SCOPED Post-Doctoral Fellow - Global & Computational Seismology Group, Colorado School of Mines

SCOPED Post-Doctoral Fellow - Global & Computational Seismology Group, Colorado School of Mines: seeking postdoctoral researcher to work on passive-source full-waveform modeling, HPC/Cloud problems in seismology.

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Closing date: position is open until it is filled.
Salary range: $50K-$65K
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AMS Post-Doctoral Fellow - Global & Computational Seismology Group: seeking postdoctoral researcher to work on large-scale full-waveform modeling of seismic data.


Global & Computational Seismology group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on large-scale full-waveform modeling of seismic data on high-performance computing and Cloud environments as part of the NSF funded SCOPED (Seismic COmputational Platform for Empowering Discovery) project. Potential projects are multi-scale full-waveform modeling of source and structure with passive sources (i.e., earthquake and ambient noise) and heterogeneous data types (i.e., from broadband instruments, DAS, MERMAIDs, etc.), optimizing full-waveform inversion workflows for large-scale HPC simulations and datasets (automatization of workflows, implementing machine learning algorithms, etc). The successful candidate’s responsibilities will involve both theoretical, method, and technical developments as well as applications of them to multi-scale seismic-modeling problems. The position is available immediately for a year with a potential extension of another year upon satisfactory progress. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter stating your background and research interests, a full CV including the publication list, and the contact information of two or three referees. Application reviews will be on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Questions and requests for further information about the position can be emailed to Prof. Ebru Bozdag (


  • Developing tools for HPC and Cloud environments to facilitate processing and full-waveform modeling of large data sets.
  • Defining strategies for large-scale multi-parameter full-waveform inversion (regional to global scales).
  • Collaborate with the SCOPED Team and the research group (other postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students) at Mines.
  • Attend online and in person SCOPED Team meetings.
  • Writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and presenting results in (inter)national conferences and workshops.


  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • PhD degree in computational sciences, seismology, applied mathematics, (geo)physics, or related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in numerical methods, 3D numerical full-waveform modeling.
  • Experience with HPC, seismic data (earthquake waveforms, ambient noise, etc.) & processing and inversion.
  • Good communicational (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills for collaborative work.


Education and Experience:

  • Full-waveform inversion (applications and/or theoretical and technical developments) at the global scale.
  • Experience in programing with Fortran90/95, C++ and Python.
  • Experience in high-performance computing.
  • Open-source code development and maintenance (i.e., GitHub repositories).
  • Experience with SPECFEM3D (Cartesian and/or Global versions) and AxiSEM packages or any other similar 3D regional/global wave propagation solvers.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in an office/computing-intensive setting.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

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Salary and Benefits

Annual salary rate of $50,000 - $65,000

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a CV. References will not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process and the candidate will be informed before that contact is made.

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