[unav_all] Graduate Student Opportunities in Geodesy

Elliott, Julie L julieelliott at purdue.edu
Mon Nov 28 12:16:37 MST 2016

Multiple graduate student opportunities in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University
A Masters student is sought to work on a project that aims to characterize the seismotectonics of the northern Malawi (Nyasa) segment of the East African Rift.  The student will analyze GPS data from sites in eastern Africa to determine present-day deformation patterns and use these results to constrain models of fault slip and regional tectonic motion.  The student will have the opportunity to collaborate with other scientists on the project who are working on InSAR, active and passive seismic experiments, and magnetotellurics.
A Ph.D. student is sought for an Earthscope-funded project that will investigate fault slip behavior and fault geometries along the easternmost Alaska subduction zone.  The student will analyze GPS data from new and existing GPS sites in southern Alaska in an effort to improve constraints on the geometry of the eastern end of the subducting slab, evaluate how locking varies along the subduction interface, determine how strain is partitioned between the subduction zone and faults in the upper plate, and look for possible episodes of transient slip along the subduction interface.  This project will involve multiple seasons of fieldwork in Alaska.
Applicants should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in geophysics, geology, physics, math, computer science, or a closely related field.  Applicants with prior experience in programming (MATLAB, Python) or geodesy are particularly encouraged to apply.  For further information, contact Julie Elliott (julieelliott at purdue.edu<mailto:julieelliott at purdue.edu>) and visit http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for details about the application process.
The application deadline is January 2.

Julie Elliott
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
550 Stadium Mall Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
julieelliott at purdue.edu<mailto:julieelliott at purdue.edu>

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