Research Fellow in Mathematical Biology and Collective Behaviour

University of Leeds
December 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (Up to 3
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Research Fellow in Mathematical Biology and Collective Behaviour

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in the applied mathematics or statistics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our project on Rationality and Reason beyond the Individual. This project aims to develop new theories of decision-making, rationality and reasoning in animals and animal groups.

You will work with project leader Dr Richard Mann on the development of mathematical and computational models based on principles of rational decision-making, Bayesian inference, reinforcement learning and game theory, and collaborate with colleagues in experimental biology to integrate these with biological knowledge and experimental results.

You will have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or a closely aligned discipline. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Dr Richard P. Mann, Associate Professor

    Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8988

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Mathematics Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a. Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 3 years, to end by 30 September 2027 - grant funding) Release Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Closing Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Reference: EPSMA1096 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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