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Laboratory of Geodesy
and Geodetic Applications
Laboratory of Geodesy and Geodetic Applications
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Patras University, Patras 26504
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PhD position in Geodesy and Global Earth Deformation at ENS Paris, France

The department of Geosciences at the Ecole Normale Superieure, France, and the University of Luxembourg are seeking a highly motivated student to work on a project cofunded by CNES (French Space Agency) and Luxembourg University aimed at improving our understanding of the response of the Earth to seasonal loads (among which continental water and atmospheric pressure).
The student will compare GNSS observations to predictions from global Earth models of deformation under loads derived from GRACE data. He/she will develop new approaches to improve the Earth model so as to best match vertical and horizontal geodetic observations. He/she will investigate the physics that control eventual deviations from a purely elastic Earth.
Successful candidates must have a strong background in geophysics and/or physics, and a solid background in computing. They must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities.
Applicants should send a vitae, a motivation statement, and a list of 3 references to Eric Calais (, Luce Fleitout (, and Tonie van Dam (