Postdoctoral position to study diagenetic processes

A postdoctoral position is available at IFREMER (Plouzané - France) to study diagenetic processes and interpret the sedimentary record of deep-sea fans. Such depositional centers are known to be the place of fluids formation and migration through the sediment column, leading to precipitation/dissolution processes altering the mineral phases. Working with data from cores from the Zambezi deep-sea fan on the east African continental margin, the postdoctoral fellow will use numerical modeling to assess the impact of diagenetic processes on paleoreconstruction, constrain the origin of the methane and identify controls on the position of the sulfate-methane transition zone. The fellow will also be able to conduct additional analyses if required on existing core material The post-doctoral researcher will have skills in numerical modelling and in geochemical processes; knowledge in sedimentology and geophysics are an advantage. The modeling work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Meile at the University of Georgia, USA, with the possibility of extended visits at his lab.

The position involves collaboration with both academia (IFREMER, and The French Institute of Petroleum IFPEN) and industry (TOTAL). It is for 18 months, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2018.

Gross salary will be around 3250 € and will be adjusted upon experience.

Please direct questions to Dr. L. Pastor ( To be considered, please provide a CV, a statement of interest and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr. Pastor and Dr. Meile (

posted: 11 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.