Post-doctoral researcher in Computational Mechanics

Country: Luxembourg;

City: Luxembourg

Vacancy added: 09.04.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 31.05.2019


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg (UL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in Computational Mechanics. The future position holder will be working as part of the research team led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Zilian (Computational Engineering / FSTC), focussing on predictive modelling of multifield problems (e.g. functional materials in solid and structural mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, aeroelasticity, phase transitions, multi-phase and multi-component flows) and associated specialised computational methods and automated solution frameworks.

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics (m/f)

  • Réf : F1-50011776 – (R-STR-8021-00-B)
  • Fixed-term 24 months initial contract, extendable
  • Full-time position (40 hours/week)
  • Employee status

Your Role

  • Manage and drive forward your PostDoc research
  • Disseminate results (journal articles, conferences)
  • Contribute to teaching and doctoral training
  • Support the supervision of Doctoral Candidates

Your Profile

  • PhD in the domain of Computational Mechanics
  • Background in Continuum Mechanics, Multifield Problems, or Material Modelling 
  • Experience with Python/C++ programming, HPC and associated software development environments
  • Track record in graduate/doctoral education
  • Very good command of English
  • Willingness to work in a multilingual and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We offer

  • A dynamic and well-equipped research environmen
  • Access to a rich network in science and industr
  • Continuous training in scientific and professional skills
  • Personal work space at the University of Luxembourg.

Gender policy: UL strives to increase the proportion of female researchers in its faculties. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply

Further Information

Application submission: Before proceeding with the submission of your application, please prepare the following documents.

  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
  • Motivation letter (maximum two pages) detailing how you meet the selection criteria
  • Research statement (maximum two pages) outlining your scientific interests and describing specific research perspectives 
  • Publication list and PDFs of those publications
  • Doctoral thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date)
  • Full contact details of two persons willing to act as referees 
  • Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English, French or German translation

All documents should be uploaded in PDF format via the UL online application system until 31 May 2019 (no applications via email, please). Early submission is encouraged ; applications will be processed upon arrival. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.
Selection process: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the criteria detailed above. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and/or interviewed by phone. 

Research work in Luxembourg:

Please see the Foreign Researcher’s Guide to Luxembourg for more information on research employment in Luxembourg and the procedures that apply.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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