Department of Geophysics

Postdoctoral Research Position in Global & Computational Seismology

The Global & Computational Seismology group at the Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the field of global seismology and full waveform inversion (FWI). Potential research projects include, but are not limited to, developing new strategies for global FWI based on 3D wave simulations, uncertainty and resolution analysis for large-scale imaging, improving and interpreting global mantle models in a multi-disciplinary framework, etc. The position is initially for one year, with a possibility of extension to a second year upon a satisfactory progress.

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD degree in seismology, geophysics, applied mathematics or related fields. Experience in numerical methods, large-scale HPC simulations and seismic imaging is preferable. The successful candidate is also expected to have good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills for collaborative work.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at

You will be asked to complete an online application, provide contact information for three references, and upload a letter describing your background and research interests, and full CV including publication list.

The position is available immediately. Application reviews will be on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Questions and requests for further information about the position can be emailed to Prof. Ebru Bozdag (

About Mines: Mines is a unique institution of applied science and engineering with a global reputation for excellence in programs such as Geophysics, focusing on the earth, energy, and the environment. Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Mines is just minutes away from Boulder and Denver, offering a unique combination of mountain living coupled with large-city amenities (see and With USGS offices located on, and near to, campus and several world-class government and private research institutions close by, Mines provides many opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaborations.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.

Diversity Commitment: Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in education and research. Mines is committed to developing students, faculty, and staff that have differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating an environment that is diverse in ideas, that fosters energizing and enlightening debates, that leads to deeper commitments, and that results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines will give special consideration to minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

posted: 26 May 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.