PhD positions ‐ Marie‐Curie Initial Training Network ABYSS
Training network on reactive geological systems from the mantle to the abyssal sub‐seafloor
The formation and hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic lithosphere are the major processes for energy and chemical exchanges between the deep Earth and its outer envelopes. The mechanisms controlling these exchanges remain poorly understood, especially at the main thermal and lithological boundaries, marking the transitions from the mantle to the oceanic crust, to the hydrosphere and to the biosphere.
The ABYSS training and research programme focuses on the development of new field,
experimental and analytical approaches to measure and model:
the physical, hydrodynamic and geochemical processes controlling mass and energy
transfers at mid‐oceanic spreading ridges;
the linkages and feedbacks between these processes and their implications for life and marine resources in the deep‐sea.
ABYSS is an EU Framework 7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network that brings together 10 European research groups and 4 Associated Partners from the private sector. The ABYSS ITN will provide training for 12 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in Geodynamics, Mineralogy, Hydrodynamics, Thermodynamics and (Bio‐)Geochemistry. An ESR project is for 3 years.
Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program. The candidate must qualify for admittance as a PhD student at the Host Institution.
Candidates will fill out an on‐line application form and provide a CV, a motivation letter, two
recommendation letters and academic credentials (mark sheets and degree statements at BSc and MSc level for ESR positions and degree statement at PhD level for ER positions).
At this stage of the recruitment process, preliminary mark sheets will be accepted to enable
students from universities where final exams are organized in June or September to apply.
Deadline for ESR (PhD) applications: June 1, 2014
The positions will be filled as soon as recruitment committees will meet. The positions will be
re‐opened if the applicants don’t fulfil the recruitment criteria.
Application on ABYSS website: http://abyss‐itn.eu/
For any enquiries regarding recruitment, please contact us at epm@abyss‐itn.eu
The details of the 10 ESR positions still open for application follows.