In the context of the EU H2020 project E-CAM we are seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral researcher for an exciting collaborative project on the fundamental challenges of driven transport in complex media.
Increasingly, modern technology is addressing problems where fluid transport takes place in submicron sized channels, or in pores. The physical laws of transport in such channels are qualitatively different from those that determine bulk flow; they are poorly understood and, importantly, barely exploited.
The postdoctoral position will address complementary aspects related to the fundamental challenges of thermodynamic driving on systems of potential industrial interest. In this respect, the project will be developed in close contact with an industrial partner.
The project will involve both algorithmic and scientific developments. The candidate will benefit from existing in-house expertise in lattice Boltzmann methods for non-equilibrium soft materials and will contribute to its extension and use on complex materials out of equilibrium. The project will go beyond the state-of-the-art macroscopic descriptions of phoresis to capture the effects of solute and surface specificity, solute flexibility, surface wettability and heterogeneity, fluctuations and correlations.
We seek motivated researchers, with theoretical and computational expertise. Candidates should have a background in computer simulation, statistical mechanics, biophysics and/or soft condensed matter.
The project will be carried out at the University of Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, for an initial period of 20 months. Candidates with an appropriate background, who are interested in a cutting-edge research at the interface between physics and the biological sciences, are invited to apply.
We look forward to receiving a CV and 1 referee letter. You can address these documents, or any additional information you require, to Prof. I. Pagonabarraga by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.