[Geodynamics] PhD position in Rift Geodynamics at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
brune at gfz-potsdam.de
Tue Jan 30 10:44:21 AEDT 2018
the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ Potsdam <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/-OvLCANZvPilD4EMIGnOvy?domain=gfz-potsdam.de>) is advertising for a PhD Position in Geodynamics (3-years). Please feel free to apply or forward this email to any person who might be interested.
We are searching for a motivated candidate with interest in Numerical Modelling of Rifts and Rifted Margins to become part of the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Nyr3CBNZwLiRLj83s6v-rj?domain=gfz-potsdam.de> "Continental Rift Dynamics Across the Scales”. The official advertisement text can be found here <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/I3I9CD1jy9tJ8q3QhAXBMb?domain=gfz-potsdam.concludis.de> and is also pasted further below.
Candidates should apply no later than 28th of February 2018 quoting the reference no. 0474 via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de <mailto:applications at gfz-potsdam.de>. Please combine your application documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.
For any questions, e-mail me at sascha.brune at gfz-potsdam.de <mailto:sascha.brune at gfz-potsdam.de> (please do not reply to the mailing list).
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Geodynamic Modelling Section
GFZ Potsdam, Germany
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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1280 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.
For Section 2.5 “Geodynamical Modelling” / Department 2 “Geophysics” we invite applications for a PhD position (Geodynamics) Job Vacancy No. 0474
Project title: Geodynamics of Continental Rifted Margin Formation – Numerical Modelling of Rift Processes from Localisation to Break-up
The aim of this project is to understand the impact of geodynamic processes on continental rifted margin formation. The successful candidate will use state of the art numerical modelling software in order to investigate tectonic, magmatic, and sedimentary processes during rift evolution. Modelling results will be compared to data and observations from the North and South Atlantic margins as well as from the East African Rift System.
The project is embedded in the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS “Continental Rift Dynamics Across The Scales: Understanding Observations Through Numerical Modelling”.
· Conduct computational rift models and compare the results to available data
· Improve the geodynamic modelling software by combining existing routines
· Benchmark 2D rift models with well-studied areas of the Atlantic margins and the East African Rift
· Investigate 3D rift dynamics under consideration of rift segmentation and multi-phase extension
· Present results at international conferences and in scientific publications
· Master’s degree (or equivalent) in geophysics, geology, physics or a related discipline in Geosciences
· Research interest in continental rifting and numerical modelling
· Basic experience in scientific programming (e.g. C, Fortran, Python, Matlab, etc)
· Ability to work independently, as well as within a multidisciplinary team
· Very good command of the English language in spoken and written form
1st April 2018 or by arrangement
You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/s5LlCJyp0qhAjZKPfO0-Mt?domain=geo-x.net>), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam und Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
Please submit your application by 28th February 2018 quoting the reference no. 0474 via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de <mailto:applications at gfz-potsdam.de>. Please combine your application documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.
We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful.
If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call us at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.
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