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3 PhD Fellowship positions available in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Innovative Training Network ITN: QuanTII – Quantitative T Cell Immunology and Immunotherapy

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    The University of Leeds
    MathematicsApplied mathematics
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    23/08/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
    United Kingdom › Leeds
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Are you interested in the field of Mathematical Immunology, in the first four years of your research career and based outside the UK? Would you like to carry out research and participate in the activities of the European Union (EU) funded H2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (QuanTII)?

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD) - Three Positions in Mathematical Immunology

Fixed term for 36 months, 3 posts available at the University of Leeds, School of Mathematics.

You will carry out research and participate in the activities of the European Union (EU) funded H2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network QuanTII (Quantitative T Cell Immunology and Immunotherapy), involving six Universities, six Research Institutes and four industrial companies across Europe and the USA.

As an Early Stage Researcher in Leeds, you will undertake research to develop novel stochastic mathematical models of immunology at the molecular, cellular and population levels.

As part of the training activities of the Network, Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers will take part in research visits and secondments to a wide range of Network partners (in Europe, the USA and Australia).

About QuanTII

The primary objective of QuanTII is to train a new generation of quantitative immunologists, who will be able to address challenges arising in T cell Immunology and Immunotherapy. This will be achieved with the QuanTII Network which will train a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) across Europe, bringing together renowned European experimental and theoretical scientists from private and academic institutions.

For more information about QuanTII, please visit: http://www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/applied/QUANTII/

For more information about Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

Why applying with the University of Leeds, School of Mathematics?

The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and has been frequently ranked within the top 100 universities world-wide. It has recently been named the UK University of the Year for its outstanding commitment to student education (Times/Sunday Times, 2017).

The School of Mathematics has an international reputation for our teaching and research across applied mathematics, financial mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics.

The School has a strong interdisciplinary ethos as we actively collaborate, to enhance our teaching and research, with other schools in the University, as well as with universities and industry around the world. We have just over 1,000 students from over 50 countries studying with us, which makes us one of the largest Mathematics schools in the UK.

Application Process

For more information about this opportunity and on how to apply, please visit: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=12120&forced=2

In your application, you will be asked to upload academic transcripts for your University Degrees, together with a statement of your research interests.

Interviews are expected to be held on 20th July 2018.

Start date expected in September 2018.

Candidate requirements

  • Be currently, or about to undertake, doctoral studies in Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline
  • Have an undergraduate degree (2.1 or above)  in a relevant discipline (Mathematics, Physics or a closely related discipline)
  • be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK.
  • meet the University's requirements in English as a foreign language, if not a native speaker. Details can be found at here.

Early Stage Researcher in the UK – eligibility criteria

Early Stage Researchers have, at the time of recruitment by the University of Leeds, less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.

Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.

You should, at the time of recruitment by the University of Leeds, not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the reference date (date of recruitment).

Our candidate brief can be consulted here

Contact details

Informal enquiries may be made by phone or email to:

Professor Grant Lythe : grant@maths.leeds.ac.uk (+44 113 343 5132)

or to:

Professor Molina-Paris: carmen@maths.leeds.ac.uk (+44 113 343 5151)


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