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Herakleion, Crete, Greece
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Position Description

Master student

Investigation of rheological behavior in relation with the micro-structure and dynamics in colloidal glasses and gels. The experimental techniques of choice include rheology, optical microscopy and light scattering.


PhD student

Rheology of Colloidal systems with emphasis on out-of-equilibrium states such as glasses and gels. Investigation of rheological behavior and the underlying structural changes and dynamics in colloidal glasses and gels. A combination of experimental techniques involving linear and nonlinear rheology, optical microscopy and light scattering will be complemented with computer simulations. Phenomena such as the interplay of thermodynamic phases and out-of-equilibrium states and the effects external fields have on the above will be studied. Model systems of varying particle shape and interactions will be explored in parallel with simplified industrial formulations for specific applications. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary field in a challenging multinational environment and will have the opportunity to collaborate with world leading labs in Europe and the US.

Required Qualifications

Master student

  • Degree in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related field  
  • Experimental experience in soft matter and related techniques 
  • Background knowledge in Soft Matter Science 
  • Good knowledge of English

PhD student

  • Degree in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related field 
  • Master’s degree (MsC) in related field 
  • Experimental experience in rheology, optical microscopy or light scattering 
  • Knowledge of Soft Matter Physics 
  • Good knowledge of English 
  • Experience in computer simulations and data analysis 

Desirable Qualifications

Experience in programming and data analysis

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications to the address (, with cc to Prof. G. Petekidis (

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application Form  (please download file from the link to the left)
  • Brief CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles
  • Certificate for enrolment in a master’s or PhD program

Appointment Duration

11 months