Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomathematics

Job summary

The Biomathematics Group within the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Section in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College is seeking applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position, starting on 1 January 2022 or at a date thereafter to be arranged. Located in the heart of London, Imperial College London is one of the world’s most important centres for research and teaching in the Natural and Physical Sciences,...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00999
  • Date posted 21 September 2021
  • Closing date 4 November 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Biomathematics Group within the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Section in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College is seeking applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position, starting on 1 January 2022 or at a date thereafter to be arranged.

Located in the heart of London, Imperial College London is one of the world’s most important centres for research and teaching in the Natural and Physical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Business, and is consistently rated amongst the world's best universities. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education and research, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. The Department of Mathematics consistently ranks as one of the best Mathematics Departments in the UK, and is composed of four sections: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics and Finance. Further information about the research environment can be found in the Departmental webpages, the Applied Mathematics Section webpages, and the Biomathematics Group webpages.

Duties and responsibilities

 

You will work in the field of biomathematics and will undertake a self-directed program of research and scholarship at a level commensurate with the current standards of excellence in the Department of Mathematics and Imperial College. The role will involve lecturing undergraduate and post-graduate courses, supervising research and PhD students, developing their own research group, and managing staff, such as postdoctoral Research Associates. The successful candidate will promote the reputation of the Group, the Section, the Department, and the College through scientific activities and other scholarly activities.

 

The research programme of the successful candidate will be in the field of Biomathematics broadly interpreted, with no restrictions on the areas of interest and expertise but with a clear focus on research that impacts biological and medical science. Areas of current interest in the Biomathematics Group include: mathematical and biophysical modelling of processes in cellular and molecular biology; methods and models for single-cell data analysis; applications of networks and graph theory in biology, medicine and social science; stochastic processes in biology and medicine; mathematics for data science and precision healthcare; methodological frameworks based on dynamical systems, statistical inference, and machine learning; computational social science; and computational and mathematical biology. Further links areas of current research can be found online here. The Biomathematics Group combines a broad range of mathematical techniques with in-depth interactions with biomedical data and experiments. The Group is a key actor in various cross-College Centres and initiatives spanning disciplines from biology and medicine to engineering, computer science and business. In addition to PhD supervision within the Department of Mathematics, the Biomathematics Group is also a central participant in several Centres for Doctoral Training involving academics from diverse Departments. The Biomathematics Group is strongly and actively committed to a diverse research and working environment.

Essential requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Mathematical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline
  • Research interests in an area of Biomathematics, broadly interpreted
  • The ability to conduct an independent research programme at the highest level of quality and impact
  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications commensurate with career stage
  • The ability to interact effectively with the broad range of research expertise in the Department of Mathematics, bringing together mathematical links to develop their research programme
  • A strong record of working across disciplines and taking the initiative in formulating and developing mathematics cross-disciplinary collaborations with biomedical scientists leading to publications in venues read by significant numbers of biological or medical scientists
  • Experience of, or clear potential for, teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level across a range of subjects in Biomathematics, Applied Mathematics and related areas
  • The ability to take an active role in teaching and supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly with the ability to communicate with researchers in non-mathematical disciplines
  • A strong record of working across disciplines and taking the initiative in formulating and developing mathematics cross-disciplinary collaborations with biomedical scientists leading to publications in venues read by significant numbers of biological or medical scientists

 

For appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate:

 

  • An exceptionally strong research record in the field of Biomathematics, broadly interpreted
  • A demonstrable track record of successful postgraduate student supervision and/or postgraduate mentoring

Further information

Please note that interviews and talks will be held on 2 December 2021 and 3 December 2021.

For informal discussions about these positions, please contact Professor Mauricio Barahona, Head of the Biomathematics Group (m.barahona@imperial.ac.uk).

Information about the post is included in the Job Description (Further Particulars included).

Guidance on completing the online academic application, including mandatory areas that should be included in the application, is available here.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach a full CV, with contact details for three referees.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.