We are recruiting a researcher to work primarily in the EPOS project related
to developing research infrastructure to archive and access geoscientific
data. You will also be involved in other projects as well teaching Exploration
geophysics courses. Take the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary,
dynamic, international research environment in close collaboration with
industry and leading universities worldwide!
Exploration geophysics is a subject based on the laws and methods of
physics, which in combination with geological information can be used to
locate natural resources such as mineral deposits, hydrocarbon and water. The
focus of research is on the development of geophysical methods for exploration
of mineral deposits.
The pan-European European Plate Observing System (EPOS) distributed
e-infrastructure is a long-term sustainable solution for the collection,
securing, dissemination and analysis of data related to the solid Earth and
the processes forming the solid Earth and surface. One of the core services of
the project is Geoelectromagnetic observations Thematic Core Service (TCS).
TCS Geoelectromanetic Observations is responsible for the provision of data
about the geomagnetic field between the Earth's core and space. The EMTDAMO
(the European Service of Magnetotluric Data and Models) service was
introduced for data that determine the electrical resistivity of the Earth's
subsurface by measuring the response on natural time variations of the Earth's
magnetic and electric fields. Luleå University of Technology is responsible
for EMTDAMO, which will collect data from various sources as the basis for new
and improved resistivity models of the Earth.
Within the EPOS project you will be working on archiving of EM data, which
involves development and management of databases. The big part of your working
time will be devoted to project and data management and communication with TCS
partners. The position responsibilities also include both field work (to
collect new data) and theoretical/development work as well as communicate
your results at national and international conferences and in scientific
journals. You will work primarily with electromagnetic data with focus on
magnetotelluric observations. 3D geophysical data modelling/inversion is also
important element of work duties, especially when being involved in other
projects run at Luleå University of Technology. You are expected to work on
our in-house development of modelling/inversion framework. In addition, you
will have the opportunity to develop your pedagogical skills in teaching as
well as co-supervise PhD students. As a researcher, you work as a neutral
party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in
challenging development projects.
You must have excellent academic credentials and completed PhD or
equivalent degree in geophysics, mathematics, physics, computer sciences or
other relevant subject. Experience in software development (Python, Matlab
and Web development in particular) and management of large data sets are
required. Good understanding of theory and numerical methods used in modelling
and inversion are important. You are expected to work in a team and are open
to collaborate with colleagues and external partners. Fluent written and
spoken English is required.
Employment is for 2 years with possibilities for prolongation. Teaching and
other department duties are included with max 50%. Position should start as
soon as suitable candidate is found.
For further information about the position, please contact Assoc. Professor
Maxim Smirnov, +46 920-49 3413, email@example.com
Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 920-49 1529
firstname.lastname@example.org, OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-49 1792 email@example.com
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Reference number: 1782-2022 Closing date for applications: July 31, 2022