This position is one of the 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions within the Marie Skodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-ETN) IMPROVE project. IMPROVE is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). It can lead to a PhD, but not necessarily.
IMPROVE is a highly cooperative multi-disciplinary network of European Research Institutes and Small-Medium Enterprises. In IMPROVE, 15 Early Stage Researchers are trained to innovative research in volcano science extending across the academia-industry bridge, and including cooperative work, leadership skills, and independent thinking. Volcano science includes from innovative monitoring and prospecting to advanced laboratory experiments, High Performance Computing, and Artificial Intelligence. Two volcanic areas provide ideal cases for relevant scientific advance and training-through-research: Mount Etna in Sicily, one of the most monitored volcanoes in the world and the place where to extend our understanding of active volcano dynamics; and the Krafla caldera in Iceland, site of a large geothermal circulation system largely exploited for energy production, and of a shallow magmatic intrusion which is catalysing break-through research from all over the world. For further information on the project, please see: http://www.improve-etn.eu/
The objectives of this project are to deploy a network of several multi-parameter stations around the Krafla geothermal system, in North Iceland (gravity meter, broad-band seismometer, GPS, meteorological station, …) in order to determine subsurface mass and energy transfer from multi-parameter continuous signals; develop a model of mass (fluid) displacement in the hydrothermal reservoirs, so that the relative roles in mass and energy transfer of anthropogenic (injection/extraction) and natural sources can be deciphered. It is expected that the project will be developed in collaboration with other partners from IMPROVE, with exchange of information, data and knowledge. The successful candidate will benefit from the work performed by other ESR projects at Krafla and Etna volcano (Italy) and contribute to their project as well.
We welcome applications from candidates who fulfill the following criteria:
Please ensure that you fulfill the following eligibility criteria for ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions in H2020 MSCA-ITNs, as ineligible candidates cannot be considered.
The position will last for three years, starting from March 2022.
Who can apply? Candidates must meet the following requisites:
Be of any nationality, but not having resided or carried out their
main activity (job, studies, ...) in Germany for more than 1 year in
the past 3 years.
Be within 4 years from the degree that in their country, or in the country of appointment, gives access to a PhD.
Not having completed a PhD at start of the contract. Current PhD students can apply.