We have a vacancy for a 3 years PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The work will be a part of the project: Improved prediction of stress and pore-pressure changes in the overburden for infill drilling at SINTEF’s Department of Petroleum, that is supported by the industry and the Research Council. The main objective of this project is to provide calibrated rock-mechanical and rock-physical models for overburden rocks for prediction of stress- and pore-pressure changes in the overburden of a depleting reservoir.
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IRSTEA is the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture.
The ETNA research unit in Grenoble, specialized in the prevention of natural hazards in mountain environments (avalanches, snowdrift, torrential floods and debris flows, rock-falls, glacial hazards), invites applications for a permanent researcher position (research fellow) in multiscale mechanical modeling of gravity-driven mass movements.
All details concerning the position and application procedures are available at this link.
Predicting foundation response for offshore wind turbines Supervised by Britta Bienen, Conleth O’Loughlin
The aim of this research is to predict the installation and in service response of suction buckets supporting offshore wind turbines. This foundation concept is now being adopted in offshore wind farm designs. Following self-weight penetration into the seabed, the bucket is installed by pumping water out of the bucket, which creates a pressure differential across the lid and drives further penetration. In service, the foundation needs to resist the cyclic loading imposed on the turbine from the ocean environment. The mechanisms of suction installation (in layered soils in particular) and the effects of the installation process on the soil state are poorly understood. The evolution of foundation stiffness and displacement underpin the design. The research will be predominantly experimental, utilising recently developed purposedesigned experimental facilities. The project is a collaboration with Lloyd’s Register EMA and Melbourne University.
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Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the University of Twente (Netherlands), within the Multiscale Mechanics group. We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher with interests in geomechanics, acoustics and/or computer modelling to work on Optimization of acoustic metamaterials using DEM and Machine Learning, founded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The position is for 1 year, starting as soon as possible.More information and application link in the website
- Develop a non-destructive rock characterisation methodology.
- Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO.
- Kick-start your research career at Australia’s premier research organisation!
As the Postdoctoral Fellow, you will develop a novel non-destructive rock characterisation methodology, in collaboration with Curtin University (Western Australia) and Duke University (USA), using a multiphysics theoretical and numerical framework based on geomechanical laboratory experimentation.
Postdoctoral Research Positions of Geohazards/ Sedimentology/Geomorphology/Geotechnical Engineering¨C 2019 CALL
The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is seeking several full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the research group on landslide hazard assessment as well as paleo-seismic and climatic events reconstruction through lacustrine sediment. The posts are fixed-term for 24 months, with possibility of renewal up to three years and recruitment of permanent research staff, starting as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidates will join an international research group with collaborations with many universities and institutes of UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Japan etc. We are looking for the following research profiles:
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering effective January 2020. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional candidates will be given consideration for the Full Professor rank. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE), or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable but not required. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate and Full Professor levels.
The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is seeking several full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the laboratory research groups on experimental soil mechanics and rock mechanics. The posts are fixed-term for 24 months, with possibility of renewal up to three years, starting as soon as possible thereafter. The interviews of the selected candidate will be held around 1st of March, 2019.
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In support of the research programme related to the safe disposal of nuclear waste, KU Leuven, SCK•CEN and PSI are looking for a PhD candidate for following topic:
Diffusion of gases in desaturated clay-based materials
The main aim of the PhD is to investigate how desaturation influences the diffusive properties of the samples for gases. This will be accomplished by performing diffusion experiments on different clay-rich materials (e.g. Boom Clay, Opalinus Clay, bentonite, sand-bentonite mixtures, …) at different degrees of saturation (but still highly saturated to avoid a continuous gas pathway), using different gases (He, Ne, CH4, C2H6). Different methods to perform transport experiments under desaturated conditions exist (e.g. osmosis method, saturated salt method …), but none of them has been used to measure diffusivity of dissolved gases. Diffusivity data will be complemented with a full petrophysical characterisation of all samples in order to assess the effect of changing petrophysical properties on diffusivity, and to compare the observations to those of fully saturated samples. The PhD will be executed in the international context of the EC-EURAD project, with close collaboration between SCK-CEN and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, CH) and other partners involved in EURAD.
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For further details, please contact Dr. Elke Jacops (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for application is March 27, 2019.
NOTICE OF OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A DOCTORATE, LISBON, PORTUGAL – Public Notice Number BIOSOIL/IST-ID
The Executive Board of the Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID), Lisbon, Portugal, took a decision to open an international selection competition for one doctorate position for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific area (s) of Science and Engineering of Materials, Bioengineering /Biosensors, Physics /Nanotechnology or Civil/Geotechnics/Hydraulics, in the form of an employment contract under an unspecified fixed -term work contract under the “Código do Trabalho” (Labor Code), aiming at work in experimental tests on soil samples (porous media and textured surfaces). Integrated sensors will be used to monitor key parameters related with biocementation mechanisms. Will also contribute to the dissemination of the project. These activities are carried within the project BIOSOIL.
The candidate must have the PhD degree recognised at the end of the recruitment period. The detailed description and rules for application can be found at the attachment
It is a 30 month contract (monthly remuneration of 2128.34 Euros), starting in April 2019. The call ends at 18 March 2019.
For further information, please contact Prof. Rafaela Cardoso, email@example.com