Two interconnected PhD positions at Heriot-Watt University and Newcastle University

We welcome applications for two PhD positions within IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded and accredited by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The projects focus on experimental and numerical investigations within the Energy Geostructures field and are co-led by supervisors from both Heriot-Watt University (HW) and Newcastle University (NU).

Detailed information on both projects can be found below:

Further information on eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found in the following link:

Prospective students are also requested to apply to the host university via the postgraduate student applications system of each partner organisation.

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 soil and rock mechanics and/or discrete element modeling are essential requirements of these projects.

Further enquiries on the vacancies can be directed to Dr. Melis Sutman (, Dr. Sadegh Nadimi ( and Dr. Elli-Maria Charalampidou (

The closing date for the applications is Friday 8th January 2021 at 5pm (GMT).

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