Senior Research Associate / Research Fellow in Public Health Modelling

Postdoc in Germany
Research Fellow in Public Health Modelling: An excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Associate or a Research Fellow to join a multidisciplinary research team of mathematical modelers, epidemiologists, and health economists at Bristol Medical School. The post-holder will contribute expertise in individual-based modeling to evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent drug-related deaths in Scotland.


  • Senior Research Associate (Grade J) / Research Fellow (Grade K)

Research Area

  • Public Health Modelling
  • Individual-based Modelling
  • Drug-related Death Prevention


  • Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School


  • Experience in mathematical modelling for public health.
  • Proficiency in developing and coding data-informed dynamic models using Matlab, R, or similar.
  • Ability to design and undertake modelling experiments involving data and uncertainty.
  • Skills in undertaking epidemiological data analyses using STATA, R, or similar packages.
  • Strong IT and communication skills.
  • Teamwork capability with both mathematicians and non-mathematicians.

Job Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead mathematical modelling on EPHESUS (Evaluating the Public Health Impact of Interventions for the Prevention of Drug-related Deaths in the Population: in Scotland) project.
  • Evaluate population-level impacts and cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing drug-related deaths.
  • Collaborate with statisticians from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) for statistical analyses and health economists for cost estimation.
  • Engage in the development of an individual-based model to simulate trends in drug-related deaths.
  • Participate in disseminating model findings with Public Health Scotland and other key stakeholders.
  • Potentially collaborate on infectious disease modelling projects or other settings involving drug-related deaths.
  • Contribute to grant applications for developing a personal research portfolio.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should contact Jack Stone ( or Matthew Hickman ( for informal queries.
  • Apply through the University of Bristol job portal.

Last Date to Apply

  • 15th July 2024 at 23:59 UK time.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Open-ended, with funding until 30/09/2028
  • Work Pattern: Full-time (Part-time considered)
  • Salary:
  • Grade J: £41,732-£46,974 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
  • Grade K: £48,350-£54,395 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
  • Shift pattern: 35 hours per week (part-time considered)

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We seek to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

Available Documents:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences – October 2023.pdf
  • Bristol Medical School – October 2023.pdf
  • ACAD107621 – SRA RF in Public Health Modelling JD.pdf

For more details, refer to the attached documents on the job portal.



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