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USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral research position

Date: 08/24/2013

Post-doc opportunity forwarded from Nick Beeler, USGS:

Post-doctoral research position investigating the role of pore fluids in seismicity, earthquake source physics, and faulting

The USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral research program has an opportunity for fundamental and applied research on the role of pore fluids in seismicity, earthquake source physics, and faulting. The scope of the opportunity is broad, covering instances where fluids play a mechanical role in seismogenesis and faulting, such as induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, shear-heating-induced pore fluid pressurization and dehydration, natural fluid-triggered seismicity and earthquake swarms, and volcanic tremor, among others. Possible research approaches include observational seismology, geophysical imaging, experimental rock mechanics, volcano seismology, borehole geophysics, geomechanics, hydrology, theoretical studies, numerical modeling, and multi-disciplinary field-scale experiments.

Because of the sequester the position start dates are out of the normal Mendenhall cycle. This opportunity is for starting dates from January 2014 to mid September 2014.

Application deadline: September 20th, 2013

Position start dates: January 2014 – September 2014

Research Advisors: Bill Ellsworth, ellsworth@usgs.gov; David Lockner, dlockner@usgs.gov; Steve Hickman, hickman@usgs.gov; David Shelly, dshelly@usgs.gov; Nick Beeler, nbeeler@usgs.gov

Location: Menlo Park, California

For more information see the official job announcement at:
http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/research.html Research opportunity 14-18

Contact one of the research advisors directly to discuss possible application proposals.