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The Chair of Tectonic Geodesy at the Faculty of Geosciences is looking for a 

Earthquake Data Scientist (m,f,x) for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Tectonic Geodesy working group at RUB is conducting earthquake research with a data science approach. We are using terrabytes of GNSS, laboratory, and seismological data, modern machine learning optimization approaches, and high performance computing to accelerate discoveries of earthquake phenomena.

Tectonic Geodesy is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m,f,x) to perform earthquake-related research using advanced machine learning approaches.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.10.2024
application deadline: 22.07.2024

Your tasks:

  • Carrying out earthquake research with geodetic or seismic data with a focus on the application of modern machine learning techniques to these data.
  • Co-developing and co-teaching an MSc. Level course on machine learning.
  • 4 hours per week of teaching-related duties.

Your profile:

  • A PhD (or scheduled to complete a PhD within the next 6 months) in geophysics, data science, or related field
  • Publication record in peer-reviewed, internationally recognized journals
  • International research experience (collaborations, research stays, international conferences)
  • Experience applying machine learning algorithms to geophysical data

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • Team-orientated cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • A modern, well-equipped workplace
  • An open working atmosphere

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TV-L at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Jonathan Bedford, Phone: +49234 32 23252
Petra Dueckershoff, Phone: +49234 32 24503

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3396 until 22/07/2024, send by e-mail to the following address: jonathan.bedford@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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