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Postdoctoral Researcher in Geophysics - University of Strasbourg, France

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General information

Reference : UMR7516-ZACDUP-001
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2000 to 3000€ net salary depending on experience.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the initiation of large earthquakes using near-fault observations. This project aims to extract the physics of earthquake nucleation using a new approach to the modeling of fault slip evolution over time. Although it is well established that some events are preceded by foreshocks, it is still unclear whether these foreshocks belong to a cascade of random failures leading to the mainshock or if they are markers of aseismic slip during the nucleation process. The postdoc in this position will assess these competing models by discriminating seismic and aseismic processes during the initiation of recent large earthquakes. This will rely on a unified probabilistic approach combining geodesy and seismology to infer the evolution of slip and stress evolution before large earthquakes.


The successful candidate will be expected to perform data processing, analysis and modeling using high-performance computing and publish scientific results in top refereed journals.


A PhD in geophysics and experience in the analysis of geodetic measurements are required. Some programing skills in languages such as C, C++ and python are also highly desired.

Work Context

The University of Strasbourg Earth's Science department (EOST) covers a large domain of Earth Sciences, and offers excellent research conditions. With a large proportion of international students and mixing cultural diversity, Strasbourg is one of the tops french city for international students (http://www.en.unistra.fr).

Additional Information

Application documents: please send a cover letter explaining your motivation for the position, a CV, a list of publications and the names of three references (for letters of recommendation).

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