Thread: Postdoc Position at University of Washington in GNSS-based Tsunami Early Warning

Started: 2019-04-21 22:04:17
Last activity: 2019-04-21 22:04:17
Institution: University of Washington
Open Until: 2019-05-15

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (job class code 0148) to address tsunami early warning.

The individual will join a NASA-funded interdisciplinary team that is working on adding GNSS-based algorithms into operational tsunami early warning systems. The researcher will spend at least 50% of their time on early warning activities; the remaining time can be used to explore new collaborations with UW researchers. We are particularly looking for individuals who are familiar with real-time seismology, GNSS geodesy, earthquake source modeling, crustal deformation, or tsunami modeling. Additional relevant skillsets and expertise include, but are not limited to, real-time high-rate GNSS, strong-motion seismology, rupture mechanics, waveform modeling, tsunamigenic earthquakes, visualization, and scientific programming. The position will be affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network ( and the department of Earth and Space Sciences ( A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in geophysics or related field is required at the time of appointment. While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington and PNSN promote diversity and inclusivity among our faculty and staff, and seek candidates who are able to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

This is a 12-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment, renewable for a second year, subject to approval, satisfactory performance, and availability of funding. The position offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. The start date of the position is flexible; summer to fall 2019 is preferred. Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2019.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see

Application instructions:

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement which should include a summary of research interests, accomplishments, training and skills, and career objectives, and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references. Applicants must provide proof of the PhD conferral and be within 6 years of receipt of the PhD.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Michelle Barr, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 206-685-2470, or essasst<at> Applications received prior to May 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Brendan Crowell, Research Geodesist, at crowellb<at> Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Brendan Crowell (crowellb<at> or Prof. Paul Bodin, PNSN Network Manager (bodin<at> More information on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network can be found at

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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