Post-Doc position in water-rock interaction at University of Bern, Switzerland

"Reactive-transport modelling of hydrothermal alteration in the Oman ophiolite"


The Rock-Water Interaction Group at the Institute of Geological Sciences has an on-going project in the Oman ophiolite, aimed at understanding how large-scale rock alteration relates to the genesis of seafloor massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. We currently have 4 PhD students conducting field mapping, geochemistry, fluid inclusions, poro-perm analyses and numerical simulations (www.geo.unibe.ch/research/rockwater_interaction).

We seek a postdoctoral researcher with experience in geochemical modelling/thermodynamics to perform process-oriented simulations based on our collective observations. Our staff teach reactive-transport modelling with several codes, particularly PFlotran. Duration: 2-3 years. Salary: EUR 70,000/yr = $US 78,000/yr. Start: negotiable; preferably before our Jan. 2020 field season. Oman is a safe field area for both women and men. Our working language is English.

To apply, please send a PDF containing a statement of research interests, CV, publications and contact details of three referees before 11. October 2019 to Prof. Larryn W. Diamond (diamond@geo.unibe.ch).

posted: 05 September 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.