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Latest open positions:
PhD at ANU, Australia: A higher degree by research (HDR), or Postgraduate research program, is an advanced research-focused degree that provides candidates an opportunity to work with increased independence under guidance from experts in the field, engage in critical reflection and make a substantial and original contribution to a discipline or area of professional practise. Click here for more information.
2 PhD at University of Ottawa, Canada: The uOttawa Geophysics Group invites applications for 2 PhD positions in marine seismology. Click here for more information.
PhD at The University of Texas at Dallas, US: We have openings for our PhD program in 3D+4D Seismology; applications are typically due Jan-Feb for a Fall semester start, but we will accept application submissions until the positions are filled. Our research group focuses on computational seismic imaging, inversion and time-lapse monitoring using advanced wave-theoretic and high-performance computational methods for seismic modeling, imaging, and full waveform inversion (FWI); using active-source or passive seismic datasets recorded in surface, borehole and ocean-bottom arrays, including continuous recordings of ambient seismic noise. Open Until: 2021-12-01. For further information, contact us below as your intended PhD Supervisor: Prof Hejun Zhu (email@example.com) and Prof David Lumley(firstname.lastname@example.org).
PhD at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studied, Germany: Applications are invited from highly motivated and talented women for one postdoc position and one PhD student position in Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The project is being carried out in the newly established group of Seismology led by Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at FIAS in active collaboration with Prof. Dr. Horst Stöcker and Prof. Dr. Georg Rümpker. The project focuses on developing and applying an innovative computational framework based on novel techniques of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Seismological Data. The research work will range across Seismology, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, and High-performance computing. Send your application to Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at email@example.com .
STUDENTSHIP at University of Leeds, UK: This project aims to understand the factors that control the behaviour of dip-slip faults across a range of timescales, from individual stages of earthquake cycles, to their geological evolution over millions of years. This project will draw on a wealth of new geological and geophysical observations and data, and produce new numerical geodynamic models aimed at understanding the evolution and behaviour of dip-slip faults. Click here for more information.
PostDoc at University of Ottawa, Canada: The uOttawa Geophysics Group invites applications for one Postdoctoral position in marine seismology. Click here for more information.
PostDoc at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studied, Germany: Applications are invited from highly motivated and talented women for one postdoc position and one PhD student position in Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The project is being carried out in the newly established group of Seismology led by Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at FIAS in active collaboration with Prof. Dr. Horst Stöcker and Prof. Dr. Georg Rümpker. The project focuses on developing and applying an innovative computational framework based on novel techniques of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Seismological Data. The research work will range across Seismology, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, and High-performance computing.Click here for more information. Send your application to Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at firstname.lastname@example.org .
PostDoc at GFZ, Germany: We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to work in the frame of the project "Deformation mechanisms along the Main Marmara Fault DeMMaF" funded in the DFG Priority Programme of the International Continental Drilling Program SPP 1006. The main objective is to assess how the rheological configuration of the lithosphere in concert with fluid dynamics control the present-day deformation and stress field along the North Anatolian Transform Fault in the Marmara region (NW Turkey) in order to improve the seismic hazard assessment for the mega city of Istanbul. Click here for more information.
Two Postdocs at KAUST, University in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia: We have two open positions for postdoctoral fellows to strengthen our multicultural team in Computational Earthquake Seismology (CES) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, http://www.kaust.edu.sa). The two openings are within the broad domain of earthquake seismology, targeting two specific focus areas: (a) seismic-wave simulations in 3D Earth to investigate processes related to earthquake-induced landslides; (b) 3D dynamic rupture simulations on complex-geometry fault systems. Both positions are embedded in an international collaborative research project with partner universities in Europe (e.g.LMU Munich; ETH Zurich; IPG Paris; ITC Univ. Twente) and fully-funded by KAUST for generally up to three years. The research in both areas will build on and extend ongoing studies and involve large-scale high-performance computing on KAUST’sSupercomputer Shaheen II and its peripheral infrastructure. For further information, please send email to email@example.com . Click here for more information.
PDRA at University of Cambridge, UK: We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) in earthquake seismology at the University of Cambridge for a period of 24 months in order to support the NERC grant "Seismic imaging of the Macquarie Ridge Complex: A search for incipient subduction". This project is in collaboration with the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU), and involves a deployment of land stations on Macquarie Island, and Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBSs) in the surrounding ocean. The successful candidate will be required to travel to New Zealand in late October 2021, and spend up to one month at sea aboard the RV Tangaroa to help retrieve the OBSs (in addition to perhaps one to two weeks of shore time), which were deployed in October 2020. Once the data are retrieved, tasks may include (i) preprocessing and archiving of data in collaboration with ANU colleagues; (ii) application of array based techniques to detect and locate earthquakes; (iii) inversion of body wave data for earthquake source parameters; and (iv) inversion of local, regional and/or teleseismic earthquake data for seismic velocity structure. During the 2-year duration of the PDRA, at least one trip to ANU to collaborate with colleagues on the project is anticipated. Click here for more information.
Volcano Seismologist - GNS Science at GNS Science, New Zealand: We are seeking a Volcano-Seismologist to undertake and develop analysis and quantitative modelling of volcanic processes. These may include modelling magmatic processes or eruption dynamics that can be used to improve our understanding of future activity at New Zealand's active volcanoes. We expect that the new team member will contribute to a range of fundamental and applied research projects. The Volcanology Team leads volcanology research and volcano monitoring at GNS Science. Click here for more information.
Tenure Track positions
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in Planetary Sciences, University of Washington, US: The University of Washington (UW) Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks an outstanding faculty member to work at the forefront of planetary research on the surfaces, atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. This is a tenure-track, full-time, 9-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.Click here for more information.
Network manager at Seattle Campus, University of Washington, US: The person holding this position will enjoy the opportunity to pursue innovative research, and will be able to serve as Principal Investigator or co-PI on operational and research funding awards, as well as supervise graduate and undergraduate research students and postdoctoral scientists. The Earth and Space Sciences Department at UW is a vibrant and active research community composed of excellent leading scientists in geophysics, surface processes, tectonics, glaciology, and many related fields. Click here for more information.
Physical Science Technician at USGS Earthquake Science Center, US: The USGS Earthquake Science Center's Earthquake Monitoring Project (EMP) has a vacancy announcement for two positions under one announcement. One position will be a Physical Science Technician in support of Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) for the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN) and the other will be a Physical Science Technician (PST) position in support of the National Strong Motion Project (NSMP). Click here for more information.
Senior/Project Marine Geophysics at Reynolds International, UK: Do you want to contribute to a carbon-free future by working with one of the UK's leading geological and geophysical consultants? Our innovative and growing team are now looking for two Marine Geophysicists to work predominantly in the offshore renewable energy sector. Are you technically entrepreneurial and commercially aware? Would you like to work in an environment that offers variety, scientific rigour, and innovation? Then Reynolds International could be the perfect fit. We're recognised as the UK's leading independent, near-surface, geological and geophysical consultancy. Click here for more information.