One 4-year PostDoc Position in Seismology LMU Munich

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geophysics Section) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, is seeking applications from enthusiastic young researchers for a 4-year postdoctoral position funded by the state of Bavaria. The project entitled “Reservoir Modell Molasse Basin: Induced/Triggered Seismicity” joins research groups from LMU and the Technical University Munich and aims at developing concepts for establishing a larger scale geothermal reservoir model for the Bavarian Molasse basin. The advertised postdoctoral position concerns the seismological part of the project. The aim is to couple quasi static T(hermal)H(ydrological)M(echanical) modeling with high-end seismic wavefield simulation strategies (dynamic rupture) to develop a digital twin of the geothermal reservoir seismicity. Beside these direct simulations the to be developed “adaptive traffic light system” to be developed needs to be coupled with physics based catalogue models (e.g., rate-state or time dependent Coulomb failure) and real time monitoring systems probably through a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) or other machine learning methods. An additional task within the reservoir model consists in the computation of realistic PGV scenarios using surrogate models and or other AI methods (e.g., GANs) for evaluating the risk of damage caused by induced/triggered earthquakes. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Earth or related sciences. Ideally the candidate has experience with one of the current wavefield simulation and multi-physics modeling codes (e.g., specfem, seissol, salvus, moose, or else) and preferably some experience with ML/AI methods. The Department has a powerful Linux-cluster (partly equipped with gpus) and access to local supercomputer facilities ( More information can be found at Complete applications must include a statement of research interests (one page), CV, publication list, and names and addresses of at least two referees. Deadline for applications is April 10, 2024. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Joachim Wassermann, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Theresienstrasse 41, 80333 Munich, Germany, e-mail: