Post-Doctoral Position in Numerical Modeling of Subduction Zones

Whitney Behr and the SGT Group is looking to hire a postdoc in numerical modeling of subduction zones, on a newly funded ERC Starting Grant, at ETH Zurich in the next few months. The potential research topic is generally on the role of sediment subduction in influencing subduction dynamics. We’re looking for someone with experience in coding, and experience using the mantle convection code ASPECT would be an added bonus. This person would work in a mixed group of geologists, experimentalists and modelers in the Structural Geology & Tectonics group (, and would also interact with collaborators at University of Miami (Adam Holt) and UT Austin (Thorsten Becker). The appointment would be initially for 1 year, with possibility of extension on an annual basis for up to 3 years.

If interested, please send 1) a cover letter outlining your research and coding experience as well as your future research interests and academic goals; and 2) a CV that includes a list of publications. Please send these materials as a single PDF to Review of applications will begin in late February and will continue until the position is filled.

See also discussion on this position on Twitter.