The Department of Geosciences has a vacant PhD position in clastic sedimentology for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is funded by UiT - The Arctic University of Norway and the appointment is for four years.
The PhD position is for a fixed term of four years, with the objective of completion of research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment.
Work place is Tromsø.
Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at the following address: https://uit.no/phd
The position's field of research
The PhD candidate for this project will work with basin studies in Svalbard and selected parts of the Barents Shelf, focussing on the tectono-stratigraphic evolution of Upper Paleozoic rift basins. The main objective of the project is thus to investigate the sedimentology of Devonian to Carboniferous basin fill successions, and document sedimentary response to tectonic and climatic forcing, as well as relative sea-level changes. The work will mainly be based on fieldwork in Svalbard, including Bjørnøya, combined with literature reviews and integration of previous studies. Where feasible, seismic datasets, as well as wire line logs and core data will be integrated (in both offshore and onshore areas). Some of the envisioned objectives of the position include (but are not limited to):
- Geological fieldwork involving sedimentological logging and facies analysis, and structural analysis to address the regional and basin-scale tectono-stratigraphic evolution.
- Integrated description and analysis of cores and associated wire line logs from Svalbard and selected offshore areas (e.g. the Loppa and Stappen highs, and the Finnmark Platform).
- Digitally characterize relevant outcrop geometries using primarily Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry, utilising ground- and drone-based acquisition.
- Elucidate and quantify tectonic and climatic forcing recorded in the sedimentary basin fill successions. This include detailed studies of sedimentary systems controlled by basin bounding faults in order to establish better temporal links between source areas, sediment routing and sedimentary sinks (i.e. how fault-controlled uplift impact sediment fairways).
- Compile, review and integrate previous literature.
- Contribute to ongoing studies and relevant activities at the department (i.e. ARCEx, Suprabasins).