3-year Postdoc in Petrology/Petrophysics

3-year post-doc fellowship in petrology/petrophysics with focus on fractured and weathered basement on and offshore Norway.

Applications are invited for one post-doc position within the Norwegian Research Council (RCN) project “BASE – Basement weathering and fracturing on- and offshore Norway”.

The position is available from January 2022, has a duration of 36 months and is based at NGU in Trondheim.

Research Project BASE aims to gain new geological (subsurface) understanding of fractured and weathered basement rocks on- and offshore Norway. Largely relying on recently drilled onshore basement wells and existing offshore shallow boreholes, we will improve the current understanding of offshore unconventional crystalline basement plays, while also further strengthening the correlations between the off- and onshore domains. BASE addresses the following key question for which we are inviting applications from early-career scientists in the field of petrology and petrophysics.

Post Doc Project: What are the characteristics and physical properties of fractured and weathered basement?

The aim of the project is to study the effects of fracturing and weathering on the mineral, geochemical and petrophysical properties of crystalline basement rocks from a selection of on- and offshore boreholes. The candidate will integrate borehole with core logging information (hyperspectral, petrophysical data) to establish a quantitative assessment of the mineral characteristics in weathered and fractured basement rocks.

Close collaboration with a PhD student employed at the University of Bologna is expected. The analytical part of the work will take place using the facilities available at NGU (hyperspectral, state-of-the-art SEM unit, MiMaC laboratory (https://www.ntnu.edu/mimac/home ) and in co-operation with the University of Lorraine, France (SEM-QEMSCAN) and NTNU, Trondheim (TEM analyses, Pore-Lab (www.porelab.no)).

The successful candidate should preferably have a background in Earth Sciences, ideally with experience in crystalline basement geology. Knowledge in integrating core logging with petrophysical and petrological data will be an advantage. Experiences in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and visualization tools are desirable. Good laboratory skills are beneficial. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. education at the time the position starts.

NGU offer a favourable working environment, unique scientific challenges, and good possibilities for international collaborations.

NGU wishes to have a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome all qualified applicants - regardless of, for example, age, gender, national or ethnic background, ability to function, or gaps in the CV.

Remuneration of the position will be according to the Government's main agreement on wages, as follows: Scientist with PhD degree (code 1109).

For further information, please contact project coordinators Jochen Knies (jochen.knies@ngu.no), Head of Maringeology Reidulv Bøe (reidulv.boe@ngu.no) and/or Head of Geophysics Marco Brønner (marco.bronner@ngu.no).

The lists of applicants are publicly available information. Only in special cases will this information be held back.

NGU is Norway’s geological survey. We map national geology, and disseminate and present data in order to meet society’s needs for basic geological knowledge. NGU is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. Our mission and activity are designed to stimulate added value and sustainable economic growth. NGU's headquarters are situated in Trondheim, and our 200 employees form a highly international workplace environment. Further information can be found at www.ngu.no.

posted: 30 August 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.