The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Numerical Modelling of Surface Processes in Rift Basins
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Earth Scienceto work on sediment routing systems in rift basins using 3D numerical modelling. The position is for a fixed-term period of four years and is funded by UiB as part of Professor Rob Gawthorpe's appointment as VISTA Professor.
About the project/work tasks:The research will investigate controls on sediment routing systems in rift basins, such as the Corinth rift, Greece, and is part of a large research effort into understanding rift basin formation and the controls on rift basin stratigraphy between members of the Basin and Reservoir Studies and Geodynamics research groups at UiB. The postdoctoral researcher will work on: i) impact of pre-existing topography and drainage on syn-rift stratigraphy and normal faulting, and ii) evaluate the interaction between source-related sediment supply signals and sink-related base-level changes in controlling syn-rift stratigraphy.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in developing research in these areas and to publish results in leading peer-reviewed publications. He/she will also be expected to participate in other activities/tasks such as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring masters and PhD students.
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About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.
Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule.
It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.
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The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
General informationDetailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Professor Rob Gawthorpe, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, e-mail: email@example.com
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