Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Brain Modelling

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Salary Range: 

£32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

24 months Fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Professor Alain Goriely at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a full-time, 2-year fixed term position and funded by the EPSRC.

The Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) will study problems related to the modelling of the brain as part of a new 5-year research programme funded by the EPSRC. A key aim of this project is to develop new multiscale models of the brain linking cellular processes to shape and functions. The PDRA will join a dynamic group exploring these problems at multiple levels by combining asymptotic analysis and numerical simulation.  The PDRA will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, have a very good research and publication record, judged by the applicant’s career stage, possess specialist knowledge relevant to the research programme together with the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 13727.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Thursday 15th November 2018 can be considered.

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