Marie Curie Fellowship (Experienced Researcher) at Chalmers University of Technology

The Division of GeoEngineering at Chalmers is looking for a dynamic and talented individual for the position of Marie Curie Fellow (Experienced Researcher) to work on constitutive model development, verification and validation, with focus on modelling rate-dependent behaviour of soft natural soils. The holder of the post is supposed to play an active role in the EC/FP7 funded IAPP (Industry Academia Pathways and Partnerships) project CREEP (Creep of Geomaterials), focussing on research and knowledge exchange activities. The position is a 12 month fixed term appointment (1 fte).

The post requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and a PhD degree (or at least 4 years of full time research experience) in computational mechanics or geotechnics or a similar topic.

Marie Curie Actions are special EC funded Research Training Actions which have special conditions for mobility & experience. To be eligible to be appointed, the Fellow must simultaneously fulfil the following criteria at the time of recruitment by Chalmers in the frame of the CREEP IAPP project:
(a) Mobility
The researcher may be of any nationality. At the time of recruitment, however, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Sweden, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account
(b) Qualifications and research experience
To be eligible, the newly recruited researcher must be an Experienced Researcher. This means a researcher who, at the time of recruitment by Chalmers is already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it, or having at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) after obtaining the degree which formally allows him/her to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in Sweden.

The position requires:
– Ability and genuine interest to engage with international level independent research.
– Expertise in constitutive modelling.
– Drive for developing independent research ideas, and willingness to apply for funding for research from industry and public bodies.
– Fluency in both spoken and written English, as necessary for teaching at Master’s level and collaborations with network partners.
– Genuine interest in soft soil problems.

For more information on the project, see
For further information on the position & how to apply, see
If the information provided by the links above is not enough, further information is available via email: or in person (Prof. Minna Karstunen & Dr Jelke Dijkstra) at the ALERT 2013 Workshop in Aussois.

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