The process of mixing between solutes at a displacing front through a complex porous medium

  • // Switzerland
  • University/Institute Name University of Lausanne
  • University/Institute Name Faculty of Geosciences & Environment
  • Attendance Type On Campus
  • Position Duration4 years
  • Position Funding Type
  • Application deadlineExpired

Position Details (PhD)


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


In order to complete its team, the Institute of Earth Sciences is looking for a graduate assistant to study the process of mixing between solutes at a displacing front through a complex porous medium.

Job information

Expected start date in position: 01.02.2023 or upon agreement and obtention of visa (for foreign candidates)
Contract: 1 + 2 + 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate: 80 %
Workplace: Institute of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne

Your responsibilities

50% of the activity (minimum) will be dedicated to the research activity and training. The candidate will conduct personal research dedicated on performing laboratory and numerical experiment to study the impact medium structure on mixing rate and state at a dynamically displacing front.

50% of the activity (maximum) will be dedicated to the institute as teaching assistant.

Your qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master in Physics or Mechanical Engineering or Civil & Environmental Engineering or related field with specialisation on fluid mechanics at low Reynodls number and microfluidics fabrication and use for optical quantification of flow-driven phenomena.

The ability to do independent laboratory work using novel microfluidics techniques is required as it is the knowledge of English.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Prof. Pietro De Anna ([email protected]).

Your application

Deadline: 15.12.2022

Please send the following documents in PDF format :
– a cover letter detailing how your profile matches the criteria above
– your CV
– a copy of your diploma

Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

Research Skills Required

Computer/Software Skills Required

Research Areas & Fields of Study involved in the position

Which language proficiency is required?

Applicant type required for this position

Position Start Date

February 1, 2023