Job Opening

PhD and Postdoc Opportunities Computational Seismology for Geo-reservoirs

LMU Munich, Germany

Posted: 12/20/2017

Open Until: 04/01/2018

Dear Colleagues,

We seek 6 highly motivated PhD and postdoctoral researchers to study
*Fracture activation in geo-reservoirs - physics of (induced) earthquakes
in complex fault networks.*

The FRAGEN project will shed light on properties and activation of
fractures in geo-reservoirs, natural or man-made, using seismic data
analysis and physics-based earthquake simulations on high-performance
computing infrastructure.

Funded by a KAUST Competitive Research Grant, the project includes two
3-year PhD and two 2-year PostDoc positions based with Prof. P. Martin Mai
at KAUST (, as well as one 3-year PhD and one
2-year PostDoc position joining the group of Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel at LMU
Munich (, as well as
extensive collaboration between the research groups.

The starting date is flexible with the earliest opportunity in April 2018.
Evaluation of applications starts immediately until positions are filled.
Successful applicants must have a recent degree in geophysics, physics,
engineering, or computational sciences. Candidates should have strong
analytical skills, and experience in programming, data analysis,
geophysical modeling and visualization. Fluency in English is mandatory.
Good interpersonal skills, willingness to work in an international team of
researchers and students, and ability to present the work at international
conferences are expected.

To apply, please send (as PDFs) your CV, list of publications, a statement
of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least two referees
to *Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel<at>
<gabriel<at>>)* or *Prof. P. Martin Mai
(martin.mai<at> <martin.mai<at>>).*

Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel
Geophysics, LMU Munich, Germany


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