Postdoc and engineering positions on marine studies with DAS
Géoazur - CNRS
Geoazur is a large academic research laboratory (about 180 people) focused on Earth science. It is located in Sophia-Antipolis, a leading European technology park (2,500 companies and 4,500 researchers) between the Mediterranean Sea and the Maritime Alps mountains. Geoazur is part of Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) and is also affiliated to CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development).
Ocean Sciences (OS)
The DAS research group at the Géoazur research lab (France) is seeking to appoint two
Postdoctoral Researchers and one Engineer to advance marine applications of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). DAS exploits the great sensitivity of optical fibres to thermo-seismo-acoustic perturbations to turn standard telecom cables into high-density seafloor sensor arrays [e.g.].
This ground-breaking instrumental approach has already demonstrated its potential on marine cables for the monitoring of a variety of offshore processes: earthquakes, boats, whales, T-waves, deep sea currents, temperature changes, etc. The candidates will further push the limits of marine DAS acquisitions, in terms of signal fidelity, sensitivity and frequency content. This work aims at better constraining the potential and limits of existing marine DAS applications and clarifying the potential for new ones. The initial focus will include tsunami early warning, monitoring deep sea currents, and hydroacoustics. The two projects will rely on unique datasets, already acquired or soon-to-be acquired by our team. Some budget is also available to develop and conduct new field experiments.
The successful candidates are expected to have experience in signal processing and
programming, good written and oral communication skills in English, and (for postdoc
candidates) a result-oriented proactive attitude for publishing scientific results in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Experience with DAS data analysis will be considered a strong plus.
The successful candidates will join a large and dynamic team focused on marine DAS
applications, including junior and senior researchers, several international postdocs and PhD students.
- Applications will be examined until the positions are filled,
- The salary will be based on the French CNRS criteria, with a net income of 2000-3000 €/month for postdocs and 1800-2800 €/month for engineers depending on experience,
- The initial contract duration will be 18 months for postdocs and 24 months for engineers, or shorter depending on experience and starting date of the position, with the possibility of extension depending on performance,
- Applications must be sent by e-mail to Anthony Sladen and Jean-Paul Ampuero(sladen-AT-geoazur.unice.fr, ampuero-AT-geoazur.unice.fr)
- Postdoctoral applications should contain (1) a motivation letter including possible position start dates, (2) a CV including the list of scientific publications and conference communications and at least 2 references (their name, address, e-mail, and professional relation) and (3) a briefdescription of your research activities.
- Engineer applications should contain (1) a motivation letter including possible position start dates, and (2) a CV including at least 2 references (their name, address, e-mail, and professional relation).