PhD scholarship
The Queensland University of Technology

Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation Research Institute

Posted on: Sun Mar 16 2014

A PhD scholarship is available to work in the group of Associate Professor Mat Simpson, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The project will involve the construction of discrete models of collective cell motion with an emphasis on elucidating the role of cell shape and size upon system dynamics. New continuum partial differential equation models describing motile cell behaviours will be developed and the student will have an opportunity to validate these novel theoretical models by using, or generating, experimental data at QUTs Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation and the Translational Research Institute.

The successful applicant will have a high-quality degree in applied mathematics, engineering or physics, and be able to demonstrate an interest in using mathematical and computational methods to understand biological systems. Experience in partial differential equations and computational methods for their solution are desirable.

This scholarship is funded by QUT to support A/Prof Simpson's Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and will supply a stipend with that is commensurate with other PhD students in Australia. QUT will provide standard and high performance computational resources, a travel budget and the opportunity to teach into the undergraduate mathematics program. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to apply for additional funding to support their research during their PhD program.

The project will be primarily supervised by A/Prof Simpson ( with support provided by A/Prof Ruth Baker at the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford (

To apply, email your curriculum vitae, academic transcript, and a brief statement about your research interests and experience, to Mat Simpson (

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