PhD Position F/M [ALRC 2023] Mathematical and numerical analysis of dissipative problems with free boundaries

April 18, 2023
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2023-05752 - PhD Position F/M ALRC 2023 Mathematical and numerical analysis of dissipative problems with free boundaries

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : PhD Position

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria University of Lille centre, created in 2008, employs 360 people including 305 scientists in 15 research teams. Recognised for its strong involvement in the socio-economic development of the Hauts-De-France region, the Inria University of Lille centre pursues a close relationship with large companies and SMEs. By promoting synergies between researchers and industrialists, Inria participates in the transfer of skills and expertise in digital technologies and provides access to the best European and international research for the benefit of innovation and companies, particularly in the region.

For more than 10 years, the Inria University of Lille centre has been located at the heart of Lille's university and scientific ecosystem, as well as at the heart of Frenchtech, with a technology showroom based on Avenue de Bretagne in Lille, on the EuraTechnologies site of economic excellence dedicated to information and communication technologies (ICT).


The PhD thesis enters the framework of a longstanding collaboration of the RAPSODI project team with colleague of the CEA and ANDRA on the mathematical and numerical modeling of iron corrosion.

The goal of this thesis is the mathematical study (well-posedness, asymptotic behavior) of a simplified model in order to build a better understanding of a more complex model recently developed by our team. Numerical simulations of the simplified model are also expected. The mid-term goal is to transpose the obtained results to the full model.


Assignments : With the help of Clément Cancès and Claire Chainais-Hillairet, the recruited person will be taken to study mathematically a model with moving interfaces inspired from a more complex model for iron corrosion. The work essentially consists in mathematical contributions (with a numerical part) at the interface between mathematics, electrochemistry and material sciences.

For a better knowledge of the proposed research subject : A detailed description with bibliography of the PhD topic is available at : https: // chainaisen.pdf.

Collaboration : The recruited person will be in connection with mathematician colleagues from the Inria project team RAPSODI, and more generally with member of the ANEDP research team of the Paul Painlevé Laboratory (University of Lille and CNRS).

Main activities

Main activities :

  • Research in applied mathematics
  • Redaction of scientific articles
  • Participation to seminars and conferences
  • Additional activities :

  • Participation to the social and administrative life of the University of Lille and of Inria
  • Participation to the courses of the graduate school MADIS
  • Skills

    Technical skills and level required : Master degree in mathematics or applied mathematics

    Languages : English and/or French

    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
  • Social security coverage
  • Remuneration

    1st and 2nd year: 2 051€ gross per month

    3rd year: 2 158€ gross per month

    General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Numerical schemes and simulations Biologie et santé, Sciences de la vie et de la terre (BAP A)

  • Town/city : Villeneuve d'Ascq

  • Inria Center : Centre Inria de l'Université de Lille
  • Starting date : 2023-10-01
  • Duration of contract : 3 years
  • Deadline to apply : 2023-04-18
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : RAPSODI
  • PhD Supervisor : Cances Clément / [email protected]
  • The keys to success
  • appentence for science in general, and mathematics in particular
  • expertise in applied mathematics, in particular on partial differential equations,
  • skills in numerical analysis
  • About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    CV + Cover Letter

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