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Post-doctoral Research Position in Computational Seismology

Date: 11/18/2011

Forwarded announcement from Christian Pelties, LMU Munich, Germany:

Post-doctoral Research Position in Computational Seismology

The Computational Seismology Group of the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwigs-Maximilians Universität München, invites applications for a Post-doctoral research position to support our team.

The research will focus on the development and application of our software package SeisSol. SeisSol is a high-order accurate Discontinuous Galerkin method implemented on unstructured meshes to solve forward wave propagation problems in realistic media with complex geometry. Possible applications are the simulation of realistic strong ground motions as well as in fundamental earthquake physics with dynamic rupture sources based on non-linear friction laws. The size of these problems requires the use of large scale high-performance facilities and, thus, dense collaboration with partners at the supercomputing centres of LRZ, KAUST, and IBM is desired. The project will be integrated in the existing European-wide training network ‘QUantitative estimation of Earth’s seismic sources and STructure’ (QUEST) and ‘Advanced Simulation of Coupled Earthquake and Tsunami Events’ (ASCETE) funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

Significant experience in the numerical solution of partial differential equations and programming on multi-core parallel computer architectures are essential. Knowledge of wave propagation theory and earthquake source physics is advantageous. We also expect the successful candidate to maintain the code and interact with users. Candidates must have a PhD in geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related field. The working environment is multi-disciplinary and multicultural. English is the primary working language in the Seismology group. The selection process starts immediately and continues until the position is filled. The position is fully funded (E13) for 3 years. To apply, please email your CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of 2 referees to Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel (Igel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de).

For more information, please contact Pelties@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de or visit http://www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/~kaeser/SeisSol/ .