PhD position in observational seismology at the Australian National University

We seek a PhD student for a fully funded position within the world-leading Geophysics area at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University. Topics of current interest include:

  • Developing novel seismic techniques for shallow earth (basin-scale) imaging.
  • Developing and applying seismic interferometry methods for groundwater monitoring.

Benefits include:

  • An enhanced PhD stipend of AU $30,000 per year (up to 3.5 years).
  • Generous support for travel and professional development.

The student will have access to an in-house computational cluster ("TerraWulf"), and privileged access to national supercomputing facilities ("NCI"). This project includes opportunities to participate seismic field program to deploy instruments in the eastern Australian continents.

Successful applicant will be joining a lively group of seismologists, mathematical geophysicists and geodynamicists with interests in various aspects of global and regional geophysical problems at ANU ( Further information about the life and work of the Research School of Earth Sciences can be found at

Requirements include:

  • Completed MSc (preferred) or BSc (high GPA and research experience)
  • Background in geology, math, physics, geophysics or related subjects
  • Experience in computer programming (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C or Fortran)
  • Preferred knowledge of signal processing and seismic data analysis

Please send expressions of interest including a CV with contact information for 2-3 references, and a two-page cover letter with research interests to Dr. Chengxin Jiang (chengxin.jiang1(at) The starting date is flexible but is ideally to commence in the second half of 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

posted: 13 July 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.