The GeoZentrum Nordbayern at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, invites application for the position of a

Post-doctoral Researcher in Seismic Interpretation
and Exploration Geophysics


We are seeking to appoint a creative scientist with the ability to produce a consistent structural-stratigraphic framework from interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic and other geophysical surveys (e.g. gravimetry) in structurally challenging areas. Experience in seismic attribute analysis, rock-physics modelling and the geophysical determination of non-horizontal structures and their hydraulic activity is desired. A Ph.D. in Geology or Geophysics and high-quality written and oral communication skills in the English language are required.

You will have demonstrated excellence in research through publication in internationally peer reviewed high-impact journals and through the application of competitive research grants. We expect a pro-active role in the development of externally funded research programmes, including industry-funded projects.

We offer a dynamic environment in a research group focussed on clastic sedimentary rocks, including geothermal and hydrocarbon reservoir rocks and basin analysis. The position is available immediately on a full-time basis for four (4) years. Salary is according to the Civil Servant category 13 TV-L. The position will provide a large degree of freedom for own research; further training and qualifications are supported. The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of Germany's largest universities, with the GeoZentrum being located in the "palace garden", in the heart of Erlangen.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.

Review of applications will begin on 01st March 2017 but this advertisement will be valid until the position is filled. Please e-mail your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, skills and level of experience, short statement of academic interests, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding, contact details of 2 referees) as one coherent pdf to Prof. Dr. Harald Stollhofen (harald.stollhofen@fau.de) by 28.02.2017.

posted: 03 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.