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Post-doctoral Research Position in Computational Seismology

Post-doctoral Research Position in Computational Seismology at the Swiss Seismological Service, at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Computational Seismology Group of the Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, uses high-performance computing to investigate earthquake physical models and strong ground motion characteristics.

We invite applications for a post-doctoral appointment to work on frontier problems of computational seismology, which may include the joint inversion of strong motion records and geodetic data to build kinematic and dynamic source rupture models, the study of physical processes of the earthquake rupture, the evaluation of friction constitutive models, the identification of source-dominated ground motion phenomena, the modeling of linear and nonlinear site effects, and the development of physics-based broadband ground motion simulations and prediction equations.

The successful candidate will collaborate in a multidisciplinary team in local and international projects, and will participate in advising PhD students as well as in teaching graduate-level courses.

The position requires a PhD in Geophysics, Seismology, Earthquake Engineering or a closely related field. Research experience in kinematic and/or dynamic source inversion as well as numerical modeling of wave propagation would be of advantage.

The position is open for an initial duration of three years, with possibility of extension. The selection process starts now and will continue until the position is filled. ETH offers a competitive salary, dependent on experience and performance. Working language at SED is English; knowledge of German would be of advantage. The city of Zurich consistently rates as one of the most attractive cities worldwide.

Applicants should submit, by e-mail, a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three references to (Subject: Computational Seismologist). Only complete applications will be considered. For more information, please contact Dr. Luis A. Dalguer () or Dr. Donat Fäh ().

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