PhD position at Laboratoire 3SR (Grenoble)

Subject: “A micro-mechanical approach to cemented granular materials”

You will find the project description and more information on the recruitment process in this attached file.

Supervision team
• Alessandro Tengattini (
• Cino Viggiani (
• Pierre Bésuelle (

Please send a detailed CV and a letter of motivation to all three emails above.

Application deadline: 31st May

Postdoctoral researcher position in the modelling of complex processes in geo-environmental engineering

2 year position in the newly formed Westlake University in Hangzhou China. Competitive salary ranging from 250k to 350k RMB per year, depending on experience, as well as relocation expenses. The project is focused on creating advanced modeling techniques combining different physics layers, such as fluids, soils and solids. Researchers with PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are welcome to apply. Experience in computational methods such as Discrete Element Method, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, Particle Finite Element Method, Material Point Method and related methods is also highly desirable. We are also interested in persons with experience in Machine Learning applied to these problems.

For information on our research group, please visit our website

Westlake is a newly formed university with great support from the local government as well as the private sector. For more information about it please visit its website

For further information please send email to A/Prof Galindo Torres

PhD and Postdoc positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The Geotechnics Research Group (GRG) in Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, is looking for PhD students and  Postdoctoral Researchers in Infrastructure Geotechnics (max. two positions each). The applicants are expected to be passionate about introducing/developing the state-of-the-art of modelling and testing of coupled processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical) into geotechnical engineering. The current research projects in infrastructure geotechnics include application of deep mixing under road and railway embankments and bottom support of excavations, as well as modelling natural and man-made slopes etc. These are problems, where the coupling of mechanical, hydraulic and thermal response, as well as soil-structure interaction, is important. The applicants are expected to engage with industry, to create innovative solutions for major stakeholders. In parallel with research,  the applicants are expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate or Masters level (typically max. 10%-20% of their time), with focus on Geotechnical Engineering. The positions area temporary research positions (4-5 years for PhD, 2 years for Postdoc), fully funded by external research projects.

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PhD proposal INSA Strasbourg

Title: Study of the aggressiveness of tires on the wearing courses of road structures.

Academic tutors: C. Chazallon (ICUBE GC-E) F. Hammoum (IFSTTAR), J.C. Quezada (ICUBE GC-E) and P. Hornych (IFSTTAR)

Location: INSA Strasbourg (France)

Period: october 2020/september 2023

Contact: Pr. Cyrille Chazallon (

Further information in the attached file

Ecole Centrale Lyon: PhD opportunity Seismic behavior of rockfill dams with a dry stone rip-rap: a mixed DEM-FEM modeling

  • Research collaboration between the stakeholder Electricité de France, ITASCA, SAS and Ecole Centrale de Lyon
  • Location: Ecole Centrale de Lyon and ITASCA SAS Lyon
  • Field: numerical modeling
  • Closure of applications: 31th of May 2020 The position is filled.

More details in the attached file.

For further information, contact Eric Vincens :

Industry-sponsored PhD opportunity (University of Sydney – MolyCop)

• Research project to tackle energy efficiency issues in industrial crushing and grinding machinery.
• Based in Perth, Australia.
• Collaborative project between MolyCop and the University of Sydney.
• PhD stipend of $35,000 per year available for 3 years for living expenses.

More details in the attached file.

For further information, you can contact Itai Einav:

University of Glasgow: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer or Reader in Ground Engineering, Engineering Geology or Geotechnics

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in ground engineering, engineering geology or geotechnics including but not limited to sustainable and novel geomaterials, smart infrastructure, and the applications of geology and geotechnics to problems in renewable energy and sustainability that complement the existing strengths within the School. The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Engineering and contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

The post is permanent and full-time.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2020

PhD proposal EC Nantes

Years: 2020-2023
Title: Modeling of vertical rigid inclusions subjected to seismic loading
Laboratory: GeM, Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (UMR CRNS 6183)
Team : MEO (Matériaux Environnement et Ouvrages)
Where: École Centrale de Nantes:
Period: October 2020 – September 2023
Academic tutors:
Panagiotis KOTRONIS (Centrale Nantes)
Giulio SCIARRA (Centrale Nantes)
Zheng LI (University Gustave Eiffel)

More details in the attached document.

Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology – Numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction

Applications are welcome for a 2.5-years postdoc position on the numerical modelling of cyclic soil-monopile interaction in offshore wind turbines. The research work will include development, set-up and calibration of 3D FE monopile models, in combination with advanced constitutive modelling of cyclic sand behaviour. Design of the numerical simulation programme, and validation of obtained results, will be carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists and industry experts. The new knowledge gained from combined physical and numerical modelling will be oriented towards the formulation and implementation of a new engineering p-y model for the analysis of large-diameter monopiles in sand under cyclic loading. 

Candidates should possess a PhD degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related areas, excellent knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, and proven experience in numerical/constitutive modelling (preferably including soil-structure interaction problems and cyclic loading). Acquaintance with offshore wind geotechnics is also appreciated (but not mandatory). 

Full description of the position and instructions for applicants can be found using the following link:

For more information about this vacancy please contact Dr. Federico Pisanò,, or Dr. Amin Askarinejad:

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2020. Preferred starting date is November 1st, 2020.