PhD position at the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University

Applications are welcome for a PhD position on combined non-destructive methods to monitor, quantify and image brittle deformation and fluid presence at depth in geomaterials. The PhD position is within IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded and accredited by the Natural environment Research Council (NERC). The project is co-led by supervisors from both the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Heriot-Watt University (HW).

For more details on the project, please, follow the link:

The projects are available to candidates from Home/EU (resident in the UK for 3 years or more prior to the commencement of their studies). Further information on eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found in the following link:

Prospective students are required to apply to the HO hosting the projects of their choice via the postgraduate student applications system of the partner organization. Below is the link to the HO application portals:

The successful candidates should possess at minimum a masters and undergraduate degree in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, earth science or a similar field. Strong interest and experience on experimental concrete and rock mechanics are essential requirements of these projects. Knowledge in image processing is desirable.

Further enquiries on the vacancies can be directed to Dr Audrey Ougier-Simonin (, Dr Benny Suryanto ( and Dr. Elli-Maria Charalampidou (

The closing date for the applications is January 10th, 2020.

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