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Job posted by Academic Positions (28/08/2014 16.13)

PhD Position in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The Institute of Geophysics at the Department of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a motivated PhD student to work on numerical modeling of the dynamics of the European Alps.

Description

This PhD project aims to develop self-consistent testable and predictive high-resolution 4D seismo-thermo-mechanical models of the Alpine orogenic system. These models should capture first-order complexities in ist geological and geophysical structure and the physical processes that produce and control that structure. This includes analyzing a) the role of deep crustal and mantle processes and its link with surface deformation, b) the large-scale rheological properties of different crustal and mantle units and how they can be constrained by seismic tomography data, and c) whether existing stress and strain regimes in the Alpine region can be predicted and explained and what long-term seismicity regimes would relate to those regions? The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof. Taras Gerya and Dr. Ylona van Dinther.

The PhD project is imbedded into a larger Sinergia-FNS project in collaboration between research groups at ETH Zurich and at Uni Lausanne and it involves close interactions and scientific opportunities between early-stage researchers (7 PhD students and 2 Postdoctoral scholars). The positions are fully funded for a three-year period.

We expect a candidate to:
hold an MSc in Geophysics, Geology, Physics, or a related discipline,
­have some experience in programming (e.g., C, Matlab);
­be proficient in written and spoken English;
­be motivated to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Nr of positions available : 1

Please note that the full description may be available in the national language since some job boards have their own publication policy. Thank you for your understanding!

Research Fields

Physics
Environmental science - Earth science

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

Not defined


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Application Deadline

30/09/2014

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Job ID

33947780

Country

SWITZERLAND

Type of Contract

Temporary

Status

Full-time

Postal Code

8006

Company/Institute

ETH Zurich

City

Zurich

Street

Rämistrasse 101

Company/Institute
ETH Zurich

Academic
Rämistrasse 101
8006 - Zurich
SWITZERLAND
email info@academicpositions.euhttp://www.ethz.ch/