Commercial Research Associate position available at Bath University

Written by Rachel Furner
May 10, 2018

The Institute for Mathematical innovation (IMI) at the University of Bath invites applications from excellent candidates for a position to sustain and extend its position of national leadership in interdisciplinary and industrial applications of the mathematical sciences.

IMI is looking to recruit a Commercial Research Associate (CRA) to join their enthusiastic team and take on short-term projects working with industry and collaborating with a wide range of academic staff around the university. The CRA posts are open-ended contracts, and are demanding roles due to the variety of the project work that would be required.

IMI has been explicitly recognised for its development of new models for Knowledge Exchange (KE) for the mathematical sciences by the recent EPSRC / KTN Independent Review of KE in the Mathematical Sciences, chaired by Philip Bond. Details of the review can be found here:

Recent projects have included estimation of risk for the insurance industry, interpretation of physiological data for growth and maturation in adolescents, models of crop growth variability due to climate, analysing the effect of imposing a land value tax in London, understanding the variability of the strength of composite materials, and building a database of experts for UNICEF. These projects have involved working with academic staff from the Departments of Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Health, through to Social and Policy Sciences, and Bath’s Institute for Policy Research.

More details about IMI can be found at .

The IMI are specifically looking to recruit a CRA with skills and experience in applied statistics, with a willingness to apply their skills to projects from a variety of different areas. However, excellent candidates with experience and problem solving skills across the mathematical sciences will be considered.

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Note, this position is in no way affiliated to the CCIMI.