Postdoctoral Research Associate Experimental Rock Deformation)

University of Liverpool - Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Environmental Sciences

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual to work in the Rock Deformation Laboratory. You will run innovative high-pressure, high-velocity experiments to investigate the strength and physical processes occurring during earthquake slip on clay-rich faults. This (NERC) funded project will investigate the question ‘how do earthquake ruptures propagate through clay-rich fault zones?’, and will involve the use of a unique confined high-velocity friction apparatus as well as conventional triaxial experiments with acoustic and strain gauge sensors. The project will involve experimental input from Professor Terry Tullis (Brown) and upscaling via modeling in association with Professor Nadia Lapusta (Caltech) and Dr Harsha Bhat (ENS Paris). You should have a PhD in Geology or Geophysics with experience in experimental rock deformation. Familiarity with microstructural investigations and/or numerical modelling would be advantageous. The post is available for 36 months.

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