PhD Scholarships x2
The University of Auckland

Department of Mathematics

Posted on: Mon Feb 17 2014

2 PhD scholarships are available, to work in the group of James Sneyd, University of Auckland, New Zealand. These scholarships are funded by a grant from the NIH (NIDCR) and pay stipend and fees, at rates commensurate with other PhD students in New Zealand.

The project is the construction and analysis of a multiscale model of saliva secretion, including the calcium dynamics of exocrine epithelial cells, water transport in parotid acinar and duct cells, and the use of Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for data fitting. The research is in collaboration with the laboratory of David Yule (U. Rochester, New York).

The successful applicants will have a high-quality degree in applied mathematics, engineering, bioengineering, physics, chemistry, or physiology, or some equivalent experience. Experience with computational methods is essential.

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To apply, email your cv and transcript, and a brief statement about your research interests and experience, to James Sneyd (

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