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.


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.


Doctoral position, University of Leeds (UK)

Si segnala una posizione di dottorato di ricerca con borsa di studio presso l’Univesità di Leeds che prevede come progetto di ricerca l’analisi strutturale ed il monitoraggio di ponti in muratura, sotto la guida del Prof. Vasilis Sarhosis.
La scadenza del bando è a fine agosto.
Il Prof. Sarhosis ha collaborato e collabora con gruppi di ricerca coordinati da colleghi italiani di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni, tra i quali i proff. Gabriele Milani, Stefano de Miranda, Gianmarco de Felice, Gian Piero Lignola.

Perugia – Bando Corso Dottorato Internazionale

Il Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile ed Ambientale dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia  bandisce un concorso per l’ammissione al nuovo corso di Dottorato Internazionale International Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering” (XXXV ciclo)
La pagina web del corso è la seguente:
La scadenza per la sottomissione delle domande di ammissione è il 31 luglio 2019.
Il bando e le modalità di sottomissione delle domande si trovano al link:

PostDoc position – Princeton University

PostDoctoral Position – Princeton University, Form Finding LAB
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in mechanical or civil engineering, physics or applied mathematics field, appropriate experience in computational mechanics and mechanics of slender systems, prototyping and artistic flair. Strong project management skills and a superior publication record.

For more information see the flyer.

Application: Please send your CV and cover letter to sadriaen@princeton.edu. This is a 1-year position.


PhD position 3 – University College Cork

PhD position at University College Cork, 3 years, fees paid,and €1,500 per month
Innovative testing and analysis of load characteristics of floating Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Technologies
with Prof. Jimmy Murphy

PhD position 2 at University College Dublin

PhD,  at UCD, School of Mathematics, 3 years, EU fees paid, and €1,500 per month.
Integration of Wave-Structure Interaction with Biological Growth on Offshore Cables Project.
with Prof. Frederic Dias

PhD position 1 at University College Dublin

PhD position at University College Dublin, in School of Mathematics, 4 years, fees paid and € 1,500 per month, part of an ERC Advanced Grant. Topic: Local structural impact due to wave breaking, for structures, coastal protections, ships.
Prof. Frederic Dias

New PhD program at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Call for applications
At least nine PhD Fellowships are available for students interested in pursuing a PhD degree in  Computational Methods and Mathematical Modeling for the Sciences and Finance.  Areas of study include Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Models for the Sciences and Finance, Computational Physics/Chemistry/Biology, Operations Research, Computational mechanics and mechanobiology.
A description of the new PhD program can be found at
For instruction on how to apply, please see

PhD position at the KTH Stockholm

The Department of Applied Physics of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden is looking for a PhD Student. The project is a collaboration with the Department of Mechanics for developing multi-scale methods to study structured surfaces and heat transfer. The candidate will investigate the stability and dynamics of the three-phase contact line under non-equilibrium conditions using molecular dynamics simulations. The group also hosts the main part of the development team for the popular GROMACS open source molecular simulation package, which will be used in these studies. Deadline: July 8 2019.

More details and how to apply at: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:273096/where:4/