A Research Associate position is available to undertake collaborative and self-directed research on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project titled “The mathematics of stochastic transport and signalling in cells”. The aim of the project is to develop new stochastic mathematical models of the dynamics of protein transport and cell signalling.
The mathematics will link macro scale biological observations to micro scale molecular movements to characterise the relative role that different components and processes play. Expected outcomes are robust mathematical analyses of the transient dynamics of closed, finite capacity queueing networks and biological insight into the major control mechanisms in cellular insulin signalling. A major objective is the development of methods to quantitatively compare the time courses of stochastic measurements with the outputs of stochastic mathematical models, with a view to driving parameter inference and model selection in these systems.
The position is based at UNSW Sydney Australia and is for up to 3 years. Applications close on May 10, 2021.