Multi-scale Design and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures


Ref. num. PD-COMP_D&S-201703

Research Associate - PD-COMP

IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at:


The Composites Materials Group ( at IMDEA Materials, led by Drs. Carlos González and Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of multiscale computational mechanics and optimization of advanced composites.

Candidates with strong background knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, numerical simulation and optimization methods for advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in experimental mechanical testing of composites is highly valued.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in a vibrant multinational research group, composed of researchers, post-doctoral researchers, PhD and MSc students, in the framework of research projects in the field of Aeronautics


  • PhD degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering or related.
  • Solid background in computational mechanics and optimization of advanced composite materials.
  • Ample experience with commercial FE software tools (Abaqus/LS-Dyna/etc.), including the development of user subroutines.
  • Fluent English.
  • Good social skills, teamwork spirit and proactive attitude.


Contract duration and conditions: Two-year contract with full social security coverage.
Gross Salary: 30-35k€, depending on qualifications and experience.