About the Project
In particular, the student will investigate the seismicity and earth structure by acquiring and analysing new broadband seismic data both from OBS and land seismometers. The project includes sea going expeditions in the Red Sea and extensive fieldwork in the country. The student is also expected to contribute to the analysis of existing geophysical datasets (e.g., reflection seismology profiles, gravimetry) and to take initiative in the development of the project. Attendance of international conferences and research collaborations, including short visits, with researchers in Germany, Italy, and the UK will be part of the student experience.
Applicants should have an MSc degree in geophysics, physics, geology, or related fields. A minimum GPA of 3.2 (or equivalent) is required, as well as fluency in English and availability to participate in fieldwork in challenging environments. Programming/numerical skills are desirable; good interpersonal skills and the willingness to work in a multicultural team are expected. Women are particularly welcome to apply.
The CES and CDI research groups are parts of the Earth Science & Engineering program at KAUST, which is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities and opportunities to explore and grow academically. The university attracts top international scientists and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research in a wide range of scientific fields and technological applications.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Laura Parisi ([Email Address Removed]). Prof. Sigurjón Jónsson ([Email Address Removed]) and Prof. Martin Mai ([Email Address Removed]) can also be contacted for general questions about the project and admission at KAUST. The formal application process is handled via an online platform. Admitted students receive a stipend, free housing, and free health care. The position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible, but expected by August 2020. Paid pre-doctoral internships are available for preliminary data processing.
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