MSCA PhD Positions in Numerical Modelling of Highly Flexible Structures

THREAD is a unique network of universities, research organisations and industry which by addressing fundamental modelling problems will ultimately enable the field to better meet the needs of different industries. A group of 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will receive comprehensive training covering state-of-the-art research topics along the modeling of highly flexible slender structures for industrial applications (see below) as well as valuable transferable skills. They will benefit from close cooperation with twelve industrial partner organisations implementing a comprehensive programme of research secondments and contributing their experience.

Ph.D. candidates should ideally start on 1 April 2020 for 36 months. The salaries are defined by MSCA early-stage regulations.

The actual application, which is to be done on-line by clicking on ‘Apply’ in the link provided.

IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools Call

The call for proposals for IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools to be held in 2022 or 2023 is now open.  Proposals must be submitted online on the IUTAM website. To make a submission, please visit


The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2020.

The proposals will be evaluated by the Symposia Panels. Final decisions will be made at the meeting of the General Assembly of IUTAM to be held in Milan, Italy in August 2020.

Henryk Petryk
Secretary-General of IUTAM


Maître de Conférences Sorbonne University

Sorbonne University (formerly Pierre & Marie Curie University) is recruiting a “Maître de Conférences” (UK Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, US Assistant/Associate Professor) in Mechanics. More specifically the research area is “Instabilities in materials and complex structures“.
This is a permanent position with a teaching load (mainly in French) of 192 hours/year, based in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
The position will be announced officially in January 2020 with a deadline around February and interviews around April 20th.


Renald Brenner (renald.brenner@sorbonne-universite.fr)
Pierre-Yves Lagrée (pierre-yves.lagree@upmc.fr)


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway

A Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway is opeming. This is a  permanent position with a light teaching load in the first five years, where the post holder is expected to apply for external funding. It is specifically in the area of modelling in soft tissue biomechanics.
The deadline for applications is 10 December 2019.
See “Academic Vacancies” at www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs , the job-description flyer and the recruitment-brochure.
Reference: Professor Michel Destrade (michel.destrade@nuigalway.ie)

Posizione RTDA Pisa

Il Colleghi Stefano Bennati e Roberto Paroni informano che è stato pubblicato dall’Università di Pisa un bando per una posizione di RTD-A per il settore ICAR/08, reperibile al seguente indirizzo:


La scadenza del bando è il 22 novembre 2019.


Doctoral Positions, TU Dresden (Germany)

The Research Training Group “Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety” (GRK 2250), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is offering eleven positions at TU Dresden, Institute of Construction Materials, starting from 01 May 2020, under the supervision of Professor Viktor Mechtcherine.

Deadline for the application 13 December 2019.

Information on the application are available in the enclosed flyer.


Faculty positions in Eindhoven

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology is 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: https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/assistant-associate-full-professors-mechanics-and-materials-568951.html.

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: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/scientific-staff/irene-curie-fellowship/.