We are very happy to announce the start of a new EU Innovative Training Network in Seismology.

Within the SPIN „Monitoring a Restless Earth” Innovative Training Network, we are currently recruiting 15 highly motivated PhD students, or “Early-Stage Researchers” (ESRs). SPIN is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). 

SPIN will train 15 PhD candidates in emerging measurement technologies in seismology such as DAS, large N arrays and rotational sensors. We will develop survey designs that optimise this novel technology to improve the monitoring of geohazards. Using models for the complex response of Earth materials to stress,  and the field observations from novel sensor types, we aim to detect and exploit time-dependent material changes to improve forecasting of real emerging natural hazards.

SPIN brings together a network of excellent research departments, industrial partners, observatories and governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral network will enable the PhD candidates to gain international expertise at excellent research institutions, with a meaningful exposure of each candidate to other disciplines and sectors.

PhD Positions are available at the following institutes:
– University of Hamburg (D)
– LMU Munich (D)
– University of Edinburgh (UK)
– ETH Zurich (CH)
– ISTerre Grenoble (F)
– Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (F)
– GFZ Potsdam (D)
– Dublin Institute for Advances Studies (IE)
– British Geological Survey (UK)


The positions will have staggered starting dates between April-October 2021 for a duration of 3 years.


For more information on the SPIN project, on application procedures, as well as full descriptions of each PhD position, please refer to the SPIN website.

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15 PhD positions – SPIN Project – „Monitoring a Restless Earth“