[aspect-devel] Numerical modeling PhD position GFZ Potsdam (Germany)

Anne Glerum acglerum at gfz-potsdam.de
Tue Jan 30 01:24:56 PST 2018

Dear all,

We are looking for a *PhD candidate* to become part of our Helmholtz 
Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS "Continental Rift Dynamics Across the 
Scales" (CRYSTALS 
at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ Potsdam 
<http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/home/>). ThePhD position in*Geodynamics*is 
for*3 years *and concerns the*numerical modeling of rifts and rifted 
The official advertisement text can be found here 
<https://gfz-potsdam.concludis.de/prj/shw/25ddc0f8c9d3e22e03d3076f98d83cb2_0/474/Doktorand_in_Geodynamik.htm> and 
I've also pasted it further below. Please feel free to apply or to 
forward this email to any person who might be interested.

The application deadline is the 28th of February 2018. Applications 
should be send via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de 
<mailto:applications at gfz-potsdam.de> quoting the reference no. 0474.
Please combine your application documents (letter of motivation, CV and 
certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.

If you have any questions, e-mail me or our Group's leader Sascha Brune 
(sascha.brune at gfz-potsdam.de <mailto:sascha.brune at gfz-potsdam.de>).

Apologies for any cross-posting,


Anne Glerum
Geodynamic Modelling
Tel.: +49 (0)331/288-28766
E-Mail: acglerum at gfz-potsdam.de

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
*Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ *
Stiftung des öff. Rechts Land Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for 
Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences 
in Germany. With approx. 1280 employees, the GFZ is 
conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the 
influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz 
Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.

For Section 2.5 “Geodynamical Modelling” / Department 2 “Geophysics” we 
invite applications for a *PhD position (Geodynamics) Job Vacancy No. 0474*

*Project title: Geodynamics of Continental Rifted Margin Formation – 
Numerical Modelling of Rift Processes from Localisation to Break-up
The aim of this project is to understand the impact of geodynamic 
processes on continental rifted margin formation. The successful 
candidate will use state of the art numerical modelling software in 
order to investigate tectonic, magmatic, and sedimentary processes 
during rift evolution. Modelling results will be compared to data 
and observations from the North and South Atlantic margins as well as 
from the East African Rift System.

The project is embedded in the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group 
CRYSTALS “Continental Rift Dynamics Across The 
Scales: Understanding Observations Through Numerical Modelling”.

*Your responsibilities:
*·       Conduct computational rift models and compare the results to 
available data
·       Improve the geodynamic modelling software by combining existing 
·       Benchmark 2D rift models with well-studied areas of the Atlantic 
margins and the East African Rift
·       Investigate 3D rift dynamics under consideration of rift 
segmentation and multi-phase extension
·       Present results at international conferences and in scientific 

*Your qualifications:
*·       Master’s degree (or equivalent) in geophysics, geology, physics 
or a related discipline in Geosciences
·       Research interest in continental rifting and numerical modelling
·       Basic experience in scientific programming (e.g. C, Fortran, 
Python, Matlab, etc)
·       Ability to work independently, as well as within a 
multidisciplinary team
·       Very good command of the English language in spoken and written form

*Starting date:
*1st April 2018 or by arrangement

*Fixed term:
*3 years

Potsdam, Germany

*Additional information:
*You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international 
work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. 
The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to 
the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time 
and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the 
research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net <http://www.geo-x.net>), 
and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in 
Potsdam und Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster 
of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities 
for cooperation and development.

Please submit your application by 28th February 2018 quoting the 
reference no. 0474 via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de 
<mailto:applications at gfz-potsdam.de>. Please combine your application 
documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF 
file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.

Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore 
we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. 
Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in 
the case of equal qualification.

We will retain your application documents for at least three months, 
even if the application is not successful.

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to 
call us at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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