PhD Opportunity in Active Tectonics and Remote Sensing
One fully-funded PhD scholarship in active tectonics and remote sensing is available through a joint research initiative with Dr. Tim Stahl at the University of Canterbury and Dr. Kate Clark at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS). The successful applicant will join a research team utilising novel photogrammetric datasets and techniques, alongside field work, to research historical earthquake fault ruptures in a range of tectonic environments in New Zealand. Research topics include (1) developing techniques for processing historical aerial photographs into digital elevation data; (2) analysis of pre- and post-earthquake data for the purpose of assessing fault geometries, connectivity and kinematics; (3) modelling multi-fault ruptures using geologic and remotely sensed validation datasets, and exploring the implications of this research for seismic hazard analysis.
The ideal candidate will have strengths in active tectonics, paleoseismology, and/or geomorphology, and will have worked with remote sensing data. Field experience in active tectonics/geomorphology would be beneficial and experience in computational science, programming &/or numerical modelling is required. Masters degree or BS/BSc degree with significant research and work experience required. The PhD position will be based in Christchurch, New Zealand, at the University of Canterbury. There will be opportunities to undertake research visits to GNS Science, Lower Hutt. Applications will be accepted until 15 July 2019 or until the position is filled. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and cover letter. Candidates from under-represented and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.