One Postdoctoral Position in DEM modelling at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Computational Geomechanics.

About PolyU Hong Kong: the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked the second-best universities for Civil Engineering in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking 2021.

Available positions: There is currently one postdoctoral position at PolyU Hong Kong funded by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the year 2022. The position offers the possibility of working on development and programming of multiscale multiphysics discrete element method (DEM) for simulation of granular materials.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Computational Mechanics or other relevant disciplines and have the ability to build an independent, externally funded research program at the forefront of their field. Programming experience in C++/Python/Julia/MATLAB/etc., and numerical modelling experience using DEM codes are required. Applicants with experience in GPU parallel programming is preferred.

Research topics: The research topic mainly focuses on developing multiscale multiphysics DEM based modelling approach with high efficiency for soil particle breakage, seepage-induced erosion, offshore foundation, geohazards, etc.

Starting date: The position is expected to get started as early as possible.

Contract duration: 1~2 years (extensions are possible based on the performance of research achievements).

Closing date for applications: You may apply for this position until Feb. 21, 2022 by email to the contacts given below. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be scheduled with early close of application depending on the number of candidates received.

Salary: 312,000 ~ 384,000 HK$ / year (35400~43600 EUR/year), depending on the performance and contribution. The tax rate of salary in Hong Kong is very low.


Contacts: Please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae C.V. and a letter stating your motivation to apply and your key relevant qualities to Dr. Yin-Fu JIN and  Dr. Xiang WANG (; Information of the research group can be found via:

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