[unav_all] Ph.D. Opportunity in Tectonic Geodesy at Purdue University

Elliott, Julie L julieelliott at purdue.edu
Tue Dec 5 10:44:21 MST 2017

Ph.D. Opportunity in Tectonic Geodesy at Purdue University

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 and model 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 slip and fault coupling 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.  The student will also have the opportunity to do an internship with the National Park Service in Alaska.

Applicants should have a 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.  Visit http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for general information about the application process.  Contact Dr. Julie Elliott (julieelliott at purdue.edu<mailto:julieelliott at purdue.edu>) with questions about the project or to schedule a time to meet in person at AGU in New Orleans.

Applications received by January 2, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

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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