[unav_all] Postdoctoral Position - ICTP Trieste

Eric Calais ecalais at purdue.edu
Sat Feb 14 07:29:52 MST 2009

Postdoctoral Position in Modeling of earthquake, volcano and  
lithospheric processes in Africa_

available in the Earth System Physics Section of the International  
Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). ICTP operates under a  
tripartite agreement between the Government of Italy and two UN  
agencies, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  
Organization (UNESCO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency  
(IAEA). The Centre is located along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, in  
northeast Italy, about 10 kilometers from the city of Trieste. The  
working language is English.

We seek a motivated person with experience in modeling of active  
tectonic and/or magmatic deformation processes. The position involves  
integrating seismology and time variable surface observations from GPS  
and InSAR into fault, volcano and lithospheric models for transient  
deformation and stress interactions. Candidates should have a recent  
Ph.D. in geophysics or engineering with a strong background in  
numerical continuum mechanics modeling. Experience in mechanics of  
earthquakes and/or volcanoes and/or lithospheric deformation modeling  
is highly desirable.

Dr. Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia at ictp.it), Research Scientist, in ICTP's  
Earth System Physics Section will serve as ICTP postdoctoral advisor  
to the selected candidate.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ICTP’s stated  
mission to support scientific activities in developing countries, both  
through direct collaboration with African scientific centers, and by  
active involvement in the planning and execution of workshops and  
training activities to take place in Africa during 2010 and 2011. The  
candidate will be expected to participate in earthquake and volcano  
scientific response actions in Africa if needed.

The salary scale for the position ranges from 2000 to 2500 Euros per  
month, depending on experience, and is exempt from income tax in  
Italy. The position is offered for an initial period of one year,  
renewable for up to an additional two years, and is to start as soon  
as possible in 2009.

If you wish to apply, please send to espvacan at ictp.it: 1)- a letter of  
application including a statement of how you are qualified to  
participate in the above research and your specific research  
interests, 2)- a complete curriculum vitae with a list of  
publications, and 3)- a list of three references (with telephone  
numbers and postal and e-mail addresses).

Closing date: Initially 1st March 2009; applications after this date  
will be accepted if the post remains unfilled.

Abdelkrim Aoudia
Earth System Physics Section
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
34014 Trieste, Italy

phone:+39 040 2240 833
fax:  +39 040 2240 7833
e-mail: aoudia at ictp.it

Eric Calais, Professor                                         Voice:  
(765) 496-2915
Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences           Fax: (765) 496-1210
Purdue University                                                ecalais at purdue.edu
West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA                         http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ecalais

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