31 Май

PostDoctoral position in the CRISTAL beamline (m/f)

PostDoctoral position in the CRISTAL beamline (m/f) — Academic Positions

Reference : Postdoc-CRISTAL-2017
Application deadline: 30th June 2017

Photo-induced structural dynamics in crystals
(100 fs to 1µs timescales)

SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris. It is a multi-disciplinary instrument and a research laboratory, whose mission is to run research programs using synchrotron radiation, to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation on the beamlines, and to make those available to the scientific community. SOLEIL, a unique tool for both academic research and industrial applications across a wide range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry etc., is used by over 5 000 researchers coming from France and abroad. It is based on a state-of-the-art synchrotron source, both in terms of brilliance and stability. The facility is a “public” company employing about 500 people, founded by the CNRS and the CEA, and partner of the Paris-Saclay University.

The CRISTAL beamline is a hard X-ray (5 — 30 keV), undulator-based beamline, dedicated to single crystal and powder diffraction with state-of-the-art techniques (high-resolution, time-resolved and coherent diffraction) [[1]]. It is operated by a team of 4 scientists, 1 technician and 1 PhD student. A variety of subjects can be studied at CRISTAL beamline, in all disciplines of science, which makes it a very stimulating beamline to work at.

I. Missions

The candidate will participate to the scientific activity related to photo-induced structural dynamics, which is lead by Claire Laulhé at the beamline. The setup for time-resolved pump-probe diffraction has been developped since 2011. The beamline is equipped with a Ti:Sa laser which delivers 40 fs pulses of near infrared photons, up to 5 mJ energy at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. Those pulses are used to excite samples. The photo-induced signal is measured with a time resolution which corresponds to the X-ray pulse duration: 100 ps, 10 ps and 150 fs X-ray pulses are available at CRISTAL, using the standard modes of the machine [[2]], the low-alpha mode [[3]] and the femto-slicing source [[4]] respectively.

The following tasks will be assigned to the successful candidate:

  1. He/She will take part to all time-resolved experiments performed at the beamline (up to 10 weeks a year).
  2. He/She will develop his/her own research. At the beamline, expertise in the field of correlated systems, functional oxydes, and molecular systems.
  3. A new laser system is currently being installed in order to benefit from a femto-slicing source of 150 fs X-ray pulses at a repetition rate of 5 kHz. The candidate will participate to this phase of instrumental development, as well as to the tests with the new femto-slicing source.

II. Training and experience

To qualify, applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and have significant experience with pump-probe techniques. Knowledge of diffraction and experience with synchrotron facilities would be appreciated. The candidate should be fluent in English (written and spoken). Practice of French is also highly desirable.

III. General conditions

The offer concerns a Post-doctoral contract for a two year-period (one-year renewable once). A wide range of valuable training programs, research and upgrading opportunities will be accessible. Moreover, the position benefits of a progressive employment conditions and a flexible work-life balance policy. The place of work will be at Synchrotron SOLEIL, which is located in the Paris suburbs (Saint-Aubin).

The application should include a motivation letter, a Curriculum Vitae, the publications list and the contacts of three references. Application should be registered directly on the SOLEIL website:

http://candidature.synchrotron-soleil.fr/Application/with reference Postdoc-CRISTAL-2017


Experimental Division
Claire Laulhé (Scientist in charge): claire.laulhe@synchrotron-soleil.fr
Pierre Fertey (Head of CRISTAL Beamline): pierre.fertey@synchrotron-soleil.fr

Human Resources
Hayette MUSARD
Tel: 33 (0)

 [[1]] https://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/fr/lignes-de-lumiere/cristal
[[2]] V.L.R. Jacques et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 156401 (2016)
[[3]] C. Laulhé et al., Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 222, 1277–1285 (2013)
[[4]] http://lptms.u-psud.fr/impact2016/files/2016/09/Ciavardini-IMPACT2016.pdf


31 Май

Postdoc position in computational mechanics: Numerical simulation and optimization of metallic tubular parts obtained by stamping and bending

Postdoc position in computational mechanics: Numerical simulation and optimization of metallic tubular parts obtained by stamping and bending — Academic Positions

A 1 year postdoc position is offered within the HPC center located in the University of Reims. The candidate will work on a project involving numerical simulation and modeling of a new material forming process. The project is performed in collaboration with an industrial partner specialized in the manufacturing of tubular metallic parts produced for automotive industry. The objective of this project is to perform numerical modeling and optimization of the forming process. Different numerical and physical parameters need to be adjusted by numerical simulation. The Response Surface Method methodology will be used in combination with Finite Element Method to conduct iteratively several numerical simulations. Abaqus Finite Element software will be used and some Python scripts need to be developed in order to perform numerical simulation and optimization of the process parameters.

The candidate must have a deep knowledge of the finite element method, nonlinear material behavior modeling, python programming language and computer aided design and engineering.

Career Stage *: early stage researcher (PhD <2 years)

Envisaged Job Starting Date: ASAP

Application Deadline : until fulfilment

Main Research Field : Engineering

Required Education Level : PhD in computational mechanics

Contact to apply: simseo@univ-reims.fr / Tel : (+33) 326 913 652


31 Май

Senior Energy Systems Researcher — UCD — University College Dublin — School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Dublin

Senior Energy Systems Researcher — UCD — University College Dublin — School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Dublin //

Reference Number: 009347We are seeking a Senior Energy Systems Researcher, based in UCD, with experience in demand side analysis in the building energy sector. The ideal candidate will have experience of physics based simulation techniques, preferably in the building end use sector. The application of data analytics or data mining techniques in the energy or a related arena would be considered to be a distinct advantage. The main responsibility of the position is to drive leading edge research in the specified field of work. Other responsibilities will include working in a multidisciplinary team with all of the above skills and industry partners to deliver on the overarching scientific goals of ESIPP. Supporting the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and teaching may also apply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the ESIPP research programme;
  • Development of demand side energy management models for building stock with a focus on the residential building end use sector;
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of demand side management measures in multi-vector energy scenarios in the residential building end use sector;
  • Contributing to the overall efficiency and best practice running of the research programmes, demonstrating the ability to work efficiently and to a high standard;
  • Disseminating the outcomes of this research and scholarship including peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing;
  • Manage and assist the university research team to achieve all the project goals including contribution to reports to funders;
  • Interaction with a range of collaborative researchers of the ESIPP Project, UCD Energy Institute and School as well as outside collaborators;
  • Mentoring, training and assisting, as appropriate and as directed, graduate students in the School.

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


  • PhD in engineering, computer science or related discipline with specific expertise of integrated energy modelling of buildings;
  • Experience of Energy Systems Integration analysis and modelling, including end use integration of buildings, demand side management in buildings, simulation and optimisation in building energy modelling;
  • A record of research, as evidenced by past and recent publications in top ranking journals and contributions to international refereed conferences;
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations to key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated project management skills.


  • Exposure to data analytics and data mining techniques, ideally in the energy sector;
  • An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project;
  • Post-doctoral or industry-based experience;
  • Experience in supervision of graduate research students.


31 Май

Postdoctoral Fellow — EMBL — EBI — European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton near Cambridge

Postdoctoral Fellow — EMBL — EBI — European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton near Cambridge //

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Gerstung Group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Welcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.The group is working on high-dimensional multistage modelling of cancer progression based on genomic and clinical data.

Systematic profiling of tumours revealed that cancer is a multifactorial disease. The availability of large volumes of high-dimensional data, such as genomics, RNA expression, proteomics and also comprehensive clinical records allow us to compile an almost complete picture of relevant clinical features for each patient. The magnitude of these data, however, presents a challenge for robustly inferring the contributing factors and also accurately predicting patient outcome. We have recently developed high-dimensional models to predict disease progression through multiple states and outcomes in myeloid malignancies (1-3 below). Importantly, these models allow also for quantifying the effect of interventions at different stages of treatment to underpin clinical decision support.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to expand our efforts both on the methodological side by developing and implementing novel statistical algorithms, but also apply these to a range of cancer types and poly-omics data sets.

Qualifications and Experience

You should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and background in statistics, mathematics, physics or computer science, combined with an interest in computational cancer biology and medicine. A familiarity with high-dimensional statistical methods would be required and the ability to implement these in different programming languages would be advantageous.


31 Май

Postdoctoral Research Assistant — High-pressure Turbine Design and Optimization

Postdoctoral Research Assistant — High-pressure Turbine Design and Optimization — VKI — von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode , Belgium//

DurationThe appointment is for one year (with a possible extension up to three years).

Position Start Date: June/July 2017

Detailed description:

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the von Karman Institute in the Department of Turbomachinery and Propulsion. The position is initially fixed-term for 1 year, but can be extended.

As part of a team developing novel methodologies for the design of aero-engine turbomachinery components, you will be responsible for the design and optimization of a high-pressure turbine stage using state-of-art CFD simulations and advanced optimization strategies. In the pursuit of high-efficiency turbines by advanced shape optimization for turbine flow control, the project targets the optimization of the turbine rotor tip and hub platforms. A significant part of the work will be dedicated to the setup of accurate numerical simulations of engine-representative rotor tip and hub disc cavity flows. The post-doctoral work will deliver a set of optimum turbine geometries that will be then experimentally tested in the short-duration transonic turbine rig of the von Karman Institute.

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, preferably on a subject related to turbomachinery design. A solid background in the following subjects is valuable: Turbomachinery, Design optimization, Computational Fluid Dynamics. Knowledge of Linux/Unix environment, programming languages (such as bash scripting, Python, Matlab) and expertise in turbomachinery CFD solvers (such as CFX, Numeca Fine Turbo/Open, etc.) may be beneficial. Applicants with numerical backgrounds will be given preference. Working knowledge of CAD software (such as CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, etc.) is also an asset. Fluent knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory.

Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, hardworking and team players.


31 Май

Containment of Coal Fines: Long-Term Leaching Hazard to Water Resources

Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Containment of Coal Fines: Long-Term Leaching Hazard to Water Resources

Friday, July 21, 2017

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Are you ready to help solve an energy & water challenge?Unparalleled opportunities with a $40,000 scholarship per year tax free for 4 years + tuition fees + up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations. Develop your chemical engineering/ mining engineering /hydrogeological expertise with world-class researchers at UNSW Australia. Your advisors will be a multi-disciplinary team in UNSW Engineering, led by Dr Wendy Timms, a leading hydrogeologist and engineer in the School of Mining Engineering. UNSW’s Mineral and Mining Engineering has leapt to 5th in the world (QS Subject Rankings).The research project:
Fine rejects from coal washing have been trialled to commence regular backfilling of underground mine voids with the aim to reduce surface impacts within Sydney’s water catchments. These concentrated fines contain naturally-occurring contaminants which will, over time, leach into aquifers, creeks and rivers. Research with advanced UNSW analytical technologies (e.g. geotechnical centrifuge) would enable quantification of multi-decadal leaching and geochemical fundamentals under in-situ conditions for the first time. Improved leach tests for naturally occurring contaminants (eg. arsenic, zinc, selenium, uranium) will enable attenuation of these contaminants within iron and carbonate precipitates, ultimately leading to better protection of sensitive fresh waters.

The role:
You will be sampling field and mine sites, designing laboratory experiments including using a geotechnical centrifuge, and developing geochemical models to help solve real challenges in mining and water.

Expression of Interest by 21st July 2017.
Follow these steps:
1. Check your eligibility in the funding notes following.
2. If you meet the eligibility, complete a self-assessment online. https://research.unsw.edu.au/hdr-self-assessment-tool
3. If the self-assessment indicates that you are «likely to be eligible for a scholarship», proceed to email your EOI.
4. Include in your EOI (email to ) your self-assessment results, a CV, academic transcripts and evidence of research activity.
5. Advice will be provided on next steps in the application process only if likely to be eligible for a scholarship.

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of our dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.

Funding Notes

Applicants must:
— meet the minimum PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia
— hold a 1st class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geolog, Hydrogeology or related discipline.
— have a final GPA score for their undergraduate studies of at least 85% in GPA
— demonstrate active research activity with evidence of engineering conference papers and/or scientific publications




31 Май

Master’s Research Scholarships at University of Italian Switzerland, 2017

Master Research Scholarships at University of Italian Switzerland Scholarship Positions 2017- 2018

The Master’s Research Scholarship (MaRS) program provides short-term scholarships to support visiting masters students to work on research projects in the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Italian Switzerland (USI).Participating students visit USI for one semester to work on a research project under the guidance of a USI faculty member with the objective of applying the work towards a master’s thesis at the student’s home university.

The Faculty of Informatics at University of Italian Switzerland (USI) stands out as a centre of competence in advanced informatics. The Faculty aims to train informatics experts that are interdisciplinary in approach, with abstract thinking and generalisation skills, a sound knowledge in the application fields of information technologies, as well as project management and teamwork abilities.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Italian Switzerland (USI).

Scholarship Award: Each scholarship recipient will receive 5,000 CHF to help cover travel and living expenses for the visiting student for the duration of their stay.

Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility: To apply, students should first consult the published list of research groups and topic proposal. Students must indicate one or more topics of interest in their application.

Nationality: International applicants can apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply: Students should send their applications via email. Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • transcript of grades (Master)
  • letter of support from a professor at their home university
  • motivation letter
  • a copy of passport

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2017.

31 Май

Warwick Engineering International Scholarships for Undergraduate Programme in UK, 2017

Warwick Engineering International Scholarships in UK, 2017 Scholarship Positions 2017 2018 

Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate programme.The University of Warwick is a public research university in Coventry, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Engineering.

Scholarship Award: Each scholarship consists of £4,000 financial assistance.

Number of Scholarships: Up to ten scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The scholarships are open to students who have confirmed the School of Engineering University of Warwick as their firm/first choice and will commence studies in 2017.
  • The scholarships are open to students who are classified as overseas students for the admissions process
  • The scholarships cannot be held at the same time with Women in Engineering or Warwick Merit Scholarships
  • The scholarships are considered and awarded by the end of February 2018

Nationality: Overseas students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The scholarships are open to students who have confirmed the School of Engineering University of Warwick as their firm/first choice and will commence studies in 2017.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Engineering Scholarships

How to Apply: To apply for a Warwick Engineering International Scholarship, answer the following in no more than 500 words:

As part of the next generation of engineers, choose one global challenge and suggest some innovative ways in which you will tackle the problem.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is October 19, 2017.

31 Май

HWK Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2017

HWK Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2017

 The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) is offering fellowships to highly qualified scientists of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists.
Depending on the Fellowship project, Regular Fellowships and Junior Fellowships can be awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of ten months.

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst is an Institute for Advanced Study. HWK was founded in 1995 as a non-profit foundation under civil law in Lower Saxony and Bremen, as well as in the city of Delmenhorst.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.

Study Subject: HWK offers outstanding scientists the opportunity to focus on research without the distraction of everyday routines in academia, to interact with colleagues from other disciplines and to benefit from the large variety of scientific traditions represented at the Institute.

Scholarship Award: Due to the great diversity in Fellows’ situations, financial conditions for Fellowships are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The following principles apply:

  • An appointment for a Fellowship does not constitute a work contract and is not subject to legal provisions concerning the German social security system.
  • Regular and Junior Fellows are provided with a fully furnished apartment on the HWK campus. No rent is charged for the apartments.
  • Regular and Junior Fellows are eligible for a lump sum towards travel costs; even in case of split Fellowships, this lump sum is paid only once.
  • If a Fellow is employed by a university, a research organization, or as a researcher by a company, he/she must seek for financial support (paid leave or sabbatical) from the employer first, considering the great benefit of the Fellowship for the employer, resulting from both the Fellow’s research and the creation of new networks.
  • If appropriate, the HWK can provide the Fellow with a compensation to help maintain the Fellow’s standard of living. This compensation takes into account documented losses in earnings due to the Fellowship and the Fellow’s position as far as the budget of the institute allows for.
  • Should an employer agree to continue paying the Fellow’s full salary during the Fellowship, the HWK can contribute to the costs of a substitute; a separate agreement between the employer and the HWK would be necessary in this case.
  • For Junior Fellows, both personal stipends and compensation payments to employers are limited to a maximum of 2,000 EUR per month.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Calls are open for highly qualified scientists of all career levels, from postdoctoral to senior researchers. Fellows are selected, based on the quality of their proposed research project, their scientific qualification, the project’s fit with the scientific activities of the HWK, the willingness to contribute to and to profit from a highly interdisciplinary scientific community, and the availability of resources. Collaborations with colleagues at the regional universities and research institutes are appreciated but not a necessary condition for a Fellowship. Scientists based at institutions in the northwestern region of Germany cannot apply for Regular or Junior Fellowships. They are encouraged, however, to motivate national or international colleagues to apply for Fellowships

Nationality: German and international applicants are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • The Regular Fellowship is available for scientists whose Ph.D. (or comparable degree) has been awarded more than five years ago and who have already gained substantial professional experience in science and research.
  • The Junior Fellowship is available for junior scientists whose Ph.D. has been awarded less than five years ago and who have gained first professional experience in science and research. Both, continuation of previous research activities as well as starting a new strand of research by using the scientific expertise within the northwestern region are welcome, preferably by crossing scientific frontiers

How to Apply: The following items should be submitted as part of an application for a Regular or Junior Fellowship, respectively:

  • The completed application form,
  • A formal cover letter to the Rector of the HWK,
  • An abstract of the Fellowship project for a non-peer audience (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
  • An abstract of the Fellowship project for peers (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
  • A project proposal describing the planned research project containing a detailed work schedule (not more than ten pages including references),
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A list of publications,
  • One (recently) published article or paper or book chapter by the applicant;
  • If applicable, letters of support/confirmation of access to necessary research infrastructure from cooperating colleagues in the Northwest,
  • Applications for Junior Fellowships only: an abstract of the doctoral dissertation (“Ph.D. thesis”, maximum 1500 characters incl. blanks), and (all applications!)
  • Two letters of reference from experts in the field, to be sent to the HWK directly.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 15, 2017.

31 Май

Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017

LMU Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017

Applications are invited for Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich Scholarships to pursue doctoral programme for the year 2017.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The funding amounts of €650 per month for a duration of four months.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:Students / doctoral students (not including students on preparatory courses) who are registered at the time of application and

  • have completed at least four semesters (state examination, teacher education program, Magister, BA) at LMU with above-average results. Master students can apply in semester 1;
  • have not completed a diploma / Magister degree/state examination in the Federal Republic of Germany;
  • are aged under 35 at the time of application;
  • are not entitled to statutory or other financial support, e.g., BAföG;
  • are able to demonstrate financial need (From October 1, 2016, this is assessed based on the maximum BAföG rate of €735. In individual cases, this rate can be exceeded.);
  • have received less than 30 months of funding or three one-year scholarships (regardless of organization).

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.Germany ScholarshipsHow to Apply: Application documents:

  • Résumé with photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Statement on financial need
  • Two recent references from two members of teaching staff (major and minor subject) describing the applicant’s academic ability and academic achievements during summer semester 2016 and winter semester 2016/2017 Both references must be written and countersigned by members of LMU teaching staff. The references must also be stamped with the institute stamp. The referees should send the completed reference forms only by e-mail to Ms. Busurmanova (gulsara.busurmanova@lmu.de) with the subject “Reference”. Deadline is June 30.
  • Proof of all completed courses (e.g., transcript from LSF account and/or course certificates), copies of (diploma) intermediate examination certificate and similar documents, as well as bachelor’s certificate, if available Please note: the International Office cannot give you any information about the reception of the references. Please contact your referees in this regard.
  • Registration certificate for the current semester
  • Copies of passport and visa
  • Marriage certificate, for married applicants
  • Birth certificate(s), for applicants with children
  • Residence registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) for spouse and children if they are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany 11. Spouse’s registration certificate for the current semester, if applicable

Application Deadline: Application period for the Winter semester 2017/2018: June 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017.

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