On behalf of Holger Stünitz, I announce following Post-Doc position:
Postdoc Position in Structural Geology/Petrology
at the University of Tromsø
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to join a team of
researchers in a new project: "Crustal dynamics and strength evolution of the
continental crust". Your primary role will be to undertake field-based analysis
of naturally deformed rocks from high temperature shear zones in Northern
Norway, focussing on deformation mechanisms, fluid infiltration, and rheology
in the lower crust. The methods employed will comprise quantitative
microstructure and texture analysis, temperature/pressure calculation of
deformation conditions, and FTIR-spectroscopy. In addition to the field-based
study, experiments will be performed in our solid medium deformation
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with experience in field work and
interests in deformation and reaction microstructures, deformation processes,
mineralogy, petrology, and fluid-rock interaction. Preference will be given to
candidates with documented previous experience in various microbeam
techniques, EBSD-analysis, spectroscopy, and thermodynamic modeling using
The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary team of petrologists
and structural geologists in Tromsø, together with partner institutions in
Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and the USA.
Qualified individuals need to have a Ph.D. in Geosciences at the time of
appointment. The appointment will be for a period of 3 years and is available
immediately. The salary range is around 400´000 NOK per year.
Informal enquiries and/or applications containing a full C.V., names and details
of two professional referees should be addressed to Professor Holger Stunitz
(e-mail [log in to unmask], tel: +47 77 63 31 17).
Evaluation of applications will start May 15th, 2009 and will continue until the
position is filled.