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PhD candidates: Virtual seismology for imaging and monitoring the earth's subsurface

We have two open positions for PhD candidates in the Virtual Seismology programme of the Applied Geophysics group. Virtual Seismology is a data-driven method …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We have two open positions for PhD candidates in the Virtual Seismology programme of the Applied Geophysics group. Virtual Seismology is a data-driven method to create virtual seismic sources and receivers in the subsurface to accurately image and monitor processes in the subsurface, such as the flow of ground water in aquifers, the storage of waste products (CO2), the extraction of geothermal energy, the production of hydrocarbons and the effects of induced seismicity. It is based on the Marchenko method, an advanced wave-theory-based seismic processing method, pioneered by the Applied Geophysics group (homepage.tudelft.nl/t4n4v/BeyondInterferometry/index3.htm).

Position 1 Time-lapse monitoring with virtual seismology: In this project you will develop time-lapse Virtual Seismology and apply this for imaging and monitoring of subsurface fluid-flow processes. The challenges for this project are creating highly repeatable virtual sources and receivers, and integrating the method with full waveform inversion. You will cooperate with experts on the physics of fluid flow, both from academia and industry. You will evaluate your method on time-lapse field data, provided by our partners at research institutes and the geophysical industry.

Position 2: Imaging with virtual seismology, using multiple reflections. In this project you will develop Virtual Seismology methodology which uses information in the multiples (instead of removing them) and apply this for imaging of complex structures in the subsurface. The challenges for this project are the model-independent infill of illumination gaps by multiples and investigating how to make optimum use of multi-component data. You will cooperate with experts on seismic imaging, both from academia and industry. You will evaluate your method on field data, provided by our partners at research institutes and the geophysical industry.

Functie-eisen

We seek candidates with an MSc degree in (preferably) geoscience and with proven excellence in physical and mathematical thinking. Moreover, the candidates should be good communicators, have broad interests and learn quickly. The candidates should also possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English.

Conditions

TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

Additional information

For more information about these positions, please contact Prof Kees Wapenaar, e-mail: C.P.A.Wapenaar@tudelft.nl. Please e-mail your application in one single pdf entitled Lastname_ CITG18.28.pdf by 15 June 2018 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl. The application should include: a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, summary of academic record or research experience, abstract of your MSc thesis (1 page), list of any publications, grades list, proof of English language proficiency and names of three references. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG18.28.