Post-Doctoral Fellow (Earth Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar: Apply by Dec 31: Expired

Applications are invited for Post-Doctoral Fellow (Earth Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar for the year 2021. The last date of application is 31 December.

A one-year Postdoctoral Fellow position with Dr. Utsav Mannu, Discipline of Earth Sciences, is
available with a possibility of extension based on the candidate’s performance in the first year. The
candidate is expected to carry out geophysical/geodynamic study of accretionary wedges/ fold
and thrust belts.

Job Description

The post-doctoral fellow will be required to design and conduct field/numerical/geophysical experiments to explore the thermomechanical structure, and evolution of accretionary wedges/ fold and thrust belts.

The impact of surface processes, the frequency of landslides, thermal maturity variations, development of décollement, and seismogenesis in wedges could be the topic of the research. The candidate will have ample opportunity to learn and implement numerical geodynamic modeling that can be combined with field observations to validate one another.

One of the primary objectives would be to bolster the current pool of numerical models either by establishing field geodynamic evidence that can be performed routinely or designing surface process (statistical/ geodynamical) modules that can be integrated with the subsurface geodynamic evolution. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently and mentor Ph.D. students.

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Eligibility

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/Physics/Mathematics with experience in fieldwork-related studies or with experience in finite-difference/finite element modeling or having a strong background in statistics and machine learning is desired. Candidates who have submitted their thesis in the mentioned fields are equally eligible.

Application

The candidate should email the following documents in a single pdf file (with the subject “AW_2021_[Name of the applicant]”) :

  • Application for the position (Cover Letter). In case of submitting the application by email, please
    use the pdf format and the file should contain a scanned signature.
  • CV including the list of publications.
  • A short research statement (not more than 2 pages).
  • 1 letter of recommendation. Letter of Reference should be sent to utsav.mannu@iitgn.ac.in
  • A Ph.D. Degree (a formal confirmation of a Ph.D. degree or expected date of graduation in case
    of the candidate still waiting for the degree).

The candidate should make sure that all documents are sent to utsav.mannu[at]iitgn.ac.in by 31st
December 2021 (the deadline may be extended if the position remains vacant.)

Duration

12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Salary

Salary will be ₹ 50,000 + ₹10000 (HRA).

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