PhD Full Scholarship Available at the University of Liverpool!

Research Topic: Dynamic modelling of submarine landslides and induced tsunami propagation

Scholarship Coverage: Full tuition and an annual stipend of £39,855.60 (before tax) for 3 years, open to both local and international students.

Suitable Fields: Ideal for graduate students with backgrounds in mechanics, geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, mechanical engineering, or relevant engineering fields with experience in computer simulation.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024 (British time)

Application Link:

Additional Information: This scholarship is funded by UKRI. It is also a part of the EU project: Poseidon – Doctoral Network.

Dr. Xue Zhang (
Prof. John Bridgeman
Dr. Yan Zhou

Contact Email:

Suart B. Savage Award

A new international Award was just founded in the field of mechanics and
physics of granular media. This Award is definitely independent of any
association or national organism and was created with the help of
Elsevier and of MRC journal.

All infos can be obtained by clicking on “Stuart B. Savage Award” at the
full top of the home page of MRC, which is reached directly by the
following link:

or through this link directly:

Do not hesitate to postulate.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Bath

The University of Bath (United Kingdom) is looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Geotechnical Engineering to conduct world leading research and help facilitate the education of our students.

We are specifically looking for someone to conduct research and teach in one or more of the following fields:

  • Remote sensing in geotechnics
  • Big data and/or AI for geotechnics

More information can be found in the advert (, job reference FM11758). The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25 June 2024.

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

GEOLAB Blind Prediction Contest:  Submission Open & Prize

The submission period for the GEOLAB Blind Prediction Contest (BPC) is now officially open until September 15, 2024.  

The BPC results will be presented during a dedicated session at the 5th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG) in Nantes, France (June 9-13, 2025). A representative from each winning team will be invited to attend the conference, receive public recognition during the session, and benefit from a covered registration fee and substantial contribution to travel expenses.

For instructions on submitting your prediction and detailed participation rules, please visit the event webpage [ ].

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Phd/Postdoc openings at EPFL

The Data-Driven Mechanics Laboratory at EPFL is inviting applications for two open positions:

1) A fully-funded PhD position at the intersection of geomechanics and machine learning

2) A two-year Postdoc position exploring the mechanics of architected granular materials

Details about the positions and the application process can be found in the attached flyers: PhD, Postdoc

The deadline is July 15th.

PhD position at Montanuniversität Leoben

One vacant position for a full-time university assistant (m/f/d) at the Chair of Geoenergy Production Engineering, in the Department Geoenergy. Start from the earliest possible date in an employment contract limited to four year. Salary Group B1 according to the Uni-KV, monthly minimum salary excl. Szlg.: € 3.578,80 for 40 hours per week (14 x per year), actual classification is according to previous relevant experience.


Energy and environmental aspects of geoscience remain the greatest challenges that our society will face in the coming decades. To offer various tools for energy transition and environmental protection, we develop an open-source code that enables us to simulate multi-physical processes in sub-surface, such as fluid and heat transport, rock deformation, and geochemical reaction. We are looking for a PhD candidate who will write a dissertation with the following possible topics:
– multi-scale modeling via surrogate model
– computational geomechanics
– fracture mechanics

– Degree in Engineering or Natural Science
– Familiarity with numerical methods for solving PDE systems

More information on this pdf file: Click to access MBL%201332324%20-%20Stellenausschreibung_EN.pdf

Two PhD positions and a PostDoc positions at BOKU University

We are looking for two PhD and one post-doc researchers in granular mechanics, granular physics and computation mechanics.

These positions are offered within an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council awarded to Prof. Wei Wu at BOKU University, Vienna. MOTRAN (Modelling Transient Granular Flow) will develop a high-fidelity numerical model for the multiscale simulation of the transient behaviour during the phase transition of granular materials. MOTRAN pursues the following objectives: (1) constitutive model; (2) fully coupled SPH-DEM numerical model; (3) unique lab experiments on granular flow for calibration and validation.

Please download the Flyer for more information.

PhD position in advanced experimental geomechanics and 3D imaging.

The geomechanics team at laboratoire 3SR-UGA (Grenoble, France) is looking for PhD candidates to work on X-ray and Neutron characterization of ciment damage evolution in cohesive granular materials. The candidate will be supervised by A. Tengattini, C. Couture and C. Viggiani. The attached document provides further details on the context and requirements for this position. The deadline for sending an application is the June 15th 2024.

PhD offer in Grenoble: Plant root growth and its interaction with the soil

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Alexander Erlich and I work at a CNRS laboratory, the LiPhy, in Grenoble. My research focus is on solid mechanics and growth, focussing on growth and its application to biological systems (more info:

I would like to kindly ask you to share an advert for a PhD position that I am offering.

The advert is attached, and briefly, I am looking for a motivated PhD student to work on a computational model to understand plant root growth in interaction with soil.

This project is in collaboration with Cino Viggiani (Grenoble). Studying the interaction of a growing root against an elastoplastic soil, where the root generates stress and soil relaxes it, is a novel perspective at the frontier between mechanics and biophysics. The starting date is the 1st October 2024 (it can be slightly delayed if necessary).

The position was funded for three years by the CNRS 80 PRIME programme, with a net salary of approximately 1716€/month.

I would be very grateful if you could please share this advert.

Thank you and best wishes,

Alexander Erlich