Post-doctoral researcher opportunity at the University of Nottingham, UK

The Nottingham Centre for Geo-mechanics (NCG) will be undertaking a large multi-disciplinary project related to the rehabilitation of open pit mines by flooding to create ‘pit lakes’, with a focus on the geotechnical, environmental, and long-term management challenges. The project, named Risk Assessment of Final Pits During Flooding (RAFF), is funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and includes project partners from across Europe. The project will run until the end of May 2022. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in numerical modelling and elements scale testing to join our group. The main role of this appointee will involve performing numerical modelling of pit lake slopes, incorporating the effects of unsaturated soil behaviour and considering the heterogeneous nature of the spoil material used in construction of the slopes. As such, the successful candidate should have a background with constitutive models relevant to geotechnical engineering and their application within numerical modelling packages. The researcher will also conduct element-scale testing of soils with support from NCG technical staff, hence some background in experimental geomechanics would be an asset. The project will also include physical model testing using a geotechnical centrifuge (performed by a separate researcher), hence some experience with physical modelling would be beneficial. Further details can be found at the link below.

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