RESEARCH ENGINEER - European projects !

RESEARCH ENGINEER - European projects !

Job Description

Our partner is a research center specializing in providing numerical simulation methods and tools to companies involved in technology innovation, aiming to design more competitive products.

To support the expanding research activities in damage & fracture mechanics, we are currently looking for a research engineer (M/F).


  • Numerical tools and methodologies for advanced simulation of damage and fracture mechanics, in particular robust 3D crack propagation simulations, are being developed at the research center for different purposes: crack path prediction to avoid critical areas, crack growth rate to get information on lifetime, localization of potential crack initiation, study of damage evolution, influence of upstream manufacturing process (AM, welding) on fatigue life.
  • Fracture mechanics simulations are based on XFEM numerical method to compute Stress Intensity Factors (LEFM) or J-Integral (EPFM). Metallic components are the mainly studied materials, but application to concrete, composite and additive manufactured parts are becoming more and more important.
  • The successful candidate will strengthen the lifetime prediction activities at the research center in the context of collaborative research projects and industrial contracts at both Regional, National and European levels. Leveraging external and in-house numerical codes as well as large-scale HPC resources, he/she will develop methodologies involving advanced numerical tools to simulate damage and cracks evolution for aeronautical, nuclear and/or railways applications.
  • He/she will interact with numerical experts at the research center to improve in-house simulation tools and with application specialists to deliver solutions of industrial relevance.
  • He/she is also expected to contribute to the growth of research and service activities by setting up new collaborative research projects and industrial contracts.

Skills & Knowledge

Required qualifications:

  • Hold a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Have a solid background in:
  • Computational mechanics, in particular Damage and Fracture mechanics.
  • Fatigue of materials (metals, composites, concrete), including multi-scale approaches.
  • Numerical methods (FEM; X-FEM), mesh regularization methods for damage mechanics.
  • Demonstrate substantial experience (either academic or industrial) with:
  • Different pre- and post-processing tools for structural mechanics.
  • Large-scale simulations in an HPC context.
  • Scripting and programming (Python, Linux shell...).
  • Have excellent analytical skills and a solution-oriented thinking capacity.
  • Be fluent in English with effective communication skills (both written and spoken).
  • Be a team player yet have a proactive and autonomous attitude.

Additional qualifications

  • Numerical simulations to set-up an experimental campaign.
  • Experience in the development of numerical methods for computational mechanics:
  • (eXtended) Finite Element Method.
  • C++ programming language.
  • Fluency in French.

Our offer

We offer a position in growing and leading technological sectors, a direct relationship with the business actors and technical experts, a competitive salary package and a stimulating and dynamic work environment.

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