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Research Fellow in Geosciences/Geophysics

Research Fellow in Geosciences/Geophysics


University of Trieste

The University of Trieste is a medium-sized university based in Trieste, the capital town of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The university was founded in 1924 and consequently is a relatively young institution compared with other Italian universities. It consists of 10 Departments, boasts a wide and almost complete range of university courses and currently has about 800 teachers and 600 administrative and technical staff. The University of Trieste offers 63 courses, divided into bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, PhD doctorates, specialization schools and professionally oriented master’s. Worldwide partnerships with about 120 universities testify to the university’s global networking research activities.
The Department of Mathematics and Geosciences (DMG) got the status of “Department of Excellence” for the period 2018-2023 by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education, with a conspicuous grant, aimed at investing into the digital infrastructure. It offers a stimulating research environments with scientists specialized in all sectors of geophysics and all the facilities to work on a project that is a combination of novel models, ideas and techniques. The Geodynamics and Tectonophysics section of the DMG has been involved previously in projects concerning geophysical applications of satellite data.


Trieste, Italy


Relevant division
Geodynamics (GD)

Full time


€ 19.540,79

Preferred education

Application deadline
26 April 2021

2 April 2021

Job description

There is one year Research Fellow position at the university of Trieste (Italy). The position is funded through the project ANTIPODE (Onset of Antarctic ice sheet vulnerability to ocean conditions), in the frame of the “Programma Nazionale di Ricerca in Antartide – PNRA”.

The researcher will work on a project aiming to combine the ocean and ice sheet simulations with geological, geophysical, and oceanographic data, collected in the framework of the past PNRA and IODP campaigns in the Ross Sea to test whether or not this feedback established during the Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene, as a result of morphological and circulation changes of the continental platform. Within the project, the researcher will develop numerical models to simulate the opening of the rift systems and the consequent thermal subsidence, which produced the different morphologies of the Ross Sea in the last 34 Ma. The results of the simulations will be compared with the observations and the obtained numerical code will be combined with the already developed codes that reconstruct the past morphology of the bathymetry.

This project would suit self-motivated, highly qualified candidates having a master degree or PhD with a background in quantitative geology, geophysics, or physics with experience in numerical modelling of the solid-Earth processes. Good written and oral communication skills in English are required. Starting date Summer/Fall 2021.

How to apply

Further details about the application, selection process, and list of documents to be presented are at the website:

Contact person: Prof. Magdala Tesauro (

You can apply for this position no later than 26/04/2021 (13:00 Italian time) through the website: