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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Computational Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

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


Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Computational Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Pay Range:

Mines is offering a salary of $55,000 - $60,000.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The Opportunity:

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in computational environmental and engineering geophysics.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will consist of designing new theoretical and computational methods to integrate seismic, temperature, InSAR, and geotechnical cone penetration data for environmental and engineering geophysics applications.  Job responsibilities will include writing peer-reviewed journal articles and release of open-source software. The candidate is expected to work independently and collaboratively on projects requiring initiative, creativity, strong organizational skills, communication skills, ability to follow project deadlines, and ability to supportively collaborate with student researchers. All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework.

The position will be located in the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. We at Mines recognize that diversity is a crucial component to excellence in education and research, and strive to cultivate a community in which students, faculty, and staff with differing backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and needs are supported. We believe that a diverse community fosters energizing and enlightening debates, leads to deeper commitments, and results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes both within our institution and for the scientific community at-large.

The successful candidate will be offered a 18 month full-time post-doc position, with possible extension. The position involves a competitive salary package with associated benefits. The start date is negotiable, beginning as soon as January 1, 2022.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • We seek an individual holding a PhD in applied math, geophysics, physics, computer science, statistics or a related discipline.
  • The candidate should have background in most of the following areas: linear algebra, foundational probability and statistics, inverse problems, numerical partial differential equations, numerical optimization, and signal processing.

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Strong programming skills are expected, and experience with algorithm design for high performance computing, cloud computing or edge computing.
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. To learn more about Admissions visit,
Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Total Rewards: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and bleeding edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the following:

• a cover letter no more than 2 pages in length outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role;
• a current curriculum vitae;
• a list of three people with contact information who could provide references that may support the candidate’s application;
• unofficial transcript copies from PhD (final official transcript and diploma copy will be required before hiring).

For full consideration, please submit your application by August 30, 2021. Application review will begin on August 31, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Please send any questions to Dr. Eileen Martin (
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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