Researcher: Spectral analysis of water content variations in unsaturated soils via EURAXESS

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)- BarcelonaTECH

Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸

Offer Description


Define and implement in numerical programs analytical soil transfer functions to estimate water content variations under climatic actions.


  • Analyse coupled infiltration/heat diffusion equations under climatic actions.
  • Define analytical transfert functions 
  • Implement transfer functions in 1D and 2D numerical programs.


Technical Competencies:

  • Programming
  • Use of analytical resolution techniques for differential equations.

Organizational Skills:

  • Interaction with various teams outside the project.

Functional Competencies:

  • Communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Pro-activity
  • Teamwork.

Specific Requirements

Educational requirements:

  • Numerical modeling.
  • Physics.
  • Maths.
  • Mechanics of continuous media.
  • Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics or Porous Media.
  • It will be assessed:
    • Master in Geotechnics.

Professional experience:

  • Experience in functions similar to those described, specifically in the development of research activities, both in the university and industrial environment, will be valued.

Additional Information


€35,925.08 gross/year (per full day)

Eligibility criteria

All the candidates who cannot prove the required academic degree will be immediately withdrawn from the selection process.

The CVs will be assessed according the following general criteria:

  • The maximum score for the candidates who accomplish all the eligibility criteria stated in the job offer will be 10 points.
  • Threshold: 5 points.
  • The maximum score (10 points) will be distributed as follows:
    • 1 point for required speciality.
    • 2 points for required academic training.
    • 2 points for technic competences.
    • 1 point for organisational competences.
    • 3 points for professional experience.
    • 1 point for any aspect of the candidate’s professional profile to be determined as specially relevant by the Selection committee.

If the selection committee decide to include a personal interview as additional step of the selection process, only the candidates scored 5 or above for their CV will be retained for the interview step.

The interview will be assessed according the following criteria:

  • Maximum scoring: 5 points.
  • Threshold: 3 points.
  • The maximum score will be distributed according the following criteria:
    • 2 points for adequacy to functional competences of the job.
    • 2 points for adequacy of professional experience.
    • 1 point for any aspect of the candidate’s professional profile to be determined as especially relevant by the Selection committee.

The eligible candidates will be ranked from highest to lowest score, being this the selection criteria.

Selection process

The planned selection process is as follows:





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