Modelling of mechanical performance and processing of composites for structural applications.


Ref. num. 2023-CG-PD-37

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Characterization and Simulation of Structural Composites

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.

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IMDEA Materials is looking for a research associate holding a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Computational Materials Science, to work on a research project on the mechanical characterization of structural composites and their processing. Research activities will focus on developing new modelling strategies to simulate the mechanical and processing of composite materials for aerospace applications.


Candidates should hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Computational Materials Science (or any other related discipline) with excellent academic credentials and a solid commitment to developing an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment. Strong background in solid mechanics, advanced finite element modelling, and programming (MatLab, Python, etc.) will be required. Fluent English (oral and written) is mandatory. The vacancy will be closed as soon as we find the right candidate.


Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled.

Full-time contract, including social security coverage.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.


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