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Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley


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Undergraduate students

Each year there are typically one or two positions for undergraduate students to join the research group to work on a project related to one of the ongoing research efforts. Undergraduates interested in gaining research experience should contact Richard Allen (at any time during the academic year) to discuss current opportunities.

Graduate students

Every year there are positions available for graduate students to join the research group in any of the group's areas of interest: seismic imaging, tomography, crust and mantle processes, seismicity, the earthquake source, real-time earthquake information, and earthquake early warning. If you are interested in applying you should contact Richard Allen to disuss your interests and possible research projects.

Prospective students must apply to the graduate program in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. Information about the program is here and instructions on preparing your application are here. If you join this group you will be fully funded (stipend and tuition) for the duration of your studies. The application deadline is late December. It is important to have taken the GRE by the time of application. For applicants whose native language is not English, you will also need to take the TOEFL exam by the time of your application. For questions about the research program or the application process contact Richard Allen.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoc positions are usually advertised when available. However, if you are interested in joining the group as a postdoc you should contact Richard Allen to express your interest. Funding may be available.

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available
UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Development and implementation of earthquake early warning

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory to join Prof. Richard Allen’s earthquake early warning group.

Earthquake early warning is the rapid detection of earthquakes underway, estimation of the ground shaking hazard they pose, and warning of people in harm’s way. The successful applicants will work on one or more projects related to early warning. The specific areas of research are flexible and will depend on the skills and interests of the successful applicants. Topics of interest include studies of large magnitude earthquake processes, the physics of earthquake rupture, development of seismic- and geodetic-based methods for rapid earthquake characterization, development of methods for improved ground shaking estimation, use of new types of geophysical networks including the use of mems-type sensors and cell phones, development of delivery tools to provide warnings, and engagement of warning users. More information about current research efforts and interests is available on the group website: http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~rallen/.

The position is available to start immediately, or when the successful applicants are available. The initial appointment would be for one year. Reappointment for a second and possibly third year is typical but dependent on satisfactory progress.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a letter detailing their research interests and its relevance to earthquake early warning, and a CV to Prof. Richard Allen (rallen@berkeley.edu). Questions about the position should be sent to the same email address.

This announcement was posed to listservers October 7th, 2013.