I am writing in the hope that you may know of a highly motivated student
interested in a Ph.D. project at the Free University Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. The position is to be filled this, or latest early next year.
If you know such a student, would you please share this note with them.
"Kinematics and dynamics of topography development in the Catalan Coastal
range: Denudation rates and neo-tectonic uplift deduced from in
situ-produced cosmogenic nuclides in sediments, river-cut surfaces and
emerged marine deposits"
is available at the Free University Amsterdam within the NSG (Netherlands
Research School of Sedimentary Geology)
This position is part of the NWO/GOA research program: "Kinematics and
dynamics of development in the Catalan Coastal range: quantitative modeling
and monitoring of the short-term tectonic and long-term tectonic and
climatic signals" (NWO/GOA subsidienr. 750.927.03)
The research program funded by the Dutch Science Organization (NWO) aims
at: a) constraining and validating concepts and models of dynamic
topography and b) quantifying the feed-back between creation of topography
and denudation processes, both for short-term and long-term landscape
evolution. The research of the Ph.D. student will be characterized by an
integrated approach of field orientated structural geology and
isotope-methods, with an emphasis on cosmogenic nuclides and their
applications to determine erosion- and denudation-rates as well as to
quantify neo-tectonic movements. The PhD-student working on the cosmogenic
nuclides is expected to interact closely with the two other PhD-students
employed for this research program. (One will be concentrating on
fission-track thermochronolgy and the other on tectonic modeling).
The PhD-student is expected to publish her/his results internationally
within the time-frame of the program. The aim is to conclude the project
with a Ph.D.-thesis.
Funding for a maximum of 4 years is available.
The candidate must have an Earth-science or physics-related background with
demonstrable qualifications within Earth sciences. Team-work capabilities
are important as well as the ability to plan and carry out fieldwork
Furthermore the candidate must have an affinity to modern analysis methods
and be prepared to learn and conduct accurate laboratory work, including
mineral separation and noble-gas mass spectrometry. The applicants must be
familiar with English, in writing and in speaking. The thesis has to be
written in English. Knowledge of Dutch is not a prerequisite, however, it
is expected that the candidate acquires a working knowledge of Dutch during
For further information please contact:
Dr T.J. Dunai; [log in to unmask]; Tel:(020) 4447398 or 4447407
Applications including a CV and names of at least two referees should be
Dr. W.E. Renkema, Secretaris Faculteit der Aardwetenschappen, Vrije
De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam.
Dr. T.J. Dunai
Faculteit der Aardwetenschappen
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam
Tel: +31-(020) 4447398 office
Fax: +31-(020) 6462457