2 year Postdoc in Seismology at the Icelandic Meteorological Office

A two-year postdoc position is available for application in the IRF (Icelandic Research Fund) project IS-TREMOR: Investigation of seismic tremor in Iceland. It is a three-year project that started last year. The project is managed by the Icelandic Meteorological Office in Reykjavík, the Royal Observatory of Belgium and the Université Libre de Bruxelles and includes partners from Uppsala University, ETH Zurich, the Earth Science Institute of Iceland and others.

The IS-TREMOR project aims to gain a holistic overview of seismic tremor recorded since 2015 in Iceland, which offers a unique opportunity of multiple sources of tremor, e.g. volcanic, glacial, and geothermal tremor. By novel strategies for automated tremor detection, location, and source-based classification, we wish to create an unprecedented registry of tremor events in Iceland.

The new Postdoc will investigate this seismic dataset, implement/develop new methodologies, among others using Machine Learning-based approaches. The projects website can be found here: http://is-noise.earth

• PhD in seismology (preferably), geophysics, or Machine Learning of geophysics-based data
• Research experience in the field, independent and original research.
• Experience of working with large datasets in Linux environment
• Good cooperative and social skills.

Values of the Icelandic Meteorological Office are knowledge, reliability, forward seeking and cooperation. Our hiring will reflect evaluation of these values.

The position is for two years, and the new Postdoc will be based in Reykjavík, Iceland with the possibility to work elsewhere. Deadline for the application is 1 May 2022.

Salary will be based on wage contract between the applicant labour union and Icelandic Government. Gross monthly salary is approximately 620.000 – 650.000 ISK (4.400 – 4.600 EUR). Tax and contribution to pension fund will be deducted from the salary. More information at later stage in the hiring process.

The new Postdoc is expected to start no later than December 2022, but can start sooner. Applicants should attach a detailed CV where education and past work experience is outlined, especially past research experience as well as a PhD certificate copy and a list of publications and include one recommendation letter. Please email to Kristín Jónsdóttir, kristinj@vedur.is.

For more information about the project, please contact: Kristín Jónsdóttir (kristinj@vedur.is), Thomas Lecocq (thomas.lecocq@seismology.be) and/or Corentin Caudron (corentin.caudron@ulb.be).