Research Fellow in Volcano Deformation

University of Leeds

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Would you want to assist enhance how we forecast volcanic eruptions? Do you may have expertise in understanding deformation of energetic or historic magmatic methods? Are you eager to be a part of a multidisciplinary venture that brings collectively strategies, concepts, and folks from a spread of analysis fields?

This is a chance to hitch the thrilling MAGMA (Magma Lodging and Floor Motion Evaluation) venture funded by NERC, which goals to rework volcano deformation modelling. MAGMA will use analyses of historic intrusions, each uncovered at Earth’s floor and imaged geophysically, and rock mechanic experiments to benchmark how host rock bodily properties and deformation patterns change with house and time throughout magma emplacement. These findings will inform a brand new era of Finite Factor computational fashions that search to incorporate the advanced behaviour of rocks into volcano deformation fashions.

You’ll be a part of and work with Dr Craig Magee (offering experience in magma emplacement and host rock deformation), Dr Susanna Ebmeier (volcano monitoring), Professor John Forth (rock mechanic experiments), and Dr James Hickey (Finite Factor modelling of volcanoes) to realize MAGMA. Additionally, you will profit from interacting with venture companions Dr Janine Kavanagh , Professor John Howell , Dr William McCarthy , and Dr John Browning .

Your function is versatile in its focus however you’ll interact with many elements of the venture, together with fieldwork (Chile, Iceland, USA), rock mechanic experiments, analogue modelling, and Finite Factor modelling. You’ll maintain a PhD (or near completion) within the Earth Sciences, have expertise in conducting geological fieldwork, and have a working information of magma emplacement and volcano deformation. Expertise in conducting structural analyses, numerical modelling and coding, and science communication is fascinating.

General, you’ll change into an integral member of the MAGMA group, serving to ship a brand new era of volcano deformation fashions that may account for complexity and uncertainty within the host rocks, which can enhance the reliability of eruption forecasts.

To discover the submit additional or for any queries you’ll have, please contact: 

Dr Craig Magee , Senior Analysis Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6500

E-mail: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Primary Campus
School/Service:  School of Setting
Faculty/Institute:  Faculty of Earth and Setting
Part:  Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT)
Class:  Analysis
Grade 7

£37,099 to £44,263
each year
Working Time:  37.5 hours
Put up Kind: 

Full Time
Contract Kind:  Mounted Time period (Till 30 September 2026 – the submit is required to finish time restricted work)
Launch Date:  Friday 17 November 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 01 December 2023
Reference:  ENVEE1696
Downloads:  Candidate Transient

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