Dear colleagues,

Could I please ask you to post this advertisement up in your Department
and alert your colleagues and students to these two opportunities. You
can download an A4 page from:

Thank you,


**Post-Doctoral Fellowship and PhD Studentship in Carbon Sequestration
Research at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies*

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for a
2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a 4-year PhD studentship to
undertake carbon sequestration research within an exciting, new research
initiative -- *IRECCSEM *( *IRECCSEM *aims to develop,
through innovative research, an understanding of Ireland's (all-island)
carbon sequestration potential through integrated modelling of new and
existing geophysical and geological data, supported by the development
of new multivariate modelling and inversion software tools. The research
will be spearheaded by electromagnetic methods, principally

For the Fellowship we are seeking geophysicists experienced in either
(i) magnetotellurics or (ii) carbon sequestration research, and
preferably both, with skills in one or more of the following areas:
multivariate data analysis; numerical and inverse code development;
investigation and modelling of geophysical and petrophysical
relationships (particularly porosity/permeability); geophysical data
modelling. Extensive software programming knowledge and experience

For the studentship, we are seeking highly motivated, numerate
candidates with excellent academic records (minimum ECTS B grade,
Upper-second) from a wide range of backgrounds (geophysics, geology,
physics, applied mathematics and computational sciences).  Experience in
one or more of the following areas would be advantageous: geophysical
data modelling (particularly magnetotellurics and controlled source EM),
multivariate data analysis, and development of numerical inversion
codes. Previous experience in carbon sequestration research, although
beneficial, is not essential.
Proficiency in English is required. DIAS uses the same minimum criteria
as UCD, which can be found at:

Both posts require participation in IRECCSEM's extensive field data
acquisition programme over two Summers and provide for international
travel to major conferences and broad scientific collaboration.

The nominal start dates for the positions are September 1st 2013 for the
student, and April 1st 2014 for the Fellow, but these are negotiable.

*Application Process:*
Email the following information to*[log in to unmask]*:
(1) cover letter outlining your interest in the project (for PDF,
highlight relevant experience and accomplishments),
(2) complete CV (with copies of publications or manuscripts submitted),
(3) academic transcripts,
(4) contact details of minimum three referees, and
(5) for PhD non-English first language applicants only, certification of
English language proficiency,
with *IRECCSEM-PDF* or *IRECCSEM-PhD* in the subject line as appropriate.

The Fellowship will be paid on a two year, fixed-term contract starting
at EUR33,975 plus benefits, with an annual increment. The studentship
comes with a tax-free stipend of EUR18,000 plus fees for four years.

Applications received by *15 April 2013* will be considered first; the
positions will remain open until filled. For greater details and more
information, please view initially the *IRECCSEM *web site
(, and then contact Professor Alan G. Jones
([log in to unmask]).

Professor Alan G. Jones, MRIA

Senior Professor and Head of Geophysics
Director, Irish Geoscience Graduate Programme (IGGP)

School of Cosmic Physics
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Direct:    +353-1-653-5147 x224
Secretary: +353-1-653-5147 x200
Reception: +353-1-662-1333
Fax:       +353-1-443-0575
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