Researcher with a focus on magma dynamics and properties
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The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth's core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans can sustainably manage these resources. For more information: The Department of Earth Sciences. The research program Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics (MPT) is seeking a candidate to join the Department of Earth Sciences as a researcher.
The research group of Associate professor Steffi Burchardt studies how magma is transported in the shallow crust, how it accumulates in magma bodies, and how it interacts with the surrounding rocks. The emplacement of magma in the Earth’s crust is a process that has important implications for, for example heat transport, the formation of ore deposits and volcanic hazards. To better understand these complex magmatic systems, we apply a combination of methods from field and structural geology, photogrammetry and remote sensing, to rock mechanics, igneous petrology and numerical modelling. See Steffi Burchardt for information about ongoing projects. This position is fully funded through a Knut and Alice Wallenberg Fellowship for a duration of 24 months.
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We are seeking to complement our research team with an individual who wants to contribute to ongoing projects and who ideally brings in expertise in more of the following fields: dyke emplacement, fluid mechanics, rock mechanics, volcano deformation, pluton geology/petrology, geothermal systems, magmatic and hydrothermal ore deposits, volcanic processes and hazards, numerical and/or analogue modelling of magmatic systems. Teaching duties of up to 20% may be included.
We seek a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in the Earth sciences or a related subject. Candidates are required to have a background in one or several of the methods listed above. Candidates are expected to have excellent research, communication, and publication skills, meaning they have a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, an international research network, and experience in the successful conduction of research projects from planning to publication. The willingness and ability to work independently and efficiently, to integrate into an international team, and to work beyond disciplinary boundaries is required. Experience in supervising undergraduate and graduate students is required. The candidate is an enthusiastic, dedicated, conscientious, open-minded individual, approachable and able to develop productive working relationships, has excellent research ethic whilst being responsive to the other demands of academic life. The candidate has excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills and comes with a high degree of enthusiasm for research in general and the activities of the group in particular.
Postdoctoral experience and a record in attracting research funding are beneficial. Experience in teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. An interest in public dissemination of scientific results is beneficial.
The application must include a CV, and certified copies of diplomas and certificates. Moreover, a personal letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, research interests, and your motivation to apply for the position must be submitted. This letter should include a description of how the candidate relates, and may contribute, to ongoing projects in the research group of Associate professor Steffi Burchardt (see Steffi Burchardt) and how they intend to develop their own research during the employment period (maximum 4 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your publications and acquired research funding, as well as contact information for at least two referees. The application is preferably written in English, although this is no requirement.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 24 months. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Steffi Burchardt, phone number: +46(0)18 471 2568, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 1 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3645.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3645
Last application date: 2021-11-01
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