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post-doc physics of topological active metamaterials (Univ. Amsterdam)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to advertise one postdoctoral position at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The successful candidates will join an extremely stimulating interdisciplinary scientific environment working in the teams of Corentin Coulais and Jasper van Wezel, comprising the SoftMatter and Condensed Matter Theory groups, with the aim of investigating the physics of topological active metamaterials, experimentally, numerically and theoretically.

Exceptional candidates with an excellent background in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or related fields and with a strong taste for combining experimental, computational and theoretical approaches are welcome to apply.

The review of the applications has already started and will last until the positions are filled.

Kind regards,

Corentin Coulais and Jasper van Wezel

Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute | Institute of Physics | Universiteit van Amsterdam | Science Park 904 | 1098 XH Amsterdam | The Netherlands | E: | W: | T: +31 (0) 20 525 7224


post-doc : analytical, numerical and experimental study of uniform elastic rods (EPFL)

Assistantship in the Maddocks group at the EPFL

A position is available to work on a combined analytical, numerical and experimental study of uniform elastic rods in two contexts:

1) the characterisation of helical equilibria, including stability properties, in both the cases of self-avoiding and self-contacting configurations,


2) the equilibria of knots in the presence of friction.

The first project will be carried out in collaboration with the group of Prof J. Kolinski ( and the second in collaboration with the group of Prof Pedro Reis (fleXLab: Flexible Structures Laboratory)

Preferences will be given to applications at the postdoctoral level, although doctoral level applications will also be considered. Review of applications will start April 15 and will continue until the post is filled. The position is available immediately, with the desired starting date being as soon as practicable, with December 2018 being the latest possible start date.

The application procedure and further information is described at


Postdoc sur la fragmentation en turbulence à l’IRPHE

Postdoctoral position in Fragmentation of brittle objects in turbulence

voir l’annonce du post-doc en pdf



post-doc (rare event search and instrumentation – Queen’s University – Canada)

Postdoctoral position in rare-event searches & instrumentation

voir l’annonce du Post-doc en pdf


Postdoc position in nano-enabled devices at Ecole Polytechnique

Voir l’ annonce
de postdoc proposé par L. Bodelot (LMS) et B. Lebental (LPICM), Ecole Polytechnique.
Sujet du post-doctorat: Characterization of damage mechanisms in nano-enabled devices
Date limite des candidatures: 20 avril 2018
Début du post-doctorat: à partir de juin 2018

2 postdocs on impulsive motion in biological/bio-inspired systems (UMass@Amherst)

Two post-doc positions are open to application in the group of our colleague Alfred Crosby in Polymer Science and Engineering department at the University of Massachussets, Amherst, USA ( Motivated candidates should directly contact​ with required materials (see below).

Position1:Impulsive Motion MURI Postdoc (Position 1)

Applications are currently being accepted for a unique postdoctoral position within a multi-university, interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on the fundamental principles that describe extremely rapid, impulsive motion in biological and bio-inspired engineered systems. Specifically, an energetic and engaged team member with a strong background in applied mathematics, physics, mechanics, or biomechanics is sought to aid in the development of a unifying mathematical framework to describe the physics of impulsivemotion. Theexpertiseofteammembersrangesfromroboticsandmaterialsscience, to biomechanics and evolutionary biology. The hired post-doc will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and move between labs including the Patek lab (​​) at Duke University, the Wood lab (​​) at Harvard University, the Bergbreiter lab (​​) at University of Maryland, the Azizi lab (​​) at UC Irvine, and the Crosby lab (​​) at UMass Amherst. Successful applicants will have a strong quantitative and mathematical background, a desire for or history of working on an interdisciplinary team, as well as strong writing and presenting skills. The initial appointment is for one year with potential for renewal for an additional year. Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and a list of three references to Professor Al Crosby at ​​. Application materials will be shared with the other co-PIs.

Position2: Impulsive Motion MURI Postdoc (Position 2)  

The hired postdoc will be part of a multi-university research project focused on large magnitude, high speed elastic mechanics, especially associated with biological and bio-inspired impulsive movement. Project efforts will focus on the characterization and modeling of small size scale, complex geometry materials used in biological and synthetic impulsive movement systems. Successful applicants will have strong writing and presenting skills, will be highly creative, possess a strong quantitative and mathematical background. The initial appointment is for one year with potential for renewal for an additional year. Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and a list of three references to Professor Al Crosby at ​​.


postdoc numerical simulation of liquid coating (Univ. Liège)

Extension of the Particle – Finite Element Method (PFEM) for the simulation of liquid entrainment and coating process

voir l’annonce en pdf : Postdoctoral fellow position – ULiege



postdoc sur la friction (ENS-Lyon)

Voir l’annonce en pdf : Postdoc-announcement-friction-ENSL

contact : Elsa Bayart
ENS de Lyon
Site Monod – 46 allée d’Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 7


post-docs in Soft Matter (DAMTP-Cambridge)

We are currently seeking several Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Soft Matter Group in Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Details are here:

If you know any strong candidates, please encourage them to apply — or if you are one, please do so yourself!

Best wishes

Mike Cates

Michael Cates FRS
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics
and Royal Society Research Professor
DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1223 337912


Postdoc in computational biomechanics, Collège de France

Dear colleagues,
I am seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher in computational biomechanics
to design a new simulation framework for multicellular mechanics in 3D.
The position is funded for up to 36 months and described here:
Don’t hesitate to spread the announcement to further colleagues & students.
Hervé Turlier, PhD
Team Leader,
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology
Collège de France