Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Frictional Flow Patterns (Modelling)


Grade 7 :£32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Closing date

Sep 04, 2019 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Poromechanics Lab, led by Professor Chris MacMinn, in the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). This post is part of the EPSRC Project FRIICFLOW: “Frictional Flow Patterns Shaped by Viscous and Capillary Forces”, in collaboration with Dr Bjornar Sandnes at Swansea University, and is for a fixed-term of 2 years (with the possibility of extension).

The FRIICFLOW project will uncover the fundamental physics of multiphase frictional flows, where an invading fluid displaces a mixture of defending fluid and solid grains. You will be responsible for the development and analysis of mathematical models for these flows. These models be informed by experimental data collected by the Swansea team. You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion with thesis submitted) in engineering, physics, geoscience, or applied mathematics, and have a strong background in mathematical modelling.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris MacMinn (

Further information can be found at:

As part of your application, you will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how your research interests, past experience, and future plans fit with the advertised position), a CV, and the details of two referees.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 4 September 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Professor Christopher MacMinn

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