Seeking world-class PhD students, post-doctoral research fellows and technical engineers in the field of volcanic and magmatic systems

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The ClerVolc (Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research) consortium involves six laboratories of Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France (Laboratories of Volcanology ‘Magmas et Volcans’, Particle Physics, Physical Meteorology, Social and Cognitive Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science), the Observatoire de Physique du Globe at Clermont-Ferrand, and the French Geological Survey (BRGM). The consortium, which is led by P. Schiano, director; T. Druitt, scientific coordinator, has received funding for a collaborative research programme from the French government ‘Laboratories of Excellence’ initiative. The programme addresses fundamental questions in the field of magma generation, volcano dynamics, volcanic hazards and volcanic risk.

We are seeking candidates for five projects, to start in October of 2015. The projects are at post-doctoral (PDoc) and doctoral (PhD) levels. Postdoctoral projects are divided into those with that are strongly research-oriented (PDocRes), and those with important components of technical development (PDocTech). Details of the projects, post profiles, salaries, contact addresses, application procedures and deadlines may be found in the attached file below.

In the event of additional enquiries or problems, please contact ClerVolc administration manager Socheata Sean (Socheata.Sean@univ-bpclermont.fr).

    • Technical developments for a muon telescope suitable for imaging an active volcano. C. Carloganu (LPC) and P. Labazuy (LMV). PDocTech.
    • Probing the mechanics governing the growth, evolution and eruption of large silicic magma bodies. T. Menand and J.L. Froger (LMV). PDocRes.
    • Universal calibration of Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of volatiles in glasses of variable composition. N. Bolfan (LMV). PDocRes.
    • Kinetics of magmatic processes: Formation and morphological evolution of phenocryst-hosted melt inclusions. D. Laporte and P. Schiano (LMV). PDocRes.
    • Pyroclastic density currents: continuous spectrum or distinct endmembers ? O. Roche (LMV), L. Chupin and T. Dubois (LM) PhD.

    LMV: Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans; LPC: Laboratory of Particle Physics; LM: Laboratory of Mathematics

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    Seeking world-class PhD students, post-doctoral research fellows and technical engineers in the field of volcanic and magmatic systems

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