Research Fellow in Mineral Physics

Страна: Великобритания;

Дедлайн: 12.04.2019



Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for two Research Fellow positions in the Mineral Physics group in the Department of Earth Sciences. The research will focus on studying the influence of water and/or other volatile species on the physical properties of mantle minerals, with particular focus on its implications for rheology and its relevance to the dynamics and evolution of the deep Earth. 

The post is funded by NERC as part of the wider thematic research programme 'Deep Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet'. This is a large programme consisting of a number of universities across the UK and with many international partners, see for further information. 

The position is funded for 12-15 months depending on the start-date, and cannot be extended beyond September 2020 when the programme concludes. 

Key Requirements
The successful candidate will have a PhD, or thesis submitted subject to examination in Physics, geosciences or a closely-related subject. They will have gained an independent research reputation in mineral physics, petrology, solid-state physics, geosciences or a related subject, with evidence of completed, published research in high quality journals. 

Experience of working with ab inito codes and/or performing high-pressure experiments using large volume press or diamond anvil cell devices is essential. 

Experience of studying transport properties of Earth, or other planetary, materials is desirable. 

Further Details
A for the post can be accessed at the link at bottom of this page. 

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Prof. John Brodholt (email: or Dr Andrew Thomson ( ). 

For enquiries about the application procedure please contact Leisa Clemente (email: ). 

Closing Date
12 Apr 2019