PostDoc research position on Tsunami deposits, EQ Geology, Tectonics (Mexico)

The Group on Active Tectonics (GAT) and the Environmental Geophysics University Laboratory (LUGA) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Campus Morelia seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research position. The candidate will pursue fundamental and applied research into either a) active tectonics and/or b) tsunami deposits and paleoseismology with focus on the Mexican Subduction Zone. The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of field and laboratory research, and to conduct studies on the geologic signature left by great earthquakes and their tsunamis. The fields of application include earthquake hazard, tsunami hazard and long-term earthquake record of this active margin.

A strong background in earthquake geology, sedimentology, quaternary dating, microfossils analytical techniques, and coastal geomorphology is preferable, as is considerable field and laboratory experience. Requirements include a recent Ph.D. in earthquake geology, earth-planetary sciences or related fields. Some knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

Postdoctoral researcher will work in a team lead by Dr. Teresa Ramírez.

This is an open context, commensurate with qualifications and experience, based on National Autonomous University of Mexico requirements:

1. Applicants must be under 36 years old
2. A recent PhD, no more than 3 years since graduation
3. At least one published or accepted paper in an SCI journal

The position is available immediately for a one-year term, renewable for a second year based on performance.

Research Advisor: Dr. Teresa Ramirez,, tel. (52-443) 322 3846

A complete curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references should be sent by:
PERIOD 1. March 16, 2012 – POSTDOCTORAL starting on August 2012
PERIOD 2. October 12, 2012- POSTDOCTORAL starting on February 2013

To: Dr. Teresa Ramírez, Laboratorio Universitario de Geofísica Ambiental, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Morelia, Morelia, México; e-mail: (e-mail preferred). Applicants should review the UNAM Posdoctoral statement of requirements found at: A pdf file with UNAM Posdoctoral statement of requirements is attached.

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