with 75%part-time job
limited to 3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU
reference code: SPP 4D-MB-Pro- & Retrowedge
The Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems Section of the Earth-Sciences Department, Freie Universität Berlin seeks to fill a PhD position in the analysis of foreland basins in the Southern and Eastern Alps. The position is funded for three years (salary level 13 TV-L FU, 75% , German federal pay scale) beginning on the 1st of March, 2021. It forms an integral part of the interdisciplinary Priority Program “Mountain-Building Processes in 4-Dimensions (4D-MB)” (http://www.spp-mountainbuilding.de/) and is part of the international AlpArray Consortium to image the deep structure of the Alpine chain.
We seek a promising young scientist to pursue PhD research on the relationship of Tertiary foreland basin evolution in the pro- and retrowedges of the Alps at their transition to the Carpathians and Dinarides during collision and indentation tectonics. The overall goal is to combine a high-resolution, 3D seismic-reflection cube, well data and basin-wide subsidence analyses to track across- and along strike-responses of the basins to the advance and retreat of the Alpine orogenic wedges. Work on the deep structure will be conducted in close collaboration with the other PhD in this project located at the GFZ-Potsdam, as well with members of 4D-MB and the international AlpArray consortium. No formal teaching responsibilities are attached to the position, but assisting undergraduate students with their fieldwork in this project is expected.
The third-party funded research project provides an opportunity to do a doctorate
Interpretation of newly acquired passive-source seismic data and existing active-source seismic reflection data from industrial data bases to trace sedimentary deposits and their bounding faults at depth to the surface
Balancing tectonic cross-sections
Presenting results at project meetings and at international conferences
Publishing results in international journals
Master’s degree (MSc) in Solid Earth Sciences
Excellent background in geology, preferably with experience in seismic interpretation, backstripping techniques and subsidence analysis.
Scientific initiative, proficiency in written and spoken English
Ability to conduct independent field work in mountainous terrain of northern Italy and Austria, driver’s license, willingness to learn spoken German and Italian (if not already able).
How to apply:
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Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften
Mrs. Juliane Rohlmann
Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus B
D-12249 Berlin (Lankwitz)
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