Doctoral student position in soil mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

The Division of Soil and Rock Mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) has vacant doctoral student position. The doctoral student will carry out research in soil mechanics, soil dynamics and geophysics to develop a new method for geotechnical field investigations. Note that this position targets the intermediate two-year Licentiate degree, but that the university will aim to secure the remaining funding to possibly let the candidate to continue to a PhD degree. More information is available on the KTH website: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:260329/where:4/

PhD Position in Subsurface Characterization

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for developing characterization methodologies based on the coupled response of the subsurface to fluid injection/extraction in subsurface energy applications. The position is related to the ERC-StG project GEoREST (predictinG EaRthquakES induced by fluid injecTion), funded by the European Research Council (ERC, https://erc.europa.eu/). The candidate will perform her/his research at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in a collaborative and enthusiastic environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for highly motivated, perseverant and creative individuals with strong analytical and problem solving skills willing to leave their footprint on science. Candidates should hold a MSc in Engineering or Physics and have good knowledge on geomechanics and/or geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. Experience in numerical modeling and programming will be appreciated. Additionally, we will value scientific publications in international journals and participations in conferences. The candidate will be integrated into an international team, so good communication skills and team working capabilities are required. Excellent level of English, both written and oral, is a requirement.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested, please send an application, including CV and a cover letter describing interests and qualifications related to the position and contact details of two reference people, to Victor Vilarrasa, erc.georest@gmail.com, before 31st of May, 2019. Selection will be performed on the basis of the excellence of the CV and motivation.


PhD Position in Process Understanding of Induced Seismicity

Fed up with polluted skies? Looking forward to sunny days? Come to Barcelona to enjoy the Mediterranean climate while contributing with your research to address one of the major challenges of the XXI century: achieving zero emissions to see the blue sky again.

We offer a 3-year PhD position for investigating the mechanisms that induce post-injection seismicity as a result of fluid injection/extraction related to subsurface energy applications. The position is related to the ERC-StG project GEoREST (predictinG EaRthquakES induced by fluid injecTion), funded by the European Research Council (ERC, https://erc.europa.eu/). The candidate will perform her/his research at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in a collaborative and enthusiastic environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for highly motivated, perseverant and creative individuals with strong analytical and problem solving skills willing to leave their footprint on science. Candidates should hold a MSc in Engineering or Physics and have good knowledge on geomechanics and/or geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. Experience in numerical modeling and programming will be appreciated. Additionally, we will value scientific publications in international journals and participations in conferences. The candidate will be integrated into an international team, so good communication skills and team working capabilities are required. Excellent level of English, both written and oral, is a requirement.

APPLICATIONS If you are interested, please send an application, including CV and a cover letter describing interests and qualifications related to the position and contact details of two reference people, to Victor Vilarrasa, erc.georest@gmail.com, before 31st of May, 2019. Selection will be performed on the basis of the excellence of the CV and motivation.

PhD position: Effect of Microstructural factors on deformation and fluid transport in partially saturated low permeability materials

Location: Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), University of Rome TorVergata (Italy).

The thesis deals with the investigation of the mecanisms of fluid percolation and strain localization through the diffuse interface between high and low permeability geomaterials, as in the above case which mentioned the interface between an acquifer reservoir rock and a sealing tight caprock, see figure. More information in the attachment:


Two PhD and one post-doc position at the Laboratory for Soil Mechanics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL

The call is open till June 30th 2019 and candidates are urged to apply as early as they can. Please contact recruitment.lms@epfl.ch for applications. Suitable candidates should send an e-mail including a cover letter describing interests and qualifications and a CV, as a single PDF. More information in the attachment:

Two PhD opening positions in the Geomechanics and Porous Media research group, University Pau & Pays Adour, Basque Coast Campus, Anglet, France

Coupling classical DFT with poromechanics for adsorption‑induced swelling quantification in microporous materials  – details may be found at: http://perso.crans.org/gregoire/positions@G2MP/PhD_I-M-API.pdf

Cristallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous porous media in the context of the erosion of the French Basque coast and the damage of its protection buildings  – details may be found at: http://perso.crans.org/gregoire/positions@G2MP/PhD_Ezponda.pdf

PhD position in Advanced Experimental Geomechanics and Neutron Diffraction/Imaging

A PhD position is available at the Division of Solid Mechanics at Lund University to work on a project titled “Investigating the mechanics of geomaterials using neutrons – from the intra- and inter-granular scales to bulk behaviour and transport properties”.

The focus of the project is the quantitative characterisation of the multi-scale processes of deformation and their consequences on material properties of rocks related to natural resource engineering applications, such as CO2 sequestration, hydrocarbon production and water resource management. The project will involve developing novel experiments exploiting neutron diffraction strain scanning and neutron imaging in conjunction with original in-situ experimental devices and analysis procedures. Neutron diffraction will enable characterisation of stress distributions in samples as they deform, whilst neutron tomography will be used to study coupled hydro-mechanical evolution. 

For further information, contact Stephen Hall for more details (stephen.hall@solid.lth.se)

PhD position: Multiscale modeling of geopolymers

Contacts: A. Poulesquen: CEA Marcoule, Visiting scholar at 2 the MIT-CNRS-AMU joint laboratory, arnaudp@mit.edu

K. Ioannidou: UMR5508 – LMGC U. Montpellier & Visiting scholar at 2 the MIT-CNRS-AMU joint laboratory, hekate@mit.edu

Internship advisor: R. Pellenq: 2, the MIT-CNRS-AMU joint laboratory, pellenq@mit.edu

More information in the attachment: