Department of Mechanics: Vacancies

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Academic positions

  • University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Professorship in Civil Engineering
The successful candidate will have an established international research profile and a strong track record in attracting external research funding. While this is primarily a research-focused leadership role, the successful candidate will also contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and provide service to the national and international academic and professional communities.
Application deadline: 20 April 2014

Postdoctoral positions

  • Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
A postdoc position on DEM modelling of the failure of dry stone retaining walls is proposed in LTDS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
Starting date: 1 September 2014
Duration: 12 months
  • IRSTEA, Aix-en-Provence, France
Modeling the erosion of a granular soil with cohesion
Minimum duration: 12 months
Contact: Pierre PHILIPPE, IRSTEA, Aix-en-Provence -
Two postdoctoral positions focused on Quasistatic and Dynamic Evolution Problems in Plasticity and Fracture in the group of Gianni Dal Maso.
Application deadline: 10 March 2014
Duration: 30 months
Project: Risk-based Selection of Constitutive Models for Geotechnical Analysis
Duration: 1 year
Contact: Prof. Pierre Yves Hicher (Tel: +33 (0) 2 40 37 16 66, E-mail:; Dr. Zhen-Yu Yin (Tel: +33 (0) 2 40 37 15 88, E-mail:
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
The purpose of this research project is to investigate chemical and mechanical processes in porous media subjected to reactive transport. The project will employ small scale flow experiments, X-ray microtomographic imaging, carbonate geochemistry, and classical geomechanical deformation tests to quantify the simultaneous evolution of chemical and structural attributes (e.g., pore size, particle size, mineral constituents, etc.) during reactive flow and/or loading. The experimental activities will be conducted at the Northwestern University and at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), located at the Argonne National Laboratory. The main goal of the project is to relate temporal and spatial changes in microstructural attributes to chemical and physical macroscopic quantities (e.g., permeability, stiffness, strength, precipitation/dissolution etc.).
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The Division of GeoEngineering at Chalmers is looking for a dynamic and talented individual for the position of Marie Curie Fellow (Experienced Researcher) to work on constitutive model development, verification and validation, with focus on modelling rate-dependent behaviour of soft natural soils. The post requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and a PhD degree (or at least 4 years of full time research experience) in computational mechanics or geotechnics or a similar topic. For more details see this announcement.
Multiple research positions in the field of modeling, simulation, assessment and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures

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