Vacant Position-Geotechnical Technical Officer, University of Technology Sydney Australia

The Transport Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney is looking for the Senior Technical Support Officer – Geotechnical (STSO-G).

The culture of the Faculty of Engineering and IT Outreach team has a positive outlook of excellence, connectivity, innovation and responsiveness balanced with compliance with policy and procedure. The Technical Resources team are currently recruiting for a Senior Technical Support Officer (Geotechnical) to join their team. 

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Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology-Optimisation of Offshore monopile installation

Applications are welcome for a 21-month postdoc position to investigate the optimisation of the monopiles installation process and to study the dynamic behaviour of soil during pile installation using the physical modelling facilities at TU Delft. The work will include design and implementation of advanced instrumentation for physical modelling studies. Test planning and data interpretation will be carried out in close collaboration with industry experts in the framework of BLUE piling project. Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and dynamic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with offshore wind geotechnics is also appreciated (but not mandatory).

Full description of the position along with the details on how to apply can be found in the following link:

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Amin Askarinejad:

The closing date for the applications is August 9th, 2020.

Available Post Doc and visiting PhD student positions at Prince Sultan University

The Structures and Materials Research Lab at Prince Sultan University is looking for postdocs and 3rd or 4th year Ph.D. students for immediate joining to work in one of the following topics:
Track#1: Structural Engineering 
Track#2: Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering 

For more information:
Candidates need to fill in a research proposal template and upload it with the application. The template can be downloaded from:
The application form is filled online at:

Open positions at ECN

PhD and Post-doc offers at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (GeM Laboratory):

– ERC-StG Project “Controlling earthQuakes (CoQuake)”:

1) 1 Post-Doc position in  “MULTISCALE NUMERICAL MODELING OF EARTHQUAKE FAULTS” (duration 1 to 2 years). Attached .pdf

2) 1 Post-Doc position in  “LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS OF EARTHQUAKE CONTROL” (duration 1 to 2 years). Attached .pdf

3) 1 PhD (duration 3 years) and/or 1 Post-Doc (duration 2 years) position in “DESIGN OF EARTHQUAKE CONTROL STRATEGIES”. Attached .pdf 1 & 2

 – Connect Talent Project “CEEV – Blast LoAds on STructures (BLAST)”.

4) 1 Post-doc position in “BLAST LOADS ON STRUCTURES AND MONUMENTS” (duration 2 to 3 years). Attached .pdf


The positions are open and will start upon agreement. Suitable, highly‐motivated candidates should send an application (including a CV, a cover letter describing interests and qualifications related to the offered position and contact details of two reference Professors, all compiled in a single PDF file) to

For more details see attached pdf’s and

Postdoctoral position at Heriot-Watt University

The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project, funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), with a focus on pore-scale numerical modelling of gas transport mechanisms. Details about the position can be found at and

PhD position on induced seismicity at GFZ Potsdam

A PhD position on modelling of induced seismicity in geothermal reservoirs (3 years fixed term) is currently offered in the research group “Advanced reservoir engineering concepts for a controlled utilization of deep geothermal energy in urban areas (ARES)” at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

Applications can be submitted online until 15 July 2020:

2 PhD positions in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Melbourne

We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to join our Offshore Geomechanics group within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne.

For more details about the projects and applications, follow the link below:

  1. Cyclic capacity of plate anchors in sand
  2. Scale effects in geotechnical physical modelling in sand

Successful applicants are expected to commence their study in early 2021 (subject to visa approval and COVID travel restriction rules). Please email your expression of interests to by 31 July 2020.

PhD position on Sustainable Asphalt available at University of Twente

We are looking for a PhD candidate to reinforce our team. Together with academic and industrial partners, we seek to develop the decision-support tool and method to systematic assessment for the innovative asphalt products.

For more details and applications, follow the link below:!/1241348/phd-position-on-sustainable-asphalt

Post-doc position in energy geotechnics at Aarhus University

Applications are welcome for a 1.5-year post-doc position (with extension opportunities) to investigate the cyclic behaviour of a geomembrane energy storage system. The successful candidate will investigate the cyclic behaviour of energy storage technology recently developed in Denmark.

The work will include the design and implementation of advanced instrumentation and modelling for the energy storage system. Together in a team, a small scale field demonstration model has to be designed, and the life-cycle behaviour studied. 

Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, proven experience in numerical modelling, preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and cyclic loading, and excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Acquaintance with the finite element software ABAQUS® is appreciated (but not mandatory). A more detailed description of the project can be found in the attached pdf.

The project will be conducted in a team with Professor Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Professor (Docent) Kenny Kataoka Sørensen and Assistant Professor Hans Henning Stutz. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Hans Henning Stutz (Main supervisor)

The positions will be available until they are filled.

2 PhD Positions at MARUM – Research Faculty under University of Bremen

VCPT2PDA Project: New method for driveability analysis of vibratory-driven pile based on Vibro-CPTu

Because of several problems, such as under water sound emission and material fatigue, associated with conventional impact pile driving method for offshore wind projects, there is an interest in using vibratory-driving method instead. While the lateral and axial bearing capacities of vibrated piles have been studied in two industry projects (VIBRO, 2014 and VIBRO-RESTRIKE, 2017), the pile driveability analysis (PDA) can only be predicted with a high degree of uncertainty. This can put a serious risk on using vibratory-driving method and may lead to costly down time during installation. A Vibratory cone penetration test (VCPT) has been developed and successfully tested in a predecessor project (Vibro-CPTu) as a means to assess the ground response to a vibratory penetrating object. The aim of this project is to develop a PDA approach by using vibratory CPTu results for Vibratpry-driven piles.

The research project is a collaborative approach between the science partner MARUM-University of Bremen and Deltares Institute together with the industry partners Innogy SE, COWI and GmbH.

The project has two open PhD positions:

Position 1: Experimental analysis including laboratory and field tests

Position 2: Numerical analysis including 1D and 3D modelling of Vibro-CPT

Details of the project, requirements for each positions and how to apply can be found in the attached document.