[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD fellowship at Blaise Pascal University (France) : Redox of the Earth's mantle
m.laubier at opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr
Tue Jan 5 07:47:31 MST 2016
The Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV), research laboratory in the fields of igneous and experimental petrology, geochemistry and volcanology (http://lmv.univ-bpclermont.fr/ <http://lmv.univ-bpclermont.fr/>) invites applications for a Ph.D. position in petrology/geochemistry.
Title: Characterization of the redox conditions of the Earth’s mantle in the different geodynamic settings
Duration: 36 months
Start date: October 1st 2016 or prior
Research project: The proposed project aims at combining different analytical methods in order to determine the oxidation state of primary magmas and constrain the current redox conditions in the Earth’s upper mantle. We will use multiple oxybarometers that allow characterization of the oxidation of state of primitive magmas and that require various analytical techniques such as XANES at synchrotron facilities, Fe isotopes on MC-ICP-MS and in-situ measurements of trace element concentrations by laser ICP-MS. This coupled petrological and geochemical approach on natural samples requires the intensive use of various instruments and potential necessary analytical developments, as well as extensive modeling of magmatic processes.
The PhD student will be supervised by 2 faculty members: Muriel Laubier and Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova (LMV). The student will integrate the experimental petrology team of Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans of Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand).
The host department: The Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans is a large research center dedicated to the study of magmatic and volcanic processes. It is a teaching and research department of Blaise University that is affiliated to the french fundamental research institutions CNRS (National center for scientific research) and IRD (Research institute for development). It is also one of the two laboratories of the Clermont Observatory of Terrestrial Physics (OPGC). LMV hosts about one hundred faculty, administrative and staff members in two locations: Blaise Pascal University (main site) and Jean Monnet University (Saint-Etienne).
LMV faculty, fellows and students are engaged in research that helps answer fundamental questions about magmatic, volcanic and early Earth processes. Areas of research conducted at LMV include experimental petrology, geochemistry, geophysics and field work. The very large number of analytical and experimental facilities makes LMV a unique research environment. Areas of research, research teams and facilities are presented on the LMV website (lmv.univ-bpclermont.fr).
Application: Applicants must hold a Masters degree (M.S. or equivalent) in geology, earth science, or a similar field. Individuals wishing to apply should submit a cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications and a curriculum vitae by email to Muriel Laubier (m.laubier at opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr <mailto:m.laubier at opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr>), and provide two letters of recommendation. Applicants do not need to speak French and may submit their application in English.
Maître de conférences/Assistant professor
Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans
UMR 6524 CNRS - UBP - IRD
5 rue Kessler 63038 Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE
tel: +33 4 73 34 68 94
email: m.laubier at opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr
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