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Multiple Announcements: SDSU/UCSD Doctoral Opportunity, UT Austin Postdoc Opportunity

Date: 10/21/2020

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

1. USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program Applications
2. Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics


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1. SDSU / UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics Opportunity:

San Diego State University and University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program (http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/) provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Assistantships for Fall 2021 are available for research in earthquake physics, wave propagation and strong motion, fault zone structure and dynamics, induced seismicity, quantitative paleoseismology, computational seismology, and subsurface imaging. Competitive financial support package offered to successful applicants, who must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply by December 15, 2020. For application procedure and further information, see sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/, or send inquiries to Professor Kim Olsen (kbolsen@sdsu.edu). Note, that the GRE General Test has been waived for Fall 2021 applications.

2. UT Austin Postdoctoral Opportunity:

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Job Number: R_00010626
Deadline: December 1st, 2020 or until the position is filled

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a talented and innovative postdoctoral scholar. The scientific focus of this postdoctoral research opportunity is flexible in its scope, but should relate broadly to the advancement of our understanding of earthquake processes and their relation to natural hazards. The postdoctoral fellow will have direct access to supercomputing resources through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), as well as a state-of-the-art local GPU computing cluster. Applicants are thus encouraged to “think big” in terms of their ambition in performing innovative and impactful research in the realm of earthquake hazard.

The postdoctoral appointment is initially for one year, with the aim for an extension to two years pending a successful first-year evaluation. The scholar will be supervised by Assistant Professor Daniel Trugman (dtrugman@jsg.utexas.edu) in the Department of Geological Sciences, but will be encouraged to seek collaborations across the Department of Geological Sciences and University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. The Jackson School of Geosciences has a strong commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, and applications from all underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

The application package should include:
• A document outlining past achievements and general research interests (1 page);
• A two-year research proposal outlining the scientific problems the applicant aims to tackle during this postdoctoral appointment (2-3 pages)
• A CV including a list of publications; and
• A list with the names of three (3) potential references to contact

More details on the application may be found here: https://bit.ly/36Wek6J

Daniel Trugman
Assistant Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin


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