NHMRC Research Fellow, in Mathematical Epidemiology
The University of Adelaide

The School of Mathematical Sciences

Closing date: 4th September 2015

  • Prestigious international university
  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence
  • NHMRC Research Fellow in Mathematical Epidemiology

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

We are seeking a mathematical modeller to join the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence PRISM2, in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. PRISM2 is an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in infectious disease modelling with nodes based at the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Adelaide and University of New South Wales.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. It is a centre for learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science and high level mathematics. Academic staff are world leaders in their fields of consulting, advanced fundamental and applied research. Graduates are highly regarded by employers. The faculty offers an intellectually exciting and innovative environment in which to work.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven schools that make up the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. It offers an intellectual environment, developing students with skills in high level mathematics. The school provided specific degrees in mathematical sciences and computer sciences with specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

The successful applicant will work with A/Prof. Joshua Ross, who leads the "development of innovative methods" theme of PRISM2, and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the Centre. The position provides a fantastic opportunity to work on a mix of methodological/theoretical projects and applied/public-health focused projects in infectious disease epidemiology. Some flexibility exists in the projects the research fellow will engage in, but topics of particular interest include: (i) multi-strain problems, for example as appropriate for studying Group A streptococcus or meningococcal disease; and/or, (ii) stochastic epidemic modelling.

Salary: (Level A, Step 6) $76,238 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately for a period of three years.

Position requirements

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, or a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality research in mathematical modelling
  • Demonstrated experience in computer programming with relevance to mathematics

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact A/Prof. Joshua Ross (joshua.ross@adelaide.edu.au).

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