[20191030] Postdoctoral Position in Geosciences at IMPMC Sorbonne Universite Paris, France

High pressure and high temperature experimental investigation of the deep Earth’s cycling of heavy halogen elements.

A two years postdoc position is open at IMPMC (Institut de Minéralogie de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie) Sorbonne Université, Paris. This position is part of a multi-laboratory network funded by the ANR (French Funding Agency for Research) devoted to study the cycling of halogens (chlorine, bromine, iodine) from the mantle to the atmosphere, which aim is to develop the first physically-based quantitative framework for volcanic halogen emissions as a function of magma characteristics.

The candidate will be involved in a task devoted to characterize halogens deep cycle in the crust and mantle. The research will be based on the systematic use of in-situ probes (x-ray fluorescence, EXAFS, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy) combined with diamond anvil cells and Paris-Edinburg presses to generate high temperature and high pressure conditions, and associated to post-experiments characterization (electron microscopies, PIXE, ERDA).

The candidate must have a strong expertise in high pressure experimentation and must be familiar with at least a few of the spectroscopic tools necessary to perform this research. A background in the scientific topic would be welcomed.

Deadline to apply : October 30, 2019.

Contacts :

Helene Bureau helene.bureau@upmc.fr

Chrystèle Sanloup chrystele.sanloup@upmc.fr