Researcher position in Earth sciences - influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics
Sort on published: 2018-09-27
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Researcher position in Earth sciences with a focus on the influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join the Department of Earth Sciences to work on understanding the influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics.
The emplacement of magma in the Earth’s shallow crust is a process that has important implications for, for example, heat transport, the formation of ore deposits, and volcanic hazards. Fracture mechanics and host rock properties are studied to understand the mechanics of magma emplacement. Recent advances in the understanding of how magma propagates in the upper crust suggest that the rheology of the surrounding host rock exerts a major control on the mechanism of intrusive sheet propagation. Another, yet less explored, parameter controlling sheet propagation appears to be magma rheology, which may result in different intrusion mechanisms and shapes and associated surface deformation.
This project will combine the study of intrusion morphology in the field using state-of-the-art techniques, such as droning, Lidar, and structural analysis, with rock sample characterisation (EBSD; AMS; microstructural analysis; igneous petrology to estimate magma viscosity) and analogue modelling to study the influence of magma rheology on sheet propagation in the upper crust. Teaching, at 10% of working hours, is a part of the position.
PhD or equivalent degree in the Earth sciences or a related relevant subject. Candidates are required to have a background in any, or several, of the methods listed above, as well as experience in conducting field work in remote areas. Candidates are expected to have excellent research, communication, and publication skills. The willingness to work independently, to integrate into an international team, and to work beyond disciplinary boundaries is required.
Experience in teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. An interest in public dissemination of scientific results is beneficial.
The application should include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, research interests, and your motivation to apply for the position (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your research interests and publications, and contact information for, or letters from, at least two referees.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 15-10-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position (100%) ending 30-11-2018.
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Please submit your application by 11 Octber 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3310.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position shorter than 3 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3310
Last application date: 2018-10-11