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3 postdoctoral fellowships and 1 research fellow (PhD position) available in the MultiRifts Project, Department of Earth Science



The MultiRifts Project is a new three-year collaborative research effort by the Universities of Bergen, Oslo, Manchester and Imperial College London and is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the Petromaks programme and Statoil ASA. The project will investigate the structural, topographic and sedimentary development of rift basins and normal fault zones where pre-existing structure heterogeneity within the basement and/or cover affect rift and normal growth. The project will be organized in three themes:

Theme 1: Analysis of subsurface data from the North Sea rift system.
Theme 2: Numerical modelling of pre-existing structural control on rift and normal fault evolution.
Theme 3: Numerical modelling of fault growth and surface processes.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with proven research potential for the following positions:

1. Research fellow (PhD candidate) in Theme 1. Structural geology of multiphase rift basins (based on subsurface data analysis)

Theme Leaders: Professor Haakon Fossen, Associate Professor Atle Rotevatn and Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: haakon.fossen@geo.uib.no)
Details on this position can be found at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=88108

2. Postdoctoral fellow in Theme 1. Structural geology of multiphase rift basins (based on subsurface data analysis)

Theme Leaders: Professor Haakon Fossen, Associate Professor Atle Rotevatn, Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: haakon.fossen@geo.uib.no)
Details on this position can be found at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=88122

3. Postdoctoral fellow in Theme 2. Coupled 2D and 3D geodynamic and surface process modelling of rift basins

Theme Leader: Professor Ritske Huismans (e-mail: ritske.huismans@geo.uib.no)
Details on this position can be found at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=88121

4. Postdoctoral fellow in Theme 3. Syn-rift surface processes

Theme Leader: Professor Patience Cowie (e-mail: patience.cowie@geo.uib.no)
Details on this position can be found at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=88100

There is a common deadline for all applications of 01 February 2012.

Please follow the links indicated for specific information on each position and for application details. For general information about the MultiRift project contact Professor Rob Gawthorpe: phone +47 55 58 34 38 / e-mail: rob.gawthorpe@geo.uib.no


posted: 14 December 2012     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.