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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher in earthquakes and solid Earth ice-age geophysics

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Postdoctoral Researcher in earthquakes and solid Earth ice-age geophysics

Postdoctoral Researcher in earthquakes and solid Earth ice-age geophysics

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University of California, Santa Cruz

The UC Santa Cruz Earth & Planetary Sciences department has a top ranked seismology program. The department includes faculty with a range of expertise, including paleoclimate, modern climate change, surface processes, glaciology, and earthquake science. Research at UC Santa Cruz benefits from interaction with the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California.


Santa Cruz, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Geodynamics (GD)
Seismology (SM)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

27 April 2022

Job description

The department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher at the intersection of earthquake science and solid Earth ice-age geophysics within the Pico Group.

The postdoctoral researcher will pursue an interdisciplinary project investigating the role of crustal deformation due to glacial isostatic adjustment on the history of paleo earthquakes or landslides over the last glacial cycle (120,000 yrs ago to present day).

We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in solid Earth-ice sheet interactions and a background in geophysics. Applicants should have research experience in numerical modeling (including, but not limited to crustal stress and faulting, crustal deformation, or geodesy). A Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field is required prior to starting.

Our group focuses on better understanding ice sheet solid Earth interactions with the goal of better constraining past ice sheets and their stability. See our group website for more info about our research:

How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a 1-page cover letter including previous research accomplishments and current interests. Please send materials directly to including the words “Postdoc application” in the subject line. Start date can be flexible within the next year.

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, pending a satisfactory review near the end of the first year. To learn about group practices and expectations for postdocs, see the Pico Group Manual .