Jobs, jobs, jobs! Open positions in Geoscience

Again, several job offers were spread during the last week, and here they are:

2 PhD projects at Cardiff’s 3d Seismic Lab

Two newPhD projects are now open to applicants at Cardiff’s 3D Seismic Lab. They will focus on 1) the tectonic reactivation of normal fault families and 2) the effect of salt tectonics on the compartmentalisation of submarine channels. There is School funding for UK/EU students, on a competitive basis, so the best applicants are welcome to apply. There is also scope to similar projects on 3D Seismic interpretation from externally funded students.

Please, feel free to forward this email to any students interested in studying at Cardiff. CVs and early expressions of interest can be sent to, with formal applications due on 1 February 2013 through the page

5-year Ph.D. position in the Dept. of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin

The Ph.D. project will focus on lithospheric mantle rheology and the appointed student will examine the microstructure and petrology of upper mantle xenoliths erupted from volcanoes in the Mojave desert in the western US.  They will correlate properties of these xenoliths– such as deformation fabrics, water contents, and stress magnitudes– to existing geophysical measurements for the same region.  Students completing a B.S. or M.S. are encouraged to apply, although priority will go toward those with experience in petrography and/or structural geology.

I’d appreciate it if you could forward this along to any students you think might be interested in the position.  Interested students should send a CV or resume to and include a brief statement outlining their upper division and/or graduate geology courses and their previous research experience.  Formal applications to the Jackson School will be due on January 1, 2013.

Multiple assistant professor positions in Geosciences, Colombia

The new Department of Earth Sciences at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia is seeking candidates for multiple assistant professor positions in Geosciences: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Geophysics or Remote Sensing.
Please visit this website for complete details:

PhD and MS student opportunity: Continental Dynamics-Central Anatolian Tectonics (CD-CAT)

A large, international and multidisciplinary project to investigate the development of escape tectonics and surface-to-mantle dynamics of Anatolia (Turkey) is underway, and several of the lead investigators are seeking new graduate students to conduct thesis research as part of this project. Components of the CD-CAT project include seismology, structural geology, sedimentary geology and basin tectonics, geochronology and geochemistry (high- to low-temperature), igneous and metamorphic petrology, geomorphology, and numerical modeling. US-based scientists in CD-CAT are at the University of Minnesota, University of Arizona, University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, Northern Arizona University, and the USGS/Denver, and are working with colleagues at universities in Ankara, Istanbul, Muğla, Frankfurt, Toronto, and Sydney. US and international students interested in CD-CAT research are encouraged to apply to the following graduate programs in 2013: Minnesota (Christian Teyssier, Donna Whitney), Northern Arizona University (Paul Umhoefer, Mary Reid), and Missouri (Eric Sandvol). Interested students should visit the CD-CAT web site for more information and contact details.

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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