Warwick Mathematics Institute Vacancies
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ACADEMIC VACANCIES (in order of closing date)
Please note that referees are required to send three letters of recommendation by the closing date for all academic vacancies (see linked adverts for details).
- Research Fellow: Two-year post available from 1st October 2015 (negotiable) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the ERC Starting Grant project “Random Graph Geometry and Convergence”, to work with Dr Agelos Georgakopoulos. You will have a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics. A strong background in enumerative and analytic combinatorics, or random graphs, or random walks on graphs or groups would be an asset, but candidates from related fields are also welcome. Ref No: 75515-015 Closing Date: Sunday 1st March 2015.
- Five Research Fellow posts: Applications are invited for 5 postdoctoral research fellow positions [4 posts until 1/9/17, 1 post for 18 months] to work on a large Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) grant. The posts will be based at the University of Warwick in the Mathematics Institute and School of Life Sciences and are available immediately.
Many urgent policy issues concerning the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can only be answered through high-quality quantitative modelling. You will be key to the project, which with other researchers based in a consortium comprising Warwick and eleven other universities around the world will undertake research into nine diseases commonly found in some of the poorest populations in the world.
The Warwick team is led by Deirdre Hollingsworth, Matt Keeling and Orin Courtenay. Applicants with expertise in the areas of infectious disease modelling are encouraged to apply.
- Three of the posts are to model particular diseases: 1. Visceral leishmaniasis (PI Orin Courtenay) 2. Human African Trypanosomiasis (PI Matt Keeling) 3. Lymphatic filariasis (18 months, PI Deirdre Hollingsworth).
- Two of the posts are roles which are in the secretariat of the consortium led by Deirdre Hollingsworth. 1. Cross-disease modelling and model comparison across the consortium. 2. Supporting model fitting and estimation across the consortium.
Ref No: 75454-124 Closing Date: Friday 6th February 2015.
- Posts supported by funded Fellowships (see below and contact Dept well in advance).
NB: Assistant Professor = Lecturer; Associate Professor = Senior Lecturer/Reader.
The Department has an annual academic job round for a number of Assistant Professorships (Lectureships); available positions will be advertised when confirmed. Links to individual adverts for currently open positions can be found above.
We advertise several junior research positions (postdoc positions = research fellowships) each year. If you would like to work in the Department in such a position, please contact a member of staff in your research area. Some possible sources of funding are listed in the right hand column. See also general information, About the Institute, or contact the Department Secretary if you have particular questions.
Please be sure to contact us in plenty of time before application deadlines. Thank you.
There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers who do not currently have a permanent UK position, for periods of 1-5 years. These are offered by the Royal Society and by the EU/ERC. All provide a full salary plus support for travel, computing, etc; some, as described below, offer funding for a research team. The person who wishes to hold the Fellowship applies via a nominated host institution (which need not be their current home institution, and several of the schemes actively encourage or even demand mobility). Warwick has hosted several holders of such Fellowships in the past. We welcome enquiries from anyone considering applying for such Fellowships nominating Warwick as the host institution. Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of Department giving brief details of the planned application. We need to know well in advance for administrative reasons, but we can also offer help in deciding which scheme is right for you and navigating through the financial and eligibility regulations etc. There are other competitions for more senior fellowships suitable for researchers who already have a permanent position; please contact us if you would like to apply to hold one of these Fellowships in Warwick.
Royal Society URFs (University Research Fellowships) (5 years funding) for researchers early / mid-stage career (3-8 years post-doc experience) who do not have a permanent position in the EEA (European Economic Area = EU+). Must be EEA citizens, or have an EEA connection (PhD or post-doc position held in the EEA). Deadline: 11th September 2014.
ERC Advanced Grants: EU European Research Council (ERC). Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality and residing anywhere in the world at the time of application. Must have 10 year record of achievement at a senior level. Can include funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Deadline: 21st October 2014.
EPSRC fellowships: Postdoctoral (for 3 years); Early Career (for 5 years) and Established Career (for 5 years). Research areas for applications need to fall into one of EPSRC's designated "priority areas" (see the section called "Areas in which fellowships are available" in the above link, page 8 of 59?). There are no strict deadlines for applications (but applications are only considered twice a year) . Anyone wishing to apply to hold a Fellowship at Warwick (and who believes they might be eligible) should contact us.
The 2014 closing dates for the fellowships below have passed, but it is likely that there will be further rounds in future years.
ERC Consolidator Grants: Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality with 8-12 years of postdoctoral research experience. Includes funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Extra funding for applicants moving from a non-EU country. Deadline:
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: 3 years funding for those with a UK degree (PhD at least submitted), and/or a temporary academic position in the UK, and no permanent post in the UK. Deadline:
Newton International Fellowships (Royal Society link)(2 years funding plus follow-up money for 10 years) for junior researchers (PhD or 1-2 postdoc positions). Only for people who are not UK citizens and who are not working in the UK already. Early contact between applicants and Warwick before application is essential. Deadline:
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. No limit on post doc experience but mobility in terms of crossing a national boundary is essential. 2 year Fellowships. Contact a member of staff to sponsor and work with you on your application. Deadline for completed submissions: 11th September 2014.
ERC Starting Grants. Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality with 2-7 years of postdoctoral research experience. Includes funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Extra funding for applicants moving from a non-EU country. Deadline:
Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships (for 3 years). Must be within 3 years of completing a PhD. Deadline:
- Project Manager [NTD Modelling] Fixed Term Contract until 1st September 2017
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic individual to project manage the work of a Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) consortium which comprises over 20 world leading research groups spread over 12 institutions and 3 continents. The work focusses on 9 diseases and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (7.8m USD) via the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), Novartis Foundation (0.7m USD) and CIFF (0.7m USD).
The post holder will play a key role in the overall success of the project, with a variety of responsibilities including effective coordination and organisation of relevant activities; financial management and compliance; communication, promotion and publicity; preparation of reports and minutes; and progress monitoring and evaluation. The post holder will work closely with the consortium leader, Deirdre Hollingsworth and other members of the core team.
You will have an honours degree, or equivalent, excellent project management skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to prioritise a high workload. Excellent communication and IT skills and an ability to work creatively, co-operatively and effectively with stakeholders are essential. A research management background is desirable. Ref No: 75524-025 Closing Date: Thursday 5th March 2015. See link above for details.