Thread: Postdoctoral fellow in full waveform inversion (FWI)

Started: 2019-10-18 14:57:45
Last activity: 2019-10-18 14:57:45
Institution: Penn State University
Open Until: 2019-12-31

The Subsurface Imaging Project at Penn State Geosciences ( has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to develop Q full waveform inversion (Q-FWI) methodology and algorithms for estimating subsurface seismic velocity and attenuation properties. This project aims to develop 2D/3D Q-FWI codes, and applications to various research datasets, e.g., hydrocarbon exploration, critical zone science, and glacial ice exploration. The position will be in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University, with the opportunity to interact with sponsors.

Candidates must hold a PhD in geophysics or computational mathematics. You should have prior experience in the theory and design of full-waveform inversion techniques and their implementation on parallel computer architectures, can write scientific code for parallel computer systems in C/MPI. Candidates should have a great record of high-quality research contributions, including published reports, conference papers, and refereed journal papers.

This is a full time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance.

Qualified applicants should submit an e-mail application includes the following: a CV including a full list of publications, contact information for two references, one representative paper (and a statement of explain why you select this paper as the representative paper), and a one-page research statement (research plans during postdoc). Please submit your application to Dr. Tieyuan Zhu via tyzhu<at>

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by Dec 31, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. The position starts as soon as possible and by agreement.

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