Thread: PhD position in probabilistic source inversion

Started: 2017-06-01 05:39:56
Last activity: 2017-06-01 05:39:56
Simon Staehler
2017-06-01 05:39:56
The Seismology and Geodynamics group at ETH Zurich is offering a

PhD position in probabilistic earthquake source inversion techniques

The goal of the project is to create a new global earthquake catalogue
with full uncertainty information on location, depth, moment tensor and
temporal evolution, which can be used for tectonic studies, seismic
tomography, hazard assessment and others. The student's research will
focus on designing and testing a software framework with the flexibility
to employ various inversion strategies (including MCMC, neural networks,
…), forward solvers and seismological datasets at different scales
(regional, global), comparing the results to existing catalogues and
applying the solutions, e.g. for seismic tomography. Further work will
be done to apply methods developed here for the single-station data that
will be collected by the NASA InSight mission on Mars starting in 2019.

The project is a collaboration between ETH Zürich, the University of
Oxford and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks; the student will be
expected to spend research periods also in these institutions.

The successful candidate should hold a Master's degree in geophysics,
physics, mathematics or similar disciplines and should have a keen
interest and preferably some experience in seismology, Bayesian
inference and scientific software development in Python. Good knowledge
of English is essential and some understanding of German, although not a
prerequisite, would be of advantage.
The position will start in October 2017.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter
of motivation, CV and contact details of 3 referees. The selection
process starts immediately and will continue until the position is
filled. The application form and further information can be found at

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through
our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services
will not be considered.

For further information on the project, please contact Dr. Simon Stähler
by email: simon.staehler<at> (no applications).

| Dr. Simon Stähler Senior scientist
| ETH Zürich Department of Earth Sciences
| Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
| Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde
| Seestraße 15, 18119 Rostock, Germany
| Mail : simon.staehler<at>
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