TACHRIFT PROJECT: Sedimentary architecture of turbidite channel-levée complexes from the Tachrift turbidite system of the Taza-Guercif Basin (Upper Miocene, NE Morocco)
The Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Milan (working closely with the Turbidites Research Group (TRG) - University of Leeds and Polydisciplinary Faculty of Taza) currently seeks a highly motivated, high-potential applicant for a 24-month Post-doctoral position (Type B Fellowship) to work within the research project "Sedimentary architecture of turbidite channel-levee complexes from the Tachrift turbidite system of the Taza-Guercif Basin (Upper Miocene, NE Morocco)".
The research project focuses on the study of internal architecture of and facies distribution of nine superimposed channel-levée complexes belonging to the Tachrift turbidite system (Tortonian- Early Messinian) of the Taza-Guercif Basin (Rifian Corridor, NE Morocco), exceptionally well-exposed to the east of the Zobzit river (Felletti et al. 2020). Arid climate and deep incision by ephemeral streams make for a world-class extensive outcrop, almost devoid of cover over ca. 16 km2, which provides insights into 3D geometry and facies heterogeneity of both channel-fill and coeval levées. Separated each from another by hemipelagic marls, the Tachrift channel-levée complexes exhibit individual thickness in the range 3-15 m, totalling a thickness of ca. 600 m. The results of this study will add to understanding of how similar turbidite channel belts develop from inception to maturity, and can aid prediction of the resultant depositional architecture at a sub-seismic scale.
MAIN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
The financial support will cover the cost of a 24-month Post-Doc. The Fellow will fulfil the following activities on the expected schedule:
July-Aug 2021: organization of the research plan; analysis of the existing literature on turbidite channel-levée complexes and on Taza-Guercif basin; planning of the following field activity;
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of how well they satisfy these criteria:
You will be offered a full-time 24-month Post-Doc (Type B Fellowship), initially for one year with extension to a further year upon a successful assessment in the first year. The gross salary is €20.150 per year (roughly corresponding to a net salary of €1.500 per month)
The selection procedure of candidates involves participation in a public competition of the University of Milan which will be held towards the end of May. Applications must be submitted by the end of April. For more information on how to register and participate in the competition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates living abroad can have an interview with electronic procedures that ensure them identification, with the authorization by Examination Committee.