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Post Doctoral : 5 Postdoctoral Researcher positions available at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Secteur d'activité : Recherche et enseignement

Employeur : GTK

Localisation : Finland

Description :

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence center in assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serves the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with our clients and partners, we create innovative solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth. GTK is an expert organisation under Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. We employ approximately 420 full-time staff who are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level (See: www.gtk.fi).

Profil :

The Geological Survey of Finland has initiated a new Postdoctoral program for which we invite applications from enthusiastic, highly motivated PhD graduates, to work with us in both established and emerging priority research areas. The applicants must have completed their PhD at the time of the submission of the application, but preferably no longer than five years ago. Fluency in English is a minimum language requirement, and the candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to work and communicate effectively within a team environment. The successful applicants will be partly assigned to GTK`s ongoing research and innovation projects, and they will be expected to participate in new project development within international innovation ecosystems.
The Postdoctoral Researcher position can start as early as 1st January 2019, or sometime during Q1 2019, and will be filled initially for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years and the possibility of permanent employment at the GTK. The starting salary will be 3818 € per month. We offer a modern, well-equipped working environment with teams comprising competent, internationally engaged, and highly trained staff.
Please, use the application template below and combine it with your CV as one PDF file. Send the document to the Geological Survey of Finland by e-mail (gtk@gtk.fi), by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 12 November 2018. Title your e-mail with “Postdoc”.

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Post-Doctoral : Tectonics / Structural Geology

Secteur d'activité :

Employeur : IPGP

Localisation : Paris

Description :

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris has an opening for a post-doctoral position to carry out research in tectonics and structural geology. The project (PI: Martine Simoes) is funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) to assess active deformation and seismic hazards in slowly deforming orogens, by quantifying deformation over various timescales, from long-term geological deformation down in time to short-term processes at the scale of the seismic cycle. The Western Kunlun mountain range (China) will be considered as a case example.
The post-doctoral fellow will take an active role in the quantification of deformation across this mountain range and its foreland basin (the Tarim Basin) over the long-term, i.e. over several Myr to 10s Myr. The objectives of this work will be to assess active structures, their contribution to cumulative shortening, the overall shortening rate to be accommodated across the mountain range and the eventual evolution over time of these parameters. To complete this task, the postdoctoral fellow will take advantage of the extensive and unique compilation of geological observations, maps and seismic profiles that our group has recently compiled at the regional scale. Depending on the obtaining of permits, he/she will also participate to data acquisition in the field. Based on these data, he/she will build balanced cross-sections and will make an efficient use of the exceptional sedimentary archives to define the timing of faults from growth strata, their cumulative shortening and will from there incrementally restore the evolution of deformation. The acquired knowledge on the long-term kinematics of deformation will also be used to quantify a first-order thermal structure of the mountain range and its foreland basin.

The candidate will benefit from various interactions and collaborations within the Tectonics group of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and elsewhere to additionally propose and
develop his/her own line of research. The post-doctoral fellow will present his/her scientific results in international meetings, and write scientific papers to be published in peer-reviewed international journals.

Profil :

Duration / Salary
This Post-Doctoral position is proposed for a duration of 24 months, to be started as early as September 2019 and at latest by January 2020. Net salary will depend on previous experience
of the candidate, and will average ~25 k€/year.

The candidates should have completed a PhD degree in tectonics or structural geology, with experience in building and restoring geological cross-sections. The applicants are expected to send their curriculum and a brief summary of their past research experience and scientific results to Laurie Barrier (barrier@ipgp.fr) and Martine Simoes (simoes@ipgp.fr).
The names and contact information of two (or more) referees will also be provided. Applications are open and will be considered upon reception as long as the position is vacant.
For further information on the position and/or on the project:
Laurie Barrier: barrier@ipgp.fr - (+33)(0)1 83 95 76 08
Martine Simoes : simoes@ipgp.fr - (+33)(0)1 83 95 76 26

Post Doctoral (and Ph.D) : opportunities in computational geophysics

Secteur d'activité : Recherche et enseignant

Employeur : King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Description :

I am creating a new research group in computational geophysics and invite applications for Post Doctoral and Ph.D. positions. Applicants with a strong background in computational geophysics or computational physics are invited to apply. The successful applicants will have a degree in computational geophysics, applied mathematics or related field, with strengths in computational methods including macroscopic approaches such as finite-differences, finite elements, spectral elements, pseudo-spectral, finite volume and discontinuous Galerkin methods, or microscopic approaches such as Discrete Elements and Lattice Boltzmann Methods. Research topics include computational seismology, computational geodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, multiphase fluid flow, and Full Wavefield Inversion.

Research goals will be to both develop and apply such computational methods to address fundamental research in geophysics and computational methods, particularly having long term relevance to understanding the physics of the earth and
the physics and dynamics of crustal processes and hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs systems. Topics may include but are not limited to seismic wave propagation, Full Wavefield Inversion, inversion including machine learning, granular dynamics, hydraulic fracturing and multiphase flow.

Profil :

Post Doctoral applicants must have a proven track record in at least one of the above fields, strong programming skills particularly in python, and MPI experience or ability to learn parallel programming paradigms and implement their
research on large scale parallel computers.

Ph.D. applicants must have a degree formation that allows them to excel in the above fields.

Applicants should send a letter of up to two pages introducing themselves and stating their research interests, and including a CV of no more than 6 pages to Professor Peter Mora at wolop2008@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is December 3, 2018, but applications should be sent as soon as possible. Starting dates are negotiable, but early in 2019 is preferred. Positions include free on campus accommodation and a full stipend (Ph.D. students) or salary (post docs) that is tax free. Further information can be obtained by emailing to Professor Peter Mora.

Professor Peter Mora
College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals