Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden"s largest and most versatile
department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and
combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; (NRHU); petrology, mineralogy and tectonics (MPT); palaeobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge. Read more here: www.geo.uu.se.

Geophysics is about "looking into" and understanding the Earth"s structure, its history and processes-based on measurements of the Earth"s physical properties. In geophysics we use quantitative physical methods to investigate the Earth and its environment. We are now looking for two PhD students in Applied Geophysics with focus on reflection seismic methods.

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The PhD candidate will conduct research within a series of planned projects inside and outside Sweden sponsored by a number of industry and research funding organizations with focus on reflection seismic imaging of large-scale structures and for geological carbon storage (GCS). Modern sensing methods on the surface will be experimented. The PhD candidate will work within a larger research team including experts from different countries. In the continuation of the PhD study, additional experiments and imaging solutions are also envisaged.

We are seeking motivated candidate with strong interest in research who has an academic magister/master- or engineering degree, or equivalent, in geophysics, geology, physics, earth sciences or a similar field (i.e. a degree at advanced level (Master"s level) or fulfill the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level (Master"s level) or the equivalent). Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. The project includes fieldwork and the candidate should be willing to spend time outdoor for data collection alone and together with other people involved in the search. The position is full-time for four years and may be extended due to research or teaching assistantship up to 20%.

Additional qualifications
Experience in seismic field data acquisition, working with seismic data, Linux/Unix and programming skills are important and will be considered a merit. A driving license is a merit as this may be needed at field work.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-03-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-4712335, e-mail: alireza.malehmir@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 10 February 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4600.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-03-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/4600
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 10.Jan.2023
Last application date 10.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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