In our research group « Lithosphere tectonics and mechanics » at the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris (IPGP-Univ. Sorbonne Paris Cité), we have an open two-years post-doc position in the field of tectonics. This PhD project aims at better understanding deformation and accretionary processes along convergent plate margins following a multi-disciplinary approach. The first part of this project is dedicated to the study of the long-term geological record of accretionary processes combining field and microstructural observations on rock samples from former accretionary systems (Alps, Chile). These results will highlight accretionary processes documented along active convergent margins and be compared with the various deformation patterns seismologically observed. The second part of this project is devoted to the use of a numerical code (in collaboration with Prof. Gerya at the ETH Zürich) in order (i) to reproduce structures and processes documented in nature along convergent margins (ii) to better understand the mechanics of these tectonic processes.
Applicants should have a PhD in geophysics, geology or computational sciences (if possible with a geological background). Proficiency in English as well as numerical skills are desirable. A curiosity for geological processes and a willingness to work in a team with several researchers and students are expected.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Samuel Angiboust (angiboust(at)ipgp(.)fr) for inquiries and include a CV, a statement of purpose and the addresses of two referees. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.
Samuel Angiboust, équipe de tectonique et mécanique de la lithosphère