Research Fellow in Mathematical Biology and Collective Behaviour

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7193713 (Ref.No. EPSMA1096)
Posted: November 15, 2023

Job Description

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

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

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