Thread: Postdoctoral Position in earthquake ground motion simulations

Started: 2016-11-17 14:21:36
Last activity: 2016-11-17 14:21:36
Postdoctoral position available in Earthquake ground-motion simulations at the Earth System Physics section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The position is in the framework of a research project integrating earthquake fault studies and simulations of the ground-motion.

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 The position is offered for an initial period of one year, renewable for up to an additional year, to start as soon as possible.

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 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<at>

To apply, go to ICTP's online application system:

The application deadline is 8 January 2017.
Please contact espvacan<at> if you have further questions about the application procedure.

Abdelkrim Aoudia
Coordinator solid-Earth Geophysics
Earth System Physics Section
International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste - Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240833
Fax: +39 040 22407833
e-mail: aoudia<at>
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