Recruitment of a charge de recherche in computational physics for industrial multiphase flows

MINES ParisTech is hiring a charge de recherche in computational physics for industrial multiphase flows

In the frame of the development of research and teaching activities in the area of fluid mechanics and dynamics, MINES ParisTech, member of PSL Research University, is opening a permanent position “chargé de recherché” in Computational Physics for industrial multiphase flows. In MINES ParisTech, a “chargé de recherché” is a junior member of staff 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 (f/m) willing to develop multidisciplinary research combining fundamental and applied sciences in the area of computational fluid dynamics for material forming.



In line with its training activity, MINES ParisTech develops a research activity that covers a wide range of scientific disciplines. The eighteen research centers are organized in five departments: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy and Processes, Mechanics and Materials, Mathematics and Systems, and finally, Economics, Management and Society.

MINES ParisTech research aims at both academic excellence and socio-economic impact. This research model is developed in close interaction with the socio-economic world: private or public sector companies, and also institutions and public administrations. MINES ParisTech is the first school in France by its volume of research on contracts, carried by Armines, the Mines ParisTech Foundation or MINES ParisTech. This special positioning allows the School expanding its staff and maintains unique experimental and digital platforms highly appreciated by its partners.

This ability of MINES ParisTech and companies to work together on ambitious scientific and industrial issues is recognized nationally and internationally. For example, the CNRS silver medal awarded to Madeleine Akrich, two French Research Agency industrial chairs and the renewal of the Carnot label in 2016. MINES ParisTech is positioned at the 23rd place in the QS World University Rankings by subject and in the top 100, 150 and 300 of the Shanghai engineering thematic rankings.



CEMEF ( is one of the main research centres of MINES ParisTech, located in Sophia Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes region), France. CEMEF is associated with CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) since 1979, as the joint research unit MINES ParisTech-CNRS, UMR 7635. About 160 persons are working in CEMEF on different types of materials such as synthetic and biobased polymers, metals and composites, investigate their properties and develop software to model materials’ processing. Most of the studies are performed in close collaboration with industry.

The Computing and Fluids (CFL) Research group proposes an advanced research on three well identified themes: Applied Mathematics, High Performance Computing and Fluid Mechanics. Indeed, mastering the numerical methods associated with these themes is a major and strategic issue at national and European level in many academic and industrial fields. Particularly, it involves the mechanical modeling and simulation combined with mesh adaptation in parallel, stabilized finite element methods and multiphase flows with dynamic implicit interfaces.

Today an important number of industrial applications fall within this theme in general and in the field of material forming more specifically: multi-domain computations, fluid-fluid and fluid-structure interactions, liquid-vapor phase changes, contact angle and wetting, all in close relation with material forming (thermal control system, continuous casting, polymer filling, complex fluid and granular medium, coupled aerothermal, and some advanced processes such as quenching).

In order to expand the Computing and Fluids (CFL) research group, MINES ParisTech opens a research position Computational Physics for industrial multiphase flows.



The candidate is expected to be able to perform fundamental and applied research in the area of computational mechanics and physics. 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 fluid mechanics for multiphase flows 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.



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, to 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 - MINES ParisTech - CEMEF - CS 10207 - 06904 Sophia Antipolis, France