|Salary:||£31,502 to £43,155|
|Placed On:||11th May 2023|
|Closes:||9th June 2023|
Applications are invited for an exceptional individual to join our Future Infrastructure and Environment Research Cluster as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geotechnical Physical Modelling, with a particular emphasis on centrifuge modelling of braced excavations. The post holder will work on the EPSRC-funded research project “Braced Excavations: what about the corners?” jointly held by the University of Dundee and Durham University (https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/X024849/1), and will be expected to work with other academics working on the project at both institutions. The aim of this project is to develop new and more accurate ways to predict ground movements and prop loads for large, braced excavations as regularly used around the world for the construction of new underground transportation infrastructure. For this specific role, the post holder will create and test models of 2- and 3-dimensional braced excavations using the University of Dundee Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility to provide validation data for numerical approaches developed at Durham University.
The successful candidate will join a stimulating, diverse and collaborative research environment as part of the Geotechnical Engineering Research Group, within the Future Infrastructure & Environment Research Cluster. Mentoring will be provided by two senior academics with strong international profiles, and the successful candidate will also have access to a well-equipped supporting soil testing laboratory, specialist technical support and numerical modelling tools. The post offers exciting opportunities to work closely with researchers at the other partner organisations during the R&D aspects of the project, as well as participation in wider collaborative research activities with other project partners and stakeholders.
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For further information about this position please contact Professor Jonathan Knappett at email@example.com. To find out more about the School of Science and Engineering, please visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/science-engineering/research/future-i nfrastructure-and-environment.
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