The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association we are part of the largest German scientific organization. With around 1,300 employees (including our guests) we develop a sound understanding of the systems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to face global change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and reduce associated risks, and to assess the influence of humans on the Earth's system.
As a partner in Geo.X, the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.
For section 4.2 "Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling" (Department 4 "Geosystems"), we are looking for a:
Postdoctoral Geophysicist/Seismologist (f/m/x)
Reference Number 4705
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "SAIDAN: seismic and aseismic deformation in the brittle crust"
The Helmholtz Young Investigators Group SAIDAN aims at:
Generating a thorough, quantitative understanding on deformation processes ranging from aseismic slip to brittle failure in earthquakes.
Characterizing precursory processes preceding the occurrence of large and moderate earthquakes in relation to both plate-bounding transform faults and reservoir engineering activities.
These processes are investigated across a wide range of scales and environments from large strike-slip plate boundary faults to geological reservoirs producing resources from the subsurface.
application of novel signal-detection techniques to create high resolution catalogues of seismic and low-frequency signals
integrate seismic waveforms with other complementary data to characterise the entire bandwidth of deformation processes
willingness to perform fieldwork for deployment and maintenance of seismic stations
publish research results in peer-review ISI journals
Master's degree and PhD in Geophysics with a strong focus on either seismology, seismo-mechanics or seismo-geodesy
experience in novel earthquake detection and/or location techniques (e.g. machine learning, fingerprints, deep learning)
ability to perform complete analysis of deformation processes from seismic to aseismic
field work experience will be valued
excellent programming skills
ability to publish shown by a track record of publications
experience in proposal writing would be a plus, willingness to apply for follow-up projects
ability to work both independently and in a team environment with collaborations to national and international colleagues
fluency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite, basics of the German language would be helpful
as soon as possible
full-time (currently 39 h/week); the position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to "TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)". The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.