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Postdoc Position in Geomechanics in A Multi-disciplinary Deep Underground Laboratory Team

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in geological engineering to join ETH Zurich. The funds for this position are available for four years. Applicants should apply as soon as possible.

ETH Zrich is one of the world's leading universities in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The Department of Earth Sciences of ETH Zrich has been consecutively ranked #1 for four years in the QS World University Rankings, Earth & Marine Sciences. An initiative led by the Department of Earth Sciences is currently setting up a deep underground rock laboratory for research in the fields of geosciences and geo-energy. A series of experiments is being implemented with the activities of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) in the Bedretto Underground Laboratory in the Central Swiss Alps. new position.The SCCER and the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Group (GEG) at ETH Zrich jointly invites applicants for a 2-year Post-Doc position in the area of geomechanics. The position is fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

You will be part of an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers with various backgrounds in geosciences and geological engineering. Within the advertised position you will have the opportunity to contribute to the conception, planning, implementation and analysis of a variety of geomechanics field experiments tailored to enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and induced seismicity at the scale of an underground laboratory.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in Earth sciences, or related engineering fields (geotechnical, petroleum, mining, etc.) by the time of the start. We are looking for motivated individuals with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: field and/or laboratory experiments, reservoir geomechanics, in situ stress, hydraulic fracturing, and hard rock rheology. Demonstrated interests in enhanced geothermal system and induced seismicity are desired.

The candidate should possess excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, be proficient in English, and have excellent writing and presentation skills. The candidate needs to function well both as a member of an interdisciplinary team and individually. The anticipated duration of this position is two years. Benefits, work hours, salary, insurance, and pension are subject to must hold a PhD degree in Earth sciences, or related engineering fields (geotechnical, petroleum, mining, etc.) by the time of the start. We are looking for motivated individuals with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: field and/or laboratory experiments, reservoir geomechanics, in situ stress, hydraulic fracturing, and hard rock rheology. Demonstrated interests in enhanced geothermal system and induced seismicity are desired.should possess excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, be proficient in English, and have excellent writing and presentation skills. The candidate needs to function well both as a member of an interdisciplinary team and individually. The anticipated duration of this position is two years. Benefits, work hours, salary, insurance, and pension are subject to ETH Zurich standards


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