Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mathematical Biology
- Full time fixed term for 18 months. Located at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
- Opportunity to develop new mathematical models for atherosclerotic plaques
- Base Salary Level A, $98,645 - $105,305 + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mathematical Biology to work on the project, "New mathematics for lipids and cells: structured models for atherosclerosis" funded by the Australian Research Council. The project aims to create new mathematical theory for immune cell behaviour which leads to heart attacks and strokes. This includes formulation and solution of new types of mathematical models for atherosclerotic plaque development, leading to the creation of new mathematical tools to investigate cell fate in plaques.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Mary Myerscough on the formulation and numerical solution of partial integro-differential equation models for the development of atherosclerotic plaques, which include structured population of macrophages and other immune cells.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- do research in the School of Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Prof Mary Myerscough
- participate in research group meetings and other activities
- formulate and refine mathematical models for immune cell populations using structured population frameworks
- solve the resulting sets of partial differential equations computationally and interpret results
- communicate the outcomes of this work by writing papers and making presentations.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate - Mathematical Biology who has:
- a PhD (or near completion) in mathematics or a cognate area
- relevant expertise in mathematical biology and numerical solutions of partial differential equations
- demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision
- the ability to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
- a strong track record of publishing your research
- a demonstrated ability to complete work in timely fashion and to write up results for publication.
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Wednesday 21 December 2022 11:59 PM