Job Opening

Postdoctoral position at UCLA


Posted: 02/02/2021

Open Until: 04/10/2021

Position open until filled

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences has an opportunity for an enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar in seismology to work on the NASA InSight mission. The postdoc will work directly with Prof. Caroline Beghein and will interact and collaborate with scientists within the InSight team. The successful candidate will be involved in undergraduate and graduate student mentoring and will benefit from a strong group of colleagues in geophysics and planetary sciences at UCLA. Start date: as soon as possible.

Candidates must hold a PhD in seismology by the time of hire. The successful applicant must have experience in strong experience in programming, broadband seismic data processing, analysis of seismic waveforms, a strong record of peer-reviewed publication, and demonstrated capability of independent research. The postdoc must be creative and able to work and communicate in a team environment. Experience with inversion of seismic data to model structure is desirable. The candidate must be fluent in English and demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. Applicants from underrepresented groups in the geosciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is initially for a 12-month period, renewable depending upon performance and funding availability. Applicants should submit a CV listing their qualifications along with a statement of research interests and plans relevant to InSight, and a cover letter including names and contact information including email for at least two professional references. Applications should be submitted by email to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: [url=][/url].

Caroline Beghein

Dr. Caroline Beghein, PhD (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

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