[Geodynamics] 3 year post-doc in geodynamo modelling

Biggin, Andy A.Biggin at liverpool.ac.uk
Fri Sep 14 20:24:38 AEST 2018

There is a 37 month PDRA position (starting before July 2019 and including relocation costs) open for international applications at the University of Liverpool. *Note the tight deadline 2nd October, 2018*

The link to the job description and application form is:
Please contact Andy Biggin (biggin at liverpool.ac.uk<mailto:biggin at liverpool.ac.uk>) for informal enquiries

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geodynamo Modelling Grade 7

Earth, Ocean And Ecological Sciences


£34,188 pa

02-Oct-2018 23:30

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) position within the new DEEP group (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/nXIRCYWL1vi8oW1JTGBeej?domain=liverpool.ac.uk), Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK. The position is funded by the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award "Shaping the Earth: Defining planetary evolution using palaeomagnetism" led by Prof Andrew Biggin (PI) in collaboration with Prof Richard Holme (Uni. Liverpool), Dr Chris Davies (Uni. Leeds), and Dr Mark Hounslow (Uni. Lancaster).
You will fulfil a key role, designing, running and analysing numerical geodynamo simulations within an outstanding multidisciplinary team that includes palaeomagnetists and dynamo modellers. The overall aim is to document and explain variations in geomagnetic behaviour occurring on timescales of tens of millions of years and longer. Such variations are hypothesised to be linked to mantle convection and inner core growth affecting the energetics of the geodynamo. The aim of this project is to test these hypotheses using a combination of new data, numerical simulations, and novel treatments applied to existing datasets.
The position would suit an individual with experience of performing numerical modelling of geophysical phenomena who is keen to work at the interface between palaeomagnetism, numerical geodynamo modelling and mantle geodynamics to improve our understanding of the deep Earth. Experience of working with geodynamo models and/or geomagnetic/palaeomagnetic datasets is preferred but is not essential. Strong expertise in computer programming and the use of spherical harmonic analysis is vital. You should also have a track-record of publishing peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and demonstrate enthusiasm to contribute to the aims of the overall project as part of a wider team. The position is open immediately with a latest possible start date of 30 June 2019.

Closing date: 2 October 2018

Andy Biggin

Professor of Palaeomagnetism
Geomagnetism Laboratory
Oliver Lodge Laboratories
Dept. Earth, Ocean and Ecol. Sciences
University of Liverpool
Oxford Street
Liverpool L69 7ZE

Tel. +44 (0)151 794 3460
Fax. +44 (0)151 794 3464

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