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  Postdoctoral position(s) in marine geophysics

The Institut de physique du globe de Paris has an opening for 1-2 postdoctoral positions to carry out research in marine geophysics, initially for 1.5 years 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, an 1100 km long coincident refraction data using 71 ocean bottom seismometer were acquired along the flow line, and in 2018 another refraction data will be acquired across fracture zones.


The postdoctoral fellow will take an active role in acquisition, processing and interpretation of these unique data and integration with other geophysical and petrological results and carryout numerical modelling.


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:

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 February 28, 2018.


For more information on the research project, contact:

Professor Satish Singh:, Tel: +33 1 83957658

Date de publication : 
12 Janvier 2018