Thread: Funded PhD projects in seismology at the University of Oxford (starting Oct 2022)

Started: 2021-12-13 11:29:58
Last activity: 2021-12-27 01:33:43
Dear all,

We welcome applications for two fully funded PhD studentships in seismology, based at the University of Oxford. Applications from international (including EU) students will be considered and may receive full funding through the Oxford DTP.

Project 1: Multi-scale topography of Earth's core-mantle boundary
Summary: The dynamic topography on Earth’s core-mantle boundary reflects dynamic processes taking place in Earth’s mantle and core. Despite decades of study, the topography remains unconstrained, even on long wavelengths. This project aims to develop multi-scale models of CMB topography using both normal mode and body wave data.
Supervisors: Paula Koelemeijer, Tarje Nissen-Meyer
More info:
Funding: fully funded for 4 years through the Royal Society / Oxford DTP / Department of Earth Sciences

Project 2: Seismic noise sources and background seismicity in London
Summary: Despite being one of the world's most populous cities, London does not have a single permanent seismic station. However, recent studies have suggested that London sits atop active tectonic structures, capable of significant earthquakes. This project aims to install seismic instruments across London to study potential background seismicity, as well as investigating the sources of seismic noise.
Supervisors: Paula Koelemeijer, Mike Kendall, Richard Ghail (Royal Holloway)
More info:
Funding: fully funded for 4 years through the Leverhulme Trust / Oxford DTP / Department of Earth Sciences

More information on the application procedures and the Oxford DTP can be found following the link below.

Application procedure:
Deadline: 21st January 2022
Interviews: February / March 2022
Start date: October 2022

Please share this information with potential candidates. These projects are suited for students with a background in geophysics, physics, quantitative Earth Sciences or related disciplines. We particularly welcome and encourage candidates of any identity with various life trajectories, and and especially from regions and communities that are still underrepresented in academia, to apply.

Please get in touch with any questions about the projects or the positions. For specific questions about the application procedures, please also contact graduate.studies<at><graduate.studies<at>>.

Best wishes,

Paula Koelemeijer

Dr Paula Koelemeijer (she/her)
Royal Society University Research Fellow
(starting at the University of Oxford in May 2022)

Department of Earth Sciences
Royal Holloway University of London
Room 242, Queen’s Building
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