This position is based at the University of Oxford in the research group of Prof Richard Katz (http://ift.tt/1Crw8mH). It is co-supervised by Dr. John Rudge of the University of Cambridge and includes potential collaborations at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and the Rice University, Texas.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. The project is funded for two and a half years by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of the Mantle Volatiles Consortium. It is aimed at developing and interpreting numerical models of coupled magma/mantle flow, thermal and chemical transport in subduction zones.
The successful candidate will be responsible for working in a team to develop finite-element based numerical simulations of two-phase flow, volatile-enriched melting, and geochemical transport in subduction zones. S/he must be able to interpret model behavior in terms of comparisons with a broad range of relevant, published, chemical and physical observations. S/he should be prepared to interact with geophysicists, geologists and geochemists who have related interests, and should be eager to communicate results at international scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Candidates must have a PhD in the Earth sciences, mathematics or physics, including but not limited to geophysics and geodynamics. Knowledge and/or experience in development of finite-element based models is desirable; experience with numerical modeling more generally is required. Candidates should be ambitious and motivated; they should be able to effectively manage their work-load.
For further details of the responsibilities/duties, please see job description. This is a fixed term position for 2.5 years. Candidates should apply online by 12 noon on Friday 14 August 2015. Interviews will be held in mid-September 2015.
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