World Tribology Congress (WTC) Lyon, September 2021: extended deadline 30/11/2020

Website of the conference


Post-Doc Physical modeling of Drosophila morphogenesis (MSC Paris)

Dear colleagues,

In the frame of the ongoing collaboration between our groups at Matière et Systèmes Complexes (biophysics and modelling) and Institut Curie (genetics and developmental biology), we open a 2.5-year postdoc position at University of Paris – Diderot. It will be open until we will find a suitable candidate. We expect it to start in early 2021 and it can even start immediately.

The metamorphosis of Drosophila fly, from a maggot to an adult animal, is an ideal system to study the interplay between genetics and mechanics during morphogenesis (1). The dorsal thorax tissue, which is a monolayer of several thousands of cells, exhibits a remarkable left-right symmetrical metamorphosis, although its left and right parts arise from disjoined regions. Our recently acquired live imaging and data cover this metamorphosis from intracellular scale to tissue scale and from minutes to several days. The candidate will incorporate this wealth of experimental results within a multiscale modelling strategy to uncover how the genetic and mechanic information is established and exchanged throughout the tissue.

Analytical modeling skills are required in either statistical physics, or biophysics; numerical modeling skills are a plus. The candidate should be willing to actively interact with experimentalists. Past experience related with genetics and developmental biology could be a plus and the candidate might choose to participate in experiments.

Candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter to François Graner <> and arrange three reference
letters to be sent to the same address.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Best

François Graner et Yohanns Bellaïche

(1) see for instance :

Bosveld F, Bonnet I, Guirao B, Tlili S, Wang Z, Petitalot A, Marchand
R, Bardet PL, Marcq P, Graner F, Bellaïche Y. 2012. Mechanical control
of morphogenesis by Fat/Dachsous/Four-jointed planar cell polarity
pathway. Science.  336 :724-7. PMID:  22499807.

Guirao B, Rigaud SU, Bosveld F, Bailles A, López-Gay J, Ishihara S,
Sugimura K, Graner F, Bellaïche Y. 2015 Unified quantitative
characterization of epithelial tissue development. Elife. pii: e08519.
doi: 10.7554/eLife.08519. PMID: 26653285


PostDoc en Géosciences Marines (SHOM, Brest)

Annonce en pdf

Dear Members,

Position length: 18 months
Start date: February 1st, 2021
Location: Brest 29200 (Europe/France/Brittany).

Presentation of the agency:
Shom is the French national hydrographic service. It is appointed to collect and check all the information necessary to ensure maritime navigation’s safety. It is responsible for providing hydrographic and oceanographic support to the French Navy in measuring, describing and forecasting the maritime environment. Shom also supports maritime and coastal public policies by providing expertise in maritime limits and boundaries and integrated coastal management.

The project:
The appointee will participate to the project MELANGE 2020-2022. The acronym MELANGE stands for “Mesure en tEmps-réel des fLux sédimentAires en zoNe côtière à l'aide de GlidErs” which means “Real time measurements of sediment fluxes in coastal zones using gliders”. This project aims at developing operational in situ observation of currents and turbidity (water clarity) by using a glider equipped with acoustic and optical sensors. Within this project, Shom contributes to the data validation (of SeaBird OCR-504 and Nortek AD2CP payload sensors in particular) by comparison with satellite remote sensing of the ocean surface colours, and data obtained from CTD casts and moorings, fitted with similar optical and acoustical sensors.

The vacancy:
Duties will include embarkations on oceanographic research vessels. Two sea surveys of about one week each are planned in this project MELANGE. The main area of study will be the Bay of Biscay. The appointee will also process the data acquired during these sea surveys, under the Shom supervisor’s direction. She/he will exploit the complementarity of in situ measurements, acquired from fixed or mobile platforms, satellite observations, and even outputs from hydrodynamic model simulations. The validation process will require statistics, signal processing or even using information science and technology. The appointee will participate in writing the project final report.
The main collaborations are located in France, in particular with ALSEAMAR and CentralWeb companies both located near Aix-en-Provence and Toulon respectively, and with the CEFREM institute located in Perpignan.

The candidate:
She/he is holding a PhD in marine geoscience with knowledge in computing, signal processing of oceanographic data, including experience in primary production, sediment transport and ocean colour remote sensing.

Required skills:
•        Hydrodynamics, marine optics and satellite remote sensing of ocean colour,
•        Statistics and signal processing of oceanographic data.
•        Teamwork abilities,
•        Responsive and dynamic.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter by email to “” before November 15th, 2020. The reference of the post is: MELANGE_SEDIM

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Best regards,
Frédéric Jourdin
SHOM France
Office phone: +33 256 31 24 49
Email :

postdoc curved origami (FormFindingLab, Princeton)

I have a postdoctoral research position available at the Form Finding Lab at Princeton University for a project related to the mechanics of curved crease origami. 

contact : Sigrid   M. Adriaenssens


Assistant Professor positions in experimental fluid and solid mechanics, U. Minnesota, USA

Dear Colleague,

We are searching for candidates, at the Assistant Professor level, in Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Solid Mechanics.  Please see the attached announcement for details.

I would appreciate it if you can share this with anyone whom you think might be interested in applying.

Ryan S. Elliott, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
(612) 624-2376 (626-1558 fax)
download vCard <>
OpenPGP Public key <> (576D4997C4D51D92)


Post-Doc position at ENSTA Bretagne Non-linear rolling of ships in irregular seas


postdoc dynamique du mouillage de surfaces superhydrophobes microtexturées (InPhyNi)

voici annonce de post-doc d’un an à l’Institut de Physique de Nice, débutant à partir de janvier 2021./  Il concerne l’étude de la dynamique du mouillage de surfaces superhydrophobes microtexturées. Voir pdf joint et le lien pour candidater:


Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford, USA

Dear Colleagues,

The Mechanics and Computation Group (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the « Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. » This appointment is for a term of two years.

The Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow will be given the opportunity to pursue independent research in the general area of solid mechanics, as well as to contribute to ongoing research in the Mechanics and Computation Group. Research activities should be in the field of solid mechanics interpreted broadly. The candidate should be aligned with interests in the group, which include additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-mechanics, and bio-mechanics, with an interest in machine learning as it applies to the field of computational mechanics. Candidates will be given opportunities to develop their teaching experience by designing and teaching a class in the mechanics curriculum. This position is primarily targeting candidates who are seeking an academic career in a leading research university.

Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research, as well as strong interest and ability in teaching. They must have received a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment, but not more than 2 years before. Applicants should send a cover letter (one page); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; brief statements of proposed research (up to three pages) and teaching (one page); the names and contact information of three recommendation letter writers.

Fellowship applications are accepted year-round, with deadlines on October 1, December 1, April 1, and July 1. Applications received before these dates will be reviewed together. This position will close as soon as an offer is made and has been accepted by a candidate.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.

Some resources on diversity and inclusion at Stanford:

Please send your application by email to:
Kelly Chu,
Email subject: Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow search

All documents attached to the email should be PDF (Portable Document Format).

Sincerely yours,

The Hiring Committee
Profs. Wei Cai, Eric Darve, Wendy Gu, Adrian Lew
Mechanical Engineering Department
Stanford University


Postdoc on computational modeling of magneto-active polymers on biological simulation, Madrid, Spain

See attached announcement.


Workshop on Micromechanics, Statistics, and Hazards of Mechanical Failure, October 19-22, 2020

Workshop on Micromechanics, Statistics, and Hazards of Mechanical Failure, October 19-22, 2020

The interdisciplinary Workshop on Micromechanics, Statistics, and 
Hazards of Mechanical Failure (October 19-22, 2020) aims to establish 
a common understanding of the theoretical foundations and the practical 
characterization of avalanche phenomena and precursors to failure in 
mechanical systems, stimulating new interdisciplinary collaborations across 
different areas and contexts. List of speakers, schedule and info: Free registration:
Event organized by Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) and sponsored by the AXA Research Fund.