Opening position for a Researcher: Numerical modelling in geotechnics

Job description: The successful candidate will develop research in numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction under complex loadings including dynamics. Fundamental and numerical studies will be developed in relation with experimental studies performed in Laboratoire Navier and by outside partners. In addition to the development of classical techniques for numerical modelling of materials and structures (FEM, BEM, FFT, …), the valorization of big data gathered from the monitoring of geotechnical structures will be a priority area of research. This includes the development of new tools based on artificial intelligence systems for modelling and design in geotechnics.

These research activities will make use of advanced numerical methods and will be oriented towards applications to underground structures, foundation engineering, resilience of geotechnical structures, effect of multiphysics couplings on the behavior of geomaterials (partial saturation, thermal effects, …).

The selected researcher will show a strong commitment in developing industrial partnerships and in setting up European and national research projects. He will also participate to consultant and expert activities in geotechnics.

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