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UC Berkeley - Early Warning Postdoctoral Fellowship

Date: 08/05/2021

On Behalf of Richard Allen, UC Berkeley:

The real-time seismology group at the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab (BSL) has a postdoctoral fellowship position available to work on the development of improved algorithms for earthquake early warning in collaboration with Prof. Richard Allen and Dr. Angie Chung. A primary goal of the fellowship is to develop better rapid earthquake characterization algorithms to enhance the performance of ShakeAlert--the US earthquake early warning system.  This could be achieved using new sources of data and/or new techniques including the application of machine learning techniques in real time.

The BSL brings together geophysical network development and operation with research into all aspects of earthquake processes, hazards and Earth structure. The faculty, researchers, postdocs, students and engineering staff work closely at the intersection of research and data collection to make new discoveries relating to earthquake processes and develop new approaches to reduce hazards.  Our expanding real time data collection networks include very broadband seismic instrumentation, boreholes, geodetic observations, DAS and a global smartphone accelerometer network.  

The position is available to start immediately, or when the successful applicant is 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 the topics described above, and a CV to Angie Chung (aichung@berkeley.edu).  Questions about the position should be sent to the same email addresses.


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