23/09/2019
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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Multiscale modeling of metallic alloy solidification

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Fundación IMDEA Materiales
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringAerospace engineering
    EngineeringIndustrial engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    PhysicsComputational physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    23/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Getafe - Madrid
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

IMDEA Materials Institute is looking for a Research Associate (PhD in Materials Science, Engineering, Physics,  Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline), with a taste for computational modeling and scientific programming, to join a project on multiscale modeling of additive manufacturing (3D printing) on Ni-based superalloys for aeronautics.

This postdoctoral project will focus on phase-field modeling of crystal growth and microstructure development during solidification processing of metallic alloys, with emphasis on additive manufacturing using selective laser melting technology. The researcher's main responsibility will be to adapt and extend existing phase-field codes for solidification in order to make them applicable to additive manufacturing. The corresponding tasks will primarily involve scientific programming in C-based (cuda) language for simulations on massively parallel Graphics Processing Units (GPU) architectures.

These activities are part of a large project coordinated by a world leader in the aeronautical industry, which involves several partners across Spain. Within that project, IMDEA is building a multiscale computational framework in which phase-field will be coupled to macroscopic thermo-mechanical simulations, using finite elements modeling. The researcher will develop the phase-field framework to enable such coupling strategies, and collaborate with other researchers in charge of the development of the other codes (e.g. finite elements). The project will also benefit from experimental data to validate the simulations. 

The candidate will learn advanced concepts in multiscale materials modeling, physical metallurgy, solidification processing, and gain hands-on experience in scientific programming for multi-scale and multi-physics modeling. The researcher will gain experience in a technological field with high employability, and benefit from direct interactions with world leaders from both academia and industry. 

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Benefits

Full time contract including social security coverage.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to train the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

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Selection process

Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a brief cover letter addressing their motivation and scientific interests. 

 

Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled.

Interested candidates may apply here: http://jobs.materials.imdea.org/offer/117/apply

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Specific Requirements

The candidate should hold a PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Engineering (or a related discipline) with excellent academic credentials. Experience in scientific programming (preferentially C or C++) is desired. Candidates with knowledge in numerical modeling of materials in general (e.g. computational thermodynamics, finite elements, phase-field) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Full proficiency in English, oral and written, is mandatory. No knowledge of Spanish is required (free classes offered on site).

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Fundación IMDEA Materiales
Spain
Getafe - Madrid
28906
Eric Kandel, 2

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