Thread: Postdoc position in global seismology

Started: 2022-02-04 10:39:58
Last activity: 2022-02-04 10:39:58
Sanne Cottaar
2022-02-04 10:39:58
Institution: University of Cambridge

Open until: March 11th 2022

We would like to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to strengthen our
research team in global seismology at the University of Cambridge for a
fixed term of 24 months. Our team works on revealing the heterogeneity and
dynamics of the deep Earth. We mostly work with seismic body waves to
reveal new observations of deep seismic heterogeneity. Subsequently, we
often work with mineral physicists and geodynamicists to understand the
implications of our observations.

This research project aims to constrain the Vp/Vs anomaly in ultra-low
velocity zones on the core-mantle boundary. A crucial constraint to
understand the nature of these zones and their role in global mantle
dynamics. A related research project can also form in discussion with PI
Cottaar based on the interests and (aspired) skills of the candidate, and
current work in the team.

The successful candidate must either have, or be close to completing, a PhD
in a relevant field (e.g. seismology, geophysics). We are looking for a
candidate with experience in body-wave seismology, computational
seismology, and/or inverse theory; a good understanding of scientific
questions relevant to the deep Earth; a track record of publication in
peer-reviewed international journals; and good communication skills in
order to present results at international meetings.

Funding is fixed-term for 24 months. Position is funded by European Union's
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 804071
-ZoomDeep). Starting date is by July 2022.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first

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Feel free to email the PI Sanne Cottaar (sc845<at> with any

Please quote reference LB30013 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

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