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Postdoc in near-surface geophysics

28.09.2017 - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech invites applicants for a postdoctoral position in near-surface geophysics. The successful candidate will conduct research on the “critical zone,” the upper ~100 m beneath Earth’s surface, using a combination of near-surface geophysical methods (seismic refraction, electromagnetic, and DC resistivity, among others).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research leading to publications, participate in geophysical field work, and contribute positively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geophysics or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated competence in near-surface geophysical instrumentation and methods (seismic, electrical, and/or electromagnetic) is required. In addition, evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications is required. Willingness to participate in geophysical field work in support of team goals is required.

Preferred qualifications include

  1. demonstrated capacity to work productively in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams;
  2. knowledge of critical zone geophysics;
  3. demonstrated history of applying geophysical techniques to problems in hydrology, chemical weathering or surface processes at the watershed or hill-slope scale; and
  4. experience in analyzing airborne geophysical (electromagnetic) data.

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, Research Statement and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #SR0170340.

Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

W. Steven Holbrook
Professor and Head Dept. of Geosciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061