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Rearch Fellow in Experimental Mineral Physics/High-Pressure Deformationes

UCL - Earth Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £35,965 to £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (UCL grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2020
Closes: 21st October 2020
Job Ref: 1871876
 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Experimental Mineral Physics and Rock Deformation, to be held in the Department of Earth Sciences at UCL. The aim of the project whose aim is to experimentally constrain the relative viscocities of MROB and peridotitic assemblages under the P-T conditions of a subducting slab.  Experiments will be performed using the D-T cup deformation multi-anvil press at UCL as well as at similar devices installed on international synchrotron sources. The successful applicant will work with strong and vibrant group within the Department of Earth Sciences in UCL.

The successful candidate will perform synthesis and deformation experiments in the multi-anvil press at UCL and analyse recovered samples using a range of techniques.  They will also determine the relative strength of mantle phase assemblages relevant to subducting slab compositions.

The post is funded by NERC for two years in the first instance with the opportunity for an extension for an additional one year.

Applicants will have a PhD (or thesis submitted subject to examination) in a relevant branch of the Earth Sciences. A a background in Solid Earth Geosciences is desirable. Experience of independent use of high-pressure experimental techniques and deformation-T-cup press design is essential. An independent research reputation in experimental mineral physics or a related subject, with evidence of completed research, either in high-quality journals or university theses is also essential.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor David Dobson, d.dobson@ucl.ac.uk

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