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We are recruiting a Post Doctor for a research project funded by ERAMIN2 on geophysical/geological modelling in selected areas of Sweden, Finland and Greenland. Take the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary, dynamic, international research environment in close collaboration with industry and leading universities worldwide.
Exploration geophysics is a subject based on the laws and methods of physics, which in combination with geological information can be used to locate natural resources such as mineral deposits, hydrocarbon and water. The focus of research is on the development of geophysical methods for exploration of mineral deposits.
Mineral deposits are a small part of a very large geological context, the so-called mineral system. The first objective of D-Rex is to build onto this new paradigm with geophysical data from three prospective areas in Sweden, Greenland and Finland. Therefore, the second objective of D-Rex is the integration of multi-facetted geophysical data acquired at those prospective areas. The third objective of D-Rex is the unification, optimum integration and visualization of geological and geophysical data on the basis of the Common Earth Modelling (CEM) concept. Key element of the project involves: Electromagnetic (deposit scale) surveys; Development of multimethod 3D modelling/inversion technique; Joint inversion assisted by machine learning techniques to couple different geophysical parameters, to uncover correlations between them as well as their absence; Regional to deposit scale models integration into Common Earth Model based on all available geophysical and geological data; Building predictivity maps based on the regional models; Correlation and interpretation of regional scale together with deposit scale models.
The position responsibilities include several aspects including both field work and theoretical/development work as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The big part of your working time will be devoted to project and data management and commuting with partners. You will work primarily with geophysical data but with focus on integration/interchange with geological information from the parallel ore geology studies (e.g. field work, drill core logging and structural analysis). 3D geophysical data modelling/inversion is a key focus of this position. The candidate will work on development and extending our MR3Dmod modelling/inversion framework as well as integrate with available commercial software (GOCAD, etc.). Laboratory work on petrophysical property estimation shall be performed in order to constrain the modelling.
In addition, you will have to teacher courses as well as co-supervise PhD students. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.
Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and recently completed PhD or equivalent degree in geophysics, mathematics, physics, geology or other relevant subject. In the first instance, the person who has completed a doctoral degree no more than 3 years before the end of the employment period will be considered. Good understanding of theory and numerical methods used in modelling and inversion is required. Experience in software development (Matlab and Python in particular) and management of large data sets is important. Experience in geologically constraint inversion and modeling of geophysical data is an advantage. Geological and geophysical modelling will be important parts of the study and therefore experience from ore geology, structural geology and geological 3D-4D modelling with GoCAD or equivalent is a merit. You are expected to work in a team and are open to collaborate with colleagues and external partners. Fluent written and spoken English is required.
For further information about a specific research subject see; * General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology
Most employees in the research subject exploration geophysics are currently men therefore provided that the qualifications are the same, the underrepresented gender will be given priority.
Employment is limited to 3 years, teaching and other department duties are included with max 20%. Position should start 2021 as soon as suitable candidate is found.
For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Maxim Smirnov, Associate Professor in Exploration Geophysics, +46 920 49 3413, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 email@example.com
OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reference number: 4446-2020Last day of application: January 30 2021
Post expires on Saturday January 30th, 2021