Computational Modelling Group

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Applied Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis

Apply by
7th January 2010
Finite elements
Hans Fangohr

Vacancy Reference: BHA0266-1

Closing Date: 08 January 2010

Position: Research Fellow

School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics

R1 30-32: £31,870-£33,679 pa incl. London Weighting

Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM) Department of Mathematical Sciences

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Applied Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis

(Full-Time Fixed-Term – 3 Years)

Interview date: Late January or February 2010

Starting date: 1 April 2010 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC funded project Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This is concerned with mathematical modelling and development of novel software for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is a joint effort with biomedical engineers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust (Whitechapel), and with mathematicians at North Carolina State University.

You will be involved in the development and implementation of time domain finite element methods in a high performance computing environment and will have the following attributes.

• A PhD in an area involving the finite element approximation of time dependent partial differential equations.

• Practical and theoretical expertise in the implementation of three dimensional finite element approximations (and mesh generation software) in a high
performance computing environment.

• A willingness to work as part of an international, interdisciplinary and multi-site team involving experimental scientists as well as other mathematicians.

• An enthusiasm to step away from abstract mathematics and to match theoretical
results with experimental ones in an applied and results-driven project.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Further details on this research project can be found at here and informal enquiries for clarifying the nature of the vacancy can be made to either Simon Shaw ( or to John Whiteman (