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SDSU Postdoctoral Research Position

Date: 10/17/2011

Forwarded announcement from Steven Day, SDSU:

Postdoctoral research position: Computational Earthquake Scientist.

San Diego State University (SDSU) has an active program in Computational Seismology and conducts research on the dynamics of the earthquake source, the physical basis of strong ground motion excitation, and development of computational methods for seismic wave propagation and source simulation. We invite applications for postdoctoral research positions for work on high-performance computational simulations of earthquake ruptures, earthquake ground motion, and crustal deformation. Starting date is flexible, but one or more positions will be available beginning January, 2012. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for subsequent years contingent upon funding. The successful candidate(s) will develop and implement constitutive models for earthquake rupture and near-fault material failure, perform numerical simulations of past and prospective earthquakes, and conduct seismological assessments of the predictive capability of such simulations. The position requires a PhD in Geophysics, Applied Mechanics, or a closely related field (to be received prior to appointment start date), as well as research experience involving numerical solution of continuum mechanics problems. Previous experience using finite elements, or similar methods, for the dynamic simulation of earthquake ruptures is desirable.

To be considered for this position, please apply directly at www.foundation.sdsu.edu, Job #110185, by December 15, 2011. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Kim Olsen (kbolsen@geology.sdsu.edu), Shuo Ma (sma@geology.sdsu.edu) or Steven Day (day@moho.sdsu.edu).