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Reference : UMR7338-CATLAC-005
Workplace : COMPIEGNE
Date of publication : Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between € 2,675 and € 3,805 gross monthly depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
He/she will have as main mission to contribute to the development and deployment of the experimental platform dedicated to the study ofthe behavior of deformable capsules under flow and to the identification of their mechanical resistance. The capsules will be prepared by inducing interfacial cross-linking on droplets. The goal will be to characterize how the capsule elastic shear and bending properties affect breakup and to determine the mechanisms governing capsule rupture, which has hardly been explored.
- Produce microfluidic systems
- Produce microcapsules
- Tune the different modes of the rheometer to conduct the experiments
- Tune experiments of microcompression
- Conduct experiments on microcapsules in microfluidic channels, the rheometer and microcompressor.
- Co-supervise the work of interns
-- We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic and rigorous candidates, who will be fully involved in the project and eager to integrate the interdisciplinary BFSI research team.
- Technical skills: Strong experience in microfluidic experimentations, strong knowledge in fluid/solid mechanics and, if possible, in bioengineering/biophysics.
- Interest in research topics at the interface between scientific disciplines
- Other skills: Project management, proficiency in French and in English, good writing skills, ability to adapt and anticipate, team spirit
- The recruitment is within the context of the MultiphysMicroCaps ERC Consolidator Grant, that explores the use of deformable liquid-core capsules of micrometric size to efficiently transport active material, with a primary focus on health-related applications. The project is focused on the design of innovative sophisticated numerical models and high-tech experiments, needed to determine the potential of such vectors for the protection of active substances, predict membrane breakup to control the delivery, and optimize their properties for specific industrial and biomedical applications.
- The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Biological Fluid-Structure Interactions (BFSI) research team (about 20 people), located within the Biomechanics & Bioengineering Laboratory. It is specialized in the study of biofluids and hemodynamics, from the microcirculation scale to the one of blood flows in large vessels, focusing on the fluid-structure interactions that occur with capsule/cell membranes, vessel walls or biomedical devices. It has the unique characteristic of combining advanced numerical and experimental approaches, which enables to translate theoretical results into practical applications, such as the mechanical characterization of microcapsules.
- The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Anne-Virginie Salsac, Directeur de Recherches CNRS (UTC) - web site: http://www.utc.fr/~salsacan/
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