We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mathematical Modelling of Filtration and Decontamination to work with Professors Chris Breward, Colin Please and Ian Griffiths. The position is full time, fixed-term for two years, and the post-holder will be based at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
The successful candidate will extend and solve mathematical models for reactive filtration, alongside building new models for decontamination in situations where hazardous chemical agents are present in both gaseous and liquid form. They will also be expected to engage with our collaborators in industry (eg W.L. Gore and Associates Inc., Smart Separations, DSTL). They will write up their results for publication, present papers at conferences and contribute ideas for new research projects, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities.
Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD/DPhil in mathematics or a related discipline, and have expertise in mathematical modelling using partial differential equations. They will possess the independence and ability to undertake high-quality research, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills.
Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 148415.
Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. You will be required to upload a letter describing why you are interested in working in filtration and decontamination and setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests 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).
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Tuesday 5 January 2021 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place in mid-January 2021.