PhD positions in numerical analysis/computational mechanics

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Job Description: 

Four PhD positions are available at the Laboratory of Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis ( of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech ( in Spain.

The PhD fellowships cover the full tuition, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

The main research areas of the doctoral positions are:
- Reliable and robust model reduction for real-time simulations
- Phase field modeling and simulation of fracture in active materials
and of biomembranes
- Numerical methods for coupling heterogeneous models
- Computer simulation of hydraulic fracturing in three-dimensions

Details about the different positions can be found at

Applicants should hold a degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field. They will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record and credentials, their previous exposure to computational fluid or solid mechanics, numerical analysis, continuum mechanics, applied mathematics or scientific computing, a Master degree in a related field, previous research experience if any, and the English proficiency.

For further information about the specific projects, for general inquiries and for application to any of the positions, please use the address The application material should include a complete CV with the names and contact information of up to three referees, a short statement of purpose (max one page), the academic records (transcripts), and explicit mention of the position or positions the candidate is interested in.

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Mar 2 2012