Computational Modelling Group

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Parallel Computing for Partial Differential Equations in Biomechanics

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7th June 2010
Petrina Butler

School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics

Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Parallel Computing for Partial Differential Equations in Biomechanics

Vacancy Ref: BHA0266-2

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Salary R1: £32,019 - £33,837 pa incl. London Weighting

Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years

Starting date: no later than 30 September 2010

Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC-funded project entitled Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This project 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.

Your main duty will be the development and implementation of time domain finite element methods in a multi-core high performance computing environment. Essential requirements for this post are:

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

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

In addition, it will be a considerable advantage if you can demonstrate:

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

o An enthusiasm for matching theoretical results with experimental ones in an applied and results-driven project.

o Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The web page gives more details on this research project and informal enquiries for clarifying the nature of the vacancy can be made by email to either Simon Shaw ( or to John Whiteman (

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 June 2010

Interviews to be held in July 2010

Application forms must be completed for all positions, for a downloadable application form and further details please visit the Brunel web pages. Alternatively e-mail to quoting the vacancy reference number and post title in the subject line.

You can also return your application by post to the address below, quoting the vacancy reference on the envelope:

Human Resources, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH