Post-Doctoral Fellow – Department of Geophysics

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

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Department of Geophysics

The Opportunity:

The Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include development and application of machine learning techniques for applications to subsurface monitoring, especially related to CO2 sequestration. All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework.  

The candidate will be working with domain-knowledge experts to incorporate theory into the machine learning engine and will also be aided by other faculty in machine learning. The candidate is also expected to work independently and to collaborate on projects within Colorado requiring initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, and respect for project deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related discipline. The candidate should have
  • Strong mathematical/numerical skills with extensive experience in machine learning topics.
  • Excellent programming skills in Python or equivalent languages are required. 
Terms of Employment: The successful candidate will be offered an 18-month full-time post-doc position. The position involves a competitive salary package with associated benefits. The start date is negotiable, starting as soon as 1 May 2020.
How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veterans status).

All applications must include:

  • a cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • copies of the diplomas/university certificates; and
  • a list of three people would could provide references that may support the candidate’s application.
For full consideration, please submit your application by 10 April 2020.  Please send any questions to Dr. Jyoti Behura (
Total Rewards: 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:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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