Job Opening

MS and PhD positions in faulting and earthquake mechanics

Utah State University

Posted: 10/26/2022

Open Until: 01/06/2023

Fully funded MS and PhD positions are available for Spring/Summer/Fall 2023 in the Rock Deformation and Fault Mechanics laboratory in the Department of Geosciences at Utah State University. Successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to work broadly on:

(a) Experimental studies of rock deformation and earthquake ruptures, and/or

(b) Numerical modeling of earthquake processes.

Students with bachelor's and/or master's in the geosciences, engineering (geotechnical, geological, petroleum etc.) or physics with a strong quantitative background are encouraged to apply. Some prior experience with experimental rock mechanics, numerical modeling or machine learning techniques are desirable but not necessary. USU and the Department of Geosciences are committed to inclusivity, diversity, and antiracism. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the broad field of geosciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Srisharan Shreedharan (, with your CV and a short statement of research interests before applying. GRE scores are no longer required for admission to the graduate program. However, English language test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international students.

The application deadline is 6 January 2023. More information about the application process can be found here:

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