[unav_all] Postdoctoral position at University of Strasbourg

Zacharie Duputel zacharie.duputel at unistra.fr
Mon Dec 10 06:06:13 MST 2018

The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a
postdoctoral researcher to investigate the initiation of large
earthquakes using near-fault geodetic 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 (e.g., Bouchon
et al., 2011; Ellsworth and Bulut, 2018). 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.

 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. 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. Funding is guaranteed for 2 year, with a
possibility of continuation (funding secured through an ERC Starting

 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).

 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) to
zacharie.duputel at unistra.fr. Review of materials will begin

Zacharie Duputel
Sismologue - Chargé de Recherche au CNRS
Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg
UMR 7516 (CNRS, EOST, Université de Strasbourg)
tel: +33 (0)3 68 85 00 39
e-mail: zacharie.duputel at unistra.fr

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