Position at IFSTTAR Nantes: permanent researcher in geotechnical earthquake engineering

The position is open to holders of a doctorate in civil engineering and more specifically in the thematic of geotechnical earthquake engineering, or he/she should justify an equivalent level especially for foreign applicants. The candidate should have knowledge and strong interest for experimental research, an experience in dynamic physical modelling will be very much appreciated. For complementary purpose with the actual team in Nantes, the candidate must also have good knowledge of numerical modeling in the field of geotechnical engineering and in particular in the modeling of dynamic soil response. More information in the attached document.

The candidate is expected to propose a project for the position in his/her application and for this reason it is strongly recommended to contact:

Luca Lenti, acting director of the laboratory « Earthquake and Vibrations » (SV), e-mail
Sandra Escoffier, researcher, e-mail
Eric Gaume, director of the department « Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Natural Hazards and Hearth science », email

7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials 26th – 28th June 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The University of Strathclyde and the University of Bristol  are organising the 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, to be held in Glasgow on 26th – 28th  June  2019. This is a prestigious conference series started in 1994 organised under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC101 ‘Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials’ of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

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International master courses (M2): Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media and Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering

We are pleased to announce the opening in September 2018 of two new
international master courses (M2) entitled Mechanics and Physics in Porous
Media and Computations in Civil and Coastal Engineering.
Both courses are located in our French Basque Coast Campus in Anglet.

Special scholarships are currently available !

Scholarship procedure, course description and ECTS details are available in the website.

PhD position at the Politecnico di Torino: a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow

A PhD scholarship is available at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, under the guidance of Prof. Marina Pirulli. The project aims at developing a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow through the integration of 2D and 3D numerical approaches. The scholarship has a length of 36 months and prescribes an 18-month mobility period at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More information in the attached document.

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PhD position at the University of Sydney: Dynamic X-ray analysis of fibre reinforced concrete composites: from pouring to ultimate loads

The entire life cycle of a concrete member will be studied using 3D X-ray velocimetry. This project will investigate the influence of mixing and pouring on the load carrying capacity of fibre reinforced concrete composites using state of the art dynamic X-ray analysis to track fibre orientation and distribution within members over time. This information will be used to advance constitutive models of the specimens, and the link between specimen behaviour and member behaviour will be made by upscaling knowledge of the rheological behaviour during pouring.

More information in the website

PhD position Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering

A PhD position is available in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the “Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering”. The area of research is Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of soil behavior during freezing and thawing processes.

Please see the advertisement for further details.

Applications are possible until 21th of March 2018.

Job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics”

The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, announces the job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics” (see attached file).

For the open position, we are looking for candidatures of scientists who have their focus on fundamental research in soil mechanics, on experimental research using the existing extensive laboratory facilities and on topics of environmental research in geotechnics.

International applications of persons who currently do not speak German are very welcome, assuming there is a willingness to learn the language and lecture in German after a period of two years.

Applications are possible until 8th of April 2018.

Géotechnique Letters journal will publish a themed issue

The journal Géotechnique Letters will publish a themed issue on Latest Findings on Micro to Macro Mechanics of Geomaterials (see attached pdf for further information)

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 April 2018
Communication of accepted abstracts: 10 May 2018
Paper submission deadline: 30 October 2018
First reply of the peer review: 20 December 2018