PhD Position

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University of Neuchâtel
Feb 05, 2021
Mar 07, 2021
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Stress profiling and stress heterogeneities for deep geothermal projects

he Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) at the University of Neuchâtel invites applications for a PhD position in the area of stress characterisation. The successful candidate must have an MSc in earth sciences or related field. A solid scientific background and knowledge in rock mechanics and geothermal reservoir characterisation are of prime importance. Experience in borehole logging data acquisition and interpretation and numerical modelling methods are an asset. Good communication and writing skills in English are required. Oral knowledge in French is advantageous.

Project description

The PhD candidate will work in the framework of the SPINE – Stress Profiling in EGS project. The objective of the project is to develop better stress characterisation methodologies for deep geothermal projects. The in-situ stress state is a key parameter for designing a deep geothermal reservoir, as it as a strong influence on borehole stability, reservoir permeability and reservoir response to hydraulic injections. The PhD candidate will be working within the international SPINE consortium in order to improve our understanding of stress variation within the earth crust with important implication for both fundamental and applied rock mechanics problems.


The position is approximately 3 years and can be filled by the successful candidate in Spring 2021.

Additional information

The Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of University of Neuchâtel is a leading institution for fundamental and applied research on groundwater and geothermal resources. Detailed information about the CHYN is available on the web: For further information regarding the advertised position please contact Prof. B. Valley (


Complete applications should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Benoît Valley and must include the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae which describes your complete personal details and career history; 3) Complete course grades and transcripts; 4) Digital copies of both BSc and MSc theses;  5) Contact information of two reference persons. Applications will be evaluated in first half of March 2021, however may be submitted until the position is officially filled.


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