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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), is the national Research Centre for Geosciences in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association. The Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group (YIG) is located in the Department 3 "Geodynamics", Section 3.2 "Geomechanics and Rheology". In the frame of a DFG research grant we will fill a
PhD position (m/f)
Entiteled: High-resolution imaging of material interfaces at the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NW Turkey) from near-fault seismic recordings.
The YIG "From Microseismicity to Large Earthquakes: Studies Related to Seismic Hazard Assessment, Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Resource Management" addresses different seismological topics focussing on the analysis of natural and induced microseismicity data sets.
The successful candidate will perform high resolution seismic imaging studies using recordings from on-, near- and off-fault stations along different segments of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ) in NW Turkey to quantitatively study the internal structure of the NAFZ. Particluar targets for imaging include the existance and properties of bimaterial fault interfaces and low-velocity damage zones based onfault zone head and trapped waves, along with direct body waves and near-fault anisotropy. The obtained high-resolution images are expected to contribute to fundamental aspects of earthquake and fault dynamics at the NAFZ, including the mode and propagation direction of earthquake ruptures, along with refined derivation of earthquake source properties. Furthermore, this project is relevant for improvement of seismichazard assessment in the Istanbul-Marmara region in the light of the expected forthcoming large earthquake.
- Diploma or Master of Sciences in Geophysics or Physics with strong background in seismology.
- Experience in digitial signal processing and programming skills.
- Ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the University of Southern California (Prof. Y. Ben-Zion).
Date: As soon as possible
Duration: 3 years (2+1)
Working hours: 19,5 hours/week
Salary: EG 13 TVöD-O
Contact: Dr. F. Bulut (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. M. Bohnhoff (email@example.com)
Application Deadline: Evaluation will begin two weeks after the announcement
of the position and continues until position is filled.
Equal opportunity is part of our personnel policy. The GFZ encourages applications from qualified female candidates. There is a kindergarten service available. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.
The Geo.X platform (www.geo-x.net) coordinates geosciences in the Berlin-Potsdam region in research, education, infrastructure, and promotion of young scientists. The GFZ is partner in Geo.X, thus offering excellent opportunities for cooperation across the partner institutions.
Please submit your applications with CV including a publication record and a research statement to:
Personal und Sozialwesen;
Telegrafenberg; 14473 Potsdam