|Salary:||£29,619 to £34,308|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
Interview Date: Monday 15 May 2023
An exciting opportunity exists for a post-doctoral researcher to work on a UKRI funded project entitled “Flow and fragmentation of melts and magmas: developing a unified view through experimental, numerical and field investigations”. You will be working and based within Dr Jones’ research group at Lancaster University and will contribute to the experimental objectives of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) awarded to Dr Jones.
You will contribute to the project by performing experiments on analogue materials to better understand the ductile fragmentation of low viscosity volcanic melts and magmas. High-speed videography and image analysis will be used to document these experiments. Further complimentary rheological experiments in extension and rotation will also be performed. We expect analogue experimentation to form a large component of the work, thus the successful candidate is likely to have some background in performing laboratory experiments. Through the UKRI FLF project you will be part of a large international team, including researchers from Canada, USA and Italy and there will be plenty of opportunities for training and career development.
The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) Laboratory in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is a world-class facility for research into a wide range of topics covering volcanology and planetary science. The lab is directed by Dr Jones and current research topics include pyroclastic density currents, planetary volcanism, magma fragmentation and magma rheology. It has a large equipment base for scaled analogue experiments (e.g., high-speed cameras, fluidization rigs, fluid tanks), rheometry (e.g., extensional, powder and rotational rheometers) and particle size, shape, and density characterization. The successful candidate will also benefit from being part of the wider volcanology research group comprising numerous faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students.
Expected start dates are summer 2023 however there is some flexibility. Appointment could be made at Grade 6 (pay scale as above) or Grade 7 (£36,386 to £42,155 pa). The post may be offered up to a maximum of 36 months.
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