Rheological timescales, from geodynamics to the seismic cycle

PhD position in numerical modelling of seismic cycles in subduction zones

Main host institution: ETH Zürich
Secondement Institutions: UPMC, CNRS, GFZ

The Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich seeks to appoint a PhD student in numerical modelling of seismic cycles in subduction zones. The successful applicant will join the multi-disciplinary Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group (GFD) and work in close collaboration with Prof. Taras Gerya and Dr. Luis Dalguer.

The candidate will further develop and apply a new generation of two- and three-dimensional seismo-thermo-hydro-mechanical geodynamic codes available at GFD for the modeling of spontaneous seismic rupture processes in subduction zones.
Candidates must hold an MSc in Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Physics or a related discipline. Experience in geodynamics, earthquake rupture dynamic, numerical modelling and programming languages is highly advantageous

ETHZ is situated in the heart of down town Zurich. Zurich is an extremely livable city and has one of the highest qualities of life in the world. The salary offered is very competitive and in accordance with EU standards and the cost of living in Switzerland. The candidate will collaborate will additionally collaborate with researchers at the secondement institutions.

For further information, please contact Prof. Taras Gerya (taras.gerya@erdw.ethz.ch) or Dr. Luis A. Dalguer (dalguer@sed.ethz.ch)

Starting date is expected between January and May 2014.
Deadline for application is 13th November 2013.