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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Postdoc Position in Geologic Research on the Red Sea
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is a graduate research university of science and technology.
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Plats: Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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Postdoc Position in Geologic Research on the Red Sea

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Positions: Physical Science and Engineering Division

Location

KAUST campus, Saudi Arabia

Open Date

Nov 7, 2018

Description

Applications are sought for a 1-to-2-year postdoc position. The position will include a competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications; benefits include medical and dental insurance, free furnished housing on the KAUST campus, annual travel allowance to visit home country, annual paid vacation, and other generous benefits. 

The successful candidate(s) for this project will investigate some the following topics:

  • Map and interpret stratigraphy and structures throughout the greater Red Sea area using satellite images and digital elevation models, reflection seismic data, and potential fields;
  • Geochronology using radiogenic and stable isotopes and/or biostratigraphy;
  • Determine uplift and exhumation history of the Arabian Shield using stratigraphic markers and thermochronology;
  • Determine variations in volcanism and sedimentation along the rift axis;
  • Interpret and model salt tectonic structures, and the dynamic evolution of rafted reef platforms along the margins; and
  • Mid-ocean ridge structure and geodynamics.

The successful applicant will be part of the Arabian Plate Geology group (APG)( https://anperc.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/APG.aspx); Prof. Aboud Afifi is the PI of this group. It is affiliated to the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) at KAUST (https://anperc.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx).

Qualifications

Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Geology. The candidate(s) should have advanced skills in several of the following areas: field mapping, GIS, structural geology, petrology, geodynamics, petrography, SEM/EMPA, LA-ICP-MS, and sample preparation.  Candidates must be comfortable in remote field locations and on offshore research vessels. Candidates with strong research and publishing record are preferred.  

Applications are sought for a 1-to-2-year postdoc position. The position will include a competitive salary based on the candidate's qualifications; benefits include medical and dental insurance, free furnished housing on the KAUST campus, annual paid vacation, and other generous benefits. 

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