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Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics and Climate Change Research
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania State University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher


Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (, University Park, PA, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in geophysics and climate change research. The successful candidate will join a multi-institutional and transdisciplinary research team with interests in geophysics, glaciology, and basic climate science as well as climate change translation and outreach ( The work of the team is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and private foundations. The primary purpose of this project is to conduct a geophysical survey of selected sites in Greenland in order to support drilling and paleoclimate research. Experience in one or more of seismic, radar, or other geophysics data collection, processing, and interpretation with a focus on glacier applications is desirable. Within the scope of this project, the Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in the design of research projects that support their scholarly interests and professional goals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. geophysics, seismology, glaciology) by the effective date of employment. Competitive candidates will have strong computational and quantitative skills, familiarity with geophysical field data acquisition and an interest and ability to perform polar field work. Proficiency in one or more relevant programming languages (e.g. Python, Julia, Fortran) and evidence of effective scholarly communication are both essential.

Applications must be submitted online. A cover letter and a curriculum vitae are required for full consideration. Please submit both as PDF files. The cover letter (maximum 1 page) should succinctly describe your background and specific interest in this opportunity. The curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) should focus on the elements of your educational record, research experience, technical skills, and scholarly output most relevant for the position, including links to online resources whenever possible. Additional supporting materials may be requested from candidates who are selected for further review.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months with possibility of renewal contingent upon availability of funding and successful evaluation of performance.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Sridhar Anandakrishnan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.


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