[unav_all] Postdoctoral research position in Geophysics at the University of Iceland

Þóra Árnadóttir thora1 at hi.is
Wed Apr 29 05:09:24 MDT 2009


Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University  
of Iceland.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work within  
the crustal deformation group at Nordvulk/IES at the University of  
Iceland for 2 years.
The candidate is expected to participate in one or more of the ongoing  
projects, which include:
- studies of an ongoing earthquake sequence in the South Iceland  
Seismic Zone (two pairs of M6-6.5 events in 2000 and 2008)
- measurements and modeling of glacial isostatic adjustments due to  
the rapid melting of glaciers in Iceland
- interplay between volcanic unrest and seismic activity, possible  
triggering mechanisms
- extensive expansion of the CGPS network in Iceland, including  
stations  collecting data at 1Hz
- comparison of temporal and spatial evolution of the state of stress  
and presence of fluids in the crust from earthquake data and strain  
from geodetic data

Specific tasks include analysis and interpretation of existing  
deformation (GPS and InSAR), as well as fieldwork to collect new data.  
The applicant should have a PhD degree in Geophysics or related fields  
at the time of appointment (preferably no later than Sept. 1, 2009).  
Good computer a skills and experience in GPS data analysis are  
essential. Familiarity with InSAR data analysis, numerical modeling,  
seismic tomography and/or interest in joint interpretation of geodetic  
and seismic data are an added advantage.

The application should include a CV, list of publications, summary of  
research interests, research plan and names of three referees, with  
contact information.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Thóra  
Árnadóttir (http://www.norvol.hi.is/~thora/) and Dr. Freysteinn  
Sigmundsson (http://www.raunvis.hi.is/~fs/) at the University of  
Iceland. Visits to collaborators outside Iceland, e.g. the University  
of Arizona (Dr. Sigrún Hreinsdóttir) and Uppsala University (Dr. Björn  
Lund and Dr. Ari Tryggvason) will be made possible.

The application deadline is June 1, 2009. For further information  
contact Thóra Árnadóttir (thora1 at hi.is)
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