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postdoc bacterial behaviours in swarms (Laboratoire Jean Perrin)

Swarming in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a complex multi-scale problem that involves billions of motile individuals interacting with each other and with the physical environment. In particular, the secretion of bio-surfactants by the bacteria leads to striking spreading patterns and raises soft matter and active matter questions.
The project will use various imaging techniques at various scales to study how physics controls bacterial behaviours in swarms.

The project will be performed in the Laboratoire Jean Perrin (, Sorbonne Université, Paris, in collaboration with Dr. Maxime Deforet. The Laboratoire Jean Perrin is a biophysics department that recently joined the Institut de Biology Paris-Seine ( The postdoc position is funded for one year through a Emergence-Sorbonne Université awarded to the group and will start in early 2020.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in Physics and experience with living systems, or in Life Sciences and experience in quantitative approaches and image analysis. Proficiency in appropriate programming languages and software (MATLAB, C++, ImageJ, micro-manager), and/or in molecular biology of bacteria is appreciated. To apply please send a résumé, a cover letter describing your interests and previous work, as well as contact information of two references to Maxime Deforet:


postdoc experimental approach to wave turbulence (MSC, Paris)

As part of the funding on Wave Turbulence Collaboration by Simons Foundation (New-York), we are looking for a post-doc of 1 year renewable once. Following on from our recent studies ( ), he/she will perform laboratory experiments to study wave turbulence. This study will be carried out in collaboration with Eric Falcon’s group in Paris at the Matter and Complex Systems (MSC) laboratoryUniversité Paris DiderotUniversité de Paris, France.

All the information and the procedure to apply are available below.

Eric FALCON – CNRS Senior scientist
University Paris Diderot – CNRS –  Université de Paris
Matter & Complex Systems (MSC) Laboratory

Workplace : Paris (France)
Date of publication : September 16, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months renewable once
Expected date of employment : between Sept. 2020 and Sept. 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : PhD in Physics with an experimental research background in one or more following areas: Wave Turbulence, Fluid Mechanics, Nonlinear Physics, Turbulence

Applications instructions: please submit the following to Eric Falcon : CV, Cover Letter, and two recommendation letters


postdoc modélisation des ondes internes océaniques (IMFT)

Veuillez trouver ci-joint une offre de post-doctorat de 12mois à l’IMFT sur la modélisation des ondes internes océaniques. Je suis le contact, le poste est à pourvoir dès maintenant, avec une date d’embauche souhaitée avant Janvier 2020.
Merci d’avance pour la transmission autour de vous et de vos laboratoires.
Bien cordialement,

Matthieu Mercier

Matthieu Mercier
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse
(UMR 5502, CNRS/INPT/UPS),333


postdoc bioinspired actuation and shape morphing (IUSTI Marseille)

We have a 2-year postdoc opening in IUSTI (Marseille, France) in the area of bioinspired actuation and shape morphing in soft structures with a focus on experiments. Potential condidates should contact me directly by email. Further details about this position can be found in the following pdf file :


Applications received by October 15, 2019 will receive equal consideration.


postdoc wave turbulence (Inphyni, Nice)

Postdoc position on wave turbulence at Institut Inphyni in Nice, France

A 2-year postdoctoral position is now available at Inphyni in the
frameworks of the Simons Foundation international collaboration 
project “Wave Turbulence”. The project aims at developing solid 
theoretical foundations for wave turbulence systems and modelling 
experiments in wave turbulence performed in laboratory by partners of this collaboration.
For details see:


postdoc Vegetated dunes in a real-space cellular automaton (IPGP)

Clément Narteau & Olivier Rozier Contacts:

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Geological Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.


Postdoc position in Experimental Astrophysics, Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Postdoc position for studying the the effect of tribocharging on granular agglomeration
and its relevance for planet formation. Two experiments are being developed:  
(1) a 3m free-fall apparatus to observe and characterize collisions between pairs of 
particles in vacuum; (2) Controlled collisions using an ultrasonic levitation apparatus. 
Working with real and simulated meteoritic samples, we will probe the enhancement 
of clustering efficiency due to tribocharging. Experimental results will be used as inputs 
of numerical simulations, in collaboration with astronomers and theoretical physicists. 
Selected candidate will have to present a research grant at FONDECYT for funding
(; if funded, the position is expected to start in April 2020. 
The candidate must have his/her PhD certificate before Oct. 1, 2019 for the 
FONDECYT application.

More details:


postdoc : interaction de particules pesantes sur une membrane en vibration


Postdoc position in active matter (U.Michigan)

Postdoc position in active matter
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Experimentalists interested in soft matter are encouraged to apply for a postdoc position 
on the topic of active gels. Applicants should have a strong background in experimental 
physics.  Experience with condensed matter experiments, and soft matter in particular, 
and hydrodynamics  is a plus.  See
To apply send a CV to Robert Deegan (


postdoc microencapsulation (Lab Charles Coulomb-Montpellier)

Dear colleagues,We are currently looking for a 1 year postdoc to participate to a project on microencapsulation in our softmatter group at the university of Montpellier – Laboratoire Charles Coulomb.  

Candidates with a  background in microfluidics, soft matter, physical chemistry or a closely related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
More details can be found here:

Best regardsGladys Massiera
Post-doc in microencapsulation by droplet interface crossing
Laboratoire Charles Coulomb – CNRS/University of Montpellier – France
We are seeking for a post-doctoral candidate to handle an ANR funded project on microencapsulation. The encapsulation process is based on the generation of calibrated aqueous drops and their coating by crossing of a liquid-liquid interface by centrifugation. The objective is to produce monodispersed capsules of controlled size, content and shell thickness. This project is based on the cDICE process (Continuous Droplet Interface Crossing Encapsulation, Patent EP2456550 A1, July 2010) patented by Laboratoire Charles Coulomb. The final goal of the project is to build a prototype that meets industrial requirements in           terms of capsule size (around 100 microns), shell thickness and production rate.
The candidate will be in charge of two fundamental aspects of the process: i) Understanding of the passage of single drops through an interface by high-speed imaging on a dedicated experimental set-up with the centrifugal forces required to produce capsules with diameters ranging from 90 to 200 microns. This work will complete previous experimental and numerical results; (ii) design and test several chemical systems for the in-situ solidification of capsule shells either by phase transition or by polymerization and quantifying the capsules characteristics resulting from the system and the selected hydrodynamic parameters.
Candidates should have a doctorate in physics, physico-chemistry, mechanics or process engineering Skills in microfluidics, image analysis, and a good knowledge in the field of encapsulation will be much appreciated. Spoken and written English is required as well as fluency in report or publication writing.
The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the Soft Matter ( team at the Charles Coulomb Laboratory (L2C) at the University of Montpellier. He will work under the supervision of Gladys Massiera, as well as with Martin In in the EPIC project on a microencapsulation process. This project is part of a collaboration with two process engineering laboratories, the Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LGC) in Toulouse and the GEPEA (Nantes – Saint Nazaire).

Starting in september 2019