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5 PhD positions in solid mechanics

There are 5 vacant PhD positions with good stipend in the field of solid mechanics, constitutive modelling and numerical simulations. We are looking for very competent, creative students all over the world. It is a rare opportunity for a young scientist to develop his versatile skills and this is your chance. As some people know, SIMLab (Structural Impact Laboratory) is internationally reputed group working on problems related to Crashworthiness and Structural Impact. Our group recently got a Centre for Research based Innovation (CRI). All these positions are filling under CRI. Please find the details in the links here:

Post-doctoral positions in personalized cardiac electro mechanics

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Post-doctoral positions in personalized cardiac electro mechanics

Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona – Spain The Computational Imaging Lab (www.cilab.upf.edu) at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona is a team focused on algorithmic and applied research in the area of computational imaging, modelling and simulation. The lab is composed of 25 members working in different domains of medical image segmentation, statistical shape modelling and analysis, computational geometry, pattern recognition and image-based and personalised computational mechanics.Currently, the lab is engaged in several exciting projects aiming at personalised physical modelling and simulation in the cardiovascular domain where medical imaging, computational mechanics, and biology play an essential role. This post is connected to a national technology platform funded by the Ministry of Industry that aims at applying computational imaging and simulation technologies to patient selection and interventional planning in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Our aim is to develop dynamic anatomical models of the whole heart as well as to derive boundary conditions and material properties from multimodal imagery (e.g. 3D US, MRI, MSCT, SPECT). Integration of all this information will be performed by combination of computational imaging tools with computational mechanics in order to deliver advanced diagnosis and personalized treatment planning and optimization.   The CILab is seeking proactive and highly talented post-doctoral researchers with proven track record of publications in leading international journals and conferences. Candidates should be highly creative, have the ability to carry out independent research but work embedded in a multicultural research team, and should be endowed with excellent communication and leadership skills so as to collaborate with other peers. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and be able to interact with other disciplines is essential. All applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and physics, algorithmics and programming [preferably in C++]. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory. Candidates with should have expertise in computational cardiac modelling and simulation, in particular, on cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac mechanics, and computational fluid dynamics. The main focus of the research will be in the integration of the existing tools in the lab for computational imaging with computational physiology models and experimental measurements. The candidate will have to interact with members of the lab of related topics as well as with our clinical collaborators at several academic hospitals in Barcelona. 

Starting dates will be prior to May 2007; positions will be for a period of 3 years. Salaries are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience of the applicants and compliant with Spanish salaries in academic institutions. EU citizens will be given priority due to labour regulations and work permit constraints.

Post-doctoral positions in personalized cardiac electro mechanics

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Post-doctoral positions in personalized cardiac electro mechanics

Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona – Spain The Computational Imaging Lab (www.cilab.upf.edu) at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona is a team focused on algorithmic and applied research in the area of computational imaging, modelling and simulation. The lab is composed of 25 members working in different domains of medical image segmentation, statistical shape modelling and analysis, computational geometry, pattern recognition and image-based and personalised computational mechanics.Currently, the lab is engaged in several exciting projects aiming at personalised physical modelling and simulation in the cardiovascular domain where medical imaging, computational mechanics, and biology play an essential role. This post is connected to a national technology platform funded by the Ministry of Industry that aims at applying computational imaging and simulation technologies to patient selection and interventional planning in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Our aim is to develop dynamic anatomical models of the whole heart as well as to derive boundary conditions and material properties from multimodal imagery (e.g. 3D US, MRI, MSCT, SPECT). Integration of all this information will be performed by combination of computational imaging tools with computational mechanics in order to deliver advanced diagnosis and personalized treatment planning and optimization.   The CILab is seeking proactive and highly talented post-doctoral researchers with proven track record of publications in leading international journals and conferences. Candidates should be highly creative, have the ability to carry out independent research but work embedded in a multicultural research team, and should be endowed with excellent communication and leadership skills so as to collaborate with other peers. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and be able to interact with other disciplines is essential. All applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and physics, algorithmics and programming [preferably in C++]. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory. Candidates with should have expertise in computational cardiac modelling and simulation, in particular, on cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac mechanics, and computational fluid dynamics. The main focus of the research will be in the integration of the existing tools in the lab for computational imaging with computational physiology models and experimental measurements. The candidate will have to interact with members of the lab of related topics as well as with our clinical collaborators at several academic hospitals in Barcelona. 

Starting dates will be prior to May 2007; positions will be for a period of 3 years. Salaries are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience of the applicants and compliant with Spanish salaries in academic institutions. EU citizens will be given priority due to labour regulations and work permit constraints.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR: San Diego State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chairperson to begin in Fall 2007.

Applicants must hold an earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline. A record of leadership showing interpersonal skills and organizational ability, strong research background and funding records with recognized professional accomplishments in mechanical engineering, demonstrated ability to interact with industry, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Mechanical Engineering is one of four departments in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University with an EAC, ABET-accredited B.S. degree program in Mechanical Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs involving students in leading edge research.

Northwestern University: Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of micro- and nano-scale devices, systems and related phenomena, though outstanding candidates in other research areas will be considered. The candidate should have a PhD in engineering or science, demonstrated excellence in research, and will be expected to develop innovative research and teaching programs in an interdisciplinary environment.

Biomaterials faculty position at Lehigh University

I am chairing the search for a new faculty member in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh. As you will see in the ad below, the position is in the Biomaterials area. I would like to encourage more applications from candidates with interests in biomechanics (so I will have good opportunities to collaborate), and would like to invite applicants from this forum. If you are not personally in a position to apply, please pass the announcement along to anyone you know who might be suitable.

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Max Planck Society: Independent Junior Research Group Leader positions

The Max Planck Society (MPS) aims at promoting young international scientists by enabling them to perform their research (in all fields pursued by the MPS) at a Max Planck Institute of their choice.

The MPS offers Independent Junior Research Group Leader positions (W2; equivalent to associate professor level without tenure) granted for a period of 5 years with the option for prolonging twice for 2 years. The deadline for application is January 10, 2007.

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Postdoctoral Position in Micromechanics and Fatigue of Natural Composites, at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Postdoc/Research Scientist position in the framework of a Danish/Nepalese collaborative research project, in the Materials Research Department of Risø National Laboratory, Denmark 

Job description: As a postdoc/scientist, you will carry out numerical micromechanical modelling of fatigue processes in wood. The theme of the project is the computational analysis of the effect of microstructures of natural materials (wood), coatings and other microscale parameters on their fatigue resistance and lifetime under cyclic loading. The experiments and verification of results will be carried out in collaboration with project partners in Kathmandu, Nepal. The deliverables of the project should include the development of recommendations for the improvement of the reliability of wind turbine blades, produced from coated wood in Nepal, as well as extracting “lessons from nature” to be used in the improvement of polymer matrix fiber reinforced composites for wind energy applications.  

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Hibbitt Lectureship in Solid Mechanics at Cambridge University Engineering Department

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Lectureship in Solid Mechanics, which falls within the Mechanics, Materials and Design Division of the Engineering Department. The successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible.

The lectureship has recently been endowed by David and Susan Hibbitt, and the aim is to attract a high calibre researcher with a record of scholarship and research in experimental, computational and/or theoretical solid mechanics. Expertise is required in the mechanics of materials (structural, biological or energy materials, for example) and the successful candidate is expected to make a significant contribution to the Department’s teaching and research activities and to build a strong, externally funded research programme. The activity will fit within the Cambridge Centre for Micromechanics, which is an inter-departmental, inter-disciplinary research group housed within the Engineering Department.

Faculty Position at Duke University

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE

PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Two tenure-track appointments are anticipated and are open to all ranks, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor level. Applications are invited from candidates with research interests in autonomous vehicles and robotic systems, conventional and alternative energy technology, and MEMS/NEMS devices. Applications will also be accepted for allied mechanical engineering disciplines such as nonlinear dynamics and control, sensor technology, small and micro-scale propulsion systems, aerodynamics and aeroelasticity, thermal sciences, and vehicle dynamics.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant research program, obtain competitive external research funding, and participate actively in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Please submit your application to mems-search@mems.duke.edu as a PDF (preferred) or Word file attached to your email. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Computational Research in Heat and Mass Transfer - Position available at Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

We are in need of computational scientists to carry out heat and mass transfer research. The research is focused on gaining basic understanding of physical processes through theory and numerical experiments. The scientist may work on several different projects and must be able to apply research results to impact engineering projects. We are interested in candidates with skills in the areas of forced and natural convection heat transfer, gas flow in multiphase systems, material and chemical processes, hydrogen technology, and renewable energy systems. We are seeking candidates who can employ an appropriate combination of analytical and computational methods in problem-solving.

Candidates should have working knowledge in one or more of the following topical areas: multiphase systems, electrochemical systems, material processes, and/or renewable energy systems. Experience with computational fluid dynamics is desired, both compressible and incompressible flows, as well as methods development and highperformance computing. Candidates should be able to synthesize information from
physical and numerical experiments to solve engineering problems. We work on a dynamic and ever-changing set of problems. Successful candidates will be flexible and demonstrate the ability to rapidly master new physical areas.

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Computational Structural Mechanics R&D Position available at Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

The Multi-Physics Modeling and Simulation Department at Sandia National Laboratories, California, is seeking a technical staff member to develop finite element-based simulation codes for linear and nonlinear solid mechanics and/or to perform solid mechanics and structural dynamics modeling and simulation. Typical departmental programs include: detailed analyses of weapon systems; design guidance of weapon components through analysis; development of forging and welding modeling capabilities; pressure vessel analysis including aging and failure; penetration modeling; ground shock and hydrodynamics modeling and simulations; failure model development and implementation (metals and composites); thermal and dynamic analysis of artillery projectiles; and electromagnetics and EM wave propagation analysis.

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Postdoc position in the modeling and simulation of fracture available at Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

The Mechanics of Materials Department performs fundamental experimental and analytical studies to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Our experimental work covers the entire discovery-characterization-validation spectrum. Motivated by theory and observations, we develop models and the necessary numerical methods to simulate both deformation and failure under various mechanical and environmental loading conditions. The fidelity of our models and simulations varies from atomic to
continuum scales and is driven by both fundamental studies in material behavior and specific Sandia applications.

We are seeking a post-doctoral candidate with experience and interest in developing numerical methods and models for fracture to assist with a variety of material failure modeling and simulation activities. Knowledge of fracture mechanics and experience in numerical methods and code development are required. Also desired is experience with computational fracture methods, such as adaptive insertion, strain localization, and partition of unity methods for incorporating cohesive zone approaches to modeling fracture in a finite element framework. The position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with our team of fracture and
constitutive model developers, material scientists, experimentalists and analysts to investigate and model material failure in a variety of materials and systems from atomistic to continuum length scales.

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Experimental Mechanics Position available at Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

The Mechanics of Materials Department performs experimental and analytical studies to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Our experimental work covers the entire discoverycharacterization-
validation spectrum. Motivated by observations, we develop models to simulate material responses under various loading and environmental conditions. The fidelity of our models and simulations vary from atomic to continuum scales corresponding to the requirement of Sandia applications. Accuracy of the models for specific applications is validated by experimental data. Numerical codes are developed to allow implementation of the
material models for high performance computing simulations.

The highly motivated scientist or engineer with expertise in experimental mechanics will work as a part of a diverse team in our state-of-the-art laboratories. The applicant is expected to develop and apply experimental research methods in one or more of several research areas, including: material model development, failure
model development, rate-dependent material effects and advanced experimental methods/diagnostic technique development.

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Computational Modeling Position available at Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA

The Mechanics of Materials Department performs experimental and analytical studies to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Our experimental work covers the entire discoverycharacterization-validation spectrum. Motivated by observations, we develop models to simulate material responses under various loading and environmental conditions. The fidelity of our models and simulations vary from atomic to continuum scales corresponding to the requirement of Sandia applications. Accuracy of the models for specific applications is validated by experimental data. Numerical codes are developed to allow implementation of the material models for high performance computing simulations.

An applied mechanics engineer with a background in computational constitutive modeling development is sought to participate in our general continuum and multiscale model development effort. The applicant is also expected to implement models into Sandia computer codes for high performance computing simulations. In addition, the candidate will collaborate with structural analysts to apply these advanced models to Sandia applications.

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Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Positions at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

POSITION: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for one or more TENURE-TRACK or TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and to establish a vigorous extramurally funded research program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications; salary based on published UC pay scales.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 30, 2006.

Send detailed resume, personal statement summarizing teaching experience and research interests, leadership efforts and contributions to diversity, and names/addresses of 5 professional references to:

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Post Doc position in the area of fracture mechanics for sandwich structures

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark and Risø National Laborarory together seek a candidate for a Post Doc position. This position concerns growth of debonds in sandwich structures subjected to cyclic loads. The main research areas where these methods are to be developed include: Fracture mechanics for material interfaces, crack propagation modelling in structural components, material testing of sandwich face/core interface properties and experimental life time prediction of structural components.

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Post Doc Position: Fracture mechanics for solid oxide fuel cells

The Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Department at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark, is seeking a postdoc to work on the fracture mechanics of solid oxide fuel cells.

The work consists of theoretical analysis, computations as well as experimental work. You will work together with the people making cells and stacks, and with the fracture mechanics group in the Materials Research Department.

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Faculty Positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University

Open Faculty Positons:

Open Faculty Position in Computational Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational mechanics. The appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments and can be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank, beginning August 2007. At the time of appointment, candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering or a related field.

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Faculty position in computational mechanics engineering science and mechanics department, Penn State University

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computational mechanics at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at the associate or full professor level will also be considered. Candidates are sought with a foundation and research interests in mechanics across all scales from the molecular to the macroscopic, including expertise in: efficient massive and nonlinear computations; molecular and multiscale simulations; innovative and efficient approaches to nonlinear FEM for large deformations, inhomogeneities, and/or inclusions; problems with evolving microstructure such as phase transitions and damage evolution; massively parallel simulations of large systems of equations; novel numerical/empirical approaches to modeling multiscale constitutive behavior of composite, biological or otherwise novel material systems.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Faculty Positions

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty colleagues. The ideal candidates are expected to interface mechanics with the domain of biology (cellular mechanics, soft tissue biomechanics, macro-molecular biology, biodynamics, biofluids); the domains of nanotechnology or nanobiotechnology (mechanics of self-assembly, nanocomposites, functional nanodevices, biological and biomedical applications); or the domain of energy, with an emphasis on nanoscale and microscale problems or biological principles (fuel cells, renewable energy, energy conversion, clean energy, energy storage). However, intellectual depth is more important than the specific area of specialization, since ESM faculty members are expected to have a broad scholarly interest in engineering with a special emphasis on the fundamental mechanics.

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Junior Faculty Position Opening at Princeton University

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Assistant Professorship. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University has initiated a search seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any of the following areas: materials, mechanics of solids, and structural engineering. For information about our current research activities, see our webpage, http://www.cee.princeton.edu/. The Department seeks outstanding candidates with clear potential for innovation and leadership in research and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates with the capacity to establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other schools and departments at Princeton. We particularly seek to build on our strong historical ties to our School of Architecture and to the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), and to develop links with broader initiatives dealing with sustainability of the built and natural environment.

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Looking for a job in academia?

Finding an academic job is like finding a perfect match. Universities advertise openings, you choose a list of places to apply. Nowadays an opening can easily attract hundreds of applicants, of which several are invited for on-campus interview. When the whole process is over, there might be a perfect match between you and a department (Congratulations!), while sometimes there is not.

Modeling elastomers at Medinstill

I am a senior research engineer at Medical Instill Technologies, New Milford, CT. Our company is currently focused on designing and manufacturing innovative dispensing systems for pharmaceutical and nutritional products, and also their filling systems. You may visit our website (http://www.medinstill.com) for more information.

We are currently exploring elastomer-based dispensing systems for fluids of different viscosities. In relation to this project, we are interested in hiring somebody with a doctoral level education and who has exposure to modeling elastomers, particularly elastomer solid mechanics, adhesion between elastomers, and flow of fluids over elastomers.

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