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PhD Positions on the IMPROVE Initiative.

Two PhD positions are now available as part of the IMPROVE (Innovative Multi-disciplinary European Research training network on VolcanoEs) initiative. All positions are for a length of 36 months, with EU standard salary for MSCA-ETN fellowships. The anticipated start date is March 2022. Candidates must meet the following requisites: 1.Be of any nationality, but not having resided or carried out their main activity (job, studies, …) in the country of appointment for more than 1 year in the past 3 years. 2.Be within 4 years from the degree that in their country, or in the country of appointment, gives access to a PhD. 3.Not having completed a PhD. Current PhD students can apply. For further information on the project and positions, please see the IMPROVE website: http://www.improve-etn.eu/index.php/2021/06/22/15-early-stage-researcher-positions-available/

ESR position 7 

Time lapse virtual & earthquake source seismic imagery at Krafla Superviser: Chris Bean •to explore current limits and potential of seismic exploration techniques, including seismic reflections from natural and industrial seismic noise and earthquake sources, through comparison with unique knowledge of chamber roof location from drilling; •to use new techniques to extract body waves from noise correlation seismograms; •to deploy state-of-the-art borehole seismometers as a complement to the surface seismic network, and test additional technological developments of high temperature and corrosion resistant seismic sensors (in cooperation with GSL). 

ESR position 8 

Exploring deformation processes at Etna through analogue modelling – nearfield and dynamic seismic wave analysis Superviser: Chris Bean •to use near field analysis methods to search for static deformations in output data from laboratory experiments; •to apply coda wave interferometry to look for seismic signatures associated with known deformation in analogues models; •to relate sub-surface processes to surface changes, focusing on frequencies within the transitional window between conventional ground deformation and seismic investigations. 

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Closing Date: 17 December 2021

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