The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
we are part of the largest scientific organization in Germany. With approximately 1,300
employees our key mission is to secure a profound understanding of the systems and processes of solid Earth, to develop strategies and options for action in addressing global change and its impacts on a regional level, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated risks, to ensure the sustainable provision of energy and raw materials for a high-tech society and to evaluate the influence of human activity on system Earth.
As a partner in Geo.X
, the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.
For section 4.2 "Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling" we are looking for a:
The main objective of this project is to analyze the earthquake source properties and the directivity effects of seismicity from the western portion of the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. There, the permanent downhole geophysical observatory ICDP-GONAF is fully operating and complemented with additional permanent and temporary seismic deployments to improve the seismic coverage. Due to the proximity of the megacity of Istanbul, the project has important implications for the seismic hazard assessment of Istanbul and the constraint of most plausible scenarios for the rupture of a large (M>6.5) earthquake. The main results will be compared with analogous results from similar tectonic setting in southern California where a denser seismic network is available. The project will benefit from the interaction and collaboration with scientists at the GFZ Potsdam, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and University of Southern California.
We welcome applications from candidates who fullfil the following criteria:
- Completed research oriented University Degree, such as a Master degree in a relevant field (e.g. Geophysics, Physics)
- Completed a PhD with a focus on seismology, fault mechanics and/or seismic hazard aspects
- Strong programming ability (Matlab, Python)
- A good command of English (both verbal and written)
- Dedication and enthusiasm for research
- Motivation to work in an interdisciplinary and international team
Start date: 1st August 2021
Fixed-term: 2 years
Salary: The position is classed as salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group is determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and the respective personal qualifications.
Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Place of work: Potsdam
Have we piqued your interest?
If so, we are looking forward to receiving your application by 30th June 2021. Please use our online application form only.
Application must include:
- A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
- A CV including relevant competences, skills and publication list, if applicable
- Copies of degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records for previous studies (Bachelor, Master, PhD) - Please indicate expected date of graduation if your Master’s degree is not completed.
- Contact information of two references
Application evaluations will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
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