Thread: PhD opportunity in Geophysics at the University of Hamburg

Started: 2020-11-16 16:55:08
Last activity: 2020-11-16 16:55:08
Celine Hadziioannou
2020-11-16 16:55:08
Institution: University of Hamburg
Open Until: 2020-12-01

This position is in the context of the BMBF joint project "3G-GWD: Gravitational Wave Telescope of the Third Generation". Seismic Newtonian noise is among the many unwanted contributions in the data used to detect and analyze gravitational waves. The ambient seismic noise wavefield – in absence of any earthquakes – has a significantly different composition at the surface and at depth. This is particularly relevant for the future Einstein Telescope, which will be built at several hundred meters below the surface. The aim of this project is to characterize and compensate the ambient seismic noise at depth, through a combination of seismic measurements with a unique geometry, and machine learning techniques.

This position is embedded in a collaboration with the “Quantum Universe” Cluster of Excellence and the Gravitational Wave Detection group at the University of Hamburg, as well as with the Seismology group at the University of Münster.

The ideal candidate holds a Master's degree in geophysics, acoustics, physics or similar, with a strong background in wave propagation.
Candidates should have strong analytical skills, as well as experience in programming and signal processing. Experience in the field of ambient noise seismology and knowledge in machine learning are a definite advantage. Good written and oral communication skills in English are required for publishing research and for presenting results at international meetings.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dirk Gajewski (dirk.gajewski<at> or Prof. Dr. Celine Hadziioannou (celine.hadziioannou<at> or consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 01.12.2020, as a single pdf document and including contact information for two references, to: celine.hadziioannou<at>

The full advertisement can be found via the following link:
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