The 'DeepRift' Project: 3 PhDs and 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Bergen, Norway, and 1 PhD at the University of Leeds, UK

DeepRift is a multidisciplinary project that will integrate outcrop and marine geophysical data from the Corinth rift (Greece), 3D seismic and well data from the Norwegian continental shelf, and numerical modelling of tectonics and surface processes, to understand the controls on erosion, sediment transport and depositional processes within deep-water rift basins. The project is led by Professor Rob Gawthorpe (University of Bergen) with academic partners at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, the universities of Athens, Leeds, Lorraine (CRPG-CRNS), Northern Arizona, and Imperial College. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and 4 industry partners.

As part of the project, we have openings for several PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellows based at the University of Bergen and the University of Leeds. Both universities have large, research-led geoscience departments, with excellent facilities, and have lively social and research environments. Furthermore, the project contains an international group of leading scientists that will be involved the training of the researchers and will provide opportunities for study exchanges.

University of Bergen positions (open to all nationalities)

PhD 1: Sedimentology and basin analysis: Corinth Rift, Greece

For full advert see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/187708/phd-position-in-sedimentology-and-basin-analysis

Contact Person: Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: rob.gawthorpe@uib.no)

PhDs 2 and 3: Rift Tectonics and Sedimentation: Late Jurassic of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

For full advert see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/187714/two-phd-positions-in-rift-tectonics-and-sedimentation

Contact Person: Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: rob.gawthorpe@uib.no), or Professor Atle Rotevatn (e-mail: atle.rotevatn@uib.no)

Postdoctoral Fellowship 1: Numerical Modelling of Surface Processes in Rift Basins

For full advert see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/187619/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-numerical-modelling-of-surface-processes-in-rift-basins

Contact Person: Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: rob.gawthorpe@uib.no), or Professor Ritske Huismans (e-mail: ritske.huismans@uib.no)

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2: Deep-water Sedimentation in Rift Basins

For full advert see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/187618/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-deep-water-sedimentation-in-rift-basins

Contact Person: Professor Rob Gawthorpe (e-mail: rob.gawthorpe@uib.no), or Professor Atle Rotevatn (e-mail: atle.rotevatn@uib.no)

University of Leeds positions (open to UK and EU nationals)

PhD: Base-of-slope submarine fans: Corinth Rift, Greece

For full advert see: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/777-sediment-flux-depositional-processes-andarchitecture-of-a-fault-bounded-base-of-slope-submarine-fan-corinth-rift-greece

Contact Person: Dr Richard Collier (e-mail: r.e.l.collier@leeds.ac.uk)

posted: 02 June 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.