MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Universität Bremen, Germany
PhD positions in Marine Engineering Geology
We are searching for a highly motivated and excellently qualified young scientists in our starting joint research project:
Pile capacity is increasing in time; this process is known as set-up effect. The set-up factor has been reported between 1.2 to 2, which shows the significance of this phenomenon. However, the exact mechanism and the relationship of the set-up factor to some parameters such as soil type, soil condition or installation methods are not well understood making it difficult to implement this factor in engineering design. The objective of this research program is to shed light on the set-up process and provide more ground for its use in practice through a comprehensive experimental laboratory and field studies, as well as theoretical numerical studies.
This project is a joint research project with MARUM/Universität Bremen, Fraunhofer IWES, Innogy SE, and Geo-Engineering.org.
Your personal attributes:
A PhD project in Bremen commonly takes three years and that's the duration of the funding. Salary and benefits are according to the German state employees' salary scheme TV-L E 13 (66%). The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG. International candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Bremen aims at increasing the number of women in science and therefore explicitly encourages applications from female candidates. Disabled persons will be given preference in case of equal qualification. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. The position is available starting as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Applicants are asked submit their CV, a one-page synopsis of their master/diploma thesis, other previous research achievements, and the covering letter should indicate at least two referees.
All documents should be send with the reference number A56/18 to the address below:
Prof. Dr. Tobias Mörz
Deadline for applications: 26.02.2018