Post-Doctoral Fellow - Geophysics and the Colorado Geological Survey - InSAR & Ground Deformation Studies

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time, Research Faculty or Associate Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Geophysics

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Geophysics and the Colorado Geological Survey - InSAR & Ground Deformation Studies
Job Description:

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics and the Colorado Geological Survey invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in InSAR and ground deformation studies.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will consist in the processing and analysis of multi-temporal InSAR and ground-based data for monitoring of faults, landslides, rockfall and other natural and anthropogenic deformations in Colorado. The position may involve field work in mountainous areas of Colorado in difficult conditions. All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek an outstanding individual holding a PhD in geophysics or a related discipline. The candidate should have strong mathematical/numerical skills with extensive experience in the use of DInSAR, InSAR time series, numerical modelling, and/or inversion. Experience with other remote sensing techniques and/or integrating space-borne datasets with GNSS observation would be a plus. Excellent programming skills in Python, Matlab or equivalent languages are required. The candidate is expected to work independently and to collaborate on projects within Colorado requiring initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, and respect for project deadlines.

Terms of Employment: The successful candidate will be offered a 1 year full-time post-doc position, with possible extension. The position involves a competitive salary package with associated benefits. The start date is negotiable, starting as soon as 1 April 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 applications at the following website by 21 February 2020.  Please send any questions to Dr. Matthew Siegfried (

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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