Post Doc Volcano

Research topic: the dynamics of biphasic volcanic flows. Duration: 18 months.
Profile: physical volcanology.
Place: Laboratory « Magmas & Volcans » (Blaise Pascal University,
Clermont-Ferrand, France).

The Laboratory « Magmas & Volcans » invites applications for a
Postdoctoral position in physical volcanology starting by early-mid
2008. Applicants must have a PhD in Earth Sciences or related
disciplines at the time of appointment, with research backgrounds
including essentially laboratory experimental work and quantitative
analysis. Skills in numerical modelling will be also considered.

The successful candidate will be a member of the physical volcanology
team studying the dynamics of volcanic flows and will work in the
laboratory with appropriate experimental facilities and analytical
equipment. He/she will be included in the experimental programme
developed by the team on gas-particle flows with a special emphasis on
flow dynamics and deposition processes. Complementary numerical
modelling using pre-existing codes or involving development of new ones
will be carried out depending on the applicant’s abilities.

Applicants should supply a list of references with email addresses as
well as a CV including research background and a list of publications to:
Olivier Roche, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Université Blaise Pascal,
5 rue Kessler, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand cedex, France. Email :

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