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Post-doctoral researcher in computational modelling of gas-induced fractures in low-permeability porous media

The post-doctoral researcher will push the boundaries of existing understanding of coupling between gas flow in low permeability porous media and fracturing …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3389 - € 4274 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The post-doctoral researcher will push the boundaries of existing understanding of coupling between gas flow in low permeability porous media and fracturing process, through the development of theoretical models and numerical tools. It is anticipated that the researcher will need to develop models which include discrete pathways in a heterogeneous (continuum) material. Challenges exist in simulating the development of the discrete pathways and the impact of the heterogeneity on the macroscopic behaviour. The simulation tools developed will be based on existing finite element tools for multiphase flow and mechanics, which require novel additions to include discrete pathways. Close collaboration with experimentalists is expected.

The intention is that the post-doctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with a PhD student. The post-doctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to the supervision.

This position is part of the European Joint Research Programme in the management and disposal of radioactive waste (EURAD) funded by the European Commission. TU Delft is involved in the work package focusing on gas transport processes in natural and engineered clay materials

Functie-eisen

You should have a PhD in computational (geo-)mechanics, or a related discipline, with ideally a strong track record and interest in fracturing and fluid flow in fractures. Knowledge of simulation of heterogeneous materials would be an asset. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Conditions

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture Workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.    

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy you can contact Dr. Anne-Catherine Dieudonné, assistant professor, via a.a.m.dieudonne@tudelft.nl or tel: +31 (0)15 27 86134, or Dr. Phil Vardon, associate professor, via p.j.vardon@tudelft.nl or tel: +31 (0)15 27 81456.