Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doctoral position focused on mechanistic and data-based modelling of blood flow rheology and transport in the human placenta. The position is supported by the EPSRC grant “Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental Disorders”.
The Research Associate will join a rapidly-growing mathematical physiology and biomechanics group within the Department of Mathematics, working directly with Dr Igor Chernyavsky and Professor Oliver Jensen, and in close collaboration with computational and experimental microfluidics experts, clinicians and biomedical engineers in the UK and internationally. This position benefits from being a part of a large project that will provide unique experimental and computational input to the mathematical modelling effort.
This project lies at the interface between applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, multi-scale physics, spatial statistics and image analysis. The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate an upscaled image-based model for fully coupled transport of red blood cells and solutes in disordered porous media.