Postdoctoral Research Position in Mathematical Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position in Mathematical Biology, based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow. The successful candidate will work on a new research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) constructing a mathematical model for retinal haemorrhage following a traumatic brain injury, working with Dr Peter Stewart and the EPSRC SofTMech centre. The post is funded for 13 months in the first instance.

The project aims to understand the propagation and interaction of elastic jumps (shock waves) across networks of blood vessels at the rear of the eye following a sudden increase in intracranial pressure. The project will examine how the resulting large gradients in pressure can induce bursting of blood vessels, and hence retinal haemorrhage. Specifically, the job requires a PhD (or recently submitted or near completion) in mathematical biology along with an expert knowledge in fluid dynamics and continuum mechanics.

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