Geomechanics position at Imperial College

Applications are invited for a one year full-time researcher based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in the area of discrete element modelling and computational fluid dynamics. The successful applicant will join the Geotechnics research group as a member of research staff and will conduct research on an EPSRC funded project entitled “Particle-scale investigation of seepage induced geotechnical instability(EP/P010393/1)”. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Catherine O’Sullivan.

The primary focus of the proposed research is to use coupled discrete element method (DEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to improve understanding of seepage induced internal instability.  The particular mechanism of interest sometimes referred to as suffusion.  The researcher will be involved in code development, setting up and running discrete element method simulations and interpreting the results. 

The start date for this research post is July 1 2019 (with limited flexibility for moving it) and the salary will be based on the level of relevant experience of the successful candidate.

This is a fixed term appointment for up to 12 months.  Applications will be considered from both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.  Please contact Catherine O’Sullivan for further details (, telephone +44 20 759 46117)

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