Job Opening

Postdoctoral position at University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

Posted: 01/26/2018

Open Until: 04/01/2018

Institution: University of Strasbourg
Open Until: 2018-04-01

The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a
postdoctoral researcher to investigate the preparation phase of large
earthquakes using near-field seismic and geodetic observations. This
project aims to extract the physics of earthquake nucleation by examining
the evolution of seismic and aseismic slip before large earthquakes.

Although it is well established that some events are preceded by
foreshocks, it is still unclear whether these foreshocks belong to a
cascade of random failures leading to the mainshock or if they are markers
of aseismic slip during the nucleation process. The postdoc in this
position will assess these competing models by using novel methods to
discriminate seismic and aseismic processes and assess slip and stress
evolution during the initiation of recent large earthquakes.

A recent PhD in geophysics and experience in the analysis of geodetic
measurements and/or earthquake seismology are required. Some programing
skills in languages such as C, C++ and python are also highly desired. The
successful candidate will be expected to perform data processing, analysis
and modeling using high-performance computing and publish scientific
results in top refereed journals. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year, with a
possibility of continuation (funding secured through an ANR T-ERC grant).

The University of Strasbourg Earth's Science department (EOST) covers a
large domain of Earth Sciences, and offers excellent research conditions.
With a large proportion of international students and mixing cultural
diversity, Strasbourg is one of the tops french city for international
students (http://www.en.unistra.fr).

Application documents: please send a cover letter explaining your
motivation for the position, a CV, a list of publications and the names of
three references (for letters of recommendation) to
zacharie.duputel<at>unistra.fr. Review of materials will begin immediately.
 

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