Job Opening

Postdoctoral position

University of Strasbourg

Posted: 11/27/2018

Open Until: 03/01/2019

Institution: University of Strasbourg
Open Until: 2019-03-01

The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a
postdoctoral researcher to investigate the initiation of large
earthquakes using near-fault observations. This project aims to
extract the physics of earthquake nucleation using a new approach to
the modeling of fault slip evolution over time.

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 discriminating
seismic and aseismic processes during the initiation of recent large
earthquakes. This will rely on a unified probabilistic approach
combining geodesy and seismology to infer the evolution of slip and
stress evolution before large earthquakes.

A PhD in geophysics and experience in the analysis of geodetic
measurements 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 2 year, with a
possibility of continuation (funding secured through an ERC Starting
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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