Professor/Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology or Mathematical Public Health - a joint position between Maths and Life Sciences.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor/Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology or Mathematical Public Health undertaking high impact research and teaching at the boundary of these two disciplines. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate both the development of novel methodologies, as well as the application of such methods to real world epidemiological / public-health problems. We would be keen for applicants who would like to extend our interactions with low- and middle-income countries or could support work at the growing interface between epidemiology, genomics and immunology. This post is a joint post between the School of Life Sciences and the Mathematics Institute, and the post holder is expected to strengthen the interaction between the departments as well as support the continuing development of both departments.

The post holder would most likely be based within the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiological Research (SBIDER) which is housed in a dedicated floor of the new purpose-built mathematical sciences building. SBIDER in a group of around 20 staff, 25 PDRAs and 20 PhD students from across campus including individuals from Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. These researchers specialise in bringing sophisticated mathematics to challenges in biological, agricultural and medical sciences. At the core of this research is a desire to better understand and predict the biological world, often with the ultimate goal of controlling disease.

The successful candidate must be internationally recognised and active researcher, with a strong track record of attracting funding and an extensive portfolio of excellent publications.

The two Schools deliver high quality teaching using a blend of traditional and innovative teaching methods, and consistently achieve high scores in the National Student Satisfaction survey. You must therefore also be able to show commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education. You will contribute to small group tutorials, research projects, practical sessions and lectures and will be encouraged to innovate with teaching delivery.
The successful candidate will receive a generous start up package, research space and will join a thriving and dynamic research community in both departments.

To be considered, please complete an online application, including a CV, names of three expert referees, a one-page cover letter and a two-page research proposal describing your exciting research programme in epidemiology and genomics.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with Professor Miriam Gifford, Head of School of Life Sciences (, Prof John Greenlees, Head of Mathematics ( or Prof Matt Keeling ( Director of SBIDER.

We are proud of our diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity. We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The Department of Mathematics and the School of Life Sciences holds Athena SWAN Bronze and Silver awards and the University of Warwick holds Athena SWAN silver awards. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

Interview Date: 10 May 2023.

Senior faculty
University of Warwick
Closing date
March 2nd, 2023
Posted on
January 6th, 2023 07:44
Last updated
January 6th, 2023 07:44