We seek 6 highly motivated PhD and postdoctoral researchers to study
Fracture activation in geo-reservoirs – physics of (induced) earthquakes in complex fault networks.

The FRAGEN project will shed light on properties and activation of fractures in geo-reservoirs, natural or man-made, using seismic data analysis and physics-based earthquake simulations on high-performance computing infrastructure.

Funded by a KAUST Competitive Research Grant, the project includes two 3-year PhD and two 2-year PostDoc positions based with Prof. P. Martin Mai at KAUST (http://ces.kaust.edu.sa), as well as one 3-year PhD and one 2-year PostDoc position joining the group of Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel at LMU Munich (www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/Members/gabriel), as well as extensive collaboration between the research groups.

The starting date is flexible with the earliest opportunity in April 2018. Evaluation of applications starts immediately until positions are filled. Successful applicants must have a recent degree in geophysics, physics, engineering, or computational sciences. Candidates should have strong analytical skills, and experience in programming, data analysis, geophysical modeling and visualization. Fluency in English is mandatory. Good interpersonal skills, willingness to work in an international team of researchers and students, and ability to present the work at international conferences are expected.

To apply, please send (as PDFs) your CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least two referees to Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de) or Prof. P. Martin Mai (martin.mai@kaust.edu.sa).