PhD position on understanding supercritical geothermal resources above magma reservoirs in New Zealand

 
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PhD position on understanding supercritical geothermal resources above magma reservoirs in New Zealand

The Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology invites applications for a PhD fellowship focusing on on understanding supercritical geothermal resources above magma reservoirs in New Zealand.

Project background

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate interested in studying the physical and chemical interactions between magmas and fluids above active magma reservoirs (in this case, in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, North island of New Zealand), in order to better understand supercritical geothermal resources.

The project will dominantly revolve around modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in and above shallow magma reservoirs, but will also be using field and geochemical data to constrain the models.

Job description

The PhD project, funded by GNS Science in partnership with ETH Zürich, will be integrated in the group of Prof. Driesner and Bachmann, in collaboration with colleagues in New Zealand.

They will be required to help with maintaining laboratories, and teaching some classes. The length of the appointment will be for 4 years, starting in summer 2020. The salary is according to ETH standards .

Your profile

Candidates should hold a MSc degree and have a strong interest in numerical modeling, fluid/melt thermodynamics, and physics of magmas and geothermal systems. A taste for field work and some understanding of fluid/magma geochemistry would be an advantage.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: CV, short research statement and contacts of three referees in a single pdf file.

Further information about D-ERDW can be found on our website ?url=www.erdw.ethz.ch&module=jobs&id=47137" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.erdw.ethz.ch . For questions about the position, please contact Thomas Driesner (thomas.driesner [at] erdw[.]ethz[.]ch) and/or Olivier Bachmann (olivier.bachmann [at] erdw[.]ethz[.]ch).

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