Modelling the Basin and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Barents Sea with Computational Methods

Project Summary

Understanding the kinematic processes around the formation of a sedimentary basin is central to quantifying resource potential. Constructing a model representing the current state of these processes is a time consuming and often subjective. This project aims to understand the development of sedimentary basins in the Barents Sea (northern coasts of Norway and Russia) over the last 250 million years. Computational methods integrating landscape and stratigraphic evolution will be applied to quantify basins formation in a source to sink context over geological time and will incorporate available industry and public data. The project will have implications for understanding the development of resources in the Barents Sea as well as its complex history of uplift and subsidence.

Eligibility criteria

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant research experience (in geoscience or physics) of 6 months FTE (e.g. honours or Masters project or Masters by Research)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, organised and independent worker
  • Aptitude in physics, applied mathematics or statistics
  • (Desirable) Programming/Scripting languages


For further details regarding admission requirements, please contact:

A/Prof. Stuart Clark
UNSW Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

For technical details regarding the project, please contact:

Dr Tristan Salles
Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia
Dr Bhavik Harish Lodhia
UNSW Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia

To Apply:

Applicants should send an email to A/Prof. Stuart Clark ( specifying" Basin and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Barents Sea with Computational Methods" in the subject, and include the following documents:

Applicants will be processed on a rolling basis, therefore apply at your earliest opportunity. The review of applications will commence immediately until the positions are filled.

Details on the job are also posted on the Graduate Research page of UNSW

published: 06 July 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.