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Postdoc: 3D numerical modeling of ultrasonic wave propagation (CentraleSupélec)

Applications are invited for a 12 months postdoctoral position; which is part of a LaSIPS project named ModUS3D funded by Labex LaSIPS, which is the continuation of the research works that have been developed at MSSMat for several years on the numerical modeling of ultrasonic wave propagation in polycrystalline materials.  
To know more, please read this document: MSSMatCS_Postdoc2019_Mechanics

postdoc physics of fracture (Aalto, finlande)

Dear colleague,

My group is looking for a post-doc candidate in the physics of fracture.

The activities of the group in this regard concern experiments on complexity of fracture mechanics and models / theory to account for observed phenomena.

The position is financed by an Academy of Finland grant on time-dependent fracture. The goals of the post-doc position may be tuned towards the strengths and interests of the person hired, and the aspects may include participation in the design and running of experiments, analyzing experimental data, and focusing in computational models including writing code. An essential part is interacting with others in the group working in related areas.

The Complex Systems and Materials group is located in the Department of Applied Physics at the Aalto University, 10 km (15 min by metro) from Helsinki downtown. The duration of the position is 1+1 years. Post-doc candidates are expected to have a solid knowledge in statistical physics, and have an interest in some mixture of non-equilibrium physics, fracture, and complex systems.

Freeform, 1 page applications plus a CV and the contact info for 2-3 references should be sent by email to by January 15th, 2019.

Best regards, Mikko Alava


Postdoc : Morphable structures with varying stiffness (ENS / ESPCI)

Annonce postdoc en pdf

We have a joint postdoc opening between the MecaWet lab @ PMMH and the Folding, Sliding and Stretching lab @ LPS in the area of controllable multi-component elastic structures, with a focus on experimentsThe goal is to design materials whose stiffness may be dynamically adjusted and to explore their use to rigidify morphable 3D structures.

A “baromorph” elastomeric plate morphing into a saddle shape under air suction (left) and into a cone upon inflation (right).


Description: By embedding channels within an elastomer we have recently developed structures that change shape under applied pressure. However, their softness hinders applications to large scales. Adding a more rigid component can rigidify the structure, but in a non-linear fashion. The project consists of designing and prototyping multi-component elastic materials with tunable rigidity. The general idea is to control the relative contributions of compliant and stiff components with a third active phase. The goal is to rationalize the fundamental aspects of the problem, to produce bulk materials and to design morphable / rigidizable structures. This multidisciplinary project is at the interface between structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, soft robotics and nonlinear physics.


Profile: Candidates should have recently obtained or are about to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics, Mechanical/Civil/Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines. The project is primarily experimental but also includes some theory and numerical computations. On the experimental side, expertise in rapid prototyping, micro-fabrication, material science, and/or mechanical testing is welcome. In addition, an appreciation for scaling analysis, theory and computation is a plus.


Hosting teams: The successful candidate will participate in a collaboration between two laboratories who study problems in fluid and solid mechanics in conjunction with other disciplines: non-linear physics, instabilities, out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, multi-scaled phenomena, geomorphology, planetology… Their research involves a combination of laboratory experiments, theory and numerical simulations.

Although the project is fundamental in nature, we envision applications for medical equipment and, more generally in applied science.

The laboratories are both located in the Latin Quarter, in the center of Paris, which offers state-of-the-art facilities and a unique scientific environment.


Funding: Funding for one year is available (through an ANR grant) and we expect the candidate to help us find additional funding for a second year.


More details on our scientific activities can be found here: for the MecaWet lab @ PMMH for the Folding, Sliding and Stretching lab @ LPS




Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive equal consideration.


Postdoctoral openings in experimental soft matter at IST Austria

I am happy to advertise experimental postdoc openings in my new group at IST Austria starting in the summer or fall of 2019. Exceptional candidates will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects involving fluid mechanics, triboelectrification, or active matter.

IST offers their postdocs competitive salaries and a variety of generous internal fellowships that can help jumpstart their careers. Additionally, the new physics building has state of the art facilities in a fast growing and highly interdisciplinary setting. Located just outside of Vienna, working at IST also affords its employees the opportunity to live in what is consistently ranked as the ‘most livable city in the world.’

Interested candidates should send a CV (including a publication list and references) as well as a statement of research motivation/interests to swaitukaitis @

Please kindly post this ad on your department’s notice board or internal listserv, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Best wishes,
Scott Waitukaitis


Postdoc: Stability and dissipative properties of liquid foam (Rennes)

Dear collegues

A 2-years postdoc position is currently open in Rennes on flows in foam films.

See document: postdoc_IPR

Isabelle Cantat


Postdoc: Microfluidic study of the biophysics of bacterial populations in porous media (Toulouse)

Voir annonce:  Postdoc_Toulouse_Microfluidics


postdoc Why animals learn the way they do? (IRPHE/INMED Marseille)

Why animals learn the way they do?
An experimentally driven computational approach

David Robbe / INMED /
Christophe Eloy / IRPHE /

By constantly interacting with their environment, animals are capable of developing adaptive strategies to maximize reward collection, avoid punishments and minimize energy expenditure. The biological algorithms underlying trial-and-error learning are largely unknown. To address this question, we will examine whether different computational models can reproduce the learning dynamics and behavioral strategy of rats in a laboratory-based task. The data to model are already acquired and come from experiments in which animals, engaged in a multi-trial time estimation task, converged progressively towards a conserved embodied strategy. Learning models will be based on classical reinforcement techniques and more recent developments coming from artificial intelligence (deep learning). In this project, the back and forth interaction between experiments and theory will further the understanding of the mechanisms underlying learning and trial-by-trial adjustment in performance.

Adaptive behavior; Reinforcement learning; Robotics; Embodiment; Motor learning; Rats; Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning


postdoc physics of active matter (Univ de Chile)

We invite interested young researchers to apply for postdoc positions available at the group “Millennium Nucleus Physics of Active Matter” at the Physics department of the University of Chile (Santiago). The applicants should have a strong training in physics or disciplines related to the project (see below) with skills in theoretical, numerical and/or experimental research. The selected candidates will participate in an open work atmosphere of collaboration between theoreticians and experimentalists working in different problems related to the “Physics of Active Matter”.

We are particularly interested in developing:

1-Stochastic Thermodynamics and other theoretical approaches for active matter and non-equilibrium systems in general.
2-Experimental techniques for the study of bacterial suspensions in microfluidic devices.
3-Simulations of bacterial suspensions, active tissues, or active colloids.

More information can be found in or in the personal web pages of the principal investigators:
Felipe Barra (
María Luisa Cordero (
Rodrigo Soto (

Financial support from our side is committed for one year and will be extended yearly upon agreement between the two parties. In consist in a monthly salary of 1.770.000 Chilean pesos (2800 USD approx). Operational expenses and expenses associated to conferences (such as plane tickets, etc.) can be covered from our research budget.

Candidates should send a CV, research interests, and the names and contact information of 2-3 researches that can provide references to prof. Felipe Barra,

For any further information, please feel free to contact Felipe Barra, .


postdoc experimental rheology of fluid+particles (Oslo)

Dear all,

We have an open position for an experimental post-doc on non-newtonian flows at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo..
The project provides an excellent opportunity to study basic flow behaviour of liquids with particles and their complex rheology as part of an international collaborative project (

More details about the position and application details can be found here:

If you have any questions related to the position, please do not hesitate to write.


Andreas Carlson
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Oslo

Phone: (+47) 228-57223
Skype: carlsona


Post-doc computational rheology of dense polymers (Gottingen)

Dear Colleagues,

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (salary group 13 TV-L) in the area of computer simulation of polymer materials and soft matter at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. The initial appointment will be for one year and an extension is possible.

The project aims at studying the rheology of dense polymer melts and composites via computer simulations of highly coarse-grained models and comparing the results to experiments and/or more detailed models. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, have proven experience with molecular dynamics simulations of coarse-grained polymer models, and have very good communication skills in English; experience in high-performance computing (using e.g., HOOMD) is desirable.

The Georg-August University is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact information (preferably in the form of email addresses) for two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Kind regards

Marcus Müller

Prof. Dr. Marcus Müller
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Georg-August University
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen, Germany
+49 551 3913888