Researcher in Earth sciences with a focus on the influence of magma rheology on intrusion mechanics
Sort on published: 2019-03-21
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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 intrusion emplacement. Another, yet less explored, parameter controlling magma emplacement appears to be magma rheology, which may result in different intrusion mechanisms and shapes and associated surface deformation.
This project involves working with existing data from structural measurements, petrological analyses and 3D modelling. 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 several of the methods listed above. 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.
Application can be written in English and must 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 of at least two referees.
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Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-05-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position of six months.
Scope of employment: 100 %.
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Please submit your application by 4 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/933.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/933
Last application date: 2019-04-04
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