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Post-Doctoral Fellow – Full-Waveform Ground-Penetrating Radar Modeling and Inversion

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Global Initiatives

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Full-Waveform Ground-Penetrating Radar Modeling and Inversion
The Opportunity

The Environmental and Cold Regions Geophysics Research Group, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on 3D full-waveform modeling and inversion of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data as part of US Department of Energy and NASA funded research. Projects will include modeling for GPR hardware optimization in infrastructure applications, full-waveform and multi-physics inversion, and field data acquisition of GPR data in an Arctic environment. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will involve both numerical and field acquisition developments as well as application of them to practical imaging problems. The position is available immediately for one year with a potential extension of two more years upon satisfactory progress. 

Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree in geophysics, physics, electrical engineering, computational sciences, applied mathematics or related fields.

Experience in numerical methods, 3D numerical full-waveform modeling.

Experience with ground-penetrating radar data acquisition, processing and inversion.

Excellent communicational (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills for collaborative work.

Preferred Qualifications

Full-waveform inversion (applications and/or theoretical and technical developments).

Python and/or Matlab

Experience in high-performance computing

Experience with GPRMAX or any other similar 3D electromagnetic wave propagation solvers.

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. 
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, veterans 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.

Pay Range

$50,000 - $63,000

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.

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.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter stating your background and research interests, a full CV including the publication list, and the contact information of two or three referees. 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. John Bradford (

Background Investigation Required


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.

Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.


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