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PhD studentship in Mathematical modelling of skin aging - Imperial College London open

We invite applications for a PhD studentship in the research collaboration between the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London and Johnson & Johnson, a world-leading Company for skin care products. A stipend and home/EU fees for 3 years will be awarded. 

This project aims to identify basic biological control mechanisms of pH and water content in skin and its age-dependence. The PhD student will develop mathematical tools and frameworks required to provide a unified and practically applicable model to study control mechanisms of skin aging. 

Applicants should have a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant area (e.g. control engineering, computational biology, applied mathematics etc.) to undertake the mathematical modelling and analysis part of this project. Experience in modelling and analysis of biological systems, expertise in modelling with differential equations and numerical methods, and strong interest in biology are preferable. We look for highly motivated applicants with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm for exposure to a diversity of scientific projects. The PhD will involve close interactions with biological collaborators and has the possibility to visit Johnson & Johnson in France. 

More information on research activities in Dr Tanaka's group is found in http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/r.tanaka 

For further details of the post contact Dr Reiko Tanaka (r.tanaka @ imperial.ac.uk). Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae and research statement to Dr Tanaka by e-mail. 

Closing date: July 31st 2012

posted 2012.06.29