Subject: Mathematical modeling in mechanobiology
Duration: 14 months, starting on June 2014
Place: MOX Laboratory, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The post-doctoral position concerns the mathematical modeling of mechanical control in the developing biological systems. Specific possible applications are - the emergence of a macroscopic shape as regulated by mechanical and biochemical processes and/or out-of-equilibrium transport mechanisms at the micro-scale - active forces in cell migration
The ideal candidate has a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, mechanics or engineering, with a solid background in biomechanical theories for biological systems (nonlinear elasticity, instability, transport theories) and documented skills in using numerical tools (finite elements, level-set and/or immersed boundary methods).
An interdisciplinary approach is requested for establishing fruitfu collaborations with experimental research groups.
Applications should be submitted to
Please include a CV and the names of two possible referees