Research Associate in Maths

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate in Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Science
Salary:     £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Grade:     Grade 08
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (3 years)
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 June 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R180230

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has a focus on designing and delivering professionally relevant programmes and research informed teaching to help to prepare our graduates to enter and impact industry. Our optional paid professional placement year allows our students to exploit our connections with business and industry, and put theory into practice in real world scenarios.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for this postdoctoral research position in the general areas of statistical physics and Bayesian inference.

The emphasis of this research will be on employing theoretical and numerical methods from Bayesian statistics, game theory and statistical physics to study the impact of selfish and localised decisions on routing optimisation.

You should have excellent mathematical and computational skills and have a background in statistical physics and Bayesian inference, with a PhD in a relevant discipline. 

Further details on the research project can be found on

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor David Saad ( 

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter , recognized recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere”.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  

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