Postdoc or Senior Researcher Position in Planetary Seismology
The Chair of Seismology and Geodynamics (seg.ethz.ch) at the department of Earth Science (ERDW) of ETH Zurich is offering a postdoc or senior researcher position in Planetary Seismology. We are looking for excellent scientists that will join ongoing interdisciplinary teams and research efforts, focused on enhancing the understanding of marsquake.
As part of the ongoing NASA-ESA Mission Insight (www.insight.ethz.ch) a single seismometer is installed on Mars delivering unique data on the seismicity and structure of Mars. InSight is a large collaborative effort with many partners from Europe and the US, and strong international collaboration is expected in all scientific investigations.
You will bring expertise in seismic waveform simulation and interpretation, detection and characterization of marsquakes and determination of the elastic and anelastic structure of crust, mantle and core. You will a become a member of a multi-disciplinary team operating the MarsQuake Service and working on the analysis of seismic data.
The position is initially funded for three years, with the possibility of extension, part time employment can be considered if justified. The candidates will work in a highly collaborative environment with close links to academic and industry partners and will have the opportunity to participate in student supervision, teaching and proposal writing. Our aim is to create cross-fertilization within diverse and interdisciplinary teams that sparks insight and innovation.
The working language at the department is English. At the Department of Earth Sciences, we are committed to promoting flexible and family-friendly working models, and a healthy work-life balance is important to us. ETH Zurich supports a policy for diversity and inclusion and we especially encourage qualified female candidates to apply.
Interested candidates should have:
- A PhD in Geophysics, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, or equivalent,
- A proven record of excellence and innovation in a relevant domain of seismological research, and the interest to work in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English, experience in project management, supervision etc, is considered a plus.
We look forward to receiving your online application by Nov. 30 2020, including the following documents:
- Cover letter that describes your motivation, research interest and research experience, relevant for the position(s) for which you are applying
- Full CV, including list of publications
- Contact details of at least two referees
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. A first round of online interviews will take place in December. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Domenico Giardini (email@example.com) (no applications).