Reference : UMR7358-LYDFRA-008
Workplace : VANDOEUVRE LES NANCY
Date of publication : Thursday, July 28, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 3 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2690 and 3100€ monthly, depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
We are opening a one year post-doc position (potential 6 months extension) at CRPG laboratory (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France). The project is related to igneous petrology, and will use the tools of experimental petrology (piston cylinder), and analytical in-situ geochemistry (SEM, EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, SIMS, Raman).
With this project, we aim at quantifying experimentally, for the first time, the differentiation of alkaline series at continental Moho depths, and related partition coefficients of several trace elements (including REE). Parental magmas that will be considered will be Mg-nephelinite and melilitite (H2O-, CO2-bearing). Preliminary experiments of equilibrium crystallization have been performed at CRPG in the last years, thus the post-doc project will focus on fractional crystallization with the aim of comparing the results (stable phases, phase diagrams, mineral and melt compositions, presence of immiscible carbonatite melt...) for both crystallization types, and eventually improve our understanding of the evolution of alkaline magmatic series.
We are looking for candidates with an expertise in experimental petrology and potentially in other analytical techniques.
This project is funded in the frame of the " Laboratory of Excellence Ressources 21: Strategic metals in the 21st century" (LabEx R21), and will allow to the selected candidate to evolve in an exceptional scientific environment at Université de Lorraine where all experimental and analytical facilities required for the project are available. The candidate will be based CRPG lab., and will collaborate with Lydéric France (CRPG), Célia Dalou (CRPG), Pierre Condamine (LMV), and Marie-Camille Caumon (GeoRessources).
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