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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microstructural Modelling

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microstructural Modelling

Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microstructural Modelling

Employer

Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Geodynamics (GD)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
UKP 36,386 - 42,155 per year

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
6 September 2022

Posted
22 August 2022

Job description

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences is seeking to recruit a highly motivated numerical modelling PDRA to create grain-scale models for mineral reactions and show how those models may be upscaled to provide rate laws for reaction under mantle conditions of pressure, temperature and stress. You will liaise closely with experimentalists in Manchester and University College London (UK) and Orleans (France) to ground-truth your models against their results and to inform the experimental program. You will be part of a team studying mantle dynamics, details here

Your role will be to create grain-scale models for mineral reactions and show how those models may be upscaled to provide rate laws for reaction under mantle conditions of pressure, temperature and stress. You will collaborate with other team members (Liverpool, Florida, Cardiff) to incorporate those rate laws into large scale models for mantle convection. You will liaise closely with experimentalists on the team (Liverpool, Manchester, UCL, Orleans) to ground-truth your models against their results. The whole team will contribute to comparing model results to seismological observations (Cambridge). Key hypotheses to be explored are: the dynamic pressure in the mantle has an effect on mineral reaction and hence the positions of seismic discontinuities, and that stress has a major effect on reaction conditions and again on the positions of seismic discontinuities.


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