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The purpose of this position is to develop models of livestock disease for the UK and incorporating farmer behaviour into these models.

We invite applications for a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Associate) position in the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Life Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Warwick. The PDRA will work closely with the project investigator, Professor Michael Tildesley, as well as collaborators at the University of Nottingham.

The successful candidate will be employed to mathematical models to simulate the spread of livestock infectious diseases in the UK and the incorporation of farmer behaviour characteristics into infectious disease models. In particular, the successful candidate will work closely with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham upon incorporating evidence from farmer interviews into disease models and developing predictive models on the spread of livestock disease in the UK.

In addition to the research outlined above, the post will include collaboration with policy makers from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) as optimal strategies for disease control are developed. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Candidates should hold or be near completion of a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. mathematics, biology or veterinary science). The person appointed to this post will be required to work with and support other members in the research group so is required not only to work independently, but be team-orientated.

PhD position
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Closing date
September 6th, 2022
Posted on
August 11th, 2022 14:32
Last updated
August 11th, 2022 14:32