Vacant position - PhD Position in Dynamics of active geothermal systems+

The Geothermal Geochemistry Group at  Department of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland ( and is seeking PhD student to work on an integrated research project to advance our understanding of the sub‐surface processes of magmatically‐driven, natural geothermal systems.  The work is a part of multi-disciplinary project involving researchers from Switzerland and Iceland.


The overall purpose of the project is to construct an integrated, dynamic geochemical model of geothermal systems at Reykjanes and Krafla, Iceland. Using data on fluid chemistry and mineralogy and geochemical modelling the origin of the geothermal fluids will be assessed together with quantifying the processes govern their compositions and the associated chemical and mineralogical transformations of rocks with which the fluids interact.

The candidate will have to hold a Master Degree in Geology, chemistry or geochemistry at the start of the appointment.  Background in analytical (geo)chemistry, mineralogy and/or geochemical modelling is desirable.  The position is a fully funded for 3 years. Deadline for the application is December 15th, 2012

Further inquiries and applications (including a cover letter, CV and contact information for two references) should be directed to Prof. Andri Stefansson (

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