PhD Position (Thèse CIFRE) – Helical pile: physical and numerical modeling for marine geotechnical applications

Exciting Opportunities Available! Are you passionate about renewable energy and eager to contribute to cutting-edge research? The Geotechnical Centrifuge laboratory at Gustave Eiffel University is now hiring a motivated PhD student to delve into the fascinating world of anchors for floating wind turbines.

Join our dynamic team and be part of the only geotechnical centrifuge group in France dedicated to pushing the boundaries of research in renewable energy development.

Role Description:

This is a full-time on-site role for a PHD at the geotechnical centrifuge at CG lab – Gustave Eiffel University located in Nantes. As a PHD, you will be responsible for conducting research and experiments using the geotechnical centrifuge and numerical modelling. This includes performing parametric studies, analyzing experimental data, comparing results with design rules and analytical models, and contributing to the advancement of geotechnical engineering numerical models. You will work closely with a team of researchers, engineers, and technicians.

Fully funded from October 2024 to October 2027.


Dr. Christelle Abadie: christelle.abadie(at)
Dr. Zheng Li: 
Dr. Matthieu Blanc: matthieu.blanc(at) 
Dr. Luc Thorel: luc.thorel(at) 

For more details, click here: and see the attached PDF file.

Application closing date: June 30, 2024

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