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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.


ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration which will depend on the research experience of the candidate. An enthusiasm for contributing to the capacity building mission of ICTP would be useful (more on www.ictp.it). The positions are offered for an initial period of one year, renewable for up to an additional two years, to start as soon as possible.

POSITION A: Earthquake fault behavior.


The appointed researcher will focus on the study of recent motions of the Earth’s crust produced by past earthquakes. The goals of the research are the understanding of the actual behavior and evolution of active faults in North Eastern Italy and Western Slovenia and the related seismic hazard assessed from the fault slip rate, earthquake recurrence times, and slip per event data.

The candidates are expected to have a PhD in seismology with an emphasis on paleoseismology. Candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the research opportunity may be considered.

Further details of the project are available from the project PI, Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia@ictp.it).

 

POSITION B: Earthquake ground-motion simulations

The appointed researcher will focus on ground-motion simulations for earthquake engineering applications. The successful applicant will have access to the on-site High-Performance Computer and simulate a suite of hypothetical earthquakes in North-Eastern Italy and Western Slovenia and other high risk areas. The goal of the research is to explore the variability and level of ground motion for realistic earthquake scenarios and examine the effect of complex ruptures and Earth structure on predicted ground shaking.

The candidates are expected to have a PhD in geophysics, engineering or computational sciences with a focus in earthquake ground-motion modeling. Candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered.
Further details of the project are available from the project PI, Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia@ictp.it).

POSITION C: Lithosphere structure and dynamics, Nepal Himalaya

The appointed candidate will use advanced computational methods in seismology for seismic wave modelling and imaging the Earth’s interior beneath the Himalaya with implications on the earthquake hazard in Nepal and the Himalayan region.

The candidates are expected to have a recent PhD in computational seismology. Experience with receiver function, analysis and modeling of converted seismic waves and Bayesian inversion methods is particularly important. Familiarity with field deployment of seismometers is also necessary; this work will involve field campaigns in Nepal and knowledge of appropriate languages. Experience in running and organizing field logistics in remote areas, particularly in that country, would be useful.

The project involves collaborations with other institutions including the University of Cambridge (UK) and the California Institute of Technology (USA).

Further details of the project are available from the project PI at ICTP, Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia@ictp.it).

Each application should include:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications (with refereed journals highlighted)
  • a letter of motivation and statement of research interests
  • three reference letters

 

Applicants must choose only one of the three positions.

Applications to be submitted on-line at:

Thanks very much Abdelkrim for sharing this!

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and is looking for ancient earthquakes.

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