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PhD position - Noise and vibration due to railway traffic at Universidad de Sevilla
Pedro Galvín has sent this job opening
Applications are invited from 13/10/2020 to 27/10/2020 for a 4-year #predoc opportunity at Universidad de Sevilla on Noise and vibration due to railway traffic within the framework of the research project PID2019-109622RB-C21.
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PhD position - Reversal fatigue of fiber-reinforced concrete at UCLM
Rena Yu has sent this job opening
The Solid Mechanics Group led by Professor Gonzalo Ruiz in the University of Castilla-La Mancha is looking for hardworking and enthusiastic PhD candidates. The research is to be focused on the numerical modelling or/and experimental study of the reversal —tension/ compression—fatigue behavior of fiber reinforced concrete.
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Postdoctoral Position on Computational Modelling at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Daniel Garcia-Gonzalez has sent this job opening
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, invites to apply for the following postdoctoral position:
4D-BIOMAP is a multidisciplinary project, recently funded by the European Research Council, that aims at providing cutting-edge solutions to modulate the mechanical properties of cell’s/tissue’s substrate remotely. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting the following research activities:
• Develop finite element (FE) frameworks to simulate nonlinear magneto-mechanical problems.
• Support the implementation of new constitutive models into the FE codes.
• Develop FE frameworks to simulate mechano-physiological processes on biological systems.
• Help at designing the experimental activities providing computational support.
• Help at supervising PhD and MSc students.
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Two post-doc positions available in Madrid (ETSIAE-UPM)
In the framework of the European Project NextSim (CODA: Next generation of industrial aerodynamic simulation code), ETSIAE-UPM (School of Aeronautics in Madrid) is looking for two skilled post-doctoral researchers to work on the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics. The project requires a deep knowledge of software development and C++ for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations.

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PhD positions in Computational Fracture Mechanics (U Sevilla)
Vladislav Mantic sends this announcement for PhD applications:
I would like to inform the members of the Sociedad Española de Mecánica Teórica y Aplicada (SEMTA) about the NEWFRAC project financed by the European Commission (call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019),

The aim of this 4-year project is to train 13 PhD students in Computational Fracture Mechanics, especially in the development and applications of Finite Fracture Mechanics and Phase Field methods for fracture. The foreseen applications include some key sectors as Energy, Health and Transport, focusing on heterogeneous materials like bones, ceramics, photovoltaics and especially on both long and short fibre reinforced composites and their joints. The period for submission of applications for these PhD positions was open on May 1, 2020, and finishes either on May 31 or June 30, 2020 depending on the position. All further details about the NEWFRAC project can be found in the attached project flyer and on the project website

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PhD position in battery multiphysical modeling in FEniCS (U Loyola Andalucía)
Francisco Montero Chacón sends this announcement for job application:
Dear colleagues,

Universidad Loyola Andalucía (Seville, Spain) is currently offering a PhD position within the “VirtualBats” project, starting in June 2020 at the Department of Engineering.

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Two Research Assistant/Associate positions in CFD modelling of dust explosions
Emilio Martínez Pañeda sends this announcement for job application:
Applications are invited for two Research Assistant (PhD candidates) or Research Associates (post-docs) positions at the University of Oviedo, in close collaboration with Imperial College London. Research Assistants will be appointed for two years, while Research Associates will be appointed initially for one year, with the possibility of extending one more year.
Conditional upon satisfactory progress, the researchers will have the opportunity to divide their time between the University of Oviedo and Imperial College upon their convenience. [Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials Lab]
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PostDoc Position High order numerical methods for large eddy simulation
Esteban Ferrer sends this announcement for job application:
We are looking for a skilled researcher to work on an exciting project in the field of high order numerical development. You will join an established international group working at the forefront of numerical simulations for Computational Fluid Dynamics problems using existing high order discontinuous Galerkin methods.

We propose a competitive 2 year contract to work in a stimulating, young and multicultural environment at the School of Aeronautics in Madrid (ETSIAE-UPM).

More details in:
Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship position at Stanford University
I copy below the body of the email I have received from Prof. Wei Cai.
Dear Colleague,
I would like to bring to your attention the Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship position at Stanford University in the general area of Solid Mechanics.  I would appreciate your help in identifying strong candidates for this position and would be grateful if you would kindly circulate the attached announcement to graduate students and recent PhDs at your institution or elsewhere, and encourage promising candidates to apply.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue independent research and develop their teaching experience.  This post-doctoral position should be of particular interest to individuals who envisage a future academic career.

Wei Cai
Stanford University
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Two postdoc openings in soft matter tribology

Prof. Michele Scaraggi's group is offering two post-doc opening positions at CBN-IIT, Arnesano-Lecce (Italy). Full information can be checked out in the files below.

Institution details: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IIT (, is a private law Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 dated September 30th 2003 with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and higher education in science and technology.

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Faculty positions in Aero/Astro department at Southampton

I copy below the body of the email I have received.

Dear Colleague, 

The Aero/Astro Department at the University of Southampton is recruiting faculty in multiple areas. 

We are currently looking for people in,

1) Aircraft/Spacecraft structures

2) Data-driven modelling and control for Aerospace Engineering

3) Autonomous system and robotics including space systems

In addition to the Aero department, Mechanical and Civil Engineering departments are also looking for people (further details in the link). Can you please circulate this within your department/University as you see fit. 

Thank you very much for your help!

Best wishes, 


Bharathram Ganapathisubramani, 
Head of Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics,

School of Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, 
University of Southampton, UK

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Faculty Position in Aerospace Systems at U Minnesota

I copy below the body of the email I have received.

I am reaching out to let you know that we have an open faculty position in the aerospace systems area. The description for the position(s) can be found here:
(Job Opening ID 331545, Aerospace Systems)

Please let me know if you know of any good students, post-docs, or research staff interested this position. Candidates can contact me if they want more information regarding the search. The ad states that we will start reviewing applications on October 1st. However, potential candidates should apply even if it is after this date as we will continue to evaluate the applications as they arrive.

Very best,


Maziar S Hemati, PhD

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

University of Minnesota

Several openings for faculty positions in the field of Mechanics and Materials at the Eindhoven University of Technology

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technologyis seeking for outstanding faculty members at all levels and in particular the fields of Function integration in material systems and Development, optimization and behaviour of new advanced materials.

More information about the vacancies can be found here:

At the moment these vacancies are mainly targeting excellent female scientists. The university has set up a fellowship especially to attract highly skilled women in academics, including a substantial start-up package:

With best regards.

PhD position in Computational Mechanics for porous media at the University of Oviedo

Dear Colleagues:
Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the University of Oviedo. The project will involve the use and development of computational tools to model cracking of brittle materials. The student will be based at the Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Oviedo (Viesques Campus) but the work will be conducted in close collaboration with Imperial College London. Thus, the student will be co-supervised by Prof. Covadonga Betegón (University of Oviedo) and Dr. Emilio Martínez-Pañeda (Imperial College).

How to apply: Applicants wishing to be considered for these opportunities should contact Prof. Covadonga Betegón ( and/or Dr. Emilio Martínez-Pañeda (

Please find below the application details.


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