Ghent University Offers Postdoctoral Positions on Modelling, Testing and Inspection of 3D Printed Materials and Composites in Belgium, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The research group “Mechanics of Materials and Structures” at Ghent University is looking for 5 postdoctoral research fellows in the fields of modelling and testing of 3D printed materials and composites. Each vacancy is a full-time position for 3 years.

All vacancies are available in the “Mechanics of Materials and Structures” research group at Ghent University. The offices and laboratories of this group are situated in the south of Ghent (Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 903, 9052 Zwijnaarde).

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Host College/University:

The Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Degree level:

Scholarship is available to study postdoctoral program.

Field of Study:

  • Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on patient-specific design and finite element modelling of 3D printed medical implants.
  • Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on automated software workflow for medical application of 3D printed technologies.
  • Postdoctoral vacancy (2.5 years) on multi-axial fatigue modelling and testing for 3D printed metal parts.
  • Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on modelling interfacial debonding of short fibre-reinforced composites.
  • Postdoctoral or PhD vacancy (3 years) on non-destructive inspection of 3D printed metal parts using ultrasound.

Nationalities:

Scholarship is available for students of Belgium.

Eligibility Criteria:

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Only candidates with a PhD degree or equivalent experience should apply. The candidate should have a strong background in design and FE modelling for medical applications. He/she will closely work together with the other postdoc in the team (see another vacancy) and is willing to travel frequently to meet and discuss with the other project partners in the neighboring countries.
  • Only candidates with a PhD degree or equivalent experience should apply. The candidate should have strong programming skills (Python, C++, C#,…) and has experience with different software tools for patient-specific design of implants, for example: (i) medical image segmentation software (Mimics, SimpleWare, Amira,…), (ii) FE tools (Abaqus, Ansys, Simcenter,…), (iii) topology optimization (Autodesk Within Medical, Altair/Optistruct, Frustum/Generate,…). He/she will closely work together with the other postdoc in the team (see another vacancy) and is willing to travel frequently to meet and discuss with the other project partners in the neighboring countries.
  • Only candidates with a PhD degree or equivalent experience should apply. The candidate should have a strong background in fatigue life prediction for metals (e.g. critical plane approaches) and have experimental experience with fatigue testing. Experience in the simulation of AM metals is recommended.
  • Only candidates with a PhD degree should apply. The candidate should have a relevant background in computational mechanics of materials, preferably combined with experience in Mean Field Homogenization methods or variational methods.

Applying procedure Instructions:

You write a detailed Curriculum Vitae in Dutch or English, containing:

  • Your personal details (name, address, date of birth, nationality,…)
  • Your education, subject of master thesis and degrees
  • Your work experience (previous jobs)
  • Additional skills (finite element software, programming languages, communication skills, …)
  • Mastered languages (Dutch, English, French)
  • References (previous projects in the domain, published papers,…)
  • You send the C.V. by post or e-mail to the following person:

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

Feb 28, 2019.

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