[unav_all] Post-doctoral position at ICTP, Italy

Aoudia Karim aoudia at ictp.it
Tue Jan 19 10:21:29 MST 2010


Postdoctoral Research Position in Geophysics at
the International Centre for Theoretical Physics – Trieste – Italy

Title: Earthquake Mechanics and Crustal Deformation in Northern Africa


We wish to draw your attention to a Postdoctoral position available at 
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 
deformation
processes. The position involves integrating seismology and time 
variable surface
observations from GPS and InSAR into fault 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 lithospheric deformation 
modeling,
and/or GPS - InSAR is highly desirable.

Dr. Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia at ictp.it <mailto: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. The candidate 
will be expected
to participate in earthquake and volcano scientific response actions in 
Africa if needed.

The net salary scale for the position ranges from 2000 to 2500 Euros per 
month,
depending on experience. 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 2010.

If you wish to apply, please send to aoudia 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,
3)- a list of three references (with telephone numbers and postal and 
e-mail addresses).

Evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin 
immediately and continue until the
position is filled.


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