PhD position at RWTH Aachen (Germany): Neotectonics, GIS & Remote Sensing

RWTH Aachen University seeks, as soon as possible,
a geoscientist (f/m) with a background in neotectonics, GIS and Remote Sensing skills for a PhD position in the research project ALMOND („Albania and Montenegro Neotectonic Deformation“). This project is a collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Three Postdoctoral positions in paleoseismology and seismology @ ICTP Trieste, Italy

The following very interesting mail reached us by Abdelkrim Aoudia from the ICTP in Trieste (Italy):

Three Postdoctoral positions in paleoseismology and seismology

are available at the Earth System Physics (ESP) section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).  The two first positions (A and B) are funded by the GENERALI Group– a major player in the global insurance industry, in the framework of a research project integrating earthquake fault studies and simulations of the ground-motion.

The third position (C) is funded in the framework of an international collaborative effort following the recent Nepal Gorkha 2015 earthquake. The research topic involves a study of the structure, dynamics and seismicity of Nepal Himalaya.

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Full Professor (W3) for Geodynamics in Tübingen

Here’s another job offer that will be interesting for the active tectonics and paleoseismology community. The University of Tübingen will hire a Full Professor (W3) for Geodynamics. They are looking for someone who is familiar with “geophysical methods applied to crustal dynamics or surface processes (broadly defined), preferably with application to geologic hazards. The research focus should be on the physical analysis of Earth surface, tectonic, or climate processes and can include (but is not limited to): geodesy and active tectonics, earthquake seismology and neotectonics, mechanics of hillslopes, sediment transport and erosion, crustal or paleoclimate numerical modeling, or regional to global climate change. A combination of observational and modeling techniques at the regional scale or larger is desirable.

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Open position: Paleoseismologist at Utah Geological Survey

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An interesting job is currently available at the Utah Geological Survey. They are looking for a project geologist (active tectonics/paleoseismology):

“This is a full-time, career service position, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Replacing Chris DuRoss who resigned. Requisition #02264.  CLOSES: 10/06/2014. ***THIS IS A PUBLIC RECRUITMENT*** To view and/or apply for this job announcement, go to http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/, click on Job Search, then Job Listings.  If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call the Human Resource Office at 801-538-7425.”

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PhD scholarships in Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

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Good news for students interested in a PhD on tectonics in New Zealand: John Townend announced that several scholarships are available. Deadline for application is 1 July 2014.

PhD students are sought to work on several seismological and geophysical topics within the Institute of Geophysics, School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology. In the most recent Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation, Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first in New Zealand for research excellence and was also ranked first in New Zealand in Earth Sciences.  Continue reading “PhD scholarships in Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ”

PhD position available at URI: Paleoseismology of the Cascadian Subduction Zone

The Sea Level Research laboratory in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island is looking to recruit a PhD student to work on an NSF funded project focused on paleoseismology of the Cascadia subduction zone.
The project involves collaboration with Rutgers University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and the United States Geological Survey. The position can start as early as September 1st 2014. Continue reading “PhD position available at URI: Paleoseismology of the Cascadian Subduction Zone”

Open position: Associate Professorship of Sedimentary Geology in Oxford

A position as Sackler-Clarendon Associate Professor in Sedimentary Geology and Sackler Fellow in Earth Sciences is available at the Department of Earth Sciences in association with St Peter’s College at Oxford University. Applications from scientists familiar with sedimentary geology, petrology, and sedimentology are welcome. Also, researchers with experience in related disciplines like stratigraphy, palaeontology, mineralogy, geochemistry, geomorphology, and tectonics are encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is 15th April 2014. Continue reading “Open position: Associate Professorship of Sedimentary Geology in Oxford”

4-year postdoctoral research position in coastal paleoseismology

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Geological Survey of Belgium, Brussels, invites applicants for a 4-year research fellow (postdoctoral level) in coastal paleoseismology/Quaternary environmental change. Starting date: 1 June 2014.

The successful candidate will work in the framework of a 4-year research project, funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office: ‘QuakeRecNankai’ – Paleo-tsunami and earthquake records of ruptures along the Nankai Trough, offshore South-Central Japan.

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Doctoral Research Fellowship, Utah State University

Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship, Dept. of Geology, Utah State University

The Department of Geology at Utah State University invites applications for a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship starting during the 2014-2105 academic year. This 4-year PhD fellowship will pay all tuition and a stipend of ~$20,000/year. Collaborative research will integrate fieldwork and a variety of geochemical and geo- and thermochronologic techniques to understanding processes in brittle fault zones and continental tectonics. Continue reading “Doctoral Research Fellowship, Utah State University”