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.

2 yr Researcher Position: 3D Geodynamic modelling of continental rifting and interaction with surface processes

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with proven research potential for a research fellow position at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen within the field of 3D geodynamic modeling of rift formation linked with surface processes. The candidate will be part of a large research team involving 8 research fellows that explore the interaction of rift-passive margin and orogenic systems and their interaction with surface processes using numerical modeling and observations from selected well-constrained cases. The position is for a period of two years and is affiliated to the collaborative project, "Coupling Lithosphere Deformation with Surface Processes and Stratigraphy (COLORS)" involving the universities of Bergen, Toulouse, GFZ, Barcelona, Rennes, and Total.

The successful candidate will be responsible for adapting and applying 3D tectonic and surface process models. The main focus will be on using coupled forward 3D tectonic-surface process models to understand interaction and feedback of continental rifting and surface processes in extensional settings such as the East African rift, Central Greece, and Gulf of Suez. The successful applicant will mainly be based at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, working with Ritske Huismans. Extended secondments at the University of Toulouse, France (D. Rouby) and TOTAL (Pau) will be part of the project.

Detailed information about the positions and application procedures can be found by following the link below:

Deadline for application: 1st of April.

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Professor Ritske Huismans, Department of Earth Science, telephone: +47 55 58 81 17, e-mail:

posted: 26 February 20198     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.