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PhD position on earthquakes nucleation at University of Grenoble

Position
PhD position on earthquakes nucleation at University of Grenoble

Employer

University of Grenoble


Location
Grenoble, France

Sector
Academic

Relevant division
Seismology (SM)

Type
Contract

Level
Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary
Open

Preferred education
Master

Application deadline
31 August 2019

Posted
3 May 2019

Job description

The Institute of Earth Science of the University of Grenoble (FRANCE) seeks a highly-motivated, high-potential applicant for a PhD position to work within the research project ERC MONIFAULT (pieropoli.weebly.com/erc-monifault-project.html) led by Piero Poli (pieropoli.weebly.com). The PhD student will work on the working package focused on integrated analysis of geophysical data to understand the nucleation of earthquakes in continental faults.

The PhD will work on:

  • Detection and classification of seismological 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 on the fault zone.
  • Application high-resolution geodesy to resolve aseismic slip and/or other forcing on the faults.

The outcome of each analysed dataset will then be combined to unravel the physics of earthquakes nucleation.

The successful candidate must have a MSc (or equivalent) in Earth Science, Physics or Engineering. A letter of motivation, the CV and at least 2 letters of recommendation should be send to piero.poli@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Tentative starting date: 1st October 2019
Duration: 3 Years
Application deadline: Until position is filled