Postdoctoral research fellows, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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 rock and soil mechanics. The posts are fixed-term for 24 months, with possibility of renewal up to three years, starting as soon as possible.
We are currently looking for the following research profile: Experimental soil and rock mechanics.

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10th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018. 5th-9th of November, Bari, Italy

The 10th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018: Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling  will be held from the 5th to the 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy.

The Winterschool is organised by the Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. It will focus on the hydro-mechanics of clayey soils, either natural, or compacted, and provide knowledge about their genesis and consequent features at the micro to meso-scale, and about how their macro-response varies with the micro to meso-features.

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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 (

CONTACT: Alessandro Tarantino

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Winter School “Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment”, 22-24 January 2019 , Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Following the success of last year, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment (, which will be held on January 22nd-24th 2019, in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related and contemporary themes. The goal of the school is to provide participants with a deep understanding on selected topics in Geomechanics which are fundamental for applications related to Energy and the Environment. This Winter School is organized in the framework of the international journal Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.

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