USGS Earthquake Science Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The USGS Earthquake Science Center invites applications to Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowships on a variety of research topics. Interested candidates can view position descriptions at the site below. Positions are based out of one or more of our offices in Seattle Washington, Pasadena California, and Moffett Field California. Candidates interested in applying for a particular position are encouraged to contact the USGS scientists listed on the opportunity. The deadline to apply is 6 January 2020.

Opportunity 18-1: Application of machine learning to ground motion forecasting for earthquake early warning

Opportunity 18-2: Earthquake ground motions and seismic hazard in the Pacific Northwest

Opportunity 18-3: Improving estimates of coseismic ground failure from recent earthquakes

Opportunity 18-4: Physics of earthquake ruptures in the shallow subsurface and the hazards they pose

Opportunity 18-5: Investigation of the variation of structural modal properties with vibration amplitude – utilizing recorded data from monitored buildings

Opportunity 18-6:  Using converted wave imaging to probe the Cascadia and Alaska megathrusts

Opportunity 18-7: Static vs. dynamic stress drops to characterize broadband earthquake rupture physics

Opportunity 18-8:  Novel crustal deformation models for characterizing deformation rates with application to the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast

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