Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Modeling of Magma Dynamics Forced by Glacial Cycles At University of Oxford

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June 24, 2013

Grade 7: £29,541 – £36,298 per annum
Fixed Term: through end of 2016

University of OxfordThe department seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research assistant in theoretical/computational modelling of coupled magma dynamics for a period ending 31 December 2016. The successful applicant will join the FoaLab — — under the supervision of Dr. Richard Katz. The PDRA will investigate the coupling between glacial cycles, oscillations in sea level, and magmatism at mid-ocean ridges.

Candidates must have a PhD in Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline, or have a Bachelors/Masters and be close to completion of their PhD. Applications will be accepted from candidates who expect to obtain their doctorate before 31 December 2013. The post will involve the development and analysis of mathematical models of magma/mantle dynamics and geochemical transport that are forced by imposed variations of sea-level. Applicants should have experience solving partial differential equations (numerically and/or analytically) and should be self-motivated and enthusiastic about research.

The successful applicant will have an option to engage in teaching. This may include lectures and small-group teaching of undergraduates and graduate students. There is also scope for the PDRA to supervise Masters projects.

The post is funded by the European Research Council and is based in the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford. It provides ample funding for equipment and conference travel. It may involve collaboration with scientists at Harvard University.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post until 31 December 2016.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online;

Applications must be received by midday on Friday 19th July 2013.

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