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1 PhD opening for Theoretical and Computational Micromechanics of Soft Biological Materials

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We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated Ph.D. student to work on Theoretical and Computational Micromechanics of Soft Biological Materials. The project will be focused on studying biological gels and cytoskeletal mechanics.


The position will be first offered with the contingency of the award of a fellowship at UBC, which is based on academic record. Hence good grades, prior research experience, and a good publication record are assets for this position. Pending funding availability, the position might be offered unconditionally.


The Micro and Nano Mechanics Lab in Mechanical Engineering at UBC, Vancouver, is focused on mechanics of materials and biophysics, in particular the mechanics of soft polymers, from the cytoskeleton to rubbers and endothelial tissue. The research method is primarily based on theoretical/computational continuum mechanics and statistical mechanics, with strong interaction with experiments both within the lab and with local and international collaborators.


All students holding a Mechanical and/or Structural Engineering degree are invited to apply. Materials and/or Physics degrees are also considered. The applicant must hold a Master's degree, at the time of the start of the position: September 1st, 2020. Students holding just a Bachelor's degree can be considered as well.


Please send your (i) CV; (ii) Official transcripts (for BSc and MSc); (iii) Cover letter stating your motivation and interest in joining the lab; at; Please put “iMechanica Ph.D. position” in the object of your email.


Thank you for your time and consideration.

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