Job Opening

PhD position in earthquake nucleation at University of Grenoble

University of Grenoble, CNRS

Posted: 05/03/2019

Open Until: 08/31/2019

The Institute of Earth Science of the University of Grenoble (FRANCE) seeks a highly-motivated, high-potential applicant for a PhD position to join the ERC MONIFAULT research project ( led by Piero Poli ( The PhD student will perform integrated analyses of geophysical data to deepen understanding of the nucleation of earthquakes in continental faults.

PhD research and responsibilities will include:

• Detection and classification of seismic signals (including unsupervised machine learning) produced before significant earthquakes.
• Development and application of new methods to perform ambient noise cross correlation for monitoring the temporal variations of physical properties of the fault zone
• Application of high-resolution geodesy to resolve aseismic slip and/or other forcing on faults.

The findings from each analysed dataset will be combined in order to help resolve the physics of earthquakes nucleation.

The successful candidate must have a MSc (or equivalent) in Earth Science, Physics or Engineering. To apply: a letter of motivation, a CV, and at least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent to

Tentative starting date: 1st October 2019

Duration: 3 Years

Application deadline: Until position is filled

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