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Postdoc: Stochastic Molecular Matter + Metamaterials (AMOLF – Amsterdam)

Une annonce de Post Doc


Postdoc in Mechanics and geometry of thin and slender structures (Aarhus University)

Applications are invited for a 2 year (1+1) postdoctoral position with a background in theoretical and
computational mechanics, soft condensed matter physics, or Applied Mathematics. This project focuses on
uncovering mathematical descriptions for use in the Japanese art of paper cutting, namely Kirigami, and
Reticulated Structures.

To know more, please read this document: AarhusUniv_Postdoc_ Mechanics


Postdoc on Simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Grenoble

We have an opening for a 18-month postdoctoral researcher, starting from February 2019, to work on the simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France. The work will be centered on understanding the emergence of instabilities and on modeling the transient interplay between dilation and pore pressure feedback as shear thickening occurs.

The position is funded by the ANR grant « ScienceFriction » led by B. Metzger (IUSTI, Marseille), which combines experimental, numerical  and theoretical approaches to the rheology of shear thickening, with a focus on transient phenomena and flow instabilities in close collaboration with H. Lhuissier, and Y. Forterre at IUSTI in Marseille, and M. Wyart at EPFL in Lausanne.

The succesful candidate will work with Romain Mari within the broader Statistical Physics and Modelling group in Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (« LIPhy »), affiliated to CNRS and Université Grenoble-Alpes. Research at LIPhy covers bio-, soft matter, and statistical physics, among others. It is based in Grenoble, one of the biggest academic cities in France, in the French Alps. 

Candidates should have a recent PhD (obtained after January 2017) and have a strong background in physics, ideally in numerical simulation and/or theory of soft materials.

Application consists of a CV, a cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters, and should exclusively be made via before November 5, 2018.


Post-doc on brain modelling (Oxford)

Dear Colleagues,

This is a quick advert to let you know about a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) with me. It is a 2-year research position with possible extension depending on funding and performance (see below for details). More positions will be available in future years.

The PDRA will develop innovative models for brain modelling. Since my interests regarding brain modelling are broad (development, trauma, neurodegenerative diseases) and depend on multiple computational and analytical techniques (asymptotics, PDEs, FEM, solid and fluid, network theory, ….), the actual research to be performed will depend on the expertise of the successful candidate and on the most exciting current research problems. I am looking for somebody extremely motivated who will be fully involved in the research programme and the group.

Interviews will be in December or January and the position can start shortly after a decision has been reached.

Please feel free to disseminate .To apply or for more information:

Best wishes, Alain


Alain Goriely, OCIAM Director
Professor of Mathematical Modelling
Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford


Post-doc at Navier lab: Numerical study of physical and mechanical aging in colloidal suspensions

Dear Colleagues,

A post-doctoral position is available at Laboratoire Navier to carry out a computational study of mechanical aging in dense silica suspensions. This investigation will proceed in close collaboration with experiments performed in our team.

Please find a detailed announcement here: announcement

Sincerely yours,
Anael Lemaitre


PhD or PostDoc in IPGP

PhD or Postdoctoral position in IPGP (Paris)
Modelling dune morphodynamics in presence of vegetation



Junior Research Chairs (Ecole normale supérieure)

Junior Research Chairs LabEx ENS ICFP Department of Physics, ENS (Ecole normale supérieure), Paris

Closing date: October 31, 2018 Expected interview dates: December 5-6-7, 2018

The Department of Physics at ENS Paris invites applications for three JRC (Junior Research Chairs) at postdoctoral level. Appointments will be for two years with a possible one year extension. The Department aims at recruiting outstanding candidates with international experience. Research activities can be experimental and/or theoretical.

This year, the Department aims at hiring a Junior Research Chair in Statistical Physics who will actively work with the group of G. Biroli (research topic: glassy, activated and complex dynamics: from physics to machine learning).

For the two other positions, the program actively encourages experimental projects through a reserved budget. Research themes should correspond to one of the following ones:
– Quantum physics: from atoms to condensed matter
– Biophysics: from the cell to the organism
– Non-linear physics: from the laboratory to the cosmos
– Statistical and theoretical physics

Some participation in teaching within ENS-ICFP (International Centre for Fundamental Physics and its Interfaces) Master program is part of the duties;;lang=en

In addition to an internationally competitive salary, ENS-ICFP provides an attractive travel allowance and research funds (150,000 euros for experimentalists). The successful candidates are fully integrated into the Department of Physics and its constituent research laboratories. For more detailed information regarding the research undertaken at the Department of Physics, please visit our website;lang=en

The positions are funded by the ENS-ICFP grant obtained through the French National Excellence initiative.
Applications must be exclusively submitted through AcademicJobsOnline ( and should consist of:
– A cover letter
– A complete CV including a list of publications
– A research project taking into account possible interactions with research groups/faculty within the Department of Physics at Ecole normale supérieure (no more than 4 pages of A4).
– Three letters of recommendation from senior scientists, to be uploaded on AcademicJobsOnline.
Candidates are encouraged to make early contact with faculty to discuss their research proposal and should refer to these contacts in their 4-page research statement. If help is required to identify appropriate research groups/faculty, candidates should contact the Manager, Stéphanie Troufflard, at
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (videoconferences) in early December 2018. Only applications received by October 31, 2018 will be considered. The hiring committee will make offers late in 2018.
Positions will normally start in September 2019, but this is negotiable.

For your information, two additional positions will be made available by the Philippe Meyer Institute (


Post-doc ULB (Bruxelles)- contact Fabian Brau

Dear colleagues and friends,

ULB has obtained a COFUND funding from the MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE (H2020) program. This COFUND program, entitled IF@ULB, will allow to hire 63 postdoctoral researchers at the ULB for the next five years. Three calls are planned. They will be open to all research domains (not only science).

The first call will be opened on August 1, 2018 and be closed on October 15, 2018. The two-year postdoctoral fellowship will begin between April 1 and October 15, 2019. Eligible researchers must have a PhD (with a maximum of 7 years of seniority) and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months during the last 3 years before the call deadline.

Interested researchers should contact me in August or early September to have enough time to write a research proposal. The subject of this proposal is open to discussion with the candidate but should be related to my research activities (see my website below). The candidate will actively participate to the writing process.

The call procedure and the required documents to apply to IF@ULB can be found on this website

In summary, the applicant should write a research proposal (template to be downloaded on the website above) and submit it through the website together with some required documents (CV using the downloaded template, a letter of acceptance from me, a copy of the PhD degree, etc.). All the details can be found on the website (or directly here Several applicants can mention the same supervisor. So the supervisor does not need to perform any pre-selection.

Interested researchers should contact me in August or early September if they need help to write the research proposal. The subject of this proposal is open to discussion with the candidate but should be related to my research activities.

The call is open since August 1, 2018 and will be closed on October 15, 2018. The two-year postdoctoral fellowship will begin between April 1 and October 15, 2019.

Don’t hesitate to spread this announcement in your network and/or to contact me if you need additional information.


Fabian Brau | Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Nonlinear Physical Chemistry Unit
Service de Chimie Physique et Biologie Théorique
CP 231 – Campus Plaine, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Tel +32 (0)2 650 5912 | Mobile +32 (0)487 441 487 | Fax +32 (0)2 650 5767

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Annonce en pdf

Dear Colleagues:

I have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow at the intersection of statistical seismology, induced seismicity and statistical physics. The main focus would be on earthquake-earthquake triggering in the context of hydraulic fracturing in the field and in the lab. I would appreciate it if you could forward the attached ad to suitable candidates and post it in your department.

Thanks a lot,

Dr. Jörn Davidsen
Associate Professor of Physics & Humboldt Research Fellow
University of Calgary


Postdoc – onset of wind waves- FAST (Paris-Saclay)

voir l’Annonce en pdf

Project page (movies and papers):

Duration: 1 year, starting January 2019 or before.
Funding: Laboratoire d’Excellence (Labex) « LASIPS »

FAST: Frédéric Moisy,

Marc Rabaud,
LadHyX: Michael Benzaquen,