The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) will be undertaking a large multi-disciplinary project related to the investigation of the future use of made-ground consisting of coal-mining spoil with a focus on the geotechnical, sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and long-term management challenges. The project, named Sustainable Use of Mining Waste Dumps (SUMAD), is funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and includes project partners from across Europe. The project will run until the end of June 2022. Note that this is a separate position from the recently advertised job at the NCG for the RAFF research project.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in physical modelling and element scale testing to join our group. The main role of this appointee will involve performing small-scale physical modelling under increased gravity conditions (N-g) using the Nottingham geotechnical centrifuge. As such, the successful candidate should have a background in designing and conducting laboratory based experimental programmes. The research will also include involvement and input into the development of numerical models (performed by a separate researcher), therefore some background in the use of numerical modelling codes for geotechnical analysis would be beneficial.
Further details can be found at the link below.