RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Mechanical engineeringMathematics › Applied mathematics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Galway
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
Project description: Soft tissues such as the skin, the brain, muscles and tendons, have a visco-elastic behaviour. They display properties of both fluids and solids when subjected to external loads. This project aims at experimentally investigating the physical mechanisms at the origin of visco-elasticity in soft tissues and at developing new mathematical models to describe and predict the visco-elastic response of the tissues. The emphasis is on the non-linear aspects and how to incorporate them into the modelling.
Additional info: The annual value of the Scholarship is €14,400 for Year 1, and €16,000 for Years 2-4. In addition, course fees will be paid by the College if not paid from another source. Students may also earn up to €6,000 per annum from other sources (Local Authority Higher Education Grants, IRC Government of Ireland Scholarships, etc.).
Starting date: anytime between September 2021 and January 2022.
To apply, please send your CV, a one-page motivation letter (explaining why you want to apply for the position and your research vision for the project) and 2 reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on 31st May 2021 at 12pm.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELMathematics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
The successful candidate will hold a BSc or a MSc in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. This position requires a solid knowledge in continuum mechanics and a strong interest in the biomechanics of soft biological tissues. Interest in developing numerical skills (implementation and use of finite elements codes, symbolic calculus in Maple or Mathematica) and experimental skills (carrying out mechanical testing and developing testing protocols) is desirable.
EURAXESS offer ID: 616547
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