[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position in Marine Geology / Geophysics - GEUS (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Heirman, Katrien An kah at geus.dk
Thu Jul 3 08:38:32 MDT 2014

Postdoctoral position in Marine Geology / Geophysics
Application Due: 05-08-2014

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) has a vacant postdoctoral position in "Seismic architecture of the southeast Greenland margin" for a period of two years.

The position is part of the new Marie Curie Initial Training Network GLANAM (Glaciated North Atlantic Margins) and available from 1 October 2014.

GLANAM network and scientific goals
The GLANAM network facilitates and coordinates research projects between seven academic and three industrial partners from Norway, UK and Denmark.

The scientific goal of GLANAM is to determine the controls on the development, in time and space, of glaciated continental margins with focus on the role of marine-based ice sheets, sedimentary processes, hydrocarbon systems, fluid flow and gas hydrate, and submarine mass movements. For a detail description of the GLANAM project please visit www.glanam.org<http://www.glanam.org./>

The network has employed 15 young researchers, who carry out individual research projects based at one of the full partners with secondments/shorter visits to other GLANAM partners. All 15 projects have focus on various aspects of glaciation of northern hemisphere margins. For a full list of all posts please visit www.glanam.org<http://www.glanam.org>

Postdoctoral project: Seismic architecture of the Northeast Greenland margin
The aim is to investigate the glacial sedimentary architecture of the NE Greenland margin with particular emphasis on the role of ice stream processes on continental margin evolution. This approach will produce information on (i) the spatial pattern and architecture of ice stream sediments, (ii) glacial morphology and sedimentary processes, and (iii) ice sheet history of this Arctic margin.
GEUS seismic and acoustic data, and other available relevant information, such as ODP wells will be used. Mapping and interpretation will be carried out using workstation tools (Landmark or Petrel). The researcher will play an active role in compiling the multi-source database and participate at international/national conferences. The project involves a planned 2 month secondment at Tromsø University, Norway.

Qualifications and requirements
Applicants must have a PhD degree (or equivalent qualification) in geology/geophysics with experience in seismic interpretation and proven research interest in glaciated continental margins.

Following the rules of mobility for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, the candidates should not have been resident, or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the previous 36 months. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is the Department of Geophysics at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen (www.geus.dk<http://www.geus.dk/geuspage-uk.htm>).

We offer
* A good, creative geo-scientific research environment
* Co-operation with many types of researchers and institutions
* Participation in international research projects and field activities
* Possibility of additional courses and training as required
* Flexible working conditions and good opportunities to influence your own work situation and job content
* Family-friendly work place, centrally located in Copenhagen
* Exercise centre with professional assistance located at the workplace

Salary and employment conditions
Terms of salary and appointment will be according to agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and according to the Marie Curie Programme rules.

The employing organisation is the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Further information
Further information about the vacant position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Jens Jørgen Møller, phone (+45) 91333901/40408828, email jjm at geus.dk<mailto:jjm at geus.dk>; or the Project Leader, Tove Nielsen, phone (+45) 91333934; email tni at geus.dk<mailto:tni at geus.dk>.

Read more about living and working in Denmark at http://international-staff.geus.dk/

Appointment procedure
An evaluation committee will be appointed in order to assess the scientific qualifications of the applicants in view of the contents and responsibilities of the position. Based on the results from the evaluation committee, an appointment committee invites relevant applicants to interviews.

Formal application marked "031-00154 / Post.doc. GLANAM", must be submitted to GEUS no later than 5 August 2014 at 12 midday (Danish time). Material received after this time will not be taken into account.

You can apply for the position by pressing "apply for position" at the top or bottom in the following link
Application should include a full CV, a statement of motivation, copies of relevant grades, a list of all publications and contact information of three reference persons.


The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent and internationally oriented research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate-, Energy and Building, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and individuals within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is Denmark's and Greenland's geological data centre.
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