Position for Postdoctoral Researcher in Geotechnical Engineering. Aalto University, Finland

We seek a qualified and motivated individual with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Civil Engineering. The main research area is the laboratory testing of geotechnical engineering materials. Our speciality is the testing of soft, anisotropic clays as well as the testing of stabilized soils. We have much expertise on these areas, but we want to strengthen it by building a bigger research group, where you would be one of the key member. We are also applying for an additional financing to ensure long-term research. Besides laboratory testing, our group consists of specialists on numerical modelling and constitutive modelling of soils, which opens you the possibility to develop constitutive models based on your experimental data. The position is for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and it should start around December 2018. The position is intended for full-time work.

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Post-doctoral position on “Multi-technique characterization of thin clay films during their creep”

1-year post-doctoral position to start in January 2019, on
“Multi-technique characterization of thin clay films during their 
creep”. The project is in partnership between Laboratoire Navier,
laboratory Phenix (Sorbonne Université) and Synchrotron SOLEIL. Applications are expected by 1 September 2018. See the attachment for more information.

PhD Position at the University of Strathclyde

TITLE: The hydraulic control of the rhizosphere on rainfall-induced fast-moving shallow landslides

DURATION: 3 years

START DATE: 01/10/2018 (later date can be negotiated)

STIPEND: £1230/month

ELIGIBILITY: Applications from Home/Rest of UK/EU applicants & First Class Honours (or equivalent)

WHERE: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

SUPERVISOR: Professor Alessandro Tarantino (https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/tarantinoalessandroprof/)

CONTACT: Alessandro Tarantino alessandro.tarantino@strath.ac.uk

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PhD position: Cemented waste deterioration by sulphate attack: chemistry and effect on structural and mechanical properties

Candidates are sought for a PhD position in the field of experimental investigation aimed at improving phenomenological understanding of the chemistry of delayed ettringite formation (DEF) and of its effect on mineralogical, structural and mechanical properties of cemented waste forms. This is set in the context of cement-waste solidification/stabilization studies for radioactive waste disposal application. This is a joint PhD programme by SCK•CEN and ONDRAF/NIRAS in collaboration with Gent University, Belgium, under the mentorship of Prof. Nele De Belie. The potential candidates should hold a master’s degree preferably in material science (good knowledge of chemistry) or civil/structural or mechanical engineering and should preferably have an exposure to chemistry and mechanics. The position is open for European as well as international candidates (except restricted nationalities, which can be found in the SCK•CEN academy portal). An initial project proposal is available in the link below.

The *deadline* for receipt of application is *August 31, 2018*.

http://academy.sckcen.be/en/Your_thesis_internship/AllTopics/Cemented-waste-deterioration-by-sulphate-attack-chemistry-and-effect-on-structural-and-mechanical-pr

2 PhD positions in numerical simulation of THC-processes and reservoir engineering

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Phd student – Numerical Simulation of THC-processes

The Division of Geothermal Research at KIT (http://www.agw.kit.edu/251.php) focuses on reservoir characterization, exploration and engineering in deep geothermal applications. The projects are conducted at a national and international level, with numerous partners and application fields worldwide. Key aspects of research in this domain are the development and application of numerical tools to simulate coupled non-linear thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes.

The position is aiming at the development and application of a numerical tool (MOOSE solver environment) to solve coupled thermo-hydraulic-chemical (THC) processes, considering two-phase flow (Navier-Stokes), multi component transport as well as mineral dissolution and precipitation.
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Postdoc position on DEM modeling of cemented granular materials as a model for hydrate-bearing sands

With my colleagues Anh Minh TANG, Jean-Michel PEREIRA and Patrick DANGLA of Laboratoire Navier (Ecole des Ponts Pars Tech, IFSTTAR, CNRS) we would like to announce the opening of a postdoc position, starting next Fall,
on DEM modeling of cemented granular materials as a model for hydrate-bearing sands.

This job offer is described in the attached pdf file.