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Fully-funded PhD and Master's positions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Temple University
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Position
PhD position
We are seeking a PhD student to join our research group, starting in Summer or Fall 2023. The student will work on an NSF-funded project for establishing a method to derive the subglacial effective pressure from reflection-seismic data and map its spatial/temporal variability under West Antarctic ice streams. This is a collaborative project with a group at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Dr. Luke Zoet, who will conduct lab experiments. The student will lead the Temple University contribution to apply the lab results to field data. The student will also work on improving the characterization of subglacial topography and ice-bed interface conditions using seismic waveform-inversion techniques.
An ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in geophysics or related field, experience in seismology (active or passive source) and be proficient in scientific computing using Python or Matlab. However, an outstanding candidate with an undergraduate degree in geoscience, physics or applied math will also be considered.
This PhD position will be fully funded for four academic years with combined RA through the NSF-funded project and TA support provided by the department. Information about our PhD program can be found here.
Master’s position
We are seeking a master’s student to join our research group, starting in Fall 2023. There is a variety of possible research topics for this position, ranging from remote-sensing analyses of glacier-sea ice interactions in West Antarctica to investigation of sub-ice-shelf bathymetry and geologic structures using geophysical techniques (active-source seismic and gravity-anomaly).
An ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, environmental science or a related field. Some experience in scientific computing is preferable.
This master’s position will be fully funded for two academic years with a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Information about our Master's program can be found here.
Application deadline for both positions is January 15, 2023, for Summer or Fall 2023 start. But for priority considerations, please email your CV and a statement of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. 

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