Position of "Chargé de recherche" (M/F) in Computational Physics for industrial multiphase flows available at CEMEF


In the frame of the development of research and teaching activities in the area of material forming, MINES ParisTech, member of PSL Research University, is opening a permanent position “chargé de recherche” in digital solidification.


In MINES ParisTech, a “chargé de recherche” is a junior staff member with a permanent position having research as main duty, with some teaching. Equivalent positions outside France would be lecturer or assistant professor. This position is targeted to a young (approximately 3 – 10 years after PhD) researcher (M/F) willing to develop multidisciplinary research combining fundamental and applied sciences in the area of materials science and engineering.

>> Application file must be sent before May 15th, 2018.


Position description:

The candidate is expected to be able to perform fundamental and applied research in the area of phase transformations. He/she should be autonomous and develop and build research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.


The successful candidate is expected to develop his/her own research direction in the area of digital solidification and participate to the supervision of PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and trainees. He/she will be expected:
  • To propose new topics and perform research with a high scientific visibility being also attractive for industrial applications;
  • Publish in the best scientific journals;
  • Apply for projects on the national and international level and build projects in collaboration with industry keeping, at the same time, high scientific standards.


The candidate will be encouraged to set up or resume small classes or courses that are part of the educational offer of MINES ParisTech. The teacher may also be involved in the Common Core Teachings of his Department in the cycle "Civil Engineer" and the cycle "Engineer Isupfere". He will also be able to intervene in the modules of Generalist Engineer making use of the resources of the Centers of the School. He will finally be able to tutor Acts of Undertaking.
He will participate in the selection and graduation of students in the cycles that will appeal to him. He will supervise PhD students, students with Bac +5 or Bac + 6 and engineering students. If necessary, it will contribute to the institution's e-learning offer or to international replications of the School's courses at its international partners, in both french and english. He will have to prove an educational experience in the field of the job. He will assume his share of the administrative work of organization of the lessons and the industrial visits.

The ability to deliver English lessons or MOOCs is required. An experience of digital education is a plus.


Candidate qualifications:

  • PhD in the fields affiliated to computational mechanics and physics.
  • Background in multiphase flows and applications to industrial problems.
  • Demonstrated experience in students’ supervision.
  • Interest to develop at CEMEF high-level research attracting international recognition, in collaboration with CEMEF researchers.
  • Capacity to generate a strong activity in publishing and in research visibility.
  • Potential in building research projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in the international context.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate in English.
  • Will to learn French for foreign candidates.

Application file:

The application should consist of the following documents:

  • a cover letter ,
  • a detailed CV,
  • copies of official transcripts for all degrees at all institutions attended,
  • list of publications and of oral communications at scientific conferences,
  • three recommendation letters to be sent by the reference person directly to Elisabeth Massoni and Elie Hachem. Optionally, you could provide contact details of three researches to be contacted for recommendation.
  • Research project in computational mechanics for industrial multiphase flows (5 pages limit).

Please send the documents, before 15 may, 2018, to the following address:

Prof. Elie Hachem
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

or by email to
B.P. 207 - 06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
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