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Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology – Optimisation of offshore monopile installation

Applications are welcome for a 21-month postdoc position to investigate the optimisation of the monopiles installation process and to study the dynamic behaviour of soil during pile installation using the physical modelling facilities at TU Delft. The work will include design and implementation of advanced instrumentation for physical modelling studies. Test planning and data interpretation will be carried out in close collaboration with industry experts in the framework of BLUE piling project. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and dynamic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with offshore wind geotechnics is also appreciated (but not mandatory).

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link: https://www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft/vacatures/details/?nPostingId=598&nPostingTargetId=632&id=QEZFK026203F3VBQBLO6G68W9&LG=UK&mask=external

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl.

The closing date for the applications is August 9th, 2020.

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology – Numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction

Applications are welcome for a 2.5-years postdoc position on the numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction in offshore wind turbines at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). The research work will include development, set-up and calibration of 3D FE monopile models, in combination with advanced constitutive modelling of cyclic sand behaviour. Design of the numerical simulation programme, and validation of obtained results, will be carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists and industry experts. The new knowledge gained from combined physical and numerical modelling will be oriented towards the formulation and implementation of a new engineering p-y model for the analysis of large-diameter monopiles in sand under cyclic loading.

Full description of the position and instructions for applicants can be found using the following link:
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/290879/post-doctoral-researcher-in-numerical-modelling-of-cyclic-soil-monopile-interaction/

For more information please contact Dr. Federico Pisanò: F.Pisano@tudelft.nl, or Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl .

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2020. Preferred starting date is November 1st, 2020.

Postdoc position at Institute of Radiation protection and nuclear safety (Fontenay Aux Roses, France)

Applications are welcomed for a 18 months postdoc position in IRSN (Institute of Radiation protection and nuclear safety, Fontenay Aux Roses – France + several stays in Barcelona – Spain) to investigate gas migration in natural and swelling clays. Further information on this position can be found in the attached document.

The work proposed in this post-doctoral fellowship is divided into two parts and consists mainly in working on the characterization of the microstructure of clay materials and their relationship to gas migration. The first part is on the impact of gas migration of the HM behavior of bentonite pellet-powder mixtures. The second part proposed concerns the image analysis tools of microtomography  to improve the segmentation of low contrast grey level areas and the morphological descriptors construction to be able to generate equivalent synthetic structures.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Experimental Soil Mechanics (tenure track) at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Experimental Soil Mechanics at Delft University of Technology (Holland). The position is proposed to improve their understanding of the fundamental mechanical behaviour of soils undergoing ageing and cyclic environmental loads, and to provide new solutions to the present and future challenges of the built environment. The focus is on developing new experimental techniques and strategies to better understand and tune the response of soils to increasingly high (time-dependent and dynamic) loadings. Emerging sensor and imaging technologies offer the opportunity to develop a new generation of experimental techniques for soil testing in the laboratory and in the field.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020.

More information in the attachment:
Advert_for_Assistant_Associate_Professor_of_Experimental_Soil _Mechanics

Postdoc position in geomechanics at ENTPE-LTDS (Lyon, France)

Multi-scale behaviour and damage of heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations.

The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rock, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Applications are welcome from PhDs graduated in the areas of civil, mechanical, and materials engineering, or geosciences. PhDs in geomechanics / geotechnics are mostly welcome.

Applications should be submitted before the end of April 2020. Contact: Benoît Pardoen (benoit.pardoen@entpe.fr). —>  Link to description

Post-doc position at the Mechanics and Energy Laboratory of Northwestern University

The Mechanics and Energy Laboratory (MEL) of Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) is welcoming applications for a post-doctoral research position.

The MEL develops research activities addressing fundamental and applied problems centered on the mechanics of geomaterials and structural systems. The ultimate goal of these activities is to develop competence serving the achievement of efficient energy harvesting and storage applications, the development of resilient structures and infrastructures, the prevention or mitigation of natural hazards, and the establishment of built environments that can adapt their features to meet human activity needs.

The selected post-doctoral researcher will push the current knowledge boundaries about the multiphysical properties and behavior of geomaterials subjected to electrical current flows, by means of experimental laboratory investigations and coupled theoretical analyses, from the microscopic to the macroscopic scales.

Please contact Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria (af-rottaloria@northwestern.edu) for more information about this position and the MEL. This call closes on February 25th, 2020.

Further information on this position can be found in the attached document.

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology-Centrifuge modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction

Applications are welcome for a 2-year postdoc position to investigate the cyclic soil-monopile interaction using geotechnical centrifuge. The successful candidate will investigate the cyclic behaviour of small-scale monopile models in sandy soil, both dry and saturated, using two geotechnical centrifuge facilities at TU Delft and Deltares. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and cyclic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link:
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/288650/post-doctoral-researcher-in-physical-modelling-of-cyclic-soil-monopile-interaction/apply/#apply

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad: A.Askarinejad@tudelft.nl, or Dr. Federico Pisanò: F.Pisano@tudelft.nl.

The closing date for the applications is February 1st, 2020.

Special session on ‘Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering’ at IPW2020, Guimarães (Portugal)

Participants are welcome to submit abstracts for a special session during the 18th International Probabilistic Workshop, to be held at University of Minho in Guimarães (Portugal) on September 23-25, 2020.  This special session strives to highlight recent advances in geotechnical reliability and thereby to further advance the uptake of reliability methods in practical applications.

More information can be found in the attached pdf (link). Please visit the workshop website for the latest updates on submission deadlines (https://ipw2020.com).

Two Post-doctoral researcher opportunities at the University of Nottingham (UK)

The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) is currently undertaking two large multi-disciplinary projects related to investigating the behaviour of made-ground consisting of coal-mining spoil. NCG brings together expertise from the worlds of civil, geotechnical, and mining engineering as well as mathematics and material sciences to solve all forms of soil and rock-related design and construction problems. The projects are funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and include project partners from across Europe.

The NCG is looking to recruit two post-doctoral researchers who will support the work of these RFCS projects as well as support the wider work of the research group. Although the NCG will consider any candidate with a strong fundamental geotechnical background, they are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with element testing, numerical modelling (FEA/FDM) or centrifuge modelling.

Candidates will have a first degree in Civil Engineering or cognate subject and will have been awarded a PhD (or have submitted their thesis for examination), ideally in an area of Geotechnical Engineering. The successful candidate will have good presentation and report writing skills. A good publication record will be an advantage but its absence should not hinder applications from those who have recently submitted their theses.

For application details see:
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG439119

 

Postdoctoral Position in Rock Mechanics at University of Lorraine (France)

Applications are welcomed for a Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, University of Lorraine (France). He/she will notably collaborate to the CIGEO research project of Andra and should design and supervise experimental tests for characterizing thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behavior of argillaceous rocks.

Duration: 1 year (renewable).

More information in the attachment (download).

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Il GNIG (Gruppo Nazionale di Ingegneria Geotecnica) si propone di promuovere il coordinamento delle attività di ricerca e di formazione nel Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ICAR07 – 08/B1 ‘Geotecnica’, di curare le relazioni con gli altri Settori Scientifico Disciplinari, con gli Organi di Governo dell’Università e con le Associazioni Scientifiche e Culturali del Settore.

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