Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics

4 x Postdoctoral Positions

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is a government funded academic research institution in Dublin, Ireland. It currently has a range of postdoctoral positions available.

Postdoctoral Job Ref: 2018_geo_013 Quantifying sub-terranean ground water flow using passive seismology.
The past number of years have seen a growing interest in passive seismic monitoring for a range of applications from seismic imagery to change monitoring, using large-N arrays. Here we aim to develop methodologies and applications to quantify sub-surface ground water flow in a karst environments using a combination of seismic noise monitoring, hydrological observations and machine learning. This work is primarily seismological and will involve a significant team-based field work component, in Ireland. Applicants are expected to have a background in seismology and possess strong data handling skills. Funded by iCRAG. The position is for 2 years

Postdoctoral Job Ref: 2018_geo_014 Measuring and modelling storm induced sea floor pressurisation.
Seismic microseisms are testament to the interactions between the atmosphere and the sea floor. Working with Marine Geologists we will explore possible correlations between sea floor morphological features and storm induced sea floor pressurisation. The work will involve both modelling and observations of low-frequency sea floor cyclical pressurisation, and will connect to other ongoing work in DIAS on microseisms generation. Modelling tools (MATLAB) already exist but may require modification/development. Observations will be made using a new network of deep water absolute pressure sensors recently acquired by DIAS. This work will likely involve time at sea in the NE Atlantic. Applicants are expected to have a background in seismology/acoustics/physics and possess strong data handling skills. Funded by iCRAG. The position is for 2 years

Postdoctoral Job Ref: 2018_geo_015 Real-time monitoring methods for geothermal induced seismicity
This position will sit within the COSEISMIQ project which aims to further develop, validate and demonstrate advanced techniques for the analysis and modelling of induced seismicity. Outcomes will be used within a new real-time, data-driven and fully probabilistic decision support tool for geothermal stimulation operations. The geothermal field site is in southern Iceland and may involve some limited Icelandic field work. The successful candidate will spend substantive time working on location with project partners at both ETH and GFZ. Funded through the European Union GEOTHERMICA–ERA NET programme. The position is for 2.5 years

Postdoctoral Job Ref: 2018_geo_016 Advances in Volcanic Tremor as a pre-eruptive monitoring tool.
This position will sit within the EUROVOLC project which aims to harmonise volcanological infrastructure and communities in Europe. The specific task associated with this position is to gain a better understanding of how volcanic tremor can be interpreted and used as a real-time preeruptive monitoring tool. The project has access to pre-eruptive high resolution Network and array data from Iceland and the Galapagos Islands and well as a suite of modelling and analysis tools. The successful candidate will be expected to further develop these tool and have strong data analysis skills. The project may involve a short data retrieval exercise in the Galapagos. A background in volcano seismology will be an advantage. Funded by the European Union. The position is for 2.5 years

Each position will be filled either at the New Postdoctoral level (salary: €36,489 in the first year, with annual increments thereafter) or at the Experienced Postdoctoral level (salary: €43,394 in the first year, with annual increments thereafter), depending on the applicant’s experience and available funding in each specific project. Prof Chris Bean is the primary academic associated with these positions in DIAS.

Start date for all positions: Oct 1st, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply please submit a CV, the contact details of three referees and a cover letter to: geo_recruitment@dias.ie

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00PM SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 16TH CAN ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF POSITIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH POSITION IN WHICH YOU HAVE AN INTEREST – QUOTING THE RELEVANT REFERENCE NUMBER IN YOUR E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE, IN EACH CASE

DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.

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