SMS scnews item created by Mary Myerscough at Thu 21 Jan 2021 1020
Type: Deadline
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Expiry: 22 Feb 2021
Calendar1: 22 Feb 2021
Auth: marym@pmarym4.pc (assumed)

Applied Mathematics/Math Biology postdoc at Oxford

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professors
Eamonn Gaffney and Philip Maini at the Mathematical Institute, and Dr Antonello Caruso
at F.  Hoffmann-La Roche, on an exciting new project pursuing the computational and
mathematical modelling of ocular drug retention and delivery.  This is a full time
position, fixed-term for 24 months, and is funded by a research grant from F.
Hoffmann-La Roche.  The post-holder will be based at the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical
Biology (WCMB) at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, with occasional
travel to F.  Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel, Switzerland.  

Ophthalmology drug development is a rapidly growing area aiming to fulfil the unmet
medical need for durable and more efficacious treatments.  In turn, this motivates the
supervisors’ continuing development of a rational and quantitative mechanism-based
computational modelling framework for understanding ocular drug retention and
concomitant drug levels within the target site of the retina.  This project will advance
this modelling programme, and further areas of development include taking into account
finer grained spatial heterogeneity within the eye, the incorporation of novel drug
designs, together with prospective ocular drug retention technologies and integrating
the models with Bayesian inference for comparisons with data.  The successful candidate
will write up their results for publication, present papers at conferences, contribute
ideas for new research projects, and organise activities relevant to the WCMB, alongside
managing their own academic research and administrative activities.  

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematical
biology, applied mathematics, scientific computing, physiological modelling or a related
discipline.  They will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge to work within the
established research programme, and have excellent communication skills.  

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: .uk), quoting vacancy reference 149153.  

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability
to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in the attached job description.  You will
be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a
curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests,
and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE:
Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their
letters are received by the closing date).  

To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and
selection criteria, please follow the link below: 

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 22 February 2021 can be
considered.  Interviews are anticipated to take place in mid to late March 2021.  

The department proudly holds a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental
Athena SWAN Silver Award, reflecting our commitment to equality and valuing diversity.  

The advert and further particulars can be found on 

If there are any questions, please send them to Eamonn Gaffney (

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