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PhD Studentship in Fluvial Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Job Description :To work within the Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.-funded BEAUFORT project that aims to develop quantitative and predictive models for fluvial stratigraphy, based on outcrop studies in the Karoo Basin, South Africa (http://www.liv.ac.uk/strat/Beaufort%20Project/Beaufort%20Project.htm). The project will include extensive fieldwork in remote terrain in South Africa, with members of an international University/oil industry-based team integrating sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and digital data capture technologies including LIDAR.

Applicants should have or be expecting to gain a degree in geosciences (minimum 2.1 standard) and have a keen interest in field-based research. Skills required are detailed field observation and interpretation using process-based facies analysis linked to high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and either an appreciation of subsurface data analysis and reservoir characterization or willingness to learn. Training is available where required. A full driving licence is required.

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The successful candidate will join a long established and vibrant international research group of staff and PhD students working on stratigraphic problems worldwide( http://www.stratgroup.ac.uk)The Studentship is available from 1st August 2010 and covers the cost of tuition fees (at the level of UK or E.U. national) for 3.5 years, living allowance equal to a UK Research Council maintenance grant (currently £13,570 per year, tax free) and all costs related to fieldwork and laboratory work. Funds are available for presenting your research at national conferences and at least one international conference. Informal enquiries to Dr Andrew Wilson on 0151 794 5141, email: [email protected]

Further Scholarship Information
Closing Date: Thursday 3rd June

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on June 11th

Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/ attaching a letter of application, detailing their qualifications and suitability, a CV and the names and email address of two academic referees.

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