UCL Department / Division Mathematics Location of position London Duration of Studentship 4 years Stipend £17,285 per annum Vacancy Information Applications are invited for two PhD studentships in the UCL Department of Mathematics starting in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointments will be part of the CHIMERA project, one of four national EPSRC-funded Maths in Healthcare Hubs announced in March 2020. Applicants will be considered for the following sources of PhD funding:
- EPSRC Studentships
- Teaching Assistantships
Details of each type of funding can be found below. Successful candidates will be admitted to the MPhil/PhD programme in Mathematics.
Studentship Description EPSRC funding will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rates plus a stipend of approximately £17,285 per annum based on the standard rate. This will be tenable for four years. Teaching Assistantships last for four years and will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rates plus a stipend of approximately £17,285 per annum based on the standard EPSRC rate. Teaching Assistants will spend up to 25% of their time teaching and marking, and the rest devoted to research towards their PhD. The Project
This appointment is part of the CHIMERA project, one of four national Maths in Healthcare Hubs announced in March 2020. CHIMERA, which stands for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation through Mathematics, EngineeRing and AI, is a multidisciplinary Hub which brings together experts in mathematics, statistics, data science and machine learning, with unique, high volume and rich data sets from both adult and paediatric Intensive Care Units provided through embedded Project Partnerships with Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. CHIMERA will deliver new mathematical frameworks combining artificial intelligence and coupled differential equations to learn the biophysical relationships that govern the interdependencies between physiological variables, based on data sets for thousands of patients through these project partners. CHIMERA will produce world leading mathematics that will also help clinical teams manage critically ill patients.
Person Specification Applications are sought to support 2 CHIMERA work packages: data science and mathematical modelling. Applicants for the data science work package should possess the following essential skills: - A good honours degree (1st Class) in Mathematical Sciences, or an equivalent qualification from other countries. - Good knowledge and experience in statistics and/or machine learning. - Good skills in programming in at least one of the following languages: R, Python, Julia, Matlab.
- Previous experience with clinical data and longitudinal models is desirable, but not essential.
Applicants for the mathematical modelling work package should possess the following essential skills: - A good honours degree (1st Class) in Mathematical Sciences, or an equivalent qualification from other countries. - Good knowledge and experience of mechanics, mathematical modelling and partial differential equations. - Good skills in programming in at least one of the following languages: Python, Matlab, C++.
- Some knowledge of machine learning techniques is desirable, but not essential. Eligibility Application Process 1) Candidates applying to the data science work package should contact Dr Alex Diaz at [email protected]
Candidates applying to the mathematical modelling work package should contact Dr Nick Ovenden at [email protected]
2) Send an email to either Dr Christian Boehmer (Applied Mathematics) [email protected]
or Dr John Talbot (Pure Mathematics) [email protected]
to inform us that you wish to
be considered for PhD funding and naming Dr Alex Diaz and Dr Nick Ovenden as potential PhD supervisors. 3) Apply for the MPhil/PhD programme in Mathematics at UCL, 2020/21 entry, by completing the UCL Postgraduate Application on-line form available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply.
Contact name Adrianna Mickiewicz Contact details [email protected]
UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 12 Jul 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC