Post-Doctoral Fellow - Seismology

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Geophysics

Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Seismology

Job Description:

Global & Computational Seismology group at the Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a recently funded AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) project on constructing high-resolution seismic models of the Middle East region. The project aims to combine waveforms with arrival times in adjoint inversions based on 3D wave simulations to improve data coverage in the study area. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Université Côte d’Azur and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The position is initially for one year with a possibility of extension to a second year upon a satisfactory progress.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidates must have a PhD degree in seismology, geophysics, applied mathematics or related fields.
  • Experience in numerical methods, large-scale HPC simulations, seismic data (earthquake waveforms and ISC data) & processing and seismic imaging is preferable.
  • The successful candidate is also expected to have good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills for collaborative work.

Department Description:

 The Geophysics Department has 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 110 undergraduate students, and over 70 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering.  With USGS offices located on, and near to, campus and several world-class government and private research institutions close by, Mines provides many opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaborations.  More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at and

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter stating your background and research interests, full CV including the publication list and the contact information of three references.

The position is available immediately. Application reviews will be on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Questions and requests for further information about the position can be emailed to Prof. Ebru Bozdag (



Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

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