2 PhD Researchers in Marine Geology
Flanders Marine Institute and Ghent University
Natural Hazards (NH)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ, Belgium) and UGent (Department of Geology, Belgium) are recruiting two new PhD researchers to study to Quaternary stratigraphy and evolution of the North Sea. These two (fully funded, 4-year) PhD positions are part of the new, BELSPO-funded research project WALDO (Where are All the (proglacial) Lake seDiments in the NOrth Sea Basin?).
As part of this research, you will test the hypothesis that proglacial lakes were important landscape features in the southern North Sea during the Quaternary. You will use advanced marine geological/geophysical research techniques, such as multibeam bathymetric mapping, sub-bottom and high-resolution reflection seismic profiling, and sediment (vibro)coring followed by a multi-proxy core analysis, involving core scanning (CT, MSCL, XRF), geochemistry, mineralogy, fabric analysis, microfossil analysis, geochronology, … The aim is to refine the complex Quaternary stratigraphy of the North Sea Basin and identify the presence of glaciolacustrine deposits, map their extent and define their stratigraphic and geomorphological context.
If you are interested to conduct research using seismic data and sediment cores, please consider applying via
https://www.ugent.be/en/work/scientific/phd-student-54. Deadline: 27 February 2022.