Postdoctoral position in GMT software development

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Earth Sciences in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa to participate in funded research in support of the maintenance and development of the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT; A one-year initial appointment is anticipated, with the possibility of up to two years extension, depending on progress and availability of funds.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, independent researcher with extensive programming experience (including C and Python), familiarity with modern software development (GitHub, Continued Integration, static analyzers, profiling) and will assist Dr. Wessel, Dr. Uieda, and the GMT team in strengthening the GMT C core and evolving the PyGMT wrapper. Applicants must have completed a PhD in data science or the physical sciences at the time of appointment, with a preference for geophysics, and must be proficient in spoken and written English. The position is open immediately and will remain open until an appointment is made. Tele-working is possible if you are located in the US. The position pays a salary of up to USD $70,000/year depending on qualifications, plus fringe benefits.

To apply you must use the RCUH job posting system:

to submit your application. Make sure your cover page includes a statement of research objectives and a statement of skills or experience suitable for contributing to GMT development. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Paul Wessel ( Information on the Department can be found at Department of Earth Sciences at UH Manoa | Home. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


As the previous “GMT postdoc”, I can definitely say that working with @pwessel and the team was incredibly rewarding and a huge boost to my career. I consider the team life long friends. They are friendly and humble, always happy to chat and answer obscure questions (or sometimes just very basic questions). I had a great time in Hawai’i and really enjoyed getting to know the department.

It was sad to leave friends behind when it came time to move on, but GMT is something that stays with you no matter where you go. Plus, the GitHub notifications never stop :slightly_smiling_face: