Researcher position in Geophysics with focus on reflection seismic methods

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 30 May 2022

Published: 2022-05-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden"s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 280 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; (NRHU); petrology, mineralogy and tectonics (MPT); paleobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge.

The geophysics program of the Department of Earth Sciences is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical instruments and methods for deep mineral exploration, geological storage of CO2, and development of electromagnetic instruments and methods for near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 1000-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. The program also runs the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN), consisting of about 70 permanent broadband stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive field studies. Further information about the program and the department can be found at .

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The researcher will conduct research within various national and international projects. A major component of the project involves active-source data acquisition and imaging at our energy storage sites. The researcher will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries and expected to also contribute to other external research projects within the program.

We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research who has a PhD degree in geophysics. The candidate should have experience and knowledge on reflection data imaging (active or noise interferometry), Matlab (or any equivalent), Seismic Unix, and shell scripting. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required.

In your application include your CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your PhD thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much your experience fits the position.

Additional qualifications
Well-organized multi-tasking, responsible to promote project activities through high-quality publications, open-minded and team player with good social skills. The project includes field works and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field collecting data; a driving license is an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date August 1st 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail:

Please submit your application by 30 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1867.

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1867

Last application date: 2022-05-30

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