PhD position at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland

PhD Topic: A non-destructive verification tool for imaging the 3D shape of grout injected into near surface soils

 This PhD project aims to develop a non-destructive verification tool for imaging the 3D shape of grout injected into near surface soils. Over the past 10 years, researchers at Strathclyde, in partnership with the Construction Company, BAM Nuttall, have been developing new grouting technologies for in-situ ground improvement and for repair of existing infrastructure. Key to successful commercialisation of these new grouting technologies is maintaining industrial confidence. Whilst in-situ injection strategies are highly attractive, both financially and environmentally, the physical extent of treated soil is extremely difficult to establish, making it hard to demonstrate success. An ideal solution to this issue would be to develop a tool that can detect the 3D shape of the grouted soil volume within the subsurface. At present, no commercial technology is available that can achieve this.

Continue reading

2 PhD positions in fault mechanics and earthquake control (France)

The appointments form part of the cutting-edge project ERC-StG CoQuake (Controlling earthQuakes), funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Both positions offer the possibility of working on a challenging and stimulating research topic. The knowledge, innovation and skills to be developed will open perspectives for career development both in industry and academia.

The PhD candidates will carry out research under the supervision of the ERC-StG holder, Assoc. Pr. Ioannis Stefanou, in the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech facilities (Navier laboratory) situated close to Paris.

More information in the attached document

Ph.D. candidate position in soil and rock mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

At KTH in Stockholm, we are currently looking for a Ph.D. candidate for a project regarding cost and time estimations in early phases of tunnel projects. The project will take interdisciplinary approach that combines state-of-the-art probabilistic modelling of geological information with studies of economic incentives in different contractual strategies.

Last application date is May 9, 2018.

More information is available on the KTH website

PhD position in numerical modelling for offshore geotechnics/engineering at MARUM, University of Bremen

We are searching for a highly motivated and excellently qualified young scientist/engineer in our starting joint research project: Long term set-up effect of XL offshore monopiles. This project is a joint research project with MARUM/Universität Bremen, Fraunhofer IWES, Innogy SE, and Geo-Engineering.org GmbH. Continue reading

Position: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering. Chalmers University of Technology

We are looking for a good person for a Faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering at Chalmers. The advert says you need some Scandinavia language knowledge, but equally we will consider people who are willing to put effort to learn Swedish, provided we find a good candidate.

Ref 20180168

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

More information in the website

Job openings at EPFL (Lausanne) in Geotechnical engineering

The laboratory for Soil Mechanics (LMS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) is looking for 3 PhD candidates in the area of geo-technical engineering and environmental geotechnics for the project BIOGEOS (BIO-mediated GEO-material Strengthening). The project is supported by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, awarded to Prof. Lyesse Laloui.

Continue reading

PhD position at the 3SR laboratory in Grenoble (France) on the thermal behaviour of unsaturated soils

A PhD position is open at the 3SR Laboratory in Grenoble (France). Title: Effect of varying temperature and degree of saturation on soils THM behaviour: application to energy geostructures.

The project is mainly experimental and aims to investigate the thermal behaviour of unsaturated soils. More details can be found in the attached document. Interested and highly motivated candidates should send their application (including CV, motivation letter and master grades) to alice.didonna@3sr-grenoble.fr

See the attached document for more information.