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Research Associate Position in Solid Earth Geophysics (Fixed Term)

Earth imaging: Joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets

We are seeking a three year full time post-doctoral research fellow to work in the area of joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets with the aim of imaging the Earth's lithosphere in 3-D. Depending on the candidate, this could range from combining various seismic datasets (e.g. reflection, refraction, local earthquake, teleseismic, ambient noise surface wave etc.) in a single inversion, to full thermochemical tomography, in which temperature, pressure and composition are directly retrieved from a variety of datasets e.g. surface wave dispersion, body wave arrival times, gravity anomalies, elevation, heat flow etc. Possible areas of application include eastern Australia and Tibet, for which large repositories of geophysical data exist. Applicants should have experience in geophysical inversion and the processing of large and varied datasets. A background that includes cluster computing, method development and programming is desirable.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in geophysics, or have already submitted a PhD dissertation. Furthermore, they are expected to have a record of publishing peer-reviewed papers in international journals and presenting results at international meetings.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for a fixed term of three years, and the successful candidate will need to start by the end of July 2017, although some flexibility may be possible.

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Further information can be obtained from Prof. N.Rawlinson <>

Please quote reference LB11409 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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