Computational Mechanics for Digital Twins

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline June 12th, 2023 13:00 )

Numerical simulation; Digital twins; Computational Mechanics; Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials; Fluid Dynamics


The researcher will have to carry out research activities in the field of Structural Mechanics, and in particular on Computational Mechanics.

He/she is also expected to contribute to the expansion of collaborations both internal to the IMT School, through interdisciplinary research initiatives, and external, with collaborations with national and international research groups, thus increasing the visibility of the School and its impact.

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 and the development of digital twin models of real physico-mechanical systems. He/she will also contribute to the 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.


A solid scientific background is required in the field of Structural Mechanics and in particular skills in physico-mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of solids, materials and fluids, in order to develop digital models of real physical systems (digital twins for the reliability of materials and processes, for applications to biomechanics, multi-physics problems, and for the green economy).

The ability to collaborate with local, national and international industrial realities and to transfer knowledge and technology will also be evaluated.

Formal requirements

PhD on topics related to Computational Mechanics, or related fields.

Gross amount

Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera b))

Scientific Sector


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Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera b) ) - Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Full call


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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.

Selection Criteria

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.


Apply ONLINE only.

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.