Postdoc Position in offshore engineering

A position for the development of a support platform for an offshore aquaculture is opened at the University of Lisboa (Portugal).

Requirement: Master in structural mechanics and structure.

Details of the position and information on the application are available on the enclosed flyers.

Prof. Ricardo Vieira (ricardo.figueiredo.vieira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)



Postdoc opportunity

A postdoctoral researcher position is available at Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory (IMAC), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne). More details about the position and how to apply can be found at 
and in the enclosed flyer.
Dr. Gennaro Senatore

FH Aachen – Job opportunity

At the Institute of Bioengineering  in the Department of Medical Technology and Technomathematics at the FH Aachen on Campus Jülich, a scientific employee position is vacant in the field of biomechanics. The research focus of the IfB lies in the field of soft tissues from cell to organ level.

Information can be found in the flyer Job_Posting_09-938

Professor Manfred Staat


ETH Zurich – Openings for faculty positions

The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich has several openings for faculty positions at all ranks and in all areas of Mechanical and Process Engineering, specifically including the broad area of engineering mechanics. For more information see the attached announcement or visit:


The department is particularly interested in junior applicants for tenure-track faculty positions (the tenure-track system at ETH is comparable to that of most US institutions).

Professor Dennis Kochmann

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Oxford, UK – Post-Doc opportunity

A post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA)  position is available for a 2-year term with possible extension (depending on funding and performance) under the guidance of Professor Alain Goriely in Oxford UK.

The PDRA, extremely motivated to be fully involved in the research programme, will develop innovative models for brain modelling. Interests of the group concern development, trauma, neurodegenerative diseases of brain and the development depend on multiple computational and analytical techniques (asymptotics, PDEs, FEM, solid and fluid,  network theory, ….).
Interviews will be in December 2018 or January 2019 and the position can start shortly after a decision has been reached.
To apply or for more information:

Bando Eni Award 2019 – Premio Giovane Ricercatore dell’Anno

Bando Eni Award 2019 – Premio Giovane Ricercatore dell’Anno

Il Premio Giovane Ricercatore dell’Anno è un Premio destinato a dottorandi e dottori di ricerca che abbiano conseguito o conseguiranno il loro titolo di studio in un ateneo italiano nel corso del 2017 o del 2018. Le candidature presentate devono riguardare temi relativi ai settori energetico e ambientale. Inoltre, per quanto riguarda i requisiti anagrafici, la partecipazione è consentita solamente a ricercatori che siano nati nel 1986 e negli anni successivi.

Bando ufficiale 2019 per la sezione Premio Giovane Ricercatore dell’Anno (English version).

Per ulteriori approfondimenti sull’Edizione 2019 e per la versione integrale del bando: https://www.eni.com/enipedia/it_IT/modello-di-business/premi-e-riconoscimenti/bando-eni-award-2019.page

La scadenza per la registrazione dell’account necessario alla presentazione della candidatura, è fissata per venerdì 9 novembre 2018 entro e non oltre le ore 17.00 CET, mentre la procedura di candidatura potrà essere conclusa durante le due settimane successive (non oltre venerdì 23 novembre 2018 alle ore 17.00 CET).


Pittsburgh, US – Post-doc opportunity

Arteries are known to have strongly-corrugated lumen. This is readily evident from histology images of the internal elastic lamina (IEL), which usually appears as a heavily-wrinkled layer. The overall goal of this research is to elucidate the biomechanics of such arterial corrugations.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the biomechanical modeling of tissues, expertise in selecting suitable constitutive equations, and in FEM modeling of complex geometries. Expertise with ANSYS or ABAQUS, or expertise with the specific biomechanics of arteries, would be great assets. The post-doctoral fellow will collaborate with experimental researchers, create simulation geometries from experimental images of arteries, and simulate these geometries under desired loading conditions.

The initial appointment will be for a 1 year duration, with the possibility of an extension. Interested candidates should email prof. Sachin Velankar (velankar@pitt.edu)

Note: Reference for the Continuum Mechanics aspects of this research
Prof. Luca Deseri (lud7@pitt.edu, luca.deseri@unitn.it)


UPC Barcelona – PhD opportunity

PhD Contract: Identification of service loads in structures

The Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech, UPC, Barcelona, is looking for good graduate students able to access a PhD program (holding or about to hold a master degree) to be hired through a competitive grant dealing with structural system identification (approx 16400 €/year before taxes). English, programming skills (Matlab) and knowledge of structures and structural dynamics are advisable. See pdf file attached.

Prof. José Turmo (jose.turmo@upc.edu)


Delft – PhD opportunity

Si segnalano due posizioni PhD aperte a TU Delft


Prof. Pierpaolo Belardinelli (pbelardi@mta01.univpm.it)


PhD opportunity – Minho

The University of Minho will be opening very soon a PhD grant on Computational strategies for masonry structures subjected to high temperatures within the Marie Curie Project ATHOR (http://www.etn-athor.eu/).

The PhD will address couple structural nonlinear mechanics with the thermo- and chemo-fields including viscosity effects for micro- and macro-models based on FE methods.
The final objectives are: a) validate macro-models for different masonry bonds; b) define performance charters for the different masonry bonds, based on advanced micro-models. The models will be implemented in a commercial software, allowing its use by the industrial partners.

At the time of selection by University of Minho, the researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. The salary (before taxes) will be in the order of 1.800 euros per month (14 months/year).

If you are interested in this position, please contact asap Dr. Miguel Azenha (miguel.azenha@civil.uminho.pt) for further interaction and information about the release of the official call.

Prof. Paulo B. Lourenço