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 (pieropoli.weebly.com/erc-monifault-project.html) led by Piero Poli (pieropoli.weebly.com). 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 piero.poli@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Tentative starting date: 1st October 2019

Duration: 3 Years

Application deadline: Until position is filled

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