Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology – University of Sydney

Closes 21 December.

The University of Sydney seeks 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.

  • 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