Job Opening

Postdoctoral Position in Seismology and Petrological Modelling

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 01/01/2018

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for a
Post-Doctoral Position in Seismology and Petrological Modelling.

Duration: 1 year initially, with a (strong) possibility of extension,
subject to funding confirmation.

Salary: €36,489 - €43,394 in the first year, depending on experience
and qualifications, with annual increment(s) thereafter.

Start date: as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will join the active, growing research group at
DIAS working on the seismic imaging and petrological modelling of the
lithosphere and underlying mantle. We do global and regional tomography
using the fundamental and higher modes of the Rayleigh and Love waves
and invert the data for seismic-velocity structure and anisotropy.
We address the inverse-problem non-uniqueness by means of Bayesian
(MCMC) inversions. We model and invert seismic and other data using
methods of computational petrology, in collaboration with Dr Javier 
and his group at DIAS.

This project will capitalize on the high imaging resolution yielded by 
massive global datasets and on our recently developed seismic and
petrological inversion methods. The focus will be on the application of 
methods (with tuning and further development, as appropriate), targeting 
insights into the mechanisms of the lithospheric dynamics and evolution,
at scales from global to regional.

Qualifications: a PhD in geophysics or related field is required. 
computing and programming experience and a good command of English
are essential. Substantial research experience and proven publication 
are preferred, but recent PhDs with strong relevant expertise will also 
considered. Experience in the seismic imaging of the lithosphere is 

To apply: e-mail a complete academic CV, including a list of 
a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of 
academic referees to Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei<at>, with
"Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Consideration of 
applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For 
information on the projects please contact Dr. Sergei Lebedev
(sergei<at> DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.

We would appreciate your passing this on to anybody potentially 
in this opportunity.

Many thanks,

Sergei Lebedev


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