UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2

The kinematics of fault systems in offshore Ireland - implications for fault related trapping and leakage

The Irish offshore basins provide a wide variety of structural styles, settings and extensional strain magnitudes. The primary aim of this project is to analyse this spectrum of basin structure to better understand the controls on the geometry and kinematics of basinal fault systems. Key topics of research are the controls exerted by basement structure on the geometrical evolution of rift-related fault systems and the reactivation and inversion of faults in different basinal and tectonic settings. Particular focus will be on those aspects of the evolution of fault systems relevant to hydrocarbon distribution in the Irish offshore namely, fault-controlled hydrocarbon migration and trapping, and top seal integrity and up-fault flow into post-rift stratigraphic traps.

The successful candidate will become an integral part of an ongoing programme to better understand basin evolution offshore Ireland. By performing seismic mapping and structural analysis, oversight of PhD students and collaboration with researchers in related disciplines, the successful candidate will develop a comprehensive overview of the structural development of the Irish offshore and of basin development in general.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant research subject area and experience in interpretation of seismic reflection data. A keen interest in structural geology and fault system evolution as well as an ability to communicate with and advise other members of the research team are essential.

Note: For Informal Enquiries only, please email Dr. Conrad Childs (Email: Conrad.childs@ucd.ie ).

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on 8 January 2018

Salary Ranges: Post Doc. Level 1: €37,223 - 43,029 per annum (or) Post Doc. Level 2: €44,266 - €48,205 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

iCRAG is funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

posted: 29 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.