Postdoctoral Position in Geomechanical Modeling at Northwestern University (USA)

A postdoctoral position on Landslide Geomechanics is available at Northwestern University. The selected candidate will join the Geomechanical Modeling group at Northwestern University, working under the supervision of Dr. Giuseppe Buscarnera on a project aimed at explaining the dynamics of landslide initiation and rapid post-failure movement. The position involves a one-year appointment, with the possibility of a contract extension for a second year. Competitive salary, exposure to a dynamic international environment, and opportunities for professional development will be key components of the position. 

For all inquiries, please contact Dr. Giuseppe Buscarnera (email:  

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position at the University of Warwick (UK)

We are looking for an enthusiast candidate willing to conduct interdisciplinary cutting-edge research on reactive mixing in porous media and engage in educational innovation projects. The successful candidate will join Porous Material and Processes (PMPM) Research Group at the University of Warwick and collaborate with project partners at Swansea University and ETH Zurich.

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Postdoctoral Position in geotechnical earthquake engineering at Université Gustave Eiffel (France)

A postdoctoral  position is open at Université Gustave Eiffel, France. The project will focus on Centrifuge Modelling of soft soil reinforced by rigid inclusions subjected to seismic loading. The post-doctoral researcher will carry out experimental studies on the soil-rigid inclusion-superstructure interaction taking into account several highlighted factors. The experimental study will also provide essential data for numerical modeling.

Application deadline: Open until Filled

For more information of the PhD subject, see the attached PDF file.

Ph.D. project on “Risk of early-age shrinkage cracking of cement-based slabs” (France)

Laboratoire Navier (at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) and LafargeHolcim Innovation Center propose a CIFRE Ph.D. project on the early-age shrinkage cracking of concrete slabs, to be started in Fall 2021.

Interested students should apply preferentially by 25 April 2021. Further information can be found in the attached file. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Sheffield (UK)

The Department of Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK is inviting applications from outstanding candidates for the position of Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, to help shape our research activity and taught programmes. While applications from all areas of geotechnics – whether numerical or physical – are welcome, we seek a talented individual who can relate their research vision to impact on key challenges such as infrastructure performance/resilience, adaptation of geotechnical systems for an evolving climate, low carbon development/management, decarbonisation of energy production, and integration of digital technologies.

The Department’s teaching is underpinned by international leading research, ranked top 4 in the UK for research excellence, and offers excellent laboratories and facilities for students. All undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited. The Department has particular expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainability and carbon-neutral construction, digital technologies, characterisation of new materials, and management of risk and hazards. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Further information and an application link can be found below:

The closing date for applications is 4th May 2021.

Informal enquiries can be made to Elisabeth Bowman, Reader in Geomechanics, at

Postdoctoral position in geotechnical centrifuge modelling at the Hainan institute of Zhejiang University

The Hainan Institute of Zhejiang University invites applications for one postdoctoral position in Geotechnical Engineering. The Institute seeks applicants in all areas of Geotechnical Engineering with representative examples including but not limited to: offshore geotechnics, numerical and physically modelling of geo-materials. All candidates with advanced experience in geotechnical experiment and geotechnical centrifuge modelling will be considered.

About the Institute

Zhejiang University, one of the top universities in Asia, is one of the earliest institutions of higher education in China. It ranks 53th according to QS World University Rankings 2020.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Geomechanics at University of Liverpool (UK)

This position is funded by the EPSRC New Investigator Award scheme. The aim of the project is to develop advanced computer models capable of predicting the mechanical response of carbonate sands at offshore foundations from the installation stage to the operational stage. In the project, a novel continuum numerical approach will be developed for analyzing large deformation soil-water-foundation interactions. Additionally, a self-learning simulation framework based on advanced deep-learning techniques will be constructed for training data-drive constitutive models for carbonate soils.

Please contact Dr Xue Zhang (email: for all enquiries for the application. This post is open to international applicants.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Foundation Systems at Durham University (UK)

We are advertising a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Foundation Systems position. The postdoctoral research will be based at Durham University, UK, and will work on a British Council funded project entitled “Floating hybrid renewable energy systems in Turkey”. This project aims to develop a design for hybrid floating wind turbine solar energy foundation systems. The project involves collaboration with the Middle East Technical University and industry partners in Turkey.  The postdoctoral researcher will carry out advanced numerical simulations to predict the response of the foundations and the anchorage systems.

The employment contract will be up to 16/02/2023 (about 23 months). The deadline for the application is 22 April at midnight (GMT).  More details can be found at:

PhD offer on granular materials under cyclic loading at Université Gustave Eiffel

We are looking for a PhD Student to collaborate with us on a project combining discrete element simulation and centrifuge modeling of cyclic loading of granular materials entitled:

Study of the behavior of granular materials under cyclic loading

under the supervision of  Riccardo Artoni, Patrick Richard, Bogdan Cazacliu, Luc Thorel, Matthieu Blanc a the Gustave Eiffel University (campus of Nantes)

Here’s the thesis offer: 

The application (available here: ) is open until the 23rd april 2021.

Please contact us before applying online.