Thread: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Started: 2022-03-01 19:20:23
Last activity: 2022-03-01 19:20:23
Allan Rubin
2022-03-01 19:20:23
Institution: Princeton Univ
Open Until: 2022-04-01

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fault Slip

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is seeking a postdoctoral or more senior research associate interested in investigating faulting and frictional sliding via seismic observations, numerical simulations, and/or machine learning. Possible topics include the generation of tectonic tremor and slow slip, the transient frictional properties of granular gouge, or related topics of mutual interest. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility for renewal for an additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The appointment can start on or after 1 May 2022. The successful applicant will join a diverse and intellectually broad department, with opportunities for collaboration with scientists working in other areas of seismology and geophysics. Opportunities for mentoring graduate and undergraduate student researchers are also available.

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics or a related field, peer-reviewed publications, and enthusiasm and drive for independent and collaborative research. Strong candidates will also be creative and independent thinkers, and have effective oral and written communication skills.

Applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of relevant research experience and motivation/interest in the current position (2 pages maximum), and (4) contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references.
All application materials must be submitted online on the Princeton University Academic Hiring website at

Review of applications will begin 15 March 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be sent to Allan Rubin (arubin<at>

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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