Research Associate in Modelling the Biophysics of Sinus Infections (Fixed
Applications are invited for two Research Associates in the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics to work on Modelling the
Biophysics of sinus Infections with Professor Eric Lauga. The positions are
part of a recently funded collaborative project to model experimentally and
theoretically chronic rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the nose and paranasal
sinuses) led by Co-PIs Teuta Pilizota (Edinburgh) and Eric Lauga
(Cambridge). The project includes clinicians, physicists, biologists and
applied mathematicians, across several departments in both Cambridge and
The successful applicants will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD in
Applied Mathematics, Physics, Biophysics, Engineering or a closely related
field and will join a rapidly expanding effort in biological physics within
DAMTP and a large research community in fluid mechanics.
The positions will have an emphasis on theoretical and computational modelling
for the continuum mechanics of biophysical systems.
The ideal candidates will have extensive training in applied and computational
mathematics, in particular numerical methods applied to fluid mechanics,
viscous flows, interfacial fluid mechanics, rheology and complex fluids, and a
strong track record of theoretical research at the intersection of mathematics
and biological physics. Expertise in biophysical modelling and image analysis
are also desirable (e.g. agent-based modelling of bacterial dynamics).
Candidates should also have a strong taste for interdisciplinary research
problems, in particular relating to bacteria and infectious diseases, and
interest in close collaborations with experimentalists and clinicians.
Duties: (1) developing and conducting individual and collaborative research
projects and writing scientific publications for peer-review; (2) plan and
communicate material of a technical nature in seminars and conferences
relating to the research area; (3) be able to build internal and external
contacts relating to the research area; (4) assist the two co-PIs and the
co-Is with the management of the funded research project; (5) supervision of
student projects and the development of student research skills.
Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first
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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online
application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your
recent research (not to exceed three pages).
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do so promptly.
Start date: On or soon after 1 June 2022
Please quote reference LE29684 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome
applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this
vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our
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to live and work in the UK.
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
26 January 2022
15 April 2022