Full-time faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering with an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics

The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering with an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Please find the details on this position at this link.

PhD position at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany

Applications are invited for an open PhD position at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) within the research training group GRK 2462 “Processes in natural and technical Particle-Fluid-Systems” (PintPFS), founded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).

In the framework of the graduate school, Particle-Fluid-Systems are investigated in an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of researchers from the fields of civil engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering and materials research as well as a multitude of experimental and numerical research methods. PhD students are supposed to work on individual but interlinked research topics in an excellent research group accompanied by guest scientists, lectures and workshops as well as hard and soft skill seminars. The PhD project at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering supervised by Prof. Jürgen Grabe is entitled:

Experimental and numerical investigation of PFS under consideration of capillary effects

For further information on the project, please contact Prof. Jürgen Grabe.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Grabe
Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Management

Harburger Schloßstraße 20
21079 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 42878 3762
E-Mail: grabe[at]tuhh.de

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PhD position at Heriot Watt University

Heriot Watt University is now accepting applications for a PhD opportunity on “The effects of fluid flow on the transport properties of faults in Enhanced Geothermal Systems”. Applications will be accepted until 1 February 2019. More information can be found at the link

Two Academic Vacancies in the Geotechnics Section, Dept. Civil Engineering, Imperial College London

There are currently two open positions for academic staff at the lecturer/senior lecturer level within the Geotechnics Section of the Dept. Civil Engineering at Imperial College London. The first position has an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics, while the second position is for someone with an expertise in ground investigation and / or engineering geology.

Please find the details on these two positions at these weblinks:



PhD position at The Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

There is a PhD position open at The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, for Sept 2019 entry, on “Interplays of compressible gas, liquid phase and organic pore surfaces in shale pores, and their impacts on shale gas production: a pore-scale modelling study”. For details, please follow the link.

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2 PhD positions at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for 2 PhD students to be based within the Section of Geo-
Engineering, to work on the SOFTTOP research project funded by the Dutch Organisation for Research NWO, as part of the DeepNL research initiative. The study investigates how non-linearity and degradation of deltaic laminated sands and organic clays affect the dynamic response of soil layers, under the typical repeated but short duration loads from induced earthquakes. The study is based on experimental testing and numerical modelling, and includes a multiscale analysis of spatial variations in the subsoil. The aim of the project is to develop advanced models able to lead to more accurate predictions of deformations at the ground surface.

Faculty/department Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level Master degree
Maximum employment 38-40 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract 4 years
Salary scale €2325 to €2972 per month gross

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Position: Postdoctoral researcher on shale gas flow. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, is looking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher on a project funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) focused on modelling shale gas flow. The scope of the postdoc position is on digital shale rock model construction and shale gas flow property upscaling in collaboration with project partner. Please following the link for details.

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Position: Junior Researcher at the Universito of Minho, University of Lisbon and Barcelona tech.

Position for a Junior Researcher (with an MSc), with a possibility to follow up with a PhD.

The essential information is as follows:

Job:  Research Grant for Master
Job/Fellowship Reference: PTDC/EAM-GTC/29923/2017-UM.2.18
Main research field: Engineering
Sub research field: Civil Engineering
Stating date: 01.02.2019
Salary: €980/month (tax-free)
Application deadline: 10.01.2019

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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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