Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 45,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Researcher position in Geophysics with focus on hardrock seismic methods

Innovative and cost-effective seismic methods are required to allow high-resolution imaging of structures hosting mineral deposits and also for their targeting at depths greater than 800 m. Maximizing the use of existing tunnels and boreholes around the mineralization is one way to obtain this. The geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical instruments and methods for deep mineral exploration, geological storage of CO2, and development of electromagnetic instruments and methods for near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 700-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. The program also runs the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN), consisting of about 70 permanent broadband stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive field studies. Further information about the program and the department can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se.

Duties: The researcher will conduct research within the SIT4ME EIT Raw Materials-funded project. A major component of the project involves combined active- and passive-source imaging at our Swedish mining site. The researcher will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries and expected to also contribute to other external research projects within the program.

Requirements: We are seeking a candidate who has a PhD degree in geophysics. The candidate should have experience and knowledge on reflection data imaging (active or noise interferometry), Matlab (or any equivalent), Seismic Unix, and shell scripting. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. The project includes extensive field work and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field collecting data; a driving license may be needed. 

In your application include your CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your PhD thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much your experience fits the position.

Additional qualifications: Well-organized multi-tasking, responsible to promote project activities through high-quality publications, open-minded and team player with good social skills.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. At present there are more employees with legal  gender man than legal gender woman in (researcher) at Teknat. The university is striving for a more balanced distribution of legal gender within this category.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: 7-month employment.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail: alireza.malehmir@geo.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than the 14 of January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4594.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-02-15 eller enligt överrenskommelse
Salary Individuell lönesättning
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/4594
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Dec.2019
Last application date 14.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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