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Job advertisement Postdoc Marine Geology / Geophysics

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Postdoc Marine Geology / Geophysics

Postdoc Marine Geology / Geophysics


Flanders Marine Institute

For over 20 years, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) has been strengthening the accumulation of marine knowledge and the excellence of marine scientific research in Flanders. VLIZ is a coordination and information platform, a focal point for marine and coastal research, which also serves as an international contact point for marine science. Important activities are national and international networking, information and data management, scientific communication for policy and industry, education and the general public, and logistical support of marine research. Since 2017, the institute also initiates, promotes and executes innovative and multidisciplinary marine research, and this at the service of, in collaboration with or complementary to Flemish and international marine research groups. You will work in a unique institute in which your science will be supported by state-of-the-art data systems and services, research infrastructure, science communication and an extensive marine library. Moreover, VLIZ is part of a wide network of Belgian and international marine research groups, offering many opportunities for scientific collaboration


Ostend, Belgium


Relevant divisions
Geomorphology (GM)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)




Preferred education

Application deadline
10 January 2023

2 December 2022

Job description

Are you passionate about marine geology? Do you want to contribute to geo-solutions for the offshore energy transition? Join our Research team as a geologist or geophysicist for the Clay Tectonics project. This innovative project will investigate clay tectonic features (CTFs) and their influence on offshore wind foundation design and installation. You will perform research on the geophysical imaging and processing of these features, such as polygonal fault networks and diapiric structures, on the Belgian Continental Shelf.

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How to apply

Send in your cover letter and CV by 10 January 2023 (23:00 CEST):

By post: Jan Mees, General director VLIZ, Innovocean Campus, Jacobsenstraat 1, 8400 Oostende
By mail: with subject “Clay Tectonics”
Contact us by telephone on +32 (0)59 33 60 00.