Thread: 1-2 post-doc positions at University of Utah

Started: 2021-10-11 08:44:05
Last activity: 2021-10-11 08:44:05
Keith Koper
2021-10-11 08:44:05
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS, invites
applications for a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research
Associate in Earthquake Seismology.
The successful applicant will work with UUSS faculty, staff, and students
on problems related to earthquake detection, location, and characterization
in the Intermountain West, including the Wasatch fault zone and the
Yellowstone volcanic region. UUSS has active projects related to enhanced
geothermal development, mining-induced seismicity, discrimination of
explosions from earthquakes, and machine learning-based methods applied to
generating seismic catalogs. While primary datasets are available from the
regional seismic networks operated by UUSS, supplemental data can be
generated using the University of Utah pool of ~200 three-component,
short-period (5 Hz) Nodal seismometers. The position has the possibility of
extension for additional years 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.
Reasonable expenses related to relocation will be reimbursed and
approximately $5,000 per year is available for non-personnel expenses such
as travel and professional development.

To apply, submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of
research interests, and contact information for three references at The position is available as
early as November 15, 2021, and a review of applications will begin
immediately. A Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required at the
time of appointment. Questions may be directed to UUSS Director Keith Koper
(keith.koper<at> or UUSS Associate Director Kris Pankow (

Keith D. Koper, PhD
Professor in Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
Director of Seismograph Stations
University of Utah
Editor-in-Chief of The Seismic Record

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