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Job advertisement PhD opportunities in geophysics

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European Geosciences Union

PhD opportunities in geophysics

PhD opportunities in geophysics

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University of Rhode Island, USA

Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Geodesy (G)
Seismology (SM)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

Fully supported with tuition and stipend

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

15 October 2021

Job description

The Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island is seeking motivated PhD students in the field of geophysics. Funded by U.S. NSF, the research projects will advance understanding of earthquake physics, crustal deformation, volcanic activities, and the structure and dynamics of oceanic crust and mantle. The selected students will specialize in geodesy, earthquake physics, or/and earthquake seismology with skills and experience in research cruises, numerical simulation, data analysis, machine learning, inverse method, and/or seismic tomography. The candidates should have a B.S. or M.Sc. degree in geophysics, earth sciences, physics, or other related fields. Experience in data analysis and programming is preferred. Applicants are encouraged to contact Matt Wei (, geodesy & earthquake physics) or Yang Shen (, seismology) before applying. More details about potential research projects can be found at and

The application deadline is January 15, 2022. Interested students should submit their application at

GRE is no longer required. The online Duolingo English test is an acceptable alternative to TOEFL for international students, if English is not their native language.