Postdoctoral Research Positions of Geohazards/ Sedimentology/Geomorphology/Geotechnical Engineering¨C 2019 CALL
The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is seeking several full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the research group on landslide hazard assessment as well as paleo-seismic and climatic events reconstruction through lacustrine sediment. The posts are fixed-term for 24 months, with possibility of renewal up to three years and recruitment of permanent research staff, starting as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidates will join an international research group with collaborations with many universities and institutes of UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Japan etc. We are looking for the following research profiles:
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering effective January 2020. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional candidates will be given consideration for the Full Professor rank. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE), or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable but not required. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate and Full Professor levels.
The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is seeking several full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the laboratory research groups on experimental soil mechanics and rock mechanics. The posts are fixed-term for 24 months, with possibility of renewal up to three years, starting as soon as possible thereafter. The interviews of the selected candidate will be held around 1st of March, 2019.
This workshop, organised by the CNRS and University of Montpellier in collaboration with the University of Leeds and INRA-Montpellier, is intended to bring physics and engineering communities together to focus on challenges and new scopes in modelling powders and granular materials and their characterisation. The 2-day workshop programme will be composed of several invited talks as well as contributed talks.
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2019.
In support of the research programme related to the safe disposal of nuclear waste, KU Leuven, SCK•CEN and PSI are looking for a PhD candidate for following topic:
Diffusion of gases in desaturated clay-based materials
The main aim of the PhD is to investigate how desaturation influences the diffusive properties of the samples for gases. This will be accomplished by performing diffusion experiments on different clay-rich materials (e.g. Boom Clay, Opalinus Clay, bentonite, sand-bentonite mixtures, …) at different degrees of saturation (but still highly saturated to avoid a continuous gas pathway), using different gases (He, Ne, CH4, C2H6). Different methods to perform transport experiments under desaturated conditions exist (e.g. osmosis method, saturated salt method …), but none of them has been used to measure diffusivity of dissolved gases. Diffusivity data will be complemented with a full petrophysical characterisation of all samples in order to assess the effect of changing petrophysical properties on diffusivity, and to compare the observations to those of fully saturated samples. The PhD will be executed in the international context of the EC-EURAD project, with close collaboration between SCK-CEN and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, CH) and other partners involved in EURAD.
More information on the topic & how to apply can be found in this link
For further details, please contact Dr. Elke Jacops (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NOTICE OF OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A DOCTORATE, LISBON, PORTUGAL – Public Notice Number BIOSOIL/IST-ID
The Executive Board of the Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID), Lisbon, Portugal, took a decision to open an international selection competition for one doctorate position for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific area (s) of Science and Engineering of Materials, Bioengineering /Biosensors, Physics /Nanotechnology or Civil/Geotechnics/Hydraulics, in the form of an employment contract under an unspecified fixed -term work contract under the “Código do Trabalho” (Labor Code), aiming at work in experimental tests on soil samples (porous media and textured surfaces). Integrated sensors will be used to monitor key parameters related with biocementation mechanisms. Will also contribute to the dissemination of the project. These activities are carried within the project BIOSOIL.
The candidate must have the PhD degree recognised at the end of the recruitment period. The detailed description and rules for application can be found at the attachment
It is a 30 month contract (monthly remuneration of 2128.34 Euros), starting in April 2019. The call ends at 18 March 2019.
The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering with an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Please find the details on this position at this link.
I would like to draw your attention on a geological/geomechanical session in the next Euroclay conference which will take place in Paris from 1st to 5th July 2019 (website).
This session entitled “Geotechnical characterisation of clayey geomaterials from micro to macroscale : the role of microstructure and anisotropy” is organized by Prof. Pierre Delage (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), Dr. Myriam Duc (IFSTTAR), Prof. Christopher Spiers (Utrecht University) and myself. Our main objective is to bring together geotechnical/geomechanical engineers, clay scientists and material scientists working on problems related to the characterisation of clayey geomaterials at different scales with a focus on the following topics: (i) Quantitative characterisation of microstructure: imaging/physico-chemical techniques and statistical approaches to characterize the microstructure and the anisotropy of clayey geomaterials; (ii) Experimental and theoretical methods to interpret geotechnical/geomechanical properties in terms of microstructural parameters.
We would like to encourage you to submit an abstract for our session. Online abstract submission is now open in the link and closes *** 31 January 2019***
Looking forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Paris!
Applications are invited for an open PhD position at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) within the research training group GRK 2462 “Processes in natural and technical Particle-Fluid-Systems” (PintPFS), founded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).
In the framework of the graduate school, Particle-Fluid-Systems are investigated in an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of researchers from the fields of civil engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering and materials research as well as a multitude of experimental and numerical research methods. PhD students are supposed to work on individual but interlinked research topics in an excellent research group accompanied by guest scientists, lectures and workshops as well as hard and soft skill seminars. The PhD project at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering supervised by Prof. Jürgen Grabe is entitled:
Experimental and numerical investigation of PFS under consideration of capillary effects
For further information on the project, please contact Prof. Jürgen Grabe.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Grabe Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management
Harburger Schloßstraße 20 21079 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 42878 3762 E-Mail: grabe[at]tuhh.de
The full job advertisement with information for applicants can be found via the following link
Heriot Watt University is now accepting applications for a PhD opportunity on “The effects of fluid flow on the transport properties of faults in Enhanced Geothermal Systems”. Applications will be accepted until 1 February 2019. More information can be found at the link