3D Geology Modelling and Inversion PhD Scholarships
& Fixed-term positions

Project Background - Loop

The Loop consortium, founded as a OneGeology initiative, with geosurvey and Australian Research Council support, brings together geological surveys and research institutions in Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK to found a new Open Source initiative to build the next generation of 3D geological modelling tools. In parallel the Australian Government recently announced the formation of a new $215M industry & government-funded Cooperative Research Center (the MinEx CRC ) focused on 3D drilling for discovery and definition of mineral deposits.

We invite technically-minded students to apply for scholarships to work with us at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Monash University (MU) and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) on a series of challenging PhD studentships and research projects related to the implementation and testing of this new platform and related novel methodologies.

Fixed-term positions are or will be available for:

  • Scientific Programmers (MU, UWA)
  • Software Architect (MU)
  • 3D Implicit geological modelling method development (GSC)
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning for 3D geological modelling (GSC)

Specific PhD topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural geological modeling as a probabilistic problem (MU)
  • Topology of Geology in 1D & 2D as a 3D geomodelling constraint (UWA)
  • Optimal drilling schemes in uncertain terranes(UWA)
  • Multiscale 3D geological modelling from drill hole data (MU and UWA)
  • Data fusion methodologies for geology-geophysics inversion(UWA)
  • 3D geological modelling using the Loop Platform (MU & UWA)

Further Information

For details of the various scholarships and job positions, please visit http://loop3d.org

Process to apply

To apply for PhD projects please email monash18071@earthworks-jobs.com with:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter addressing your research interests, qualifications and experience relevant to the position specifying your one page summary of your research interests.

Applicants for fixed term positions should email for more information on the application process.

published: 19 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.