of Research Associate in the newly established EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare (CMPH) at Imperial College London. This cross-disciplinary Centre brings together mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and physicists to work in tandem with medical scientists and clinicians on the development of new mathematical approaches to precision healthcare. Areas of application span from characterising disease progression using high-dimensional data at the level of the individual, to the modelling and analysis of social networks in epidemiology and public health. All projects involve mathematical development, computational implementation, and application to biomedical and healthcare data. The Centre will provide a focal point for new activities across Imperial, including collaborations with the Data Science Institute, the Institute for Global Health and Innovation, as well as CRUK, BHF and MRC Centres and NHS Hospitals and Trusts.

This initial tranche of six positions under CMPH will develop methods in network/graph theory, control, inference, stochastic processes, dimensionality reduction and dynamical systems towards enhanced clinical understanding and targets for intervention through therapy and policy. Following these initial appointments, CMPH will nucleate and seed further projects in collaboration with industry and healthcare partners. PhD students and other research Fellows will also be appointed within the Centre.

The initial projects are:

Project 1: Characterising disease progression through feature landscapes and clustering of symptoms

Project 2: Transition paths in state space to infer, segment and predict patient trajectories in progressive diseases

Project 3: Integrating imaging and next generation sequencing for the detection of disease states using geometric dimensionality reduction

Project 4: Community detection, roles and information flows in social networks to analyse public opinion and patient engagement in health policy

Project 5: Influencing health beliefs on unobserved social networks

Project 6: Integrating genomics, individual data and contact networks to control infection

Information about each project, including lead academics, can be found on the Centre’s website. Applicants are encouraged to contact the lead academics in projects of interest for further information. Applicants will be considered for all positions, but are encouraged to state their preferred projects.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics or Data Science, Engineering, Control, or closely aligned disciplines, or an equivalent level of professional qualifications.

Successful candidates must have a strong track record of high-quality independent research, previous experience in coding and computational sciences, and demonstrated mathematical ability. Excellent communication skills, a strong interest in the project, and the ability and affinity to work effectively with researchers from a broad range of disciplines are essential.

*Candidates not yet officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant with salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Closing Date 15 September 2016 (midnight BST)

How To Apply Our preferred method of application is online via this website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. Please select "Job Search", then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2016157KL into "Keywords". Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form, also providing a CV, list of publications, and the names of three referees prior to submitting your application.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Mauricio Barahona (m.barahona@imperial.ac.uk) or Dr Chloe Stockford (chloe.stockford@imperial.ac.uk), Department of Mathematics & EPSRC CMPH.

CountryUK
LabEPSRC Centre for Mathematics for Precision Healthcare
Duration/Period24 months
Deadline15/09/2016 0:00
Linkhttp://www.imperial.ac.uk/mathematics-precision-healthcare/opportunities/

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