Research Fellow in Mathematical or Statistical Modelling (High-risk plant diseases in the EU)

Research Fellow in Mathematical or Statistical Modelling (107225-0323)

£33,348 - £43,155 per annum

Fixed-term contract until 30 November 2023, 1.0 FTE.

The University of Warwick seeks a suitably qualified mathematical or statistical modeller for a new position in the School of Life Sciences.

The post is part of a large European Commission funded project and will explore the potential introduction and spread of a major quarantine disease of citrus. Increases in global trade and travel have led to a vast increase in invasive plant disease epidemics. These epidemics are a serious and increasing problem in agriculture with important consequences for food supply and security. The postholder will analyse trade and commercial planting data to identify areas at high risk of entry of the disease, known as citrus greening, into the EU. This data will be linked with models to predict areas of onward spread from entry points, which will be used to inform surveillance strategies for member states.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in applied mathematics, statistics, physics, epidemiology, theoretical ecology or related subjects.

The postholder will benefit from a strong research environment within the School of Life Sciences at Warwick, with world leading expertise in epidemiological modelling and plant sciences.

The post is available to start as soon as possible and will end on 30 November 2023. It will be based at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne campus and hybrid working can be discussed.

Please contact for informal enquires.

We believe that collegiality, openness, inclusivity and diversity are essential for an excellent environment; this ethic has enabled us to gain an Athena SWAN Silver award. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are excited by this role, we encourage you to apply, even if your past experience does not match exactly. We also encourage applications from all groups with protected characteristics for Research and academic posts include the wording (traditionally under-represented in STEM fields.)

In your application, you can also include any career breaks you may have taken (e.g. parental/caring/long-term sick leave, part-time work, secondments) or any periods where you were unable or restricted to work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those eligible, the University of Warwick offers relocation and Immigration Support Scheme packages to assist with costs of relocating and any associated visa applications and HIS (health) surcharge fees.

If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£32,411). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£33,348).

Interview Date: TBC.

Closing date: 19 March 2023.

University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Closing date
April 8th, 2023
Posted on
March 8th, 2023 18:59
Last updated
March 8th, 2023 18:59