Vacancy reference
Salary range
Grade 7: £36,386 - £42,155 per annum
Appointment term
24 months
Closing date

We invite applications for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professor Jose A. Carrillo on an exciting current project in the analysis of nonlinear PDEs. These are two-year, fixed-term positions, and the post-holders will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The positions are funded by a research grant from the European Research Council.

The successful candidates will conduct research pertaining to one of the main strands of the proposal concerning the mathematical modelling, scientific computing, theoretical and numerical analysis of nonlinear aggregation/diffusion equations. Relevant potential research topics include gradient flows; blow-up profiles; entropy methods; phase transitions and functional inequalities; scientific computing and numerical analysis of the aggregation-diffusion and related kinetic equations; and cell population models in mathematical biology and computational neuroscience. They will write up their results for publication, present papers at conferences and contribute ideas for new research projects, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline of theoretical and numerical analysis, mathematical modelling, and numerical simulations of PDE to work within established research programmes in the subtopic of Aggregation-Diffusion and Kinetic Equations. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in at least two of the following techniques or topics: theoretical, numerical analysis or simulation for kinetic equations; or for nonlinear nonlocal Fokker-Planck equations; nonlinear parabolic, hyperbolic, or hydrodynamic problems with nonlocal terms; optimal transportation tools for gradient flows; mathematical modelling based on PDE of collective behaviour in biology. Experience with at least one application of aggregation-diffusion equations in the sciences is also desirable.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 162040.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement 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 vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Wednesday 4th January 2023 can be considered.

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