Postdoctoral Research Associate for Two-phase Mechanics of Magmatism in Earth

Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: 32,817- 40,322 p.a.

The Department seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under Professor Richard Katz. The project that the Research Associate will work on concerns the mechanics of magmatism at plate tectonic boundaries. The Research Associate will join a collaboration that seeks to develop, test and apply computational models of the two-phase (liquid+solid) thermo-mechanics of partially molten rocks in the elastic, brittle/plastic lithosphere and viscous asthenosphere. Application will be made to oceanic and continental rifting, using observations and analytical theory to validate and constrain models. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and testing software for numerical solutions of the governing equations, creation of a roadmap for numerical model development, writing and illustrating manuscripts, collaborating with the project team including helping with teaching and mentorship of research students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics, physics, computational science/engineering, applied mathematics or geodynamics at the time of starting the post; an excellent publication track record; and experience with computational modelling of continuum mechanical phenomena. Also desirable is knowledge of material plasticity, fracture mechanics, continental geology and/or marine geophysics.

This project is funded by European Research Council. Funding is guaranteed by the UK government should access to ERC funds be disrupted.

For further details of the post please see the Job Description. The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 10 January 2020. Interviews are due to take place early/mid-February 2020.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: and search by vacancy number 143717.

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