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Post-doctoral position on parametric shape optimization in hydraulics, Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory, Universite Paris Est, France
The Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory seeks to fill a 18 month post-doctoral position in the field of parametric shape optimization for hydraulic and environmental problems, with the following main topics:  Robust shape and topology optimization applied to river and/or coastal applications  Identification of optimal zones and/or boundaries to improve the efficiency or to minimize costs while guaranteeing the design constrains of hydraulic structures (e.g. water intakes) subject to different forcing effects The aim of this post-doctoral position is to develop an efficient numerical tool based on TELEMAC system (widely used open-source code www.opentelemac.org) able to deliver optimal shape design for hydraulic engineering applications. The work will be mainly based on the implementation, improvement and development of computational methods capable to solve optimization problems based on derivative-free and gradient algorithms. These algorithms will be first verified and validated on simplified configurations and then applied to selected industrial cases. Successful applicants should, by the start of the appointment, have a Ph.D., or equivalent experience in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or Mechanical/Civil Engineering. Experience of high performance numerical computing and/or programming are highly desirable. The researcher will be employed by Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
 
About Saint-Venant laboratory and the host research team: The Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory is a joint research laboratory between Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), Electricité de France R&D (EDF R&D) and Cerema. This gives it a unique position in the field of applied fluid mechanics, at the interface between academy and industry. The SaintVenant laboratory is actively engaged in fundamental and applied research, and its research activities are organized along three main themes: (i) Waves and marine hazards, (ii) Modeling and simulation of free-surface flows, (iii) Sediment transport and morphodynamics. The laboratory has access to a unique variety of facilities, such as the 8000 m2 of experimental facilities and the development of high-performance CFD models for environmental flows and transport processes, including the opensource Telemac-Mascaret modelling system (http://www.opentelemac.org). The laboratory is located on the EDF Lab site in Chatou (France), about 15 km from Paris downtown. More information about our laboratory can be found at: http://www.saint-venant-lab.fr 
 
How to apply: Applicants should send to Drs. Riadh Ata and Cedric Goeury a CV and a cover letter. All applications completed by May 15th 2017 will receive full consideration, but candidates are urged to submit all required material as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Riadh Ata, EDF R&D and Saint-Venant Laboratory, riadh.ata@edf.fr and Dr. Cedric Goeury, EDF R&D, cedric.goeury@edf.fr. 
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