Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities at the University of Hawaii


Dear Colleagues,

Please pass to potentially interested students or researchers (apologies in advance for multiple postings)

Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities at the University of Hawaii

Volcano construction and lithospheric flexure along the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot track: A post-doctoral researcher in seismology is sought to work on projects involving wide-angle, active-source seismic data collected on arrays of ocean bottom seismographs, including tomographic analyses for imaging the crust and upper mantle. The successful applicant will integrate results and interpretations with those of a companion multi-channel seismic reflection study led by collaborators at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Skills and experience in active-source seismology are desired. Contact Robert Dunn: See more details at:

A graduate student interested in geodynamic modeling is sought to study the the time-dependent growth of the volcanic loads and resulting mechanical response of the oceanic lithosphere. This student will the incorporate seismic results with computer simulations of lithospheric flexing under the load of the volcanoes to address issues related to geomagnetic observations as well as lithosphere rheology. Applicants should have a strong background in math and physics; experience in computer modeling and programming is desirable. Contact Garrett Ito & Paul Wessel

Absolute plate motion over moving hotspots: A graduate student is sought to work on new methodologies to constrain absolute plate motion (APM) models, using a variety of geophysical data, and investigate the range of plume motion and true polar wander allowed by current data. Applicants should have good preparation in math and physics; experience in computer programming and data analysis is desirable. Contact Paul Wessel Apply via:

Tectonic reorganizations of the North Atlantic south of Iceland: A graduate student is sought who is interested in participating on a marine geophysical research cruise in Summer 2019 and working on magnetic anomaly, gravity and multibeam data to understand the tectonic evolution of the seafloor spreading system south of Iceland (the Reykjanes Ridge). A focus will be on how transform faults and other ridge axis discontinuities form, evolve and are eliminated. Applicants should have a good understanding of plate tectonic theory and background in math and physics; experience in computer programming is desirable. Contact Fernando Martinez:

Prospective students should apply via: Applications are due January 15.

– Garrett Apuzen-Ito
Professor, Dept. of Earth Science
1680 East-West Rd., POST 810
University of Hawaii Honolulu, HI 96822 808-956-9717 ==================================================