Researcher position in fracture mechanics related to marine geohazards

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, Ifremer (, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.

The «Marine Geosciences» (GM) Research Unit at Ifremer carries out fundamental and applied scientific research at an international level in nearly all domains of marine geosciences. The Laboratory of “Sediment Dynamics and Geohazards” (LAD), is one of the 3 research laboratories of GM. LAD is a multidisciplinary laboratory which conducts applied and fundamental research in the fields of geotechnics, geophysics (including seismology), geology and sedimentology in order to characterize the intensity, the distribution in time and space of marine geological hazards and their association to a variety of external key factors (earthquakes, fluid migration, gas hydrates…).

GM invites applications for Fracture Mechanics specialists to join the LAD team and to contribute to research activities on geohazards by initiating theoretical, technical and methodological development. The successful candidate will develop numerical modelling techniques in the domain of fracture mechanics related to marine geohazards. He/she will investigate the interactions between deep structure activities and shallow sedimentary processes.

The position requires a PhD in fracture mechanics and/or structural geology with strong analytical and numerical skills.

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