PhD in Geological Engineering - Underground Mining
GeoHazards (Mud Rush)

A Ph.D. position in Geological Engineering is available to conduct research into mud rush hazards related to block cave mining operations. The student will be responsible for conducting fundamental research and developing new computer tools for assessing runout hazard and risk as part of a larger university-industry collaborative project. Preferred candidates should have a background in engineering or applied science. Knowledge of rock, soil, and fluid mechanics are all assets, as is experience with computer programming in C++ and/or Python.

For further details, please contact Prof. Scott McDougall ( or Prof. Erik Eberhardt (, and include a copy of your CV.

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posted: 31 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.