Computational mechanics; Solid mechanics and mechanics of materials; Experimental mechanics
The researcher will have to carry out research and didactic activities in the field of solid mechanics and mechanics of materials, participating in the consolidation of the scientific area of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the School, and in particular the MUSAM research unit on multi-scale analysis of materials, contributing to both internal collaborations, through multidisciplinary research initiatives, and external collaborations with international research groups. Research activities will mainly focus on the development of computational mechanics formulations applied to the study and characterization of materials, fracture mechanics and contact mechanics. The research will also include experimental testing on materials, to be conducted in the MUSAM-Lab. The researcher must also contribute to the supervision of doctoral students and their doctoral training.
The researcher will have to carry out scientific and teaching activities in solid mechanics and mechanics of materials. A strong scientific background is required on Structural Mechanics, and in particular experience on: physico-mathematical modeling of solids and materials, computational mechanics techniques, experimental mechanics techniques. The ability to collaborate with other areas of the School and with local, national and international companies will be considered preferential.
The candidate must possess a Master's Degree or an equivalent degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics, or in a field related to the present call obtained in Italy or abroad. Curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera a))
In addition to an excellent record of publications, an international experience and post-doctoral research periods will be preferential titles.
Selection procedure and criteria
Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.
A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis of the online application form and - if provided - reference letters. Applicants selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis are interviewed at the Job Market Meetings in which the Institute is planning to participate, if applicable to the specific academic sector. Alternatively, individual preliminary interviews may also be conducted at IMT or by conference call. Travel expenses to Lucca for the preliminary interview will not be reimbursed. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a Job Market Presentation open to IMT faculty members and students. Travel expenses for the Job Market Presentation will be reimbursed.
The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic); Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.
Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:
- Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
- Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
- University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
- Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
An email, with the instructions on how to upload the reference letters will be automatically sent to your referees.
- The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
- Your CV in English (compulsory);
- One research paper, either a published paper or a working paper (compulsory).
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper during the final stage of the selection process.
Additional papers can be submitted for evaluation if desired (to be attached to your application in a single zip file where indicated in the online form). Please check the full call for further information about additional papers.