Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismic Imaging and Tomography

Страна: Великобритания;

Дедлайн: 18.11.2019



We seek a postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in seismic or seismological imaging of the subsurface of the Earth. You will participate in an industrially funded research project, 'The Edinburgh Imaging Project (EIP)', led by Prof Andrew Curtis in the School of Geosciences. In particular you will develop and apply state-of-the-art and new methods for imaging the elastic properties of the upper crust of the Earth and assessing uncertainty in your results, using measured seismic waveform data. EIP has a long and successful record of novel research on inverse theory, uncertainty assessment, migration-related methods, machine learning (neural networks and variational methods), and seismic or coda wave interferometry. You might therefore expect to specialise in any of these, or other related methods, and will interact with a number of Ph. D. students working on similar topics as part of the research team. The methods developed will be used to improve imaging at a variety of scales, perhaps including non-destructive testing, medical ultrasonic imaging, large scale seismological imaging, and industrial-style seismic imaging. You will interact with all project partners and with Prof. Curtis to ensure that your specific research fits the overall project goals of improving methods for subsurface imaging and uncertainty assessment, and applying these in useful contexts.

This post is full-time, fixed term starting as soon as possible, and thereafter for 30 months.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Closing date is 18 November 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The School aims to ensure equality of opportunity and holds an Athena SWAN Silver award. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.