Job Opening

Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities

University of Hawaii

Posted: 11/13/2018

Open Until: 12/31/2018

Post-doc and Graduate Student Opportunities at the University of Hawaii:

Volcano construction and lithospheric flexure along the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot track

A post-doctoral researcher in seismology is sought for projects involving wide-angle, active-source data collected on ocean bottom seismographs, and tomographic imaging of the crust and upper mantle. The successful applicant will integrate results and interpretations with those of a companion multi-channel seismic reflection study led by collaborators at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Skills and experience in active-source seismology are desired. Contact Robert Dunn: dunnr<at> <dunnr<at>>. See more details at:

A graduate student interested in geodynamic modeling is sought to study the time-dependent growth of volcanic loads and resulting mechanical response of the oceanic lithosphere. This student will incorporate seismic results with computer simulations of lithospheric loading and flexure to address issues related to geomagnetic observations as well as lithosphere rheology. Applicants should have a strong background in math and physics; experience in computer modeling and programming is desirable. Contact Garrett Ito gito<at> & Paul Wessel pwessel<at>

Absolute plate motion over moving hotspots

A graduate student is sought to work on new methodologies to constrain absolute plate motion (APM) models, using a variety of geophysical data, and investigate the range of plume motion and true polar wander allowed by current data. Applicants should have good preparation in math and physics; experience in computer programming and data analysis is desirable. Contact Paul Wessel pwessel<at> <pwessel<at>>.

Tectonic reorganizations of the North Atlantic south of Iceland

A graduate student is sought to participate in a marine geophysical research cruise, Summer 2019, and work on magnetic anomaly, gravity and multi-beam bathymetry data to understand the tectonic evolution of the seafloor spreading system south of Iceland (the Reykjanes Ridge). A focus will be on how transform faults and other ridge axis discontinuities form, evolve, and are eliminated. Applicants should have a good understanding of plate tectonic theory and background in math and physics; experience in computer programming is desirable. Contact Fernando Martinez: fernando<at> 

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