Research Fellow in Mathematical Biology and Collective Behaviour
Leeds, United Kingdom
ID: 7193713 (Ref.No. EPSMA1096)
Posted: November 15, 2023
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|
|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|
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