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Mathematical Innovation Research Associate (fixed-term role)

Job title Mathematical Innovation Research Associate (fixed-term role)

Department Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Wednesday 18 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 08 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

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The Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) invites applications from candidates for two Mathematical Innovation Research Associate (MIRA) positions.

Working as part of an interdisciplinary academic team you will be expected to:

  • Provide mathematical expertise to a variety of long-term and short-term projects at the interface of the mathematical sciences and other research disciplines, both academic and industrial;
  • Learn about and implement new mathematical skills for interdisciplinary projects;
  • Cultivate your own mathematical identity with a broad base of expertise;
  • Demonstrate leadership through the development of collaborative grant submissions and impact acceleration.

We are interested in applicants with experience in as many of the following areas as possible, preferably at least two:

  • Interdisciplinary mathematical modelling
  • Machine learning and/or other quantitative modelling in AI
  • Statistical modelling
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing

MIRA roles are exciting and demanding requiring independence, intellectual flexibility and a proactive, can-do attitude. MIRAs are a core team within IMI that provides expert input into the development of new research ideas and funding proposals, in addition to conducting research on collaborative projects involving academics and industry. Come and join our enthusiastic team to collaborate with a wide range of academics from across the university. We want to develop long-lasting and strategic partnerships with industry and non-academic institutions that result in maximal impact of the mathematical sciences. You will be central to these aims and values.

About us

The IMI is leading the delivery of multi-disciplinary and mathematically grounded research informed by real-world, societal and industrial challenges. IMI partners with research centres of excellence, EPSRC centres for doctoral training and beyond, collaborating to add value to research projects and activities. 

There are close links between IMI and the Department of Mathematical Sciences which has over 70 academic staff from all areas of Mathematics. The department has a strong collaborative culture, reinforced by its EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa).

Further information

We currently have two vacancies and would ask you to indicate which position that you are most interested in:

  • Fixed-term contract for a period of up to 3 years
  • Maternity leave cover (fixed-term contract until May 2024)

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Caroline Ang, IMI Manager (c.w.ang@bath.ac.uk), however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website along with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, and include a statement about research expertise and experience working in multidisciplinary teams and with external partners.

What we can offer you

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.