The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh is looking for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the ERC Starting Grant project “SIRIUS”. The candidate will develop novel lattice-Boltzmann-immersed-boundary methods for inertial microfluidics simulations and investigate fundamental mechanisms behind cross-streamline migration of deformable particles (such as cells) in microfluidic geometries at moderate Reynolds numbers. The developed methods and generated understanding will enable new pathways to the sorting and separation of particles and cells for medical applications, such as cancer cell detection or fluid sample pre-processing.
The candidate must have a background in computational fluid dynamics with fluid-structure interaction and experience with the lattice-Boltzmann and immersed-boundary methods. It is expected that the candidate will write peer-reviewed research papers, attend conferences and workshops and liaise with the advisory panel and other stakeholders (such as industry and experimental collaborators). The candidate will further co-supervise undergraduate and PhD students and contribute to proposal writing for follow-up grants.
This is a fixed-term appointment for 24 months.
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
Closing date is 9 September 2019.