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Postdoc Position in Geodetic Finite Fault Algorithms for Earthquake Early Warning

Date: 12/07/2015

On behalf of Diego Melgar, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory to join the earthquake early warning group. 

Earthquake early warning is the rapid detection of earthquakes underway, estimation of the ground shaking hazard they pose, and warning of people in harm’s way.  The successful applicants will work with other researchers and students at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory on projects related to early warning.  The specific areas of research are flexible and will depend on the skills and interests of the successful applicants.  Topics of interest include finite fault algorithms with geodetic data, development of methods for improved ground shaking estimation, development of new seismic- and geodetic-based methods for rapid earthquake characterization, use of new types of geophysical networks, and development of delivery tools to provide warnings, and engagement of warning users. 

The position is available to start immediately, or when the successful applicants are available. The initial appointment would be for one year.  Reappointment for a second and possibly third year is typical but dependent on satisfactory progress.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a letter detailing their research interests and its relevance to earthquake early warning, and a CV to Diego Melgar (dmelgar@berkeley.edu) and Richard Allen (rallen@berkeley.edu).  Questions about the position should be sent to the same email addresses.