PhD position in Structural Geology/3D-modeling
Tectonic Evolution and 3D-modeling of Eastern North Greenland
A 3-year PhD scholarship is available at The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
The aim of the PhD-project is to improve the tectonic model of eastern North Greenland investigating the kinematics of major faults. The project will focus on relationships between major faults and sedimentation during the Carboniferous-early Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous with an integrate study based on structural geology, stratigraphy, 3D-photogeology and 3D-modeling using Gocad© software. Due to the extreme ice conditions of eastern North Greenland, very little is known about the offshore parts of the margin. This poses substantial uncertainty on existing structural-tectonic models, which assume simple offshore correlations between onshore structures exposed on the individual peninsulas considering the margin to have undergone simple, linear strike-slip movements during the Late Mesozoic-early Cenozoic right-lateral shear phase. The project is based on fieldwork in North Greenland to collect structural data along major fault systems to define the kinematics and tectonic evolution of the area and to collect oblique photos from helicopter to be analyzed with the 3D-mapping tool developed at GEUS. The project is a collaboration between the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen within the frame of Geocenter Denmark.
The candidate should hold a degree in geology (MSc or equivalent). We seek a highly self-motivated and creative geoscientist with a broad background in structural geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology and petroleum geology interested in understanding and modelling tectonics and sedimentation, integrating fieldwork in Greenland and computer work. Experience of fieldwork in the Arctic area, in 3D software modelling (Gocad, Move, Leapfrog), SOCET SET, BINGO and ArcGIS is an advantage. We expect that the candidate will publish in international peer-reviewed journals, write a PhD thesis within the project duration of three years. Good English skills are required, participation in teamwork and willingness to share data and views during project progress with colleagues is important.
Department of Petrology and Economic Geology
The Department of Petrology and Economic Geology mostly works on projects in Greenland, but also has activities elsewhere, currently mainly in developing countries. The activities of the department include research on the igneous, metamorphic and structural evolution of crystalline complexes, geological mapping, and ore forming processes and mineral deposits in a variety of geological environments. One of GEUS' core activities is to assist the Greenlandic government in developing a sustainable mineral industry, by providing basic geological and geophysical data for Greenland, and by providing specific advice to government institutions and to the mineral exploration industry, about the geology of Greenland and about ore forming processes in a Greenlandic context.
The department has extensive collaboration with scientists from universities and research institutions in Denmark and abroad. GEUS is part of Geocenter Denmark (geocenter.dk/about_us_uk/uk-main.html).
Salary and employment conditions
Terms of salary and appointment will be according to agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The appointment will mainly be on the basis of scientific merit.
The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Terms of employment
It is a prerequisite for the appointment as a PhD fellow, that the person concerned can be enrolled in the PhD program at the Faculty of Science, Aarhus University or the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
Place of employment
The place of employment is the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Further information about the vacant positions can be obtained from the Head of Department, Karen Hanghøj, phone (+45) 3814 2222, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal applications marked "PhD Structural Geology 031-00083" must be submitted to GEUS no later than the 10. May 2012 at 12. a.m. (Danish time). Material received after this time will not be taken into account.
You can apply for the position by entering GEUS website (http://www.geus.dk/geuspage-uk.htm) under Jobs.
Applications should include a statement of research interests, a CV, a list of all publications and names and addresses of three references.
Application via email is preferred, alternatively you should sent the application to:
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an international, independent research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and individuals within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is Denmark's and Greenland's geological data centre.