Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling of Engineered Tissues

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

2 years Fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:30


We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral research assistant position, funded by EPSRC, to work with Professor Sarah Waters at The University of Oxford on an exciting multidisciplinary project in the mathematical modelling of tissue engineered constructs. The post holder will be based in the group of Professor Sarah Waters, part of the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in the Mathematical Institute.

The successful applicant will develop, analyse and solve new mathematical models for the engineering of artificial tissues within a novel multi-modal bioreactor which combines imaging with a bioreactor environment for the maturation and monitoring of tissue constructs. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the mathematical modelling of physical systems, partial differential equations (PDEs), and skills for solving PDEs using either analytical or numerical methods.  They 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 together with expertise in modelling physical systems using analytical or numerical approaches for solving PDEs.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 134884.

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 Friday 22nd June 2018 can be considered.

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