Ph.D. position available on the present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region from naturally deformed peridotite xenoliths
The appointed student will focus on microstructure and petrology of upper mantle xenoliths erupted from volcanoes in the Mojave desert in the western US. They will correlate properties of these xenoliths, such as deformation fabrics, water contents, and stress magnitudes to geophysical measurements of seismic anisotropy, seismic attenuation, seismic reflection data, and post-seismic relaxation models from geodesy for the same region. Students completing a B.S. or M.S. are encouraged to apply, but priority will go to those with experience in petrography and/or structural geology. (Funded by NSF Tectonics)
If interested in applying, please send me a CV/resume and a short statement outlining your upper division geology courses and your previous research experience. Please also include your GRE scores and GPA.