Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling of the Effect of Compression in Filters

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £34,520 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

10 months fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position, funded by EPSRC and the Royal Society to work with Dr Ian Griffiths in the Mathematical Institute.  This is a 10 month fixed-term position and is available for an immediate start.

The successful candidate will derive a series of predictive mathematical theories based on a blend of asymptotic and computational techniques to understand the role of compression and flexibility in filtration scenarios. The models will provide a theoretical underpinning for experimental observations.  They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

The successful candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a mathematics-related subject.  The candidate should also have knowledge of partial differential equations (PDEs) and scientific computing, and the ability to work independently and to pursue research as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae 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).

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 134526.

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

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 16th May 2018 can be considered.

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