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Research Associate in Applied Mathematics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-015739

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/11/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Applied Mathematics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: January 2021 for 24 Months

Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doctoral position focused on mechanistic and data-based modelling of blood flow rheology and transport in the human placenta. The position is supported by the EPSRC grant “Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental Disorders”.

The Research Associate will join a rapidly-growing mathematical physiology and biomechanics group within the Department of Mathematics, working directly with Dr Igor Chernyavsky and Professor Oliver Jensen, and in close collaboration with computational and experimental microfluidics experts, clinicians and biomedical engineers in the UK and internationally. This position benefits from being a part of a large project that will provide unique experimental and computational input to the mathematical modelling effort.

This project lies at the interface between applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, multi-scale physics, spatial statistics and image analysis. The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate an upscaled image-based model for fully coupled transport of red blood cells and solutes in disordered porous media.

You will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related field. You will have a solid track record of publications relevant to the project area, and an aptitude for interdisciplinary research. A practical experience in at least one of the following areas is essential for the project: theoretical continuum mechanics, stochastic modelling, or spatial statistics. Please see further particulars in the Person Specification document available at the online application site.

The Department of Mathematics and the University as a whole are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusiveness. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The Department holds a Bronze Award of the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in higher education, and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

​​​​​​​Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Chernyavsky


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Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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