ARCEx partner University of Bergen is hiring a Postdoctoral research fellow in Structural Geology focusing on the geometry, evolution and flow properties of basin bounding fault systems in rift basins. The position is for a 2-year period.

For more information and how to apply, please refer to the full announcement.

About the project/work tasks

We wish to attract an active researcher with proven and relevant research experience in field based structural geology who will help lead a team of masters and PhD researchers under the supervision of Professor Atle Rotevatn. The project will focus on faults systems that separate syn-rift clastic hangingwall depocentres from crystalline basement, and will study the geometry, evolution and permeability structure of such faults. It will involve:

  • outcrop studies of basin-bounding faults
  • field-based structural data collection and analysis
  • structural characterizat
    ion and reconstruction of deformation history and diagenetic history
  • characterization of deformation in crystalline and sedimentary rocks
  • rock sampling and laboratory analysis of petrophysical and geophysical fault rock properties
  • sampling of fault gouge to constrain fault slip history (using K-Ar illite dating)
  • interaction with industry sponsors