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CIRES/ Sheehan Research Group Post-Doctoral Associate in Seismology

University of Colorado Boulder

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CIRES/ Sheehan Research Group Post-Doctoral Associate in Seismology

Requisition Number: 43458
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Research Faculty
Schedule: Full Time
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Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Seismology to perform research aimed at determining shallow crustal structure at subduction zones. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work in the Sheehan Geophysics Research Group, and will conduct research in seismology with particular focus on analysis of ocean bottom seismic data from offshore Alaska. The research will include combination of surface wave dispersion and seafloor compliance measurements to determine shallow oceanic and subduction zone crustal structure. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities in mentoring and research that CIRES and the research group can offer. We are seeking candidates with excellent technical and communication skills who thrive in a diverse team environment. This is a one-year position.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is an internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental science and research and is located at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES has partnered with NOAA since 1967, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Conduct research in seismology focused on the use of data from ocean bottom seismometers to determine properties of the upper crust near subduction zones.
  • Develop and test joint inversion of surface wave inversion and seafloor compliance for shallow crustal structure.
  • Develop well documented open source codes with version control.
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of researchers at different career stages.
  • Contribute to mentoring of graduate students and undergraduate students in the group.
  • Effectively share research results with colleagues and the broader science community through peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

What You Should Know

  • The targeted start date for this position is in January 2023.
  • This is a one-year appointment.
  • This is an on-site position with the option for a hybrid work modality following current CIRES and university guidance and policies on hybrid work. This position will require being in office at least 3 days per week.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual hiring salary range for this position is $58,000 - $62,000. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track classification.
  • Some relocation funds are available for this position following CIRES and the University of Colorado’s relocation processes and procedures.
  • CIRES can offer a generous compensation package in addition to the salary listed above. Please review the benefits page linked below in the Benefits Section.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in seismology, geophysics, or related field.
  • Record of independent research and publication.

What You Will Need

  • Expertise in seismology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer programming skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. List of contact information for 3 professional references (name, title, professional relationship, email, phone number) who may be contacted on your behalf for a professional reference. You don’t need to include letters of recommendation with your initial application. If you are identified as a finalist for this role, the search committee will request 3 letters of recommendation at a later time. At that time, you will be contacted through email to submit 3 names/emails of references who have confirmed they are willing to provide a letter of recommendation for you.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

The position will remain open until filled; however the first review of applications will start on 10/28/2022.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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