Research Associate in Computational Simulation of Cerebral Blood Flow, - Ref:1482752

UCL Department / Division: Chemistry
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary:(inclusive of London allowance) £33,353 - £40,313 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, and will work on the development and deployment of medical and clinical applications of the lattice-Boltzmann method for blood flow.

This post is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund as part of the CER2EBRAL project designed to support surgical decision making in the treatment of patients suffering from aneurysms and other neurovascular malformations. The postholder will develop existing lattice-Boltzmann algorithms and codes (collectively known as “HemeLB”) for medical and clinical applications. In particular, the postholder will incorporate computational models of flow-diverting stents obtained from manufacturers, and will validate these models in in vitro aneurysm models and in preliminary in vivo trials.

The post is available for a period of 2 years initially, and the appointment will start on 1st October 2015 or soon thereafter.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in an area of the mathematical, physical, engineering and computer sciences or related areas, and extensive experience of modelling and simulation, particularly involving high performance computing, preferably with the lattice-Boltzmann method, or other computational fluid dynamics methods.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £29,193 - £30,783 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed here.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button here.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney ( Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James –
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 7 Sep 2015