PhD Positions in Seismology at Research School of Earth Sciences – The Australian National University

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November 24, 2012

There are three PhD positions in Seismology that are available at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University.

Job/Position Description
Three PhD positions in the recently funded projects are available in Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics Group at the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), the Australian National University (ANU) starting early 2013. Applications and inquiries are invited from qualified and motivated students. Successful applicants will be working on various aspects of global and regional seismology (both observational and theoretical) and mathematical geophysics. Research topics include studying seismic sources and Earth structure and dynamics from the crust to the core using innovative techniques and globally distributed seismic data spanning a wide range of frequencies. Other projects will focus on exploiting passive seismic data recorded by temporary arrays to improve seismic images of the Australian and Asian lithosphere utilizing receiver functions, surface wave dispersion, tomography and other imaging techniques. This would include participation in the deployment of stations across remote parts of Australia and consequent structural interpretation.

The applicants should have strong analytical and computational skills with a background in physics, geophysics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related fields. Once enrolled, all graduate students are provided financial support for living expenses, including research stipend, tuition and computer purchase/travel allowance. Funding is available for three years, which is the anticipated time to obtain a PhD at the ANU.

ANU Research School of Earth Sciences has been rated as the top university program in Australia and in the top ten of its class in the world. The ANU is situated in the centre of the nation’s capital, Canberra, between lake and mountain. Canberra is the cultural heart of Australia, with the National Gallery of Australia, the High Court of Australia and the National Museum of Australia – all a short distance from the city centre. The city is located about two hours drive to the beaches of the South Coast of New South Wales, about two hours drive to the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciusko ski fields, about three hours drive to Sydney, and about seven hours drive to Melbourne.

Information about graduate study at RSES can be found at: http://www.rses.anu.edu.au/students/index.php

Please send expressions of interest, extended CV and copies of academic transcripts to: Dr Hrvoje Tkalcic at: Hrvoje.Tkalcic@anu.edu.au.

NOTES: 3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs

Requirements
The applicants should have strong analytical and computational skills with a background in physics, geophysics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related fields.

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