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UNAVCO Job Opening - Field Engineer II-III - Plate Boundary Observatory – Job Opening

Employer: UNAVCO

Location: Various
Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 04/25/2014

UNAVCO is seeking a dedicated engineer to support research in the Southwest and other locations in the United States and Mexico.

For more than a decade, UNAVCO, Inc. has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technology to provide robust operational support for researchers exploring the Lithosphere (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the dynamics and influence of Earth's cryosphere, the Earth's response to ground water, sea level and other aspects of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. UNAVCO built and operates the Plate Boundary Observatory, a component of EarthScope, which was named "The Universe's Most Epic Project" by Popular Science in 2011. Our instrumentation toolbox includes precision differential GPS, Terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) and more. As a Large Facility of the National Science Foundation, we operate the national geodesy Data Center and provide cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with other national and international Earth science data centers. UNAVCO also supports focused programs in education and workforce development for geosciences.

Our long-term success depends on development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce that draws on and cultivates talent across the demographic spectrum of gender and ethnicity, across international boundaries, and across scientific disciplines.

UNAVCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Position Overview

This position is a fulltime position in our San Clemente, California office. Salary Range: $54,400 to $101,412.

UNAVCO offers a very competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, Supplemental Benefits, 4-weeks PTO, and Retirement with a 10% employer contribution to name a few. The Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) is the geodetic component of EarthScope, operated by UNAVCO, and funded by the National Science Foundation. The PBO consists of several major observatory components: a network of 1100 permanent, continuously operating Global Positioning System (GPS) stations many of which provide data at high-rate and in real-time, 78 borehole seismometers, 74 borehole strainmeters, 26 shallow borehole tiltmeters, and six long baseline laser strainmeters. These instruments are complemented by InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar) and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) imagery and geochronology acquired as part of the GeoEarthScope initiative. PBO also includes comprehensive data products, data management and education and outreach efforts.

As a field engineer, your primary responsibility will be to maintain and enhance the PBO stations within the PBO-Southwest Region as well as expand the GPS and seismic network. You will ensure that the PBO-SW network performance metrics are being met, including station uptime, QC statistics, state of health monitoring, timeseries analysis and timely response to equipment failures. You will be an ambassador for UNAVCO and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with onsite contacts and landowners in the PBO-SW region as well as outside agencies such as the USGS, SIO and UNAM (Mexico). You will ensure professional coordination with all access and project contacts. You will also:

• Track and stock adequate inventory and maintain a well-organized warehouse and office space.

• Track returned equipment and assist in maintaining the vehicle fleet.

• Oversee shipping and receiving for domestic and international shipments.

• Ensure that metadata, contact, access, photos and required documentation are current and submitted within a timely manner.

• Develop statements of work and oversee subcontractors as required.

• Take the lead on permit renewals for GPS stations throughout the network and assist permitting staff with license renewal tasks.

• Develop relationships with private landowners as well as city, state and Federal agencies.

• Develop budgets; plan and implement new station construction.

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge, Position-specific

• Bachelor's degree in engineering, Earth science or related field and three years experience in engineering, Earth science research, or other relevant or more advance technical experience.

• Strong knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation, data communications, and power systems.

• Proven ability to plan and coordinate complex geophysical research projects.

• A strong and broad range of computer skills in operating systems, VPNs, communications, networking, and applications.

• Expertise in short and deep drilled-braced monument GPS installations.

• Proven ability to troubleshoot and repair GPS stations based on QC and State of Health.

• Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

• Knowledge and practice of field safety and safe use of hand and power tools.

• Ability to meet DOT and UNAVCO driver requirements.

• Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in remote locations under variable weather conditions.

• Ability to repeatedly lift and carry items weighing over 70 pounds.

• Working knowledge of federal grant requirements including procurement standards and allowable costs and be able to transfer that knowledge to others.

Desired Skills and Knowledge

• Spanish language fluency.

• Experience with OmniPlan or other project management software tools.

• Proficient knowledge of operating high clearance 4x4 vehicles in technical terrain.

• Experience working around helicopters, light aircraft, and maritime vessels.

How to Apply

Visit our website at www.unavco.org for more information about geodesy and our work. If you are interested in joining our team apply online at www.unavco.org/careers.

Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume with your online application. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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UNAVCO - Engineer II-Polar Job Opening – Job Opening

Employer: UNAVCO

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 04/25/2014

For more than a decade, UNAVCO, Inc. has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technology to provide robust operational support for researchers exploring the Lithosphere (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the dynamics and influence of Earth's cryosphere, the Earth's response to ground water, sea level and other aspects of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. UNAVCO built and operates the Plate Boundary Observatory, a component of EarthScope, which was named "The Universe's Most Epic Project" by Popular Science in 2011. Our instrumentation toolbox includes precision differential GPS, Terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) and more. As a Large Facility of the National Science Foundation, we operate the national geodesy Data Center and provide cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with other national and international Earth science data centers. UNAVCO also supports focused programs in education and workforce development for geosciences.

Learn about UNAVCO on YouTube.

Our long-term success depends on development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce that draws on and cultivates talent across the demographic spectrum of gender and ethnicity, across international boundaries, and across scientific disciplines.

UNAVCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Position Overview

This is a full-time position in our Boulder, CO office.

Salary Range: $54,400 - $81,600

UNAVCO offers a very competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, Supplemental Benefits, 4-weeks PTO, Retirement with a 10% employer contribution, RTD EcoPass, and onsite Fitness Center to name a few.

As a Polar Engineer you will have an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in the support of multiple scientific geodetic endeavors in the Arctic and the Antarctic. This position is responsible for the successful development, planning and evolution of polar GPS campaign support for National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs funded science projects fielded in the Earth's polar regions. This includes review of Principal Investigator (PI) GPS and Terrestrial LiDAR support requirements; development of integrated GPS, power and communications technology for remote polar applications; oversight of polar campaign equipment pool; planning and provision of field support for technically and logistically complex projects; scheduling equipment and staff time to ensure the successful execution of multiple project efforts. Up to three and a half months travel is required in support of Polar projects, including in Antarctica.

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge, Position-specific

• Bachelor's degree in engineering, Earth science or related field and three years experience in engineering, Earth science research, or other relevant technical experience.

• Strong knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation, data communications, and power systems.

• Proven ability to plan and coordinate complex geophysical research projects.

• Broad range of computer skills in operating systems, communications, networking and applications.

• Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

• Knowledge and practice of field safety and safe use of hand and power tools.

• Ability to meet DOT and UNAVCO driver requirements.

• Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in remote locations under extreme weather conditions.

• Working knowledge of federal grant requirements including procurement standards and allowable costs and be able to transfer that knowledge to others.

• Ability to successfully pass medical requirements for deployment under the United States Antarctic Program.

How to Apply

isit our website at www.unavco.org for more information about geodesy and our work. If you are interested in joining our team apply online at www.unavco.org/careers.

Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume with your online application.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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Postdoctoral Position in Seismology at RSES, The Australian National University – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Australian National University

Location: Canberra
Posted: 17 Apr 2014

A postdoctoral position in global observational and computational seismology as part of a recently funded Australian Research Council Discovery Scheme is available in Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics Group at the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), the Australian National University (ANU).

Applications and inquiries are invited from outstanding individuals with a recent PhD in seismology, excellent analytical and computational skills, and, preferably, experience in earthquake source or waveform inversion studies. The position is for at least 2 years plus funding is available for at least one international conference per year. The successful candidate will be employed at ANU Academic Level A with a salary of $79,294 and 17% superannuation. All staff members employed at Level A who undertake research with a level of independence commensurate with that of an ARC/NHMRC postdoctoral fellow will be paid a salary loading which will take their salary to that equivalent to someone appointed at ANU Academic Level B ($86,286). The position start-date is mid-2014. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

The appointment will focus on incorporating 3-D structural models of Australasia in estimating earthquake source parameters. The successful applicant will be involved in data processing, development of software, observation and interpretation, utilizing full waveform modeling. The science and software developed will underpin automated determination of characteristics of earthquakes and play a significant part in efforts to mitigate the impact of tsunamis. The work will be of immediate benefit for the continuous monitoring of the earthquake belts around Australia, since it will provide a rapid estimate of the nature of any significant seismic energy.

RSES has been rated as the top university program in Australia and in the top ten of its class in the world. The ANU is situated in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra, between lake and mountain. Canberra is the cultural heart of Australia, with the National Gallery of Australia, the High Court of Australia and the National Museum of Australia - all a short distance from the city centre. The city is located about two hours drive to the beaches of the South Coast of New South Wales, about two hours drive to the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciusko ski fields, about three hours drive to Sydney, and about seven hours drive to Melbourne.

An online application is required: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=3865

In addition to specific responses to each selection criteria, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of research experience and a list of publications, a statement of research interests and the names and contact details of three referees.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Hrvoje Tkalcic (RSES; Hrvoje [dot] Tkalcic [at] anu [dot] edu [dot] au) or the main collaborator on the project, Dr Andreas Fichtner (ETH; Andreas [dot] Fichtner [at] erdw [dot] ethz [dot] ch) for additional information before applying.

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IRIS DMC job opening: Java Web Services Engineers (two positions) – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS DMC

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 17 Apr 2014

The IRIS DMC is looking for a Java Web Service Engineers to join our team in Seattle.

We are currently working on a project supported by the National Science Foundations (NSF) EarthCube initiative (http://www.earthcube.org/) where we will work with partners in the geoscience community to expose many data sets for broad use via web service interfaces. This position will play a key role in designing and implementing the software to be used in this project.

You're not a Java developer? Do you know one? Please pass this announcement along (thanks!).

This job is for you if?

You are a seasoned Java developer experienced in web service and application development. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills. You enjoy puzzling through various use cases to determine the best general solutions then implement them. You work well with others in a small development team and can also develop a complete project on your own. You work well with partner organizations as a representative.

We are a small, scientific consortium with a global reach. The work we perform and the services we provide have a direct impact on the field of seismology and earthquake research in addition to a broader geoscience community.

For more information see:

http://www.iris.edu/hq/employment/job/experienced_java_web_services_engineers_two_positions

The remaining position will remain open until filled.

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Ph.D. Position Opening at the Swiss Seismological Service - ETH Zurich – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 15 Apr 2014

Ph.D. Position Opening at the Swiss Seismological Service - ETH Zurich

The Swiss Seismological Service (www.seismo.ethz.ch) at the Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, is seeking applications for a PhD position which is a part of the multidisciplinary ETH project aimed at the analysis of ambient vibrations and earthquake recordings. The expected outputs are new tools for the analysis of single station and array recordings, and the derivation of sediment and rock S-wave velocity profiles down to large depths, with focus on the Swiss Foreland.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree in geophysics or related field. Applicant should have strong quantitative skills, interests in scientific programming and data analysis. The candidate is expected to perform field experiments in Switzerland, contribute to the work at the Swiss Seismological Service, cooperate in a team within scientific projects, and take part in the undergraduate teaching. English and German are working languages in the research group.

The selection process starts mid May 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please e-mail your CV, academic transcripts, and the names and complete contact information of two referees to:

Prof. Donat Fäh,
Swiss Seismological Service ETH
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: +41-44 633 2658
E-mail: faeh [at] sed [dot] ethz [dot] ch

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

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Postdoctoral Researcher – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: La Jolla, CA
Posted: 11 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 05/20/2014

Postdoc position available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography We seek to fill a Postdoctoral Researcher level position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California San Diego (UCSD), in La Jolla, Southern California. See: http://scripps.ucsd.edu/

The successful applicant will work mainly with broadband seismic array data collected by a widely distributed 34 station array on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. The seismic stations will be deployed continuously for two years. The goal of this project is to determine the variability of ice shelf properties from elastic and stress wave propagation characteristics of signals forced by ocean swell and infragravity (IG) wave impacts at the shelf front. Depending on previous experience and interest, areas of investigation include (but are not limited to): the dynamic elastic and mechanical response of the RIS to oceanic forcings; signal propagation from the shelf front through the RIS to the grounding zone; signal excitation at the base of the ice shelf by IG waves penetrating the sub-shelf water cavity. Proficiency in Matlab (or a suitable substitute) and understanding principles of seismic wave propagation and microseism characteristics are required. Previous experience in seismic array processing and ice rheology are highly desirable.

Salary for the position will be determined by the University commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scale, plus benefits. Starting date is negotiable, but ideally the candidate would be available to start on or before September 1, 2014. The position is for one year, with renewal for a second year subject to performance and funding availability.

Applications should be sent electronically (application letter, CV and names of three referees) to Peter Bromirski pbromirski [at] ucsd [dot] edu by May 20 2014 with the subject line "Postdoc application DRRISWIV 2014". Please contact me if there are any questions about the scope of the position and experience requirements.

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Seismologist Position – Job Opening

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna
Posted: 8 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 05/23/2014

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) a

Seismologist Position at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

is to be filled. The Section of Geophysics is looking for a candidate who either has a geophysics PhD focusing on seismology, and/or extended technical expertise in that field. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague.

The project: This position becomes available in the project AlpArray Austria, funded by the Austrian Science Foundation FWF. In this project, the Austrian territory will be instrumented by broadband seismometers (“backbone”). A role of the candidate will be to intervene in and oversee the field work, and to assure the data flow. He/she should also contribute strongly to the science that is to be done with the data. The AlpArray Austria backbone will later be extended by other countries to form the AlpArray, covering the entire Alpine region.

For a scientist, we require an active participation in data analysis and research in seismology (and solid earth geophysics). We`re particularly interested in developing new techniques of subsurface imaging for addressing fundamental questions of basic research. Your research interest would ideally embed itself naturally within the AlpArray Austria project. Potential topics are seismicity, waveform inversion, ambient noise, seismic anisotropy, tomography, etc. For a more technically interested person, we require advanced knowledge dealing with seismological data and stations.

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 German language is an advantage. In exceptional circumstances, a candidate with a particularly strong technical expertise but no PhD can also be accepted.

The position: Duration of employment: 3 years. Begin time: 1.1.2015 or earlier. The salary of this full-time position will be 3.483,40 €, paid 14 times a year, with full social benefits.

Please send your application until 23 May 2014, when the screening will begin. Your application (in English) should contain CV, list of publications, your research interests, your 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.Bokelmann[at]univie[dot]ac[dot]at , and specify the identification number AAA12 in the subject line.

You may also contact Götz Bokelmann for further information.

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Project Seismologist/Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: URS Corp.

Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Posted: 8 Apr 2014

The Infrastructure and Environment Division of URS is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Seismologist/Engineer for immediate employment in the Los Angeles office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate a suitable education and preferably some experience in engineering seismology or geotechnical earthquake engineering. URS is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The incumbent can look forward to projects including seismic hazard analysis for critical facilities in various regions of the world.

Incumbent Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and develops earthquake source/ earthquake forecast models
  • Analyzes and develops ground motion prediction equations
  • Performs strong motion simulations
  • Performs analyses of nonlinear soil response
  • Performs scenario and probabilistic seismic hazard calculations
  • Develops ground motion time histories to represent design response spectra
  • Performs research into earthquake source and seismic wave propagation characteristics
  • This position requires the flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best serve the needs of URS Corporation.

URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We provide services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs.

URS Requisition No. IE89954 - Project Seismologist/Engineer

Apply for this position at the following link:

https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=89954&CurrentPage=1

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Database / Web Application Developer – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 3 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 04/23/2014

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) is working on a full integration of its real time earthquake monitoring and research data, in order to create a unique knowledge base for understanding earthquake activity and seismic hazard in Switzerland. To support this effort, we are looking for an enthusiastic Database / web application developer.

A successful candidate should have the following education and skills:

- Bachelor or higher degree in computer sciences, with some background and a strong interest in science, or a degree in science with proven working experience as an IT developer

- Fluency in SQL

- Good knowledge of Java, JavaScript, SOA/web services, and related technologies

- Experience with a Linux- and widely FOSS-based environment

- Experience in python and spatial data / mapping are welcome

- Demonstrated inter-personal skills in team work as well as with customers and supervisors

This is a diverse, interesting, and demanding all-round job including development, operations, and customer interaction. It is offered at 80-100%. The position is open immediately, for two years with the possibility of extension.

The SED offers an attractive working environment at ETH in downtown Zurich. The working languages at the SED are German and English. ETH provides an academic environment, good opportunities for personal and professional development, a competitive salary depending on experience and performance, and an excellent benefits package.

Please apply no later than 23 April 2014 by email in German or English to application@sed.ethz.ch, including a cover letter, your CV, and the contact details of two references. For questions contact Philipp Kästli (SED IT coordinator, +41 44 633 34 22, kaestli [at] sed [dot] ethz [dot] ch).

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Open positions for seismologists at Bucaramanga-Colombia – Job Opening

Employer: Universidad Industrial de Santander

Location: Bucaramanga-Colombia
Posted: 3 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 04/10/2014

Universidad Industrial de Santander, at Bucaramanga-Colombia, is looking for candidates to fill up two tenure-track positions at the Assistance to Associate Professor Level. The positions are available mainly to work at the Master Program in Geophysics.

The main responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geophysics (specially seismology, seismic prospection and geophysical methods), and advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Language requirement: If spanish is not their native language, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish (level B2 according to CEFR) , candidates who speak spanish as native language must demonstrate proficiency in other language (level A2 according to CEFR) .

Position 1: Seismology/Geophysics (for the Physics Department)

Candidates must have a bachelor degree in Physics o Physical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Geoscience, Science-Geophysics or Applied Mathematics-Geophysics. Furthermore, a successful candidate must have experience of at least 2 years in his/her field of specialty after obtaining his/her post-graduate degree and at least one peer-reviewed publication in the last two years. For more information look at this profile:

http://www.uis.edu.co/webUIS/es/concursoDocente/concursoDocente2014/documentos/perfiles/Fisica%20I-2014.pdf

Position 2: Geophysics (for the Geology Department).

Candidates must have a bachelor degree in Geology or Geophysics and a Master degree or Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences. Furthermore, a successful candidate must have experience of at least 2 years in his/her field of specialty after obtaining his/her graduate degree. For more information look at this profile:

http://www.uis.edu.co/webUIS/es/concursoDocente/concursoDocente2014/documentos/perfiles/Geologia%20I-2014.pdf

Applications include among others: a) application letter, b) proposal of research objectives, c) CV with copies of the degrees, d) list of published works. See full information in this link:

http://www.uis.edu.co/webUIS/es/concursoDocente/concursoDocente2014/index.html

The applications should be addressed to

Concurso Docente
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Vicerrectorea Academica
Carrera 27 calle 9 Ciudad Universitaria
Bucaramanga (S.S), Colombia

Applications must be received at Universidad Industrial de Santander by April 11, 2014 at 17:00 are considered as valid.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jose David Sanabria Gomez (jsanabri [at] uis [dot] edu [dot] co).

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Postdoctoral Positions in Magnetotellurics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Oregon State University

Location: Corvallis, OR
Posted: 3 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 05/03/2014

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part-/full-time (0.50 - 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) (RAPD) position(s). Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. It is anticipated that two years' support is available for each position, in the first instance.

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: USD $55,000 - $60,000

Closing Date: May 03, 2014 To Apply:

To access application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting #0012083 or directly to

http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63701

or see

http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/employment/ --- Research Associate (Post Doc) Position Announcement Position # 0012083

The National Geoelectromagnetic Facility (NGF) at OSU is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported center for instrumentation and electromagnetic (EM) investigations on scales ranging from the near surface to the deep mantle. The NGF operates ~90 long-period and (ultra) wideband land and marine EM instruments. Independent research under the Principal Investigator's (PI's) guidance is carried out by the position(s). Dependent upon the individual(s), the two positions may be combined into a single full-time position or filled separately.

NSF project: Imaging the conductivity structure of the continental crust and mantle while simultaneously imaging the primary inducing ionospheric electrical current systems; providing new controls on ionospheric/Earth coupling. Magnetotelluric (MT) and ionospheric radar/optical data are acquired in a scientific frontier area where the broad Alaska continental margin transitions to stable North American craton. Two years' funding is available for data acquisition, analysis and interpretation supporting field crew and technical assistance.

Department of Energy project: Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems at Newberry volcano in central Oregon involving two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) audio-frequency magnetotelluric (AMT) data, surface deformation from ground and satellite-based interferometric radar, microgravity, controlled-source EM and geochemistry from a 2,000-3,000m deep, hot, dry rock geothermal stimulation project. The RAPD analyzes existing baseline data and data from the first geothermal stimulation event, manages experiment re-deployment for a summer 2014 geothermal injection, and interprets data. Field crew and technical assistance supported.

The NGF acquires MT data including: EarthScope MT Arrays operating across the continental US on a 70 kilometer grid; MOCHA onshore-offshore MT experiment imaging the segmentation of the Cascadia continental margin and constraining fluid distribution above the Juan de Fuca/Gorda Plate; iMUSH AMT experiment imaging the details of the magmatic system beneath Mount St. Helens, Adams, and Rainier volcanoes; and their relationship to the Southern Washington Cascades Conductor crustal anomaly. Other field campaigns are planned.

The NGF is involved with offshore EM field measurements supporting the wave energy power industry and marine EM surveys using NGF-designed instruments taking place in 2014 and 2015. The RAPD(s) have the option of becoming involved in one or more of these projects. Continued funding for the position(s) may extend beyond initial appointment.

The NGF is located within OSU's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system with cutting edge laboratories and computing facilities, a budget of more than $50 million, 140 faculty, 220 graduate and 700 undergraduate students.

Qualifications:

• Doctorate (PhD) in geophysics, physics, mathematics, geosciences, electronic engineering or a closely related field.

• Understanding of geophysical forward and inverse modeling.

• Proficiency in written and spoken English.

• Demonstrated skills in computer modeling including generation of source code in high level computer languages, algorithm development.

• Familiarity with electromagnetic, seismic or potential fields methods.

• The ability to lift/carry/push/pull objects weighing over 40 pounds (18 kg) is required.

• The flexibility to work an adaptable schedule during fieldwork.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers. (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Dr. Schultz: Email: adam@coas.oregonstate.edu

Or visit website: http://ngf.oregonstate.edu/

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

University and Community:

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its "very high research activity" (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, Earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. It is Oregon?s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state?s university system. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students.

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Lamont Research Professors – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 3 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 05/01/2014

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University anticipates appointing one or more Lamont Research Professors in the Earth sciences in the coming academic year. The rank of the appointment(s) is open and dependent on experience. Lamont Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary. Applicants for Associate and Full Research Professor ranks should have established records of innovative research of high impact in one or more areas of Earth science, through publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Research Professor should have demonstrated potential for significant research contributions by having published in peer-reviewed journals and potential for supporting their research programs with external funding. Candidates with strong secondary interests in science education and outreach are also encouraged to apply. LDEO is particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in the following areas:

• Climate and paleoclimate studies, including coupled climate, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems

• Cryospheric studies, including atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere interactions, polar climate change, and ice sheet behavior

• Dynamics of hydrometeorological systems, particularly extreme events and their impacts

• Dynamics and kinematics of the solid Earth, with a focus on earthquakes, faulting, and volcanoes

• Real-time observational geoscience, with an emphasis on fundamental processes

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research programs with external funding, and at least 2-3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59065. Candidates should provide a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applications should be submitted by 1 May 2014 to ensure timely consideration.

For more information contact:

Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964 Telephone: 845-365-8546 ? Fax: 845-365-8162 ? Email: director [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exploration Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Alberta

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 1 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 05/05/2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exploration Seismology

The Department of Physics at the University Of Alberta invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in exploration seismology. The successful applicant will carry out research in the group of Professor Mirko van der Baan on the topic of microseismicity. He/she will work on theory and applications of microseismic monitoring, including hydraulic fracture stimulation of tight-gas reservoirs, carbon capture and storage, and reservoir monitoring of for instance heavy-oil fields and other areas.

Ongoing research involves multiplet analysis and double-difference relocations, shear-wave splitting, stress and moment tensor estimation, interferometry and resonance frequencies in reservoirs. Projects may involve field work, knowledge transfer from earthquake seismology to microseismic monitoring and/or adaptation of seismological computer algorithms.

General information and application procedure

This postdoctoral position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to four years. The successful applicant will become part of the Microseismic Industry Consortium, jointly hosted by the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, which is currently sponsored by 30 software, service, hydrocarbon and mining companies. There will be a strong interaction with the sponsors.

Applicants should hold a PhD and have research experience in earthquake and/or exploration seismology.

Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, and a statement of research interests, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Department. All application materials should be sent by email or by post to Professor Mirko van der Baan, Department of Physics, CCIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E1, Canada. Email: Mirko [dot] vanderBaan [at] ualberta [dot] ca.

Information on the department can be found at http://www.physics.ualberta.ca and on the research consortium at http://www.microseismic-research.ca.

Evaluation of applications will commence: 5 May 2014.

The University of Alberta welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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LSP I Digital Seismic Systems Support – Job Opening

Employer: University of Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN
Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/02/2014

CERI at the University of Memphis is seeking applicants for the position of LSP I Digital Seismic Systems Support. Please see the announcement at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/6460 for details.

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Geologist 4 (Seismologist) – Job Opening

Employer: Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey

Location: Delaware, OH
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/04/2014

Salary Range: $23.87/hr ($49,650 annual) to $35.02/hr ($72,842 annual)

Primary duties include the following:

Plans, implements & coordinates highly complex statewide program for collection & analysis of seismic data & information on earthquakes occurring in Ohio: creates sophisticated seismic analyses on earthquakes for research & informational purposes; gathers, compiles, & synthesizes seismic epicenter, magnitude, depth, & felt-area data on earthquakes; creates maps, charts, articles and reports on seismic activity; complies with applicable state & federal laws & rules; provides technical assistance in area of expertise (e.g., to Chief of Division, supervisor, division staff); sits on committees, & boards by invitation; serves as statewide seismology expert (e.g., advice, technical information, testimony, analysis, consultation) for seismology matters.

Maintains & coordinates the design, use, & maintenance of sophisticated seismic detection hardware & software & coordinates the design with other research professionals; conducts research on utility of new seismic equipment for the Ohio Seismic Network [OSN]; manages the deployment & retrieval of portable seismometers; accountable for & maintains inventory of seismic equipment (e.g., seismometers, ancillary equipment) & oversees acquisition of new equipment; downloads data (e.g., from deployed portable seismometers, from the transportable array stations, & other seismic stations throughout the Ohio Seismic Network); responsible for management & storage of seismic data.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of graduate core program in geology, hydrogeology or other specialized geologic science; and 24 mos. exp. in geologic field, laboratory &/or research methods. -Or completion of undergraduate core program in geology, hydrogeology or other specialized geologic science; and 48 mos. exp. in geologic field, laboratory &/or drafting research methods.

Position Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of graduate core program in seismology/geophysics; and 24 months experience in seismology
- Or completion of undergraduate core program in seismology/geophysics; and 48 months experience in seismology

To view the full job posting and to apply, please click on the link below: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0

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Geologist 1 – Job Opening

Employer: Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey

Location: Delaware, OH
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/04/2014

Salary: $17.22/hr ($35,818 annual)

Primary duties include the following:

Independently & in conjunction with other Geologist & program managers, compiles, analyzes, & coordinates seismic data & information on earthquakes occurring in Ohio: performs seismic analysis on earthquakes for research & informational purposes; gathers, & synthesis seismic epicenter, magnitude, & felt-area data on earthquakes; checks veracity of data entered into database; works with Geologist &/or program managers to coordinate research activities (e.g., Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA], National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [NEHRP], U.S. Geological Survey, universities, research organizations, & other state and international geological surveys); creates reports on seismic activity; assists with research on earthquakes through the Ohio Seismic Network [OSN] using methodologies & analysis tools.

Performs field work in support of mapping efforts (e.g., collects samples, takes photographs, completes field mapping, measures sections); completes routine geologic Geographic Information System [GIS] mapping (e.g., generates maps, charts, reports on seismic activity); supports the efforts of OhioSeis (e.g., visits seismic stations, sets up & moves seismometers, collects & transfers data); assists in shallow seismic reflection studies (e.g., drives to the field, sets up equipment, obtains permission from landowners to access land, analyzes results, drafts maps); collects samples, core, cuttings & transfers to & from the Horace Collins Laboratory [HRC]; assists with Lake Erie related field projects (e.g., field visits, photo-graphs core, scans core for geophysical characteristics [SGL], runs grain-size analysis, creates cross-sections, makes maps as necessary using GIS).

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of undergraduate core program in geology. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

To view the full job posting and to apply, please click on the link below: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0

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3 PhD Positions in Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering in Iceland – Job Opening

Employer: Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland

Location: Selfoss, Iceland
Posted: 19 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/04/2014

Three doctoral student positions are now open for application within the project “Real-time earthquake fault monitoring and seismic risk assessment using dense geodetic and seismic arrays in urban areas”, at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at the University of Iceland (www.eerc.hi.is).

Each position is for 3 years full-time, and is funded through a Grant of Excellence from the Icelandic Centre for Research with full support for up to three doctoral students on a range of projects that involve e.g.:
* earthquake strong-motion simulation, developing earthquake source models, estimating earthquake hazard and parametrizing near-fault effects,
* urban strong-motion array, data analysis, spatial variability of ground motion, localized site effects, CGPS and accelerometric data analysis, structural identification, estimating relative seismic risk within an urban area, developing earthquake fault and structure monitoring systems

The application deadline is 4 April 2014 and the work should start in August 2014 (negotiable).

Formal link to the advertisement:

http://english.hi.is/content/doctoral_students_field_earthquake_engineering_earthquake_engineering_research_centre

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Tenure-track posts in Earth Observation

Employer: University of Leeds

Location: Leeds, UK
Posted: 19 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 03/31/2014

The School of Earth and Environment seeks to appoint two Academic Research Fellows to strengthen its research in Earth Observation of geohazards and the cryosphere.

Academic Research Fellowships are tenure-tracked positions, and provide an opportunity for researchers with outstanding potential to establish an independent academic career. Each fellowship lasts for five years with reduced teaching and administrative responsibilities, and there is an expectation that you will progress to an established academic post during this period. You will have an excellent research track record in Earth Observation of either geohazards (post 1) or the cryosphere (post 2), together with the vision and drive to develop a prestigious research portfolio.

Successful applicants will become members of either the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET; http://comet.nerc.ac.uk) or the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM; http://www.cpom.org). COMET and CPOM are Earth Observation research centres of excellence based at the University of Leeds and funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council. As a member of either centre, you will have the opportunity to direct activities of scientific and technical support staff, and you will be expected to work closely with our investigators based at Leeds and at other UK Universities to enhance the performance, stature and profile of our research.

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2014

Salary will be on University Grade 8 (£37,012- £44,166 p.a. )

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Tim Wright, Director of COMET (t [dot] j [dot] wright [at] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk) or Professor Andy Shepherd, Director of CPOM (A [dot] Shepherd [at] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk).

For full details of how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/1dpFsUZ

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Station Deployment Coordinator – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Anchorage, AK
Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/12/2014

Serves as lead USArray Transportable Array (TA) employee at the Array Operations Center (AOC) in Anchorage, AK. Supports the TA Manager and TA Chief of Operations in planning and supervising the installation and operation of the planned EarthScope USArray TA Station deployment in Alaska and western Canada. The Station Deployment Coordinator will work closely with the Logistics Coordinator, Field Operations Manager, Field Team Leaders, and associated contractor personnel to plan and maintain efficient field operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: 1. Develop and execute detailed yearly schedules of Transportable Array activities, identifying by month the stations to installed and the resources needed to accomplish each deployment. Resources include equipment (ie. construction tools and materials, station hardware), personnel logistical support.

2. Work with other AOC-TA team members (Chief of Operations and Logistics Coordinator) to ensure that field teams and deployment materials are properly mobilized.

3. Serve as lead oversight for deployment field operations as well as contractor operations and invoicing to assure that they are conducted safely, effectively, on time and on budget.

4. Modify deployment plans in response to conditions encountered and communicate revisions to all relevant TA personnel.

5. Coordinate fieldwork schedules with supporting facilities, other EarthScope programs and regional seismic networks to make efficient use of resources.

6. Prepare daily progress reports to field operations and weekly summary of operations and upcoming plans.

7. Participate in fieldwork as needed.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: 1. Interact with local civic and educational groups and the IRIS Education and Outreach Program regarding EarthScope and the TA in Alaska.

2. Schedule training related to safety and technical skills for field personnel.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILL and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS): 1. Experience operating broadband seismic station hardware in the field or in operating/managing a remote field project in Alaska or similar environs.

2. Knowledge of transportation methods in Alaska and methods of remote communication with field teams.

3. Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, capacity to proactively manage schedules, and the ability to prioritize and elevate tasks among several pending issues.

4. Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving, and networking skills.

5. Ability to work independently, outside a traditional office environment, including periodic travel within Alaska and adjacent Canada (20% of the time) and occasional fieldwork. The incumbent must have valid drivers license and be able to carry reasonable loads over rugged terrain.

6. Experience with common office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), mobile communication devices, data telemetry devices, winter survival practices, and personal protective equipment.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes: * A master's degree in geophysics or other technical area such as engineering, geology, physics or mathematics. * Seven years education or work experience beyond a bachelor's degree. * Previous seismic station deployment or seismic network management activities or similar field project experience. * Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex, remote fieldwork and interacting with logistics and field support personnel.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest (including salary requirement), resume highlighting pertinent work experience, and the names and contact information for at least two references. To apply, these should be sent electronically to hr@iris.edu with the subject line "Station Deployment Coordinator."

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Staff Associate position – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 12 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/30/2014

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, New York is seeking a Staff Associate.

The Staff Associate will join a team of scientists, data managers, and IT developers to contribute to the development and maintenance of digital scientific data and information systems operated by the Lamont Geoinformatics group. Primary responsibilities of this position include management of the EarthChem Library (review of submitted datasets, DOI registration, user support), management of SESAR sample registrations (sample registrations, user notifications, user support), and management of data compilation and ingestion tasks for the geochemical synthesis databases. Contributes to improving and documenting data management workflows. Contributes to educational and outreach activities. Assist with communication of progress to the science community.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science or Information Technology and 4 years of related experience or a Master's Degree in Natural Science or Information Technology and 2 years of related experience. Technical experience with scientific databases, metadata standards and/or analytical geochemistry is preferred.

Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled.

Please visit our online application site at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58977 for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Annual salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Columbia University benefits afforded with this Officer of Research position.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

We only accept online applications.

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Project Associate – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Washington, D.C
Posted: 6 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/04/2014

Project Associate
Instrumentation Services and Education and Public Outreach

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, www.iris.edu) is a university research consortium dedicated to refining the understanding of the Earth through the collection and distribution of seismographic data. IRIS programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and the verification of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. IRIS's Instrumentation Services and Education and Public Outreach Programs focus, respectively, on facilitating the collection of high-quality geophysical data and developing educational products and services of members of the IRIS community and the general public. We seek a Project Associate to help fulfill these missions.

The Project Associate will work closely with the Directors of Instrumentation Services and Education and Public Outreach, and other IRIS managers, to collect, and assemble technical data for reporting, presentations, and related project management tasks. The successful applicant will manage the development, curation, and dissemination of IRIS wide teaching and research training materials, including community contributed software and data, at the undergraduate through professional level. The individual will work with seismological data and software tools on special tasks, present project data, and prepare and edit content for IRIS web pages. The Project Associate will routinely interact with scientist within the IRIS community, and be expected to regularly attend and participate in workshops and scientific conferences. This position will provide a unique opportunity to utilize scientific skills while participating in activities related to the management of large-scale seismological infrastructure and the development of educational materials.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of training and/or experience in: seismology, seismological software/tools, basic web authoring, and scientific/technical writing. Advance computer skills are a necessity. Demonstrated experience as an undergraduate or graduate-level instructor or Teaching Assistant and/or undergraduate research mentor is highly valued. A graduate degree in geology, geophysics, or equivalent experience, and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must be able to work effectively and collegially with the IRIS team and the broader earth science research and teaching communities.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates should submit a letter of interest (including salary requirement), resume highlighting pertinent work experience, and the names and contact information for at least two references. To apply, these should be sent electronically to hr@iris.edu with the subject line "Project Associate".

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Software Engineer-Web Services and Products (SE-WS&P) – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 6 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/04/2014

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, www.iris.edu)is a university research consortium dedicated to refining the understanding of the Earth through the collection and distribution of seismographic data. IRIS programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and the verification of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. IRIS's instrumentation Services and Education an Public Outreach Programs focus, respectively, on facilitating the collection of high-quality geophysical data and developing educational products and services for members of the IRIS community and the general public. We seek a Software Engineer-Web Service and Products personnel to help fulfill these missions.

The primary responsibilities of a Software Engineer - Web Services and Products (SE-WS&P) are to design,implement and maintain data access web services and the data product management system at the DMC. The SE_WS&P is expected to work in both the DMC's web service group and the data product group. In the service group, the Engineer develops and maintains various service interfaces across the DMC. In the data products group the Engineer maintains and extends the data product management system in collaboration with the Product Specialist and external collaborators. Furthermore, the Engineer will help prepare reports that highlight activities as they relate to web service and data product activities.

PRIMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Design, implement and maintain web service interfaces to process and delivery data to end users or internal systems.

2. Maintain and extend the DMC's data product management system.

3. Collaborate with team members and external partners on developing data access mechanisms.

4. Collaborate with product specialist and external partners on data product management and presentation.

5. Document software systems.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

1. Regular and responsible utilization of internal source code repository.

2. Full use of internal issue tracking system.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements)

1. Strong Java development with in-depth web services knowledge

2. Experience with Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, PrimeFaces and related web technologies.

3. Experience with JPA and SQL database systems.

4. Ability to work at the Unix command line level.

5. Familiarity with C in addition to Perl, Python and Unix shell scripting.

6. Excellent written communication skills. Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.

Level of education necessary for this position, a Bachelors degree in computer sciences or IT. Experience in multiple programming environments is required, in depth Java and C experience is desirable.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates should submit a letter of interest (including salary requirement), resume highlighting pertinent work experience, and the names and contact information for a least two references. To apply, these should be sent electronically to hr@iris.edu with the subject line "Software Engineer- Web Service and Product (SE-WS&P)

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Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) – Graduate/Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: N/A

Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posted: 4 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 05/04/2014

We are pleased to again announce the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) program for 2014.

SAGE is a four week graduate and advanced undergraduate research and education program in exploration geophysics based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. SAGE students, faculty, teaching assistants and visiting scientists acquire, process and interpret reflection/refraction seismic, MT/EM, GPR, gravity and magnetics data at a shallow archaeological site and at the sedimentary basin scale in the Rio Grande rift. We particularly encourage 1) qualified students who are U. S. citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) who will have completed their junioryear and the requisite physics and math before SAGE, and 2) qualified U. S. graduatestudents in all stages of their careers to apply. All qualified applicants, including International and Professional, are welcome.

For application, reference forms, further details and a description of the program refer to http://www.sage.lanl.gov or contact Georgia at +1 (505) 663-5291 or e-mail georgia [at] lanl [dot] gov. A SAGE 2014 one-page flyer is available at: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE.2014.Flyer.pdf (please pass on to students who might be interested). The application deadline is March 28, 2014.

Highlights of the SAGE 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 programs are available at: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2010Highlights.pdf, http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2011Highlights.pdf, and http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2012Highlights.pdf, http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/sage/SAGE2013Highlights.pdf.

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Paleoseismology/Active Tectonics post-doc position at IST, Portugal – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: IST, Universidade de Lisboa

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posted: 4 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 04/15/2014

In the scope of project SEICHE - "Seismicity of Plate Interiors - Challenges for Hazard Evaluation", the Seismological Lab at IST, Lisbon, Portugal, is opening a post-doc position in Paleoseismology/Active Tectonics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics or other relevant area, and must also have research experience in the identification and characterization of active geological structures. The target area is the Lower Tagus Valley, near Lisbon. Previous experience in seismic hazard assessment is a preferential condition, as well as experience in geomorphological analysis. The contract is for a period of 12 months, starting around May 2014, and may be renewed for an additional period of 12 months. Monthly stipend is 1495 euros. SEICHE is a "line of excellence" project supported by the Portuguese research foundation FCT.

For more details on how to apply, deadline or any other queries, please contact Joao Fonseca, jfonseca [at] tecnico [dot] ulisboa [dot] pt

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Research Geophysicist: Induced Seismicity – Job Opening

Employer: U.S. Geological Survey

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 4 Mar 2014
Closing Date: 03/21/2014

Opportunity to Conduct Research on Induced Seismicity at the U.S.G.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) in Menlo Park, California, is hiring a Research Geophysicist to use seismological data analysis and geomechanical and hydrological modeling in studying the physical processes responsible for earthquakes induced by human activities. This will be a permanent position at the GS-13 level, with promotion potential to GS-15. The goal of this position is to test and advance fundamental concepts relating deep fluid injection or production to the frequency of occurrence and magnitude of induced earthquakes, focusing on seismicity associated with oil and gas production, geothermal energy, carbon dioxide sequestration and other energy-related operations. Lessons learned from these process-oriented studies will be used to identify the types of operations and geologic conditions that are likely to result in induced seismicity, develop procedures to quantify the resulting hazards, and help design appropriate mitigation strategies. These studies will also lead to more reliable assessments of hazards posed by natural earthquakes through an improved understanding of the mechanical role of fluids and fault-stress interactions in earthquake recurrence.

The person hired will plan and conduct original research requiring the knowledge, application and integration of the principles, techniques and data from a variety of geophysical specialties. Investigations will include the following activities: 1) analyzing data recorded by seismic networks installed at sites of suspected induced seismicity to develop high-resolution images of velocity structure and determine locations and source parameters of earthquakes observed, 2) interpreting these seismological observations, together with data from boreholes and surface geophysical surveys, to investigate the geologic and hydrologic structure and geomechanical properties of the crust at these sites, and 3) creating, modifying and using geomechanical and hydrologic computer models together with records of fluid injection and production to test hypotheses for the physical processes controlling induced seismicity.

Applications (resume and responses to application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS before midnight Eastern Time on Friday, March 21, 2014. Resumes must adhere to the format prescribed on USAJOBS, including full narrative descriptions of “Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills” for past work experience. A full description of the job opening, qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362892400. The Job Announcement Number is PAC-2014-0243. The salary range is $97,836 to $127,187 Per Year. U.S. Citizenship is required.

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in in Mars Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research

Location: Goettingen, Germany
Posted: 28 Feb 2014

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Categories: Planetary Sciences, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Required Education: Doctorate

The MPS is involved in the SEIS instrument, a broadband seismometer that will be carried by the NASA mission INSIGHT to the surface of Mars. The planned launch date is in March 2016 and the seismometer is expected to deliver data from October 2016 onwards.

The successful applicant holds a PhD degree in geophysics, physics, or a related field. She or he has a good knowledge of global seismology, is versed in numerical methods and is familiar with seismic wave propagation and seismogram interpretation. In preparation for interpreting data of the SEIS instrument, he or she will work on modeling global wave propagation, for example by full waveform modeling for apriori seismic models of the Martian interior, or on a related topic. The position is associated jointly with the department Planets and Comets and the department Interior of the Sun and Stars, hence synergies with helioseismology are intended. Because the INSIGHT mission is led by the USA, restrictions may apply for nationals of certain countries.

The contract will be for an initial period of two years. An extension into the data phase of the mission is possible.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Applications can be sent electronically or in paper form and should comprise a cover letter detailing the motivation for applying and the qualification for the position, a CV including a statement on nationality, a list of publications, copies of relevant university certificates and the names and email addresses of two or more references. Applications must be sent until March, 31, 2014 to

Prof. Laurent Gizon Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung Justus-von-Liebig Weg 3, 37077 Göttingen, Germany gizon [at] mps [dot] mpg [dot] de

For further information contact Laurent Gizon or Ulrich Christensen (christensen [at] mps [dot] mpg [dot] de)

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: The salary will be according to group E13 in the salary scheme of the Federal German public service.

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Structural Geologist Position at Colorado State University – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posted: 28 Feb 2014
Closing Date: 04/30/2014

Colorado State University Department of Geosciences Structural Geology Faculty Search

Assistant Professor Position in Structural Geology:

The Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University seeks to fill a position in structural geology at the Assistant Professor level. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment with a preferred start date of January 2015. Primary responsibilities include (1) teaching undergraduate through advanced graduate courses in structural geology and related fields, and participating in the summer field course, (2) building a strong externally funded research and graduate teaching program, (3) advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, (4) contributing to department, university, and national/international service and outreach. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Requirements are: (1) a Ph.D. in geology or related discipline, (2) a strong research record and future potential in structural geology, and (3) evidence of research and teaching interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that can catalyze new interdisciplinary directions in the future. Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) an interest in research that draws on field observations, 2) an interest in geoeducation and potential for excellence in teaching, including field-based learning, 3) a good publication record and future publication potential, 4) the ability to obtain and manage external research funding, and 5) ability to establish strong research and graduate teaching programs.

The Department of Geosciences offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. 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. 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, 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.

Our location in northern Colorado offers excellent local and regional opportunities for field-based research and teaching in the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado 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 Denver provides ready access to a major metropolitan area 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 April 11, 2014 to http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/departments/geosciences or contact Derek Schutt (search chair) at derek [dot] schutt [at] colostate [dot] edu or at 970-491-5786. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review to the entire faculty of the Department of Geosciences.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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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Summer Internship Job Opportunities at UNAVCO – Internship

Employer: UNAVCO

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 28 Feb 2014

UNAVCO Internship Program

This summer UNAVCO is offering unique internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internships are real-world work experiences related to the students’ major or career goal. As an intern you will be an integral member of the UNAVCO team and play an important role by contributing your knowledge, skills, and abilities to specific projects.

Our managers teach interns what it is like to work in a non-profit organization that facilitates research and education. In turn, we anticipate that you will play an important role in achieving project goals and that throughout the internship we are able to share expertise, leverage best practices and forge lasting relationships.

Available Intern Opportunities

  • UNAVCO Data Technician (1 position)
  • UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement Specialist (3 positions)
    • Geodesy Education Curriculum for K-12 (ECE-K-12)
    • Education and Outreach for Plate Boundary Observatory (ECE-PBO)
    • Geodetic Data for Undergraduate Education (ECE-Undergraduate)

Timing

The internships will begin on June 9, 2014 and end on August 1, 2014 and require a full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. commitment for the 8-week program.

Pay

Interns are paid an hourly rate of $11.00 to $17.00/hour. All interns are provided a bus pass for local transportation, if necessary. Interns who live outside the Boulder, Colorado area will be expected to pay for their transportation costs to and from Denver/Boulder as well as for their housing costs.

What to Expect

Internship assignments vary each year based on business needs. Managers identify a specific business need, designate a role and create a statement of work for the intern. The intern will be assigned real-world work, with real impact to UNAVCO and the community we serve. The manager will be the intern’s supervisor and mentor.

Please see this PDF for additional details.

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Tenure-track position in Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: CICESE

Location: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Posted: 20 Feb 2014

CICESE invites applications for a tenure-track position (renewable each year, depending on performance) at the Assistant to Associate Professor Level. We are looking for a young and enthusiastic scientist to comple-ment existing strengths in management and operation networks of GPS. The successful candidate will have the ability to build, calibrate and pro-cess continuous GPS data, aiming to increase our understanding of the physics of seismic cycles. In addition, he/she will have the ability to com-bine various sources of information (GPS, SAR, DinSAR, InSAR, LIDAR, and geological) to produce models that can be used to understand the behavior of the faults in the lithosphere and the crustal deformation focus-ing on the northwest of Mexico.

The successful candidate must have a PhD. and preference will be given to those with previous work or postdoctoral experience. The position re-quires the candidate to obtain external funding, and the ability to collabo-rate with specialists in seismology, geophysics and geology. Candidates with the strongest record of publications in international journals, teaching and student supervising experience, and showing evidence of success in attracting external funding will be preferred.

Applications including: a) cover letter, b) proposal of research and teaching objectives, c) CV, d) list of published works, e) two reference letters and g) three recent relevant scientific products should be addressed to Dr. Victor Wong (vwong [at] cicese [dot] mx), Head of the Seismology Department, with copy to Dr. Edgardo Cañón-Tapia (dir-ct [at] cicese [dot] mx), Director of the Earth Sciences Division. Applications will be assessed monthly by an ad-hoc committee, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Job Opening

Employer: Nanyang Technological University

Location: Singapore
Posted: 20 Feb 2014

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
Division of Earth Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Position Description
We are seeking an Earth scientist for a lecturer position in the Division of Earth Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The lecturer will develop and teach introductory and advanced courses including laboratory and/or discussion sessions for the undergraduate major and minor. They also may participate in undergraduate advising, mentoring undergraduate research projects, promoting the undergradaute programme at the pre-University level, and developing and teaching undergraduate field courses.

The position will be appointed for a 1-3 year term, with the possibility to renew. The Lecturer is a member of the Division of Earth Sciences reporting to the Head of the Division. He/she will work closely with the Head of Division, the Undergraduate Programme Director, the Field and Laboratory Coordinator, members of the Office of Education and Outreach, and other members of the faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Earth Science or a related field
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to work well with a team in a dynamic working environment
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach GIS, field courses, and/or advanced courses in the field of their expertise
  • Experience teaching about the Earth from a systems perspective

The Division of Earth Sciences was founded in 2011 as the academic arm of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). The Division and the Observatory are working in partnership to develop academic capacity in areas such as the sustainable use of energy and water resources, the identification of and adaptation to natural hazards and changing climate, and the environmental consequences of human activities. DES will be launching a new undergraduate major and minor to support this mission.

For more information please visit us on the web:
http://www.earthobservatory.sg/
http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/des/

To apply, please submit the following materials to: eos_humanresources@ntu.edu.sg

  • Statement of university teaching and/or laboratory experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names of 3 references who are familiar with your work

For additional information, please contact the Undergraduate Programme Director, Dr. Malinda Kent-Corson, at mkentcorson [at] ntu [dot] edu [dot] sg. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Full-time Research Professor Position – Job Opening

Employer: Centro de Geociencias, UNAM

Location: Queretaro, Mexico
Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Closing Date: 03/15/2014

New full-time Research Professor position on geological hazards at Centro de Geociencias, campus Juriquilla of UNAM (Mexico) The Geosciences Center at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Campus Juriquilla in Queretaro (www.geociencias.unam.mx), is looking for candidates to fill up a new tenure-track Research Professor position (Investigador Tiular A) in Earth Sciences. UNAM is the largest university in Mexico, and one of the highest ranked in Latin-America. The Geosciences Center employs around 55 Academic faculty members from various fields in the Earth Sciences and includes several modern facilities for Geological and Geochemical analyses as well as infrastructure for Geophysical and Geodesic field studies. The Geoscience Center also hosts the Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geol?gicas, the highest ranked Earth Science Journal in Latin-America.

Candidates should have experience in the current focus fields of the Center: Geomorphology, Neotectonic and Structural Analysis, Geotechnical Analysis and Modeling. Preference will be given to strong candidates specialized in solving problems associated with the incidence of various geological hazards such as landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic hazards, among others. In particular the candidate should be able to apply modern methodologies for hazard assessment. The field of paleoseismology will also be considered in this profile. It is also desirable that candidates demonstrate experience in risk management and land use associated with geological hazards.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and experience of at least 4 years in his/her field of specialty including peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrate ability for guiding students. The successful candidates are expected to develop their own research program, teach 1-2 classes a year and supervise students on the Bachelors, Masters and PhD level. Proficiency in Spanish at the time of appointment is an advantage, but not necessary. Salary will be according to the rules for university employees, but they may be complemented with substantial performance based stimulus from both the university and the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (Conacyt).

Applications should be submitted to sec_academica@geociencias.unam.mx, and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Brief statement of research plans for the first year, and a summary of the applicant's most important research achievements and motifs.
  • Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two professional references, whose letters will be requested by the Center.

Reception of applications will be open until March 15, 2014.

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PhD scholarships in Wellington New Zealand – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington, NZ
Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Closing Date: 03/01/2014

PhD students are sought to work on several seismological and geophysical topics within the Institute of Geophysics, School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW).

1. Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault - several studies addressing the structure and evolution of the Alpine Fault in the South Island are underway, including analysis of data collected in shallow boreholes drilled into the fault in early 2011. Plans are now underway for a deeper borehole targeting the fault at 1.0 km depth (scheduled to commence in September 2014), and students interested in working on the microstructural, seismological, or pressure-/temperature-monitoring data from the boreholes are encouraged to contact us.

2. The structure of the subduction margin in the Wellington North Island - an international consortium of researchers in New Zealand, the US and Japan has been studying this problem for several years using active and passive seismic methods. The recent earthquake sequence in Cook Strait and the northern South Island will provide a new set of data for a PhD student to use to accompany the earlier data to compare structures along the strike of the plate with those across the plate boundary. We are particularly interested in the properties of the plate boundary and how they relate to nearby areas of slow slip and to earthquake occurrence patterns.

3. Volcano seismology - we are continuing to develop techniques to test whether time varying seismic properties such as isotropic velocity, anisotropy and attenuation can be used to determine changes in the magmatic system underneath volcanoes. Volcanoes in New Zealand and overseas are being targeted.

4. Seismological studies of geothermal areas - we are developing projects focussed on seismicity and structure around geothermal fields in New Zealand. PhD projects of particular interest include: a) microearthquake characterization of geothermal fields in New Zealand; b) ambient noise imaging of geothermal areas of New Zealand: c) Rock properties characterisation through seismic wave propagation;

5. Earthquake hydrology - understanding the hydrological effects of the Canterbury and other South Island earthquakes. This PhD will use unsurpassed hydrological and seismological datasets to understand earthquake-induced fluid redistribution, quantifying spatial variations in shaking, dynamic and static stresses, and their relationships to observed hydrologic responses. See http://tinyurl.com/EQhydrology for further details.

6. Statistics and geophysics - students will work on statistical methods of developing and testing methods for determining properties of interest to geophysicists, for example, automatic determination of S arrival times, seismic anisotropy, and earthquake focal mechanisms.

The next deadline for scholarship applications is 1 March 2014 and the application is free of charge: successful scholarship applicants from any country receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments. Students should have completed an MSc degree prior to commencing study. Full details regarding the application process are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research at http://tinyurl.com/VUW-FGR. All prospective applicants should contact Professor Martha Savage (martha [dot] savage [at] vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz) or Associate Professor John Townend (john [dot] townend [at] vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz) at the earliest opportunity for further details regarding these projects.

Students wishing to work on topics related to the Deep Fault Drilling Project or earthquake hydrology are encouraged to contact Associate Professor John Townend (john [dot] townend [at] vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz) for details of separate scholarship opportunities associated specific to these topics.

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Seismometer Specialist at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS/New Mexico Tech

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 20 Feb 2014
Closing Date: 04/20/2014

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Seismometer Specialist. The position will be filled either at an introductory level or a senior level depending on applicant's qualifications. Responsibilities include repair and testing of broadband and intermediate seismometers, and maintenance of high-frequency geophones. User support and fieldwork are an essential part of the position.

We are seeking self-motivated individuals able to work in a multitasking environment, and comfortable interacting with the seismological community both to provide support and to help users determine the appropriate equipment to meet their scientific goals. Successful candidates are: willing to travel for up to one month to support seismic experiments in remote, international field locations; able to work well in stressful situations; and are able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The introductory position requires an associate's degree in engineering, electronics or comparable field. Knowledge of electronics and electro-mechanical feedback systems is required. Experience with field data-collection systems is desired. The position may include international travel, so a valid passport is required.

To qualify for the senior position an applicant must have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or 5 years of directly applicable experience. Experience repairing broadband seismometers, handling field data-collection systems, and seismological fieldwork are also required to qualify for the senior position.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Seismometer Specialist Staff Search, c/o Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 013, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. The position will be open until filled.

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Research Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Location: Livermore, CA
Posted: 18 Feb 2014

The Seismology Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for an experienced scientist to perform advanced and independent research to support the Geophysical Monitoring Programs. We are seeking an individual with exceptional quantitative skills and experience in analyzing and/or modeling geophysical data as well as experience with seismo-acoustic data on the characterization of explosions.

LLNL promotes a culture of innovation, excellence, diversity, and team science that benefits the nation and the world. It is located in the scenic San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. LLNL is a major national laboratory that possesses world-class capabilities in high-performance computational science. The seismology group consists of 18 geophysicists and computational scientists working on a variety of projects and potentially game-changing technologies.

Requirements include: PhD in seismology, geophysics or associated field, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge. Demonstrated advanced knowledge in quantitative wave propagation phenomena. Advanced knowledge and significant experience in seismoacoustic analysis of energetic events and seismological and geophysical methods for characterizing the subsurface. Demonstrated ability to organize and analyze large waveform, event, amplitude and/or arrival databases. Experience in collecting, processing and analyzing local/regional seismic data, including forward and inverse modeling. Demonstrated advanced analytical and computational skills including advanced programming skills in java, C/C++, FORTRAN, PYTHON or other languages. Experience with geophysical time-series analysis and feature measurement. Ability to interact effectively with a team of interdisciplinary scientists with diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills with experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.

For consideration at a higher level (SES.4), candidate should possess substantial experience and subject matter expertise in geophysical and seismoacoustic research, success in proposing projects to multiple agencies, substantial experience in project planning, highly complex technical leadership, and experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems and expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to advise senior management and to positively represent the Program and the Laboratory.

This position will report to the Seismology group leader and the Program Leaders. Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.

Additional details are available at: https://careers.llnl.gov/ under job id 11945.

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AGI Director of Education and Outreach – Job Opening

Employer: American Geosciences Institute

Location: Alexandria, VA
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 03/01/2014

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as its Director of Education and Outreach and as the lead for AGI’s Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding. AGI is seeking a visionary leader who will develop a well- coordinated strategy to advance the education and public outreach mission of AGI. The Director will also be expected to lead the development and implementation of the strategy through strategic partnerships, staff deployment and accountability, and outsourcing.

AGI is a mid-size non-profit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 earth, atmospheric, and ocean scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education at all grade levels, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment. AGI has an annual operating budget of more than $6 million and has a net worth of approximately $10 million. The Director of Education and Outreach reports directly to the Executive Director of AGI and has significant interaction with the AGI Executive Committee and AGI Foundation leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities – To be successful in this position, candidates must be familiar with research-based effective practices in formal and informal science education, teacher preparation and professional development, and public outreach. Candidates must have prior experience in the areas of fundraising, budgeting, and strategic planning. Proven leadership ability and outstanding oral and written communications skills are required. Specific duties include the following; other duties to be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director.

  • Leadership – Take a leadership role in the following areas in the geoscience community
    • Strategic planning and oversight for the AGI Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding
    • Strategic planning and oversight for all AGI Education and Outreach programs o Liaise with AGI federation Member Societies in the areas of Education and Outreach to develop a collaborative vision to promote geoscience education and outreach
    • Collaborate with AGI Foundation and others to support development activities for the AGI Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding
    • Collaborate with AGI staff, AGI federation Member Societies and others to generate funding in support of the AGI Center for Geoscience Education from public and private sources
    • Conduct ongoing research and analysis to identify and address the needs of the geoscience community in the areas of education and outreach
  • Management – Work collaboratively with staff to provide support to the geoscience community in the areas of education and outreach
    • Prior experience in supervision and evaluation of 5-6 individuals
    • Conduct short- and long-term strategic planning; set concrete goals and identify resources needed to attain those goals
    • Plan and manage budgets
    • Develop proposals to obtain funding from external sources o Manage and acquire corporate, foundation and federal grants o Manage and acquire external contracts
    • Manage projects
  • Products – Along with appropriate staff and others develop products that support the AGI Center for Geoscience Education and Public Outreach
    • Curricula and classroom activities (development and revision and associated teacher training)
    • Teacher professional development (workshops and academies)
    • Meeting and conference planning
    • Report to the geoscience community and others on the Center’s activities and the results of research projects through oral presentations, written reports, videos, and other media
    • Expansion of Earth Science Week activities and sponsorship to take advantage of new materials and platforms for dissemination

The Director is located at the AGI Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The Director supervises 5-6 support or contract staff. Routine domestic travel is required. Benefits and salary are competitive with similar-sized non-profits in the Washington, DC area. Experience working with non-profit, academic and federal organizations is very desirable. AGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Application should be sent to jobs@agiweb.org and should include the following components:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent describing the candidate’s qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities described above (three-page maximum).
  • Letters of reference from three (3) individuals who are familiar with the candidate and are able to discuss the candidate’s professional experience and potential for success in the position

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Postdoctoral Research Position – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Maryland

Location: College Park, MD
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 03/01/2014

We invite applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a multidisciplinary project aimed at constraining crustal structure and composition using seismic data. The project entails close collaboration between geochemistry/petrology (Rudnick and McDonough) and seismology (Lekic). Therefore, the ideal applicant will have research interests spanning these fields of study.

This full-time position is for a one year appointment starting by Fall 2014, with the possibility of extension.

A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, or a related discipline is required. The candidate should have research experience in seismology, petrology, and/or geochemistry, and must demonstrate a strong computational background needed for seismic data processing, inversion, and/or imaging. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing scientific and technical qualifications along with a curriculum vita and list of references to Ved Lekic (ved [at] umd [dot] edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately, with a decision anticipated during Spring, 2014.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc Position in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: IPGP

Location: Martinique, F.W.I
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 03/01/2014

IPGP, Volcanological & Seismological Observatory of Martinique, F.W.I.

Duration: 1 year, position available immediately.

Subject: Stresses and mechanics of the Caribbean subduction from seismic analysis.

Context:

The subduction of the American plate under the Caribbean plate in the Lesser Antilles, with a rate of 2cm/an, creates a deformation zone of 100 to 200 km wide underlined by shallow seismicity from the trench to the Leeward Islands, where the volcanic chain is located. Deep seismicity within the slab is observed down to 200 km. Major thrusting earthquakes potentially tsunamigenic (M>8) have occurred in the past centuries. Owing to this geodynamic and tectonic context, the eastern Caribbean arc is an area of major scientific interest.

The French Volcanological and Seismological Observatories (OVS), depending of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), are responsible for Martinique and Guadeloupe seismic monitoring. In an effort to establish a tsunami detection network for the Caribbean region and participate to the implementation of the Caribbean Tsunami Warning System, the OVS have recently undertaken a major evolution in the geometry of their networks, which have evolved from networks focusing on each French island to a virtual network deployed all along the arc (i.e. spatial extension ? 600 km), in particular thanks to the Tsuareg project, co-fund by Interreg (European). Through collaborative projects between the different actors of the monitoring, a catalogue of seismicity between 1972 and 2012 at the scale of the subduction has been recently produced. It is the most complete (more than 15 000 events) and most reliable document on the zero-order characteristics (location, duration magnitude) of the arc seismicity ranging from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and Tobago. However, in order to progress in our understanding of the present dynamics of the Eastern Caribbean subduction, a better view of the seismicity is required: relocations with double differences techniques, seismic moment, source dimensions (corner frequencies), focal mechanisms.

Objectives:

The objective of the work is to contribute to this effort with the determination of the focal mechanisms for magnitudes as low as possible. Several techniques might be used, depending on the magnitude and distance range of the event. For the smallest events, P polarities and S to P amplitude ratios can be used, as in HASH (USGS) method, and for slightly larger events (above magnitude 3.5-4), the complete waveform can be modelled and inverted (e.g Mercier de L?pinay et al., 2011, and Dreger et al., 2000). Both methods may be used in parallel for the same event. Note that since 2004 (beginning of the broad band records), 276 events with M>4, 106 with M>4.5, and 24 with M>5 occurred. For magnitudes above 4.5 to 5, teleseismic data can be used, with P polarities or even amplitudes, and for magnitudes above 5.5, the waveforms themselves can be analysed, as in the SCARDEC method (Vall?e et al., 2011). Another methodology, which might be useful, would be the inversion of the stress tensor in a given region, (e.g. Rivera and Cisternas, 1991) using the recorded P polarities.

The results will be interpreted in the various mechanical contexts of the region: interplate thrust, normal faulting and strike-slip within the Caribbean plate, slab-pull and slab-push events in the subducting slab. In particular, this should better document the partitioning between normal and strike slip deformation, when going to the north of the arc. Also, this will be of particular interest to understand the interaction between subducted ridges and the Caribbean plate or the generation of tsunami.

The work will be fund by the Tsuareg project. It will be based in Martinique, directed at OVSM by Valerie Clouard, in collaboration with Frederick Massin at OVSG and the seismology team of IPGP (Marie-Paule Bouin, Martin Vall?e, Alex Nercessian, Pascal Bernard, and others). Fundings include travel expenses for one conference and for a 2-week workshop at IPGP. This work should lead to one scientific paper, to be published in an international journal.

Profile:

- PhD in geophysics, and expertise in seismology requested

- Ability to work with local and remote teams

- Knowledge in programming appreciated whatever the language

- Experience in seismological data formats

- Mobility

Postulation:

Application including must be sent to Valerie Clouard (clouard [at] ipgp [dot] fr), including a cover letter, a CV and a list of publications.

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2 PhD and 3 Postdoc Positions in Geophysics/Seismology – PostDoc / PhD Opportunities

Employer: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Location: Munich, Germany
Posted: 31 Jan 2014

The seismology group in Munich offers funding for 2 PhD positions and up to 3 postdoctoral positions.

Topics include ambient noise analysis, computational seismology, earthquake rupture problems, rotational seismology, seismic instrumentation, array analysis, waveform inversion, and others.

More information can be found at:
https://www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/news/jobs

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Post-doctoral Position in Computational Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: IPGP

Location: Paris, France
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 03/31/2014

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work on the development of a 3D global attenuation model of the earth's upper mantle, using full waveform modeling and numerical wavefield computations.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in geophysics, and some experience in numerical methods.

The position is funded through the European Research Council and is based in Paris, France, within an international team which includes researchers in Paris and the Univ. of California at Berkeley. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to spend several weeks in Berkeley each year.

The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Salary is between 2800-3200 euros/month (net, i.e. after benefit deductions), depending on experience beyond PhD.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research experience and interests, and the names of three potential referees, to Prof. Barbara Romanowicz (barbara [at] ipgp [dot] fr). We are looking for someone who can start by 09/2014 and possibly earlier. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Barbara Romanowicz.

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Visiting Faculty Appointment – Job Opening

Employer: Trinity University

Location: San Antonio, TX
Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/30/2014

The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for a renewable, nine-month term position (pending final budgetary approval). The appointment will be made at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor and will begin August 2014.

A Ph.D. in geosciences is required. The successful candidate must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Previous experience teaching at the college level is desirable. The teaching load will be nine to ten contact hours per semester. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in geology (lecture and lab) and other selected courses. The area of expertise is open, but should complement the strengths of the existing faculty in the department.

Applicants should provide a letter of application that addresses the candidate's experience and teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please send materials electronically to Dr. Diane R. Smith, Chair, Department of Geosciences, at geos.search@trinity.edu. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Employment Opportunity at EERI: Program Manager – Job Opening

Employer: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Location: Oakland, CA
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 02/06/2014

EERI is seeking a creative, experienced, technology-aware, and dynamic Program Manager. This person will be a key staff member with internal and external leadership responsibilities. The Program Manager will have responsibility for multiple externally and internally funded projects and programs, creating and leading professional development programs, and supporting the Institute's committees and chapters.

The Program Manager must be self-motivated, flexible, an excellent communicator, and an outstanding team player. An interest in and knowledge of earthquake engineering and global risk reduction is highly desirable. The Program Manager reports to the Executive Director and should be adept and comfortable working in a collaborative environment within a flat organizational structure. Some travel is required. The starting salary is competitive and is based on qualifications and experience. EERI provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and a casual professional working environment in City Center Oakland on the BART line.

The deadline to apply is February 5. For more information on responsibilities and desired qualifications, please visit https://www.eeri.org/wp-content/uploads/Program-Manager.pdf.

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Postdoctoral Research Associates in Geophysics at LANL – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/17/2014

The Geophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct research in elastic-waveform inversion, elastic-wave reverse-time migration, numerical modeling of seismic-wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media, and microseismic imaging, with applications to geothermal exploration/monitoring and geologic carbon sequestration. Experience with parallel computing using CPU/GPU clusters is preferred. A PhD in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field completed within the last five years, or soon to be completed, is required. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and complete contact information for four references to Lianjie Huang at ljh [at] lanl [dot] gov.

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Junior Marine Technician at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/17/2014

The Ocean-Bottom Seismology Laboratory of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University is presently seeking a Marine Technician (Junior) to assist in the maintenance and operation of its fleet of 60 broadband ocean-bottom seismometers.

Duties and responsibilities include: Assemble, refurbish, clean and maintain ocean-bottom seismometers and pressure gauges. Perform electrical and mechanical certification tests on ocean-bottom seismometers. Participate in research cruises: prepare and package instruments and equipment for shipment; deploy and recover instruments; and evaluate instrument condition. Assist in operation and maintenance of remotely-operated vehicle (ROV). Maintain laboratory tools and other equipment. Clean and organize laboratory and storage areas. Maintain instrument, equipment and component inventory. Provide general assistance to lab engineers for assembly and development projects.

For further information regarding this position, please follow Quick Link: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=139732

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Marine Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Nice

Location: Nice, France
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/01/2014

We seek a candidate in the broad area of Marine Geophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates having a strong interest in active margins, seismic hazard, submarine avalanches or tsunamis.

Candidates have a PhD, and competence in the area of marine seismics (processing of multichannel seismic data) or sedimentology/ stratigraphy/subsurface geophysics. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated ability to perform high quality research in the form of publications.

This assistant professor position involves teaching duties in the departments of Geosciences. We expect foreign candidates to be able to teach in French after a reasonably short period of adaptation.

Following the French system for recruitment of civil servants, the position and its code will be published on Feb 27 on the Galaxie site (https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/candidats.html). Once one has obtained the code for this position from Galaxie, complete dossiers must be submitted before the deadline of April 1st, 2014, on the recruitment site of the University of Nice http://recrutement-ec.unice.fr/.

For more information please contact: Emmanuel Tric, director Geoazur, (direction(at)geoazur.unice.fr), Riad Hassani, head of department (hassani@unice.fr), or Philippe Charvis (charvis(at)oca.eu).

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Summer Student Internship at IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center – Internship

Employer: New Mexico Tech

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/01/2014

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) has an opening for a 2014 summer student intern at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech. The duration of the internship is flexible (up to three months). If scheduling allows, the intern will also take part in the late May IRIS Education and Outreach Orientation Week at New Mexico Tech (www.iris.edu/hq/internship/about/orientation) in association with the IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship program. We seek an advanced undergraduate or graduate student with seismic field methods, seismograph electronics, software development or data processing interests. For general information, please visit www.passcal.nmt.edu, or contact PASSCAL Instrument Center Director Bruce Beaudoin (575-835-5070; bruce [at] passcal [dot] nmt [dot] edu). The internship includes a weekly stipend, living expenses, round-trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition sup! port to cover NMT summer registration as a special graduate student. To apply, send a letter summarizing interests, college transcripts, and at least one appropriate letter of recommendation to: PASSCAL Summer Intern Committee, c/o Bruce Beaudoin, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, New Mexico Tech, 100 East Rd., Socorro, NM 87801. For full consideration, materials must be received by April 1, 2014.

Details: The internship is designed for a student with a background in Earth Science who is interested in seismic field methods, electronics, software development or data processing. The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, funded by the National Science Foundation via the IRIS consortium, maintains and helps deploy large numbers portable seismographs (Reftek and Quanterra), broadband sensors (Streckheisen, Guralp, Nanometrics), portable telemetered networks, and high-resolution cable reflection systems (Geometrics) that are heavily utilized by the U.S. research community and international partners. The successful candidate will learn about the technology and maintenance of state-of-the-art seismic equipment, potentially assist in deployments in the US and overseas, and participate in seismic data processing under the direction of the Instrument Center Director and Staff. The intern will register as a special student for 6 credits of Directed Study (Geophysics 590) under the advisorship of PASSCAL Instrument Center P.I. and NMT Geophysics Professor Susan Bilek. At least one week prior to the conclusion of the internship, the intern will submit a report not to exceed 15 pages summarizing tasks performed and observations/suggestions pertinent to PASSCAL program operations and future Education and Outreach efforts. The intern will be given a personal allowance of $575/week for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. Transportation costs to and from New Mexico Tech will be reimbursed up to $3,500, as will room and board costs up to $1700.

For further information, please contact Bruce Beaudoin (see above) or Susan Bilek (sbilek [at] ees [dot] nmt [dot] edu; 575-835-6510).

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Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: Railroad Commission of Texas

Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Closing Date: 04/13/2014

The Railroad Commission of Texas seeks a seismologist capable of utilizing United States Geological Services (USGS), National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), and other sources of seismic information to evaluate the projected epicenters of seismic events in Texas relative to all potential sources of origin.

JOB DUTIES: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Seismologist will provide leadership, direction, technical expertise and oversight to include:

· Coordinating with academic experts studying seismic events in Texas.

· Obtaining, studying, and interpreting various forms of data to evaluate seismic activity associated with known faults and historic and/or ongoing oil and gas exploration and production activities.

· Leading efforts to conduct research as well as internally integrate oil and gas science with seismic science.

· Coordinating communications and information gathering with various stakeholders.

· Reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, and commenting on technical data from seismic data sources, computer models and digital maps.

· Developing calculations, estimates, recommendations and action plans.

· Presenting information in layman’s terms to an audience through presentations and in writing to the public, to industry, to Commissioners, Commission staff, and the Legislature.

· Maintaining relationships with internal and external customers.

· Attending meetings in the scientific community to learn and gather relevant information.

· Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others in a work group.

· Performing additional duties as assigned.

· Performing work with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

State Classification #: 2366
State Classification Title: GEOSCIENTIST V
Salary Group: B25

Minimum Qualifications/Education:

· Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the Geosciences, seismology, physics, chemistry, advanced mathematics or a closely related field.

· Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in one of these fields or a closely related field.

Experience:

· A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in positions involving the study of seismic activity.

· Demonstrated experience in the analysis and evaluation of technical data.

· Demonstrated experience in a supervisory or management role.

· Demonstrated experience with input ground motions for seismic design preferred.

· Demonstrated experience in digital signal processing preferred.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: (an understanding of facts or principles relating to a particular subject area)

· Ability to demonstrate knowledge of geosciences principles, techniques, and procedures; of mathematics and statistics; and of the practical application of geosciences and technology.

· Knowledge of seismic data acquisition methods and systems.

· Knowledge of the principles and contemporary practices of public administration and management.

· Knowledge of oil and gas regulatory functions is helpful.

Skill in: (the application of knowledge resulting from a development of basic abilities through formal training and practical experience)

· Skill in data collection, analysis and management of geological, geohydrological, and geophysical data.

· Proficient skill in performing statistical analyses.

· Skill in applying modeling and statistical procedures.

· Skill in exercising logic and sound reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

· Skill in forming and maintaining positive and productive working relationships both internally and external to the Commission including with other state/public agencies, internal work teams, and state/federal oversight agencies.

· Skill in operating telephones, computers, and applicable computer software, including PETRA,Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.

· Skill in handling multiple priorities efficiently.

· Skill in oral and written communication with the ability to present material to an audience.

· Skill in demonstrating attention to detail and accuracy of information.

Ability to: (capacity in a general area that may be utilized to develop detailed, specific skills)

· Ability to learn, understand, and interpret oil and gas policies and procedure.

· Ability to conduct inspections.

· Ability to apply geological concepts.

· Ability to establish and maintain trust and credibility with management, colleagues and direct reports.

· Ability to prepare reports, memos, calculations and other documentation.

· Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

· Ability to work as a member of a team.

· Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in any situation.

· Ability to reach high and low; open, close and retrieve files from file cabinets; and lift and/or carry equipment up to 25 pounds.

Remarks,Registration, Certification, or Licensure:

Professional registration as an engineer, geologist, geophysicist, or closely related field preferred.

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Travel is up to 20%. Salary is up to $8248/month.

One (1) vacancy exists for this position.

THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS ONLY ACCEPTS ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING.

Applications, for this posting, should be submitted on-line by clicking here.

Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

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Earth Science Graduates and Professionals Sought for Master of Arts Teaching Program Fellowship – Fellowship

Employer: American Museum of Natural History

Location: New York, NY
Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Closing Date: 02/01/2014

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is seeking Earth science graduates and professionals for their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program - the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

With a focus on preparing new Earth science teachers, the MAT program is a full-time, 15-month fellowship Master’s program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience, and the application is open to all candidates meeting the eligibility requirements. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books, a $30,000 living stipend, and a $10,000 annual salary supplement for 4 years. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-need New York State school for four years.

We are currently accepting applicants for the class that will matriculate in June 2014. Come to our onsite Open House on Sunday, January 5, or our online Open House on January 14. Please visit the program website at www.amnh.org/mat to join the mailing list, find out about eligibility requirements, learn about our faculty and courses, and to start an application. For questions, can contact us directly at mat@amnh.org or (212) 313-7464.

Applications are due in by January 31, 2014.

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Six new Research Professor positions in Geophysics at UNAM, Mexico – Job Opening

Employer: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Location: Mexico City/Michoacan
Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Closing Date: 04/16/2014

The Institute of Geophysics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), with campuses in Mexico City and Morelia, Michoacan, is looking for candidates to fill up to six new entry-level, tenure-track Research Professor positions (Investigador Asociado C). UNAM is the largest university in Mexico, and one of the highest ranked in Latin America. The Institute of Geophysics employs around 130 Research Professors and hosts the National Seismological, Mareographic and Magnetic Services.

Preference will be given to strong candidates in the current focus fields of the Institute: Geodesy, Geothermal fields, Marine geophysics, Solar Radiation and Geomagnetism, but excellent candidates that would complement the existing strengths in Seismology, Volcanology, Natural Resources, Exploration Geophysics and Space Physics are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates are expected to develop their own research program, teach 1-2 classes a year and supervise students on the Bachelors, Masters and PhD level. Proficiency in Spanish at the time of appointment is an advantage, but not necessary. Most of the vacant positions have an age restriction of less than 39 years for women and 37 for men, at the time of appointment. Salary will be according to the rules for government employees in Mexico and the university, but traditionally salaries are complemented with substantial performance based stimulus from both the university and the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (Conacyt).

Applications should be submitted to plazas@geofisica.unam.mx, with the subject "plazas 2014", and should include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and a summary of the applicant's most important research achievements. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, whose letters may be requested by the Institute. Review of applications will begin January 6th, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Tenure-Track Positions in Geophysics in Solid Earth and Exploration Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Texas

Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 16 Dec 2013

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. For these positions, we seek individuals in two broad areas of geophysics:

1) Solid Earth geophysics. 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.

2) Exploration geophysics. Candidates with specializations in reflection seismic processing, imaging, interpretation, and inversion are encouraged to apply. High-performance computational facilities are available, and candidates would be encouraged to use them to image, visualize, and interpret 3D and 4D geophysical data. Applicants with specializations in near-surface geophysics are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will engage with other geophysics faculty, staff, and students to continue to grow a highly competitive energy research portfolio.

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.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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IRIS DMC Job opening: Quality and Deployment Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Closing Date: 04/16/2014

The IRIS DMC is looking for an Quality and Deployment Engineer to join our team in Seattle.

Do not let the title throw you off, if you are a geoscientist with an inclination for the technical side of things or technical person who happens to be doing geoscience this job could be for you.

This job is for you if:

You enjoy testing software, providing feedback on design and being a key part of the software development cycle. You enjoy puzzling through various use cases to determine the best general solutions. You work well with others in a small development team and can (learn to) maintain an operational environment hosting web service applications. You are self-motivated with strong time management skills. You have strong written communication skills and work well with a wide range of end-users as needed. Yes, we need a jack-of-many-trades, some of which you will probably need to learn.

We are a scientific consortium with a global reach. The work we perform and the services we provide have a direct impact on the field of seismology and earthquake research. Increasingly, our impact is broadening to related geoscience fields through collaborations.

For more information see:
http://www.iris.edu/hq/employment/job/quality_and_deployment_system_engineer_iris_data_management_center

The position will remain open until filled.

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Seismic Analyst Position – Job Opening

Employer: Canadian Hazards Information Service

Location: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 16 Dec 2013

https://psjobs-emploisfp.psc-cfp.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&noBackBtn=true&poster=221168&psrsMode=1

Organization Name: Department of Natural Resources - Earth Science Sector, Atlantic and Western Canada Branch -Geological Survey of Canada
Locations: Ottawa (Ontario) , National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario)
Classification: PC - 02
Salary: $65,551 to $78,522
Closing Date: November 25, 2013 - 23:59, Pacific Time Useful Information
Reference Number: RSN13J-013765-000003
Selection Process Number: 2013-RSN-EA-1032-157689
Vacancies: 2
Employment Tenure: Specified Period, Indeterminate
You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment Tenure

The Canadian Hazards Information Service (CHIS) is responsible for reporting on earthquakes within Canada. Under the direction of the Head of the Canadian Hazards Information Service, and in coordination with staff seismologists: undertakes the systematic evaluation, synthesis, and interpretation of earthquake parameters for the Canadian Earthquake catalogue; administers, coordinates and ensures quality control of input to the Catalogue; develops, organizes, plans and maintains a computer database of earthquake parameters; prepares and produces maps and graphics, bulletins, earthquake catalogues, reports, and datasets for research papers and external clients; responds to public, media, and industry enquiries concerning earthquakes and earthquake hazard; does media interviews, give public talks, responses to web and email inquiries, and conducts tours of GSC facilities; provides technical input and recommendations on the nature of earthquake activity and results of research t! o management, Crown agencies, consulting engineers and commercial companies; undertakes field studies for the collection of raw data and analytical studies on earthquakes and aftershock sequences in urban, rural and wilderness environments;. May present papers at national and international scientific conferences. The work requires the ability to work independently while collaborating with colleagues and staff in the seismicity group (analysts, station technicians, IT staff, scientists) to produce and evaluate content for a high quality seismic catalogue.

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Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 16 Dec 2013

Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants for a faculty position in Experimental Earth Science, at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor through full professor with tenure. We seek candidates who apply experimental laboratory approaches to the understanding of natural processes. We are open to a broad set of research topics relating to the application of chemical thermodynamics and reaction kinetics over a wide range of temperature and pressure, from the Earth's crust to its deep interior. Examples of appropriate subjects include experimental igneous/metamorphic petrology, fluid-rock interaction, hydrothermal systems, geochemical environment of the early Earth, origins of life, natural resources, hydrocarbon reactions at elevated temperatures and pressures, chemical and physical volcanology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach foundational courses that support the discipline.

Minimum requirements are demonstrated scientific creativity and potential to build and sustain an innovative research program, a Ph.D. in a geoscience-related field, and capability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58478

Questions can be addressed to Steven Goldstein (steveg [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu), chair of the search committee.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Staff Scientist position in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Carnegie Institution of Washington

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Closing Date: 04/16/2014

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington seeks applications for a staff scientist position in the broad field of geophysics, including but not limited to seismology, geodynamics, volcano geophysics, tectonophysics, and geodesy. Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries, especially those with planetary sciences and with geo- and cosmo-chemistry, are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who pursue innovative scientific programs, who will find active collaborations with our current staff, perhaps involving development of new instrumentation, and who are interested in the origin and evolution of Earth and other planets.

The Carnegie Institution is a pure research organization. DTM does not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars. Although DTM staff scientists are reviewed on a five-year basis, staff scientist is our senior position. Applications should be submitted through https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/ and should include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and abstracts from the applicant's three most important papers. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees, whose letters may be requested by DTM. Questions may be sent to staffposition@dtm.ciw.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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John K. Costain Faculty Chair in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Virginia Tech

Location: Blacksburg VA
Posted: 20 Nov 2013

The Department of Geosciences, in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, invites applications for the John K. Costain Faculty Chair in Geophysics. This endowed chair is a Full Professor appointment reserved for an individual whose scholarly and professional attainments have attracted national and international recognition. The inaugural Chair will be in the broad area of seismology as applied by the energy industry, including computational seismology and inversion and applications such as reservoir characterization, unconventional energy resources, and carbon sequestration. Potential candidates must have exceptional professional achievements as evidenced by an appropriate combination of outstanding research, teaching, and industrial experience and contributions. The appointed Chair is expected to maintain a world-class research program, acquire outside funding for research, supervise students in research, teach graduate and undergraduate classes, and enhance department interactions with the energy industry. The Chair can play a leadership role in strategic interdisciplinary efforts in the College of Science, including initiatives in Computational Science and in Energy and the Environment.

Nominations or inquiries regarding the position should be directed to John Hole, Search Chair (hole@vt.edu) and/or Nancy Ross, Department Head (nross@vt.edu); Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; (540) 231-6894. All inquiries and applications will be confidential. Further information about the Department and the Costain Chair is available at http://www.geos.vt.edu/ .

Review of candidates will begin in December 2013 and continue until the Chair is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu/ (reference posting number TR0130110) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three scientists willing to write letters of recommendation.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution.

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Postdoc Opportunities in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Location: Saudi Arabia
Posted: 9 Nov 2013

We seek highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to augment and strengthen our team in Computational Earthquake Seismology at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The CES research group is part of the Earth Sciences & Engineering program in the Division of Physical Sciences & Engineering at KAUST.

KAUST (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries. The university attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to the sustainability of water, food, energy, and the environment.

The open postdoctoral positions fall within the broad domain of (earthquake) seismology. Research topics include advanced earthquake source imaging, ground-motion simulations for earthquake engineering applications, and mapping Earth structure using broadband seismic recordings. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with experience in imaging Earth structure at various scales using novel techniques (joint inversion of various data sets, ambient-noise tomography, and including rigorous uncertainty quantification). Through our collaboration with the Saudi Geological Survey, we have access to broadband seismic data recorded on 140+ stations in Saudi Arabia, providing an unprecedented data set for this region. Successful applicants will have access to the on-site super-computer, high-end workstations, and advanced data processing & visualization facilities. In addition, we provide close collaborations within the Earth Science program (http://erse.kaust.edu.sa) and the program of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science, as well as with national and international institutions. For more details, please visit http://ces.kaust.edu.sa.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in geophysics, physics, engineering, or computational sciences. Successful candidates should have strong analytical skills, and experience in programming, data analysis, geophysical modeling and visualization. Fluency in English is mandatory. Good interpersonal skills, willingness to work in a team of several researchers and students, and ability to present the work at international conferences are expected.

Post-doctoral fellows will receive an experience-dependent competitive salary, free housing, free medical insurance, and free schooling for children. Selection for positions will start immediately, and continue until positions are filled.

To apply, please send (as PDFs) your CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least two referees to Prof. P. Martin Mai (martin.mai@kaust.edu.sa).

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Faculty Positions in Earth Science and Engineering – Job Opening

Employer: King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Location: Saudi Arabia
Posted: 9 Nov 2013
Closing Date: 01/31/2014

The Earth Sciences and Engineering (ErSE) Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has two open faculty positions at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the fields of:

1) Solid Earth Geophysics
2) Atmospheric Sciences
We are seeking exceptional scientists who use experimental and/or modeling approaches to address a wide range of Earth Science problems. The successful candidates should have an excellent internationally recognized scientific record, be able to lead a high impact research program, and have a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate level. The salary and research funding levels at KAUST are among the highest of any academic institution.

For more information and to apply for the position, please visit http://apptrkr.com/407013 and click on the Employment tab. Applications received by January 31, 2014 will receive full consideration and positions will remain open until filled.

About KAUST
KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to the sustainability of water, food, energy, and the environment.

About ErSE Program
The ErSE Program, within the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, currently has eight full time faculty members, about 30 post-docs and research scientists and more than 50 graduate students. Research areas include: applications of modern computational methods to study geophysical problems associated with the atmosphere and/or ocean circulation, earthquakes, oil exploration, reservoir modeling, and subsurface phenomena. These areas are enhanced through close collaboration with some of the best geophysical and meteorological centers in the world, and advanced central research facilities including supercomputing and scientific visualization. More information about the ErSE program and research activities is available at: http://ese.kaust.edu.sa.

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Research Fellow in Seismology at the University of Aberdeen – Job Opening

Employer: University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Posted: 16 Oct 2013

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the field of seismology within the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology within the School of Geosciences. A PhD in seismology or a sufficiently cognate discipline is a prerequisite of the position.

We seek a committed and enthusiastic individual with a strong background in seismology to undertake original research in the field of seismic imaging. The exact nature of the research is not prescribed, and will depend on the particular strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Possibilities include technique development and applications involving various classes of observational data. We are particularly interested in candidates with some background in multi-scale imaging, jointly constraining structure using active and passive source datasets, and ambient noise imaging. As well as undertaking basic research, the successful candidate will also assist with the supervision of graduate students, participate in fieldwork where appropriate, and travel to national and international conferences.

This post is funded by the University for a period of 2 years to enhance its research capability in the area of geophysics as part of wider efforts to establish the Aberdeen Institute of Energy.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£30,424 - £36,298 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (salary range £25,504 - £28,685 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Rawlinson (nrawlinson@abdn.ac.uk).

To apply, please visit:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHJ482/research-fellow-in-seismology/

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Postdoctoral positions in earthquake early warning at UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: UC Berkeley

Location: UC Berkeley
Posted: 9 Oct 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Development and implementation of earthquake early warning

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory to join Prof. Richard Allen’s earthquake early warning group.

Earthquake early warning is the rapid detection of earthquakes underway, estimation of the ground shaking hazard they pose, and warning of people in harm’s way. The successful applicants will work on one or more projects related to early warning. The specific areas of research are flexible and will depend on the skills and interests of the successful applicants. Topics of interest include studies of large magnitude earthquake processes, the physics of earthquake rupture, development of seismic- and geodetic-based methods for rapid earthquake characterization, development of methods for improved ground shaking estimation, use of new types of geophysical networks including the use of mems-type sensors and cell phones, development of delivery tools to provide warnings, and engagement of warning users. More information about current research efforts and interests is available on the group website: http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~rallen/.

The position is available to start immediately, or when the successful applicants are available. The initial appointment would be for one year. Reappointment for a second and possibly third year is typical but dependent on satisfactory progress.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a letter detailing their research interests and its relevance to earthquake early warning, and a CV to Prof. Richard Allen (rallen[at]berkeley[dot]edu). Questions about the position should be sent to the same email address.

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LANL Geophysicist Position Opening – Job Opening

Employer: LANL

Location: Los Alamos, NM, USA
Posted: 9 Oct 2013

The Geophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory performs research and develops solutions for United States national security and nuclear explosion monitoring (treaty monitoring) with the goal of detecting and characterizing clandestine nuclear explosions anywhere in the world. The Group is characterized by a balance of basic and applied research, encompassing experimental and computational analysis, which leads to the development of novel and integrated capabilities that are then utilized to address practical problems for sponsors in multiple offices in DOE, NNSA, other federal agencies, and industry.

We are looking for a creative, experienced professional scientist to join our interdisciplinary team to take a leadership role in research to detect and characterize clandestine nuclear explosions using multi-phenomenology explosion monitoring (MultiPEM) approaches. The position offers the opportunity for challenging, professional collaborations on multi-disciplinary teams.

We have a need for a scientist with expertise in one or more of; explosion or seismic source characterization, source effects on wave propagation, seismic analysis, infrasound acoustics, non-seismic methods such as gravity, electrical and electromagnetic techniques, ground penetrating radar, etc. Projects range from energy development to national security applications, with many emphasizing multiphenomenology monitoring and assessment (i.e., MultiPEM). Experience is sought in theoretical development, modeling, or data analysis using these techniques to solve a variety of earth science problems. We are also interested in individuals with a strong statistics background who can work with multidisciplinary teams with chemists, mathematicians, and other scientific disciplines.

The successful candidate will conduct innovative research and will develop and lead projects supported by interdisciplinary teams of scientists and staff. He/she will interact regularly with sponsors to understand their goals and will author programmatic reports that address problems of national importance. The candidate is expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national conferences.

For more information on specific requirements, salary, and to apply for the position, go the LANL web site (www.lanl.gov) and search for position IRC19512

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Research position in Coastal paleoseismology /Quaternary environmental change – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

Location: Singapore
Posted: 9 Oct 2013
Closing Date: 02/14/2014

Research position in Coastal paleoseismology /Quaternary environmental change

The Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, invites applications for a Research Fellow (post-doctoral level) in Coastal Paleoseismology/Quaternary Environmental change. This project is part of an on-going program to recover stratigraphic records of past earthquakes and tsunamis, and sea-level change in Indonesia. Skills in quantitative micropaleontology/palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and/or sedimentology of coastal systems are highly desirable. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology/geology.

The coastal paleoseismic project is led by Charles Rubin and Ben Horton and supported by the Earth Observatory of Singapore. All applicants should demonstrate a clear desire for adventurous fieldwork and exceptional science. Further details may be obtained from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University cmrubin[at]ntu[dot]edu[dot]sg

Initially the contract duration will be 2 years, although a longer period (up to 4 years) can be negotiated. Excellent knowledge of English, both in speaking and writing, is a requirement.

International candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV, list of publications, a short (1-page) synopsis of previous research achievements and research plans, and the names of at least two referees.

Applications and inquiries should be sent electronically to: eos_humanresources[at]ntu[dot]edu[dot]sg

We will begin reviewing applications 1 February 2014. However applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Location: Socorro, NM, USA
Posted: 9 Oct 2013
Closing Date: 11/01/2014

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor in Geophysics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of geophysics, with an anticipated start date in August 2014. We seek an innovative geophysicist whose research addresses significant geophysical or geological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in seismology; we will also consider outstanding candidates with other geophysical expertise.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the time of appointment, as well as a significant record of research productivity. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students, teach two to three courses per year (graduate and/or undergraduate), advise students, and perform service to the department, institute, state, national, and international Earth Science communities.

New Mexico Tech (NMT), located in the central Rio Grande valley community of Socorro, specializes in science and engineering education and research, and has a present enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Earth and Environmental Science Department (EES; www.ees.nmt.edu) has an integrated undergraduate program in Earth Science and Environmental Science and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geophysics, Geology/Geochemistry, and Hydrology. The Department consists of 18 faculty and approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. EES and NMT also host the on-campus IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility (www.passcal.nmt.edu), which provide logistical, instrumentation, and data support for seismological and associated research. Additional on-campus geoscience expertise includes the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (geoinfo.nmt.edu), and Petroleum Recovery Research Center (baervan.nmt.edu). New Mexico Tech additionally has equipment and facilities to support energy-related research and teaching, including computational resources, Landmark software, and a trailer-mounted IVI vibroseis system.

For additional information see www.nmt.edu or contact search committee chair Glenn Spinelli (spinelli[at]nmt[dot]edu).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests and goals, and the contact information of three references to: Geophysics Search, New Mexico Tech, Human Resources Department, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. Official transcripts of pre-and post-graduate studies will be required if selected to interview. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2013 (email applications cannot be accepted). New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Tech

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 7 Oct 2013

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor in Geophysics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of geophysics, with an anticipated start date in August 2014. We seek an innovative geophysicist whose research addresses significant geophysical or geological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in seismology; we will also consider outstanding candidates with other geophysical expertise.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the time of appointment, as well as a significant record of research productivity. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students, teach two to three courses per year (graduate and/or undergraduate), advise students, and perform service to the department, institute, state, national, and international Earth Science communities.

New Mexico Tech (NMT), located in the central Rio Grande valley community of Socorro, specializes in science and engineering education and research, and has a present enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Earth and Environmental Science Department (EES; www.ees.nmt.edu) has an integrated undergraduate program in Earth Science and Environmental Science and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geophysics, Geology/Geochemistry, and Hydrology. The Department consists of 18 faculty and approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. EES and NMT also host the on-campus IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility (www.passcal.nmt.edu), which provide logistical, instrumentation, and data support for seismological and associated research. Additional on-campus geoscience expertise includes the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (geoinfo.nmt.edu), and Petroleum Recovery Research Center (baervan.nmt.edu). New Mexico Tech additionally has equipment and facilities to support energy-related research and teaching, including computational resources, Landmark software, and a trailer-mounted IVI vibroseis system. For additional information see www.nmt.edu or contact search committee chair Glenn Spinelli (spinelli[at]nmt[dot]edu).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests and goals, and the contact information of three references to: Geophysics Search, New Mexico Tech, Human Resources Department, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. Official transcripts of pre-and post-graduate studies will be required if selected to interview. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2013 (email applications cannot be accepted). New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Tenure-track professor in solid Earth geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA USA
Posted: 26 Sep 2013

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences seeks to appoint two tenure-track professors in solid Earth geosciences, with an emphasis on the geochemistry and geophysics of the Earth’s crust and interior. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2014. 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 (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5035): Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of 3-5 references. We will begin to review applications beginning December 2nd, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

For information, contact: Prof. Jerry X. Mitrovica, Search Committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 (jxm[at]eps[dot]harvard[dot]edu).

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Staff Scientist/Field Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS/PASSCAL @ N.M. Tech

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 19 Sep 2013

The IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center (www.passcal.nmt.edu) at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist/Field Engineer.

JOB DUTIES:

Primary responsibilities are to support seismic research both in the field and in the lab. Duties include: preparing equipment for shipping; worldwide field support including the Arctic and Antarctic; development of specialized equipment for seismic stations in harsh environments; produce and maintain documentation and web content related to field support; and user training. Hardware and wireless communications testing, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering. Electrical, Mechanical, or Structural engineering design. Field data collection systems; wireless communications, installation, and network design; DC power systems; Time Series Data Formats; and Seismological Field experience desired.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Staff Scientist/Field Engineer Search, c/o New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall, Box 096, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Research Position in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: KSU

Location: Riyadah, Saudi Arbia
Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Closing Date: 01/31/2014

We invite applications for opening of a research position in the field of Geophysics at Department of Geology and geophysics, King Saud university to work with the team members in the project of "Monitoring of the Al-Ays Volcanic activity using Microseismicity, TDEM, 4D -Microgravity and InSAR Techniques for eruption Risk Mitigation" . We welcome candidates from any fields of geophysics, including but not limited to computational geophysics, integerated geophysical modeling involving InSAR, TDEM and 4D-Volcanogravity signatures for magma transport and related surface deformation.

Applicants should submit a CV with research interests and the names and contact information of three referees. The application materials or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Saad Al-Mogren

Salary commensurate with experience

Contact: Dr. Saad Al-Mogren, Geology and Geophysics Dept., Collage of science, King Saud university (smogren[at]ksu[dot]edu[dot]sa)

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PhD opportunity at ETH Zurich – PhD Opportunity

Employer: ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 10 Sep 2013

The anthropogenic effects of dams and hydropower system operation on streamflow and sediment fluxes in the Upper Rhone Basin will be quantified by hydrological modelling using a fully distributed physically-based approach. This PhD will develop hypotheses for the production and routing of coarse and fine sediment, support these by field observations, and implement in a watershed model to make statistical predictions of change. Modelling will be supported by evidence of change in hydroclimatology in the past 100 years from long-term instrumental records.

More information at http://www.ifu.ethz.ch/hydrologie/research/research_projects/SEDFATE.

The ideal candidate will have a MSc degree in civil/environmental engineering or earth sciences. He/she will have a strong background and interest in numerical methods and experience in their application for simulation (coding skills are required), advanced statistics, fluvial processes.

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Electronic Engineers for Geophysical Hardware – Job Opening

Employer: OSOP

Location: Volcán, Panamá
Posted: 7 Sep 2013

**Job Description**

Geophysical Company Looking for Electronic Engineers

Do you need a break from the grind of your daily life? Maybe you are tired of the gridlock and stagnant economies of the first world. Or sub-zero temperatures and rain. Perhaps you are just looking for work experience beyond your borders. Join OSOP's team (http://www.osop.com.pa/about/join-the-team/) to escape from the norm, embrace a new culture and drive innovation. OSOP is looking for electronic engineers to help produce innovative new products in the earthquake, tsunami, flooding and volcano sectors. Bring your mountain bike, surf board or just your free-spirit to explore and experience Panama and neighboring Costa Rica. Come play with our new 3D printer and laser cutter. Come INVENT.

**Requirements**

* Degree in electronic engineering with a strong background in math and physics (Googled your way to expertise? We do it too, every day. So do not hesitate to apply)
* Linux expertise required
* Willingness to relocate to Volcán, Panamá required
* Experience in linux-based embedded systems (C/C++) development and/or programming in C/C++ required
* Python a plus, but not required
* Experience in surface mounting components a plus, but not required
* PCB Design a plus, but not required
* AutoCAD, Solidworks a plus, but not required
* Written and spoken English required
* Spanish a plus, but not required
* Helicopter maintenance a plus, but not required

**About OSOP**

OSOP (http://www.osop.com.pa) develops, supports, installs, maintains and configures instrumentation and software for early warning civil defense systems to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. We focus on solutions where hardware and software are completely integrated. OSOP promotes a dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial work environment.

Take a tour of OSOP: http://www.osop.com.pa/tour/

**Interested?**

Please send your CV and example code/ links to github/lab to careers[at]osop[dot]com[dot]pa.

Kind Regards,

Branden Christensen branden[dot]christensen[at]osop[dot]com[dot]pa Volcan, Panama

Follow OSOP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/osop.panama
Twitter: @OSOPSA News Blog: http://www.osop.com.pa/blog/news
The Seismo Guys Blog: http://www.osop.com.pa/blog/the-seismo-guys/

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Field Technician – Job Opening

Employer: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Location: Palisades, New York, USA
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

Position: Field Technician at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A position is available for a Field Technician in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. We seek an aspiring technician/ engineer who will provide technical support to operate the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN, URL: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/LCSN). Activity includes maintenance of seismic equipment used to monitor earthquakes. Field work to average 25-35% of the time, seasonally (that is, 5-10 days a month,less in winter, more in summer) in eastern U.S.

Duties include:

Maintains existing seismic stations in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, MD, VT, and OH. Service trips as scheduled and whenever problems occur. Effort includes installation, maintenance and minor repair of electronic equipment for earthquake monitoring: seismometers, Ethernet radios and power supplies (including batteries and solar panels). Make GPS and radio antenna cables, and seismometer cables.

Requirement:

Minimum 2-year college degree in science or engineering and 2 years of related work experience. Or 4-year college degree in engineering or physics/geophysics or related fields. Hands-on experience will include broad range of electronics with good theoretical capability leading to understanding of equipment function. Adequate soldering skill to make various cables for radio, sensors and GPS receiver. Good command of spoken and written English required. Must be physically capable of working in the field in isolated locations - to walk up and down steep hills while carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to load/unload, and to drive a pickup truck for field work, and operate generator and other simple machinery.

Also required: Experience in Internet communication and Linux.

Salary commensurate with experience.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

For further information, please view quick link: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=137364

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Three year PostDoc position in seismology at NORSAR – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: NORSAR

Location: Kjeller, NORWAY
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

THREE YEAR POSTDOC POSITION IN SEISMOLOGY AT NORSAR

NORSAR is searching a qualified candidate with a PhD in seismology or similar for a 3-year position starting as soon as possible. The candidate will be engaged on two projects:

  • The Norwegian National Seismic Network (NNSN)
  • The NEONOR_2 project, entitled "Neotectonics in Nordland - Implications for petroleum exploration".

The Norwegian National Seismic Network (NNSN) consists of more than 30 seismic stations and arrays aimed at monitoring the earthquake activity of mainland Norway, Svalbard, Jan Mayen and adjacent offshore areas. NNSN is a cooperative project between the University of Bergen and NORSAR, and is to a large part financed by the oil and gas industry. The research activities of this project will focus on improving the utilization of NNSN data, and may include topics like 3-D models for earthquake location, determination of source characteristics, and data processing and analysis methods for seismic stations, arrays and networks.

The NEONOR_2 project is multifaceted and close cooperation with other research institutes in Norway (primarily geodesy, geology) is expected. The NEONOR_2 project is led by the Norwegian Geological Survey and financed by the Research Council of Norway and a number of petroleum companies for 3 years starting in 2013. The NEONOR_2 project is described at http://www.ngu.no/neonor2.

A large number of mobile seismic stations will during the summer/fall of 2013 be deployed in northern Norway as part of the NEONOR_2 project for a two-year data acquisition campaign. A major part of the NEONOR_2 related research will thus be conducted in the later part of the employment period. During the first part of the employment period, the main focus will be on research related to NNSN.

We are seeking a candidate capable of addressing relevant NNSN research topics, as exemplified above, for improving both operational and offline analysis aspects. Good programming skills will be necessary.

For NEONOR_2, the research will include applying advanced methods for source characterization for earthquakes recorded in the Nordland area. The candidate chosen is expected to be fluent in both spoken and written English, and experience in reporting is an advantage.

The selected candidate will work in a team with experienced colleagues. The interested candidate may inquire more about the opening by contacting Dr. Conrad Lindholm (conrad[at]norsar[dot]no) or Dr. Tormod Kvaerna (tormod[at]norsar[dot]no). Formal applications with CV (including biodata) should be sent to NORSAR's HR-department at careers[at]norsar[dot]no.

We offer a competitive salary. At the end of the 3-year term we will consider a possible extension of the PostDoc position, or alternatively a permanent position, dependent on performance, qualifications and project portfolio.

NORSAR (http://www.norsar.no/) is a private not-for-profit research foundation located in 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 world's largest seismological observatories, and provides services and technology both to the public sector and to private customers.

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IPG Strasbourg - Postdoc – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Institute of Earth Sciences of Strasbourg (IPGS)

Location: Strasbourg, France
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

The Institute of Earth Sciences of Strasbourg (IPGS) is a significant laboratory in Earth Sciences (active in the fields of seismology, active tectonics, geophysical exploration, geology, ... - http://ipgs.unistra.fr) that enables the development of collaborations in a wide range of scientific domains.

Our laboratory offers a research contract of two years to develop original research using data from space geodesy (GNSS, Insar) for the study of the solid Earth (active tectonics, seismic cycle, earthquakes). The themes developed by the recruited candidate will be designed to complement the research developed by the space geodesy team of the IPGS.

For further information thank you to contact Frédéric Masson (frederic[dot]masson[at]unistra[dot]fr) or Cecile Doubre (cdoubre@unistra.fr).

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Open Position in Radar Remote Sensing – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Location: Fairbanks, AK, USA
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

Announcment of an upcoming PhD position in Radar Remote Sensing at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).

The research will focus on: InSAR-based Transportation Infrastructure Monitoring

Research Focus and Background: Interferometric SAR (InSAR) techniques offer the possibility to monitor dynamic deformations and instabilities of infrastructure anywhere around the globe. This research project is aimed at testing and improving current InSAR techniques to optimize InSAR-based stability monitoring of transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges) and transportation corridors (landslides, surface deformation).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate preferably with a background in radar remote sensing and GIS-related topics. Analytical skills and basic experience in programming are preferable. A desire and readiness to work in a multidisciplinary research team is essential.

We are offering a research position embedded in an interdisciplinary and international research team with academic, industry, and governmental partners. The student position will be located in Fairbanks, Alaska and employment will be provided for a period of at least two years. The successful applicant will be able to present their work at international conferences.

Anticipated start time: Spring 2014

Application deadline: October 15, 2013

For more information please contact Dr. Franz J Meyer (fjmeyer[at]alaska[dot]edu).

For details on the application process, please consult the department’s information on graduate admission at http://www.uaf.edu/geology/graduate-program/#Admission_Graduate.

Please alert this information to potentially interested parties.

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Professor of Earth Sciences – Job Opening

Employer: University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

Job Details Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Catagories: Natural Hazards, Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics Required
Education: Doctorate

Description

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is searching for a leader in the science of seismic phenomena for appointment as Professor of Earth Sciences. It is expected that this hire will affiliate with and potentially become part of the leadership team for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC).

The headquarters of SCEC is located at USC but Center activities involve numerous institutions and disciplines. At present, these activities receive significant funding from NSF, USGS, and other government and industry sources. The scope of SCEC research is determined by its collaborating groups and faculty as well as by its leadership, including the Director. We seek to appoint an individual who can offer a compelling vision on how to build on existing strengths in geophysics within the Earth Sciences department and who will be a leader in fault system science.

Present SCEC initiatives balance observational, theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to basic and applied fault mechanics research and hazard assessment. SCEC-funded research uses the geological setting of Southern California as a regional test-bed for collaborative research that has numerous societal and economic implications. Reflecting the diversity and challenge of its mission, SCEC also engages in extensive education and outreach activities.

Faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences at USC have diverse research interests that are aligned with earthquake science as well as the general area of Lithospheric Systems Dynamics and solid Earth-surface process-exosphere interactions.

We encourage applications from qualified scientists from all appropriate disciplines, with an appointment expected as a tenured Full Professor. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply.
To apply, follow the link:
https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1377891481339

Applicants should also send a CV and cover letter to Search Chair Will Berelson (berelson[at]usc[dot]edu); inquiries are welcome.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

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Senior Project Lead – Job Opening

Employer: Carbon Management Canada (CMC)

Location: Alberta, Canada
Posted: 30 Aug 2013

CMC Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI)

Senior Project Lead

CMC Research Institutes, Inc. (CMC) is dedicated to working directly with both industry and the international research community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with industrial processes. Linked to a national and international network of leading researchers, the Institutes manage and deliver industrially relevant research, development and demonstration projects on a service model basis. In addition to supporting early stage research and development, the institute teams manage challenge-driven projects focused on application development, performance validation and integration of diverse technologies, methods and data sources.

The first of these institutes, the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) will focus on the field-based development and performance validation of a broad range of sensors, instruments and analyses approaches associated with:

  • Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (MMV) related to Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) or Enhanced Oil Recovery;
  • Monitoring associated with acid gas disposal projects;
  • and Containment verification and monitoring associated with exploration, production and stimulation activities.

CaMI will initially be heavily focused on projects associated with a Field Research Station presently in the design and development process that is expected to be unique in the world.

Senior Project Lead reports to the Geophysics Research Director/Institute Director and has the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing research projects and teams of researchers associated with CaMI, especially relating to technologies associated with measurement, monitoring and verification. The Project Lead should have a strong focus on geophysical methods and instrumentation, but knowledge of geochemical monitoring and/or geomechanics would be an asset.
  • Develop proposals for contract work and funding programs, including technical aspects, team integration, roles and responsibilities and budget/scheduling commitments.
  • Communication of research progress and results to clients and peers in academic and industry settings verbally at conferences, workshops, meetings, webinars, etc. and in writing for technical publications and reports and non-technical articles for trade and popular-press media (assisted by Communications department).
  • Represent CMC and CaMI to the industry/sponsors community to develop commercialization opportunities, resolve approaches to Intellectual Property matters to meet both industry needs and obligations of research partners and their institutions, develop project funding/proposals

The employee will require the ability to work effectively with industry clients to understand their requirements and constraints, as well as with domestic and international academic researchers.

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

Familiarity with both industrial and academic cultures is highly desirable. Experience leading/managing teams, especially in a research environment is preferred.

  • Advanced technical degree (minimum of MSc with PhD preferred) in Geosciences or reservoir/aquifer engineering;
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience of measurement, monitoring & verification technologies, including seismic (surface and vertical seismic profile) surveys;
  • Good understanding of seismic signal processing and analysis, research, development and demonstration processes and stages; and
  • Familiarity with integrated monitoring methods, including geochemistry and geomechanics, sensors and instrumentation including fiber-optic and electronic sensors, transfer to practice, commercialization, and field testing of new technologies;
  • Must be versatile and able to work with diverse and distributed multicultural and international teams.

Please send resumé/CV and cover letter to:
Joan Smart, Executive Assistant and Office Manager
CMC Research Institutes Inc.
joan[dot]smart[at]cmcghg[dot]com

For full online job description, see: http://www.cmc-nce.ca/about-cmc/careers/

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Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: AIR Worldwide

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posted: 29 Aug 2013

Job ID: 2012-25367

Description AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry. Collect and analyze regional earthquake catalog data, faults slip rates and paleoseismic data, and geologic and geotechnical information for site response analysis Participate in the development of regional seismicity models by processing and integrating various earthquake related information such as historic/instrumental earthquake catalogs, faults slip rates, and geodetic data Develop computer codes to solve geophysical and earthquake hazard related problems

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Solid comprehension of at least two of the following:

  • Experience in regional seismicity studies
  • Experience in subduction related earthquake hazard studies
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Characterization of shallow site condition and site response analysis
  • Knowledge of probabilistic analysis techniques
  • Proficiency in scientific programming languages, including Fortran, 3+ years of experience
  • Ability to read and interpret surface geology maps a plus Risk modeling experience a plus GIS knowledge a plus

Ability and willingness to develop regional seismic hazard models by collecting and processing earthquake related data, running/writing seismicity related computer codes, and documenting and presenting the results Scientific communication and presentation skills 2+ years of practical experience M.S. or Ph.D. in seismology or related field

Requirements

  • Expertise: Research
  • Education Doctorate (or equivalent work experience)
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location MA-Boston
  • Years of Experience 1-3 Years

Please apply at http://www.air-worldwide.com/Careers.aspx

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Engineer, Earthquake – Job Opening

Employer: AIR Worldwide

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posted: 29 Aug 2013

Job ID: 2013-25601

Description:

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

This position is responsible for developing, enhancing and managing vulnerability component and overall model performance of AIR’s earthquake portfolio risk analysis models that cover worldwide regions. The candidate will work closely with a team of structural engineers, seismologists, and specialists in financial application of probabilistic earthquake risk assessment. The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated, detail oriented, well organized, and an independent worker and collective team player.

  • Data acquisition, and understanding building inventory and its vulnerability subjected to earthquakes at any interested region worldwide
  • Development of fragility functions and monetary loss curves for structural and non-structural components subjected to earthquakes for the regions of interest
  • Implement the research of building vulnerability into AIR’s earthquake portfolio risk analysis models, and validate its probabilistic risk assessment
  • Real time building damage assessment due to manmade and natural catastrophes
  • Provide technical supports about earthquake modeling and results to AIR’s staffs and clients
  • Technical writing for internal and external publications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proficient in MATLAB, FORTRAN and/or C/C++
  • Experience in probabilistic and stochastic risk assessment and modeling, particularly in the field of engineering
  • Demonstrated data mining skills (SQL and/or statistical analysis)
  • Solid documentation skills Knowledge of structural design and nonlinear structural analysis
  • Knowledge of GIS application (e.g, ArcView) a plus
  • Knowledge of building stock and vulnerability in specific regions (worldwide) a plus

Requirements: PhD in Earthquake and/or Structural Engineering Spanish speaking preferred

Requirements: Expertise Research Education Doctorate (or equivalent work experience) Job Type Full Time Location MA-Boston Years of Experience 1-3 Years

Please apply at http://www.air-worldwide.com/Careers.aspx

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Tide Gauge and Buoy Data Manager – Job Opening

Employer: CIRES / NGDC (NOAA)

Location: Colorado
Posted: 17 Aug 2013

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is looking for an energetic Professional Research Assistant (PRA) to manage NOAA’s coastal and deep-ocean water-level data, including acquisition and assessment, developing derived products, and outreach to coastal hazards scientists and observing networks. This position supports improved tsunami warning and coastal community resiliency efforts. CIRES conducts collaborative research with NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) on the archive, analysis, processing, and dissemination of data and integrated models describing Earth’s geophysical environment. This collaboration includes global integrated observing and data management systems, improved integration and modeling of geophysical data, enhanced web discovery and delivery of data and derived products, and long-term data stewardship.

This CIRES position is co-located with NOAA staff of NGDC, David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado.

NGDC develops and maintains integrated databases and data services supporting the national and international tsunami warning, research, and mitigation activities. This includes gathering, quality assuring, and processing Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART®) and coastal tide-gauge data, gathering and quality assuring related tsunami-event and impact data, developing and implementing standards-based methods of describing and sharing tsunami observational data and derived products. The successful candidate will collaborate with national and international partners to expand NOAA’s water-level databases, work under the guidance of a senior scientist to develop products, and oversee the development and enhancement of web-based delivery of water-level data to other agencies and the public.

Duties:

  • Manage the acquisition, evaluation, processing, description, archiving, and public dissemination of coastal and deep-ocean water-level data
  • Assess and describe the quality of coastal and deep-ocean water level and related data in compliance with accepted standards
  • Develop integrated natural hazard science products supporting tsunami research and assessing/developing resilient coastal communities
  • Guide the development and delivery of water-level data via automated / web methods
  • Build national and international collaborations and expand access to water-level data
  • Raise project visibility through engaging and effective communication to a variety of audiences
  • Author peer-reviewed articles, detailed technical reports, and standards-compliant metadata

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Oceanography or related Earth Sciences and 3-4 years work experience, or at least 7 years related post-baccalaureate work experience
  • Experience in preparing, quality assessing, and describing water-level data in standard forms
  • Practical experience developing and utilizing computer programs, DBMS, SQL, and GIS to derive data products supporting tsunami and coastal inundation hazard assessment, research, and education
  • Familiarity with a variety of technologies for data discovery, integration, and access
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team supporting other marine geophysical research activities
  • Ability to pose and address research questions relevant to coastal hazards, sea-level change, and coastal inundation
  • Clear oral and written communication skills

Apply / Details at: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/64567

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Research Scientist – Job Opening

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Posted: 16 Aug 2013

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Job Title: Research Scientist
Job Code(s): Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Job ID: 11372

NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB

The Seismology Group within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for an experienced scientist to perform original and independent research to support the Geophysical Monitoring Programs (GMP). We are seeking an individual with quantitative skills and experience in analyzing and/or modeling geophysical data. The desired candidate would have experience with seismoacoustic research to characterize explosions. Successful applicant will have access to the GMP Program?s extensive seismic database and LLNL?s high performance computing facilities. This position will report to the Seismology group leader and the Program Leaders.

IN ADDITION AT THE SES.4 LEVEL

Set broad research/project vision and strategy as well as influence technical direction, acting as a scientific leader on large projects and directing the work of team members. Develop new ideas and redefine sponsor or customer requirements that impact organizational operations or directions. Provide solutions that require in-depth analysis and creative use of established methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Conduct original and independent research, in collaboration with other LLNL researchers into technologies needed to detect, locate, and characterize seismic events.
• Conduct advanced research to characterize explosions using seismoacoustic data including measurement of features from overpressure and seismic ground motion data, development of models to represent measurements.
• Conduct advanced research to develop inversion methodologies and simulations of air-blast and ground shock, including propagation with realistic meteorology and/or in urban environments.
• Conduct advanced research via quantitative investigations using geophysical data, including broadband waveform analysis and synthesis.
• Conduct advanced research using forward and inverse calculation in complex earth models for structure and source investigations.
• Conduct self-initiated research in computational seismology, source modeling, 3D Earth structure, large dataset analysis or other areas of specialization to the Program.
• Present research at meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
• Work as part of a scientific team and interact with seismologists to design and implement research projects.
• Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

IN ADDITION AT THE SES.4 LEVEL

• Serve as the subject matter expert and the organization spokesperson on highly complex geophysical and seismoacoustic research.
• Set broad project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for self and others.
• Lead a large team or several smaller teams to produce deliverables.
• Coordinate program requirements and deliverables for sponsors.
• Direct program development activities.
• Provide expert capability in seismological and geophysical methods for characterizing the subsurface.

MARGINAL DUTIES

• Collaborate as required in formulating and preparing proposals, reports, and giving conducting briefings in support of the GMP programs.
• Collaborate with researchers in other national labs, government, academia and industry.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

• PhD in seismology, geophysics or associated field, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge in quantitative wave propagation phenomena.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge and significant experience in seismoacoustic analysis of energetic events.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge and significant experience in seismological and geophysical methods for characterizing the subsurface.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and analyze large waveform, event, amplitude and/or arrival databases.
• Experience in collecting, processing and analyzing local/regional seismic data, including forward and inverse modeling.
• Demonstrated advanced analytical and computational skills.
• Demonstrated advanced programming skills in java, C/C++, FORTRAN, PYTHON or other languages.
• Experience with geophysical time-series analysis and feature measurement.
• Ability to interact effectively with a team of interdisciplinary scientists having different backgrounds.
• Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.

IN ADDITION AT THE SES.4 LEVEL

• Substantial experience and subject matter expertise in geophysical and seismoacoustic research.
• Substantial experience successfully proposing projects to multiple agencies.
• Substantial experience in project planning and highly complex technical leadership.
• Experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems.
• Demonstrated expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to advise senior management and to positively represent the Program and the Laboratory.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: None required. Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Apply Online

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Research Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Posted: 7 Aug 2013

RESEARCH GEOPHYSICIST

Summary of Position:

Participate in the development of geophysical modeling codes for imaging complex-coupled subsurface processes. Work directly under the senior Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – Earth Sciences Division (LBNL ESD) Scientists to coordinate efforts that will incorporate new capabilities and data types into multi-physics imaging codes. Position requires a person that will implement and over-see the computational workflow and high-performance computing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop solutions to multi-physics geophysical inverse problems on high performance computational platforms, independently plan and complete small projects and make significant contribution to larger projects.
  • Publish research results in refereed, archival journals.
  • Present research results at group meetings, professional meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Direct the work of technical support staff or students.
  • Interact with work group and professional colleagues outside of LBNL.
  • Assist in preparing funding proposals.

Qualifications:

  • Required are numerical skills in geophysical inverse theory and large-scale optimization, joint inverse modeling methods, techniques for solving boundary value problems for EM and seismic wave propagation problems, knowledge of Maxwell’s equations and elastic and acoustic seismology. Also essential are programming skills for distributed/ parallel computing environments. Though not required for this position, geophysical data processing and computer graphic skills would be valued.
  • PhD in Geophysics with 7+ years experience in geophysical forward and inverse modeling, parallel computation experience and programming, or equivalent combination of the above.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of large scale geophysical modeling and imaging software from first-principles
  • Extensive experience in coding, maintaining and executing workflow infrastructures handling high-throughput efficient computation.
  • Knowledge of parallel programming languages, MPI, as well as scientific programming languages; Fortran 90 and C, C++
  • Experience with oral and written presentations of scientific work.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and organize data for publication and presentations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong record of scientific publications.

For consideration please email your CV to GANewman[at]lbl[dot]gov.

www.lbl.gov/‎

Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the development of a diverse workforce.

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Science Geodynamics – Job Opening

Employer: University of California, Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Posted: 6 Aug 2013

University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Science
Geodynamics

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of geodynamics, starting July 1, 2014. We seek an innovative geophysicist who investigates solid earth processes with modern geophysical data and simulation methods. Areas of technical expertise might be in geodesy, seismology, and numerical modeling, but are not limited to them. We particularly seek candidates who both complement our current research program and integrate across tectonics and geophysics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, and supervise research by graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit: a PDF containing a letter of application; their curriculum vitae; a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments; and the contact information of three referees who will provide letters. Applicants should request three referees to send letters of evaluation by November 1st, 2013. The application file and letters of reference should be submitted to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2013. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by this date.

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Faculty positions in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: China University of Geosciences

Location: Wuhan, China
Posted: 27 Jun 2013
Closing Date: 06/01/2014

Faculty positions in Geophysics, China University of Geosciences

The Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) (http://dkxy.cug.edu.cn/), invites applications to fill 5 tenured associate or full professor positions depending on applicant qualifications, in applied geophysics, seismology, space physics, marine geophysics, geodesy and geodynamics.

Required qualifications: PhD in geophysics/seismology at the time of appointment. Successful candidates must demonstrate scholarly productivity with formal publications in respected, peer-reviewed outlets and ability of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Salary and another compensation package are negotiable.

Application deadline: June, 1 2014.

Each candidate must submit a full resume and two recommendation letters to:

Zhou Qunfeng
Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics
China University of Geosciences
Lumo Rd 388, Wuhan
Hubei 430074
China

Or email the documents to: Zhou Qunfeng (wtb[at]cug[dot]edu[dot]cn), or Dean, Xu Yixian (xyxian[at]cug[dot]edu[dot]cn)

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