Expressions of interest are invited for a postdoctoral research position in computational soft matter and multiphase flow in the Division of Engineering Science, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London.

The researcher will develop a high-resolution computational model of ultra-flexible nanomaterials in liquid dispersions, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics. The researcher will join a vibrant research team investigating the fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials, and benefit from the research and training activities in fluid mechanics of QMUL’s fluid group:

The position is funded within a 5 year European Research Council (ERC) project. The ERC is the leading European funding body for blue-sky frontier research.

The candidate will hold a PhD in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or related subjects. The candidate will have excellent code writing ability and a strong background in continuum mechanics. A solid knowledge of fluid mechanics is essential. Prior experience and contributions in computational fluid dynamics, fully-resolved simulations of particle-laden flows, or direct numerical simulations of multiphase systems (by e.g. front-tracking or immersed boundary methods) is desirable.

For this expression of interest, candidates should send a detailed CV and a copy of one publication that is deemed representative of the their creativity and technical quality to Dr. Lorenzo Botto at

The project will  start in early summer 2017. The initial duration of the position is 1 year, with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance. The official advert of the position will be out soon.