Opportunities

For prospective graduate students:

We are always looking for students interested in pursuing a PhD in our field.  Our students have backgrounds in Geophysics/Geology/Physics or in Engineering. We accept students with and without a MSc. Obviously, the more research you have done by the time you apply, the better are your chances to be admitted into our program. We generally are able to admit students that have a MSc.  and published paper(s) in the InSAR field. All PhD students  are on 12-month research assistantships, with the tuition covered by the University.

Although the website of the RSMAS Graduate Studies says that the deadline for student applications is in December, applications can be submitted at any time. We are well aware that in many countries the search for PhD positions occurs in spring and we are working towards adjusting our application schedule to this. 

If you are a foreign student you will need to pass the TOEFL/IELTS test, no matter whether your English is good or not. This is out of our control as it is a requirement of the Federal Government to issue student visas. Applications without this test are not considered. Later in the application process you also need a GRE score. The moment you are considering to apply you are encouraged to sign up for the TOEFL and GRE tests as there can be delays.

1. Studying  volcanoes in Latin America and/or SE Asia with InSAR 
2. Tectonics of the Chaman fault system, Pakistan and Afghanistan
3. Tectonics and land subsidence in India. 
4. Dynamics of the Galapagos volcanoes.

For prospective postdoctoral researchers:

I am very much interested to hear from you if your research interests overlap with mine.   Occasionally we receive postdoc funding. In most cases, however, finding postdoc funding is a challenge but possible. We encourage prospective postdocs to thoroughly investigate which funding sources are available to them.  We sometimes can find matching funds.  Once we have a well-defined research program we can submit funding applications to multiple sponsoring organizations.