Postdoctoral Fellow in Mesoscopic modelling of complex particulate systems

Jul 23, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in mesoscopic modelling of complex particulate systems at the CFD group (BCAM). The focus of the project will be on accurate modelling and simulation of the dynamics and mechanical properties of micro/nano-particles interacting with complex liquids and under complex microflow conditions.
In the area of material design, complex particulate systems represent one of the main building-blocks for smart composites. In particular, an emerging technology based on so-called “shear thickening fluids” (STFs) -a concentrated suspension of nanoparticles which adopts a solid-like state upon application of high stresses - is receiving increasing attention and has opened up a series of applications as selective dampers, such as a shock absorbers in the aerospace and textile industry.

The postdoctoral candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Marco Ellero (CFD group, BCAM) on the developments and use of mesoscopic particle- simulation methods to better understand the dynamics and rheology of complex suspensions. This task will be performed in collaboration with experimental rheologists, i.e. Prof. N.J. Wagner (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Prof. Pep Español (theoreticians at the Department of Theoretical Physics).

PI: Marco Ellero

The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 28.000 - 32.000€

The selected candidate must have applied before the application deadline online at the webpage:

The candidates that do not fulfil the mandatory requirements will not be evaluated with respect to their scientific profile


Required documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Statement of past and proposed future research (2-3 pages)


Based on the provided application documents of each candidate, the evaluation committee will evaluate qualitatively: the adaption of the previous training and career to the profile offered, the recommendation letters, the main results achieved (papers, proceedings, etc.), the statement of past and proposed future research and other merits; taking in account the alignment of these items to the topic offered. 



Open Call: June 27th , 2018

Deadline for applications: August 31st, 2018

Evaluation: September 2018

Publication the results on website: October 2018.

Incorporation: October / November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter