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Physics programmer position in Boston

The person in this position will be responsible for developing finite element-based soft tissue representations that supportreal-time interaction with surgical tools. The successful candidate should befamiliar with the extensive prior work in the field of surgical simulationincluding finite element formulations (both traditional nonlinear approaches aswell as various real-time approximations), real-time collision detection andresponse between rigid and deformable objects, multi-processor/coreimplementations, and integration with haptics devices.

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Postdoc Position available at Georgia Tech

A postdoc position is available immediately in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Gerogia Tech.  Interested persons with atomistic/molecular level simulation of metal/polymer interfaces are invited to contact Jianmin Qu at

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Two postdoctoral positions available at Johns Hopkins University

I am looking for two postdocs in the analytical and computational modeling areas. One position will focus on the theoretical and computational modeling of microstructure-modulated failure processes, with an emphasis on nanocrystalline materials. The other will focus on hypervelocity impact fragmentation problems, including planetary scale impact and fragmentation. The latter position is available immediately, and the former is available as of June 1, 2008.

Graduate student position at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)


The position is at the Department of Solid Mechanics, KTH . The theme of the graduate student project is "Crack growth in rubber and rubber like materials".

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Two faculty positions in computational and experimental mechanics at Columbia University

Columbia University
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics invites applications for TWO tenure-track faculty positions to support a Department initiative in Sustainable Engineering. Qualified individuals are sought with expertise in either:

(1) Computational mechanics - with an emphasis on large-scale computing applied to multi-scale, multi-phase modeling of materials (from nano- to macro-scale), and/or mechanics and materials challenges in energy and/or the environment.

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Faculty Position in Structural Engineering at EPFL

EPFL continues to strengthen its School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC). We are recruiting an assistant professor (tenure track) in structural engineering. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment could be considered. We are seeking exceptional candidates with a strong interest in teaching and an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments.

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Faculty Research in Solid Mechanics, review starts on 01/07/2008

Dear Fellow Mechanicians:

 If you know somebody (including yourself) are looking for faculty jobs, please encourage them to apply to Utah State University. We are filling two tenure-track positions in the broad sense of solid mechanics or thermal science. At least one position for solid mechanics. For details of the job descriptions, please refer to my previous post. You need to apply through the online system at We will start reviewing the applicants on January 7th, 2008.

Best regards,

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Ph.D. studentship in smart material at University of Glasgow, UK

A three-year
PhD studentship is available within the Glasgow Research Partnership in
Engineering (GRPE) as part of the Joint Research Institute in Mechanics of
Materials, Structures and Bioengineering at the University of Glasgow. 
specific goals of the PhD will be to manufacture MREs and determine the
influence of manufacture conditions on the micro-structure and magnetic-sensitivity
of the magnetorheological elastomers (smart material).

Recruiting PhD students for Cell Mechanics Lab at Rensselaer

Full support is available for 2 PhD students in cellular mechanics group in Biomedical Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

The applicants should have mechanics, materials or soft matter physics background, with some experimental experience at micro-scales.  Experience with any of the following is considered a
plus: computational mechanics, cell/tissue culture, microscopy, image analysis, photonics.

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Two four-year doctoral fellowships at the LaCàN Research group (, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona, Spain).

These two fellowships, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education ("beca FPI"), coverfull tuition, a monthly stipend and provide funds for short international research stays. The starting date is expected in the Summer-Fall 2008.

Postdoctoral position in virtual surgery (RPI)

Brief description: The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory, affiliated
with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites applications for a postdoctoral
position to work on a project funded by the National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH on developing real time surgical
simulation technology.  The ideal candidate will develop the

Job wikis

Those of you who are looking for academic jobs and have not heard back from the places that you applied may find the following wiki useful. 

The idea is to let people know whether a position has been filled or not.  You can add the positions you have applied to, whether you have been called for an interview, whether references have been requested, or whether you have got a rejection letter.


Seeking a post doc position about multi-body dynamics

I am a PhD candidate in the department of engineering mechanics, Tsinghua University, China.

My major is multi-body dynamics. I will graduate at July, 2008.


The topic of my dissertation is the study of passive dynamic walking, including simulation an experiments.

Positions: Post doctoral and doctoral

Ph.D and post-doctoral positions available immediately in Professor Zikry's rsearch group at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Currently, we have openings with researchers with backgrounds in computational solid mechanics, atomistic and molecular modeling, multiscale techniques, and fracture mechanics. We also have openings in experimental mechanics.

I can be contacted at Please forward latest cv.


opportunities for PhDs in solid mechanics in San Jose, CA

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

My wife just got a very nice job offer from an IT firm in San Jose.  We've been in the east coast for years and I have not researched the bay area very much.  I would like to get some general information about industry opportunities for PhDs in solid mechanics, such as what the top employers and industries are. 

Any input is appreciated.  


Seeking postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics


I am looking for a postdoctoral research position in experimental mechanics in US. I'll be graduating in January 2008 with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. 

Postdoctoral Positions in Cell Biomechanics at Harvard

The Disease Biophysics Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a postdoctoral fellowship available for PhD/DSc scientists with backgrounds in cellular biomechanics.  The applicants should have training in cell tissue culture, microscopy, and assays for probing the mechanical properties of cells, such as traction force microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and/or the use of magnetic tweezers.

 Applicants should forward their CV (pdf) and examples of up to three manuscripts (pdf). Please have three references emailed to Professor Parker directly.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships with Dr. T. Belytschko at Northwestern University

We are no longer accepting applications for these positions.  Qualified applicants will be contacted in the near future.  

Thank you for your interest,

 Robert Gracie 


Two Doctoral Research Positions Available in the Cornell Fracture Group

The Cornell Fracture Group (CFG) has 2 new PhD student positions open on NASA-sponsored projects.

NASA Constellation University Institutes Project:  Develop a hierarchical, multi-scale simulator for damage tolerance and durability of advanced composite structures.

NASA Integrated Resilient Aircraft Control Project:  Develop a simulation capability to determine residual strength of damaged aircraft structure.

Asst. Prof. - Harvard - Mechanical engineering - design

Faculty Opening - Assistant Professor.  Mechanical Engineering - Design, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (HSEAS) seeks applicants for a faculty position as a tenure track assistant professor in the area of mechanical engineering. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and background in teaching design, as well as outstanding research capabilities. Areas of interest include mechanics and materials (particularly MEMS and NEMS), fluids, mechatronics, robotics, and biomechanics.

Post doctoral position in the area of soft tissue Biomechanics at the Advanced Computational Research Lab, RPI, Troy, USA

Brief description: The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory (,
affiliated with the  Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear
Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites
applications for a postdoctoral research position to work in the area of in vivo / in situ soft tissue mechanical property estimation and modeling.


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