Applications are invited for a 2.5-year position focused on the biological physics and mechanics of the human placenta. The post is supported by a recently-awarded MRC Grant “Blood flow (dys)regulation and transfer function in the human placenta: an integrated in silico and ex vivo approach to fetal growth restriction”.
You will join a rapidly expanding effort in biomechanics within the School of Mathematics, working directly with Dr I. L. Chernyavsky and Professor O. E. Jensen, in close collaboration with physiologists and clinicians from the Institute of Human Development and the University of Southampton. This position forms a part of a wider recruitment that will involve employment of a Research Associate in experimental placental physiology to support the mathematical modelling effort.
The theoretical part of the project lies at the interface between applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, multi-scale physics, spatial statistics and image analysis. The main aim of this project is in development of integrated analytical and computational techniques, informed by experimental data, for the study of flow and transport processes in the human placenta, a unique and critically important interface between the maternal and fetal circulations.
You will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Bioengineering, or a closely related field. You will have a solid track record of publications relevant to the project area, and a strong aptitude for interdisciplinary research.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, see below. Please indicate the contact details of three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed two-three pages).
The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Dr Chernyavsky, MRC Research Fellow
Tel: 0161 275 5844
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 01565 818 234
Date of external posting: Monday 16 May 2016
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.