Archives de la catégorie: postdoc


Postdoc at IPGG on Hydronamics at small scales

Postdoc on  « Hydrodynamic boundary condition of polymer solutions on simple and complex surfaces »

at IPGG with J.D. McGraw and F. Restagno.

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Postdoctoral position – plasticity of amorphous solids – ESPCI Paris

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached an announcement for postdoctoral positions about multi-scale modeling of plasticity in amorphous solids at the PMMH laboratory at ESPCI in Paris.

Annonce en pdf

Motivated candidates should directly contact with required materials.

If you know any potential candidates, please encourage them to apply too.
Details can also be found here

Best regards,

Sylvain Patinet


Postdoc : reactive fluid dynamics (ULB)

Annonce en pdf

Postdoc fellowship in reactive fluid dynamics

Within the MaSNEC project, the Nonlinear Physical Chemistry Unit (NLPC) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) invites applications for one Postdoc fellowship to begin in October 2018 or soon after.
MaSNEC (Material Synthesis in Non-Equilibrium Conditions) is a project funded by the European Union (EU) through the M-ERA.NET network. This network has been established to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. This project involving 4 european partners is coordinated by NLPC.
General research performed at NLPC focuses on the experimental and theoretical study of spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics emerging from the coupling between chemical reactions and hydrodynamic flows. The research to be developed at NLPC in the context of the MaSNEC project aims to grow innovative materials and control their properties via synthesis in non-equilibrium reactive conditions maintained through convective flows due to injection of one reactant into the other. New experimental protocols are currently developed to take advantage of imposed out-of-equilibrium constraints to synthesize and control the growth of structured surfaces, composite coatings and multilayered tubes.
In this framework, we seek to hire a postdoc who will perform theoretical analyses in the context of flow-driven precipitation in porous media. The successful candidate will develop models based on continuum mechanics (fluid/solid mechanics, reaction-diffusion-convection dynamics) to rationalize experiments where the interplay between solid precipitate and hydrodynamic flows play a central role. He/She will develop models to understand how hydrodynamic flows affect precipitation reactions at the macroscale and to investigate how the amount and spatio-temporal distribution of precipitate depends on the experimental conditions.
Type of appointment

15 months full time. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the EU before employment begins.

Approximately 2 400€ net per month.
Required Qualifications

PhD in Chemistry, Physics or related fields. Good oral and written communication skills (in English) to work in a multidisciplinary team environment. Good knowledge of reaction-diffusion(-convection) dynamics. Good knowledge of continuum mechanics (both fluid and solid).
Preferred Qualifications

Good programming skills to develop numerical codes complementing the theoretical analysis and to post-process and analyze experimental data through image analysis. Ability to write scientific publications and deliver scientific presentations in English.
Contact Person

Prof. Anne De Wit and Prof. Fabian Brau
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Nonlinear Physical Chemistry Unit
Campus de la Plaine, CP – 231, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a brief but detailed statement of interest, a curriculum vitae and the name and address of two persons of reference to both A. De Wit and F. Brau via email.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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Postdoc at Institut de Physique des Rennes

2 years post-doc at Institut de Physique des Rennes funded by CNRS Momentum program

more info can be found in the attached pdf



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 ​​.