PhD position in Applied Geophysics with focus on near-surface and/or hardrock seismic methods
Sort on published: 2017-08-28
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from sub-microscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department's programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet).
Duties/Project description: Seismic methods provide high-resolution images of the Earth's interior. The acquired data contain geometrical information on geological structure and on the physical properties of the materials that the seismic waves have propagated through. The geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, geological storage of CO2, mineral exploration and geological modeling of major mineral belts, geohazards and development of electromagnetic and seismic instruments and methods for shallow and deep crustal studies. Research focus in the applied geophysics part is on (1) structural interpretation of reflection seismic and electromagnetic data based on conventional and advanced processing/modeling methods, (2) developing novel processing/modeling methods for hardrock conditions, (3) multi-disciplinary near-surface studies in both urban and noisy areas, (4) monitoring CO2 geological storage sites, (5) physical property studies and (6) integrating results from the field data with other geophysical and geological data. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 550-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 100-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. Further information about the program and the department can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se.
PhD candidate will conduct research within a series of planned projects inside and outside Sweden sponsored by a number of industry and research funding organizations. A major component of the project involves multi-component data processing, imaging and data analyses as well as equipment (source and receivers) developments and case studies. The PhD candidate will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries.
Requirements: We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research who has an academic magister/master- or engineering degree, or equivalent, in geophysics, geology, physics, earth sciences or a similar field (formally, four years of university study including a minimum of 1 year at advanced level are required). Linux/Unix and programming skills are necessary; experience and knowledge on seismic data processing particularly crystalline rock data, Seismic Unix, Matlab and shell scripts are merit and may be required. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. The project includes extensive fieldworks and the candidate should be willing to spend significant amount of time outdoor for data collection alone and together with other people; a driving license may be needed.
The position is full-time for four years and may include up to 20% of research or teaching assistantship.
Application: Applications must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your master thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much seismic data processing knowledge you have.
To be appointed as a PhD student it is required that the candidate has been admitted, or will be admitted, to a PhD education program, in which the ability to benefit from the PhD education is crucial.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. Therefore we particularly encourage women to apply for this post. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-11-01, temporary position ending 2021-10-31.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail: email@example.com, tel. +46(0)18-471 2385.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-22, UFV-PA 2017/3020.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3020
Last application date: 2017-09-22