[unav_all] Fellowship opportunity posting

Gomberg, Joan gomberg at usgs.gov
Wed Nov 14 11:54:23 MST 2018


Is it possible to have the following announcement sent to the UNAVCO
community via the UNAVCO email listserv? If so, please let me know if you
require additional information.


Thank you.

Joan Gomberg




USGS Mendenhall Post-doctoral Fellowship to study “Earthquake-related
land-level changes and their cascading consequences in Cascadia and
elsewhere”.



Within seconds to minutes, megathrust earthquakes may cause land-level
changes along hundreds of kilometers of coastline and inundation equivalent
to hundreds of years of sea level rise. These perturbed coastal lands will
continue to evolve over many decades, while adjusting to coseismic slip,
secondary faulting, shallow material responses, and mantle processes. The
plate convergence and interface locking that lead to megathrust earthquakes
also cause slowly evolving surface uplift and subsidence.  These
often-overlooked land-level changes will affect tidal and tsunami runup,
stream and river gradients, surface and groundwater drainage, flooding
potential, coastal ecosystems, sedimentation and erosion, and coastal and
off-shore infrastructure.  The USGS seeks a post-doctoral Fellow to conduct
research needed to assess and prepare for the hazards and risks associated
with earthquake-generated land-level changes and the cascade of phenomena
they initiate.

This Fellow would be stationed at the USGS’s Earthquake Science Center
field office at the University of Washington in Seattle. Info about
Mendenhall Fellowships generally is athttps://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/,
about this opportunity is at https://geology.usgs.gov/
postdoc/opps/2019/17-3%20Gomberg.htm, or contact Joan Gomberg, (206)
616-5581, gomberg at usgs.gov.  Fellowship proposals are due January 18, 2019.
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