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Postdoctoral Research Scientist – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Univ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Ph.D. in Structural Geology is required.

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

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

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

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

Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.

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

We only accept online applications.

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PhD Opportunity in Seismology – PhD Opportunity

Employer: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 09/15/2014

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

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

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Supervising Geophysicist - USGS Earthquake Monitoring Project Chief – Job Opening

Employer: US Geological Survey

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

Opportunity to Lead the Earthquake Monitoring Project at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA

The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) in Menlo Park, California is hiring a Supervisory Geophysicist to lead our Earthquake Monitoring Project. This important and influential permanent position is at the GS-14 or GS-15 level (salary range $115,613 to $157,100). The mission of the ESC is to reduce seismic hazard by conducting basic and applied research on earthquakes. The Earthquake Monitoring Project operates seismic stations throughout Northern California, and strong motion stations throughout the nation, to provide real-time information on earthquake locations, magnitudes, and ground shaking. We also perform earthquake monitoring to detect volcanic unrest. The data we record are integral to hazard assessment and risk reduction efforts and are used to study earthquake physics, Earth structure, and predict future ground motions, as well as to learn about the performance of existing structures and improve the design of earthquake resistant structures. We work collaboratively with seismologists, engineers and software developers in academia to advance monitoring efforts and develop new and innovative applications, such as Earthquake Early Warning. This position provides an opportunity for a leader, interested in public service, and having a strong scientific and seismic network background, to guide the USGS’s earthquake monitoring efforts and participate in, and lead, advancements in the field.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1) The person in this position has broad responsibility for coordinating the recording, processing, reporting, data archiving, and system development of all projects related to the Northern CA Seismic Network (NCSN), National Strong Motion Project (NSMP), induced seismicity deployments, and temporary aftershock deployments. The incumbent directs and supervises a staff of about 30 geophysicists, software and electrical engineers, communications specialists, and technicians at various levels.

2) Develops overall strategy for operation of resilient and cost effective telecommunications from approximately 350 NCSN seismic stations with continuous telemetry and over 680 NCSN and NSMP stations with event telemetry. Develops strategy, obtains funding, and directs the analog-to-digital upgrade of instrumentation and telemetry for 235 NCSN stations and installation of near real-time telemetry at 210 NSMP stations lacking telemetry.

3) Coordinates the rapid and reliable delivery of seismic data and earthquake products to state emergency-services agencies, cooperating networks of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN), USGS National Earthquake Information Center, NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers in Alaska and Hawaii, and the public. Ensures that the quality of computed earthquake information and underlying data meet ANSS standards.

4) Provides oversight of documentation of systems, data, derived products, accurate station metadata, processing configurations, SOPs for installations and response procedures, permits, and processing standards.

5) Provides scientific guidance to improve data processing efficiency, earthquake detection and location, data quality control, and earthquake information products. Advocates for these improvements through active participation in management and oversight of systems with national impact, such as the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Quake Monitoring System (AQMS) software, ShakeMap, Earthquake Early Warning, and CESMD.

6) Responsible for compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and agency policies. Ensures that IT systems are documented for Security Assessment and Authorization. Ensures compliance with DOI and Federal IT security requirements.

7) Develops annual project proposal and budget, tracks finances, and supervises project activities and staff, consistent with available funds.

8) Serves as an agency spokesperson to the media following significant earthquakes in northern and central California.

Application Process:

Apply online at http://www.usajobs.gov. The vacancy announcement numbers are: PAC-2014-0659 for current/former Federal employees; PAC-2014-0660 is open to all U.S. Citizens. The advertisement for this permanent, full-time position will be posted on USAJobs on Monday, July 28. The advertisement is scheduled to close on Friday, August 15, 2014. Contact Earl Emerson with questions about the application process (phone: 253-552-1663, email: pacsac1 [at] usgs [dot] gov), or Keith Knudsen with questions about the anticipated role (phone: 650-329-5154, email: kknudsen [at] usgs [dot] gov).

Please be sure to follow all steps outlined on the USAJobs web site in submitting your application. For example, include a resume with detailed information about current and past positions. Please be sure to include copies of transcripts (unofficial is fine), SF-50s, professional licenses, and other requested documents.

The U.S. Geological Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PhD Opportunity in Seismology – PhD Opportunity

Employer: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 09/15/2014

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

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

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position – Job Opening

Employer: Nanyang Technological University

Location: Singapore
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

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

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is ranked 41st in the world and also placed 2nd globally among young elite universities. The Division and the Observatory are working in partnership to develop academic capacity in areas such as the sustainable use of energy and water resources, the identification of and adaptation to natural hazards and changing climate, and the environmental consequences of human activities. The Division of Earth Sciences will be launching a new undergraduate major and minor to support this mission.

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

Position Description

We are seeking an Earth scientist for a lecturer position in the Division of Earth Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The lecturer will develop and teach introductory and advanced courses including laboratory and/or discussion sessions for the undergraduate major and minor. They also may participate in undergraduate advising, mentoring undergraduate research projects, promoting the undergradaute programme at the pre-University level, and developing and teaching undergraduate field courses. This is an undergraduate teaching position that may include up to 20% research, with most or all of that research involving undergraduate students.

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

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. or Masters with teaching experience in Earth Science or a related field

* Effective oral and written communication skills in English

* Strong interest in and aptitude for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level

* Ability to work well with a team in a dynamic working environment

* Strong organizational and project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

* Ability to teach GIS, field courses, and/or advanced courses in the field of their expertise

* Experience teaching about the Earth from a systems perspective

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

* Statement of university teaching experience

* Curriculum vitae

* The names of 3 references who are familiar with your work For additional information, please contact the Undergraduate Programme Director, Dr. Malinda Kent-Corson, at mkentcorson [at] ntu [dot] edu [dot] sg. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Tenure-track Faculty positions in Geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Universidad de los Andes

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, seeks applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Geosciences. Universidad de los Andes is located in central Bogot?, Colombia, and is the second highest rated University in Latin America by Times Higher Education, with a student body of 13500 undergraduates and 3000 postgraduates. The Geosciences Department currently consists of six full time research and teaching faculty.

Applications from all fields of the geosciences are invited, including but not limited to: geophysics, (bio)geochemistry, hydrogeology and oceanography, atmospheric/climate science, geomorphology, igneous geology/volcanology, stratigraphy/paleontology, to complement existing strengths in the Department, and to support the newly-formed Master?s program in Petroleum Engineering.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D., ideally with two years postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated capability to lead a scientific research program, or extensive and relevant industrial experience. All candidates must have a record of significant and innovative research, documented by peer-reviewed publications. Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program; teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in English or Spanish; supervise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral student research; contribute to departmental and University administration; and support outreach activities. It is anticipated appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level, with higher level appointments considered on an individual basis for highly-qualified applicants.

Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, clearly defined research proposal, teaching statement, and contact information for three referees as a PDF document to: director-geociencias [at] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co

Questions related to the positions should be directed to the Chair of the Geosciences Search Committee, Program Director Dr Ferney Rodriguez (director-geociencias [at] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co).

Applications will be accepted until Aug 15 2014, with an anticipated start date of January, 2015.

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Staff Scientist/Seismometer Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Tech, IRIS/PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

Regular, Full time position

STARTING RATE or SALARY RANGE: Negotiable

JOB DUTIES:

Primary responsibilities include repair and testing of broadband and intermediate seismometers, and maintenance of high- frequency geophones. User support and fieldwork are an essential part of the position. Assist with other hardware tasks as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate's degree required in Engineering, electronics, or comparable field of study. Electronics required. Electro-mechanical feedback systems required. Field data-collection systems desired. Must have a valid passport. Applicants should submit a resume, transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 070, Socorro, NM 87801-4796

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Project Associate at PASSCAL Instrument Center – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Tech, IRIS/PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 07/28/2014

Project Associate - Instrumentation Services - Portable Programs

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, www.iris.edu) Instrumentation Services group focuses on facilitating the collection of high-quality geophysical data. We seek a Project Associate to help fulfill this mission, specifically relating to the portable seismographic instrumentation programs centered at the PASSCAL Instrument Center (passcal.nmt.edu).

The Project Associate will work closely with the Portable Program Manager to analyze scientific, technical, and logistical (scope, budget, scheduling) information for projects associated with the PASSCAL and Polar Program activities. The individual will organize the procurement of new equipment, work with seismological data and software tools on special tasks, present project data in formal reports and at various community workshops and meetings, and prepare and edit content for IRIS web pages. The Project Associate will routinely interact with scientists within the IRIS community as well as the staff at the PASSCAL Instrument Center. An important aspect of this position will be to develop and execute a Quality Assurance System for portable operations, interacting with other branches of IRIS Instrumentation and Data Services during this process. This position will provide a unique opportunity to broadly utilize scientific skills and knowledge to manage a wide range of activities associated with portable seismology.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of training and/or experience in: seismology, logistics management, seismological software/tools, basic web authoring, and scientific/technical writing. Familiarity with SEED metadata, data quality assessment, instrumentation, and basic field operations are vital. A graduate degree in geology, geophysics, or equivalent experience, and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must be able to work effectively and collegially with the IRIS team and the broader earth science research community.

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

Information also available http://www.iris.edu/hq/employment/job/instrumentation_services_project_associate_for_portable_programs

Applications close on 7/28.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Rhode Island

Location: Narragansett, RI
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

The Seismology Lab at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research in the Lab involves studies of seismic sources and Earth structure using simulation of wave propagation in 3D (an)elastic models at local to global scales (http://seismolab.gso.uri.edu). The Lab operates a state-of-art high-performance computational facility. The successful applicant will work on waveform-based tomography and/or source inversion. The position requires strong computational skills and familiarity with seismic data processing. Experience with high-performance parallel computation is preferred but not required.

The position is available for two years, with a possibility of transition to a more senior researcher position, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Salary and fringe benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements is necessary at the time of appointment. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the contact information for three references to:

Yang Shen
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
215 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
Email: yshen [at] gso [dot] uri [dot] edu

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Faculty Position at Dalhousie University

Employer: Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted: 17 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES

Assistant Professor - Geophysics, Sedimentology, or Geochemistry

The Department of Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for a faculty position in Geophysics, Sedimentology, or Geochemistry. The appointment is tenure-track and will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Although only one appointment will be made at this time, we anticipate future appointments as the department enters a period of renewal. We are seeking highly motivated, international-calibre geoscientists who will contribute to the enhancement and growth of our undergraduate, graduate, and research programmes.

Applications are invited in areas that enhance and/or complement existing departmental strengths and offer opportunities for collaboration within the department and with the extended geoscience community at Dalhousie and nearby academic and government institutions. In particular, the department is seeking to enhance our marine geoscience group in order to strengthen our alignment with the University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Ocean Studies, Materials Science, and Energy as among Dalhousie?s existing and emerging research strengths.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and, in addition to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will supervise graduate and undergraduate research projects.

Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or closely related field, and significant research accomplishments in one or more of the fields listed above. Important assets include some combination of post-doctoral experience, undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, interaction with industry, and a record of attracting funds from government and/or industry sources.

The complete application should include: CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, self-identification of status in Canada (Canadian citizen/permanent resident, or not), and the contact information for at least 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognised expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application. Assessment of applications will begin 10 October 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The application should be sent to: Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon, Department of Earth Sciences. Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2; tel. (902) 494 2358, fax (902) 494 6889, or e-mail: Ann [dot] Bannon [at] Dal [dot] Ca The appointment will be effective 1 July 2015 but could be taken up at a later date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

Information about our department, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html. For the University Strategic Research Plan, go to: (http://www.dal.ca/dept/university_secretariat/university_senate/reports.html).

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Research Scientist – Job Opening

Employer: California Institute of Technology

Location: Pasadena
Posted: 15 Jul 2014
Closing Date: 08/14/2014

Job Category: Fulltime Temporary

Job Summary:
The Caltech Seismo Lab seeks a research scientist to carry out earthquake early warning (EEW) algorithm research, and participate in continued development of the demonstration EEW earthquake monitoring system. We seek applicants who like to work in a team and to apply their seismological research and computer programming skills to develop and implement new technologies for innovative real-time earthquake data processing.

Job Duties:
• Will carry out independent research to develop and improve seismic EEW algorithms, using regional seismic waveforms and parametric data.
• Will participate in deployment of both single station and finite source EEW algorithms.
• Will evaluate EEW performance to optimize system performance and improve algorithms.
• Will participate in writing reports, proposals, and publications and give oral reports as needed to meet project goals.
• Works independently on important assignments and projects with only limited supervision, typically receiving only general instructions. Exercises discretion and independent judgment to compare and evaluate various methods, approaches, and resources and decide which will best accomplish each aspect of such assignments and projects. Responsible for completing significant project or assignment milestones.
• Performs all other duties as assigned, including varied technical assignments requiring the use of standard scientific principles, techniques, and process.

Basic Qualifications:
MS degree and 5 or more years of related work experience.
Must have experience in analyzing seismic waveforms, computer skills such as experience in high-level programming (C, C++, or Java), and be fluent in LINUX, command-line scripting. Must have some experience with web-applications. Requires ability to develop and implement EEW algorithms using tools such as Matlab.
High level of initiative is required. Proactive, self-starter with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and must be able to work with a team. Excellent attention to fine details, writing, and communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD degree in geophysics science, physical science, or math preferred.
Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in the handling of scientific data. Experience in analysis of regional earthquake or other geophysical data.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/495034

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disability

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/495034

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Global Seismographic Network Program Manager – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Pursue external funding resources, particularly for GSN recapitalization

Manager the GSN Program including

*Prepare annual and multi-year program plans and budgets

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

*Serve as custodian for GSN property and equipment

*Prepare periodic status reports

*Acquire equipment, materials and supplies needed to support GSN

*Approve invoices for payment

Serve as the primary interface between GSN and the user community

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

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

*Organize GSN representation at national and international meetings

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

SECONDARY DUTIES

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

*Serve as a member of the IRIS Program Coordinating Committee

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

*Serve as a member of the Instrumentation Service Management Team

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

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS):

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

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

*Capable of working independently with little supervision

*Prior supervisory or management experience

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

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

*Knowledge of the academic research community

*Excellent writing and presentation skills

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

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

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

*Geophysical field experience

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

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

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

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Instrumentation Service Project Associate for Portable Programs – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 27 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 07/28/2014

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Assist Portable Program manager to oversee and direct major seismological infrastructure associated with PASSCAL, Polar and the other portable instrumentation projects and to work with portable project leaders to establish and carry out a quality assurance system for the Portable program-in coordination with other Instrumentation Services Directorate quality programs and with the Data Service Directorate. Carries out special tasks to analyze and present project data and results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other related duties may be assigned) * Assist the manager of Portable Programs by working with information in all project management areas, including detailed geophysical technical data and scope, budgets and schedules.

* Prepares and tracks procurement requisitions and reports procurement versus project technical and spending plans and reports discrepancies to the Portable PM.

* Prepares IS-related reports and presentations, including standard, recurring reports as well as special reports and presentations as needed.

* Participates in meetings, reviews, and workshops, by presenting operational, technical, educational, and scientific results both orally and via poster.

* Executes special technical projects, encompassing activities such as making data requests, plotting data and results and generating maps and other scientific/technical/educational graphics.

* Develops and executes a Portable Program Quality Assurance System with oversight from the Program Manager. Coordinates quality issues with other IS and DS programs.

* Creates content for use of web sites and performs routine web page updates and editing.

* Interacts with other IRIS program managers and IRIS governance and community partners to collect or disseminate information, coordinate activities, facilitate meetings, etc.

JOB SPECIFICS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS):

* Demonstrated experience working with scientific data and time series analysis tools (e.g., SAC or similar tools).

* Experience with assessing seismic data quality and management of SEED metadata.

* Working knowledge of seismological instrumentation and basic field operations.

* Knowledge of seismology, including basic tools and techniques for accessing and manipulating digital seismic data.

* Experience with scientific programming or scripting language (e.g., MATLAB, Perl, Python, etc.) is a plus.

* Experience working with common office software (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint); experience editing web pages and/or operating websites

* Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

* Must be able to travel, ~10% of the time.

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

* Graduate-level degree in Geophysics/Seismology, with a working familiarity in seismology, IRIS-operated seismological facilities, and its consortium.

* Direct, relevant professional experience can be considered a suitable substitute for education.

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

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to HR@iris.edu By Monday, July 28th , 2014.

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Duty Seismologist Positions at the National Earthquake Information Center – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Golden, CO
Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 06/30/2014

The USGS National Earthquake Information Center is seeking to fill two duty seismologist positions in Golden, CO.

As a Duty Seismologist within the National Earthquake Information Center, some of your specific duties would include:

Disseminating earthquake information to government and disaster relief agencies, the media, and the general public.

Locating and computing magnitudes, moment tensors, and other parameters for significant earthquakes around the world.

Evaluating earthquake locations, magnitudes and other source parameters for accuracy and reliability

Interpreting seismograms for phase arrival identification, onset time, and amplitude.

Applications for this position can be submitted via USAJOBS here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373032000

Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement (June 30, 2014). If you fail to submit a complete on-line resume, you will not be considered for this position. Only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

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

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 16 Jun 2014

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

Research Scientist

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

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

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

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

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

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Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Denver, CO
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 07/10/2014

The US Geological Survey Central Energy Resources Science Center is soliciting interest from qualified individuals for a geophysicist position in Lakewood, Colorado. Successful applicants must have qualifying education and expertise in processing 2-D and 3-D seismic reflection data and be proficient in the use of UNIX/Linux. Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of innovative seismic data processing algorithms and techniques to carry out detailed imaging of the earth?s subsurface in areas of complex geology, geophysical problem areas, and/or frontier basins. Additionally, successful applicants would be responsible for the archiving of all onshore seismic reflection data for the science center.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geologists, geochemists and petroleum engineers. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills are also required because candidates are expected to publish results of scientific studies in technical journals and USGS publications.

Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete on-line resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you, please speak to someone in the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. For assistance or questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at 303-236-9579 or ekgregory [at] usgs [dot] gov.

Applications for this position can be submitted via USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) which will open on June 10, 2014. Announcement number reference is PAC-2014-0449. This is a full time permanent position (Geophysicist, GS-1313-13) with a salary range of $88,693 -$115,301 depending upon qualifications and experience. The closing date is July 10, 2014.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Rhode Island

Location: Narragansett, RI
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 09/13/2014

The Seismology Lab at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research in the Lab involves studies of seismic sources and Earth structure using simulation of wave propagation in 3D (an)elastic models at local to global scales (http://seismolab.gso.uri.edu). The Lab operates a state-of-art high-performance computational facility. The successful applicant will work on waveform-based tomography and/or source inversion. The position requires strong computational skills and familiarity with seismic data processing. Experience with high-performance parallel computation is preferred but not required.

The position is available for two years, with a possibility of transition to a more senior researcher position, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Salary and fringe benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements is necessary at the time of appointment. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the contact information for three references to:

Yang Shen
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
215 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
Email: yshen [at] gso [dot] uri [dot] edu

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Senior Professor in Geophysics at DIAS – Job Opening

Employer: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 08/18/2014

The Governing Board of the School of Cosmic Physics wishes to nominate an exceptional scientist for appointment by the President of Ireland to the position of Senior Professor in the School and Head of the Geophysics Section. The position will become available following the retirement of Professor Alan Jones at the end of 2014 and the Board is anxious that the position be filled as soon as possible thereafter.

In addition to an established international research reputation we are looking for a scientist of vision capable of motivating large national, European and international research projects over decadal timeframes.

The successful nominee will be expected to define and lead an innovative research programme in Geophysics building on the section?s strengths in lithospheric studies. The section hosts the National Data Centre for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, runs the Irish National Seismic Network, and has extensive field equipment for seismic and MT surveys. Other infrastructure includes access to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing, local computing resources and technical support.

This is a research position and carries no undergraduate teaching responsibilities although some guest lecturing in universities in Ireland is encouraged. Supervision of graduate students and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows is expected.

The post is permanent and pensionable with an attaching salary of €146,722.

Interested scientists are invited to apply by sending an e-mail application to registrarsoffice@dias.ie. The application should comprise a single PDF attachment containing:

  1. The candidate's standard academic CV.
  2. The candidate's list of publications, including brief notes on the five most significant.
  3. The candidate's research vision for Geophysics within the School of Cosmic Physics (maximum 3 A4 pages).
  4. Optionally up to two further A4 pages containing any supplemental material the candidate wishes to add.

All applications received before 09:00 Irish time on Monday 18th August 2014 will be acknowledged and considered by a Search Committee appointed by the Board of the School of Cosmic Physics. The Search Committee may, at its absolute discretion, in addition consider late applications or candidates other than those who apply directly. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide contact details of three academic referees. It is planned to hold interviews in late September or early October.

DIAS is an equal opportunities employer

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Postdoctoral Position – Job Opening

Employer: Rice University

Location: Houston, TX
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 09/13/2014

We are seeking a quantitative seismologist or applied mathematician for waveform tomography code development and applications to problems in exploration and dense array seismology. Requirements for this position include a strong theoretical background in seismology and inverse theory as well as strong computer skills. Experience with parallel programming for cluster computing is desired. Rice has considerable cluster computing resources. The duration of appointment is one year with the possibility of renewal. Rice offers competitive post-doc salaries.

Letters of application outlining computer code development and seismic data analysis experience, a CV, and 2 or more letters of references should be directed to:

Alan Levander
Earth Science Department
Rice University
alan [at] rice [dot] edu with a copy to dmberry [at] rice [dot] edu

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Project Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: Lettis Consultants International, Inc. (LCI)

Location: Wanut Creek
Posted: 10 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 09/10/2014

Lettis Consultants International, Inc. (LCI) is an earth science company formed in 2011 by a group of the industry's leading geologists, seismologists and engineers specializing in engineering geology, seismic and natural hazard investigations. Our professionals bring the methods, technical expertise and focus on quality developed from decades of consulting experience to meet our clients' objectives.

LCI is seeking to hire a talented, knowledgeable, and self-motivated Earthquake Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer who wants to further his or her career by joining our seismic hazards practice.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in geotechnical, structural, or civil engineering
  • Outstanding analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
  • At least 5 years of professional or research experience in earthquake engineering or related field
  • Familiarity with basic computer programming; knowledge of Fortran is a plus
  • Experience with probabilistic seismic hazard assessment and/or site response analyses
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team

Candidates with experience in developing geotechnical input for 50.54f SPRA are especially encouraged to apply. Willingness to travel is a plus.

At a minimum, position will involve participation in the following analyses:

  • Probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analyses
  • Probabilistic and deterministic fault displacement analyses
  • Soil profile development for site response analyses

LCI supports a diverse workforce and offers a friendly and supportive work environment. We encourage employees to stay active in research and professional development and offer opportunity for growth and advancement. We have offices in Walnut Creek and Valencia, California, and Boulder, Colorado. We offer excellent compensation and benefits.

Contact newhires@lettisci.com to apply.

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Research Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posted: 9 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 06/27/2014

The U.S. Geological Survey invites applications for the position of Research Geophysicist in the Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA. The mission of the Earthquake Science Center is to conduct basic and applied research on earthquakes, especially as related to quantifying seismic hazard and mitigating the effects of earthquakes in the United States and elsewhere.

The successful applicant will conduct research in crustal deformation, with an emphasis on using GNSS and other data to develop quantitative models of the actively deforming parts of the Western US. However, the incumbent’s expertise in crustal deformation may be applied wherever this expertise contributes to the USGS earthquake loss reduction mission.

Specific job duties will include:

  • creating and refining algorithms that utilize real-time GNSS data for Earthquake Early Warning and improved post-earthquake situational awareness,
  • developing approaches to quantify uncertainties and trade-offs among estimated deformation parameters arising both from model assumptions and data errors, and
  • applying these approaches and cutting edge computational methods both to improve deformation monitoring and assessment of earthquake likelihood as well as to conduct basic research that contributes to a holistic understanding of crustal deformation processes throughout the earthquake cycle.

This is a full-time permanent position to be filled as a Research Geophysicist, GS-1313-13 with a promotion potential of GS-15. The vacancy is open from June 9, 2014 – June 27, 2014 and can be viewed on the USA Jobs website (http://www.usajobs.gov) under job announcement number PAC-2014-0528.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Please follow instructions in the Vacancy Announcement regarding how to apply. Resumes must include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and contact information (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. We suggest a resume of at least two pages with at least half a page devoted to each position. All supporting documentation requested in the Vacancy Announcement must be received by the vacancy closing date. U. S. citizenship is required. The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PhD scholarships in Geophysics in New Zealand – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posted: 6 Jun 2014
Closing Date: 06/30/2014

PhD students are sought to work on several seismological and geophysical topics within the Institute of Geophysics, School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology. In the most recent Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation, Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first in New Zealand for research excellence and was also ranked first in New Zealand in Earth Sciences.

  1. Deep Fault Drilling Project, Alpine Fault - several studies addressing the structure and evolution of the Alpine Fault in the South Island are underway, including analysis of data collected in shallow boreholes drilled into the fault in early 2011. Plans are now underway for a deeper borehole targeting the fault at 1.0 km depth (scheduled to commence in October 2014), and students interested in working on the microstructural, seismological, or pressure-/temperature-monitoring data from the boreholes are encouraged to contact us. Additionally, one PhD and one MSc scholarship focussed on Alpine Fault seismicity have been funded: details are available at http://tinyurl.com/AlpineFault-PhD and http://tinyurl.com/AlpineFault-MSc.
  2. Structure of the Hikurangi subduction margin beneath Wellington - an international consortium of researchers in New Zealand, the US and Japan has been studying this problem for several years using active and passive seismic methods (the SAHKE experiment). The recent earthquake sequence in Cook Strait and the northern South Island will provide a new set of data for a PhD student to use to accompany the earlier data to compare structures along the strike of the plate with those across the plate boundary. We are particularly interested in the properties of the plate boundary and how they relate to nearby areas of slow slip and to earthquake occurrence patterns.
  3. Volcano seismology - we are continuing to develop techniques to test whether time varying seismic properties such as isotropic velocity, anisotropy and attenuation can be used to determine changes in the magmatic system underneath volcanoes. Volcanoes in New Zealand and overseas are being targeted.
  4. Seismological studies of geothermal areas - in collaboration with Mighty River Power, a large electricity generator, we are developing projects focussed on seismicity and structure around geothermal fields in New Zealand. PhD projects of particular interest include: a) microearthquake characterization of geothermal fields in New Zealand; b) ambient noise imaging of geothermal areas of New Zealand: c) petrophysical characterisation through seismic wave propagation.
  5. Statistics and geophysics - students will work on statistical methods of developing and testing methods for determining properties of interest to geophysicists, for example, automatic determination of S arrival times, seismic anisotropy, and earthquake focal mechanisms.
  6. Stress, strain and earthquake forecasting - We are developing a new technique for comparing measured and stress and strain fields with those modelled from earthquake scenarios to determine where in the cycle the earthquakes occur. We will start by looking at the SAHKE data discussed in section 3 and carrying out numerical modelling of the Wellington region.
  7. Seismicity and Tectonics of southern South Island, New Zealand--Deformation in southern South Island, New Zealand, has long been thought to be almost entirely focused offshore, along the southern extension of the Alpine Fault and Puysegur subduction zone. However, the thick crust and lithosphere farther east in Central Otago, together with widespread seismicity and geological evidence for young regional uplift, suggest deformation is much more widespread, particularly at deeper levels in the lithosphere. This PhD will take over the running over a newly installed micro-earthquake array as a tool to investigate the tectonics of this region. The study has the potential to integrate many aspects of Cenozoic tectonics right across the southern part of the New Zealand plate-boundary, from the active margin of Fiordland to the continental platform around Dunedin.
  8. Regional tectonic evolution and structure of the offshore Zealandia continent, including Gondwana rifting and Tonga-Kermadec subduction initiation. A large dataset of offshore seismic-reflection data has been compiled and new voyages are planned. Students are sought with an interest in the manipulation and interpretation of seismic-reflection, gravity, and magnetic data.

The next deadline for PhD scholarship applications is 1 July 2014 and the application is free of charge: successful scholarship applicants from any country receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments. Students should have completed an MSc degree prior to commencing study. Full details regarding the application process are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research at http://tinyurl.com/VUW-FGR. (Note that the eligibility conditions and award level of the Alpine Fault MSc scholarship referred to above are different; the webpage provides full details.)

All prospective applicants should contact Professor Martha Savage (martha [dot] savage [at] vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz) or Associate Professor John Townend (john [dot] townend [at] vuw [dot] ac [dot] nz) at the earliest opportunity for further details regarding these projects.

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Alaska Station Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Anchorage, AK
Posted: 22 May 2014
Closing Date: 06/22/2014

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Station Specialist in Alaska are the field engineering support for the USArray Transportable Array and based at the Array Operations Center (AOC) in Anchorage, AK. The position supports the Station Deployment Coordinator and TA Chief of Operations in planning and carrying out the installation of the EarthScope USArray TA deployment in Alaska and western Canada. Alaska Station Specialist perform in the role of Field Operations Manager, Field Team Lead, and/or Logistics Coordinator and may perform other duties related to equipment preparation and inventory depending on the individual. The position included deployment in remote field conditions. The position also requires extensive communication and interaction with IRIS and associated contractor personnel to plan and maintain efficient field operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
1. Execute detailed monthly schedules of Transportable Array station deployment activities, making best use of the resources needed to accomplish each deployment by careful planning and execution in the field. Resources include equipment (i.e. construction tools and materials, station hardware), personnel, and logistics support.

2.Work with other AOC-TA members to ensure that field teams and deployment materials are deployed safely and that station equipment is properly installed.

AK STATION SPECIALIST FILL THE FOLLOWING ROLES IN THE ORGANIZATION DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND APTITUDE OF INDIVIDUALS, AND OVER TIME A ROLE MAY DEFINE THEIR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AS TA OPERATIONS INCREASE OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
Responsibilities:
*Plan air support and field accommodations for deployed personnel & equipment.
*Plan aircraft, fuel, and supplies schedule with overall time window.
*Provide flight following and report daily crew movement and aircraft utilization.
Location: Anchorage and other locations throughout Alaska and Canada.

FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER
Responsibilities:
*Act as the primary point of contact between Station Deployment Coordinator and field crew.
*Work with Logistics Coordinator to manage large-scale field movement of personnel and equipment.
*Supervise movement and security of instruments and equipment at field hub.
*Manage, in consultation with the pilot ans the Field Crew Lead, the daily flight planning and distribution of equipment from the field hub to the installation sites.
*Report daily activities to Station Deployment Coordinator. Location: Deployed at hub/base locations

CREW FIELD LEAD
Responsibilities:
*Direct station construction and/or installation.
*Work with Field Operations Manager to schedule daily flight plan for field installations.
*Supervise crew safety in the field.
*Provide daily report of activities of Field Operations Manager.
Location: Deployed at hubs/base locations

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
1.Prepare equipment for field deployments, test new equipment or configurations.

2.Experience working around transportation methods in Alaska (helicopters, light aircraft and maritime vessels) and methods of remote communication with field teams.

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

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

5.Ability to work independently, outside a traditional office environment, including travel within Alaska and adjacent Canada (50% of the time), and remote fieldwork. The incumbent must have a valid drivers license and be able to carry reasonable loads over rugged terrain.

6.Experience with common office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), mobile communication devices, data telemetry devices, including cameras, and importing photos to documents and online folders.

7.Experience with winter survival practices, emergency first aid and personal protective equipment. Bear awareness and firearms training are a plus.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position: your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward the following: Cover letter, Resume, and three references to hr@iris.edu by June 22, 2014.

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SEISMOLOGIST – Job Opening

Employer: INTERNATIONAL SEISMOLOGICAL CENTRE

Location: Thatcham, U.K.
Posted: 22 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/22/2014

SEISMOLOGIST
Reference number: EL2014
Expertise: methods of global earthquake location
Start Date: September 2014
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

Benefits: £29-31K per annum gross, 6 weeks paid annual leave, attending an international conference annually.

Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.

Term: 3 years with a strong possibility of continuation.

Employer description: International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a non-profit organization, collecting and analysing earthquake bulletin data for distribution worldwide.

Job description: Advancing the ISC earthquake location algorithms and improving the ISC datasets.

Job requirements: We are looking for a PhD graduate in Geophysics with experience in developing methods of global earthquake location. The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of Maths and skills in developing modern computer code and using relational databases. Familiarity with global tectonics would be an advantage.

To apply: please send your CV focussed on your relevant experience and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk quoting reference number EL2014.

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SEISMOLOGIST – Job Opening

Employer: INTERNATIONAL SEISMOLOGICAL CENTRE

Location: Thatcham, U.K.
Posted: 22 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/22/2014

SEISMOLOGIST
Reference number: DC2014
Expertise: data collection

Start Date: September 2014

Benefits: £26-28K per annum gross, 6 weeks paid annual leave, attending an international conference annually.

Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.

Term: 2 years with a strong possibility of continuation.

Employer description: International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a non-profit organization, collecting and analysing earthquake bulletin data for distribution worldwide.

Job description: Enhancing the work of the ISC analysis and data entry teams by communicating with networks, identifying, sourcing, integrating and validating new seismological bulletin datasets from permanent and temporary deployments worldwide as well as scanning scientific literature for possible new sources of data to enhance the ISC Bulletin.

Job requirements: We are looking for a university graduate with experience in observational seismology, excellent communication skills and experience in developing basic computer codes for parsing data into the relational database. Good command of English is required. Working knowledge of other widely spoken languages would be an advantage.

To apply: please send your CV focussed on your relevant experience and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk quoting reference number DC2014.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Puerto Rico

Location: Mayagüez, PR
Posted: 22 May 2014
Closing Date: 06/10/2014

The Department of Geology at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez seeks to fill a tenure track position in the earth sciences for August 2014. We seek candidates who can effectively teach basic level earth science courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialty. Teaching responsibilities include advising and directing undergraduate research and MS theses. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and obtain funding that will compliment the department’s strengths in geochemistry, geophysics, stratigraphy, natural hazards and environmental studies. Bilingual candidates who can teach in both English and Spanish and candidates who have experience working in the Caribbean will have an advantage.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, the names of at least 3 references, including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, and any relevant publications.

Applications sent electronically (PDF format) to: James Joyce at james [dot] joyce [at] upr [dot] edu are highly preferred but may be mailed to:

James Joyce
PO Box 9000
Department of Geology
University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez, PR 00681

Review of completed applications will begin June 10, 2014 and continue until filled.

The University of Puerto Rico is an EOE/AAE institution.

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Sr. Geophysicist – Job Opening

Employer: ENSCO, Inc.

Location: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 16 May 2014

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

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

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

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

Apply online here.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: Los Alamos, NM
Posted: 15 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

The Geophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research in elastic-waveform inversion using active and passive seismic data for subsurface characterization and reservoir monitoring. Experience with parallel computing using CPU/GPU clusters is preferred. A PhD in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field completed within the last FIVE years, or soon to be completed, is required. Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded (http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines.php). To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and complete contact information for four references to ljh [at] lanl [dot] gov.

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Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Seismometer Analyst – Job Opening

Employer: NM Tech/IRIS-PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM, USA
Posted: 12 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech solicits applications for a professional Staff Scientist/Seismometer Analyst for seismology support operations. The PASSCAL Instrument Center supports both controlled and passive source seismology worldwide with end-to-end experiment support services, state-of-the-art portable seismic instrumentation, and advanced field and database management tools. This is a limited 2-year term position with the possibility of renewal if funds become available.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Quality assurance testing of broadband, intermediate, and short-period seismometers
  • Analysis and archiving of sensor test data
  • Maintenance of pier, real-time data systems
  • Maintenance and development of analysis tools

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. or higher degree in seismology or 5 years of directly applicable experience
  • Knowledge of seismology
  • Familiarity with time-series analysis
  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scripting languages (shell, Python, perl, Matlab)

You are a self-motivated individual able to work in a multitasking environment. You work well in stressful situations. You are able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Staff Scientist/Seismometer Analyst Search, c/o Human Resources Box 036, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The position will be open until filled.

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Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Data Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: NM Tech/IRIS-PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM, USA
Posted: 12 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech solicits applications for a professional Staff Scientist/Data Specialist for seismology support operations. The PASSCAL Instrument Center supports both controlled and passive source seismology worldwide with end-to-end experiment support services, state-of-the-art portable seismic instrumentation, and advanced field and database management tools.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Data quality control, archiving, and user liaison
  • User support and training
  • Monitoring, archiving, and analyzing facility test data
  • Seismological fieldwork and user support

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. or higher degree in geophysics or related science, or 3 years of directly applicable experience
  • Familiarity with time-series analysis
  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. bash, tcsh, Python)

Desired Qualifications:

Applicants with database experience, familiarity with seismic data formats (e.g. SEED, SEG-Y, SAC) and a background that includes seismological or geophysical field experience are desired.

You are a self-motivated individual able to work in a multitasking environment. You are comfortable interacting with the seismological community both to provide support and to help users troubleshoot problems with their data and field equipment. You are willing to travel for up to one month supporting seismic experiments in remote, international field locations. You work well in stressful situations. You are able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Staff Scientist/Data Specialist Search, c/o Human Resources Box 041, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The position will be open until filled.

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PhD Position in Geophysics/Seismology at Observatoire Midi Pyrenees, Toulouse, France – Job Opening

Employer: Toulouse University

Location: Toulouse, France
Posted: 12 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/15/2014

The Geophysics group at the Observatoire Midi Pyrenees, Toulouse, is seeking applications for a PhD position which is a part of the Référentiel Géologique de la France (RGF) project aimed at building a geologic information system for the Pyrenees. The expected output of the thesis is a new 3-D lithospheric model of the Pyrenees compatible with both geological and geophysical data (gravity anomalies, travel times of P and S waves, dispersion of surface waves, and possibly full waveforms). More information on the thesis subject can be found here:
http://sdu2e.obs-mip.fr

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree in geophysics or related field. Applicant should have strong quantitative skills, interests in scientific programming, data analysis, and inverse problems. The candidate is expected to compile all the geological information to construct a priori 3-D models of the Pyrenean lithosphere, that will be be confronted to seismological and gravimetric data. The candidate will interact with geophysicists at Observatoire Midi Pyrenees and with geologists at Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minière (BRGM). French and English are working languages in the research groups.

The selection process will start mid June 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please e-mail your CV, academic transcripts, and the names and complete contact information of two referees to:
Dr. Sébastien Chevrot, E-mail: Sebastien.Chevrot [at] irap [dot] omp [dot] eu

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Seismic Analysis Postdoctoral Research Associate – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Idaho National Laboratory

Posted: 8 May 2014
Closing Date: 08/08/2014

www.inl.gov/careers

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Associate in the field of seismic analysis. This includes linear and nonlinear seismic soil structure interaction analysis, site response analysis, and development of advanced seismic probabilistic risk assessment (SPRA's) methods. The principle responsibilities of the position are: performing calculations and developing models to investigate nonlinear behavior of nuclear facilities to seismic ground motion, advanced nonlinear site response analysis technics, and help identify potential research topics in the field of geotechnical and/or structural dynamics.

The candidate is expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both in isolation and as a member of a team. Candidate must take direction from other team members and peers, and also provide input in a constructive manner to others while maintaining a positive and professional relationship with all, even while under pressure and tight deadlines.

It is expected that the work will result in publications in peer reviewed journals.

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Geology Program Supervisor – Job Opening

Employer: Ohio Dept of Natural Resources

Location: Franklin County, OH
Posted: 8 May 2014
Closing Date: 05/15/2014

This position directs the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Seismic Monitoring & Investigation Program. This position works with a technical staff to identify and locate new seismic monitoring stations for the OhioNet system; processes data, interprets and reports results through a real-time notification network; interacts with the regulated industry and other agencies in Ohio, all related to new oil/gas production wells & Class II injection wells. The supervisor will review and interpret both 2D and 3D seismic data and participate with the technical staff during the review of both open hole & cased hole nuclear & electric logs. The supervisor will also interact with representatives from other oil and gas producing states and federal agencies.

To view the full job announcement, visit our website at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=860223

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Posted: 8 May 2014
Closing Date: 05/20/2014

The Department of Geology & Petroleum Geology has a long record of collaborative research directed towards understanding fundamental processes in the Earth System. Geophysics plays a crucial role in this endeavour and, as such, the department is seeking to expand the research and teaching capabilities of its growing Geophysics group via an appointment at the lecturer or senior lecturer level.

We invite applications from candidates with strong or rapidly growing research portfolios in almost any area of geophysics, including passive source seismology, active source seismology, geodynamic modelling, potential field geophysics and magnetotellurics. The University of Aberdeen lies in the hydrocarbon capital of Europe and in both teaching and research, the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology enjoys strong links with the energy industry. As such, within the spectrum of available research funding sources, there are also excellent opportunities for engaging with commercial partners, for instance via joint industry projects or supervising industry-sponsored PhD students. The post will also support a new Masters programme in Geophysics which is part of our portfolio of higher degrees orientated towards specialist careers in the energy sector.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale for Lecturer (£37,756 - £45,053 per annum) and the Grade 8 salary scale for Senior Lecturer (£47,787 - £53,765 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Deborah Marwick, (d [dot] marwick [at] abdn [dot] ac [dot] uk) Assistant HR Adviser, for further information on this.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Nick Rawlinson (nrawlinson [at] abdn [dot] ac [dot] uk).

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 May 2014.

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Research Faculty position in seismology - University of Alaska Fairbanks – Job Opening

Employer: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posted: 25 Apr 2014
Closing Date: 07/01/2014

[ Details and related links: http://www.gi.alaska.edu/research/seismo/jobopening ]

The Geophysical Institute (GI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hiring a new seismology faculty member at the rank of Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor. We seek a scientist interested in building a long-term research program that leverages the extensive facilities and personnel of the Seismology Lab and GI. We value an ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and a motivation to help lead our graduate student program. To foster these connections, the new hire will work with the Alaska Earthquake Center and/or the Alaska Volcano Observatory. These affiliations, together with core university funding, are expected to provide approximately eight months of support annually for this twelve-month position. After an initial startup period, the new hire will be expected to raise additional support through external grants and contracts of their own.

We invite candidates from a wide range of seismology backgrounds. Candidates should have broad research interests with applications in regional tectonic settings and/or volcanoes. Applicants are encouraged to address this in their statement of research. Candidates will be evaluated, in part, on their ability to capitalize on the diverse assets of the Geophysical Institute and on the scientific opportunities afforded by the active tectonic environment of Alaska.

The new hire will join a dynamic group of two dozen faculty, postdocs, staff and students dedicated to advancing the field of seismology. Our research emphasizes earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, glaciers and tectonics in Alaska and around the world. We track earthquake and volcanic activity across Alaska in partnerships with federal and state agencies. The Seismology Lab houses the Alaska Earthquake Center and is a core component of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The tremendous rates of tectonic and volcanic activity make Alaska an unparalleled laboratory for seismology. We apply this real-world experience to research projects with global implications. Current emphasis on Alaska from the EarthScope and GeoPRISMS programs make this a particularly exciting time. Abundant seismoacoustic research opportunities also exist through collaboration with the GI-based Wilson Infrasound Observatories.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and service missions.

To apply go to www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84168. Application review will start on July 1, 2014. Refer questions to Doug Christensen (doug [at] giseis [dot] alaska [dot] edu).

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

Employer: UNAVCO

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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

• Oversee shipping and receiving for domestic and international shipments.

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

• Develop statements of work and oversee subcontractors as required.

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

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

• Develop budgets; plan and implement new station construction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

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

• Ability to meet DOT and UNAVCO driver requirements.

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

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

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

Desired Skills and Knowledge

• Spanish language fluency.

• Experience with OmniPlan or other project management software tools.

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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UNAVCO - Engineer II-Polar Job Opening – Job Opening

Employer: UNAVCO

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

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

Learn about UNAVCO on YouTube.

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

UNAVCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Effective oral and written communication skills in English.

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

• Ability to meet DOT and UNAVCO driver requirements.

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

Employer: Australian National University

Location: Canberra
Posted: 17 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: IRIS DMC

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 17 Apr 2014

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

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

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

This job is for you if?

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

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

For more information see:

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

The remaining position will remain open until filled.

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

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 15 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Researcher – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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

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

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

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

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

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Seismologist Position – Job Opening

Employer: University of Vienna

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

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

Seismologist Position at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

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

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

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

Profile: Doctoral degree and/or extended technical experience in seismology. Advanced computer and programming knowledge. Ability to work in a group is a requirement, as well as excellent knowledge of English language. Knowledge of German language is an advantage. In exceptional circumstances, a candidate with a particularly strong technical expertise but no PhD can also be accepted.

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

Please send your application until 23 May 2014, when the screening will begin. Your application (in English) should contain CV, list of publications, your research interests, your motivation letter, as well as names and addresses of three potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation. Please send your application by email to Goetz.Bokelmann[at]univie[dot]ac[dot]at , and specify the identification number AAA12 in the subject line.

You may also contact Götz Bokelmann for further information.

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Project Seismologist/Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: URS Corp.

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

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

Incumbent Responsibilities:

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

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

URS Requisition No. IE89954 - Project Seismologist/Engineer

Apply for this position at the following link:

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

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Database / Web Application Developer – Job Opening

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

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

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

A successful candidate should have the following education and skills:

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

- Fluency in SQL

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

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

- Experience in python and spatial data / mapping are welcome

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

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

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

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

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Open positions for seismologists at Bucaramanga-Colombia – Job Opening

Employer: Universidad Industrial de Santander

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position 2: Geophysics (for the Geology Department).

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

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

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

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

The applications should be addressed to

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Positions in Magnetotellurics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Oregon State University

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

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

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

Closing Date: May 03, 2014 To Apply:

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

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

or see

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

• Understanding of geophysical forward and inverse modeling.

• Proficiency in written and spoken English.

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

• Familiarity with electromagnetic, seismic or potential fields methods.

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

• The flexibility to work an adaptable schedule during fieldwork.

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

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

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

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

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

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

University and Community:

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

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Lamont Research Professors – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact:

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exploration Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Alberta

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exploration Seismology

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

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

General information and application procedure

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

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

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

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

Evaluation of applications will commence: 5 May 2014.

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

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LSP I Digital Seismic Systems Support – Job Opening

Employer: University of Memphis

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

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

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Geologist 4 (Seismologist) – Job Opening

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

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

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

Primary duties include the following:

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

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

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

Position Specific Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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Geologist 1 – Job Opening

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

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

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

Primary duties include the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland

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

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

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

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

Formal link to the advertisement:

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

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Tenure-track posts in Earth Observation

Employer: University of Leeds

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2014

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

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

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

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Station Deployment Coordinator – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Participate in fieldwork as needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Staff Associate position – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Columbia University benefits afforded with this Officer of Research position.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

We only accept online applications.

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Project Associate – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

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

Project Associate
Instrumentation Services and Education and Public Outreach

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: IRIS

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

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

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

PRIMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

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

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

5. Document software systems.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

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

2. Full use of internal issue tracking system.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements)

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

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

3. Experience with JPA and SQL database systems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: N/A

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: IST, Universidade de Lisboa

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

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

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

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Research Geophysicist: Induced Seismicity – Job Opening

Employer: U.S. Geological Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in in Mars Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research

Location: Goettingen, Germany
Posted: 28 Feb 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTES:

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

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Structural Geologist Position at Colorado State University – Job Opening

Employer: Colorado State University

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

Colorado State University Department of Geosciences Structural Geology Faculty Search

Assistant Professor Position in Structural Geology:

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of at least three referees by April 11, 2014 to http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/departments/geosciences or contact Derek Schutt (search chair) at derek [dot] schutt [at] colostate [dot] edu or at 970-491-5786. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review to the entire faculty of the Department of Geosciences.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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

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Summer Internship Job Opportunities at UNAVCO – Internship

Employer: UNAVCO

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 28 Feb 2014

UNAVCO Internship Program

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

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

Available Intern Opportunities

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

Timing

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

Pay

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

What to Expect

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

Please see this PDF for additional details.

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Tenure-track position in Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: CICESE

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

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

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

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

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Job Opening

Employer: Nanyang Technological University

Location: Singapore
Posted: 20 Feb 2014

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Full-time Research Professor Position – Job Opening

Employer: Centro de Geociencias, UNAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PhD scholarships in Wellington New Zealand – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Victoria University of Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seismometer Specialist at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS/New Mexico Tech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Location: Livermore, CA
Posted: 18 Feb 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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