PhD candidate on seismic tomography to create this 3D seismic model

Institution: Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Open until: April 15th, 2023


Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, sits on an active, monogenetic, and intraplate volcanic field. An international team of geoscientists from New Zealand, the USA, and China have joined forces to investigate why this volcanic field exists. An on- and offshore temporary seismic network will provide the density and the aperture of sensors to create the first high-resolution three-dimensional image of the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) from the surface to deep in the Earth's mantle, beyond the depths of the magma that feeds the AVF. The resulting image will then constrain geodynamic modelling of mantle flow to explain what controls the AVF, and with it, this class of intra-plate volcanic fields.

Position description:

The successful PhD candidate will work at the University of Auckland (UoA) on seismic tomography to create this 3D seismic model. There are opportunities to be involved in the fieldwork associated with this project, both on land, and at sea.

The Royal Society of New Zealand funds the tuition, fees, insurance and a stipend for this PhD project at the University of Auckland. UoA is New Zealand's top world-ranked university and pre-eminent research-led institution. Auckland consistently ranks in the top of lists of most liveable cities in the world.

How to Apply:

We invite applications from students with an MSc or similar level degree (or who will obtain this qualification before commencing their doctoral study) in a relevant topic, which may include geophysics, physics, earth sciences, geology or data science. Please send an expression of interest by emailing a CV, academic transcript, and brief cover letter to Kasper van Wijk:

posted: 15 March 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.