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Postdoctoral researcher
University of Limerick
Looking for a postdoc to join the MACSI research group at the University of Limerick, to work on mathematical modelling of fluid/solid mechanics system, with a broad focus on reducing waste and improving sustainability.

Details and application at, informal enquiries to
Doctoral researcher
RWTH Aachen University
The Research Training Group EDDy at RWTH Aachen University is seeking qualified applicants to pursue a PhD in Mathematics in the areas of analysis/geometry/numerics. These are research-only positions. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are particularly welcome to apply. For additional details, see our webpage.
Postdoc in statistical mechanics-based biophysics at multiple scales
Oregon Health & Science University
The Zuckerman group of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA is likely to be recruiting a quantitative postdoctoral researcher to work on one or more of the following: (i) statistical mechanics simulation and analysis methods for protein folding and/or binding, focusing on the weighted ensemble approach; (ii) a project with experimental collaborators investigating structural heterogeneity and allostery in a multivalent protein system, potentially involving molecular simulations and Bayesian inference from experimental data; and (iii) trajectory analysis of cell dynamics in collaboration with cancer biologists. Applicants must have conducted statistical mechanics-related research using numerical techniques. Applicants should submit a CV, a list of references, and a ½ page maximum mini-research proposal on any project of potential mutual interest. The proposal is meant to demonstrate academic and research preparation, and so need not conform precisely to the list of projects above. The Zuckerman group is both NSF and NIH-funded, engaging in a range of theoretical and applied biophysical research efforts. Portland is very bike friendly, scenic, and has a vibrant culture around music, coffee, beer, and food. The Pacifc Ocean, Cascade mountains, and the Columbia gorge are all less than 90 minutes away. Portland is famous for its political activism, but this is overwhelmingly confined to very small parts of the city. Note: Final approval for the funding for this position is highly probable but still pending, so the overall process may take two months or more.
Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Senior Lecturer/Associate Professorships in Mathematics or Statistics (up to 3 Posts)
University of Birmingham
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PhD and PostDoc position
TU Dresden
Positions are related to the DFG funded research training group on vector- and tensor-valued surface PDEs, we consider modeling, numerical and computational aspects related to fluid and mechanical properties of thin structures with applications in biology and materials science
Postdoc position at UCSB
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Department of Mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two postdoctoral positions broadly in the area of applied and computational mathematics. The candidate is expected to have a good knowledge of numerical method development, with expertise in at least one of the following areas: analysis of electronic structure models, multiscale modeling, tensor networks, or quantum physics. Candidates with physics, chemistry, or
materials science backgrounds who have extensive experience in terms of method development are also welcome.
PhD & Postdoc positions @ Ben-Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Several positions are available related to pattern formation with applications to rechargeable batteries and to biology (specifically branching and actin waves). The research involves modeling, analysis (analytical and numerical), and close collaborations with experimental groups. Strong theoretical skills and a multidisciplinary approach are advatbntage.
Biophysics of Cancer Microbiome (multiple Postdoctoral positions open)
Physics of Living Matter Group, University of Luxembourg
Postdoctoral Researcher (multiple openings)
Physics of Living Matter Group, University of Luxembourg
Microbial Active Matter: From topology to biological functions. Details here:

Postdoctoral position in the theoretical shape morphing mechanics of liquid crystal elastomers, Cambridge
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Dr John Biggins is establishing a new experimental and theoretical research activity in the area of liquid crystalline elastomers and glasses (LCE/Gs). These remarkable soft-solids can undergo large reversible and programmed shape changes upon heating or illumination, and the group will target novel mechanics and "artificial-muscle" applications in shape-changing devices. By patterning the alignment direction within and LCE/G, one can achieve a complex shape changes on activation This research associate will be a theoretical/computational group member, focusing on the geometry and mechanics of programmed shape changes.

The key responsibilities and duties are to design patterns of LCE alignment that deliver strong and useful shape changes, and explore the use of patterned LCE/G actuation to trigger and tailor mechanical instabilities such as snapping, wrinkling and creasing. The post holder will elucidate fundamental mechanical principles, and also design mechanical components such as grabbers, valves and haptic pixels. The post holder will also need to engage effectively and productively with the experimentalists who will realize and test their designs.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role will include theoretical or computational experience of large deformation mechanics (ideally including mechanical instabilities) and, ideally, differential geometry and inverse problems. Applicants must also have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Science or Engineering.
PostDoc positions in fluid dynamics
Ben-Gurion University
Explore the dynamics, stability and pattern formation in thin-film flows of complex fluids under non-uniform and/or time-dependent boundary conditions. One motivation is to understand ice-sheet flow due to interaction with the ocean and lubrication networks.
Position i: Theoretical fluid dynamics
Position ii: Experimental fluid dynamics
Postdoctoral researcher
The Cyprus Unstitute
We are looking for post-doctoral researcher(s) to join our research team associated with a new initiative from the European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Modelling and Simulation for Engineering Applications (SimEA).

The SimEA Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) will pursue research in Computational Science and Engineering with emphasis on multi-scale modelling, simulations and application of data analytics approaches for the study of complex nanostructured materials.

The selected applicant(s) will be integrated in the team managed by the ERA Chair and will be actively engaged with the on-going research at CaSToRC associated with HPC, Data Analytics methods and the development of novel algorithms for large-scale computational infrastructures.

The SimEA Post-Doctoral Fellowships are for a period of 2 years, with the option of renewal subject to the needs of the Cyprus Institute and the availability of funds. An internationally competitive remuneration package will be offered, which is commensurate with the level of experience of the successful candidate(s). Travel funding will also be provided for attending training events and presenting at prestigious conferences globally.

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three referees (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Prof. Vangelis Harmandaris (
PhD/postdoctoral positions in solid mechanics @ Technion
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
The mechanics of advanced materials group has open positions for two projects in the field of elastodynamics metamaterials. Our group is a part of the faculty of mechanical engineering, Technion, ranked in top 100 universities, houses 3 Nobel laureates, and is a world leader in scientific research and technology development. Interested candidates should submit their application including a CV and a short motivation letter to Prof. Gal Shmuel at
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