[unav_all] USGS Mendenhall Post-doc Opportunity

Gomberg, Joan gomberg at usgs.gov
Tue Jan 13 16:24:56 MST 2015


USGS Mendenhall Post-doc Opportunity


THE HIGH-RATE REVOLUTION: STUDYING TECTONIC DEFORMATION AT PREVIOUSLY
INACCESSIBLE TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL SCALES.


We seek a postdoctoral Fellow to study fault slip processes using new types
of instrumentation and methods of analysis that measure ground deformation
on time scales rarely sampled previously, from fractions of a second to
hours.  In particular, strainmeters, GPS receivers, tiltmeters, and
pressure sensors record with sampling rates as high as 20 Hz or more and
have increased the dynamic range of measureable deformation by orders of
magnitude, so that we can address key questions about how earthquakes and
aseismic slip scale over the full spectrum of source sizes. Specific
project topics may relate to earthquake source process studies, transient
aseismic slip, as well as studies to better understanding of the
measurements themselves.


The Duty Station is the USGS’s Seattle field office, located at the
University of Washington in the Earth and Space Sciences Department.
Applicants
must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, preferably with some expertise
in geodesy and tectonics.  Research Advisors include Joan Gomberg (USGS
Earthquake Hazards Program, Seattle WA); Evelyn Roeloffs ((USGS Earthquake
Hazards Program, Vancouver WA); David Schmidt (University of Washington);
Jeff McGuire (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute).  Contact Joan Gomberg at
gomberg at usgs.gov or 206-616-5581 for more information about this
project.  For program information see http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/.
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