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USGS Mendenhall Postdoc Opportunity: Novel crustal deformation models for characterizing earthquake hazard and its uncertainties in the western U.S.

Date: 03/29/2016

On behalf of Sarah Minson, USGS:

Greetings and salutations,

We would like to announce a post-doctoral opportunity in the exciting field of quantifying the uncertainties in crustal deformation models (with emphasis on improving understanding of earthquake hazards).  A wide variety of research projects could be proposed as part of this opportunity.  These include, but are not limited to, studying any part of the seismic cycle (co-seismic, post-seismic, and inter-seismic), and using any of a variety of modeling methods (discretized faults, block models, etc.) in any rheology (elastic, viscoelastic, etc.).  The envisioned outcomes of this project include both methodological advances for quantifying uncertainties and improved understanding of uncertainties associated with specific models.  This work has the potential to make substantive contributions to the next generation of USGS products including the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF) and the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Map.

Please see the website for more information:

Full Project description:  http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2016/round16/16-15%20Minson.htm

Other Mendenhall Post-doc Opportunities: http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/

The deadline to apply is May 2, 2016, with a proposed duty station of Menlo Park, CA.

Questions, comments, and puns may be sent to Sarah Minson (sminson@usgs.gov).

Thank you for your consideration of this post-doctoral opportunity,

Sarah Minson, Jessica Murray, Fred Pollitz, Wayne Thatcher, and Yuehua Zeng