Ph.D. Student Fellowship in Seismology & Comp. Geophysics

Rochester, New York
Sep 17, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The University of Rochester seismology laboratory (URSeismo) at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications from highly motivated Masters and Ph.D. students to work on research opportunities in global lithospheric structure. Research at URSeismo will involve developing high-performance computing tools that process large amounts of ground vibration waveform data for Earth imaging. Interested students may explore research projects in marine seismology, crustal structure, ambient-noise spectral analysis, Bayesian inversion, and data sciences in solid earth geophysics. URSeismo maintains high-performance computing resources in-house and dedicated nodes at the center for integrated computing, CIRC. A  chart of possible research projects can be found at

Application deadline is January 15, 2019. For more details on the graduate program, see Early application is encouraged. Interested students may also set up an appointment before the deadline to discuss their interests: Students in the area can schedule a visit to the lab.

Application for undergraduate summer research experience is strongly recommended. This is a 10-week fully funded summer internship, which will provide research experience that can strengthen the student's application for the subsequent admissions cycle. The internship is co-sponsored by IRIS, Kearns Center,  URSeismo fellowships, and the CIRC summer programming school. Apply here for the summer of 2019 (strongly encouraged for  Ph.D. 2019/2020  applicants). The deadline is February 1, 2019.


Current Sources of Funding
NSF-Earthscope funded collaborative proposal to study the US mid-lithospheric discontinuity using a combined geophysics-mineral physics approach. This study will involve three institutions: UofR (Lead), Yale, and Oregon State University. The co-investigators include:
             Jeffrey Park (Yale - Seismology/Attenuation)
             Shun-Ichiro Karato (Yale - Mineral Physics)
             Gary Egbert (Oregon State University -Magnetotelluric)


Other Sources of Funding
2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (deadline: October 22, 2018, Reference letter: November 2, 2018)