PhD position in Applied Geophysics
Sort on published: 2017-11-01
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PhD position in Applied Geophysics with focus on mineral exploration seismics.
The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University will start coordinating and conduct research within a Europe-wide H2020 Research-Innovation-Action (RIA) project related to new exploration technologies of mineral resources. While the focus will be on geophysical instruments and methods (covering a wide range from seismic to electromagnetic methods), there are also aspects related to data (geological and geochemical) and target generations. The department is the largest and broadest as such in Sweden and includes Geophysics, Geology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Natural resources programs. It is located next to the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) and this allows a great level of interactions with the researchers from SGU.
Innovative and cost-effective 2D and 3D seismic methods are required to allow high-resolution imaging of structures hosting mineral deposits and also for their targeting at depths greater than 800 m. The geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical instruments and methods for deep mineral exploration, geological storage of CO2, and development of electromagnetic instruments and methods for near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 700-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. The program also runs the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN), consisting of about 70 permanent broadband stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive field studies. Further information about the program and the department can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se.
The PhD candidate will conduct research within a series of planned topics inside and outside Sweden sponsored by the EU-H2020 project. A major component of the project involves novel reprocessing of legacy and acquisition and processing of new 2D and 3D active-passive seismic data from a few of the validation sites available to the project. The PhD candidate will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries. Joint research work with other research institutes involved in the project is also envisaged.
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.
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.
The position is full-time for four years and may include up to 20% of research or teaching assistantship.
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. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. Uppsala University has an ambition to support equality between genders. Since the larger parts of employees in this category are men we do encourage female applicants.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-12-01 or as agreed upon, temporary position ending 2021-11-30.
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 2017-11-29, UFV-PA 2017/3647.
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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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3647
Last application date: 2017-11-29