ARC Grant-funded Researcher: Microfluidic flow and particle dynamics

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; 11 Oct 2020 11:55 PM

Job no:504569
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

This is a fixed term position for 3 years.

Mathematical modelling to predict inertial particle focusing in curved microfluidic ducts.

This research position will provide key mathematical modelling for the ARC Discovery Project “Prediction of inertial particle focusing in curved microfluidic ducts”. The successful applicant will join a thriving team developing mathematical models to give quantitative understanding of the fundamental physics of suspension flows in curved microfluidic ducts. The work will provide valuable understanding for design of microfluidic sorters, whose uses include the separation of circulating tumour cells from a routine blood sample.

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Adelaide, the home University of the project leader Prof Yvonne Stokes. The work will also require collaboration with the co-investigators Dr Brendan Harding, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), and Prof Andrea Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There will be opportunity for involvement in experimental validation of the modelling to be done at the bioengineering laboratory of Prof Di Carlo, UCLA.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, or a relevant discipline, by the date of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality research in mathematical modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience in numerical solution of differential equations, including the development of computer programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion

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It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

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The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged. To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Application close 11:55pm, 11 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Yvonne Stokes
Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 4808

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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