Job Opening

PhD and postdoc positions in seismology

Michigan State University

Posted: 08/18/2017

Open Until: 06/01/2018

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University seeks PhD students and a postdoctoral researcher in seismology. Research topics will focus on Earth's crust and mantle structures, particularly about subduction zones and the mantle transition zone. The successful candidates will join a rapidly growing geophysics group at MSU to work with professors of seismology, geodynamics, and mineral physics. More information about research topics can be found at 

The application deadline for PhD positions is December 1st. Please check for detailed information. Financial support will be available through TA/RA positions or university/department fellowships. Interested students with backgrounds in earth science and physics are encouraged to contact Dr. S. Shawn Wei (swei<at> for possible research projects. 

The postdoc position will be a full-time 1-year appointment, renewable for a second year pending progress and funding. The starting date will be flexible, as early as January 2018. Completion of a PhD degree is required by the time of appointment. Application materials include a CV, a research statement, and contact information of three references. Please send the application package to Dr. S. Shawn Wei (swei<at> The postdoc position will be open until filled.


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