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PhD position. Mathematical modelling of seismic waves generated by submarine landslides and tsunamis. Marie Skłodowska-Curie DN EnvSeis..

Universidad de Sevilla
26/10/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universidad de Sevilla
Department
International Projects Office (OGPI)
Research Field
Computer science
Computer science » Database management
Mathematics
Mathematics » Applied mathematics
Mathematics » Computational mathematics
Physics
Physics » Mathematical physics
Physics » Computational physics
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE / MSCA
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number
101073148
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The Doctoral Network “Studying the Earth’s surface with seismic methods” (EnvSeis) is funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Bringing together 10 leading research groups from 7 countries, EnvSeis supports 12 early stage researchers in the emerging field of environmental seismology, in which seismic methods are used to study processes at or near the Earth’s surface, such as landsliding, river sediment transport, debris flows, and glacial and marine processes. Projects in the network are connected by the common methodology and joint training and networking activities. More information can be found on the project website www.envseis.eu.

We invite you to apply for several ESR positions of your interest and in that case, indicate it in your application with the order of preference. Applicability follows the mobility rules of the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Networks. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the recruitment date. In addition, an extended secondment (at least 6 months) abroad is required.

Candidates to ESR positions shall at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Within this European Project, the University of Seville opens a doctoral position for the individual project ESR10:

Modelling of seismic waves generated by submarine landslides and tsunamis

Description: Tsunamis are usually caused by earthquakes whose seismic waves help to develop tsunami early warning systems. In addition, tsunamis can also be generated by submarine landslides, becoming a major hazard for infrastructure and population. These landslides can be very large, but they are hardly observable, and many open questions surround their dynamics. In this project, mathematical and numerical models will be developed describing both submarine and the subsequent tsunami activity, and simulating the seismic waves generated by these processes.
This will make it possible to improve hazard assessments and to design more efficient warning systems for submarine landslides and tsunamis, based on seismic detection.

Landsliding will be modelled as a two-phase problem accounting for the influence of the interstitial fluid that play a key role on the evolution of the landslide. Other important attributes are the dispersive effects that are essential for the correct evolution of tsunami waves mainly close to the coastal area. The force generated by submarine landslides will be inverted from seismic data using Bayesian methods. Numerical approximation and computational implementation will be also developed for the proposed mathematical model. The simulations will be compared to low frequency seismic data from available recorded cases in order to validate and calibrate the numerical model.

 

 

Requirements

Research Field
Mathematics
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Physics
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent
Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good
Internal Application form(s) needed
application_form_esr10.pdf
English
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Additional Information

Benefits

The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (depending on family status). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local hiring institution, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the hosting country).

Eligibility criteria

Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Applicability follows the mobility rules of the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Networks. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the recruitment date (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account). Candidates to ESR positions shall at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Knowledge of Spanish or French will weigh positively in selection.

Selection process

Deadline for applications is 10.01.2023. 

Candidates apply by completing the required form and sending the required documents specified in the form. The candidates applying for more ESR positions in EnvSeis must list their order of preference in the form. Applications should be sent to: gnarbona@us.es and edofer@us.es.

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Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Institute of Mathematics of the University of Seville (IMUS)
Country
Spain
State/Province
Seville
City
Seville
Postal Code
41012
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
gnarbona@us.es

Contact

State/Province
Sevilla
City
Sevilla
Website
Street
San Fernando 4
Postal Code
41004
E-Mail
ogpi@us.es