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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Foundation Systems at Durham University (UK)

The Department of Engineering at Durham University (UK) is advertising a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Foundation Systems position. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a British Council funded project entitled “Floating hybrid renewable energy systems in Turkey”. This project aims to develop a design for hybrid floating wind turbine solar energy foundation systems. The project involves collaboration with the Middle East Technical University and industry partners in Turkey. The postdoctoral researcher will carry out advanced numerical simulations to predict the response of the foundations and the anchorage systems.

The employment contract will be up to 16/02/2023 (about 23 months). The deadline for the application is 22 April 2021. More details can be found at:

PostDoctoral position in multiphase flow and hydrodynamic transport in permeable media: experiments, data analysis, and simulations – Barcelona (Spain)

The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona) invite applications for a postdoctoral position to study multiphase flow and hydrodynamic transport in permeable media. The position is part of the HydroPore project, a joint project between the IDAEA-CSIC, the UB and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM).

Application deadline: February 14, 2021.

More information in the attached file: PostDoc2020_HydroPore_JobOffer_UB_IDAEA

Post-doc DEM modelling (INRAE, Aix-Marseille Univ, RECOVER, France)

A 18 months post-doc position opens for 2021-2022 at the RECOVER research unit (INRAE, Aix-Marseille Univ, Aix-en-Provence, France).

The project will focus on particle’s shape mechanical influence in granular materials, through discrete modelling with realistic shape descriptors.

Application has to be done at the earliest convenience and by email.

Please find all details at https://stratus.irstea.fr/f/5ef9fde069f24c35ba66/?dl=1

Post-doc position at the University of Warwick (UK)

Applications are invited for a full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher position in the area of applied geomechanics at the University of Warwick (UK). The successful applicant will join the Ground Engineering Research Group as a member of research staff and will conduct research on a large multi-disciplinary research project entitled “From Mining Waste to Valuable Resource: New Concepts for a Circular Economy” (MINRESCUE). The work will be conducted under the supervision of the project coordinator Dr Mohammad Rezania.

More details in the attached file: PostdocPosition-MINRESCUE

Postdoctoral position at GeoRessources laboratory, Nancy, France

The Multiscale-Hydro-Geomechanics group of the GeoRessources laborarory, Nancy, France, welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Position for 12 months.

The research involves the study and modeling of hydromechanical couplings during gas migration in saturated clayey rocks at mesoscopic scales. The position is funded by a CNRS post-doctoral contract and is part of a larger EU project (EURAD) that aims to mobilize academic research on major nuclear-related issues.

Please find further details in the attached file:

Postdoctoral position at Heriot-Watt University (UK)

The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project, funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), with a focus on pore-scale numerical modelling of gas transport mechanisms. Details about the position can be found at the following addresses:

Post-doc position in energy geotechnics at Aarhus University (Denmark)

Applications are welcome for a 1.5-year post-doc position (with extension opportunities) to investigate the cyclic behaviour of a geomembrane energy storage system. The successful candidate will investigate the cyclic behaviour of energy storage technology recently developed in Denmark.

Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in numerical modelling, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and cyclic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with the finite element software ABAQUS® is appreciated (but not mandatory).

A more detailed description of the project can be found in the attached pdf.

The project will be conducted in a team with Professor Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Professor (Docent) Kenny Kataoka Sørensen and Assistant Professor Hans Henning Stutz. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Hans Henning Stutz (Main supervisor) hhs@eng.au.dk

The position will be available until it is filled.

Post-Doc opportunity in the CIMNE-UPC Geomechanics group

Applications are invited for a Severo Ochoa PostDoc Researcher Position at the CIMNE-UPC Geomechanics group in Barcelona (Spain). It is an opportunity to join an active research group working in advanced coupled numerical analysis. The appointment is intended to run for three years. The deadline for applications is June 14th. More details are provided in the attached file: VAC-2020-26

Postdoc position at Navier Laboratory (France)

Applications are welcomed for a postdoc position in Navier Laboratory (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Université Gustave Eiffel, CNRS – France) on the mitigation of crystalline swelling in clays by cationic exchange. This postdoc is part of the ALLUVIUM project (I-site FUTURE) and an on-going experimental campaign using XRD identified a shortlist of promising cationic compounds. In this postdoc, we propose to complement these experiments with molecular simulations to investigate in detail the effects of cationic exchange at the nano-scale.

The position can start anytime but not later than fall 2020.

More details in the attached document: Postdoc_ALLUVIUM_NavierLaboratory

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:



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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