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Job advertisement 2 PhD Researchers in Marine Geology

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European Geosciences Union

2 PhD Researchers in Marine Geology

2 PhD Researchers in Marine Geology

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Flanders Marine Institute and Ghent University

Ostend/Ghent, Belgium


Relevant divisions
Geomorphology (GM)
Natural Hazards (NH)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)


Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
27 February 2022

25 January 2022

Job description

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.

How to apply

If you are interested to conduct research using seismic data and sediment cores, please consider applying via
and/or Deadline: 27 February 2022.