Postdoctoral Research Position in Geomechanics at the EPFL, Lausanne

The Laboratory for Soil Mechanics (LMS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is looking for a Postdoctoral research fellow working on design and predictive modeling of real scale experiments for nuclear waste disposal. The foreseen activities include the implementation of advanced constitutive models developed at the LMS in a FE code and the implementation of 3D FE computations to simulate the repository behaviour.

A recent PhD in soil mechanics or a related field is required, along with a strong background in civil engineering, continuum mechanics and computational geomechanics. Suitable candidates have scientific research skill, outstanding communication skills and a teamwork attitude. First candidate selection will be performed on the basis of the excellence of the CV. Selected candidates will be then invited for an interview at the EPFL.

We are offering excellent facilities and competitive salary commeasured with candidate’s records and experience. The position has an initial 6-month duration which is renewable depending on performance. It is available from March 2013 or upon agreement. The EPFL offers an outstanding international working environment along with training and development opportunities. Personal initiative and independent research tasks related with the candidate’s interests will be encouraged. Other activities will include interaction with students and participation in teaching.

Suitable, highly-motivated candidates should send electronic applications (as a single PDF) to with copy to The application file will include a cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position, a complete curriculum vitae, and names and (e-mail) addresses of two referees. More information on the LMS is available at

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