Swinburne University of Technology, Dept of Mathematics, and
Politecnico di Torino

Position ID: 2517-PHDDOUBLE [#16006]
Position Title: PhD position Swinburne (AUS)/Politecnico di Torino (ITA)
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Starting Date: 2020/11/01
Application Deadline: 2020/07/23 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/06/14, listed until 2020/07/23)
Position Description:    

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A position leading to a double PhD degree in Applied Mathematics is available, within the joint graduate programme of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The two principal supervisors for the project are A/Prof. M. Delitala (Torino) and A/Prof. F. Frascoli (Melbourne). Please contact Prof. Delitala and Prof. Frascoli for more information on the actual project at marcello.delitala@polito.it and ffrascoli@swin.edu.au

The title of the project is “Improving the effectiveness of oncolytic virotherapy”. Oncolytic virotherapy is a treatment approach that uses "ad hoc" viruses to preferentially infect and destroy tumour cells, while preserving healthy cells. In this project, the goal is to create mathematical and computational models that can help understanding the role of viral diffusivity, tumour clonal compositions and active immune suppression to formulate methods for better treatments. Optimising virus uptake and diffusion is one of the major hindrances that prevent this technique to be adopted in clinical practice. Mathematical methods used in this project will include ODEs, PDEs, applied bifurcation theory, random walks and agent-based techniques. The candidate will be based in Melbourne, with the possibility of spending up to 18 months (consecutively or for different, separate periods) in Torino. The monthly stipend will be AU$2300. The maximum length of the scholarship is four years, with a full stipend available for 3.5 years. Thesis allowance, relocation costs, travel grants and initial, temporary accommodation in Melbourne will also be provided. The position is also founded by the MIUR – Department of Excellence project within the Task T2 nested mathematical models in biomedicine.


To express their interest, candidates are required to submit the following documents: • a short (max 2 pages) curriculum vitae, in English; • an official transcript detailing the candidate’s University degree(s) and exams, in Italian or English; • a statement of up to 200 words explaining why the candidate wants to apply for this PhD project, in English.

Please submit the above material via email with subject “Polito-Swinburne PhD” to marcello.delitala@polito.it and ffrascoli@swin.edu.au

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Contact: Federico Frascoli, +61 3 9214 8152, +61 3 9214 8264 (fax)
Postal Mail:
PO BOX 218
Hawthorn 3122
Web Page: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/science-engineering-technology/schools-departments/science/mathematics/ http://www.disma.polito.it/en/

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