One PhD and two postdoctoral positions to study thermal effects in landslides

We are looking for three highly skilled and motivated candidates to join us in Prague, Czechia, at the Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Charles University.

PhD position

The ideal candidate has a strong background in soil mechanics and constitutive modelling (acquired, for instance, through a degree in geotechnical engineering or equivalent, achieved with a thesis in a relevant topic). The candidate will essentially work on incorporating novel experimental insights and field data into physically-based models to reproduce and predict landslide behaviours at the slope and catchment scales (thus enabling cross-scale modelling) under thermo-hydro-mechanical boundary conditions.

– Fully funded for up to 4 years
– Net salary 1100 EUR/month (research assistant position) + PhD scholarship up to 600 EUR/month
– Full time (40 hours/week) with flexible hours, in presence
– Possibility to apply for university accommodation through the Staff Welcome Centre (
– Deadline for applications: 13 March 2024
– Start date: 1 October 2024
– Apply here:
– Review of applications will begin after the submission deadline

Postdoctoral positions

The ideal candidates have a track record, proportionate to their career stage, of publications, grants, scientific results demonstrating potential for independence in the topic of this call or a closely related one (e.g., thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling of geomaterials, landslides and climate change, slope-vegetation-atmosphere interaction).The candidates must possess outstanding skills in constitutive and numerical modelling of landslide processes at various scales and/or in advanced experimental soil mechanics, ideally with a focus on clay soils.The candidates are expected to show independent thinking and develop original solutions contributing to cross-scale modelling under thermo-hydro-mechanical boundary conditions. The specific research track of the successful applicants will be discussed based on skills, motivations, and the current project needs.

– Duration of the fellowship: 12 months; renewable based on performance
– Net salary: 1750 EUR/month (postdoctoral position)
– Full time (40 hours/week) with flexible hours; hybrid work possible upon agreement
– Possibility to apply for university accommodation through the Staff Welcome Centre (
– Deadline for applications: 15 February 2024
– Start date: 1 May 2024
– Apply here:
– Applications will be reviewed as they come; early applications are encouraged

Contact for inquiries: Dr. Gianvito Scaringi (

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