30/03/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
European Research Council

--Researcher in biomechanics M/F: Experimental study of microcapsules under hydrodynamic stress

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Engineering
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    11/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › COMPIEGNE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

- Produce microfluidic systems
- Produce microcapsules
- Tune the different modes of the rheometer to conduct the experiments
- Tune experiments of microcompression
- Conduct experiments on microcapsules in microfluidic channels, the rheometer and microcompressor.
- Co-supervise the work of interns

He/she will have as main mission to contribute to the development and deployment of the experimental platform dedicated to the study ofthe behavior of deformable capsules under flow and to the identification of their mechanical resistance. The capsules will be prepared by inducing interfacial cross-linking on droplets. The goal will be to characterize how the capsule elastic shear and bending properties affect breakup and to determine the mechanisms governing capsule rupture, which has hardly been explored.

- The recruitment is within the context of the MultiphysMicroCaps ERC Consolidator Grant, that explores the use of deformable liquid-core capsules of micrometric size to efficiently transport active material, with a primary focus on health-related applications. The project is focused on the design of innovative sophisticated numerical models and high-tech experiments, needed to determine the potential of such vectors for the protection of active substances, predict membrane breakup to control the delivery, and optimize their properties for specific industrial and biomedical applications.
- The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Biological Fluid-Structure Interactions (BFSI) research team (about 20 people), located within the Biomechanics & Bioengineering Laboratory. It is specialized in the study of biofluids and hemodynamics, from the microcirculation scale to the one of blood flows in large vessels, focusing on the fluid-structure interactions that occur with capsule/cell membranes, vessel walls or biomedical devices. It has the unique characteristic of combining advanced numerical and experimental approaches, which enables to translate theoretical results into practical applications, such as the mechanical characterization of microcapsules.
- The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Anne-Virginie Salsac, Directeur de Recherches CNRS (UTC) - web site: http://www.utc.fr/~salsacan/

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Eligibility criteria

-- We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and rigorous candidates, who will be fully involved in the project and eager to integrate the interdisciplinary BFSI research team.
- Technical skills: Strong experience in microfluidic experimentations, strong knowledge in fluid/solid mechanics and, if possible, in bioengineering/biophysics.
- Interest in research topics at the interface between scientific disciplines
- Other skills: Project management, proficiency in French and in English, good writing skills, ability to adapt and anticipate, team spirit

Additional comments

Applications need to be submitted online.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Biomécanique et Bioingénierie
France
COMPIEGNE

EURAXESS offer ID: 621718
Posting organisation offer ID: 20606

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