Position at IFSTTAR Nantes: permanent researcher in geotechnical earthquake engineering

The position is open to holders of a doctorate in civil engineering and more specifically in the thematic of geotechnical earthquake engineering, or he/she should justify an equivalent level especially for foreign applicants. The candidate should have knowledge and strong interest for experimental research, an experience in dynamic physical modelling will be very much appreciated. For complementary purpose with the actual team in Nantes, the candidate must also have good knowledge of numerical modeling in the field of geotechnical engineering and in particular in the modeling of dynamic soil response. More information in the attached document.

The candidate is expected to propose a project for the position in his/her application and for this reason it is strongly recommended to contact:

Luca Lenti, acting director of the laboratory « Earthquake and Vibrations » (SV), e-mail
Sandra Escoffier, researcher, e-mail
Eric Gaume, director of the department « Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Natural Hazards and Hearth science », email

PhD position at the Politecnico di Torino: a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow

A PhD scholarship is available at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, under the guidance of Prof. Marina Pirulli. The project aims at developing a multi-scale modeling strategy for debris-flow through the integration of 2D and 3D numerical approaches. The scholarship has a length of 36 months and prescribes an 18-month mobility period at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More information in the attached document.

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PhD position at the University of Sydney: Dynamic X-ray analysis of fibre reinforced concrete composites: from pouring to ultimate loads

The entire life cycle of a concrete member will be studied using 3D X-ray velocimetry. This project will investigate the influence of mixing and pouring on the load carrying capacity of fibre reinforced concrete composites using state of the art dynamic X-ray analysis to track fibre orientation and distribution within members over time. This information will be used to advance constitutive models of the specimens, and the link between specimen behaviour and member behaviour will be made by upscaling knowledge of the rheological behaviour during pouring.

More information in the website

PhD position Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering

A PhD position is available in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the “Multi-Physical Modelling in Cold Climate Engineering”. The area of research is Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of soil behavior during freezing and thawing processes.

Please see the advertisement for further details.

Applications are possible until 21th of March 2018.

Job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics”

The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, announces the job opening for a professorship “Geotechnics: Foundation Engineering and Soil Mechanics” (see attached file).

For the open position, we are looking for candidatures of scientists who have their focus on fundamental research in soil mechanics, on experimental research using the existing extensive laboratory facilities and on topics of environmental research in geotechnics.

International applications of persons who currently do not speak German are very welcome, assuming there is a willingness to learn the language and lecture in German after a period of two years.

Applications are possible until 8th of April 2018.

Positions in Geomechanics and Porous Media research group at University Pau & Pays Adour

Available opening positions in Geomechanics and
Porous Media research group at University Pau & Pays Adour, Basque Coast Campus, Anglet, France:

– 2 PhD positions
– 1 postdoctoral position (1 year)
– 1 faculty position (Tenure-track Junior chair / Assistant Professor  – 5 years)

Details can be found in the website