Overview




Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Geotechnical Engineering

Company: University of Alberta

Job description: This position offers an annual stipend of $50,000 and a benefits package found at . This position has a term length of over 12 months and up to 2 years.
Location – Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.
Working for the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.
The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.
Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people-from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.
Position
The Geotechnical Centre at the University of Alberta invites applications for a postdoctoral position focusing on the triaxial testing of tailings materials, starting in April 2024. This position offers a great opportunity to contribute to the field of tailings geotechniques. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Nicholas Beier and Dr. F. Albert Liu.
Duties
The research will focus on 1) conducting extensive triaxial testing on various tailings materials to analyze the undrained behaviors associated with static liquefaction, and 2) applying and further developing the Norsand model to interpret and predict static liquefaction of tailings materials.
Qualifications
The successful candidate must have: 1) a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field, 2) extensive experience in triaxial tests, 3) a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the critical state theory and NorSand modelling, and 4) excellent analytical, research, and communication skills.
At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
How to Apply
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Sat, 03 Feb 2024 02:39:17 GMT