International Master of Research
Employer: Institut de Physique du Globe Paris (IPGP)
2 Apr 2012
Closing Date: 04/15/2012
The Institute of Earth Physics of Paris is a research and educational institution Its mission is to achieve research and provide education in the fields of geosciences but the institute is also in charge of monitoring the natural phenomena. The institute conducts research in all the fields of studies of the solid Earth (geophysics, geochemistry, and quantitative geology) by combining observations on land and at sea, from laboratory analysis to the construction of conceptual, analogical and numerical models.
Current developments direct towards new and promising fields such as terrestrial materials under extreme conditions, the primitive Earth and its first billion years, the interfaces between solid ground and fluid envelopes, the interactions between Earth and life sciences.
Applications are invited for the International Master of Research course in Exploration Geophysics at Institut de Physique du Globe Paris (IPGP) and Ecole des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) The IPGP, one of leading Earth Science Institutes in the world, and the Mines Paristech, one of the top French Engineering Schools, have decided to jointly start an International Master of Research in Exploration Geophysics at advanced level.
The new Master’s course is for one year, from September to June, and is set up at the second year of the European Master level. It will consist of the courses taught in the Fall Term, between September and December, and six months of research, January-June. Courses will be in several disciplines of exploration geophysics, such as advanced seismic and EM methods. Each course will consist of strong theoretical training with examples drawn from industry-related problems. The students will receive on-hand training in field experiments and data analysis. Creative thinking and complex problem solving will be the main focus of the teaching. The research project will be carried out at IPGP and partner institutions as well as in industry. Each student will receive a fellowship.
The objective of this Master course is to train top-level exploration geophysicists, who will go-on to carry out research either in academia (Ph.D.) or in industry. Several Ph.D. Fellowships will be available for the graduating students.
The courses will be taught by internationally renowned scientists who are actively engaged in research from IPGP, Mines ParisTech, TOTAL, Shell, CGGVeritas and Schlumberger,.
Send a CV with a letter of application to Ms Marie Dominique Rocheron (rocheron [at] ipgp [dot] fr
Tel:+33 1 83957779)
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
1 rue Jussieu
Please request two referees to send recommendation letters directly to the above address. Deadline for application is April 15, 2012 for International students and June 15 for French students.
For more information: Contact Professor Satish Singh (singh [at] ipgp [dot] fr)
Tel: +33 1 83957658
or Professor Hervé Chauris (herve.chauris [at] mines-paristech [dot] fr
Tel: +33 1 64 69 49 13)
NOTES: 10 openings
Additional Salary Information: 1000€ per month during 10 months
Requirements Minimum four years of undergraduate/master’s degree either in mathematics/physics/geophysics, or engineering with a strong interest in computing and fluency in English.