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Post-doctoral position in the Maddocks group at EPFL

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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

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