Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Isogeometric analysis for complex shapes

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Yes

Level of qualifications required : PhD or equivalent

Fonction : Post-Doctoral Research Visit

Level of experience : Up to 3 years

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria centre at Université Côte d'Azur includes 37 research teams and 8 support services. The centre's staff (about 500 people) is made up of scientists of different nationalities, engineers, technicians and administrative staff. The teams are mainly located on the university campuses of Sophia Antipolis and Nice as well as Montpellier, in close collaboration with research and higher education laboratories and establishments (Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, INRAE, INSERM ...), but also with the regiona economic players.

With a presence in the fields of computational neuroscience and biology, data science and modeling, software engineering and certification, as well as collaborative robotics, the Inria Centre at Université Côte d'Azur  is a major player in terms of scientific excellence through its results and collaborations at both European and international levels.


IsoGeometric Analysis (IGA) offers a powerful framework for the numerical analysis of complex geometric structures, but it comes with significant challenges, particularly in the development of analysis-suitable shape representations. This position aims at the development of novel spline constructions for isogeometric analysis in two and three dimensions. The candidate will work on the definition and implementation of geometrically continuous splines over unstructured meshes. The goal is to obtain accurate description of complex shapes and smooth representations that are suitable for both modeling and analysis.
The universal models shall be applied to modeling and model reconstruction as well as in the numerical resolution of partial differential equations.


This research position aims to develop robust and computationally efficient spline representation and domain parameterization techniques to address the need for analysis-suitable shape descriptions in the context of isogeometric analysis.

Main activities

Develop and implement geometrically continuous spline techniques in two and three dimensions and use them for the description of shapes with general topology.

Explore and develop approaches with computational efficiency as a priority, making them highly applicable in real-world scenarios.

Explore isogeometric methods on the new constructions, assess the smoothness form the geometric sude and numerical accuracy from the analysis side.

The findings and methods developed will be integrated into the software library Geometry + Simulation Modules.

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Contribution to mutual insurance (subject to conditions)


Gross Salary: 2788 € per month