Thread: Fully funded PhD position in glacial geophysics (active-source seismology) at Temple University

Started: 2021-12-03 17:04:33
Last activity: 2021-12-03 17:04:33
We seek a PhD student for a fully funded position in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University, starting in Fall 2022. The student will work on an NSF-funded project for establishing a method to derive the subglacial effective pressure from reflection-seismic data and map its spatial/temporal variability under West Antarctic ice streams ( This is a collaborative project with a group at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Dr. Luke Zoet, who will conduct lab experiments. The student will lead the Temple University contribution to apply the lab results to field data. The student will also work on improving the characterization of subglacial topography and ice-bed interface conditions using seismic waveform-inversion techniques.

An ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in geophysics or related field and be proficient in scientific computing using Python or Matlab. However, an outstanding candidate with an undergraduate degree in geoscience, physics or applied math will also be considered. Previous experience in seismology (active or passive source) is desired but not required.

The student will be fully funded for four years with combined RA through the NSF-funded project and TA support provided by the department. Information on our graduate program can be found here:

Application deadline for this position is January 15, 2022. But for priority considerations, please email your CV and a statement of interest to amuto(at) as soon as possible.

Atsuhiro Muto (he/him/his)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science,
College of Science and Technology,
Temple University
1901 North 13th Street, 317B Beury Hall,
Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Phone: +1-215-204-3699
Email: amuto<at>

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