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Mining And Rock Engineering

In this project, we intend to improve strategies which can be used to mitigate seismic risks in the Swedish underground mines. We are looking for a postdoc in mining and rock engineering with specialization in rock mechanics/rock dynamics/seismicity. The postdoc will participate in our ongoing research activities associated with management of seismic hazards and rockburst hazards under highly stressed conditions in the deep mines of Sweden.
Senior researchers who have expertise in rock mechanics, blasting and seismicity will work in the project as well. We expect a close cooperation between the senior researchers and the postdoc as well as collaboration between universities and mining industry.
As a postdoc, you will be responsible to plan, organize and perform the research work to achieve the goal set within the project. You will also be responsible to analyze the results and present them in peer-reviewed scientific publications. As a postdoc, you will be expected to interact with PhD students and their research.
In order to be eligible for this position, the applicant must have a PhD degree in Rock Mechanics, Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or relevant field. A strong background in the area of numerical modelling is required. This should be documented in peer-reviewed scientific publications.
The successful candidate for this position is a highly-motivated person with a great aptitude for research, a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Since some work will be conducted on site and in close collaboration with other researchers and industry partners, the ability to work collaboratively in larger groups is an important asset. Applicant must have good skills in both written and spoken English.
For further information about a specific subject, you could refer to General curricula for the board of the faculty of science and technology.
The employment is limited to 1 year with possibility to be extended 1 year. The expected start date for the position is August-December 2021.
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Ping Zhang, +46(0)920-49 3016,

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