Positions in Geophysics/Seismology
Helmholtz‐University Young Investigators
Group (YIG) ‘From Microseismicity to Large
Earthquakes: Studies Related to Seismic
Hazard Assessment, Carbon Sequestration
and Sustainable Resource Management’
The newly formed Young Investigators Group aims at investigating earthquakes over a
very wide range of magnitudes extending from microseismicity with magnitudes as low
as -2 to large damaging earthquakes, 9 orders of magnitude larger. These studies will
address fundamental scientific questions of earthquake physics at multiple scales as
well as a number of previously-unaddressed scientific questions related to geologic
sequestration of CO2 and exploitation of sustainable hydrocarbon and geothermal
energy resources. The analyses to be carried out for the entire range of scales will focus
on the spatiotemporal evolution of hypocenters, the physics of faulting and the
seismotectonic implications of the events, in order to develop quantitative models of the
occurrence of seismicity in space and time.
Within the framework of this group the following positions are to be filled:
Post-Doc positions (m/f)
Tasks: Analysis of natural and induced Qualification: PhD in Geophysics with a strong
seismicity data sets acquired in various background in Seismology; Experience in state
environments incl. high-precision hypocenter of the art hypocenter determination methods;
determination, source-parameter and seismic programming skills; Willingness to work in an
repeater studies; Further development of high- interdisciplinary and international team.
resolution microseismic imaging techniques Start, duration : 01.01.2010, 3 and 5 yrs.
including array methods. Salary: EG 13/14 TVöD
PhD positions (m/f)
Tasks: Studies using natural / induced Qualification: Diploma or masters degree in
seismicity with geodetic / hydraulic data; Geophysics/Physics; Experience in the
Linking field and laboratory seismic analysis of digital waveforms; Programming
experiments; Studying the relation between skills; Willingness to participate in field
fluid flow and seismicity; Studying faulting campaigns.
mechanisms and stress field; Seismic imaging Start, duration: 01.01.2010, 3 years
of fluid injection; Identification and analysis of Salary: EG 13 TVöD
high-slip patches at the North Anatolian Fault. Working hours: 19,5h/week
For more information contact: PD Dr. Marco Bohnhoff (phone +493312881327, email
firstname.lastname@example.org). The GFZ strives to increase the percentage of female employees in
the field of science we encourage applications from female candidates. There is a kindergarten
service available. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal
qualifications. Evaluation will begin after the announcement of the position and continue until the
position is filled.