Research Associate in Mathematical and Statistical Microbiology

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Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
22 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 22/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Applied Mathematics
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available to 31 October 2020

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in mathematical, statistical or computational biology to join an EU consortium of clinicians, experimentalists, ecologists, computational biologists and mathematicians investigating the role of the respiratory microbiota in asthma. The project’s long-term goal is to investigate the use of phage therapy to control immune dysregulation associated with respiratory disease; see

Your role will be to i) identify states of the respiratory microbiota associated with illness and health; ii) design models of the microbial ecosystem and fit them to time-series data; and iii) develop algorithms to optimise intervention strategies for control of the microbial community. Candidates with backgrounds in applied mathematics, physics, or mathematical, statistical or computational biology are encouraged to apply. Experience of ecological interaction networks, time series analysis and machine learning will be advantageous. The position is for 24 months starting in November 2018.

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 vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Mark Muldoon or Dr Tucker Gilman

Email: or

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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