The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Earth Surface Interior Group.
The research will involve developing and applying state-of-the-art numerical modeling techniques to model fault mechanics and earthquake cycle dynamics by integrating time variable surface deformation observations from GPS and InSAR. Dr. Zhen Liu, in JPL's Science Division, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature.
Candidates should have a recent PhD in geophysics, applied physics or engineering with a strong background in numerical continuum mechanics modeling. Experience in earthquake mechanics or lithospheric deformation modeling is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/