The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position to integrate observational data sets (geophysical, geological, subsurface data) with numerical models, evaluating interactions between tectonic-climatic-surface processes. The successful applicant will use model-observation comparisons to quantify these interactions and their influence on the 3D stratigraphic architecture of rift basins. Research areas of interest within the project include structural and tectonic controls on sedimentation; magmatic-tectonic interactions; and interactions of hydroclimate, surface processes and extensional deformation. The position responsibilities include using 2D and 3D geodynamic codes coupled to landscape evolution models to assess basin evolution in extensional systems. Opportunities are available to teach in the department, and to participate in international field activities in the East African Rift system and elsewhere. Our research group has an extensive archive of subsurface data sets from active rift systems for developing reference models, and we operate a high-performance computing 384-core cluster for high resolution geodynamic and landscape evolution simulations.
Internal Number: 81670
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