Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematical Sciences – The University of Adelaide

Closes 1 May.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will conduct research funded by the Australian Research Council on developing mathematical models to predict biofilm expansion. This project aims to better understand the mechanisms that inhibit and promote the growth of biofilms by comparing results from mathematical models with experiments of biofilms grown in the laboratory. Insights from the modelling and experiments of biofilms will have practical applications in biotechnological, industrial, and medical sectors. The candidate will be encouraged to develop, simulate and analyse mathematical models for biofilm growth processes independently, using partial differential equations and / or agent-based approaches. To facilitate comparison of the model with experiments, the candidate will collaborate closely with biologists at the University of Adelaide and the University of Kent (UK). Experience of using statistical methods to infer estimates of model parameters from laboratory experiments is highly desirable.

  • Level A ($91,402 – $97,927) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.
  • Fixed-term position for 2 ½ years at the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

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