[aspect-devel] Numerical modeling PhD position GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
acglerum at gfz-potsdam.de
Tue Jan 30 01:24:56 PST 2018
We are looking for a *PhD candidate* to become part of our Helmholtz
Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS "Continental Rift Dynamics Across the
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
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,
Tel.: +49 (0)331/288-28766
E-Mail: acglerum at gfz-potsdam.de
*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”.
*· Conduct computational rift models and compare the results to
· 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
*· 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
· Very good command of the English language in spoken and written form
*1st April 2018 or by arrangement
*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
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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