Deadline 31 Oct 23:59 CET
Expected start 1 Jan
Dep. Mech. Prod. Eng. Finlandsgade 30 8200 Aarhus N
Fixed term full-time position 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2024 ID: 10092
Expected start date and duration of employment
To overcome this limitation, you will investigate a new class of fluidic channels, termed smart fluidic channels, equipped with multi-stable flexible structures, such as shells, which can become unstable and therefore passively modify pressure-flow relationships. Indeed, recent advances in rapid prototyping of elastomers allow for the relatively easy fabrication of complex flexible structures, where channels can be equipped with internal flexible monostable or bistable components such as arches or shells. Your research approach will be based on a combination of desktop-scale experiments, simulations, and theoretical modeling on fluid-induced instabilities of multi-stable structures at low Reynolds numbers. You will work closely with the PI and attend international conferences.
Your profileYou hold a PhD in engineering, mathematical modelling or similar. You like both experimental and theoretical/numerical modeling and scientific challenges excite you. You a have strong theoretical and/or experimental expertise in one (or both) of the following two areas
- Elastic instabilities;
- Fluid-structure interactions at low Reynolds numbers;
- COMSOL Multiphysics, FEniCS or similar;
- Python and/or Matlab;
- Image processing;
- Desktop-scale experiments.
Who we are
What we offerThe Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus university, offers:
- a research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment;
- an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators;
- a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research;
- a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities;
- a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.
Place of work and area of employment
Application procedureShortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.
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Letter of reference
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Formalities and salary range
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
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Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
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