Postdoc at the Alaska Earthquake Center

Fairbanks, Alaska
Feb 27, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
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The Alaska Earthquake Center is recruiting for one or more postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. We are seeking individuals with the skills to analyze a variety of recent earthquake sequences while simultaneously growing capacity to respond to future events. Specific fields of interest include advanced techniques for seismic phase and event detection, rapid moment tensor characterization, and high-precision hypocenter location techniques. This is a competitive recruitment.

Postdoc positions provide two years of support with the potential for a third year contingent on performance and funding. In addition to research, successful candidates will work with professional developers to adapt their research for potential operational use or for the creation of value-added products. Individuals are expected to lead peer-reviewed publications and participate in proposal development. Support includes regular conference travel and ancillary project needs. Postdocs will be part of the Seismology and Geodesy Group at the Geophysical Institute ( Though research is the primary focus, affiliation with the Earthquake Center will provide hands-on experience in a mission-driven environment as well. Depending on interest, individuals may participate in earthquake response, fieldwork, and/or public engagement. U.S. citizenship preferred, though not required.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests pertinent to this position, and contact information for three references. Candidates with questions about the suitability of their research are encouraged to contact Michael West ( to discuss. Application review begins on April 1.

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