The core of the TOPOMOD Initial Training Network are cross-disciplinary research projects with the aim of investigating and modelling the origin and evolution of topography of the continents over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.
Each project is co-supervised by at least two senior scientists from different partner institutions.
|Subproject – Title||Supervisors (primary host institution)||Co- supervision||Fellow|
|ESR 1 – Topographic evolution of growing mountain belts||Hovius (GFZ)||Willett (ETH-Zurich)||Odin MARC
|ESR 2 – Multiscale, multidimensional deformation patterns of continental interiors: simulation and analysis – decoding?||Oncken/Rosenau (GFZ)||Funiciello (Roma TRE)||Tasca SANTIMANO
|ESR 3 – The structure, mechanics and petrophysical properties of active fault zones in siliciclastic sediments||Rossetti (Roma TRE)||Storti (Parma), De Paola (Durham)||Gabriele CALZOLARI|
|ESR 4 – Interaction between tectonics and surface processes in the Zagros mountains||Burg (ETH-Zurich)/Castelltort (Geneva)||Kaus (Mainz)/Yamato (Rennes I)||Marine COLLIGNON
|ESR 5 – Suture zone inversion during back-arc extension with application to
|Brun (Rennes I)/Gueydan (Montpellier)||Fort (G.O.Logical Consulting)||Konstantinos
|ESR 6 – Links between anomalous topography and large-scale tectonics in southern India||Burg (ETH-Zurich)||Cloetingh (Amsterdam)||Sanjay Kumar
|ESR 7 – Exploring the topography time scale in volcanic rifts||Walter (GFZ)||Acocella (Roma TRE)||Mehdi
|ESR 8 – Mechanics of faulting and exhumation of metamorphic rocks||Gueydan (Montpellier)/Brun (Rennes I)||Sokoutis (Amsterdam)||Gianluca
|ESR 9 – Rheological and Structural Inheritance: Key Players in the Tectonic Evolution of Intraplate Deformation?||Sokoutis (Utrecht)||Burg (ETH-Zurich)||Elisa CALIGNANO
|ESR 10 – Seismic characterization of intracratonic orogens||Carbonell (ICTJA-CSIC)||Storti
|Siddique A. EHSAN|
|ESR 11 – Dynamic modelling of magmatism after continental collision||van Hunen (Durham)||Villaseñor (ICTJA-CSIC)||Lars KAISLANIEMI|
|ESR12 – Mantle characterization and dynamic topography||Fernandez (ICTJA-CSIC)||Faccenna (Roma TRE)||Jan
|ESR 13 – Lithosphere dynamics and topography contributions from the deeper mantle||van Hunen (Durham)||Villaseñor/Fernandez (ICTJA-CSIC)||Hongliang WANG|
|ESR14 - Slab interactions during the closure of the Tethys: control on the evolution of the Meso-Cenozoic Mediterraenean orogenesis
||Faccenna, Funiciello (Roma TRE)||Guillaume (Rennes)||Agnes
|ER 1 – Unraveling the deep origin of topography: insights from modeling||Funiciello (Roma TRE)||Husson (Rennes I)||Antoine ROZEL
|ER 2 – Evolution of oblique continental rifting: comparison through experimental modelling and analysis of the Main Ethiopian Rift natural laboratory||Sokoutis (Utrecht)||Corti (Firenze)||Mélody PHILIPPON|
All TOPOMOD positions are conditionned to the general EC Marie Curie conditions for Initial Training Networks :
1) Research Experience: only researchers who are in the first stage of their career can apply.
ESR : Early-stage researchers (PhD = 36 months fellowships): must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
only ESR14 is a 18 months fellowship.
ER: Experienced researcher (Postdoc = 24 months fellowships) must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and must also have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience
(Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate)
2) Mobility Conditions:
researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date
- Full employment contract with social security
- Net monthly salary depending on the country of the host institution (correction for variations in cost of life) and on the family status at the time of recruitment
- Yearly travel allowance of €250-2500 (fixed amount that depends on the distance between the country of origin and the host institution)
- A career exploratory allowance of €2000 (single payment)
- Guaranteed funding for the research project and training activities
Each ESR and ER will have a personalised training program mutually agreed on recruitment, which will directly reflect his/her personal training needs and career objectives.
The application must be accompanied by the Curriculum Vitae and by academic credentials (mark sheets and degree statements). Submissions will be not considered eligible without these documents. The candidate is asked to clearly state his/her motivations into the submission form.
For additional informations please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- February, 2011: Applications open. Contacts between applicants and supervisors.
- October, 2011: Recruiting completed
- June, 2013: Recruiting (ESR14) completed