VOLCAPSE is an ERC consolidator project awarded to PD Dr. Thomas R. Walter, head of the volcano-tectonics and -hazards group at the GFZ Potsdam, studying modes of volcano dome growth, collapse and coupled process by time-lapse imaging methods (https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/staff/thomas-walter). Within the volcano-tectonics and -hazards group, Department 2 "Geophysics", Section 2.1, invites applications for a

Postdoc position in volcano monitoring using radar, photogrammetry and modelling (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 0631

The construction of volcanoes, i.e. the intrusive and eruptive growth, can be intermittently interrupted by destructive events. Dome building volcanoes, in specific, grow by magma extrusion and are partially destroyed again, posing a significant hazard in form of pyroclastic flows and other processes.

Lava domes are massive and volatile-poor extrusion complexes of highly viscous magma, often emplaced in a volcano summit crater region. Lava domes may intermittently destabilize, producing rock falls and pyroclastic flows, some of the most common hazards at volcanoes.

As these dome collapses are often initiated on the flanks of a lava dome, close observations of the growth and spread of the lava dome flanks are crucial. The VOLCAPSE team combines novel satellite radar technologies together with photogrammetry methods to monitor lava domes, and develops models for understanding the processes acting at explosive volcanoes.

Through modelling the aim is to improve understanding of the deformation style of the dome and the stress changes within and beneath.

Your responsibilities:

Your Qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 31th August 2020
Working hours:full-time (currently 39h/week);
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be into pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related, professional and personal requirements are met.

You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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