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Research Position in Real-Time Seismology at ETH Zurich

Date: 08/29/2011

Forwarded job announcement from Georgia Cua, ETH Zurich:

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED, www.seismo.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich is the federal agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes and assessing the seismic hazard of Switzerland. The Real-Time Seismology group at the SED, which focuses on earthquake early warning, ShakeMaps, ground motion characterization, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to support SED involvement in the EU FP7 project REAKT "Strategies and Tools for Real-Time Earthquake Risk Reduction". The position offers ample opportunity to collaborate with the real-time seismology community worldwide. Activities in Europe will be focused on developing earthquake early warning methodologies, offline and real-time algorithm testing and performance evaluation, and working with selected end-users on optimal use of real-time earthquake information. The successful applicant will also contribute to SED involvement in the on-going collaboration on the CISN ShakeAlert system funded by the USGS and involving the SED, UC Berkeley, Caltech, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Candidates must have a PhD in geophysics, engineering, applied mathematics, or computer science. Applicants with strong software development skills are encouraged to apply. English and German are the working languages at the SED. The selection process starts immediately and continues until the position is filled. The position is fully funded for 2 years, with possibility of extension. To apply, please email your CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of 2 references to georgia.cua@sed.ethz.ch. Only complete applications will be considered. ETHZ offers competitive salaries and a good benefits package.