Job Opening

Postdoctoral Position in Seismology, Geophysical-Petrological Modelling and Geothermics

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Study

Posted: 12/23/2019

Open Until: 03/13/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for
a 2-year postdoctoral position in seismology and integrated
geophysical-petrological modelling. The position is at the
Geophysics Section, DIAS, and is funded by the project DIG.

DIG (De-risking Ireland’s Geothermal potential) will explore the
potential for low-enthalpy geothermal energy on the island of
Ireland. It will integrate multi-disciplinary, multi-scale
geophysical, geological and geochemical data by means of joint
analysis, interpretation, modelling and inversion.

The goal of this postdoctoral project—one of the 5 under DIG—is
to build a 3D thermal model and determine the regional geothermal
gradient across the island of Ireland. A very large, recently
assembled set of broadband, surface-wave measurements is one
key component of the dataset. It can constrain crustal structure
and the temperature and thickness of the mantle lithosphere.
Other essential information will come from the surface heat flow,
controlled-source seismic profiles, magnetotellurics, magnetic
and gravity anomalies, and measurements of crustal radiogenic
heat production and thermal conductivity. Thermodynamic
petrological modelling and inversion of the data will be performed
using the LitMod software tools (https://github.com/javfurchu/litmod)
for integrated modelling and inversion, with further methodological
developments, as needed, in the course of this project.

Duration: 2 years.
Salary: €37,874-45,041, depending on experience and qualifications.
Start date: as soon as possible.

Qualifications: a PhD in geophysics or a related field is required.
Substantial computing and programming experience and a good command
of English are essential. A publication record commensurate with
career stage is expected. Experience in the seismic imaging of the
lithosphere, petrological modelling and inversion, or geothermal
modelling is desirable.

To apply: e-mail a complete academic CV, including a list of
publications, a statement of research interests, and the names
and contact details of 3 academic referees to Dr. Javier Fullea
(jfullea@cp.dias.ie) and Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie),
with "DIG postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Consideration
of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. For additional information on the project,
please contact Javier Fullea (jfullea@cp.dias.ie) or Sergei Lebedev
(sergei@cp.dias.ie).

DIAS is committed to gender balance, inclusion and diversity.

This project is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of
Ireland under the SEAI Research, Development & Demonstration
Funding Programme 2019 (grant number 19/RDD/522) and by the
Geological Survey Ireland.

How to Apply

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