University of Luxembourg

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics
(Valid from 03/07/2022 to 04/09/2022)

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Department of Engineering (DoE)
Job Number: UOL04929
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration 24 Month
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected Start Date: 01/11/2022

Functions: Postdoctorant
Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher

The University | About us…

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Your Role…

The successful applicant is expected to perform original research in the area of advanced computational solid/structural mechanics with applications in civil and/or mechanical engineering and to contribute to associated teaching activities in the department’s master and doctoral programmes. You will be working in the research team led by Prof. Andreas Zilian (Department of Engineering / Computational Engineering and Sciences). Potential areas of research include – but are not limited to – ageing and degradation of concrete structures, novel techniques for finite strain elasto-plasticity of continua, advanced models and discretisation strategies for shell structures.

Your tasks

* Manage and drive forward your research project
* Disseminate results (journal articles, conferences)
* Contribute to engineering teaching and training

What we expect from you…

* PhD in Computational Mechanics / Civil Engineering
* Expertise in mathematical modelling of civil engineering structures & associated finite element techniques
* Fluent with computational workflows (Python, HPC)
* Experience with the open-source platform FEniCS
* Excellent communication skills
* Very good command of English
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We offer…

* A dynamic and well-equipped research environment
* Access to a rich network in science and industry
* Continuous training in scientific and professional skills
* Personal work space

In Short…

* Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
* Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
* Earliest starting date: November 2022
* Location: Belval
* Job Reference: UOL04929

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77.167,08 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should include:

* Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
* Motivation letter (maximum one page) detailing how you meet the selection criteria
* Publication list and PDFs of your best publications (max 3)
* Doctoral thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date)
* Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email 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 remotely.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

* Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
* A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
* A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

* Find out more about the University
* Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information…

Working in Luxembourg: For more general information about living and working in Luxembourg including tips for accommodation, entry conditions/visas you can also view the Euraxess Researcher Guide:

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