2012 PhD Position in Experimental Sedimentological Study of Carbonate Oozes, Denmark

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We seek a highly motivated candidate to participate in an experimental sedimentological study of the basic physical behaviour of carbonate mud with special reference to cretaceous calcareous nannofossil ooze. The main tasks of the Ph.D. student will be to develop experimental techniques as well as designing and producing suitable experimental sediments. The project will be carried out within the framework of the newly established joint DGG and Maersk Oil Research Centre which will host five PhD students and two assistant professors in addition to the permanent staff at DGG and Maersk Oil. Project participants have backgrounds in sedimentology, geophysics, stratigraphy, numerical modelling, geochemistry, paleontology/paleoecology and engineering. The ultimate aim of the research centre is to improve the qualitative and quantitative understanding of chalk depositional systems.

The successful candidate should be creative, independent, and innovative. Experience with experimental sedimentology/fluid dynamics or monitoring of natural sedimentary/fluid systems is a advantage but not a prerequisite. Relevant backgrounds include geology, physical geography, engineering, fluid dynamics, environmental sciences, marine sciences or similar. We expect that the candidate will publish in international peer-reviewed journals, write a Ph. D. thesis within the project duration of three years and assist in teaching within the department. The scholarship is open for two alternative Ph.D. arrangements: A regular 3-year program; here the candidate must hold a M.Sc. degree, A special 4-year program; here the candidate must hold a B.Sc. degree and have completed one year of the M.Sc. program (equivalent to 60 ECTS).

Deadline: August 1st 2012

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