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Postdoctoral scholar

Department of Earth Sciences, Western University
London, Ontario, Canada
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 2, 2021
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We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual to conduct innovative research in the area of mining seismicity. The position is to enhance and strengthen our research efforts in understanding induced seismicity in various settings. This is a part of a MITACS Accelerate collaborative research grant led by the research group of Prof. Robert Shcherbakov ( at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada in collaboration with industry partners (Nutrien Ltd. and International Minerals Innovation Institute).

The position assumes the development of multidisciplinary approaches to study induced mining seismicity. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, statistical modelling of mining seismicity, development of stochastic models for mining seismicity, probabilistic earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting of mining seismicity.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Geophysics, Seismology, Physics, Earthquake Engineering, or a closely related field. Strong computer programming and data analysis skills in Matlab/Python are required. Previous research experience in modelling of natural or induced seismicity is a plus. The position also assumes publication of research findings in high-impact scientific journals.

The position is open immediately and the selection process will continue until the position is filled, however, the starting date can be flexible. The position is externally-funded for 2 years and offers salary commensurate with experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Shcherbakov (

Prospective applicants are asked to submit electronically a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Robert Shcherbakov (

Detailed information about the Department of Earth Sciences ( and Western University ( can be found at the above addresses. Please also refer to the Western Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies website for further information ( Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities and has one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. The university campus is in London Ontario, a city of 380,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, art galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

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