PhD position at the Center for Geosciences and Geoengineering of Mines Paris

The Center for geosciences and geoengineering of Mines Paris, PSL research University, is offering a PhD position devoted to the investigation of interactions between CO2 and potential caprocks, such as clayey rocks. The goal of this research project is to analyze data issued from several meso-scale field tests of CO2 injection in order to identify potential correlations between hydrological, thermal, geomechanical and geochemical signals, including quantitative and qualitative uncertainty analysis. As some injection tests are running are more are planned, the successful candidate will work on the development of monitoring strategies and workflows to better characterize natural and anthropogenic signals. This PhD position is part of a Marie Curie EU action, SMILE, or “MultidiSciplinary and MultIscale approach for coupLed processes induced by geo-Energies” (see details in the attached pdf file).

We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly motivated and curious candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in earth sciences. Applications are expected ASAP, with a deadline on July 20, 2023. The supervising team includes researchers in geomechanics, hydrogeology and geochemistry.

PhD position at Mines Paris PSL on evolution of Li production capacity

The geosciences research department of Mines Paris PSL is offering a PhD position devoted to the potential growth of primary lithium production in the two next decades. The goal of this research project is to evaluate which scenarios of transition to electric mobility are really technically and financially feasible, and to identify the levers that may help to speed up the développement of new capacities. 

We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly motivated and curious candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent). The topic being multi-disciplinary, the Master’s degree could be in geology, mining, mineral processing, or even industrial economy. The candidate will have to proof its capacity to work at the frontiers of these domains. 

Applications are expected ASAP, with a deadline at mid August. Please see details in the attached pdf file

PhD position at the University of Genoa on bio-based stabilisations for sustainable ground improvement to mitigate the risk of landslides

Applications are welcome for a PhD position at the University of Genoa (Italy). The main objective of this doctoral project is to devise sustainable bio-based stabilisations for problematic soils (e.g. swelling or collapsible soils, sulphate-rich soils, etc.) to enhance the resilience of infrastructure earthworks (such as dams, embankments, cuttings) subjected to extreme rainfall events. The PhD candidate will conduct a broad experimental programme  involving mineralogical characterisation and hydromechanical testing of both unstabilised and bio-stabilised soil samples under saturated and unsaturated conditions. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase the safety factor of slopes while decarbonising the ground improvement sector.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from highly motivated and curious candidates with a First Class Master’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering with a specialisation in geomechanics, geochemistry or other relevant fields.

More details in the attached PDF file.

Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Technical University of Darmstadt

The Institute of Geotechnics at TU Darmstadt, Germany, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the prestigious EU-funded project GEOLAB ( As the post holder, you will play a pivotal role in steering and overseeing the large-scale geotechnical model tests conducted within the GEOLAB framework. We have an exciting lineup of model tests scheduled, including those focusing on piled embankments, monopiles, and anchor piles for floating offshore wind applications. As the postdoctoral researcher, you will take charge of the entire process, from meticulously planning and executing these tests to conducting thorough evaluations of the obtained data. Your expertise and leadership will be vital in ensuring the success of these experiments and the dissemination of the results. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in GEOLAB consortium meetings and workshops, engaging with leading experts in the field and fostering collaborative relationships.

Discover more about the position and requirements in the detailed job description or this PDF:

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc) (all genders) – TU Darmstadt (

To apply, send your application to Professor Hauke Zachert at Feel free to reach out to Professor Zachert for any informal inquiries.

This is a 2-year position with an application deadline of June 23rd.

10 PhD positions opening on the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, 2 of them will be located in Grenoble.

Our natural H2 research team in ISTerre laboratory (Grenoble) will host two Phd students among 10 PhD positions opening on the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, ENDONANO ITN-European Industrial Doctorate (EID) program “SHINE: Safe underground Hydrogen storage IN Earth subsurface reservoirs”:

Regarding Grenoble,  we are looking for candidates (see  projects 07 & 08) for:

  • First PhD (No 07) : Permeability and migration pathways to the surface using field observations, laboratory tests and numerical modelling. Very good Geomechanical, Hydraulic & Analytical/coding skills required. Frederic Victor Donzé will supervise this project.
  • Second PhD (No 08): Modeling and laboratory studies of fluid-solid interaction during H2 transport along fractures. Supervised by Laurent Truche

Please apply there:
Details regarding candidates:

Feel free to apply to the other PhD projects. We will address the underground hydrogen storage science and technology.

PhD position in CCUS Geomechanics

A position for a scientific software developer / PhD in geomechanics is open at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The doctoral project will focus on CO2 storage in depleted reservoirs. The thermo-hydro-mechanical response of reservoir rocks will be investigated considering a two-phase flow of supercritical CO2 and water. The research will be conducted jointly with DRACSYS, a spinoff company of the research group of Mechanics of Materials (MECMAT-UPC). The new developments will be implemented in the group’s own FE code.

Start date: as soon as possible and no later than October 2023.

More information on this pdf file.

3 PhD positions opening in Nanoscience and Fault Mechanics at UCLouvain, Belgium

Applications are welcomed for 3 PhD positions at the IMMC institute, UCLouvain, Belgium, starting in October 2023.

These positions are part of multi-disciplinary project NanoGG focusing on rocks mechanical behavior to study faults’ behavior, earthquake propagation and plate tectonics. This project aims at better understanding the physics behind these events and more generally the deformation processes in rocks at depth by investigating their behavior from the nanoscale to the macroscale combining original numerical and experimental developments. The PhD projects will be co-supervised by an interdisciplinary team composed of Hosni Idrissi, Laurent Delannay and Hadrien Rattez.

More information in the attached file.

Research Associate Position on “Multiphysics modelling of long-term evolution of concrete structures in service environment”

Join the Numerical Modelling and Digitalization for Building Materials and Concrete Structures research group at the Institute for Concrete Structures and Building Materials at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

We’re seeking a motivated individual to support our ground-breaking research on Multiphysics modelling for the long-term evolution of critical infrastructures like nuclear reactors and bridges. You’ll have the opportunity to develop innovative thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical models, enabling reliable predictions of concrete structure service life. With hands-on experiments, cutting-edge numerical modelling, and collaboration with leading experts, this role offers a unique pathway to advance your career and make a lasting impact in the field. For further information contact Dr. Ravi Patel ( as well as on this pdf file.

Researcher/PhD position at the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

call is open to award one researcher/PhD student grant within the I&D Project INTENT – Intelligent health monitoring of road infrastructures using bender elements embedded in pavements, reference 2022.06879.PTDC, funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). The recipient is expected to conduct research in the field of Civil Engineering/Geomechanics at the University of Minho, in Guimarães, Portugal.

The grant holder will work at the ISISE Research Centre, University of Minho, to develop, test and produce Bender Elements (BE) sensors taking into account a set of specifications defined in a previous Task of the project. Subsequently, these sensors will be delivered and installed for field tests aimed at the continuous monitoring of road granular layers.

Job:  Research grant for MSc graduates, with an option to undertake a PhD

Research field: Civil Engineering/Geomechanics

Stating date: July, 2023

Application deadline: June, 7, 2023

More information on this link.