09/07/2021

Researcher marine geosciences, offshore paleo-reconstruction Flemish seascape

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesGeology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Oostende
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Negotiable
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Join our Research team as a geologist or geophysicist for the FWO SBO project ‘TESTEREP’ (TEsterep REconstructed for Policy making and Public engagement), which aims to reconstruct and map the evolution of part of the Flemish Seascape since c. 5000 BP.

You will perform research on the offshore paleo-geomorphological change off the Flemish coastline, in an area where once a peninsula (Testerep) was located. Within the larger project, offshore geophysical and sedimentological data will be combined with other intertidal and terrestrial geological and archaeological data to extend our spatio-temporal understanding of the evolution and demise of this former Testerep peninsula. Results of these data will be communicated to various stakeholders, including the wider public.

More Information

Benefits

Our offer

  • We offer a challenging job in the dynamic environment of VLIZ.
  • A contract of definite duration (42 to 48 months, depending on experience, seniority and start date) as a (post-doctoral) researcher. The salary follows the salary scales of scientific personnel in the Flemish Government.
  • Fringe benefits: holiday pay, end-of-year bonus, meal vouchers, bike allowance, free public transport for home-work commuting and an attractive holiday arrangement.

Selection process

For a full description of the job and the selection process, please visit: 

https://www.vliz.be/en/vacancy/2021-07-08-vliz-recruits-researcher-marin...

 

Additional comments

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geosciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Geosciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Your profile

Educational and professional qualifications

Essential

  • PhD in (marine) geology, geophysics, or earth/marine sciences or equivalent research experience.

Previous experience

Essential

  • Experience in the use of GIS software and specific software packages for the interpretation of multibeam and seismic data.
  • Experience in the acquisition and interpretation of high-resolution seismic data.
  • Evidence of participation in field surveys, using seabed mapping techniques.

Desirable

  • Experience in processing of geophysical data.
  • Experience in the acquisition and interpretation of core data.

Inter-personal skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills in written and oral English.
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a group.

Desirable

  • Evidence of working as part of a larger research project.
  • Evidence of experience with stakeholder engagement and public outreach.

Research and analogous activities

Essential

  • Evidence of presentation of research at academic conferences.
  • Publication of papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Desirable

  • Record of submission of research proposals for external funding.
  • Evidence of collaborative research activities.

Other factors

Essential

  • Willingness to assist in group research including fieldwork and external seminar delivery.
  • Evidence of critical and creative thinking.

Desirable

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Full current driving licence, valid in Belgium.

Specific Requirements

Your main responsibilities

  • To create a (GIS) database of exiting offshore data and offshore natural and manmade landscape features within the Testerep region;
  • To process, interpret and visualize existing and new acoustic sub-bottom data (mostly 2D/3D parametric echosounder);
  • To plan, perform and develop strategies for the data acquisition at sea;
  • To assist with the collection, analysis and interpretation of sedimentological core data;
  • To construct paleogeographic maps;
  • To assist with the integration of offshore, intertidal and terrestrial data;
  • To extract and provide the necessary parameters needed for morphological/hydrodynamic modeling and digital art outputs;
  • To provide general support to the project including preparation of (public) presentations, developing information for publication and media, and organization of consortium and stakeholder meetings.
  • To actively participate in project meetings and provide project deliverables (e.g. reports);
  • To maintain research output in the form of high-quality peer reviewed publications;
  • To present research findings at public events and national and/or international scientific conferences;
  • To provide support and assistance to other (VLIZ) staff members in the completion of duties and programs of work;
  • To undertake the duties in such a way as to promote the project and enhance the reputation and public profile of VLIZ;
  • To undertake any other relevant duties appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
Belgium
Oostende
8400
Wandelaarkaai 7

EURAXESS offer ID: 662113

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