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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Opportunity: Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS

Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

We would like to announce USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunity #15-7: 'Analysis of Injection-Induced Seismicity for Improved Hazard Mitigation'. Through this Mendenhall Opportunity, the postdoctoral scholar will undertake detailed analyses of seismic data in regions of active injection with the broad goal of understanding and mitigating the hazard due to injection-induced seismicity. The candidate would be free to use existing data sets, or to collect new data. Should the candidate choose to collect new data (or supplement existing data sets) one advantage to installing instruments around a hydraulic fracture well would be that the short time span of operation would allow the postdoc to actively participate in data collection and almost immediately begin data analysis.

Applications are due Feb. 17, 2015.

For additional information and to apply, please see the Research Opportunity announcement RO#15-7 at http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/research.html.

Please contact Elizabeth Cochran (ecochran [at] usgs [dot] gov) and Rebecca Harrington (rebecca [dot] harrington [at] mcgill [dot] ca) if you are interested this opportunity.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS / Univ of Washington

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

The High-Rate Revolution: Studying Tectonic Deformation at Previously Inaccessible Temporal and Spatial Scales

We seek a postdoctoral Fellow to study fault slip processes using new types of instrumentation and methods of analysis that measure ground deformation on time scales rarely sampled previously, from fractions of a second to hours. In particular, strainmeters, GPS receivers, tiltmeters, and pressure sensors record with sampling rates as high as 20 Hz or more and have increased the dynamic range of measureable deformation by orders of magnitude, so that we can address key questions about how earthquakes and aseismic slip scale over the full spectrum of source sizes. Specific project topics may relate to earthquake source process studies, transient aseismic slip, as well as studies to better understanding of the measurements themselves. The Fellow's home office would be at the USGS's Seattle field office, at the University of Washington. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, preferably with some expertise in geodesy and tectonics. Research Advisors include Joan Gomberg (USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, Seattle WA); Evelyn Roeloffs ((USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, Vancouver WA); David Schmidt (University of Washington); Jeff McGuire (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute). Contact Joan Gomberg at gomberg [at] usgs [dot] gov or 206-616-5581 for project information and for general program information see http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/. APPLICATIONS due by Feb. 17, 2015.

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Research Geophysicist/Research Geologist (USGS Mendenhall Program) – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS

Location: Menlo Park, CA; Vancouver, WA
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

Post-doctoral research position investigating aseismic slip, earthquake occurrence and hazard

The USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral research program has an opportunity for research into the conditions that lead to seismic versus aseismic faulting and the spatial and temporal interaction of fault slip modes, to advance our understanding of earthquake occurrence and earthquake hazard. It is a multidisciplinary opportunity involving seismology, deformation and geodesy, geophysics, experimental fault mechanics, and seismic hazard analysis. It is open to candidates from all of these fields. Possible research topics include but are not limited to:

1) Determining the extent that areas of coseismic and aseismic slip overlap, and the implications for forecasting future large earthquake ruptures.

2) Seismologic, deformational or laboratory constraints on the physical processes underlying transient fault slip, including ETS and the occurrence of foreshock sequences.

3) Better establishing the seismic moment from co-seismic slip below the 'locked' depth, scaling of such deep slip with ruptured area and the influence of deep slip on large earthquake stress drop and surface slip.

4) Relation of episodic slow slip to large earthquake occurrence, including improved observational and rheological constraints on the up-dip extent of ETS.

5) Improved observations of transitions between aseismic and seismic slip and their relation to temperature, depth, mineralogy, phase transformations, slip rate, strain rate and pore pressure.

6) Developing methods to use geodetically observable aseismic transients or associated foreshocks in monitoring and earthquake hazard, for example in short-term likelihood forecasts.

7) Constraints on the dynamic rheology of the near-trench extent of subduction megathrusts and the mechanics of co-seismic coupling among fault slip, ground motion and tsunamigenesis.

Application deadline: February 17th 2015

Position start dates: Start dates have not been finalized. At the present time they are projected to be between May 2015 and early 2016.

Research Advisors:

Nick Beeler, (650) 329-4863, (360) 993-8987, nbeeler [at] usgs [dot] gov;

Jessica Murray, (650) 329-4864, jrmurray [at] usgs [dot] gov;

David Shelly, (650) 329-4024, dshelly [at] usgs [dot] gov;

Diane Moore, (650) 329-4825, dmoore [at] usgs [dot] gov;

David Lockner, (650) 329-4826, dlockner [at] usgs [dot] gov;

Evelyn Roeloffs, 360-993-8937, evelynr [at] usgs [dot] gov.

Location: Menlo Park, California; Vancouver, Washington.

For general information on the Mendenhall program see: http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/index.htm

and for a more detailed description of this opportunity (15-9) see : http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2015/15-9%20Beeler.htm

Contact one of the research advisors directly to discuss possible application proposals.

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Summer Student Training, IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech – Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: IRIS/PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 04/03/2015

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) has an opening for a 2015 summer student trainee at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech. The duration of the training is flexible (up to three months). If scheduling allows, the trainee 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 training program includes a weekly stipend, living expenses, round-trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition support 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 Training 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 3, 2015.

Details: The training program 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, by participating in deployments in the US and overseas, and in seismic data processing under the direction of the Instrument Center Director and Staff. The trainee 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 training program, the trainee 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 trainee 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. The trainee cannot receive funding from other federal government sources either directly or indirectly while participating in this summer student training project.

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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Mendenhall postdoctoral opportunity: 4-D imaging of the active magmatic system underlying Mammoth Mountain, CA

Employer: USGS

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

*Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity 15-5. *

*4-D imaging of the active magmatic system underlying Mammoth Mountain, CA*

We seek a Mendenhall Fellow to carry out seismic imaging of the Mammoth Mountain system, to help understand the magmatic and hydrothermal systems underlying the area. For details please see the full announcement here:

http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2015/15-5%20Hill.htm

*Application deadline:* February 17, 2015

*Location* : Menlo Park, CA

*Research Advisor(s)* : David Hill, (650) 329-8927, hill [at] usgs [dot] gov ; David Shelly, (650) 329-4024, dshelly [at] usgs [dot] gov ; Bernard Chouet, (650) 329-4796 , chouet [at] usgs [dot] gov ; Stephanie Prejean, (901) 786-7462, sprejean [at] usgs [dot] gov ; Margaret Mangan, (650) 329-5738,mmangan [at] usgs [dot] gov; Phil Dawson, (650) 329-4751, dawson [at] usgs [dot] gov; Bill Ellsworth, (650) 329-4784, ellsworth [at] usgs [dot] gov.

Please contact one or more of the research advisors directly to discuss application proposals.

For general information on the Mendenhall program please see:

http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/research.html

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity 15-8 – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity 15-8 Characterizing earthquake ground motions in the San Francisco Bay Area

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research using earthquake ground motions, ambient noise, active source experiments, 3-D earth structure models, and 3-D ground-motion simulations to quantify how various processes affect strong ground motion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The research scope encompasses a variety of possible research topics and areas of focus, including, but not limited to, improving the USGS Bay Area 3-D Seismic Velocity Model throughout the Bay Area via integrated analysis of geophysical and seismic data sets, quantification of fault zone amplification and its implications for seismic hazard assessments, and characterization of rupture effects, basin amplification, and site effects on earthquake shaking in the Napa and Sonoma areas.

Full announcement for this opportunity:
http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2015/15-8%20Aagaard.htm

For more general information on Mendenhall postdoctoral scholar information, see http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/

Application deadline: February 17, 2015

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Please contact one or more of the research advisors directly to discuss application proposals.

Research Advisor(s) : Brad Aagaard, (650) 329-4789, baagaard [at] usgs [dot] gov; Paul Spudich, (650) 329-5654, spudich [at] usgs [dot] gov ; Rufus Catchings, (650) 329-4749, catching [at] usgs [dot] gov ; Joe Fletcher, (650) 329-5628, jfletcher [at] usgs [dot] gov.

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Assistant Professor Position, Present-day Earth deformation – Job Opening

Employer: École Normale Supérieure, Dept of Geosciences

Location: Paris, France
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 05/23/2015

The Geosciences Department of the Ecole normale superieure (ENS) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (12 month/year). We seek a creative colleague whose research concern the present-day deformation of the Earth. The spatial scales involved may be global or local and the forcing mechanisms studied may be internal (solid Earth) or external (atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans). The tools used by the successful applicant may combine innovative measurements and observations, from space or in-situ, and models of the Earth system. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop an independent and innovative research group and to develop a a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program. He/she will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in geosciences and may get involved in the field courses we offer.

The Geosciences Department of ENS offers a top-ranked curriculum in geosciences and hosts active research programs in geophysics, geology, atmospheric and climate science, physical oceanography, and biogeochemistry. This search aims at strengthening our research and teaching capabilities across the solid Earth-oceans-atmosphere continuum, for instance by a hire at the interface between these envelopes.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Fluent knowledge of French is *not* a prerequisite. Applications must be submitted electronically via https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_postes_GALAXIE.htm.

Appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2015. For further information of questions please email geosciences@ens.fr.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Seismology, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Sandia National Laboratories – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Sandia National Laboratories

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 05/23/2015

Sandia National Laboratories has a R&D position available for a postdoctoral appointee in the area of seismology. Applications are sought from individuals with demonstrated excellence in the theory and advancement of classical geophysical methods and who are interested in contributing to cross-disciplinary research teams focused on outstanding problems in the areas of energy resource characterization and homeland security. Current projects include shallow and deep tunnel detection, explosion characterization, and natural resource exploration. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical expertise to these program areas and to maintain a record of vigorous scientific and technical achievement through regular contributions in the peer-reviewed literature. . Required:

* A Ph.D. in geophysics or a closely related field. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

* Familiarity with the application of seismic techniques for subsurface exploration.

* Experience in scientific programming in C, C++, and/or Fortran.

* Demonstrated ability to produce quality research through a record of peer-reviewed journal articles and public presentations in the area of seismology.

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Candidates must not have used illegal drugs or abused prescription drugs within last 12 months. Drug testing will be required. For further information, contact Geophysics Department manager Amy R. Halloran at 505-844-4904 or arhallo [at] sandia [dot] gov or consult our careers website at http://www.sandia.gov/careers and search for posting 648192.

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoc Opportunities

Employer: USGS

Location: Golden, CO
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

The Earthquake Hazards Program at the USGS offices in Golden, CO, are seeking several new postdoctoral researchers through the 2015 USGS Mendenhall program (http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/). These include:

(1) *Integrating Earthquake Ground Failure into Real-time Hazard and Loss Assessment.* The focus of this opportunity is on research that will ultimately provide a more complete characterization of two earthquake-related hazards?landslides and liquefaction?in the immediate hours following a significant domestic or global earthquake. (*Lead researcher David Wald, wald [at] usgs [dot] gov *).

(2) *Improving Earthquake Location Procedures Using Calibration Events and Signal Processing: Significantly Advancing our Understanding of Earthquake Sequences and Seismotectonics*. The focus this opportunity is science that will ultimately provide a more accurate and consistent approach to earthquake location both for real-time operations at the USGS/NEIC, and for more research-based analyses of earthquake sequences and seismotectonic characterization. (*Lead researcher Harley Benz, benz [at] usgs [dot] gov *).

(3) *The Integration of Geodetic Datasets into Rapid and Long Term Observations of Earthquake Properties.* The focus this opportunity is science that will ultimately provide a more rapid and complete characterization of earthquake properties (i.e., location, magnitude, source characteristics) in the minutes to hours following major domestic and global events, and will concurrently improve our longer term understanding of earthquake cycles and domestic and global fault systems. (*Lead researcher Gavin Hayes, ghayes [at] usgs [dot] gov *).

Further details on these, and on 44 other USGS Mendenhall Postdoc opportunities, can be found at http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/research.html. The application deadline is February 17, 2015.

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SCSN/USGS Electronics Technician Position Open

Employer: USGS

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 05/23/2015

The USGS Pasadena office is seeking a motivated, talented individual to join our team and support the mission of the Southern California Earthquake Monitoring Project.

Job Title: Electronics Technician GS-0856-09 (DEU-Perm-LJ)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Pasadena, CA
Job Announcement Number: PAC-2015-0234
Series & Grade: GS-0856-09/11
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Salary Range: $53,915.00 to $84,800.00 / Per Year

Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391219700

The position is located in Pasadena, California within the Southwestern Region, Earthquake Hazards Science Center. The incumbent will support the mission of the Southern California Earthquake Monitoring Project which includes the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) and the Califomia Integrated Seismic Network (CISN). The SCSN monitors all earthquake activity in southern California through a network of more than 400 seismic stations, 100 GPS stations, dedicated telemetry systems, and numerous real-time, analysis and notification computer systems.

The incumbent is responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of field equipment and communications infrastructure of the Southern California Seismographic Network (SCSN) and the USGS GPS network. This work is accomplished in cooperation with other USGS, CISN and cooperator field engineers. The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of equipment including seismic sensors, data loggers, power systems, antennas, computer networking equipment, telephone equipment, radios, and satellite, microwave and cellular communications systems. This equipment is located throughout southern Califomia including at remote sites in hostile environments.

DUTIES:
As an Electronics Technician within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

At the GS-9 level:

- Troubleshoot problems with seismic instruments and telemetry devices.

- Maintain major components and telemetry networks at a very high level of reliability.

- Document work performed clearly and logically.

At the GS-10 and GS-11 level, above duties plus:

- Plan, design, and fabricate state-of-the-art telemetry and electronic systems as part of the installation or upgrade of seismic and GPS stations.

- Install, configure, diagnose, and repair sophisicated electronic seismic and GPS station components.

- Monitor the continuous operation of network data to detect and fix problems in order to maximize data return.

At the GS-10 level, when performing higher level duties, more assistance, instruction, guidance, oversight, review, and supervision would be provided.

The resumes of those who apply MUST have when detailing past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., January 2013 ? April 2014), number of hours per week, salary, supervisor?s name and # (can put statement, ?can call/do not call/contact me before calling,?) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The USGS suggests a resume of at least two pages, with half a page devoted to each position. (There is a template at http://usajobs.gov/ to follow.) Transcripts (unofficial is fine), DD-214s, etc., MUST be attached if/as required by the Vacancy Announcement. Please do not wait until the last day in case of computer issues/family emergency, etc.

Only online applications will be accepted.

US Citizenship is required.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Postdoctoral Princeton University - Geosciences – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Princeton University

Location: Princeton, NJ
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 01/31/2015

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2015-2016 Harry Hess Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding geoscientists to work in the field of their choice. Research may be carried out independently or in collaboration with members of the Geosciences Department. One or more Hess Fellows may be appointed. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. at the time of the start of the fellowship, but not more than five years before. Current areas of research include:

• Biogeochemical Cycles
• Paleoclimatology
• Environmental Chemistry
• Paleontology
• Geochemistry
• Petrology
• Geodynamics
• Seismology
• Geomicrobiology
• Tectonics
• Mineral Physics
• Atmospheric Sci
• Oceanography
• Planetary Science

Applications are due before February 1st, 2015, but will continue to be accepted until the available positions are filled. Evaluation of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals, and name, address and email address of three referees familiar with their work by applying on the Princeton University jobsite at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Hess Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years depending upon satisfactory performance and available funding. A preferred starting date is before September 1st, 2015. Applicants for the Hess Fellowship may also be considered for other available postdoctoral positions in the Geosciences Department.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Information about the research activities of the Department of Geosciences may be viewed at http://www.princeton.edu/geosciences/research.

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Maersk Oil Chair in Applied Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Aarhus University

Location: Denmark
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 03/01/2015

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for an industry funded permanent faculty position at the Professor level with focus on geophysical characterization and numerical modelling of petroleum systems.

Department of Geoscience

The Department of Geoscience has strong research groups within a number of research areas. Basin analysis with high level cross disciplinary research is an important focus area, and the position will have a key function in the basin analysis group. This group includes at present 4 associate professors/professors and a varying number of postdocs and technicians. Equipment for on- and offshore reflection seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, various tools for logging of boreholes and rock mechanical experimental laboratories are available.

Qualifications

The appointee must have a strong background within geophysics and its application to petroleum related problems. Another important qualification is the ability to integrate numerical modelling and applied geophysics. The department has a long tradition for industry cooperation and applicants both with an industrial and/or an academic background are welcome. Experience with cross disciplinary research is an advantage. The appointee is expected to teach courses within applied geophysics (e.g. signal processing and seismic acquisition and processing) at all university levels (BSc, MSc and PhD).

The appointee is expected to develop strong international collaboration and to attract funding and material support (data, software, equipment) from national and international sources. Attractive opportunities exist via the collaboration with other researchers in addressing the problem portfolio of the recently established Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre funded by the Dansk Undergrunds Consortium.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from Head of Department Søren Bom Nielsen, Department of Geoscience, Hoegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C by e-mail sbn@geo.au.dk or phone +45 2113 1499.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish).

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by 1 March 2015.

http://www.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?VacatureID=689478&PortalID=5283

Aarhus University offers an inspiring education and research environment for 44,500 students and 11,500 members of staff, ensuring results of a high international standard. The budgeted turnover for 2014 amounts to DKK 6.2 billion. The university's strategy and development contract are available at www.au.dk/en.

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Scientist at Helmholtz Centre

Employer: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Location: Potsdam, Germany
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/27/2015

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1150 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization. For the section “Scientific Drilling” we invite applications for a

Scientist (m/f) Job Vacancy No. 04/WB/15 D

Over the past seventeen years the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) has served the scientific community through financial and operational support for high-profile international drilling projects. ICDP projects have significantly contributed to major advances in understanding Earth’s cycles, structure, and evolution including its environment and life. ICDP is funding the position of a geophysical downhole logging scientist at the GFZ in Potsdam. The individual will enhance the downhole logging team of the Operational Support Group within the Scientific Drilling section.

Your Tasks: work as downhole logging geophysicist in international and other projects process and evaluate the downhole logging data with focus on the integration of core/cuttings derived data acquire funding from national and international agencies to enhance the capabilities of the group present results at international conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals

Your Qualifications: MSc and PhD in Earth Science or related field strong geophysical background preferably in drilling projects expertise in borehole measurement techniques and drill core data willingness to travel internationally and work in the field in shifts and in remote areas proven ability to communicate efficiently in common and scientific English Starting date:1 April 2015 Fixed term:1 + 1 years with the option of a prolongation Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week) The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment Salary:EG 13 TVöD-Bund (Ost)

You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification. We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.

If you have any administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Voellmann at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

Please submit your application by 27th of February, 2015 quoting the reference no. 04/WB/15 D via email to applications@gfz-potsdam.de

Please combine your application documents into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.

www.gfz-potsdam.de

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Associate Professor – Geothermal Specialist (tenure track) – Job Opening

Employer: Univ of Nevada

Location: Reno, NV
Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 03/01/2015

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in geothermal energy research. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and one of the best in the U.S. for the study of geothermal resources. Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in the field of geothermal energy while serving as Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. The applicant is expected to conduct a nationally competitive research program that will include innovative approaches to understanding the complexities of fluid flow in the crust with a concentration on Nevada and the surrounding Great Basin region. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s geothermal resources, maintain geothermal databases as part of NGDS (National Geothermal Data System), and provide state resource assessments. Education will include teaching courses in geothermal related topics in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE), supervising graduate students, and contributing to developing a geothermal curriculum. Research and educational efforts will involve multi-departmental and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding the geothermal resources of Nevada.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology, geologic engineering, geophysics, or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to geothermal energy as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience (either in industry or academia) in geothermal research in such areas as rock mechanics, 3D modeling, geophysical techniques, reservoir engineering, and/or geochemistry. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to develop/coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals. Because the individuals will be competing for funding from a variety of sources, including industry and federal agencies, for fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, DOE, and USGS), preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in geothermal energy in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand NBMG’s role as the state geological survey of Nevada, especially to those who can articulate a plan of how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geothermal resources. Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the associate professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

Application: Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, research plans; names, e-mail, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete vita; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16685. Application deadline is March 1, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Program Manager, Research Project – Job Opening

Employer: California Earthquake Authority

Location: Sacramento, CA
Posted: 15 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 03/31/2015

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ&P #08-14) seeking an organization or an individual to serve as Program Manager who will be responsible for assembling a multi-disciplinary team to conduct a systematic, scientific, and engineering study that specifically attempts to quantify the performance effects (dollar reduction in damage and loss) resulting from cripple-wall and sill-anchorage retrofits of homeowner dwellings.

The research team should include qualified engineers, earth scientists, construction-cost estimators, and modelers, with the goal to achieve the following:

1. Review past research (including past and present CEA-contracted research);

2. Define representative (“index”) buildings for testing;

3. Select representative ground-motion records for test buildings;

4. Perform laboratory tests on building components and sections;

5. Perform numerical modeling on the buildings and their components; and

6. Develop fragility-modification functions for use by loss modelers.

The full text of RFQ&P #08-14 may be found on the CEA website at www.earthquakeauthority.com under the Contracting Opportunities section. Questions regarding the RFQ&P will only be accepted via email sent to RFP0814@calquake.com. Questions must be submitted no later than February 13, 2015. Responses to the questions will be posted on the CEA website under Contracting Opportunities no later than March 6, 2015.

Final submissions of responses to the RFQ&P are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2015 according to the requirements detailed in the RFQ&P.

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

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 8 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 05/01/2015

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

The core duties of the research scientist include: improving regional ground-motion prediction equations for earthquakes by including realistic sources and complex structural models, the development of stochastic methods and models to describe uncertainties. The successful candidate will be part of a team dedicated to engineering seismology.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Seismology, Physics, Geophysics, Engineering Seismology or a related Engineering discipline with strong background in physics, and experience in stochastic simulations of ground motion, ground-motion prediction equations, and in engineering seismology. Excellent programming and communication skills are a prerequisite, as is fluency in English. Knowledge of German would be regarded positively. We expect a team-oriented and motivated candidate. The position should be filled by May 1, 2015 (negotiable). The duration of the position will be for 3 years, with possibility of extension.

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See details: www.seismo.ethz.ch/sed/jobs/index

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Opportunity in Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: US Geological Survey

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posted: 5 Jan 2015
Closing Date: 02/17/2015

We would like to announce USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunity #15-7: 'Analysis of Injection-Induced Seismicity for Improved Hazard Mitigation'. Through this Mendenhall Opportunity, the postdoctoral scholar will undertake detailed analyses of seismic data in regions of active injection with the broad goal of understanding and mitigating the hazard due to injection-induced seismicity. The candidate would be free to use existing data sets, or to collect new data. Should the candidate choose to collect new data (or supplement existing data sets) one advantage to installing instruments around a hydraulic fracture well would be that the short time span of operation would allow the postdoc to actively participate in data collection and almost immediately begin data analysis. Applications are due Feb. 17, 2015. For additional information and to apply, please see the Research Opportunity announcement RO#15-7 at http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/research.html. Please contact Elizabeth Cochran (ecochran [at] usgs [dot] gov) and Rebecca Harrington (rebecca [dot] harrington [at] mcgill [dot] ca) if you are interested this opportunity.

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l.Laboratory

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

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

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

This position requires completion of a background check.

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

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

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

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

Employer: Penn State University

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

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

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

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

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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

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

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

Employer: University of Alaska

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posted: 15 Dec 2014

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

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Air Force Research Laboratory

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

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

http://afrlscholars.usra.edu

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

Drs Baker and Xie will attend the AGU Fall Meeting.

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ANU RSES Seismology Faculty Position 2015 – Job Opening

Employer: Australian National University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post-doc in Antarctic Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Leeds

Location: Leeds, UK
Posted: 5 Dec 2014
Closing Date: 03/01/2015

Faculty of Environment School of Earth and Environment The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics University of Leeds Leeds UK Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Antarctic Seismology 3 years fixed term The Institute has a strong international research profile in the geophysical sciences, with particular strengths in seismology and tectonophysics. You will work on a new project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at determining the lithospheric structure in West Antarctica to evidence models of glacial isostatic adjustment. You should be able to commence by 1st July 2015 or as soon as practicable thereafter. You will have a PhD in seismology or a closely related area, good communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, and familiarity with theory and practice of modern data processing techniques used in broad-band seismology. Management of a large database will be required, together with probably 2 field seasons in West Antarctica. You will be expected to publish research papers and to present your research at national and international meetings. Full details of Leeds HR policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies. University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £33,242) p.a. Information about the School can be found at: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk Informal enquiries to Prof G. Stuart, tel +44 (0)113 343 5217 Email: G.W.Stuart@leeds.ac.uk Closing Date: 1st March 2015 Interviews will be held at the beginning of March 2015 Ref: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1113&forced=1 As part of the NERC funded project - Defining models of glacial isostatic adjustment in West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula (UKANET): better constraints on Earth structure and uplift (Stuart, Brisbourne, Hooper and Whitehouse) Main duties and responsibilities • Help install and maintain a 2 year 10 station temporary seismological array in West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula with the logistic help of the British Antarctic Survey. We are collaborating with the US Polenet consortium and their Phase2 temporary network will be contemporaneously deployed with ours for the 1st year • Take responsibility for quality control and archiving of data collected from the UKANET array and, where appropriate, liaise with our US partners • Undertake research in to the lithospheric structure and geodynamical evolution of the West Antarctica and its surroundings by appropriate processing, analysis and interpretation of the seismological data. Collaborate with our partners in Durham on the significance of the seismological results to Glacial Isostatic Adjustment models • Contribute to the dissemination of research results by presentation at international meetings, maintenance of web-based project information, and preparation of manuscripts for publication • Any other duties as may reasonably be required, consistent with the grade of the post Person Specification Essential • A PhD in seismology or some closely related field by July 1st 2015 • A research publication record (or evidence of forthcoming publications) in relevant topics • Familiarity with computerised techniques used in processing seismological data • Willingness and medical fitness to undertake fieldwork in Antarctica • Good communication skills • Proven ability to work independently • Experience of working effectively in a team Desirable • Familiarity with using the linux or unix operating system • Experience in surface-wave analysis or body-wave tomography • Previous experience of seismological fieldwork

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UNAVCO Undergraduate Internships – Graduate/Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: UNAVCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458 Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

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

This position requires completion of a background check.

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

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

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

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Two Tenure-Track Positions – Job Opening

Employer: Texas Tech University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Seabed Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2 Dec 2014

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

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

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

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GNSS Engineer, Network Operator – Job Opening

Employer: Trimble Navigation

Location: Westminster, CO
Posted: 21 Nov 2014

Trimble is an exciting, entrepreneurial company, with a history of exceptional growth coupled with a disciplined and strategic focus on being the best. While GPS/GNSS is at our core, we have grown beyond this technology to embrace other sophisticated positioning technologies and, in doing so, we are changing the way the world works. Our solutions are used in over 140 countries and we have incredibly diverse lines of business.

Trimble is the leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability for our customers. Though best known for GPS/GNSS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS/GNSS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions.

Our employees represent this diversity and can be found in over 30 countries, working closely with their colleagues around the world. Due to our geographic, product and customer reach, there is plenty of room at Trimble for exceptional people to grow. Come and work with an innovative industry leader and position yourself for success.

The Trimble Positioning Services Division offers a suite of GNSS correction technologies and services to a worldwide customer base via internet, cell-phones, and satellite delivery across a variety of applications and markets including agriculture, infrastructure, survey, mapping and GIS, and construction.

Job Summary:

Trimble Positioning Services is offering a full-time position opportunity for an experienced professional with a geodesy, geomatics, or surveying graduate or undergraduate degree to join our team in Westminster, CO. The selected candidate will be working with a team that manages, monitors, troubleshoots, and maintains the operational networks that deliver Trimble’s unprecedented global real-time service CenterPoint RTX™, along with the well-established portfolio of regional Trimble® VRS Now™ real-time services. These are subscription-based GNSS correction streaming services that are delivered via internet or satellite broadcast and which enable our customers to do precise GNSS positioning.

The selected candidate will remotely operate high-availability server systems with redundant backup configurations in a highly motivated, international team of system operators located in Munich, Germany, Perth, Australia, and Westminster, CO, USA. He or she will be operating and working on shift as part of a 24x7x365 "Follow the Sun" network operations team in these three regional time zones.

Work includes a wide range of responsibilities from calculating and adjusting reference network coordinates and operating our specialized Trimble GNSS server application software to operating and maintaining physical and virtual cloud-based server systems, service quality monitoring, providing second-level customer support, and database administration. The position includes work with the latest communication technologies like cell-phone and satellite broadcast. There is an opportunity for hands on work acquiring, testing, and deploying network hardware for GNSS base stations in support of continuously operating network RTK and global GNSS ground networks, in addition to taking part in service area expansion and technology deployment project initiatives. You will also have the opportunity to provide training to other team members and technical presentations in group settings.

A limited amount of domestic and international travel will be required mainly for training purposes and team meetings, as well as network support and deployment needs.

This position holds plenty of opportunities for you to practice and broaden your knowledge in a wide range of today’s top technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

•Operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and improving real-time networks to ensure continuous service delivery for a worldwide customer base

•CenterPoint RTX™ software operation and Trimble Pivot Platform software operation

•Managing GNSS reference station networks to include: communicating with international base station hosts and network partners, ensuring ongoing connectivity, monitoring GNSS signal quality, and conducting hardware and firmware updates

•Station position calculation, network adjustments, and continuous position monitoring

•Second-level customer support (technical support), including testing and quality assurance

Skills & Experience Required:

•5-10 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in geodesy, geomatics, surveying, or related field –OR– 3-5 years of related experience with a master’s degree in geodesy, geomatics, surveying, or related field

•Practical knowledge of geodesy, GNSS systems, and GNSS network solutions

•Experience with Trimble or other brand GNSS hard- and software

•Understanding of the principles of the electromagnetic spectrum, satellite communications, and cellular telephony

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Visio

•Good verbal and written communication skills in English within technical context; other languages a plus

•A willingness to learn and interact with a team with an open mind, while maintaining a sense of humor

Other Requirements:

•Job experience as a surveyor or in IT service operations

•Practical knowledge in IT infrastructure administration, service management, TCP/IP data communication, and database administration; Windows Server and SQL knowledge a plus

•Experience with coordinate calculation software solutions, such as Trimble Business Center and/or Bernese

Trimble Navigation Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

For more info email Melissa_Benedetti [at] Trimble [dot] com.

To Apply visit https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TRIMBLE&cws=1&rid=6052.

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Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA
Posted: 11 Nov 2014

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

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

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

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

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

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Climatology and Energy Geophysics Positions – Job Opening

Employer: Binghamton University

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

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

*Position 1: Climatology (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics)*

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

*Position 2: Energy Geophysicist*

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

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

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

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

Employer: University of Tokyo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The set of documents must be addressed to:

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

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

Employer Information

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

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

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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Coimbra

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posted: 3 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

Salary: 1495 euros / month + social and health benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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Tenure Track Position in Solid Earth Science – Job Opening

Employer: University of Minnesota

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Staff Seismologist, Seismological Laboratory – Job Opening

Employer: Caltech

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posted: 31 Oct 2014

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

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

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disability

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Assistant Professor of Geology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Mississippi

Location: Oxford, MS
Posted: 17 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA
Posted: 7 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Solid Earth Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: North Carolina Central University

Location: Durham, North Carolina
Posted: 6 Oct 2014

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

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