Post Doctoral position in Marine Geophysics | INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS


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  Post Doctoral position in Marine Geophysics

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris has an opening for a post-doctoral position to carry out research in marine geophysics, initially for two year with a possibiliy of extension up to 3 years. The project is funded by the European Research Council to acquire ultra-deep seismic reflection and refraction data accross the Atlantic Ocean, starting from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to the African Continental margin, over the oceanic lithosphere of zero age up to 75 Ma. The scientific objective of the experiment is to characterise the nature of the oceanic lithosphere down to the base of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB), and develop a model of the evolution of oceanic lithosphere as it cools away from the ridge axis.


In 2015, ultra-deep seismic reflection data (30 s record length) using a 12 km multi-component streamer were acquired over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge extending up to 75 Ma and also crossing the great equatorial fracture zones (Chain, Romanche and St Paul) in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017 and 2018, we plan to acquire coincidence ultro-deep ocean bottom refraction data along the flow line and across fracture zones, respectively.


The post-doctoral fellow will take a leading role in acquisition, processing and interpretation of these data and integration with other geophysical and petrological results and carryout numerical modelling. He/she is also expected to take an active role in the supervision of PhD and Master students working on the project.


The candidate should have completed a PhD degree in geophysics with experience in analyses of reflection and/or refraction data and interested in marine geophysical data acquisition and processing to address fundamental scientific problems.


Application Procedure:
Send a CV with a letter of application to Ms Marie Dominique Rocheron (, Tel:+33 1 83957779), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 1 rue Jussieu, 75238 Paris France.
Please request two referees to send recommendation letters directly to the above address. Deadline for application is June 30, 2017.


For more information on the research project contact Professor Satish Singh (, Tel: +33 1 83957658.



Date de publication : 
15 Mars 2017