11 Jul 2019

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematical Modelling of Industrial Filters

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Dr Ian Griffiths at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 12-month fixed-term position and funded by the Royal Society.

The successful candidate will derive a series of predictive mathematical theories based on a blend of asymptotic and computational techniques to understand the behaviour of industrial filters such as those found in household vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. The models will provide a theoretical underpinning for experimental observations performed by collaborators from a leading UK technology, with whom the candidate will interact. There will also be an opportunity for the candidate to develop code to display the results of their models on an online interface. The candidate will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

The successful candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a mathematics-related subject. The candidate should also have knowledge of partial differential equations (PDEs) and scientific computing, and the ability to work independently and to pursue research as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae 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).

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 141546

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 7th August 2019 can be considered.

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