Postdoctoral Position in Geophysics at the University of Oregon

Valerie Sahakian vjs at
Thu Jan 14 02:05:03 UTC 2021

*Postdoctoral Position in Geophysics at the University of Oregon*

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of
Earth Sciences, University of Oregon. This position will develop and
conduct independent research in the broad fields of earthquake and/or
tsunami science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Modeling of large ruptures and wave propagation; Crustal deformation
modelling; Real-time GNSS observations and processing; Observational
seismology of large events; Ground motion; Modeling and observation of
tsunami propagation and local effects; Tsunami early warning. The primary
research advisors will be Valerie Sahakian and Diego Melgar.

Candidates must have a PhD in Geophysics or related field by the time of
hire. Candidates should have strong mathematical/numerical, programming,
and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with faculty,
staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

*Applications must include:* 1) A cover letter describing the candidate's
academic qualifications and professional qualifications, motivations,
research ideas, and fit to the project goals; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3)
Contact information for three references. Apply here:

*Review of applications will begin on February 1st, and continue until the
position is filled. *Please contact Valerie Sahakian (vjs at with
further questions regarding the position.

*Department and University Summary:*
The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the
college of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities
in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science, and is
committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field and
department. The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans
and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.
The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not
discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and
disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable
accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an
accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us
at uocareers at or 541-346-5112.

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Valerie Sahakian (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oregon*

**in Eugene, OR: Kalapuya Ilihi, *
*the traditional indigenous homeland *

*of the Kalapuya people*
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