Become part of an active and diverse research group at Chalmers, Sweden,
that offers excellent opportunities to develop your academic skills and
international networks, whilst scientifically contributing to the modelling
the impacts of climate change and mitigation measures. The project is directly
liked with the activities ofDigital Twin Cities Centre at Chalmers.
Information about the research
The Geotechnics Research Group (GRG) in the Division of Geology and
Geotechnics (GEO) primarily focuses on modelling and characterisation of
complex geomaterials, such as naturals and stabilised soils. The research
activities aim to bridge fundamental understanding and advanced modelling &
testing capabilities with application in engineering practice. GRG has become
an internationally recognised group in experimental testing and modelling at
laboratory and field scale. The group has unique laboratory facilities to
study the hydromechanical response of geomaterials in climate-controlled
conditions, as well as computational facilities incorporating the latest
software developments for computational work.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a post-doc position
linked with a a research project funded by Formas (Swedish research
council), which aims is to develop a multi-physics model to assess the impact
of climate change on the built environment in terms of stability and ground
movements. A major component will be the development of an efficient scalable
computational framework for multiphysics modelling of geostructures in
FEniCSx, accounting for the spatial heterogeneity of the soil and the
probabilistic nature of the environmental loading on its interfaces
(atmosphere, lower and upper aquifer). In addition to the main supervisor
(Prof. Minna Karstunen), the student is supported by Dr Ayman Abed and Prof.
Jelke Dijkstra. The project is part of a larger constellation of projects that
focus on modelling the impacts of climate change and mitigation measures.
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your own research in
the research group for the needs of the project and also support the PhD
student who has been appointed to the project. In addition to research, you
are also expected to contribute to the education at undergraduate or MSc level
and/or other activities within the Division and GRG (up to 10% of their
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree in
Geotechnical Engineering, Computational Mechanics or other relevant field
awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according
to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).
You need to be numerate, and proficient in programming (e.g. Python, Fortran
or C++). Experience in computational modelling in multi-physics framework and
model implementation is an advantage.
The applicants are expected to be fluent in English (both verbal and written
communication) in order to work efficiently in a mainly English speaking
research environment. Fluency in Swedish would be an additional merit.
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years
(which may be extended by one year subject to follow-on funding).
We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the
coastal city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.
Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with
equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for
excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all
activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20220409 and written in English.
The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as
below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does
not support Zip files.
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number)
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family
name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results • Describe your future goals and future research focus, as well as how the
appointment would directly contribute to those.
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Please upload a copy of your PhD thesis regardless of the language it is
Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
Application deadline: 15 October, 2022
For questions, please contact:
Professor Minna Karstunen, GEO
Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement
publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection
with this position.
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