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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Seismology or Geomechanics, Department of Geoscience

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Job ID: 12703

Updated: July 20, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Seismology or Geomechanics         
Duration: Two years          
Start Date: no later than November 1, 2017 
Annual Stipend: $45,000

The Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out seismological research focused on observation and modelling of induced seismicity from brine disposal in Western Canada.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out numerical simulation of pressure diffusion/advection in a poroelastic medium integrated with seismicity data. This project will be a collaboration with an industry service provider, in which new broadband seismograph stations will be co-located with existing injection sites where pristine, deeper disposal formations are being introduced.

Publication of peer-reviewed papers in high-impact scientific journals is an expectation of this position.


The successful candidate will have a PhD with related research experience and demonstrated research excellence.

Application details: 

Requests for information and applications should be sent by email to Professor David Eaton at Applications should comprise a single-page cover letter, two-page curriculum vitæ, single-page statement of major research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three referees. Consideration of applications will commence on June 1, 2017. The successful applicant will commence the Postdoctoral Fellowship no later than November, 2017 but preferably sooner. Note that the Postdoctoral Fellow can be appointed at any time (even before the application deadline), so early application is encouraged.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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