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No. 26 of the 1997 Series of E-mail Announcements from the InterRidge Office
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One-year post-doctoral position in Marine Geology / Geophysics

A one-year post-doctoral position is available to work with Joe Cann at
the University of Leeds in the UK and Donna Blackman at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography on the results of a recent cruise to the
Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The post is based at Leeds in the UK, will start on
1st November 1997 or as soon after that as possible, and will be paid at
points 4, 5 or 6 on the research scale, appropriate for a newly-graduated

We are looking for someone who can achieve a significant piece of work
during the year using the data or rocks that we collected, so, though we
are casting our net widely over academic fields, we are clear about the
skills that you would bring with you. There are basically three kinds of
people from whom we would like to have applications:

1. Someone with skills in numerical modelling within continuum mechanics
to model the crustal deformation at the intersections of mid-ocean ridges
and transform faults, using the bathymetric and side scan sonar data that
we collected close to the Atlantis Transform as constraints on
interpretation.  You will have experience of explicit, time-marching
finite element code and will be used to working in a Unix environment.
Experience in handling large data sets and image processing packages would
be useful.

2. Someone with skills in structural geology and remote sensing,
interested in using side-scan sonar and bathymetry to study faulting
and/or landsliding along the mid-ocean ridge axis and within the transform
fault domain around the Atlantis Transform. You will have experience in
handling large data sets within a Unix environment, and of applying image
processing software to enhancement and interpretation of remote sensing
either from satellites or from sonar. Specific experience of GMT, Erdas
Imagine and Matlab would be useful.

3. Someone with skills in petrology and geochemistry to study the rocks
dredged in the area of the Atlantis Transform, which include peridotites,
gabbros and basalts, both fresh and altered/metamorphosed. The plutonic
rocks come from the transform domain, and many of the basalts from an
amomalously large volcano close to the axis. You will have had experience
in petrography with microscope and SEM, in electron probe work and in
geochemical analysis. Experience in relating petrology to tectonics would
be an advantage.

If you are interested, please send a cv and a short note saying how you
fit one of these sets of criteria both to Bob Janssen
(b.janssen at earth.leeds.ac.uk) and to Donna Blackman (dkb at mahi.ucsd.edu).
We aim to make the appointment as soon as possible, so do not hesitate.

Department of Earth Sciences
University of Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Tel (44) 113 233 5204
Fax (44) 113 233 5259

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