[unav_all] postdoctoral opportunity at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Michael P Poland mpoland at usgs.gov
Mon Sep 15 18:23:09 MDT 2008


Dear Colleagues,

Our apologies for duplicate postings of this announcement.

We would like to let you know about an exciting USGS Mendenhall 
Postdoctoral Opportunity that may be of interest to students or postdocs. 
The USGS, in collaboration with the University of Alabama, is seeking 
applicants to conduct postdoctoral research on the magma plumbing system 
of Kilauea volcano, which is currently experiencing an unprecedented 
eruptive episode involving vents at both its summit and east rift zone.

The goal of the project is the development and implementation of 
conceptually and physically realistic models of Kilauea's shallow magmatic 
system that build on existing knowledge of the volcano and that 
quantitatively predict the spatial and temporal patterns of recently 
observed volcanic activity, seismicity, and deformation.  We seek a 
researcher who will develop innovative models that take advantage of the 
vast archive of geophysical and geological data at Kilauea, and who will 
employ new cutting-edge data streams, for example, PS InSAR, high-rate 
GPS, gravity, or array seismology.

The Mendenhall program is an exceptional opportunity to conduct research 
with the USGS and includes full salary and project funding for two years 
(with a possible extension for two additional years).  If you are 
interested in more information about this project, please don?t hesitate 
to contact any one of the project supervisors (listed below), and visit 
both the Mendenhall Program website (http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/) as 
well as the website for this specific research opportunity 
(http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/2010/opps/opp31.html).

The application deadline for this opportunity is November 12, 2008.  The 
successful applicant will be expected to have completed their PhD and 
start work at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in late 2009 or early 2010.

Many thanks,

Mike Poland (mpoland at usgs.gov)
Paul Okubo (pokubo at usgs.gov)
Asta Miklius (asta at usgs.gov)
Jessica Murray-Moraleda (jrmurray at usgs.gov)
Tim Masterlark (tmasterlark at geo.ua.edu)
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