Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher Post in Multiscale Modelling for Porous Media

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Applications are invited to work with Dr Savvas Triantafyllou, Dr. Luc Jaouen and Dr. Dimitrios Chronopoulos as part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) Network, “N2N”. Successful applicants will also register for a PhD at the University of Nottingham.

The successful applicant will be expected to build a novel multiscale framework for the vibro-acoustic analysis of composite materials considering also random variability of the material micro-structure. The envisaged framework will be employed within an optimization framework for the virtual design of novel and efficient material solutions.

Candidates must be in possession of (or expected to obtain) a first class or a 2:1 (MEng or MSc) degree in civil/mechanical engineering, applied mathematics/physics or a relevant discipline, have excellent analytical skills and a solid background in computational mechanics. Candidates should be proficient in Matlab. Programming skills in Fortran, Python and/or C++ are also welcome. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential.

Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: ( In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.

This full-time post will be available from early 2018 and is offered on a fixed-term 36 month contract. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an international and multisectoral research environment. Candidates will spend time both in Nottingham as well as in Lyon where MATELYS (a global leading industry in vibro-acoustics) is based. Intense mobility within, as well as outside Europe is envisaged throughout the duration of the project. The successful candidate will also benefit from a comprehensive training programme aiming at developing her/his soft skills.

The post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable.

The University of Nottingham values diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Savvas Triantafyllou ( or Dimitrios Chronopoulos ( Formal applications must be made through the University’s online application system.

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