Postdoc position: simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France

We have an opening for a 18-month postdoctoral researcher, starting from February 2019, to work on the simulation and modelling of shear-thickening suspensions in Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France. The work will be centered on understanding the emergence of instabilities and on modeling the transient interplay between dilation and pore pressure feedback as shear thickening occurs.

The position is funded by the ANR grant “ScienceFriction” led by B. Metzger (IUSTI, Marseille), which combines experimental, numerical  and theoretical approaches to the rheology of shear thickening, with a focus on transient phenomena and flow instabilities in close collaboration with H. Lhuissier, and Y. Forterre at IUSTI in Marseille, and M. Wyart at EPFL in Lausanne.

The succesful candidate will work with Romain Mari within the broader Statistical Physics and Modelling group in Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (“LIPhy”), affiliated to CNRS and Université Grenoble-Alpes. Research at LIPhy covers bio-, soft matter, and statistical physics, among others. It is based in Grenoble, one of the biggest academic cities in France, in the French Alps. 

Candidates should have a recent PhD (obtained after January 2017) and have a strong background in physics, ideally in numerical simulation and/or theory of soft materials.

Application consists of a CV, a cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters, and should exclusively be made via before November 5, 2018.

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Written by Vladimir Baulin
<p>Expertise is computer simulations and theory of soft matter systems. Research is focused on the topics in the theory of Soft matter, polymer physics.</p>