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PhD Position in Process Understanding of Induced Seismicity

Position
PhD Position in Process Understanding of Induced Seismicity

Employer
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) logo

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

CSIC is Spain’s largest public research institution, and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organizations. According to its Statute (Article 4), CSIC has 4 main missions: (i) to foster multidisciplinary scientific and technological research, (ii) knowledge transfer to industry and society, (iii) education and training of scientific and technical staff, and (iv) creation of Technology Based Companies. CSIC has 10.940 employees, including 3.764 researchers, and 123 Institutes .As E-CORDA points out, CSIC is listed the 1st organisation in Spain and the 10th in Europe in H2020 funding.

Homepage: https://www.idaea.csic.es/


Location
Barcelona, Spain

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Seismology (SM)

Type
Contract

Level
Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary
Open

Required education
Master

Application deadline
31 January 2019

Posted
7 December 2018

Job description

Fed up with polluted skies? Looking forward to sunny days? Come to Barcelona to enjoy the Mediterranean climate while contributing with your research to address one of the major challenges of the XXI century: achieving zero emissions to see the blue sky again.

We offer a 3-year PhD position for investigating the mechanisms that induce seismicity as a result of fluid injection/extraction related to subsurface energy applications. The position is related to the ERC-StG project GEoREST (predictinG EaRthquakES induced by fluid injecTion), funded by the European Research Council (ERC, https://erc.europa.eu/). The candidate will perform her/his research at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in a collaborative and enthusiastic environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
We are looking for highly motivated, perseverant and creative individuals with strong analytical and problem solving skills willing to leave their footprint on science. Candidates should hold a MSc in Engineering, Physics or Seismology and have a good knowledge on geomechanics and/or geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. Experience in numerical modeling and programming will be appreciated. Additionally, we will value scientific publications in international journals and participations in conferences. The candidate will be integrated into an international team, so good communication skills and team working capabilities are required. Excellent level of English, both written and oral, is a requirement.


How to apply

If you are interested, please send an application, including CV and a cover letter describing interests and qualifications related to the position and contact details of two reference people, to Victor Vilarrasa, victor.vilarrasa@idaea.csic.es before 31st of January, 2019. Selection will be performed on the basis of the excellence of the CV and motivation.