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Research Scientist Position on Physics-based ground-motion modelling and seismic hazard evaluation

05.07.2017 - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam (Germany)

Section 2.6 "Seismic Hazard and Stress Field" of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam offers a Research Scientist Position on Physics-based ground-motion modelling and seismic hazard evaluation.

The assessment of seismic hazard for major cities is a key challenge and requires detailed investigation of the potential site-specific amplifications and near-field ground-shaking. The development of broadband waveform simulation methods and the exponential increase of ground-motion data provide new research opportunities to develop such site and fault-specific ground-motion models.

We are looking for an enthusiastic research scientist interested by the development of innovative physics-based ground-motion modelling and the scientific issues that need to be solved in order to integrate both physic-based simulations and empirical ground-motions models into site-specific seismic hazard studies (e.g. near-source effects, ground-motion variability, directivity effects, site effects, epistemic uncertainties).

The successful candidate will be part of a team dedicated to engi-neering seismology with a solid experience in ground-motion modelling and probabilistic seismic hazard assessment. Our key team project “Urban Fault Observatory” is the development of urban, fault and site-specific, probabilistic hazard assessment methods.

Application deadline: 23. July 2017

Further information and application details are given at: www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/career/job-offers.


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