[unav_all] Postdoctoral Positions in Seismology, Geodesy, and Geodynamics of the Yellowstone Hotspot at the University of Utah.

Bob Smith robert.b.smith at utah.edu
Fri Nov 6 11:27:09 MST 2009

Postdoctoral Positions in Seismology, Geodesy, and Geodynamics of the 
Yellowstone Hotspot at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral 
Fellows in seismology, geodesy (GPS, InSAR, etc.) focused on 
understanding the geodynamics of the Yellowstone hotspot. We are 
especially interested in scientists to conduct research on this active 
volcanic-tectonic system including earthquake sources, wave propagation 
and tomography studies; processing and modeling of GPS and borehole 
strainmeter data; geodynamics of the crust and mantle magma systems; 
synthesis and joint modeling of seismic and geodetic data, etc. A rich 
source of information is available from the University of Utah and 
EarthScope Yellowstone seismic and GPS networks including a 31-station 
seismograph network and new borehole strainmeters and down-hole 
seismographs (see www.uusatrg.utah.edu, www.seis.utah.edu and 
pboweb.unavco.org). An upgrade of the Yellowstone seismic network to 
full broadband and accelerometer network coverage will begin in 2010 
from USGS Stimulus funds. Interaction with students and faculty of the 
University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics and the 
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory is expected. The associates will be 
expected to participate in earthquake and volcano response and 
interpretation activities. Computing experience with the Linux/Unix 
operating system is essential. The expected starting salary is 
competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. Applicants must 
have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or closely related field. Appointments will 
be for one-year with continuation based upon performance and on funding. 
Applicants should email Robert B. Smith, (robert.b.smith at utah.edu): 1) a 
letter of application including a statement of how the applicant is 
qualified to participate in one or more of the above specific research 
areas, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and email addresses of three 
persons who can provide recommendations for the candidate. The 
University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, 
encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides 
reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and 
employees. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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