15 Early Stage Researcher Positions

The European Training Network 'SLATE - Submarine landslides and Their impact on European continental margins' funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie program brings together a consortium of scientists and experts from academia and industry from 7 European countries into a joint research and training program. SLATE will utilise a broad range of scientific disciplines and methodologies encompassing marine geophysics, sedimentology, civil engineering, geotechnics, offshore technology, and tsunami research, to gain a better understanding of fundamental processes of submarine landslides ranging from pre-conditioning factors and triggers through to tsunami impacts on coastal regions. It addresses private sector needs, and will provide world-class training-through-research and co-supervision for a cohort of 15 Early Stage Researchers.

In this, SLATE trains early career scientists to become highly qualified, interdisciplinary thinking, internationally visible and independent scientists. Hence, the purpose of these 15 ESR fellowships is research-through-training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

SLATE offers

15 Early Stage Researcher positions in the specific research fields:

  • Quantitative geomorphometric investigations of mass wasting deposits (ESR1; Uni Kiel, Germany)
  • Geophysical characterisation of submarine landslides (ESR2; OGS Trieste, Italy)
  • Multi and single-stage marine landslides in the Central Mediterranean: causes and recurrences (ESR3; CNR Bologna, Italy)
  • Seafloor instability in the Gulf of Lion (ESR4; IFREMER Brest, France)
  • First time-lapse monitoring of fjord-deltas using new technology (ESR5; Uni Durham, UK)
  • Pore pressure development in marine sediments (ESR6; CSIC Barcelona, Spain)
  • Geotechnical characterisation of slope failure preconditioning factors (ESR7; MARUM, Uni Bremen, Germany)
  • Optimal characterization of marine sediments for submarine landslide investigation (ESR8; IGEOTEST, Figueres, Spain)
  • Micro-mechanics of failure planes (ESR9; MARUM, Uni Bremen, Germany)
  • How complete is the record of major earthquakes from submarine and lacustrine mass flow deposits, and which settings provide the most complete earthquake records? (ESR10; NOC Southampton, UK)
  • Strain evolution, internal deformation & morphology of landslides as a function of margin architecture (ESR11; MARUM, Uni Bremen, Germany)
  • Geohazard from submarine landslides in the Mediterranean Sea (ESR12; CSIC Barcelona, Spain)
  • Influence of submarine landslide failure and flow on tsunami genesis (ESR13; NGI Oslo, Norway)
  • Coupled modelling of landslide tsunamis using a primitive fluid mechanics model (ESR14; NGI Oslo, Norway)
  • Linking subaquatic landslide recurrence to evolving slope stability through time (ESR15; Uni Innsbruck, Austria)

Detailed project descriptions as well as further information regarding the respective requirements are available at www.itn-slate.eu/jobs.

The mobility role of the EU pinpoints that the Early Stage Researchers shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Furthermore, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Applications should be submitted electronically under the reference number SLATE-ESRnumber as a single pdf document (max. 2 MB) to Prof Dr Katrin Huhn (khuhn@marum.de). Please indicate SLATE and your ESRnumber in the subject line. You can apply for more the one project, but please send in that case two (or more) separate applications. Documents should include a letter of motivation, a CV, the applicant's research and technical background as they relate to the position, as well as two reference letters. As the positions should be filled as the nearest possible date, the deadline for the application is 15th May 2017 or until the positions are filled.

After the successful passing of the written applications, shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview which will take place at the MARUM, Universitaet Bremen, Germany. Please make sure you are available from the middle of June to the first week of July 2017.

The EU commission aims at increasing the number of women in science and therefore explicitly encourages applications from female candidates. In the case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, priority will be given to disabled persons. In addition to the scientific education, the research training group supports families.

Further enquiries can be addressed to

Prof Dr Katrin Huhn
MARUM, Universität Bremen
Leobener Straße
28359 Bremen

posted: 12 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.