POST-DOCTORAL POSTION (GeoRessources Laboratory). University of Lorraine (France)

The GeoRessources laboratory at the University of Lorraine (France) is looking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher on a program financed by the French National Research Agency (ANR) focused on the multi-scale characterization of hydro-mechanical damage in claystones. The scope of the postdoc position is predominantly experimental and is part of a multidisciplinary research program that involves several national partners.

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PhD positions at Politecnico di Milano granted by the European Commission

Dear Colleague,

this is to inform you that there is currently an opening for two PhD positions at Politecnico di Milano granted by the European Commission in the framework of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018) Project URBASIS “New Challenges for Engineering Seismology”. For relevant information, as well as for the PhD positions available at the other European universities involved in the same Project, please visit the project website at the following link

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PhD position at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A PhD position is available in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) within in the field of continuum mechanics and elasto-viscoplasticity. The research aims to provide a constitutive model for soft, sensitive Scandinavian clays for practical geotechnical design using the Finite Element Method.

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Applications are possible until 1st January 2019.

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

The Civil Engineering research group at Oxford has an academic vacancy in the area of Geotechnical Engineering / Offshore Renewable Energy. The appointment is at Associate Professor level, which can be an entry level permanent appointment. In exceptional cases more senior staff can be appointed with the title of Professor. The post comes with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, with associated financial and other benefits. The Oxford group has a substantial range of current activity in the area of offshore renewable energy, with work in geotechnical engineering including the highly successful PISA project on offshore wind monopile foundations (winner of the BGA’s 2017 Fleming Award), the EPSRC/industry funded ALPACA project for piles in chalk and a five year Research Framework Agreement with Ørsted for cyclic loading of offshore monopile foundations. We are also partners in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures and the recently announced EPSRC Supergen ORE Hub. We are looking to strengthen the group’s activities in this exciting area through this appointment. The closing date is 17 January 2019. The advert can be found at the following link and more detail is in the attached further particulars.


PhD and Postdoctoral research positions at EPFL, Switzerland (Snow and Avalanche Modeling)

The new group of Prof. J. Gaume at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) invites applications by highly motivated, committed, and talented students/researchers for 2 PhD and 1 PostDoc positions in the field of Computational Mechanics for Snow and Avalanche Modeling.

Positions are opened as of January 1st 2019 or later upon agreement. Detailed information can be found in the attached document. Interested candidates should submit their application to

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PhD and Postdoctoral research positions at EPFL, Switzerland

The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) at EPFL is currently looking for two PhD students and a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in THM testing and modelling of geomaterials as part of research activities on nuclear waste storage.

The positions are open as of January 1st 2019, or upon agreement. More information on these positions can be found in the attached document. Interested candidates should submit their application to

Two post-doc positions at Northwestern University, USA

The newly established Mechanics and Energy Laboratory (MEL) of Northwestern University, directed by Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria, is seeking two post-doctoral researchers interested in developing research activities addressing fundamental and applied problems centered on the mechanics of geomaterials and structural systems in the context of energy production and storage. The scope of one post-doctoral position is predominantly experimental while the other one is predominantly theoretical.

More information about these positions can be found in the two dedicated documents attached to this call experimental and theoretical. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria at the following e-mail address:

Post-doctoral grant within the I&D Project CEN-DynaGEO

A call is open to award one post-doctoral grant within the I&D Project CEN-DynaGEO – Coupled Experimental and Numerical Approaches Toward Reliable Dynamic Characterization of Geomaterials, PTDC/EAM-GTC/29923/2017, funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). The recipient is expected to conduct research in the field of Computational Geomechanics at the University of Lisbon.

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Postdoc position in geomechanics at UGA (France) on inherent rock heterogeneity using a double scale numerical approach

The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rock, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale. The research will be based on multi-scale
approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). The postdoc position is available at 3SR Laboratory (P. Bésuelle, CNRS, UGA).

Applications should be submitted by emailing a CV together with the academic grades (detail of marks) to the supervisor Pierre Bésuelle

More information in the attached document.