[unav_all] JPL/Caltech Postdoc

susan owen owen at usc.edu
Fri Nov 25 15:38:26 MST 2005

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Solid Earth Research Group. 
We seek a motivated person with experience in 3D poroelastic/viscoelastic finite element modeling of earthquake and tectonic deformation processes. The position involves integrating time variable surface deformation observations from GPS and InSAR into fault and lithospheric models for earthquake/transient slip and stress interactions.

Dr. Paul Lundgren, Research Scientist, in JPL's Earth Sciences Section will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will be guided by the JPL advisor to ensure that the research work will result in publications in the open literature.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in geophysics, applied physics or engineering with a strong background in numerical continuum mechanics modeling. Experience in earthquake mechanics and/or lithospheric deformation modeling is highly desirable.

The appointment is contingent upon evidence of completion of a Ph.D. The annual starting salary for a recent Ph.D. is US$52,000 and can vary somewhat according to the applicant's qualifications.

Postdoctoral scholar positions are awarded for a one-year period. Appointments may be renewed in one-year increments for a maximum addition of two years. The appointments are expected to begin in early 2006.

Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with telephone numbers and postal and e-mail addresses) to Dr. Paul Lundgren, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 300-233 , 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 USA; Tel: +1-818-354-1795 or E-mail: paul.lundgren at jpl.nasa.gov

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2005.

Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


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