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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Deformation -Driven Solute Transport


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Feb 20, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Poromechanics Lab, led by Prof. Chris MacMinn, in the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is part of the major ERC Starting Grant project DEFTPORE: “Deformation Control on Flow and Transport in Soft Porous Media”, and is for a fixed term of three months.


The aim of the project is to combine high-resolution experiments with theoretical modelling to revolutionize our fundamental understanding of, and predictive modelling capabilities for, the coupling of flow, transport, and deformation in soft porous media. You will be responsible for the development and execution of experiments as part of a collaborative team.


You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion with thesis submitted) in engineering or a related discipline and have a strong background in flow through porous media, solute transport, and poroelasticity.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris MacMinn


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Only online applications received before midday on 20th February 2024 can be considered. 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.


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


Fluid mechanics

Solute transport

Porous media



Contact name

Christopher MacMinn

Contact email