Post-doctoral researcher in computational geomechanics at Delft University of Technology

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in computational modelling of gas-induced fractures in low-permeability porous media. The post-doctoral researcher will push the boundaries of existing understanding of coupling between gas flow in low permeability porous media and fracturing process, through the development of theoretical models and numerical tools. It is anticipated that the researcher will need to develop models which include discrete pathways in a heterogeneous (continuum) material. Challenges exist in simulating the development of the discrete pathways and the impact of the heterogeneity on the macroscopic behaviour. The simulation tools developed will be based on existing finite element tools for multiphase flow and mechanics, which require novel additions to include discrete pathways. Close collaboration with experimentalists is expected.

The closing date for applications is 11th October 2019.

More information can be found in the attachment.

ALERT Poster session 2019 (Deadline extension)

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in September 30 – October 2, 2019 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinators Nadia Benahmed ( and Antoine Wautier ( using the attached abstract form (Template). Deadline: September 13th

Position available at Colorado School of Mines – Experimental Soil Mechanics

We are seeking to hire a research professional (research engineer, research assistant professor, post-doctoral fellow, post MSc fellow) with experience and interest in applied/experimental soil behavior and experimental mechanics related to soil erosion, jetting erosion of soils, jet grouting, dredging mechanics, soil modification/ground improvement, soil drilling, fluid fracking of soils. Qualified applicants that lack these specific areas of experience yet have a strong background in experimental soil behavior/mechanics are encouraged to apply. Experience with embedded instrumentation, field testing, soil bed testing, etc., is also desired.

The position is scheduled to begin October 1, and is available for 15 months with possible extension and promotion. See attached pdf for further details.

Contact: Prof. Mike Mooney (

PhD and PostDoc positions at LMS-EPFL

The laboratory for Soil Mechanics (LMS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne(EPFL) is looking for outstanding candidates for 3 PhD and 2 Post-Doc positions.

The LMS is working in the field of geomechanical and geotechnical engineering with applications for energy and environment. We are looking for motivated candidates ready to undertake advanced experimental and numerical work within our team.

The call will remain open until all the positions are filled.

Further information in the attached document.

13 International Symposium on Landslides, Cartagena Colombia June 2020

In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE,ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society-CGS cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in the XIII International Symposium on Landslides-XIII ISL, which will be held from June 15 to 19 – 2020 in the city of Cartagena-Colombia.

All abstracts, draft manuscripts and final manuscripts shall be submitted to the Conference staff through the ISSMGE’s Conference Review Platform whose address is:

People interested in submitting documents for the Conference should visit the website listed above and register. The account credentials should be used to access the platform for subsequent submittals.

First-time submittals should be performed in two steps. Firstly, the authors should provide a text of their abstract. Secondly, after acceptance, authors should submit a PDF copy of their manuscript before the papers submission deadline.

Manuscript deadline: November 11, 2019.

Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2019 (Reminder)

The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2019 is open now! Find the preliminary program of the Workshop and school here. Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

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The deadline for the registration is the September 18th! The accommodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin“ is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois!

ALERT Poster session 2019 (Reminder)

The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in September 30 – October 2, 2019 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinators Nadia Benahmed ( and Antoine Wautier ( using the attached abstract form (Template).

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Geotechnical Engineering Grade 7/8/9 (updated links)

Applications are welcome from those with a experienced and recognised research background in Geotechnical Engineering. You will have research experience in an academic (or industrial research) environment, including a relevant publication record in leading international journals and evidence of ability in attracting external research funding from a range of funding sources. Candidates who can actively contribute to research in computational and applied geotechnics will be favourably assessed.

You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, preferably within the broad area of Civil Engineering. Teaching commitments can be expected at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with contributions to the Department’s current and future degree programmes. Your enthusiasm in research should therefore be accompanied by a commitment and competence in teaching at both UG and PG levels.

Closing Date: 18 September 2019

Full description of the position and details of how to apply can be found at: recruiting website (updated link)

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Kristian Krabbenhoft:

Assistant Professors (tenure track) / Associate Professors in Civil and Structural Engineering

The Department of Engineering (ENG) of Aarhus University (AU) is looking for several innovative and visionary tenure track Assistant Professors or Associate Professors in Civil and Structural Engineering. Within the last two years, eight new faculty researchers have been recruited to our Civil Engineering section, and we are now looking to further expand, based on our ambitious strategic investment in a five-year recruitment plan to place the university in direct competition with the global engineering elite. Therefore, Aarhus University is seeking researchers driven with vision, innovations, and technologies for the future, to join and expand our existing research environment in Civil Engineering. Read more about the position here: