Postdoctoral Positions in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked the third-best universities for Civil Engineering in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Computational Geomechanics.

Available positions: There are currently two postdoctoral positions at PolyU Hong Kong funded by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the year 2021. The positions offer the possibility of working on multiscale multiphysics modelling of fluid-structure-soil interaction in offshore geotechnics.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Computational Mechanics or other relevant disciplines and have the ability to build an independent, externally funded research program at the forefront of their field. Programming experience in C++/Fortran/etc. and numerical modelling experience using FEM/DEM/CFD code(s) are required.

Research topics: The two research topics mainly focus on (1) coupled CFD-DEM modelling and (2) coupled FEM-DEM modelling on the geotechnical problems in offshore engineering, particularly in the areas relating to characterization and modelling of marine sediments, offshore foundations, pipeline geotechnics and offshore geo-hazards.

Starting date: The positions are expected to get started as early as possible. Contract duration: 1~2 years (extensions are possible based on the performance of research achievements).

Closing date for applications: You may apply for this position until March 14, 2021 by email to the contacts given below. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be scheduled with early close of application depending on the number of candidates received.

Salary: 276 000 ~ 324 000 HK$ / year (29600~34700 EUR/year), depending on the performance and contribution.

Contacts: Please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae C.V. and a letter stating your motivation to apply and your key relevant qualities to Dr Yin-Fu JIN ( and Dr. Jie YANG ( 

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