PhD Position in Seismology (Physics) for
Gravitational Wave Detection

Applications and inquiries are invited from highly qualified and motivated students wishing to pursue a PhD degree in Seismological aspects of Gravitational Wave Detection. The successful PhD candidate will work on seismic array optimisation, data analysis, and modelling to improve the detection capabilities of the gravitational wave detector through active measurement and subtraction or feedback of seismic signals for noise suppression. Applicants should have a BS or MS degree in Geophysics, Physics, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics with strong computing skills.

The University of Western Australia is currently ranked #91 in the world, and located in beautiful Perth, Western Australia, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. The research group has access to the state of the art seismic instrumentation, and a world-class Top50 high performance supercomputing facility. The project is collaborative with the University of Western Australia (Dr Saygin), University of Texas at Dallas (Prof Lumley), and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (Prof Blair).

For more information, please contact Prof. David Blair ( or Dr. Erdinc Saygin (, along with:

  • A CV, including a list of any publications and relevant research or work
  • Academic transcripts, showing all courses taken and grades obtained
  • A sample of scientific/engineering software you have written
  • Your full contact details
  • Names and contact details of three referees

posted: 31 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.