Postdoctoral position in geotechnical centrifuge modelling at the Hainan institute of Zhejiang University

The Hainan Institute of Zhejiang University invites applications for one postdoctoral position in Geotechnical Engineering. The Institute seeks applicants in all areas of Geotechnical Engineering with representative examples including but not limited to: offshore geotechnics, numerical and physically modelling of geo-materials. All candidates with advanced experience in geotechnical experiment and geotechnical centrifuge modelling will be considered.

About the Institute

Zhejiang University, one of the top universities in Asia, is one of the earliest institutions of higher education in China. It ranks 53th according to QS World University Rankings 2020.

Available position

There is currently one postdoctoral positions at the Hainan institute of Zhejiang University funded by the institute in the year of 2021. The position offers the possibility of working on the ocean geotechnical engineering.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Science or other relevant discipline and have the ability to build an independent, externally funded research program at the forefront of their field.

Research topics

The research institute mainly focus on the geotechnical problems in offshore geotechnics, particularly in the areas relating to characterization and modelling of marine sediments (including gas hydrate bearing sediments), offshore foundations, pipeline geotechnics and offshore geo-hazards.

Closing date for applications
Open until Filled

Salary and contract

350 000 ~ 400 000 CNY / year (44520~50880 EUR/year), depending on the performance and contribution to the institute. The position is expected to get started as early as possible. Contract duration: 2~3 years (extensions are possible if additional funding will be acquired).


Please submit a C.V. including two academic references letters to Dr Yi Hong:

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