School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (Cardiff University)
Location: London, UK and Cardiff, UK
This Natural Environment Research Council funded project will investigate the interaction of subducting slabs with the mantle transition zone, using a parallel, unstructured, adaptive mesh geodynamic code. The overall aim is to understand, using these advanced numerical simulations, how the transition zone acts as a valve, letting some, but not all slabs pass through into the lower mantle.
It is led by Dr. Huw Davies (Cardiff University) who will oversee the modelling, with co-Investigators Dr. Rhodri Davies (Imperial College London), Dr. Saskia Goes (Imperial College London) and Dr. Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (University College London) leading model development, seismic constraints and mineral thermodynamics respectively.
We are looking for a motivated, experienced scientist with a strong track record in computational modeling and programming. A PhD (or imminent award) or equivalent in a subject related to geodynamical modelling is essential. A good record of publications in international journals is desired.
The successful candidate will reside in London, working at Imperial College, during year 1 and in Cardiff, working at Cardiff University, during years 2 and 3. A contribution towards relocation costs is available.
This post is available immediately. The position is fixed-term for 3 years. This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week.
Salary: £30122 – £35938 per annum (Grade 6). We do not expect the appointment to be made below £32901 per annum.