Thread: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Started: 2018-08-07 17:31:32
Last activity: 2018-08-07 17:31:32
Kris Pankow
2018-08-07 17:31:32
Institution: University of Utah
Open Until: 2018-12-31

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS, web invites applications for a one-year appointment as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earthquake Seismology.
The successful applicant will work with UUSS faculty, staff, and students on problems related to induced seismicity. UUSS has active projects related to enhanced geothermal development, mining induced seismicity, and discrimination of explosions from earthquakes. Potential research topics include (1) discrimination of tectonic earthquakes from induced earthquakes and non-earthquake sources, (2) estimation of full moment tensors for small-to-moderate seismic events, (3) estimation of fault parameters of micro-earthquakes, (4) detection and high-resolution multi-event relocation of induced seismic sequences. While primary datasets are available from regional seismic networks, in some cases supplemental data will be generated using the University of Utah pool of over 150 three-component, short-period (5 Hz) Nodal seismometers. In addition to research, the successful applicant will be expected to serve rotations as a UUSS duty seismologist (leading the initial UUSS response to events of interest), which will periodically require 24/7 availability via cell/pager. A Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The position is renewable for a second year pending acceptable progress and availability of funding. Opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and outreach will be made available for those interested in pursuing an academic track. To apply submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to the University of Utah employment webpage: The nominal start date is January 1, 2019, however the actual start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions may be directed to UUSS Director Keith Koper (koper<at> or UUSS Associate Director Kristine Pankow (pankow<at>

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