Ph.D. Studentship
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Duration: 4 years
Stipend: €18,000 per year, tax free.
Start date: 1 March, 2018, or as soon as possible after that.

The new data created in this project, used together will all other
available broadband data, will improve the resolution of tomographic
imaging in the entire N Atlantic. In this PhD project, new,
state-of-the-art models of the crust, now available for the N Atlantic and adjacent
regions, will be incorporated into waveform tomography as prior information.
Errors in earthquake source parameters (locations, source mechanisms)
can limit the resolution of the imaging; they will be dealt with by
means of iterative inversions for Earth structure and the source parameters.
The applications of the improved imaging methods will target discoveries
on the lithospheric structure and evolution and on the
hotspot-lithosphere interactions, in the N Atlantic region and beyond.

Students at DIAS receive broad training in geophysics through short
courses, workshops, and attendance at international schools and major
conferences. PhD students in the seismology group have been very
successful in their research, publishing actively and winning
international and national awards for their work.

Applicants should have excellent grades, preferably an advanced degree
(M.Sc. or equivalent), background in geophysics, physics or mathematics
and strong computing skills, including programming. To apply, please
e-mail a complete academic CV, a statement of research interests,
English proficiency certification if applicable (DIAS requirements are the same
as those at UCD:
http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/ucdenglishlanguagerequirements/),
academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of 3 academic
referees to Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie), with “seismology Ph.D.
position” in the subject line. Consideration of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information on the
project or on studying at DIAS please contact Sergei Lebedev
(sergei@cp.dias.ie).

Post-Doctoral position
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Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Seismology, Dublin Institute for
Advanced Studies
Duration: 3 years
Salary: €36,489 – €43,394 in the first year, depending on experience
and qualifications, with annual increments thereafter
Start date: 1 March, 2018, or as soon as possible after that.

Waveform tomography with 3D waveform sensitivity kernels and massive
datasets.

Understanding the Cenozoic evolution of the N Atlantic requires
understanding the Iceland Hotspot’s effects on the dynamics, uplift and volcanism of
the margins and the hotspot-ridge-lithosphere interactions. Our group’s
current waveform tomography with large datasets performs well in imaging the
lithosphere, and the new data will improve the lithospheric imaging in
the entire N Atlantic. To understand how the hotspot affects the
lithosphere, we also need sharper images of the deep upper mantle. For this,
improved, 3D sensitivity kernels for regional S and multiple S waves are
needed. In collaboration with Dr Tarje Nissen-Meyer and his group at
Univ. Oxford, the successful candidate will implement the computation
of the 3D kernels for body and surface waves and apply the improved
tomography methods to the latest N Atlantic and global datasets.

Qualifications: a PhD in geophysics or related field is required.
Substantial computing and programming experience and a good command of English
are essential. Substantial research experience and proven publication
record are preferred, but recent PhDs with strong relevant expertise
will be given full consideration. Experience in the seismic imaging of the
lithosphere or computational seismology is desirable.

To apply: e-mail a complete academic CV, including a list of
publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of
3 academic referees to Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie), with
“Postdoctoral position” in the subject line. Consideration of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information on the project, please contact Dr. Sergei
Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie). DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.