PostDoc Position,

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Prof. George Petekidis
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project ‘Relating the Microscopic structure and dynamics to the macroscopic flow in colloidal Soft matter – MicroSoft’, which is an “ARISTEIA II Action”, is seeking for two (2) Post-doctoral Researchers 



The aim of the project is to understand the flow of highly concentrated colloidal suspensions, glasses and gels under external shear. Emphasis will be given in the elucidation of the relation of microscopic structure, dynamics and interparticle interactions with rheological properties. A synergy of state of the art experimental techniques including macro- and micro-rheology, light scattering, confocal microscopy as well as computer simulations will be used. A key goal is to build new experimental tools such as a versatile optical tweezers set-up combined with a shear-cell for microscopic force measurements under shear and an EWDLS set-up adapted on a rheometer for the detection of wall slip.

·         PhD in a relevant field (Physics/Materials Science/ Chemistry/Chemical Engineering)
·         Experience in experimental or/and theoretical soft matter science, with emphasis in colloidal systems
·         Experience in one or more of the following experimental techniques: Rheology, light scattering, confocal microscopy and optical tweezers
·         Analytical skills and experience in computer simulations applied to soft matter systems
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
·         Scientific Publications and presentations in conferences
Location: Vasilika Vouton – Heraklion Crete GREECE
Start Date: 01/10/2014
Project Duration: 12 Months
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 18/08/2014 by email to (, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. George Petekidis (

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file at the end of the webpage)
·         Brief  CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
·         Any other documents that prove the candidate’s professional experience and will support the candidacy
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the recruiting coordinator (, tel. +30 2810-391353 and +30 2810-391301
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. George Petekidis (, and tel. 30 2810-391490
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacies that best match the position and project requirements, based on the score that they will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidates will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within seven (7) working days after the results announcement on the web and the time period for appeals. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure.



Project Members
Prof. George Petekidis

Download the Application form (English | Greek)

Publication Date:  31/7/2014