The researcher will have to carry out research activities in the field of Structural Mechanics, and in particular on Computational Mechanics. The research activities will focus on the development of numerical methods aimed at the simulation of problems of fracture mechanics and/or of contact mechanics between solids, and the related coupled problems. We are therefore looking for candidates with expertise in the development and implementation of numerical methods for fracture and contact in finite element analysis software.
The researcher will apply these methods to the study of coupled materials (high-tech coatings, glued composite materials for the industrial paper sector) and for the simulation of fracture phenomena in brittle materials, with applications to cultural heritage.
It is envisaged that the researcher will contribute to the expansion of both internal collaborations, through interdisciplinary research initiatives within the School, and external ones, with collaborations with national and international research groups, thus increasing the visibility of the School and its impact.
The ability to collaborate with local, national and international industrial realities and to transfer knowledge and technology will also be evaluated.
The researcher will contribute to the courses for the PhD in Management of Digital Transformation and for the Track in Computational Mechanics of the PhD in Systems Science on topics related to numerical simulation, based on the teaching needs of the IMT School.
He/she will also contribute to the co-supervision of the School's doctoral students and to the supplementary teaching and service activities for students, strengthening the educational offer by organizing specialist research seminars on topics of transversal interest to the School’s research units.
PhD on topics related to Computational Mechanics, or related fields
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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 online application info 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.
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Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.
- 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 appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees.
- Your CV in English (compulsory);
- One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.
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.