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PhD Position in Glacier Applied Geophysics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group at the University of Lausanne has an opening for a PhD student. The PhD project, which is part of a recently funded grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation on advancing the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for alpine glaciological applications, will involve development of novel strategies for the acquisition and processing of 3D and 4D GPR data sets from alpine glaciers, with the aim of better imaging and understanding glacier internal structure and dynamics.

The PhD position is funded for four years and the starting date is April 1, 2020, or a slightly earlier or later date to be agreed upon. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative and computational skills, and will hold a Master’s degree in geophysics, physics, engineering, or a related quantitative discipline. Experience with seismic and/or GPR data processing and inversion, most notably with respect to code development, and some experience and/or strong interest in machine learning, are highly beneficial. Practical experience with organizing and carrying out measurements in alpine environments is also an asset.

To apply, please send by email (i) a cover letter clarifying your overall motivation for entering a PhD program; (ii) your curriculum vitae; (iii) transcripts of your grades from the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees; and (iv) the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references to Dr. James Irving, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (). The final deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 2019.

Funding Notes

Project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

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