Vacancy No. 1043/2019

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Seismology and Signal Processing

Job description

The DAMAST Phase I project is a multidisciplinary research project to quantify and reduce hazards and risks associated with sudden stress loading of water reservoirs due to heavy rain, landslide or seismicity. A multiparameter monitoring network focusing on seismicity, geodesy, dam structure and reservoir sedimentation will be installed. The integrated data analysis and interpretation will build the foundation for an operational risk mitigation procedure. This project focuses on the Enguri dam in Georgia. In the subproject seismology, we will be deploying a broadband seismic network in shallow boreholes (~20m), a deep seismic station at 300-400m depth in a dedicated well and a distributed acoustic sensor antenna deployed along the same well behind casing.

The candidate will lead in collaboration with the Geophysical Institute and the Institute of Applied Geosciences:

  • The installation and running of the standard seismological network;
  • the processing and interpretation of the acquired data together with other disciplines;
  • the development of processing and analysis procedures of the distributed acoustic sensor (DAS) installed along the dedicated monitoring well;
  • communicate and cooperate with the Georgian partners.
Personal qualification

The following qualifications are required seeking your consideration for this position.

  • A Ph.D. in geophysics or seismology
  • Experience in seismological data analysis including field experience
  • Fluent verbal and written English skills

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Geophysical Institute (GPI)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to three years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher, phone (+49) 721/608- 45223 or Prof. Dr. Andreas Rietbrock, phone (+49) 721/608- 44558.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1043/2019 .
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We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.