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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bioreactor Modelling


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

Closing date

Jul 01, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join the Environmental and Biological Systems Engineering research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The post is funded by BBSRC and is fixed-term for 18 months, expected to start on the 1 of November, 2024.


You will be joining a team to carry out both experimental and mathematical modelling research to develop a novel bioreactor for sustainable cultured meat production. You will be responsible for developing mathematical models to inform experimental exploration and scale-up analysis.  


You should possess a PhD (or close to completion) in (bio-)chemical engineering, bioengineering or another related field, with extensive experience in the mathematical modelling of biological processes that covers at least some of the following aspects: metabolic networks, regulatory networks, communities, mammalian cells, and mass transfer.  


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Aidong Yang  (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Monday 1st July 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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


Bioreactor modelling, Systems biology, metabolic modelling, regulatory networks, mammalian cells

Contact name

Professor Aidong Yang

Contact email