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Fixed-term (6 years) Assistant Professor/Postdoc in Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 12/31/2014

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a University Assistant (post doc) in the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 5414

The Section of Geophysics is looking to fill a position of university assistent/postdoc in the field of seismology. Applications from seismologists are especially welcome. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague. The Vienna region offers, beside interesting opportunities for research and application, particularly high quality of life. The candidate is expected to hold classes to an extent specified by the regulations of the Kollektivvertrag. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage.

Duration of employment: 6 years

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
We require an active participation in the research program in seismology and solid earth geophysics. Important topics in our research context are regional geodynamics, seismic risk, oil/gas-exploration, and nuclear verification. Interest in developing new techniques of subsurface imaging for addressing fundamental questions in basic research as well as industrial application is an advantage, especially if it concerns the field of (induced) seismicity. We assume an interest in taking part in seismological field experiments (e.g., AlpArray Austria), and in data analysis and interpretation. The candidate should contribute to advising students at the various levels.

Profile:
Doctoral degree in geophysics or neighbouring fields.

Advanced computer and programming knowledge are a plus. Ability to work in a group is a requirement.

Your application should contain CV, list of publications, your research interests, a motivation letter, as well as names and addresses of three potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation. Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 08.12.2014, mentioning reference number 5414.

For further information (as well as applications) please contact Bokelmann, Götz +43-1-4277-53720 (Goetz [dot] Bokelmann [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at).

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Identification number of advertisement: 5414 E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l.Laboratory

Location: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 03/15/2015

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

This position will work on active-source seismic processing, analysis and/or numerical modeling. Work includes both surface and borehole seismic, such as vertical seismic profile (VSP) and crosswell techniques. Numerical modeling includes large scale forward modeling for both conceptual models and data collected in field experiments. Most projects are related to monitoring of CO2geological sequestration. Processing of field data is a parallel focus area with numerical modeling. Work will include analysis of results and potential comparison to laboratory or petrophysical models. Experience in one of the following areas is preferred: finite-difference modeling, modeling CO2 induced effects in seismic data, processing of borehole seismic field data. Experience with parallel cluster computing is preferred, but not required. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance, funding, and continued operational needs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct original and independent research under broad supervision and guidance.
  • Develop techniques and apply existing programs for computation and visualization of seismic data, monitoring CO2 migration, and aiding in quantifying the detection of CO2 leakage during geological sequestration operations.
  • Process and analyze seismic data from field experiments. Use industry standard seismic processing software. Data potentially include surface reflection, VSP and crosswell seismic.
  • Apply fluid substitution methods for changes due to CO2 displacing brine.
  • Apply methodologies for modeling fracture and fault effects in surface seismic data
  • Apply geophysical models to simulate both borehole and surface-based geophysical measurements
  • Use and/or analyze well logging data.
  • Develop new visualization tools.
  • Work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Recent Ph.D. in geophysics, civil engineering, or a related geoscience field.
  • One or more of the following: - Experience with numerical modeling of geophysical measurements. - Experience with well logging data analysis and petrophysical models. - Experience with geophysical data processing and analysis. - Experience with borehole seismic (Crosswell, Vertical Seismic Profile) preferred.
  • Record of productivity in setting up and conducting numerical modeling or data processing with limited supervision.
  • Ability to present and publish in scientific venues, including sufficient language skill.
  • Ability to develop proposals.
  • Ability to conduct or participate in field data acquisition.

NOTE: This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for post-doctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. Berkeley Lab understands the postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique. We are committed to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of becoming next generation scientists and engineers.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How to Apply
Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=24561 and follow the online instructions to complete the application process.

About Us:
Berkeley Lab addresses the world?s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab?s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy?s Office of Science. Read about the excellent postdoctoral benefits at Berkeley Lab (http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/lbl/).

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Seismologist – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Liverpool

Location: Liverpool, UK
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

As part of a major investment in Earth Sciences, the University is currently establishing the Liverpool Earth Observatory (LEO). As part of this imitative we are strengthening our modeling and simulation capabilities. You will provide high-level expertise and support for high-performance computing, including program development, adaptation and improving performance. You should have a PhD in Geophysics/Earth Sciences or Computer Science. Although most of application development and support will be based on existing program packages (e.g. provided by CIG), we are also interested in new approaches. We will be developing a number of web tools and experience of developing interfaces to spatial data within online environments would be highly desirable.

Apply at: https://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-587038/

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Penn State University

Location: State College, PA
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 03/15/2015

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Solid Earth Geosciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who creatively uses theoretical, observational, or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems related to the geochemistry or geophysics of the solid Earth and/or other planets. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a dynamic and diverse research and teaching community in the Department and College through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses highly active research programs spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Sciences disciplines, including geochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, and environmental and climate sciences (further information is available at: http://www.geosc.psu.edu). The Department and College are also home to several research centers and programs that focus on Earth and planetary processes, including: AfricaArray; the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards; the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory; the Penn State Astrobiology Research Center; the Earth System Science Center; and the Penn State Ice and Climate Research Center.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates should upload a cover letter, a complete curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for four references. Please submit these items electronically to job #54781 at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54781. Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Demian Saffer, chair of the search committee, at dms45@psu.edu.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Job URL: https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54781

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Structural Geology/Tectonics Open Position at WSU - Meet with faculty at AGU – Job Opening

Employer: Washington State University

Location: Pullman, WA
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/06/2015

This is a reposting of the advertisement for a tenure-track/tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in the area of Structural Geology/Tectonics.

Several members of the search committee will be attending the AGU meeting and would be happy to meet with interested applicants. If you are interested in meeting with us to discuss the position please email Jeff Vervoort (vervoort [at] wsu [dot] edu).

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Moore/Sloan and WRF Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships – Fellowship

Employer: University of Washington

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science.

The program recognizes that rapid advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming all fields of discovery from ?data-poor? to ?data-rich? and a significant bottleneck to discovery is our ability to perform inference over heterogeneous, noisy, and often massive datasets.

Up to 4 Fellowships will be awarded in 2015. Fellows are provided with full annual salary support of $65,000 for two years and a research stipend of $25,000 over the total period of the appointment that can be used for travel, equipment, software, undergraduate research assistants, or other research costs.

To apply, each candidate should identify two mentors from the list of eScience Affiliate Faculty for dual mentorship -- one in a methodology area (computer science, statistics, applied math, information sciences, or human centered design and engineering), and the other in a domain science (life, physical, or social).

For more details:
http://careers.agu.org/jobs/6656424/moore-sloan-data-science-and-wrf-innovation-in-data-science-postdoctoral-fellowships

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Field Technician University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute – Job Opening

Employer: University of Alaska

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posted: 15 Dec 2014

This position works with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)/Geophysical Institute (GI) Infrasound Group as a field technician responsible for the continuous operation and maintenance of a number of monitoring stations in support of the US effort under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Extensive travel to remote field locations is required (Antarctica, Alaska, Pacific islands, etc.) and leading a small field team of other technicians, students and local support personnel is part of the work. At UAF, assisting with fieldwork preparations, maintenance logistics and reporting requirements will be the mainstay of the day-to-day routine. The ideal candidate for this position will have field/ operational experience in remote locations, be flexible in the face of rapidly changing requirements and situations, be able to independently assess and solve technical problems in the field, and work as a part of team.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

  • Knowledge of field-based research and field support.
  • Knowledge of infrasound & seismic sensor design, construction and calibration.
  • Ability to develop engineering solutions to infrasound & seismic problems and implement them -in the field or in a laboratory.
  • Ability to develop and maintain electronic and computer systems for data acquisition and telemetry in the field.
  • Ability to communicate program data and results effectively to managerial, technical and non-scientific personnel.
  • Ability to manipulate data and produce charts/graphs to display trends in data and/or stations performance.
  • Ability to work in remote locations without direct supervision.
  • Ability to interpret data results for reporting to DTRA/CTBTO.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses):

  • B.S. in physical sciences, electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering or closely related field.
  • US citizenship is required by the funding agency.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position:

Minimum 4 years experience at the professional level with the following:

  • infrasound, seismic or equivalent field-based research
  • sensor maintenance and calibration
  • scientific field work

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:

  • Knowledge of infrasound & seismic research and field support.
  • Knowledge of infrasound & seismic sensor design, construction, operation, deployment and calibration.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems, MATLAB and other low-level programming languages.
  • Understanding of infrasound & seismic signals and their associated sources.
  • Ability to obtain and hold a US Secret clearance.

To apply go to www.uakjobs.com and search for "NACT Field Technician" or go to posting #0069911.

Inquires can be directed to Dr. David Fee at dfee1 [at] alaska [dot] edu or Dr. Curt Szuberla at caszuberla@alaska.edu.

UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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PhD opportunity in Volcano Geophysics – PhD Opportunity

Employer: University of East Anglia

Location: Norwich, UK
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/07/2015

Exciting PhD opportunity in volcano geophysics at the University of East Anglia.

Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Jessica Johnson (jessica [dot] johnson [at] uea [dot] ac [dot] uk).

More details and applications on the EnvEast website:
http://www.enveast.ac.uk/projects

Deadline 7 January 2015

Scientific background

Geophysical observations and gas emission monitoring are some of the most useful tools for forecasting the behaviour of active volcanoes. However, the disciplines, while linked qualitatively, are rarely analysed together, even though they have profound effects on each other. Several studies (e.g. Johnson & Poland 2013, Watson et al., 2000) have observed that increased magmatic gas flux alters the surrounding rock. These changes include seismic velocities, and ground deformation. The quantification of the effects of changing gas flux will not only assist volcano observatories to discriminate between the signals of gas and magma movement, but also has the potential to improve monitoring of remote volcanoes with no gas emission measurements.

The project

The student will use the multiphysics finite element models to calculate seismic velocity variation, strain and stress due to pressurised fluid-filled cracks in the medium. The project will be divided into two parts. The first part will be the development of the models for a target volcano. The 2008 summit eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii will be the main focus of the project through collaboration with Dr Michael Poland at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). The student will visit HVO to work with Dr Poland on the deformation data. The second part will be to test the theories that the student has developed in the first part on other target volcanoes to evaluate the global applicability of the models.

Training

The project will be conducted primarily in the University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences, where the background and existing knowledge to support this project are excellent. Training will be given where necessary in seismic and other geophysical methods, general computing skills and specific MATLAB and COMSOL use. The other institution involved in this project is HVO, where Dr. Poland is the research scientist in volcano geodesy. Training will be given there in geotedic analysis and interpretation.

Requirements

Applicants must hold, or expect to receive, a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering, mathematical, or physical sciences discipline. Expertise in geophysics or volcanology and strong computing and mathematical skills are desirable.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day on either Thursday 12 or Friday 13 February 2015.

Funding

This project has been shortlisted for funding from the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. Successful candidates who meet RCUK's eligibility criteria will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award. The stipend for 2014/15 was ?13,863 p.a.

Co-Supervisors

Dr Richard Herd, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr. Michael Poland, US Geological Survey - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Start date October 2015
Programme PhD
Mode of Study Full-time
Studentship Length 3.5 years

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2015 AFRL Space Scholar summer program for graduate students in seismology – Graduate Opportunity

Employer: Air Force Research Laboratory

Location: Kirtland AFB, NM
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 02/15/2015

The AFRL Nuclear Explosion Monitoring program at Kirtland AFB, NM invites graduate students enrolled in Seismology and related programs in academic institutions to apply for the Space Scholar summer program. For details please see

http://afrlscholars.usra.edu

Look under "Opportunities" for "AFRL Mentors" Frederick Schult, Glenn Eli Baker and Jiakang Xie for further project information. You may contact each mentor with any questions using the Contact button. Applicants must be US citizens.

Drs Baker and Xie will attend the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Supervisory Research Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 12/29/2014

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geologic Hazards Science Center has opened a position as Supervisory Research Geophysicist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The position duties include serving as the Scientist-in-Charge at the Albuquerque Seismological lab, coordinating and leading operations and research conducted by the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), and other prominent networks, as well as planning and conducting fundamental and applied research using data from the GSN, ANSS, and regional seismic networks.

This will be a permanent position at the GS-14 level, with promotion potential to GS-15.

Applications (resume and responses to application questions) for this vacancy must be received online via USAJOBS before midnight Eastern Time on Monday, December 29, 2014. Resumes MUST adhere to the format prescribed on USAJOBS including full narrative descriptions of ?Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills? for past work experience. Transcripts, etc. MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. A full description of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/388841700.

The Job Announcement Number is PAC-2015-0172 (PAC-2015-0175 for current Federal Employees). The salary range is $97,657 to $126,949 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. Contact Melissa Barnhart with questions about the application process (Phone: 916-278-9399; pacsac3 [at] usgs [dot] gov).

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ANU RSES Seismology Faculty Position 2015 – Job Opening

Employer: Australian National University

Location: Canberra, AUS
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 05/15/2015

RESEARCH FELOW / FELLOW / SENIOR FELLOW
Research School of Earth Sciences
Geophysics Area - Seismology
Academic Levels: Research Fellow (B), Fellow (C), Senior Fellow (D)
Salary Range: $88,875 - $137,219 plus 17% superannuation

As part of a strategic initiative, the Research School of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Seismologist to strengthen and complement current activities in seismology that exploit Australia's unique position in relation to regional and world seismicity with the goal of understanding Earth structure and dynamics. Applicants will be expected to have established a strong research profile in the analysis of seismological observations, or the development of interpretational techniques for determining Earth structure, or a combination of theoretical and observational seismology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally distinguished research program and demonstrate future leadership in seismological research.

The level of appointment is open rank and will depend on the experience of the applicant. At level C and above a continuing (tenured) appointment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

The School hosts the seismological component of the ANSIR Research Facility in Earth Sounding, with 65 portable broad-band systems, and 200 new solid state recorders with 3 component sensors. The group also led a recent national effort to establish a fleet of 20 Ocean bottom seismometers. All instrumentation is available through competitive access. A 24 element seismic array (WRA) is operated at Warramunga in the Northern Territory, and two broad-band stations WRAB and CAN as a contribution to global seismology. Advanced computational facilities are available within the group and the ANU campus hosts the national supercomputing (NCI) peak facility.

The successful applicant will be expected to take a major role in the development of the program in seismology, supervise graduate students and contribute to the School?s graduate and undergraduate teaching program. An active program of external fund raising is expected.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. Interest in this position from women and minorities is strongly encouraged. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information on the Research School of Earth Sciences can be found at http://rses.anu.edu.au.

Enquiries: Professor Malcolm Sambridge
T: 61 2 6125 4557 E: Malcolm [dot] Sambridge [at] anu [dot] edu [dot] au

Closing Date: A formal advertisement will appear by April 2015 with assessment of applications from June 2015.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Seismic Waveform Tomography – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 15 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/15/2015

The global seismology group at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory is inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in seismic waveform tomography of the earth's mantle at the global and continental scale.

The primary research project will focus on developing a high resolution model of the north American upper mantle using a variety of regional seismic data and a combination of numerical waveform modeling with constraints from secondary observables. The initial appointment is for 1 year with a possibility of renewal depending on progress and the availability of funding.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled; the first review of applications will be January 8, 2015. The appointment can start as early as Feb 1st, 2015.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements, excluding the dissertation, for a PhD or equivalent in earth sciences or a related field by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

PhD or equivalent in earth sciences or a related field by expected start date. Must have experience in broadband seismic waveform analysis and/or numerical modeling.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. For information on UC Postdoc benefits, please visit: http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply: Complete an application at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00626. Application materialsmust include: a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research experience and interests, and the names of three referees.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letter.

Please direct questions to Professor Barbara Romanowicz at: barbara [dot] romanowicz [at] gmail [dot] com

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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Researcher or Project Scientist with focus on geodetic networks and research – Job Opening

Employer: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 12 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 03/12/2015

The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) will be conducting a search for a scientist to manage the Bay Area Regional Deformation (BARD) geodetic network and engage in additional research activities. The available position could be filled as a Researcher or Project Scientist depending on the qualifications and research goals of the applicant. Within either series, the successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full title based on professional achievement and experience.

The specific activities will depend on the interests of the individual but might include the use of GNSS, seismic and InSAR data to develop models of active deformation in northern California. The position is funded by a combination of internal and external sources and includes research projects funded by federal agencies (USGS, NASA and NSF), and others. This research is focused on rapid, real-time earthquake information (earthquake early warning), the characterization of earthquake hazard in the region based on long-term deformation, and on furthering the understanding of the mechanics of time dependent tectonic processes. Project updates and research results will be reported to the sponsors and published in peer-reviewed research journals.

Additional information is available here: http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/seismo.positions.html

We anticipate that the position will be listed online in late December and review of applications will begin in January and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information can also be obtained from Prof. Richard Allen, BSL Director (rallen [at] berkeley [dot] edu), Prof. Roland Bürgmann (burgmann [at] seismo [dot] berkeley [dot] edu), or Dr. Peggy Hellweg, BSL Operations Manager (peggy [at] seismo [dot] berkeley [dot] edu). All will be attending the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Permanent position in microseismic monitoring at NORSAR – Job Opening

Employer: NORSAR

Location: Norway
Posted: 8 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

NORSAR has extensive experience in array seismology, microseismic monitoring and ray-tracing technology. Due to a significant increase in project activities, software development and research related to microseismic monitoring, NORSAR is announcing an opening for a permanent position within microseismic monitoring in the Department for Earthquakes and the Environment.

Job Description:
The selected candidate will be part of an international team of researchers working on projects related to microseismic monitoring. The work will include research and industry projects and therefore tasks will span from basic to applied research and consultancy. Applications within permanent reservoir monitoring, CO2 storage monitoring, hydraulic fracturing, waste disposal and geothermal energy are only some examples.

Desired skills and experience

  • project management, reporting and preparation of grant applications
  • ability to work individually and as a team member
  • data processing, analysis and interpretation of microseismic events
  • signal processing and/or waveform migration methods
  • firm knowledge in programming (Fortran, C/C++, CUDA or equivalent) and matlab
  • proficiency in written and spoken English, preferably also in Norwegian
  • knowledge in earthquake location methods, tomography, source parameters, ambient seismic noise, moment tensor inversion, waveform propagation methods is an advantage.

We offer:
A very diverse and challenging job within an international team of young and experienced researchers. Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy, hence we encourage applications from qualified women. We offer flexible working conditions, competitive terms, and a good insurance and pension plan.

NORSAR is a not-for-profit research foundation located at Kjeller (outside of Oslo, Norway). NORSAR conducts research, development and advanced consultancy in the fields of geophysics, seismology, applied seismology and earthquake engineering. It is today among the largest seismological observatories, and provides services and technology both to the public sector and to private customers. Read more about NORSAR on: www.norsar.no

Candidates may be requested to pass professional selection procedures. Applications with documentation of competence, experience and letter of motivation should be sent electronically to careers@norsar.no as soon as possible and no later than 5th of January 2015.

Interested candidates may obtain additional information by contacting Dr. Volker Oye, volker [at] norsar [dot] no, or calling: +47 – 9306 5716.

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UNAVCO Undergraduate Internships – Graduate/Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: UNAVCO

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 4 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 02/10/2015

UNAVCO’s Undergraduate Internships: LeAding UNdergraduates in CHallenges to Power Academic Development in Geosciences (Geo-LAUNCHPAD) and Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)

Both Geo-LAUNCHPAD and RESESS are paid summer research internships managed by UNAVCO and based in Boulder, Colorado that are intended to increase diversity in the geoscience workforce by supporting students from underrepresented groups on their path to completing college, graduate school, and beginning a career in science. Geo-LAUNCHPAD is for community college students and university students who have not yet started their junior year and RESESS is geared toward rising junior and senior undergraduate students.

Interns from both internships complete a research project on topics such as geology, geomorphology, hydrology, seismology, paleoclimatology, glaciology, geophysics, geodesy, volcanology, engineering, remote imaging, and more. Both internships include a communications and professional development workshop, field trips, a poster presentation, and a supportive community. RESESS interns also participate in a weekly writing workshop and present their research in a UNAVCO-wide oral colloquium at the end of the summer. We provide extensive support to interns, including travel to and from Boulder, housing, and a stipend or salary.

Geo-LAUNCHPAD interns will complete a collaborative research project under the guidance of a UNAVCO project manager. A Faculty Mentor from the intern’s home institution provides support and guidance before, during, and after the program.

RESESS interns will complete an independent research project on a topic of interest to them with a scientist at UNAVCO, the University of Colorado, the U. S. Geological Survey, or from other scientific institutions in the Boulder/Foothills area. If eligible, RESESS interns may also receive funding support for presenting their research results at a national science conference.

We encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences to both programs.

For additional information about Geo-LAUNCHPAD, please visit www.unavco.org/geolaunchpad and go to our Application Instructions and FAQs web pages, or email geolaunchpad@unavco.org. The application deadline is February 10, 2015.

For more information about RESESS, please visit www.unavco.org/resess and go to our FAQ and APPLY web pages, or email resess@unavco.org. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Location: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 3 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 03/03/2015

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458 Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

This position will work on active-source seismic processing, analysis and/or numerical modeling. Work includes both surface and borehole seismic, such as vertical seismic profile (VSP) and crosswell techniques. Numerical modeling includes large scale forward modeling for both conceptual models and data collected in field experiments. Most projects are related to monitoring of CO2geological sequestration. Processing of field data is a parallel focus area with numerical modeling. Work will include analysis of results and potential comparison to laboratory or petrophysical models. Experience in one of the following areas is preferred: finite-difference modeling, modeling CO2 induced effects in seismic data, processing of borehole seismic field data. Experience with parallel cluster computing is preferred, but not required. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance, funding, and continued operational needs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct original and independent research under broad supervision and guidance.
• Develop techniques and apply existing programs for computation and visualization of seismic data, monitoring CO2 migration, and aiding in quantifying the detection of CO2 leakage during geological sequestration operations.
• Process and analyze seismic data from field experiments. Use industry standard seismic processing software. Data potentially include surface reflection, VSP and crosswell seismic.
• Apply fluid substitution methods for changes due to CO2 displacing brine.
• Apply methodologies for modeling fracture and fault effects in surface seismic data
• Apply geophysical models to simulate both borehole and surface-based geophysical measurements
• Use and/or analyze well logging data.
• Develop new visualization tools.
• Work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

• Recent Ph.D. in geophysics, civil engineering, or a related geoscience field.
• One or more of the following:
   - Experience with numerical modeling of geophysical measurements.
   - Experience with well logging data analysis and petrophysical models.
   - Experience with geophysical data processing and analysis.
   - Experience with borehole seismic (Crosswell, Vertical Seismic Profile) preferred.
• Record of productivity in setting up and conducting numerical modeling or data processing with limited supervision.
• Ability to present and publish in scientific venues, including sufficient language skill.
• Ability to develop proposals.
• Ability to conduct or participate in field data acquisition.

NOTE: This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for post-doctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. Berkeley Lab understands the postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique. We are committed to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of becoming next generation scientists and engineers.

This position requires completion of a background check.

How to Apply
Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=24562 and follow the online instructions to complete the application process.

About Us:
Berkeley Lab addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Read about the excellent postdoctoral benefits at Berkeley Lab (http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/lbl/).

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Tenure Track Asst. Professor of Structural Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: University of California Riverside

Location: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/15/2015

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a faculty position in Structural Seismology at the Assistant Professor level, available July 1, 2015. Research We seek a seismologist who conducts research into the shallow structure of the Earth. We invite applications from researchers who focus on understanding the seismic structure of the Earth on local, crustal and/or lithospheric scales, using techniques including but not limited to reflection and/or refraction seismology, receiver functions, shear-wave splitting, travel time and/or ambient noise tomography. We are particularly interested in candidates who use these techniques to illuminate fault structures. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program complementary to our strengths in theoretical/numerical modeling of earthquakes and fault systems, space geodetic studies of crustal deformation, neotectonics, observational seismology, and experimental and theoretical investigations of rheological properties as they pertain to earthquakes.

Teaching

A successful candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in or related to the area of specialty.

Application

A Ph.D. in a relevant field and a proven ability to conduct innovative research are required. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching interests online at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00277. The candidate is also required to submit the details of 3-5 referees using the APRecruit system. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gareth Funning: gareth [dot] funning [at] ucr [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Information about Earth Sciences at UCR is available at http://earthsciences.ucr.edu; information about our Earthquake Processes and Geophysics program can be found at http://ep.ucr.edu. UCR is a core member of the Southern California Earthquake Center.

The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: based on experience

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Two Tenure-Track Positions – Job Opening

Employer: Texas Tech University

Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/30/2015

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for two assistant professor, tenure-track positions. A PhD in an Earth Science (or closely related) discipline at time of appointment is required.

Position 1 focuses on seismology, emphasizing the imaging of crustal features (from shallow sedimentary and structural studies to investigation of crustal scale tectonic features). A letter of application, including names of three referees, short statements of research and teaching philosophies, and vita can be uploaded online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ requisition #2211BR. Questions should be sent to Dr. Harold Gurrola, Search Committee Chair: harold [dot] gurrola [at] ttu [dot] edu

Position 2 focuses on sedimentary systems with an emphasis on one or more of clay mineralogy, diagenesis, mudstones, carbonate petrology and reservoir characterization. A letter of application, including names of three referees, short statements of research and teaching philosophies, and vita can be uploaded online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ requisition #2209BR. Questions should be sent to Dr. Paul Sylvester, Search Committee Chair: paul [dot] sylvester [at] ttu [dot] edu .

Candidates with strong records of scholarship and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Teaching duties include graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's specialty. The department (www.geosciences.ttu.edu) has active research specialties in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geography, and Atmospheric Science. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock on the edge of the Permian Basin. The region appreciates the social and economic importance of geology and geophysics knowledge due to the importance of petroleum and groundwater to the Texas economy. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Evaluation of candidates will begin January 30, 2015.

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NSF Program Director for the Instrumentation & Facilities (IF) Program – Job Opening

Employer: National Science Foundation

Location: Arlington, VA
Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

Division of Earth Sciences, Instrumentation & Facilities (IF) Employment Opportunity

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Program Director for the Instrumentation & Facilities (IF) Program using the Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment (IPA) Act, Rotational Program.

The person in this position will help administer specific research areas as well as research infrastructure and education programs. Additionally, they will help solicit, receive, and review proposals, make funding recommendations, and administer awards. They are also responsible for interaction with other Federal Agencies, forming and guiding interagency collaborations, and for service to Foundation-wide activities. NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Foundation's overall mission to support innovative and merit-evaluated activities in fundamental research and education that contribute to the nation's technological strength, security and welfare.

The IF Program requires a broad understanding of the infrastructure needs and opportunities in the Earth Sciences; a commitment to high standards; receptivity to a breadth of new ideas; and good judgment. In this process, you will get unique opportunities to influence, and help lead the direction of research infrastructure investments in Earth sciences.

Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin January 5, 2015, and will continue until selection is made.

For more information about this position and the application process: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=ear15001

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Seabed Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2 Dec 2014

The geophysics and acoustics group at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a 2 year position in seabed geophysics / geoacoustics / seismology. The starting date is May 1, 2015 (a later date is negotiable). Candidates should hold a PhD degree in geophysics, acoustics, statistics, physics, or computer engineering and have a strong background in physics and statistics. In particular, a background in inverse theory, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, sequential Monte Carlo methods, computational acoustics/seismology, high performance computing including message passing and general purpose graphics cards, and/or numerical methods are an asset. Programming skills in Fortran, MPI, CUDA, and Matlab are also an asset. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English and have strong communication and technical writing skills.

The research project will develop probabilistic (Bayesian) inversion methods to quantitatively study shallow-water (10s of metres) seabeds which will provide crucial information for the detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Currently, UXO detection and classification is well studied on land but remains a challenging inference problem underwater. Detection success can be significantly enhanced when the sediment structure and relevant properties are quantified. This project will develop some of the numerical inference/inversion methods required to analyze data from a seismo-acoustic system developed in collaboration with Charles Holland at the Pennsylvania State University.

Initial appointment is for one year with the option of renewal for a second year (given satisfactory performance). Salary and benefits are $55,000 (CAD) and the position includes funding to attend one international conference per year. The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on Vancouver Island. The area offers a high quality of living and outstanding outdoor recreation (hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, skiing, and mountaineering). Applications should include a cover letter, a one page research statement, curriculum vitae, the names and contacts (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of two referees, and copies of your two career-best journal publications in a single PDF file. Please email applications to Jan Dettmer and Stan Dosso, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada, jand [at] uvic [dot] ca and sdosso [at] uvic [dot] ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Fixed term position at the Guadeloupe Volcano and Seismological Observatory – Job Opening

Employer: Guadeloupe Volcano & Seismological Observatory

Location: French West Indies
Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/02/2014

Please note the following announcement about a fixed-term position in computer science at the Guadeloupe Volcano and Seismological Observatory, French West Indies. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested.

http://candidat.pole-emploi.fr/candidat/rechercheoffres/detail/021SNPR

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Celine Dessert,director at OVSG.

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InSight Seismologist at SEG, ETH – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 12/31/2014

The Seismology and Geodynamics (SEG) group at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, invites applications for a position as Seismologist on the InSight project. The NASA InSight mission (http://insight.jpl.nasa.gov) will place a single geophysical lander, including the SEIS experiment with 2 seismometers, on the surface of Mars in September 2016. The Mars group at ETHZ is building the service that will identify, locate and characterise all seismic activity recorded on the Martian sensors. This Marsquake Service will operate for the lifetime of the instruments.

The Mars group at ETHZ includes a growing team of scientists, technical and IT staff that work on various aspects of InSight, from design and verification of seismometer electronics, development and eventual operation of the Marsquake Service, and fundamental science that focuses on understanding the structure of the planet. The Marsquake Service closely collaborates with the Swiss Seismological Service, responsible for national seismic monitoring and alerting, and for operating the Swiss national seismic networks with over 130 realtime stations.

The successful candidate will develop sophisticated single station seismic location and characterisation techniques, advanced software to detect weak signals, and rigorously test software using real Earth datasets and Martian synthetics. The candidate will also collaborate with seismologists and engineers from across the InSight project on tasks relevant to the Marsquake Service, and SEIS design and operation. Following successful installation on Mars, the candidate will be part of the team that routinely monitors Martian seismicity.

A PhD in geoscience, engineering or a related field is required, with documented experience on relevant subjects, which may include software development for seismic networks, broadband waveform modelling, source location, quantification and characterisation, computational seismology, and data mining. A solid background in programming, preferably Python, is required. Postdoctoral experience is not necessary but would be of advantage.

For more information contact John Clinton (jclinton [at] sed [dot] ethz [dot] ch). The selection process starts now (November 2014) and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to have a minimum duration of 2 years with possibility of extension. ETH Zurich offers a competitive salary, dependent on experience and performance. The city of Zurich consistently rates as one of the most attractive cities worldwide. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The working language of the group is English.

Applicants should submit, per e-mail, a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three references to jclinton [at] sed [dot] ethz [dot] ch (Subject: InSight Seismologist). Only complete applications will be considered.

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Two Postdoctoral Positions – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Location: Livermore, CA
Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 01/02/2015

We would like to announce two new postdoctoral positions at LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). The positions are supported by work we are doing on the Source Physics Experiments (SPE) and more broadly research that improves CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty) and general nuclear explosion monitoring capabilities. At LLNL postdocs are able to spend 25% of their time pursuing self-directed research activities. LLNL supports postdoc attendance and presentations at professional society meetings, in addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals and other career enhancing activities.

One postdoc position (#12769) is in the Seismology Group and focuses on seismic analysis, particularly source modeling. This one does require an ability to obtain a clearance, and for this reason is limited to U.S. citizens.

The other postdoc position (#12770) is in the Computational Geosciences Group and focuses on numerical modeling and geo-mechanics. This one does not require U.S. citizenship.

It is expected that once the positions are filled, the postdocs will interact with each other as well as with the seismological and computational scientists in the two different groups, along with the broader set of scientists working on a range of geophysics R&D at LLNL and the research community. The work will also include access to and use of unique high-performance computing resources at LLNL.

The full position descriptions and instructions for applying for the positions can be accessed at www.llnl.gov under "Careers".

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Seismologist – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 18 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 12/18/2014

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) we seek to fill the position of a Seismologist

Identification number of advertisement: WWTF2

The Section of Geophysics is looking for a candidate who has a geophysics PhD focusing on seismology, and expertise in seismological data analysis. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague.

The project:
This position becomes available in the project Elastic Wave Interaction with Underground Cavities, which is funded by the Austrian Funding Agency WWTF (Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologie-Fonds). The project brings together expertise from seismology and applied mathematics - bridging the gap between a) highly accurate numerical modeling of broadband seismic wavefields and b) exploring observational techniques for underground inspection. A central goal is to understand the interaction of elastic wavefields with underground cavities, such as those created by potential clandestine nuclear weapons tests, and to identify seismic observables that can help to identify them.

The candidate should have a natural interest in developing new seismological techniques, and a willingness to put them in practice. He/she will get to know and collaborate with the CTBTO-PrepCom (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation – Preparatory Commission) in Vienna, and will also gain and extend his/her experience in seismological field work, by intervening in field projects in the area.

Profile:
Doctoral degree and/or extended technical experience in seismology. Advanced computer and programming knowledge. Ability to work in a group is a requirement, as well as excellent knowledge of English language. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage. The candidate should have good basis in standard seismological techniques, such as reflection seismology, shallow surface wave propagation, receiver functions, and virtual Green`s function techniques from ambient noise, as well as an interest in exploring new techniques.

The position:
Duration of employment: 2.5 years (30 months). The begin time is, ideally, beginning of 2015. The salary of this full-time position will be 3.483,40 €, paid 14 times a year, with full social benefits.

The screening for this position will begin on December 1, 2014. Your application should be in English language, and contain CV, list of publications, your general research interests, a motivation letter, as well as names and addresses of three potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation.

Please send your application by email to Goetz [dot] Bokelmann [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at , specifying the identification number WWTF2 in the subject line. You may also contact Götz Bokelmann at the University of Vienna for further information.

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Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA
Posted: 11 Nov 2014

The Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, has established the Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship to be awarded to a candidate preferably within two years of receipt of the Ph.D. The fellowship is open to applicants in any area of geophysics including new areas of research that cross existing disciplinary boundaries, so that students and recent graduates in Earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, or computational sciences with interests in the geophysical sciences are also encouraged to apply. Our department is currently active in crustal geophysics, exploration and production geophysics, seismic imaging, rock physics, earthquake seismology, crustal deformation, stress and geomechanics, environmental geophysics, and planetary sciences. The successful candidate will have her/his own independent research agenda, but have common interests with one or more existing faculty (who will serve as a formal mentor) to participate in their research group activities. We encourage prospective applicants to communicate in advance with prospective faculty mentors.

This honorific postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded for a one-year period that can start any time in the academic year 2015/2016, with an anticipated extension for a second year. The compensation package includes salary of $56-62,000/year depending on experience, benefits, and a $15k one-time research allowance. Applications received by January 5, 2015, will receive fullest consideration.

How to apply:

Applications should include a statement of research interests and proposed research, curriculum vita, a list of publications, and the names and email addresses of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Please apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5063.

The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to thompsonfellowship [at] sesmail [dot] stanford [dot] edu. More information on the department can be found at https://earth.stanford.edu/geophysics/

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posted: 10 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 03/10/2015

The geophysics and acoustics group at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a 2 year position in seabed geophysics / geoacoustics / seismology. The starting date is May 1, 2015 (a later date is negotiable). Candidates should hold a PhD degree in geophysics, acoustics, statistics, physics, or computer engineering and have a strong background in physics and statistics. In particular, a background in inverse theory, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, sequential Monte Carlo methods, computational acoustics/seismology, high performance computing including message passing and general purpose graphics cards, and/or numerical methods are an asset. Programming skills in Fortran, MPI, CUDA, and Matlab are also an asset. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English and have strong communication and technical writing skills.

The research project will develop probabilistic (Bayesian) inversion methods to quantitatively study shallow-water (10s of metres) seabeds which will provide crucial information for the detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Currently, UXO detection and classification is well studied on land but remains a challenging inference problem underwater. Detection success can be significantly enhanced when the sediment structure and relevant properties are quantified. This project will develop some of the numerical inference/inversion methods required to analyze data from a seismo-acoustic system developed in collaboration with Charles Holland at the Pennsylvania State University.

Initial appointment is for one year with the option of renewal for a second year (given satisfactory performance). Salary and benefits are $55,000 (CAD) and the position includes funding to attend one international conference per year. The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on Vancouver Island. The area offers a high quality of living and outstanding outdoor recreation (hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, skiing, and mountaineering). Applications should include a cover letter, a one page research statement, curriculum vitae, the names and contacts (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of two referees, and copies of your two career-best journal publications in a single PDF file. Please email applications to Jan Dettmer and Stan Dosso, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada, jand [at] uvic [dot] ca and sdosso [at] uvic [dot] ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Predoctoral Positions in Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 6 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 12/31/2014

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) several

Predoctoral Positions in Seismology

are to be filled, starting from spring 2015.

The Section of Geophysics is looking to fill positions of university assistants / predoctoral fellows in the field of seismology. Applications from seismologists are especially welcome. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage.

If you`re interested, please contact Prof. Götz Bokelmann (Goetz [dot] Bokelmann [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at, or at +43-1-4277-53720).

The positions are limited-duration, and the payment is according to the Kollektivvertrag (§48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (praedoc).

Areas of work:
Important topics in our research context are regional geodynamics, seismic hazard, oil/gas-exploration, and nuclear verification. Interest in developing new techniques of subsurface imaging for addressing fundamental questions in basic research as well as industrial application is an advantage. At the moment, we`re looking for coworkers for the running project AlpArray Austria, to image the subsurface under the Alpine region. We assume an interest in taking part in seismological field experiments, and in data analysis and interpretation.

Your Profile:
Finished (or about to finish) a degree in geophysics or a neighbouring field. Advanced computer and programming knowledge are a plus. Ability to work in a group is a requirement.

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Climatology and Energy Geophysics Positions – Job Opening

Employer: Binghamton University

Location: Binghamton, NY
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 02/04/2015

Binghamton University will make two tenure-track appointments in the broad area of geophysics starting Fall, 2015. We seek outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests in climatology and energy geophysics. Appointments are planned at the assistant professor level, however exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for a higher level appointment.

*Position 1: Climatology (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics)*

We anticipate hiring a *climatologist *who employs geophysical fluid dynamics to study global scale energy exchange within the Earth System. Possible research areas might include: (1) past, present and future climate change; (2) understanding modern climate systems to interpret paleoclimate archives preserved in ice and sediments, and to predict future climate changes; (3) the dynamics of sea-level changes as ice sheets respond to changing energy levels in the atmosphere and oceans; (4) impact of climate variations on renewable energy resources; and (5) impacts of climate change on ecosystems and human health. Geophysicists with other research areas in the broad field of climatology are also encouraged to apply.

*Position 2: Energy Geophysicist*

We anticipate hiring an *energy geophysicist, *with expertise in the exploration of Earth?s shallow subsurface structure and composition. We are particularly interested in geophysicists familiar with the acquisition and processing of seismic data and other geophysical tools for the interpretation of rock structures and sequences in sedimentary basins. This hire will likely collaborate with current faculty working on basin analysis, tectonics, and sedimentary processes. Possible research areas might include: (1) advanced seismic imaging; (2) attribute analysis to differentiate lithologic and fluid variability in sedimentary sequences to better understand processes leading to hydrocarbon or ore accumulation; (3) documenting the sequence of events and rates of tectonic and sedimentological processes; and (4) 3D analysis of sedimentary sequences.

The successful candidates must develop and sustain nationally recognized, externally funded research programs in their areas. We also expect the candidates to develop a strong record of teaching and mentoring students and to teach undergraduate courses in geophysics and advanced undergraduate/graduate level courses in their areas of expertise. We are seeking candidates who will strengthen our existing research programs in geochemistry, sedimentary geology, or Earth surface processes, and who will seek to interact with geologists, environmental scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers on the Binghamton University campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in these fields, at the time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. For further information about the department, visit the Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies website (www.binghamton.edu/geology/). For questions about the Climatology position, contact Professor Steve Dickman ( dickman [at] binghamton [dot] edu); for questions about the energy geophysics position, contact Professor Bob Demicco (demicco [at] binghamton [dot] edu).

These positions are affiliated with the Smart Energy Area, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that Binghamton University has identified for growth under the auspices of the SUNY2020 plan. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the Smart Energy TAE steering committee. For more information on the TAEs [and SUNY2020], go to http://www.binghamton.edu/tae/. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The position will remain open until filled. The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2014.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geodynamics at Earthquake Research Institute – Job Opening

Employer: University of Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/30/2015

Subduction is the dominant process that has shaped the geological evolution of Japan and drives its modern-day hazards. We seek an early career researcher at the level of assistant professor who will engage in research to examine the geodynamics of the subduction system. Preference will be given to candidates with interest in how the crust and lithosphere are affected by the subduction process. We encourage applicants who develop integrated geodynamic models and apply tests using leading-edge numerical simulation methods in order to examine crust and lithospheric processes at various spatial and time scales that bridge the earthquake cycle to tectonic deformation. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, have the potential to execute pioneering research with strong ties to observational research, and take a leadership role to build an active geodynamics team that interacts with other groups within ERI and the international community. ERI carries out fundamental research on earthquakes and volcanoes in order to contribute to mitigation of associated natural disasters. The successful candidate's research will be directly applicable to ERI's mission in collaboration with ERI scientists. The primary responsibility of professors at this institute is to carry out research; and the successful candidate may advise or mentor graduate students in conjunction with faculty of the University of Tokyo. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent academic degree. Females and international applicants are encouraged to apply.

The tenure-track assistant professor hired through this program has the possibility to be promoted to associate professor with a permanent position at the ERI, the University of Tokyo, if deemed qualified through an evaluation of his or her achievements. Early evaluation after three years will lead into a tenure decision after five years. Please contact the person below for more details.

Candidates are asked to submit the following set of documents to the address below:

  • CV
  • List of academic publications
  • Reprints (or copies) of three representative papers.
  • Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (300-500 words).
  • Proposal for research to be undertaken at ERI (300-500 words)
  • including a statement on development of integrated research projects
  • in geodynamics.
  • Names, contact information, and email addresses of two references.

Applications must be received at ERI by 16:00 (Japan Standard Time), January 30, 2015.

For further information, contact Prof. H. Sato (email: satow [at] eri [dot] u-tokyo [dot] ac [dot] jp, Tel: +81-3-5841-5737).

The set of documents must be addressed to:

Personnel Section, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0032 JAPAN

Please indicate in red on the envelope containing the set of documents: "Application for assistant professor position in geodynamics."

Employer Information

ERI employs over 80 top-notch academics (professors, associate professors and research associates) drawn from diverse fields, ranging from seismology to volcanology, geophysics, geochemistry, geology, geodesy, applied mathematics, information science, civil engineering and seismic engineering. Together with a support staff of 50, 30 visiting researchers and 70 graduate students, we work on advanced researches, technique development, field observations, experiments, theoretical studies, analyses and computer simulations. We promote comprehensive research and education in order to achieve two goals. 1) Scientifically unraveling the various phenomena within the earth and seismic / volcanic activities on our planet, 2) Mitigation of disasters from such phenomena. Today, the ERI is composed of 4 divisions, 5 centers, and other supporting offices and sections.

Homepage: http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/

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Postdoc Fellowship Position – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Warsaw

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 11/19/2014

Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship in the field of seismology. The positions is in the group of prof. Marek Grad within a Polish National Science Centre MESTRO project "Determination of the seismic structure of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system in the marginal zone of the East European craton in northern Poland". The group is now expanding its research programme in regional seismology in the area of well known 3D crustal structure. Passive experiment "13 BB star" is dedicated to study deep structure of the Earth's interior in the marginal zone of the East European craton in northern Poland. The seismic network consists of 13 broadband stations in the area of c. 120 km in diameter. The network is located in the area with well recognised velocities of sedimentary cover and crustal structure. Good records obtained till now, and expected during next 2 years recording campaign, should yield images of detailed structure of the LAB, "410", "?520", and "660" km discontinuities, as well as mantle-core boundary and inner core.

The employment is for 2.5 years, starting January 1st, 2015. We are looking for qualified candidate with established expertise in regional and global seismic imaging, waveform and broadband array tomography, surface waves and lithosphere-asthenosphere structure modelling. A PhD obtained within last 5 years is required, substantial computing and programming experience and proven publication record are preferred, and fluent English will also be considered.

Applicants are requested to e-mail their complete academic CV, a statement of research interests, and 3 academic references to prof. Marek Grad ( mgrad [at] mimuw [dot] edu [dot] pl and sekretariat [at] igf [dot] fuw [dot] edu [dot] pl).

Fellowship is supported institutionally for 30 months with an annual salary of about 72,000 PLN before taxes.

The deadline for applications is November 19, 2014.

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, please visit:

http://www.13BB.pl/postdoc/

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PhD Student Opportunity, Geophysics Joint Doctoral Program, SDSU-UCSD – PhD Opportunity

Employer: San Diego State University

Location: San Diego, CA
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 12/15/2014

PhD Student Opportunity, Geophysics Joint Doctoral Program.

San Diego State University and University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics.

The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Assistantships for Fall 2015 are available for research in earthquake physics and strong motion, fault zone structure and dynamics, quantitative paleoseismology, applied seismic imaging, and computational seismology. Successful candidates must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply, by December 15, 2014, at www.csumentor.edu. For further information, see www.geology.sdsu.edu/jdp, or send inquiries to Professor Steven Day (sday [at] mail [dot] sdsu [dot] edu).

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Assistant Professor in Geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/23/2015

The Geosciences Department in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University seeks a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred start date of August 2015.

We seek an enthusiastic Geoscientist to help build our education offerings in the area of Petroleum Geosciences and to develop a strong research program in an area that complements existing programs in the department. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: petroleum geology, organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, active-geophysical imaging, stratigraphy, basin analysis, fluid-flow in rock as applied to hydrocarbons, structural geology, reservoir geology, or environmental implications of modern oil and gas development. Candidates with a wider range of cognate interests are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, (2) a strong research record and future potential in geosciences, (3) evidence of research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions in the future, and (4) evidence of teaching interests that strengthen the department?s offerings in petroleum geosciences and related areas.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) a commitment to geo-education and potential for excellence in teaching, including field education and professional career preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, (2) an interest in research and associated activities related to geoscience hydrocarbon industries, (3) an established or promising peer-reviewed publication record, (4) the ability to obtain and manage external research funding, and (5) the ability to establish strong research and industry partnership programs within the department, college and/or university.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities of the position will include (1) teaching undergraduate courses in petroleum geosciences, (2) teaching graduate classes in the area of specialization, (3) building a strong externally funded research program, (4) advising and mentoring student research at undergraduate and graduate levels, (5) contributing to department, university, and national/international service and outreach, including growing and sustaining diverse and productive liaisons with existing and future department partners on campus, with agencies, and with industry. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department?s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Department: The Department of Geosciences has twelve full time faculty. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and currently has about 180 majors and 65 graduate students. In keeping with the mission of a Land Grant University, the program is known for its strength in field-based research, commitment to teaching, outreach to solve resource management problems, and basic research programs in sedimentology/stratigraphy, petrology/geochemistry, tectonics, hydrogeology/geomorphology, petroleum geology, economic geology, seismology/geophysics, and geodynamics. There are widespread interdisciplinary collaborations across campus and within the home College. The department maintains state-of-the-art UNIX and PC computational facilities, geophysical facilities that include near-surface seismic, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar systems, LIDAR, and a Scintrex CG5 gravimeter, a Linkam fluid inclusion microthermometry stage, and hosts a Re-Os TIMS facility. Other instrumentation available on campus includes a JEOL JSM-6500F SEM, a JEOL JSM2100F TEM, a PerkinElmer Elan DRC II ICP-MS, an ICP-AE, an XRD, and a light element stable isotope facility.

The Locality: Our location in northern Colorado offers excellent local and regional opportunities for field-based research and teaching in the Rocky Mountains and High Plains. Numerous opportunities exist for multi-institutional collaboration given our proximity to other research universities, the USGS, EPA, other state and federal agencies, and strong regional environmental, petroleum, and mineral industries. Fort Collins is a mid-size city with a high quality of life, a pleasant climate, good schools, and spectacular opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is often ranked as one of the top five locations to live in the U.S. Proximity to metropolitan Denver provides ready access to a major center of the hydrocarbons industry and a major international airport.

Application Procedure: For full consideration send curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of at least three referees by January 23, 2015 to warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For additional information, visit: warnercnr.colostate.edu/departments/geosciences or contact John Ridley (search chair) at jridley [at] mail [dot] colostate [dot] edu or at 970-491-5943.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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Faculty Position at Penn State University – Job Opening

Employer: Penn State University

Location: State College, PA
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/15/2015

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a new tenure-track position in the broad area of Petroleum Geosciences. We seek applicants whose research interests address fundamental geoscience questions in areas relevant to petroleum geosystems including, but not limited to exploration geophysics, multi-channel seismic imaging, petrophysics, borehole geophysics, reservoir geomechanics, basin analysis, geodynamics, structural geology, sedimentary geology and stratigraphy, geochemistry, or geofluids. This position is part of a group hiring initiative within the newly formed Institute of Natural Gas Research (INGaR). The Geoscience hire will likely contribute to the Discovery and Exploration component of INGaR and complement existing Department of Geosciences strengths.

We expect to fill this position at a junior-to-mid-career level, although, in exceptional cases, a senior hire may be possible. Applicants must have a doctorate in geosciences or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, to supervise and support graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) in their research, and to contribute to the operation of the department, college, university, and profession. Demonstrated experience with or a significant interest in working with industry is expected. The successful candidate will be aligned with the interests of the Institute but have their academic tenure home in the Department of Geosciences.

The Department of Geosciences is home to approximately 35 faculty, 100 graduate students (in M.S. and Ph.D. programs), and an undergraduate program offering degrees in Geosciences, Earth Sciences, Geobiology, and Earth Science and Policy. The oil and gas industry provides fellowships and career opportunities for many students in the Department. The individual hired in this position is expected to play a significant role in this industry collaboration including participation in the Petroleum Geosystems Initiative MS training program. Further information on the Department can be found at: http://www.geosc.psu.edu/.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 15, 2015. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three references. Please submit these items electronically to job #54242 at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54242. Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Kevin Furlong, chair of the search committee, at kpf1 [at] psu [dot] edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background checks in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Assistant Professor of Geology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Alaska Southeast

Location: Juneau, AK
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology. The position directly supports the UAS undergraduate Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Environmental Science and Geography.

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory undergraduate courses in physical, historical, and environmental geology as well as upper division courses and seminars in the candidate's area of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Earth surface processes, including but not limited to geomorphology, geochemistry, geohydrology, glacial geology, and coastal geology. Ability to collaborate across disciplines with colleagues at UAS is required. UAS is undergraduate-focused but faculty members have opportunities for advising graduate students through development of joint and/or affiliate appointments with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by January 5, 2015 will receive first consideration. UAS faculty will be present at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco in December 2014, and informational meetings may be arranged during that time.

More info can be found at UAKjobs (http://www.uakjobs.com) and searching for posting 0069627

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Research Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Golden, CO
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 11/14/2014

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geologic Hazards Science Center (GHSC) in Golden, Colorado, has opened a research position in Earthquake Seismology. The primary focus of the position is to plan, originate, and conduct research that characterizes shaking-related hazards primarily for the benefit of USGS real-time earthquake information systems. This focus may include studies of basin and other propagation and site effects, spatial variability, complexity, and uncertainty that may relate to the real time hazard and loss assessment.

This will be a permanent position at the GS-13 level, with promotion potential to GS-15.

Applications (resume and responses to application questions) for this vacancy must be received online via USAJOBS before midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 14, 2014. Resumes MUST adhere to the format prescribed on USAJOBS, including full narrative descriptions of “Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills” for past work experience. Transcripts, etc. MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. A full description of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/385427700.

The Job Announcement Number is PAC-2015-0706 (PAC-2015-0077for current Federal Employees). The salary range is $74,587.00 to $115,301.00 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. Contact Melissa Barnhart with questions about the application process (Phone: 916-278-9399; pacsac3 [at] usgs [dot] gov).

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Faculty Position in Structural Geology & Tectonics – Job Opening

Employer: Washington State University

Location: Pullman, WA
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/06/2015

Washington State University - School of the Environment Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Structural Geology/Tectonics

Position #119909

Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking to fill a tenure-track/tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in the area of Structural Geology/Tectonics. This position is a permanent full-time, 9-month faculty position located on the Pullman Campus. This position is part of a multi-year series of new hires intended to contribute to the growth and development of the School of the Environment, an interdisciplinary academic unit at WSU that focuses on Earth, Water, and the Environment. Duties include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate structural geology/tectonics courses and mentoring MS and PhD graduate students. The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized research program in structural geology/tectonics. Specific areas of emphasis within this broad field are open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who will develop an externally funded research program that includes a strong field-based component.!

Required: Assistant Professor: Earned doctorate in a discipline related to structural geology and tectonics, at time of employment; record of research accomplishments as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or extramural grantsmanship; demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Associate Professor: in addition, 6 years of experience as an Assistant Professor or equivalent. Professor: in addition, 6 Years of experience as an Associate Professor or equivalent, and national/international reputation in their field.

Preferred: Demonstrated ability to: develop collaborations; teach field camp and other field-based courses; lead field trips at the undergraduate and graduate level; and develop a strong field-based research component.

For questions about the position contact Jeff Vervoort at (509) 335-5597; vervoort [at] wsu [dot] edu

To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. Application materials must include a letter describing how your experience and training meet qualifications for the position, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, current vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references. Screening begins January 6, 2015. EEO/AA/ADA

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Seismic Project Manager – Job Opening

Employer: IVI International, Inc.

Location: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 12/15/2014

Overview:
The Project Manager- Seismic is a structural engineer with experience in seismic retrofit and Seismic Risk Assessments of Building to assess a property's potential for losses from seismic events. This position will self-perform and aid in review of seismic risk assessments and will expand the building structure review needs of the Property Condition Assessment group.

Responsibilities:
Conduct seismic risk assessments for existing buildings – both self-performed with a site visit, or desktop review using supplied checklist data from field staff; Provide technical direction and guidance to architects and engineers assigned to projects that have a seismic risk component;
Calculate Probable Maximum Loss (PML) values using IVI methodology; Support the Director – Seismic Risk Assessments in communication with clients to discuss and develop solutions for recognized seismic risk factors;
Aid in performing Property Condition Assessments (PCA) to assess condition of a building’s major systems: site work improvements, structure and foundations, facades and roofs, HVAC, and electrical and plumbing systems;
Review repair/improvement cost information, Building Department records, and similar; Prepare estimated costs to remedy seismic retrofit scenarios;
Use IVI’s online document assembly software for the preparation of the Seismic Risk Assessment report, PCR and other deliverables;
Perform structural calculations in accordance with modern and historic buildings codes in support of building investigations or structural retrofit as required; Independently author Seismic Risk Assessment Reports in accordance with company standards and industry best practices;
Effectively communicate project progress and issues with the Project Manager and maintain communication with team members throughout the course of the project, and
Deliver outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions.

Qualifications:
Bachelors’ degree in Structural or Civil Engineering; Certification as a Professional Engineer (PE); Structural Engineer (SE) will be considered;
Min. 5 years’ experience in structural review of seismic performance and design; In-depth knowledge of seismic code components of national and regional building codes, such as California, Oregon, Washington and surrounding areas; Forensic building and condition assessment experience desired;
Experience with structural analysis software packages, including SeismiCAT, ST-Risk, F-RISK, HAZUS;
Familiarity with ATC-13-1, ASTM methodologies;
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook; and
Excellent verbal and written communication.

To apply: https://careers-ivi-intl.icims.com/jobs/1268/seismic-project-manager---professional-engineer-%28pe%29/job

For more information about IVI International: www.ivi-intl.com

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Tenure-Track Professorships in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Texas

Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 4 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 01/05/2015

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members in the field of geophysics at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for outstanding scientists who will establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and will be committed to education, including both teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date. We seek an individual in each of the following two areas:

(1) In exploration geophysics, including applications in near-surface studies, natural resources, and natural hazards. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in field and/or laboratory experiments, numerical and/or theoretical analysis are encouraged to apply. High-performance computational facilities are available, and candidates would be encouraged to use them for imaging, visualization, and the interpretation of 3D and 4D geophysical data. Successful candidates will engage with other geophysics faculty, staff, and students to continue to grow a highly competitive research portfolio.

(2) In solid Earth geophysics, seeking an understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the solid Earth, to complement existing strengths within the Jackson School. Candidates with interest in lithospheric problems (for example, earthquake physics, plate deformation and evolution) and/or deep-Earth problems (for example, mantle and core convection, seismic structure and composition of the deep Earth) are encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, and mineral physics. The scope of research may include the application of similar geophysical studies to other planetary bodies.

The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which also includes two research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. With over 190 research scientists and faculty, the JSG is one of the largest academic earth science schools in the country. The University of Texas is also home to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), an NSF XSEDE facility for high performance computing.

Applicant Instructions:

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a list of at least five individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference, and up to five representative publications via e-mail to dgs@jsg.utexas.edu. Questions concerning receipt of application materials should be sent to dgs@jsg.utexas.edu.

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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Coimbra

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posted: 3 Nov 2014

CGUC/IDL (University of Coimbra and University of Lisbon, Portugal) invite applications for one Post-Doctoral research position in seismology. The post-doctoral researcher will be integrated in project QuakeLoc-PT.

Job description: Post-doctoral researcher
Start date: January 2015
Grant duration: 12 months
Supervision: Susana Custodio (susanacustodio [at] campus [dot] ul [dot] pt)

Application:
Send a detailed CV, copy of academic diplomas, and recommendation letters or reference contacts to susanacustodio [at] campus [dot] ul [dot] pt. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Required skills:
Academic degree: PhD in seismology/geophysics
Other requirements: Solid background in computation, physics and mathematics.

Salary: 1495 euros / month + social and health benefits

More details: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9273555/QuakeLoc/141103-Announcement.pdf

Websites:
Instituto Dom Luiz: http://idl.ul.pt/
University of Lisbon: http://www.ulisboa.pt/, http://www.fc.ul.pt/
University of Coimbra: http://www.uc.pt/en

....................................................... Susana Custódio Investigadora FCT / FCT Investigator, PhD

IDL – Instituto Dom Luiz FCUL – Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Campo Grande, Ed. C8, Piso 3, Gab. 5 (8.3.05), 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351.217500000, ext: 28305; +351.969565078; Fax: +351.217500119 ……………………………………………….

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Tenure Track Position in Solid Earth Science – Job Opening

Employer: University of Minnesota

Location: Duluth, MN
Posted: 3 Nov 2014
Closing Date: 02/01/2015

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin August of 2015. We seek a broadly-based earth scientist who will complement our existing teaching and research strengths in crustal geology, resources, surficial processes, sedimentology, paleoclimatology, hydrogeology, planetary geology, and geophysics. Fields of expertise may include, but are not limited to, mineral science, petrology, economic geology, fluid-rock interactions, geodynamics, tectonics, and early Earth history. This is a tenure-track faculty position with responsibility for teaching, research and service to the University. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred, but applicants with appropriate qualifications may be considered at the Associate Professor level.

Essential qualifications for the position are: 1) completion of a PhD in earth science by July 1, 2015, from a regionally-accredited university or equivalent program; 2) expertise in mineral science, which may include mineralogy, petrologic applications of mineralogy, geochemistry, economic geology, or mineral physics; 3) potential for acquiring external research funding; 4) an established or emerging research publication record; 5) experience in teaching, which may include teaching assistantships; and 6) excellent written communication skills. Essential qualifications for an appointment as Associate Professor also include teaching, scholarship, and leadership commensurate with department expectations for promotion to Associate Professor. Preferred qualifications for all candidates include an interest in interdisciplinary research, collaboration with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and in attracting undergraduate and graduate students who traditionally are underrepresented in the geosciences; and demonstrated excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills. Currently, our faculty teach three courses per year. The successful candidate will teach a core geology majors' course in Mineralogy, including optical mineralogy, plus other introductory- to graduate-level courses each year. The candidate will also be expected to develop an externally funded research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students, and to provide service to the profession, campus, and greater community.

We offer BA and BS degrees in geological and environmental science, the MS degree in geology, and the PhD degree in earth sciences in cooperation with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Detailed information about our undergraduate and graduate programs is available at www.d.umn.edu/dees/index.html. Opportunities exist to develop research collaborations with other faculty and researchers, and with the robust resource or environmental industries in the region, including a new University of Minnesota MnDRIVE initiative in sustainable mining at UMD (see http://mndrive.umn.edu and http://www.d.umn.edu/scse/initiatives).

Complete on-line applications must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests (Additional Document 1); 4) a statement of research interests that includes a plan for external funding (Additional Document 2); and 5) names of at least three references. A complete application must be submitted online via the following website: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=125390.

Duluth is a vibrant small city with exceptional outdoor, recreational and cultural opportunities. The University of Minnesota is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made for any part of the application and hiring process by contacting the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-4037. Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus ground, and University vehicles.

Formal review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and applications must be received by February 1, 2015, to be considered. We will be conducting initial interviews by telephone/videoconference in February, and we will plan to conduct campus interviews in March and April. For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. John Goodge, Chair of the Earth Science Faculty Search Committee.

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Staff Seismologist, Seismological Laboratory – Job Opening

Employer: Caltech

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posted: 31 Oct 2014

The Caltech Seismological Laboratory seeks a research scientist (Staff Seismologist) to participate in the operation and ongoing development of the Caltech/USGS southern California earthquake-monitoring network (SCSN/CISN). We are interested in applicants who will apply their research and programming skills to develop and implement new technologies for innovative real-time earthquake data processing. The duties consist of synthesizing data, configuring software, seeking input from team members, and interacting with the media, including social media, to inform the public. The successful candidate will have a PhD in seismology or related field, or a Master’s degree with 4 years of relevant experience. Will be a proactive, self-starter with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and be able to work with a team, and pay attention to detail. Must have some social media skills, and the necessary public-speaking skills to interact with the media and to represent the network at various meetings. You will have the technology and computer skills to participate in implementation of new algorithms. Be able to use modern scripting languages and understand modern computer infrastructure. And have the ability to work successfully, especially during demanding times due to earthquake emergencies.

To be considered for this outstanding opportunity to represent Caltech and the Seismological Laboratory, please complete our online application and submit your resume and cover letter at: https://jobs.caltech.edu/postings/2445

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disability

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University Assistant (post doc) in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 11/20/2014

Identification number of advertisement: 5343

The Section of Geophysics is looking to fill a position of university assistent/postdoc in the field of seismology. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague. The candidate is expected to hold classes to an extent specified by the regulations of the Kollektivvertrag. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage.

This is a temporary employment as substitute (15.01.2015 - 07.05.2015); option to prolongation until May 2016.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)

On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
We require an active participation in the research program in the field of seismology, in particular the FWF-Projekt AlpArray Austria. Further important topics in our research context are regional geodynamics, seismic risk, oil/gas-exploration, and nuclear verification. We assume an interest in performing the seismological field experiment, and in data analysis and interpretation.

Profile:
Doctoral degree in geophysics, or if in another field, practical experience in seismology.

Advanced computer capabilities are a plus. Ability to work in a group is requirement.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 20.11.2014, mentioning reference number 5343.

For further information please contact Bokelmann, Götz +43-1-4277-53720.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 5343
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Probationary (Tenure Track) Faculty Position in Earthquake Hazards and/or Engineering Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: Western University

Location: London, ON, Canada
Posted: 30 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 12/31/2014

Probationary (Tenure Track) Faculty Position in Earthquake Hazards and/or Engineering Seismology

The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position in the area of Earthquake Hazards or Engineering Seismology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2015.

Earthquake Hazards and Engineering Seismology are key areas of research strength at Western University, with faculty involved in research in earthquake processes and earthquake hazards, ground motions, and induced seismicity. Over the last 20 years, Western has established itself as the leading university in Canada in the field of Earthquake Seismology, through its long-term commitment to seismic monitoring (through the Southern Ontario Seismographic Network), seismic hazard research, and rapid earthquake ground-motion warning. Western has a demonstrated track record in working with industry to provide the infrastructure and research needed to manage seismic hazard issues. Vibrant long-term collaborations include those with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Ontario Power Generation, and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. This position builds upon these collaborations, and on the recent appointment of an NSERC/TransAlta/Nanometrics Industrial Research Chair in Induced Seismicity Hazards.

The applicant will have a Ph.D. or equivalent, and an established research record in Earthquake Hazards or Engineering Seismology, as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, conference presentations, external grant funding, and interactions with industry partners or groups. Preference will be given to qualified applicants whose research focuses on ground motion and hazard issues having practical engineering applications. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, applicants whose research involves collaboration with industry partners, and the development and effective use of seismographic network data, will be given priority.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to supervise graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels and to teach in related Earth Science fields (e.g., Geophysics including Seismology) at the undergraduate level, as well as develop specialized courses in Earthquake Hazards or Engineering Seismology at the graduate level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an original, vigorous, independently funded research program, to attract excellent students, and to collaborate with other faculty members in Science. Collaboration with other Faculties at Western, such as Engineering, is also encouraged. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in administrative responsibilities in the Department and in the University.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a vibrant community of 25 full-time faculty members, 9 support staff, 106 graduate students, and 10 post-doctoral fellows, research associates and instructors. Research in the Department of Earth Sciences is organized into the broad themes of Earth and Planetary Systems; Resource Geoscience; Tectonic Processes and Natural Hazards; and Earth and Climate Evolution. More information about the Department of Earth Sciences is available at: www.uwo.ca/earth/. Information on our research products related to this position may be found at: www.seismotoolbox.ca and www.inducedseismicity.ca.

Review of applications will commence on December 8, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan (2 pages max.), a description of teaching philosophy and preference (2 pages max.), plus mail, email addresses, and phone/fax numbers of at least three referees, sent to:

Dr. R. Gerhard Pratt, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, eschair@uwo.ca, Western University, London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5B7.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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Geophysicist Studying Induced Earthquakes – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 29 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 11/28/2014

Job Opportunity Studying Induced Seismicity at the U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) in Menlo Park, California, seeks a Geophysicist to analyze and conduct research on seismic network data collected at sites of suspected induced seismicity associated with deep underground fluid injection or production. This will be a permanent position at the GS-9 or GS-11 level. Primary duties will include: analysis of data collected from seismic networks maintained by the Induced Seismicity Project (e.g., pick phase arrival times, determine earthquake locations and focal mechanisms, etc.), conducting research to better understand the causes and consequences of induced earthquakes, assisting in field deployments of seismic networks, and monitoring the state of health of these seismic networks. The ideal candidate will have background knowledge in seismology or a related field and be interested in becoming a part of a multidisciplinary research group working to further our understanding of induced earthquakes.

Applications (resume and responses to application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS before midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 28, 2014. Resumes must adhere to the format prescribed on USAJOBS, include detailed information for current and past jobs, and have full narrative descriptions of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities for past work experience. Please be careful to follow instructions and ensure that all supporting documents (e.g., transcripts) are included as a part of the application package. A full description of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/384669400

The Job Announcement Number is PAC-2014-0052. The salary range is $56,735 to $89,235 per year. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Contact Earl Emerson with questions about the application process (phone: 253-552-1663, email: pacsac1 [at] usgs [dot] gov).

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posted: 24 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 01/23/2015

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor in Geosciences

The Geosciences Department in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University seeks a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred start date of August 2015.

We seek an enthusiastic Geoscientist to help build our education offerings in the area of Petroleum Geosciences and to develop a strong research program in an area that complements existing programs in the department. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: petroleum geology, organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, active-geophysical imaging, stratigraphy, basin analysis, fluid-flow in rock as applied to hydrocarbons, structural geology, reservoir geology, or environmental implications of modern oil and gas development. Candidates with a wider range of cognate interests are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, (2) a strong research record and future potential in geosciences, (3) evidence of research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions in the future, and (4) evidence of teaching interests that strengthen the department’s offerings in petroleum geosciences and related areas.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) a commitment to geo-education and potential for excellence in teaching, including field education and professional career preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, (2) an interest in research and associated activities related to geoscience hydrocarbon industries, (3) an established or promising peer-reviewed publication record, (4) the ability to obtain and manage external research funding, and (5) the ability to establish strong research and industry partnership programs within the department, college and/or university.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities of the position will include (1) teaching undergraduate courses in petroleum geosciences, (2) teaching graduate classes in the area of specialization, (3) building a strong externally funded research program, (4) advising and mentoring student research at undergraduate and graduate levels, (5) contributing to department, university, and national/international service and outreach, including growing and sustaining diverse and productive liaisons with existing and future department partners on campus, with agencies, and with industry. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Department: The Department of Geosciences has twelve full time faculty. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and currently has about 180 majors and 65 graduate students. In keeping with the mission of a Land Grant University, the program is known for its strength in field-based research, commitment to teaching, outreach to solve resource management problems, and basic research programs in sedimentology/stratigraphy, petrology/geochemistry, tectonics, hydrogeology/geomorphology, petroleum geology, economic geology, seismology/geophysics, and geodynamics. There are widespread interdisciplinary collaborations across campus and within the home College. The department maintains state-of-the-art UNIX and PC computational facilities, geophysical facilities that include near-surface seismic, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar systems, LIDAR, and a Scintrex CG5 gravimeter, a Linkam fluid inclusion microthermometry stage, and hosts a Re-Os TIMS facility. Other instrumentation available on campus includes a JEOL JSM-6500F SEM, a JEOL JSM2100F TEM, a PerkinElmer Elan DRC II ICP-MS, an ICP-AE, an XRD, and a light element stable isotope facility.

The Locality: Our location in northern Colorado offers excellent local and regional opportunities for field-based research and teaching in the Rocky Mountains and High Plains. Numerous opportunities exist for multi-institutional collaboration given our proximity to other research universities, the USGS, EPA, other state and federal agencies, and strong regional environmental, petroleum, and mineral industries. Fort Collins is a mid-size city with a high quality of life, a pleasant climate, good schools, and spectacular opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is often ranked as one of the top five locations to live in the U.S. Proximity to metropolitan Denver provides ready access to a major center of the hydrocarbons industry and a major international airport.

Application Procedure: For full consideration send curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of at least three referees by January 23, 2015 to warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For additional information, visit: warnercnr.colostate.edu/departments/geosciences or contact John Ridley (search chair) at jridley [at] mail [dot] colostate [dot] edu or at 970-491-5943.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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Assistant Professor of Geology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Mississippi

Location: Oxford, MS
Posted: 17 Oct 2014

Assistant Professor of Geology – Tenure Track Position in Structural Geology/Tectonics and/or Economic Geology University of Mississippi

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Requirements are a Ph.D. in Geology, or related field, at time of appointment with a demonstrated strength in structural geology/tectonics and/or economic geology and the ability to teach courses in structural geology and petrography. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach summer field-based courses for additional compensation and develop additional undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. We encourage applicants with field-based research interests, strong skills in geologic mapping, and the ability to apply quantitative analysis in their research. The successful candidate will integrate into a cohesive Geology and Geological Engineering Department and have responsibility for teaching undergraduate and graduate students in both disciplines and be expected to contribute broadly to our Geology and Geological Engineering programs. Additional requirements are strong teaching and communication skills and evidence of scholarly achievement. The anticipated starting date for the successful candidate will be in August, 2015.

The University of Mississippi offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in both geology and geological engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in hydrology. We are located in the historic town of Oxford, in the wooded hills of north Mississippi. Oxford has a small college-town atmosphere with excellent public schools, affordable housing, performing arts, fine restaurants, and bookstores. The urban attractions of Memphis, Tennessee are 70 miles to the north.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online only at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Applications cannot be accepted in any other format. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact The University of Mississippi Employment Office at 662-915-5690. For additional information, contact Dr. Robert M. Holt at rmholt [at] olemiss [dot] edu. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA /Title VI/Title IX/Section 504, ADA/ADEA employer.

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PhD Opportunity in Seismology – Fellowship

Employer: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 16 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 01/15/2015

The University of Utah department of Geology & Geophysics is pleased to announce a new fully-funded PhD position investigating the dynamics, stability and failure of natural rock arches using ambient vibration measurements. Candidates should have a background in seismology and be motivated for field work. Competence in rock mechanics and/or geomorphology is desirable. This project draws on Utah's unique landscape with study sites in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. A MSc degree at the time of application is not required although is an advantage. See project summary at: http://geohazards.earth.utah.edu/arch.html.

Applicants should send a CV and personal statement to jeff [dot] moore [at] utah [dot] edu. In additional, all applicants must review and complete the full University of Utah graduate application online, see: http://www.earth.utah.edu/graduate.php. Application deadline is January 15.

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Tenure-Track Professorships in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University – Job Opening

Employer: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA
Posted: 7 Oct 2014

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University seeks to appoint two tenure-track professors in solid Earth geosciences, with emphases on the geochemistry and geophysics of the Earth’s crust and interior. Other fields that inform our understanding of the planetary interior will also be considered. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2015. A doctorate in Earth Sciences or related discipline is required at the time the appointment begins. Successful applicants will be expected to establish an innovative and internationally distinguished research program that contributes to the vibrant intellectual community within the department. They will also be expected to demonstrate excellence and commitment to teaching, and be responsible for developing and teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/): Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of 3-5 references. We will begin to review applications December 2, 2014. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information, contact: Prof. Charles H. Langmuir, Search Committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 (clangmuir [at] eps [dot] harvard [dot] edu) or (facultysearch@eps.harvard.edu).

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Solid Earth Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: North Carolina Central University

Location: Durham, North Carolina
Posted: 6 Oct 2014

The Computational Center for Fundamental and Applied Science and Education (CREST) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of seismotectonics. We seek candidates whose interests lie in the understanding of tectonics of the stable continental areas with emphasis on the investigation of seismic zones in the eastern and central US. The research will be a collaborative effort between the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences (EEGS) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis, TN. Advanced techniques of geophysical imaging, such as ambient noise data processing and the joint inversion of seismological and potential field data, will be used to resolve the geological structure of the lithosphere in the eastern United States. A Ph.D. in geophysics or related field is required at the time of appointment and experience in seismological and/or potential field data analysis, inversion code and computational programming is highly desirable, as well as capability of working with a large degree of independence. The position will also offer possibility of field work in order to carry out a gravity measurement campaign in the eastern Tennessee seismic zone. The position is awarded for a one-year period and renewable for up to four years, with an annual salary of $50,000 and generous budget for travel to national and international conferences and training workshops. Applicants should submit (1) curriculum vitae; (2) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Gordana Vlahovic at gvlahovic [at] nccu [dot] edu. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. North Carolina Central University is an EEO/AA employer.

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Graduate Assistantships – Graduate/Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: University of Akron

Location: Akron, OH
Posted: 2 Oct 2014
Closing Date: 01/02/2015

The Dept. of Geosciences, Univ. of Akron, Ohio has assistantships available starting in the spring and fall 2015 for students who have the drive and curiosity to succeed in graduate school. Examples of the on-going research include studies in geobiology, structural and environmental geology, studies of the climate record contained in lake sediments, oceans, and caves, and in global biogeochemical cycles. Interested students may contact Dr. John Peck at jpeck [at] uakron [dot] edu for more information and apply online at http://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/apply-online/

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Assistant Professor, Geophysics, Department of Geosciences, – Job Opening

Employer: University of Arizona

Location: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 12/24/2014

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position in geophysics in the broad areas of geodynamics, seismology and/or geodesy. Candidates must hold a PhD degree by the time of appointment. Postdoctoral or other postgraduate research experience is desirable. We anticipate hiring at the tenure-track assistant professor level. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Screening of applications will begin November 20, 2014 and the search will continue until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must apply online at: http://www.hr.arizona.edu/jobs, job number 56514. Please include: a cover letter, including references, curriculum vita, and statements of research and teaching experience and interests.

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Geophysicist, Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Job Opening

Employer: James Madison University

Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posted: 18 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 01/18/2015

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science (http://www.jmu.edu/geology/) at James Madison University seeks applications for a geophysicist at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. A Ph.D. related to the geosciences is required at the time of employment. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper level undergraduate geophysics courses, and general education science courses. Information on existing equipment housed in the department can be found at http://www.jmu.edu/geology/facilities.shtml. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in other STEM fields.

The department has 14 full-time faculty, 2 staff members, and approximately 125 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our graduates are recognized for their strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines with experience in undergraduate research. The department has an excellent record of placing students in graduate programs and employment in geoscience professions.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to: https://JobLink.jmu.edu under posting number 0406253. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elizabeth Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at: geophysics@csm.jmu.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin December 21, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships – Fellowship

Employer: Carnegie Institution

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 18 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 12/01/2014

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The Geophysical Laboratory emphasizes interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research in fields spanning geoscience, microbiology, chemistry, and physics. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; and astrobiology. Please visit https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/carnegie-fellowships-for-the-geophysical-laboratory-2/ to view a list of required materials and application instructions. Also, see http://www.gl.ciw.edu/ for a listing of personnel, current research interests, and major facilities.

Completed applications for Carnegie fellowships should be submitted by December 1, 2014.

The Geophysical Laboratory is located in Washington, DC, and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Professor - Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Colgate University

Location: Hamilton, NY
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 11/12/2014

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2015. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will teach Geophysics and develop other courses at the introductory level for non-majors and at the upper-level for geology students. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses, involvement of undergraduates in research, and a willingness to contribute to other all-university curricula, such as the Scientific Perspectives program in the university's Core Curriculum, are expected.

A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4548. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe [in their cover letter] their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises eight faculty, a senior lecturer/lab instructor, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, and micropaleontology lab. Information about the Geology department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/geology. For further information about the position please contact the department chair or department members at the GSA meeting in Vancouver.

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Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics or Earthquake Processes – Job Opening

Employer: California State Univ, Northridge

Location: Northridge, CA
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 01/01/2015

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics or Earthquake Processes. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Experience in post-doctoral research and/or University-level lecture instruction is desirable. We seek an innovative geophysicist with technical expertise in passive or active source seismology, geodynamics, numerical modeling, or earthquake geophysics. We particularly seek candidates who both complement our current research program and integrate across tectonics and geophysics. We offer B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes seeking extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving undergraduate and M.S. students. Furthermore, the successful candidate ! is expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. A successful candidate will enthusiastically contribute to teaching courses that provide rigorous preparation for students in our geophysics program at a range of levels. Course offerings include: an introductory course Living with Earthquakes in California, a new undergraduate core course in Earth Tectonics and Structure, undergraduate courses in geophysics, and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate's research specialty.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and statement of research interests. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to: geophysics.search@csun.edu. Materials can also be sent to:

Geophysics Search Committee
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266

Review of applications will begin on 1 January 2015. Priority will be given to applications received by this date, but the position remains open until filled. For additional information, see http://www.csun.edu/geology. The University is an EO/AA employer.

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Geoscientist position to support Air Force Technical Applications Center, Florida – Job Opening

Employer: Kegman Inc.

Location: Patrick AFB, FL
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 01/12/2015

www.kegmanINC.com

The Geoscientist will provide expertise in research, and calibration for, event discrimination applying seismology, infrasound, and hydro-acoustic sciences and methodologies in support of the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) geophysical mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Discriminant investigation.
  • Determination of data corrections.
  • Compilation of reference data sets.
  • Calibration of discriminants.
  • Examination of data/model biases.
  • Incorporation of new discriminants into an operational discriminant model.
  • Generalized event discrimination methodologies support.
  • Answer rapid-response, very applied research questions related to individual special-interest or alert events.
  • Produce potential regional P-Wave magnitude scales tied to traditional magnitude (mb) for all areas of interest: These are needed for continuity of scale, since with lowering monitoring thresholds smaller events that are only recorded regionally will not have a teleseismic body wave magnitude (mb).
  • Investigate ways to reduce scatter in residuals between observed and predicted regional amplitudes used in P/S amplitude ratio discrimination for broad area, including consideration of source mechanism.
  • Perform regional moment sensor analysis and coda magnitude analysis for estimating moment magnitude using regional stations.
  • Perform spectral ratios between special events using portable and US National Data Center stations, apply spectral ratios and single event spectra of explosions to model estimated depth of burial and yield.
  • Perform travel-time ray-tracing in 3D media including topography for events of interest: ray scattering and focusing of free-surface reflected phases from near-source sloping topography may provide some support for presence or absence of depth phases observed from events.
  • Find earthquake and mining clusters and stage waveforms for several areas of interest to help with 2D attenuation tomography for coda calibration through the Mayeda coda ratio method to: provide independent constraints on stress drop used in MDAC calibrations for P/S discrimination work and to provide scaling estimates for source parameters that are used to predict amplitudes of regional phases.
  • Perform reverse two station method on the estimation of attenuation of regional body wave phase amplitudes for the evaluation or adding constraints on 2D attenuation tomography work.
  • Support development in the use of moment sensors solutions as a long-period source type estimator.
  • Research uncertainty estimates on the different moment types and on the resolution of the compensated linear vector dipole (CLVD) component, considering the ratio of the isotropic moment and the deviatoric moment can provide some indication of a seismic event type as an earthquake, explosion or collapse.
  • Build events using Analyst Review Station (ARS) for datasets obtained in portable deployments for use as calibration events and store the metadata in a database provide additional coverage for calibration products.
  • Use teleseismic P-wave type waveform data to estimate the attenuation of the upper-mantle from waveform modeling t* in the time domain and from spectral analysis for use in yield estimation.
  • Generate regional 1D travel-time model estimates and test 2.5D travel-time estimates using record sections generated using arrival-time data and waveforms.

EDUCATION:

Master of Science or Ph.D. in Geophysics.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience performing tasks similar to those above.
  • Documented expertise in geology, regional seismic analysis and seismic event screening to produce bulletins and/or reports and to test new analysis tools.
  • Documented expertise in noise data analyses and calibration analyses.
  • Documented technical expertise in seismic, hydroacoustic, and infrasonic systems research and required documentation for program execution.
  • Familiar with data acquisition formats including: Conference on Disarmaments (CD) 1.1, Center for Seismic Studies (CSS), Standard for Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED), mini-SEED, Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG)-Y, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Acquisition and Viewing Executive (XAVE), Visual Trace Analyzer (VIXTA), GSE Open Station software, Data Collection Center (DCC).
  • General experience using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with executives.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience work within a government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
  • Experience deriving and marking classified documents according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and security classification guides.
  • Experience using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • AFTAC experience.

OTHER:

  • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance with the Department of Defense within 90-days of hire.
  • Must pass drug test.

Contingent on award anticipated in Dec 14/Jan 15

For more info and/or to apply visit http://kegmaninc.com/?page_id=10637

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Geophysical Data Analyst position, Florida – Job Opening

Employer: Kegman Inc.

Location: Patrick AFB, FL
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 01/12/2015

www.kegmanINC.com

The Geophysical Data Analyst will provide subject matter expertise in seismic and infrasonic data analysis support the US National Data Center and provides seismic and infra-sound analysis of data for research projects, providing seismic research analysis of special data sets for incorporation into databases for use in research initiatives. Responsibilities include:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide expert testing of the analysis tools after modification of software.
  • Provide detailed testing results to development teams.
  • Provide expert seismic analysis of data for station tuning studies to serve as “ground truth” for automated processing measurement.
  • Providing seismic and infrasonic data analyst support.
  • Analyze regional and teleseismic data from the United States Atomic Energy Detection System.
  • Reading arrival times of seismic phases.
  • Measuring amplitudes, locating epicenters, Beam Formation, Signal Detection, Signal Characterization, and applying discriminants to signals.
  • Prepare Trip Reports and Pre-Period Plan Reports.
  • Prepare and present briefings.

EDUCATION:

Associates or Bachelor’s degree or Air Force Specialty, Scientific Applications Specialist certification or equivalent.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Special Event Analysis Tools (SEAtools).

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience performing tasks similar to those above.
  • Familiar with data acquisition formats including: Conference on Disarmaments (CD) 1.1, Center for Seismic Studies (CSS), Standard for Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED), mini-SEED, Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG)-Y, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Acquisition and Viewing Executive (XAVE), Visual Trace Analyzer (VIXTA), GSE Open Station software, Data Collection Center (DCC).
  • Basic understanding of the processes that lead to seismic event formation and classification; disciplines required to develop seismic analyst procedures and training.
  • General experience using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with executives.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience work within a government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
  • Experience deriving and marking classified documents according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and security classification guides.
  • Experience using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • AFTAC experience.

OTHER:

  • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance with the Department of Defense within 90-days of hire.
  • Must pass drug test.

Contingent on contract award anticipated in Dec 14/Jan 15

For more info and/or to apply visit http://kegmaninc.com/?page_id=10637

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Geoscientist position at the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Program, Florida – Job Opening

Employer: Kegman Inc.

Location: Patrick AFB, FL
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 12/12/2014

www.kegmanINC.com

The Geoscientist shall have a working knowledge and familiarity with geophysical research (Seismology and Infra-sound) to support the support research and development components of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the research development of the Integrated Yield Determination Tool (IYDT) and models; development, validation and transition of seismic/air blast/infra-sound/craterology model to improve yield accuracy.
  • Support seismic and air pressure signal processing of field experiments, including sensitivity studies and investigation of additional signal features for incorporation into the IYDT.
  • Make observation, evaluation and documentation of field experiments.
  • Determining noise characteristics of city-emplaced seismic and air pressure stations.
  • Serve as the point of contact with various national agencies.
  • Performing general NTNF research.
  • Prepare and present briefings.
  • Travel is estimated at 12 trips per year.

EDUCATION:

Master of Science or PhD. in Geophysics.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience performing tasks similar to those above.
  • Documented expertise in geology, regional seismic analysis and seismic event screening to produce bulletins and/or reports and to test new analysis tools.
  • Documented expertise in noise data analyses and calibration analyses.
  • Documented technical expertise in seismic and infrasonic systems research and required documentation for program execution.
  • General experience using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with executives.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience work within a government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
  • Experience deriving and marking classified documents according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and security classification guides.

OTHER:

  • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance with the Department of Defense within 90-days of hire.
  • Must pass drug test.

For more info and/or to apply visit http://kegmaninc.com/?page_id=10637

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Visiting Lecturer position at Boise State University – Job Opening

Employer: Boise State University

Location: Boise, ID
Posted: 12 Sep 2014
Closing Date: 11/12/2014

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University seeks a Visiting Lecturer as a sabbatical replacement for the Spring Semester 2015. The Department has an internationally recognized program in near-surface geophysics with active research programs in the fields of hydrogeophysics, inverse theory, seismic/acoustic/electromagnetic wave propagation, engineering geophysics, volcanology and cryospheric science. We seek applicants who have a PhD in geophysics or related field.

The Department of Geosciences is a community of over 20 faculty and research staff who engage with over 150 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. The Department is home to two doctoral programs (Geosciences and Geophysics), four masters level programs, and three undergraduate programs. For further information about our faculty, research and teaching programs, please visit our websites at http://earth.boisestate.edu and http://cgiss.boisestate.edu.

The lecturer will be required to teach both GEOPH 201 Seeing the Unseen and GEOPH 502 Processes and Properties of the Earth II - course descriptions are provided below. GEOPH 201 is a four credit, non-calculus-based introductory geophysics course required of all undergraduate geosciences students, and has an expected enrollment in Spring 2015 of 30-40. Teaching assistants will be provided to help with labs for GEOPH 201. GEOPH 502 (also four credits) is the second of our core sequence for geophysics graduate students, and is designed to provide a sound understanding of earth processes while developing problem-solving skills in mathematical physics. GEOPH 502 is expected to have a Spring 2015 enrollment of at least 5 masters and doctoral students.

Course Descriptions:

GEOPH 201 Seeing the Unseen: an Introduction to Physics of the Earth. This is a class for sophomore geoscience students and anyone else interested in learning about geophysics. We identify the major methods of physics that govern processes in the Earth, explore the theory and applications in geophysics, such as hazards, environmental geophysics, exploration geophysics and (earthquake) seismology. Emphasis will be placed on historical developments and a qualitative understanding of the physics, as well as the state-of-the-art applications, in the earth.

GEOPH 502 Processes and Properties of the Earth II. Building on the material from GEOPH 501, which focuses on the physical principles that underlie the analysis of geophysical properties and processes, GEOPH 502 will focus on analytical and numerical methods for solving boundary value problems. Both mathematical and computational techniques will be used to solve problems using the governing equations and constitutive relations for gravitation, electromagnetism, and the mechanics of continuous and porous media. The course will continue the emphasis on unifying themes from GEOPH 501, in addition to the approach of starting with general governing equations and applying assumptions to focus on important terms in the partial differential equations. Lab sessions will give students experience in applying numerical techniques, which will be compared to analytical solutions developed in lecture.

Applicants should send a statement of their teaching philosophy and a copy of their current CV with a list of references and contact info to dwilkins [at] boisestate [dot] edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and conclude when a candidate is selected.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. To view the University’s full Background Investigations policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug-free workplace and campus. For more information about this policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Jeanne Clery Statement - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their campuses to all job applicants. To read the Boise State University Safety Report go to http://security.boisestate.edu/annual-security-reports/

Boise State University is a SMOKE FREE campus. For more information please go to http://healthservices.boisestate.edu

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

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Earthquake Associate – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Re

Location: Armonk, NY
Posted: 4 Sep 2014

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analyzing the major risks that concern the world - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from aging populations to cyber crime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress.

JOB DESCRIPTION

For over 40 years Swiss Re has dedicated significant resources into studying and developing procedures for quantifying the anticipated economic and insurance losses due to the effects of natural hazards, notably earthquake, storm, flood, hail. Our projects are oriented towards our core business (insurance/risk transfer) but often go beyond the pure business aspect and are valued by academics, governments, scientists, economists and other disciplines.

A successful candidate will need good to strong data management skills as well as experience with certain programming or statistical applications such as MATLAB. The individual should be highly motivated and is someone who can work in a team environment as well as individually. The ultimate responsibilities for the position are dependent upon the aspirations of the individual.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Understand and evaluate the seismic or flood related hazards
  • Developing/building probabilistic catastrophe models
  • Exposure vulnerability analysis
  • Provide R&D and client support directed at quantifying wind or flood loss exposure on an event and probabilistic approach
  • Assist or leads in developing tools/technology for hazard evaluation
  • Act as a liaison between the scientific/engineering community and Swiss Re
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Aid in the catastrophe underwriting and pricing process
  • Represent SRA at various client and industry events
  • GIS
  • Understand catastrophe modeling technology
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

The graduates@swissre program gives you the chance to join the exciting world of a specialized financial services organization. Over an 18 month period, you will receive on-the-job training in your job role, as well as attend a significant number of training days specially designed for the program.

For a duration between 16 to 20 weeks, you can rotate to a different business area, where you will get further experience in another area of the company. With the rotation & classroom training Swiss Re will give you the chance to meet and network with other graduates and employees from different Swiss Re units.

OFF-THE-JOB TRAINING

Classroom-based training mainly focuses on technical skills as our business is highly specialized. It consists of three general training blocks mandatory for all graduates providing you with a combination of general business learning modules and basic technical modules. This training is aimed at the specific needs of the business function you are assigned to during the program.

Requirements

  • Technical Skills: - Sound understanding of earth movement or flood hazards and/or engineering. - GIS knowledge, preferably with ESRI software. - Ability to handle complex database and spreadsheet applications.
  • An advanced degree in seismology, hydrology, engineering or similar
  • Demonstrated superior problem recognition/definition, analytical and solving skills
  • Proficient in mathematics or statistics
  • Strong computational skills (MATLAB)
  • Very good English verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions utilizing sound judgment
  • Strong willingness to work in a team as well as work independently Able to effectively manage own time and priorities
  • Highly motivated individual

Interested candidates should apply through www.swissre.com/graduates. Applications will only be accepted through our website.

*The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are based solely on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

*During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR professional of the accommodation needed.

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Two Professor Positions in Exploration Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, CO
Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Closing Date: 11/29/2014

In addition to the search for the C.H. Green Chair in Exploration Geophysics, an Endowed Chair, the department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines now also has an opening for an associate or full professor in Reservoir Characterization. Information about these two positions can be found at:

http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/hr/Job%20Openings/Academic%20Faculty/14-061020AssocFullProfessor.pdf

http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/hr/Job%20Openings/Academic%20Faculty/14-061160%20Green%20Professor%20Exploration%20Geophysics%20FINAL(Revised).pdf

Please contact Roel Snieder (rsnieder [at] mines [dot] edu) or Terry Young (tkyoung [at] mines [dot] edu) in case of questions.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemistry of Earth Materials – Job Opening

Employer: University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Closing Date: 11/29/2014

The Department of Earth Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California (http://dornsife.usc.edu/earth/) in Los Angeles, California, wishes to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in the application of geochemical techniques to the evolution and dynamics of the solid Earth, including the crust and lithosphere. The anticipated start date would be in the 2015-2016 academic year. The appointee will be expected to establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding and to contribute to the Department’s overall research effort in Lithospheric System Dynamics. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field and have the ability to develop and support laboratory facilities in their research area. The successful appointee will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, particularly in the areas of mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of teaching and research interests, and three or more names of individuals familiar with the applicant's work who could be contacted by USC for letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/30497. Review of complete applications will begin November 1, 2014. Inquiries can be directed to: Chair, Search Committee, c/o Karen Young (kayoung [at] usc [dot] edu).

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

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Strategic Project Director - Earth Data Analysis Center – Job Opening

Employer: University of New Mexico

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posted: 29 Aug 2014
Closing Date: 11/29/2014

The Earth Data Analysis Center at the University of New Mexico is seeking an experienced Strategic Project Director to provide direction and manage the development and implementation of a major, high-profile systems of geospatially oriented technical project, or a family of associated IT projects, with direct impact on core operations and processes of the Center. The Director is responsible for designing, establishing, and maintaining an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the Center, including garnering external funding via contracts and grants, supervision of personnel, ensure project goals are met on time and within budget, develops and manages operating budgets as appropriate, and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. The responsibilities of this position will include (but not limited to):

Directs and integrates the activities of multiple, major project operations; ensures that project efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in supporting the EDAC's mission, goals, and strategic plan.

Develops and establishes policies, strategies, and operating objectives consistent with those of the EDAC's core competencies in applied geospatial research to ensure efficient and effective implementation of projects.

Leads, participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of individual project proposals, objectives and short- and long-range plans

Develops and administers budgets and business plans for project development and deployment at an institutional level.

Manages and administers a diverse team of professional/technical and support staff, both directly and through program managers and/or supervisors.

Works with the State to further develop and maintain the Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) program the State's geospatial data clearinghouse and resource.

Consults, coordinates, and serves as principal liaison on EDAC's behalf with senior University officials on strategic matters of policy, inter-divisional interaction, capital development, improvement, and management.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree; 7 years of experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties and responsibilities described.

OR

Master's degree; 5 years of experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties and responsibilities described.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant university business and operating systems, policies, and procedures

Knowledge of organization structure, staffing patterns, and job design

Advanced project management and leadership skills

Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

Ability to identify and assess business needs and coordinate effective operating and systems solutions

Advanced verbal and written communication skills Employee development and performance management skills

Skills in workflow analysis and management

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT:

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

TO APPLY:

Please visit the UNMJobs site (https://unmjobs.unm.edu) and reference Posting #0826753 or view this posting directly at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79242

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Endowed Chair in Exploration Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, CO
Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Closing Date: 11/14/2014

The Department of Geophysics invites applications for the C.H. Green Chair in Exploration Geophysics, which is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Full Professor. The Department is seeking an individual with a distinguished international reputation in geophysics pertaining to exploration in the broadest sense. A PDF of the full announcement can be found at the following address:

http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/hr/Job%20Openings/Academic%20Faculty/14-061160%20Green%20Professor%20Exploration%20Geophysics%20FINAL(Revised).pdf

Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted after this date until suitable candidates are identified.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Univ.

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 12/31/2014

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Structural Geology. The successful candidate will be involved in a large multidisciplinary project studying the interaction between tectonics and erosion-sedimentation from the eastern Himalayas to the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta region. A primary focus is the 250 km wide Burma subduction-accretion foldbelt in progressive collision with the delta. Another focus is the Shillong Massif, a large basement?cored anticline overthrusting the delta. Field areas will be in Bangladesh, India and possibly Myanmar. The research will entail classic structural skills, such as field mapping, section construction, and layer-parallel strain analysis, but will also include:

1) sedimentology, such as facies interpretation and correlation, and the effects of the coarsening upward stratigraphy on structural growth;

2) familiarity with techniques in geochronology, to recognize opportunities in the field and sampling;

3) numerical modeling of deformation for combining results from other team members and thus testing overarching hypotheses.

Experience or training in one or more of the following will be considered positively: field mapping, balanced cross section construction, familiarity with the geology of the field area or Himalayan region.

A Ph.D. in Structural Geology is required.

The position is a one-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation depending on progress and availability of funding.

Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled. Preferred start date is November 1, 2014-January 1, 2015.

Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59571 for further information about this position and to submit your application, cover letter (please include email address), curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three referrals.

For further information send an email to steckler [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu or nano [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu.

Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We only accept online applications.

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Global Seismographic Network Program Manager – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for managing the operation of permanent instrumentation in the Global Seismographic Network (GSN) and related activities or projects as may be assigned. The Global Seismographic Network is a cooperative partnership between IRIS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), coordinated with the international community, to install and operate a global, multi-use scientific facility as a social resource for Earth observations, monitoring, research, and education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other related duties may be assigned)

Provide technical advice and leadership in the development and evolution of the GSN Program

*Provide support for, and receive advice from, the GSN Standing Committee, which has oversight of the GSN Program

*Represent, with relevant Standing Committee Chairpersons, GSN and other activities in IRIS Board of Directors meetings

*Interact with the IRIS President, Instrumentation Services Director, other IRIS Directors and Managers, and Program Coordinating Committee to ensure effective and efficient collaboration between GSN and other IRIS programs (e.g., interact with the OBSIP programs to develop GSN in the oceans)

*Interact with the leadership of the US Geological Survey as part of the cooperative partnership for operating and maintaining the GSN

*Guide and encourage instrument development to improve the resources available to the GSN

*Pursue external funding resources, particularly for GSN recapitalization

Manager the GSN Program including

*Prepare annual and multi-year program plans and budgets

*Serve as IRIS technical representative overseeing contracts and subawards implementing the GSN Program, including subawards to UCSD and USGS

*Serve as custodian for GSN property and equipment

*Prepare periodic status reports

*Acquire equipment, materials and supplies needed to support GSN

*Approve invoices for payment

Serve as the primary interface between GSN and the user community

*Prepare and obtain approval for IRIS policies, procedures and instruction manuals and field training materials

*Represent IRIS and GSN, as appropriate and relevant, with external organizations including NSF, USGS, other federal and state agencies, international communities, and the FDSN

*Organize GSN representation at national and international meetings

*Work with members of the IRIS community to ensure that they have available the quantity and quality of GSN data needed for their research

SECONDARY DUTIES

*Coordinate on cross-programmatic projects within the IRIS instrumentation Services Directorate or pan-IRIS initiatives as required

*Serve as a member of the IRIS Program Coordinating Committee

*Serve as an observer to the IRIS Instrumentation Services Standing Committee

*Serve as a member of the Instrumentation Service Management Team

*Serve as a member or IRIS representative on other committees as designated by the IRIS President

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS):

*Ability to communicate effectively with scientist, technical staff and the general public

*Determined, self-motivated, logical and energetic with a keen interest in learning

*Capable of working independently with little supervision

*Prior supervisory or management experience

*Understanding of electronics, instrumentation and sensor technology and signal processing

*Willingness to travel extensively, both nationally and inter- nationally, to visit field projects and participate in meetings and conferences

*Knowledge of the academic research community

*Excellent writing and presentation skills

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:

*A MSc to PhD in science, engineering, or equivalent professional experience

*At least 10 years professional experience in managerial and technical operations

*Geophysical field experience

The Physical demands and work environment described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.

IRIS offers Competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and a collegial work environment. IRIS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates. Consideration of applications will begin August 4th, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled. Please email vitae with a cover letter including names of references and salary requirement to : HR@iris.edu

More information can be found at http://www.iris.edu

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Research Scientist at the Swiss Seismological Service - ETH Zurich – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 16 Jun 2014

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich is the federal agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes in Switzerland and its neighbouring countries and for assessing Switzerland’s seismic hazard. The activities of the SED are integrated in the federal program for earthquake risk reduction. We are looking for an enthusiastic

Research Scientist

The core duties of the research scientist include: improving numerical methods for the deterministic predictions of earthquake strong ground motion by including realistic sources and complex structural models, the development of methods to simulate nonlinear wave phenomena in sedimentary rocks in the near-field and in soft surface sediments, and the assessment of physical limits of ground motion. The successful candidate will be part of a team dedicated to engineering seismology.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Seismology, Physics, Geophysics, Engineering Seismology or a related Engineering discipline with strong background in physics, and experience in numerical simulations of strong ground motion and in engineering seismology. Excellent programming and communication skills are a prerequisite, as is fluency in English. Knowledge of German would be regarded positively. We expect a team-oriented and motivated candidate. The position should be filled by October 1, 2014 (negotiable). The duration of the position will be for 3 years, with possibility of extension.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Donat Fäh, faeh [at] sed [dot] ethz [dot] ch (no applications) and visit our webpage www.seismo.ethz.ch.

We are looking forward to your application including CV, certificates, publication list, transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Please apply online via www.jobs.ethz.ch and address it to: ETH Zürich, Ms. Maja Bügler, Human Resources, Turnerstrasse 1, CH-8092 Zürich.

See also http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/sed/jobs/index_EN

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Sr. Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: ENSCO, Inc.

Location: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 16 May 2014

Job Description
ENSCO's National Security Solutions Division provides innovative customized products and services vital to national safety and security. One of our primary focus areas is evaluation and development of geophysical sensing and signal processing systems. We are seeking a senior-level Geophysicist to help lead our continued growth in this area. The successful candidate must be able to apply geophysical practices to perform studies of monitoring capabilities and applications to Nuclear Treaty Monitoring efforts. The candidate will provide technical leadership in a collaborative environment in direct support to our customer.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to apply geophysical knowledge to solving challenging, real-world problems and delivering solutions that support national defense. The candidate will work closely with a highly-talented team of scientists and software professionals to deliver customized solutions for highly valued customers.

Qualifications Required (Skills)
-Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics or related discipline; or equivalent.
-7 years direct and demonstrated experience in the design and development of geophysical sensing systems with a focus on seismic/acoustic/infrasound based technology.
-Specific demonstrated experience with Treaty Monitoring/Verification Technology.
-A self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Capable of achieving organizational and program objectives.
-Ability to interface with all levels of internal management as well as program sponsors and sub-contractors.
-Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Qualifications Desired
-Master’s/PhD in Geophysics or a related discipline.
-5 years direct and demonstrated experience in seismic attributes computation and analysis.
- Experience in writing U.S. Government proposals.
- Active TS/SCI Clearance.

Apply online here.

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