Post-doc position on multiphase porous media at Westlake University

Job Description

Position: Postdoctoral fellow (1) in Key Laboratory of Coastal Environment and Resources of Zhejiang Province (KLaCER)

This position is for an exciting joint project dealing with the complex physics of porous media involving different phases: ice, water, gas and solid grains. The position involves support from the KLaCER as well as 3 distinct research groups in terms of state-of-the-art experimental equipment, simulation software developed in house and ample experience in the modelling and interpretation of data. Some open questions to be explored during this project are: i) How to properly characterize multiphase flow in porous media, including how to properly define quantities such as permeability, in complex cases; ii) A thorough study on the phase transition thermodynamics of ice/liquid water/vapor inside porous media, including an exploration on how the critical temperature is affected by the pore structure; and iii) Deformation/rheology of porous media hosting more than one fluid (e.g., gassy soil or unsaturated soil), including how the porous media interacts with different pore fluids. Giving the broad reach of this project, individual postdocs can choose their own sub project according to their research preferences and capabilities. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this project, applicants from a broad selection of disciplines are invited to apply with a preference given to the following backgrounds: civil or environmental engineering, mechanics and physics. This is an ambitious project offering significant training opportunities for newly graduated PhDs with significant professional grow potential.


1) Have obtained or expect to obtain shortly the PhD degree,

2) Age under 35,

3) Good track academic record.

Compensation and Benefits

The research team offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Offer matching could be considered.

Post-doc(s) who are selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Advanced Programs of Zhejiang Province will be entitled to receive the same amount funds from the Hangzhou government.

Post-doc(s) who work full-time in Hangzhou after completing their post-doc research will be eligible for applying allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou government.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume, representative papers and any other relevant materials as PDF files to and cc and, and indicate the Post-doc application in the subject.

The key laboratory description can be seen on this pdf file.

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