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Predoctoral Position in Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 3 Aug 2015
Closing Date: 08/19/2015

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) the position of a University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics is vacant. Identification number of advertisement: 5921

The Section of Geophysics (chair Prof. Dr. G. Bokelmann) is seeking to fill a predoctoral position in the field of seismology. The successful candidate is expected to perform research on regional Earth structure and geodynamics, and to write a dissertation in that field. Your application should contain CV, transcripts, as well as names and addresses of two potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation.

Duration of employment: 4 years
Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)

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

Areas of work:
The successful candidate will study structure and deformation of the Earths crust and upper mantle, in the Eastern Alps, and the transition from Alps to the Pannonian Basin, and other regions. The Vienna Basin Region is also of interest due to the active deformation, its seismic risk in a populated area, and the presence of hydrocarbon resources. Data will be collected in the international AlpArray project, and it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to processing and interpreting the data. The candidate is expected to participate in geophysics teaching (holding classes due to extent of wage agreement).

Profile:
Completed Diploma or Masters degree in geophysics or neighboring field. Knowledge of English is a requirement; knowledge of German would be desirable. Advanced computer and programming knowledge are a plus. Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 19.08.2015, mentioning reference number 5921.

For further information please contact Bokelmann, Götz +43-1-4277-53720. The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 5921
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Senior Lecturer in Geology/Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: University of Namibia, Geology Department

Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Posted: 30 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 09/30/2015

The Geology Department of the University of Namibia has introduced a postgraduate programme in Petroleum Geology. Under this background we are seeking an outstanding geoscientist to reinforce our manpower.

Funding opportunities for research arise from well-established ties with the mining and exploration industry and geological agencies.

Candidates who wish to work under the African sun and admire the magnificent Namibian geology are more than welcome to apply.

Requirements and Duties
Applicants should hold a PhD in Geology or Geophysics with expertise in Seismic Acquisition and/or Seismic Interpretation and Petrophysics with a minimum of three years lecturing experience at university level. The candidate must also have a good research record with peer reviewed publications in geology/geophysics. English communication skills must be excellent; ideally the first language of the incumbent is English.

Tasks will include lecturing, giving laboratory practicals and field work. You should teach at BSc and MSc levels, particularly in Exploration Geophysics. A focus on HC exploration methods in particularly Seismic (seismic acquisition and processing and/or seismic interpretation) and Petrophysics/Borehole Geophysics are desirable. You are expected to conduct research and supervise students in their research projects. In addition you will be expected to assist with administration and any other duties when necessary.

For any queries you are welcome to contact the geology department

Ansgar Wanke awanke@unam.na Tel: +264-61-206-3833

Kindly post your application to our Human Resource Officer Ms Jackie Lawrence, jlawrence@unam.na, Tel: +264-61-206-3103 with copy to the geology department awanke@unam.na

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Staff Scientist/Hardware Engineer position open at IRIS/PASSCAL – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 30 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 09/30/2015

http://www.nmt.edu/hr-jobs-at-nmt

Job Duties: Testing, repair and QA of seismological equipment. Design and development of specialized field and test systems. Maintain and fabrication of ancillary seismological equipment. Support fieldwork and training. Develop test procedures. Maintain digitizer maintenance records. Maintain parts inventory. Repair, maintenance and oversight of all cables. Assist with other hardware tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in Electrical Engineering or other Engineering/Geoscience with some electronics training OR an Associates degree in a technical or scientific field with 3 years of directly applicable experience. Electronic troubleshooting required. Engineering development and design required. CAD, field data collection systems, time series data formats, and seismological field experience desired. Have or able to obtain passport.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech
Human Resources
801 Leroy Pl.
Brown Hall Box 094
Socorro, NM 87801-4796

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Six Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Earth Systems (including seismology) at IDL, Lisbon, Portugal – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Lisbon

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posted: 30 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 09/21/2015

IDL, an Associate Laboratory hosted by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, is seeking 6 highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to integrate its research groups. IDL research covers broad range Earth System Science and its applications, in areas such as Meteorology, Climatology, Physical Oceanography, Geophysics and Geochemistry, Geology and Renewable Energy applications. IDL webpage: http://idl.ul.pt

Candidates are expected to have a record of peer-reviewed publications in their areas of research, a will to work in a multidisciplinary environment with a close link with a large community of Earth and Environmental Science students, with strong international links.

Each applicant is required to submit:

(a) a detailed CV, including a list of publications and a ResearchID and/or a SCOPUS ID;

(b) A research statement of no more than 10000 characters with a proposed line of work (available at http://idl.ul.pt/sites/idl.ul.pt/files/docs/POST-DOCS_2015_idl.pdf)">;

(c) e-mail contacts of 2 reference persons (former supervisors or employers).

This call for applications is open from July 27 to September 21, 2015.

More information:

http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=64557

http://idl.ul.pt/node/696">http://idl.ul.pt/node/696

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Faculty Positions-Marine Biology, Oceanography, Earth, Polar and Atmospheric Sciences – Job Opening

Employer: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Location: La Jolla, CA
Posted: 29 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 09/16/2015

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the positions listed below. We seek motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educators to establish vigorous research programs and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps, other UCSD departments, and nearby institutions. SIO is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Observational Physical Oceanography: We seek outstanding candidates with interests in Observational Physical Oceanography on the basin and global scale. Topics of interest include but are not limited to ocean circulation, the distributions and transport of heat and salt, and the role of the oceans in climate. The revolutionary impact and future potential of autonomous ocean observing systems is a particular focus. The successful candidate may be interested in large-scale observational programs, such as Argo and the Global Drifter Program, which have been created and grown under Scripps leadership.

For full description and to apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:
Assistant Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00845
Associate/Full Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00851

Polar Science: We seek outstanding candidates in Polar Science. Relevant research areas could include glaciology, oceanography, climate, biogeochemistry, and microbiology. We are particularly interested in individuals able to establish connections between more than one element of the polar system. Possible foci include land ice, sea ice, biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle, microbial processes, paleoclimate, subglacial processes (including biology), and high-latitude climate processes. Research approaches can include observations (field and remote sensing), modeling, genomics, and dynamics.

For full description and to apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:
Assistant Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00844
Associate/Full Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00853

Earth and Planetary Sciences: We seek outstanding candidates for up to two positions from a broad range of disciplines within the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including geochemistry, tectonic processes, theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, and marine and terrestrial geodesy.

For full description and to apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:
Assistant Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00843
Associate/Full Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00852

Marine Physiology/Cell Biology: We seek outstanding candidates in Marine Physiology/Cell biology, with a major emphasis on the study of marine eukaryotic organisms and regulatory mechanisms in relation to such organisms and their environment. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cellular and organismal physiology, reproductive physiology (including development), neurobiology, protein biochemistry, and biomaterials. The successful candidate will be committed to engaging and teaching students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, particularly in the new marine biology undergraduate major.

For full description and to apply by September 1, 2015 deadline (note earlier end date), go to:
Assistant Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00842
Associate/Full Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00849

Each position requires separate submission. Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research and teaching are encouraged to submit materials through both links.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach classes, supervise research at both the graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to leadership on issues of equity and diversity. The positions require a PhD degree in a relevant field and a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with the opportunity to have done so at this career level. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, or for junior scholars to have the potential thereof. Our strong preference is for hiring at the level of Assistant Professor for all positions, but appointments at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, including Acting titles) may also be considered. Salary will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be based on the UCSD pay scales.

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

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Manager of Technical Operations, Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: Nanometrics Seismic Inc.

Location: Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Posted: 20 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 09/20/2015

Working Title: Manager of Technical Operations, Seismology
Reports to: CEO: Business Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Based in: Ottawa

Company

Nanometrics is an award winning company providing monitoring solutions and equipment for studying man-made and natural seismicity. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices and representatives world-wide, Nanometrics has over 30 years’ experience, delivering solutions to customers across the globe. Nanometrics real-time and portable systems are utilized by the world’s leading scientific institutions, universities and major corporations. Our pedigree is founded on precision instrumentation, network technology and software applications for seismological and environmental research. We specialize in collecting and analyzing critical real time data for global, regional and local seismic networks. We deliver world-class network design, installation and training services throughout the globe in a safety conscious environment. Position

As the Manager of Technical Operations, Seismology you will lead a team of systems engineers and technologists to provide systems design, installation, training, and support to our seismology division customers. You will travel around the globe to install our seismic systems in remote locations. You will interact with our customers to ensure they have an excellent experience with Nanometrics. You will liaise with our sales team to assist with international tenders and ensure contracts are fulfilled to our customer’s expectations. As the technical lead for the group, you will solve our most challenging technical problems, research new data processing tools, and design complex systems. The position requires an experienced manager who is both technically strong and customer savvy.

Job Duties

  • Manage the systems design, installation, and training of custom seismic monitoring systems for the Nanometrics’ seismology division.
  • Manage technical support and sales support for all seismology division customers.
  • Manage a team of systems engineers and support technologists.
  • Provide technical direction and systems design leadership to the group.
  • Maintain high level contact with existing and potential customers and develop strong relations, driving customer satisfaction with key decision makers.
  • Act as the primary resource on all issues related to execution of systems and services, including planning, cost/budget compliance, on-site execution, and resource allocation.
  • Travel globally to customer sites 4-8 times per year for 1-3 weeks to lead the more challenging installations and training contracts.
  • Provide technical and systems design support for international tender submissions.
  • Manage the support contracts and ensure all contractual obligations are met.
  • Provide customer feedback to other groups to drive product improvements and new product ideas.
  • Ensure Nanometrics seismology operations are in full compliance with Company HSE and Quality systems.
  • Manage and oversee personnel development plans and monitor competency skills of employees in coordination with HR.
  • Hire and train new staff and ensure the group is staffed to meet contractual obligations.

Key Competencies

  • Strong engineering design skills for systems design
  • Technical ability to understand, configure, install complex software systems
  • Capability and interest to master the science of seismic monitoring and earthquake engineering
  • Strong software skills to script new functionality into large software systems
  • Ability to research and deploy new analytical and processing software tools and applications
  • Ability to system design and specify satellite and RF communication systems
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels.
  • Collaborative style towards peers and colleagues.

Requirements

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or sciences
  • Beneficial to have Master’s degree in geosciences
  • 10+ years’ experience in systems engineering
  • 5+ years’ supervisory experience
  • This position requires reasonably extensive international travel to remote locations
  • Proficient in the use of software tools and scripting
  • Proficient in the systems design of complex, real-time, mission critical systems

We offer a fast-moving, informal, fun, hard-working, collaborative environment with minimal hierarchy and the flexibility to maintain an excellent work/life balance.

Resumes by email to: stephaniebeaulieu@nanometrics.ca

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PhD student position in GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Chalmers University of Technology

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted: 17 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 08/30/2015

Curiosity is the driving force behind the research at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and our goals are to find new knowledge about space, our earth and our future energy supply. Through observations of the universe as well as earth, we make predictions about the future and promote sustainable development. To reach our goals, we develop highly sensitive measuring instruments and observational methods, as well as advanced algorithms for data analysis and theoretical models.

The department has roughly 110 employees, divided into seven research groups and one administrative group. We are situated at campus Johanneberg and Onsala Space Observatory.


Information about the division

The PhD position is in the research group for Space Geodesy and Geodynamics at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. The main interests of the research group are geodynamic phenomena and atmospheric processes and the improvement of the associated measurement techniques. We study e.g. the deformation of the Earth’s crust due to mass redistribution, inter- and intra-plate tectonics, loading effects, variations in earth orientation and rotation, and the spatial and temporal variation of atmospheric water vapour. We address these research topics using a variety of observational techniques and the corresponding theoretical work. Currently we use geodetic VLBI, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, gravimeters, tide gauges, and ground based microwave radiometers. We aim at an intensification of our GNSS-R research, in particular under the aspect of latest technological developments and observational trends. Research may be connect with the establishment of a super-tide gauge at the Onsala site. Our main working places are the Onsala Space Observatory, 40 km south of Gothenburg, and Chalmers University of Technology.

Major responsibilities
The successful candidate shall focus on research in GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R). Based on the current installations at the Onsala Space Observatory sea-level retrieval algorithms should be studied and implemented for routine operations. Later on, research should be extended concerning GNSS-R based monitoring of the hydro-, bio- and atmosphere. Moreover, it is anticipated that the PhD student will develop a mobile GNSS-R system which can be mounted at different platforms and eventually be flown on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or in combination with other air-borne instruments. Research will include both, hard- and software development as well as interpretation of the results for the benefit of monitoring geophysical signals.
 
Your major responsibilities as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, primarily in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of your working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. The successful candidate should have a M.Sc. degree in Geodesy, Geophysics, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Engineering Physics or an equivalent education. Courses and/or prior experience in space geodesy, remote sensing, atmospheric sciences, signal processing and statistics are highly relevant and a merit for the position but not a strict requirement. The successful candidate shall have good knowledge in programming and the handling of real-time data-streams. Knowledge in Linux, C/C++, Python and shell scripting would be an asset. Basic knowledge in electronics, signal processing and statistical data analysis is desirable, too. The successful applicant should also be able to communicate efficiently in written and spoken English. She/he shall have a general interest to learn new topics. The successful applicant should be highly motivated for research work, and able to work well both on her/his own and in groups of researchers. Previous research experience shall be well documented in a master's thesis project of high quality. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20150274 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

  1. Application: (Please name the document: APPLICATION, Family name, reference number)
    − CV
    − Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
    − Two references that we can contact.
  2. Personal letter/Qualifications: (Please name the document as: QUALIFICATIONS, family name, ref. number) 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
    − Previous research fields and main research results.
    − Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
  3. Other:
    − Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
    − Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please apply here. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: August 30, 2015

For questions, please contact:
Rüdiger Haas, rudiger.haas@chalmers.se
Thomas Hobiger, thomas.hobiger@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   

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Postdoctoral Position in Global Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Arizona

Location: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 17 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 08/07/2015

The University of Arizona Department of Geosciences invites applications for a one-year (renewable for a 2nd year) appointment as a Postdoctoral Scientist in Global Seismology. The research will be directed towards an improved understanding of lithospheric and mantle processes associated with the South America subduction zone and the Andes using broadband seismology. A PhD in geophysics is required. Position open until filled with the review process starting Aug. 1, 2015.

Applicants should apply for job number P20005 on the University of Arizona website:: https://uacareers.com/

Applications should include a CV, short statement of research intersts, and names, e-mails and phone numbers of three referees. For additional information contact Susan Beck (sbeck@email.arizona.edu), Department of Geosciences, Gould Simpson Building, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Passive Seismic Exploration in Oslo – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: CEED Oslo

Location: Norway
Posted: 15 Jul 2015

The spectacular Lusi eruption started in NE Java, Indonesia on the 29th of May 2006 after a M6.3 earthquake struck near Yogyakarta, about 250 km away. Initially, several gas and mud eruption sites appeared along the reactivated strike-slip Watukosek fault system and within weeks several villages were submerged by boiling mud. The most prominent eruption site was named Lusi. Lusi is possibly the youngest sedimentary-hosted hydrothermal system on Earth and is located a few kilometers to the NE of the Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex. To date Lusi is still active and erupts gas, water, mud and rock fragments. Gas and water data show that the plumbing system of Lusi is connected with the neighboring Arjuna-Welirang volcanic complex.

In order to understand how frequent seismicity affects the Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex, the Watukosek fault system, and the ongoing Lusi eruption site, we deployed 30 seismic stations (short-period and broadband) in the East Java basin. This will shed light on the ongoing seismic activity beneath the Arjuno-Weliran-Lusi complex. The network is currently operating and will acquire data for at least one year.

The main goal of the candidate will be to exploit this dataset to provide more information about the subsurface structure of this region. Ideally, he/she will:

• Use the acquired seismic data to perform an ambient noise tomography

• Highlight the occurrence of the Watukosek Fault system by identifying temporal variations of seismic velocity and/or waveform coherence to reveal preferential fluid migration paths in the subsurface ?

• Combine seismic studies with other available geophysical data (i.e. resistivity and magnetotelluric measurements) to better constraint the subsurface structure of the Arjuno-Welirang-Lusi complex.

Qualifications

We invite applications from geophysicists and seismologists in the field of passive seismic experiments who are interested in the understanding of geothermal environments and large-scale geological systems. We particularly encourage researchers working on ambient noise correlations and joint inversion of geophysical data but broader profiles will also be considered. The Postdoctoral candidate will be based at the CEED of Oslo and will be involved in a close cooperation with several international institutes: Adriano Mazzini (CEED, Oslo), Matteo Lupi (University of Geneva), Anne Obermann, (ETH Zurich), and researchers at BMKG Indonesia. For more information please contact: adriano.mazzini@geo.uio.no or matteo.lupi@erdw.ethz.ch or anne.obermann@sed.ethz.ch.

Requirements

• Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in, Geophysics, Physics, Geosciences, Informatics or Mathematics.

• The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

• Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for postdoctoral fellowship positions.

• A good command of English is required.

Salary Position code 1352 (Postdoc), Pay Grade: 57-65 (from 482 800 to 559 600 NOK/year, depending on qualifications and seniority)

The application must include:

• Application letter

• Outline of a research plan or research interests

• CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work , and other qualifying activity)

• Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records

• A complete list of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

• Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The fellowship is for a period of 2 years.

The starting date is open for discussion with Adriano Mazzini but preferably in August-September 2015.

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. The application with attachments MUST be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit from the link on the bottom of the page here:
http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1401952/97031?iso=no

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Postdoc Opportunity at the University of Oregon – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Oregon

Location: Eugene, OR
Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Closing Date: 08/15/2015

A two-year postdoctoral position in seismology and/or fault mechanics is available in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The project specifics are flexible however the ideal candidate will synthesize observations and numerical modeling of slow slip. Specific goals for the first year of will be designed based on the mutual interests of the postdoc and mentors (Amanda Thomas and Alan Rempel). The position is open immediately, but start dates as late as early 2016 are possible. If you are interested please send a CV, short statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to amthomas@uoregon.edu. The application deadline is August 15, 2015.

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PhD position in Paleoseismology – PhD Opportunity

Employer: GEOAZUR Laboratory, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur,

Location: Nice, France
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 08/18/2015

Thesis Title: LiDAR and PLEIADES: a new era of remote sensing data to explore the earthquake memory of faults.

In the last few years, there has been a revolution in the remote-sensing domain, with the launch of new satellites such as PLEIADES and the development of new airborne data such as LIDAR. In the framework of an ANR French scientific project (CENTURISK, PI: I. Manighetti), we have acquired a dense, unique LiDAR and PLEIADES dataset on some of the largest seismogenic faults worldwide (giant strike-slip faults of New Zealand). The PhD research will build upon these unique dataset to explore the earthquake memory of the giant faults. LiDAR data have the unique capacity to provide high-resolution measures of the ground topography (generally ~0.2-1 m et 10-20 cm in horizontal and vertical), even in zones covered with vegetation where no observation or measure could ever be made. PLEIADES optical images are acquired in stereo or tri-stereo, and this provides the unique capacity to recover the 3D topography at high resolution (1 to a few m). The new LiDAR and PLEIADES data thus comb! ine to offer an unprecedented vision of the Earth topography and morphology, at very high resolution.

Observed at such a high-resolution, the ground morphology might reveal the traces that large prehistorical earthquakes have imprinted at the Earth surface (see Manighetti et al., JGR 2015). These traces are extremely important to decipher because they are the unique memory the Earth has kept of the ancient large earthquakes that stroke it. In turn, getting information on these past earthquakes is extremely important because this information might allow determining the magnitudes the large earthquakes got in the past; these magnitudes are those we might expect in the future, and those we must prepare for.

The PhD is dedicated to recover the past earthquake slips on four giant faults (i.e., paleoseismology) and examine whether coseismic slip amounts depend on specific fault properties (see Manighetti et al., EPSL 2007). The work will have two sides: 1) a methodological side, dedicated to developing appropriate processing tools of the LiDAR (discrimination of ground return points, measure of resolution, development of a code to perform fault offset measurements in 3D, etc) and the PLEIADES data (adaptation of a code to measure 3D topography from stereo and tri-stereo PLEIADES optical images); 2) an analytical side, dedicated to applying the processing tools to analyze the LiDAR and PLEIADES data, identify and measure the fault displacements preserved in the morphology, recover the past earthquake slips, infer their magnitudes, and examine their links with fault properties. The work thus includes remote sensing and data processing, morphological and tectonic analyses, and seismological interpretations. One or two field trips to New Zealand will be necessary to calibrate the obtained digital topographic models and some of the measured fault displacements. Therefore, the candidate should have interest and skills together in remote sensing and active tectonics.

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Assistant Professor position in Geophysics at Department of Earth Science, UCSB – Job Opening

Employer: University of California

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 10/01/2015

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics, starting July 1, 2016. We seek an innovative geophysicist who investigates solid Earth processes with modern geophysical data and/or simulation methods. All areas of technical expertise will be considered, with preference for seismology, geodesy, and/or numerical modeling. We seek candidates who complement our current research program and integrate tectonics and geophysics.

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

Applicants should submit a PDF containing a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments, and the contact information of three referees who will provide letters. Applicants should request that the three referees send letters of evaluation by October 1st, 2015. The application file and letters of reference should be submitted to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2015. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by this date.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Postdoctoral position in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: IMSIA - CNRS

Location: Paris-Saclay
Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 08/16/2015

This postdoc position is part of the European Project NUGENIA+ LOSSVAR. It is the aim of the project to properly model local subsoil variability by means of random fields and to investigate the impact on structural response and surface ground motion spatial variability. LOSSVAR will implement probabilistic numerical SSI models and evaluate the impact on the expected seismic margin and safety factors in probabilistic risk assessment. The proper distinction of random spatial soil variability and epistemic uncertainty is one of the keys to reduce uncertainty. Moreover, the project will implement a V&V procedure including small-scale laboratory tests, benchmarking and sensitivity analysis.

Qualifications
The candidate has to have a strong background in the field of Soil-structure interaction, numerical FEM analysis, and programming (Python). Knowledge in stochastic dynamics, uncertainty propagation and sensitivity analysis would be a plus. Ideally, he/she should have a first experience in the development of Code_Aster.

More information can be found on http://www.code-aster.org/V2/spip.php?article865

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Natural Hazards Scientific Data Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: CIRES/University of Colorado

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 8 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 08/08/2015

The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI, formerly NGDC) is hiring a Professional Research Associate through the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The successful candidate will serve as the Natural Hazards Scientific Data Specialist and will work directly with the Historical Hazards lead scientist to manage the foremost authoritative databases on global tsunami, earthquake and volcanic eruption events.

For more information and to apply, please see job posting here: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/101851

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Seismologist - Senior Scientist – Job Opening

Employer: Aon plc

Location: Chicago, IL
Posted: 29 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/29/2015

Job Description: We have an exciting position for a Senior Scientist - Seismologist. This role will report within our Aon Benfield division and be located in Chicago, IL.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Developing stochastic event sets and ground shaking models for different areas of the world, especially USA, using detailed USGS hazard procedures and other published methods.

• Incorporating site response characteristics, such as soil effects for shallow earthquakes and near-field response.

• Knowledge of earthquake secondary perils such as tsunami, liquefaction, land sliding and FFE is desirable.

• Knowledge of vulnerability analysis and processing of large damage datasets to develop bespoke damage curves is an advantage.

• Perform detailed statistical and data analysis for re/insurance risk analysis for ground shaking and collateral perils, using large and complex datasets, and combination of SQL, FORTRAN, R, Python or Matlab.Knowledge of GIS software ESRI ArcGIS is desirable.

• Solid experience in writing codes for R&D model development projects in languages such as Python, FORTRAN and/or MATLAB and/or C# and R.

• Performing detailed catastrophe risk portfolio analysis using ELEMENTS, generating results, using SQL database and tools effectively, interpret and present the results internally.

• Preparing documentation and reports showing the results of the analysis, to be included in the R&D presentations to the clients.

• The catastrophe model developer senior seismologist will actively be collaborating with software development teams in all aspects of the model development and implementing the methodologies developed by the R&D group at IF.

• Familiarity with insurance and reinsurance is a plus.

• Provide critical analysis of modelling results for internal validation of models and explaining results to clients when needed. MINIMUM SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

• At least 4 years’ experience directly in earthquake hazard catastrophe model development following graduate school.

• Postgraduate degree in seismology, structural/geotechnical engineering or related disciplines.

• Excellent understanding of the USGS earthquake hazard program.

• Exceptional analytical, technical and critical thinking skills.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Proven execution skills and ability to effectively manage multiple project/deliverables.

• Proven record of capability to work in a team effectively and respect team work environment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION

• MSc required.

• PhD is desirable.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit aon.com for more information on Aon and aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership with Manchester United.

Aon offers competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, continuing education & training, a unique internal advancement program, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

All positions at Aon require an applicant who has accepted an offer to undergo a background check. The checks run are based on the nature of the position. Background checks may include some or all of the following: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that you will be required to undergo a background check should you be made an offer. You also understand that the offer is contingent upon successful completion of the background check and results consistent with Aon's employment policies. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Aon's professionals are unwavering in their client focus and integrity. We promote diversity, professional development, frugality and stewardship, applying a disciplined non-bureaucratic approach to help our clients realize their business potential. Drawing on our experienced team as a competitive advantage, Aon employees have the freedom to take risks, foster innovation, champion for change and replicate best practices.

For more information about Aon Corporation, visit our website at http://www.aon.com.

Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

DISCLAIMER:

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: AIR Worldwide

Location: Boston, MA
Posted: 18 May 2015

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry. Main responsibilities, but not limited to:
• Construct regional seismicity models by processing and integrating various earthquake related information o Collect and analyze regional earthquake catalog data, paleoseismic data, faults slip rates, and regional geodetic data o Collect and analyze geologic and geotechnical information for site response analysis o Review and evaluate ground motion prediction equation and recorded data from past earthquake to construct regional earthquake ground motion models
• Present AIR model to clients and at meetings. Prepare technical and nontechnical documents on models and earthquake related issues.
• Participate in routine maintenance of models and answering clients questions.
• Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Solid comprehension of at least two of the following: o Experience in regional seismicity studies o Experience in subduction related earthquake hazard studies o Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis o Characterization of shallow site condition and site response analysis
• Knowledge of probabilistic analysis techniques
• Proficiency in scientific programming languages, including Fortran and C++ 3+ years of experience
• Ability and willingness to develop regional seismic hazard models by collecting and processing earthquake related data, running/writing seismicity related computer codes, and documenting and presenting the results
• Ability to read and interpret surface geology maps a plus
• Risk modeling experience a plus
• GIS knowledge a plus

Requirements
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• 2+ years of practical experience
• M.S. or Ph.D. in seismology or related field

http://www.air-worldwide.com/Careers/Search-Open-Positions/?jvi=ogmm0fwI,Job

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Computational Earthquake Seismology (Two positions) – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: KAUST

Location: Saudi Arabia
Posted: 14 May 2015

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

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

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

Homepage: http://ces.kaust.edu.sa/

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

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

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry – Job Opening

Employer: University of Nevada Reno

Location: Reno, NV
Posted: 19 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 08/15/2015

University of Nevada Reno
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an earth scientist for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in high-temperature earth processes. We seek an outstanding scientist who combines field, laboratory and modeling investigations and will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the petrological and/or geochemical evolution of Earth's crust and/or mantle. The applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education. The specific field of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who would complement and interact with our existing strengths in the structural and metamorphic evolution of the lithosphere, economic geology, geothermal systems, and natural hazards. Interested applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire. The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology.

Applications are due by August 15th, 2015 and review will begin shortly after. All interested applicants should view the application and submit their materials at: http://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17132

Materials that will need to be uploaded include a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three letters of reference. We are hoping to fill the position by January 1st, 2016. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Stacia Gordon, at staciag@unr.edu. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Director of New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – Job Opening

Employer: State of New Mexico

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 19 Mar 2015

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM, is seeking a new director and state geologist.

The bureau, with ~60 employees, is a prominent research and service division of New Mexico Tech and serves as the state geological survey, with a long-standing reputation for excellence in research, service, and outreach. Our mission includes research on the geologic framework of the state, with an emphasis on applied geoscience evaluation of water and energy resources. The bureau works closely with the university academic divisions as well as many state agencies.

Full details of the position and information regarding application procedures may be found at http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/DirectorSearch and at www.nmt.edu/hr-jobs-at-nmt.

For more information about the application process, contact JoAnn Salome in Human Resources at 575-835-5955 (JSalome@admin.nmt.edu). For more information about the position itself, c contact Warren Ostergren, search committee chair, at 575-835-5363 (warreno@nmt.edu).

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Location: Livermore, CA
Posted: 19 Mar 2015

NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB
The Atmospheric Earth and Energy Division in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform research on induced seismicity related to subsurface injection. Specific topics of interest include: improved microseismic monitoring and analysis techniques, statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting microseismic data, probabilistic techniques for seismic risk assessment and uncertainty quantification, techniques for correlating observed seismicity with fluid injection rates and volumes, and approaches to improve detection of hazardous faults in the subsurface. This is a joint posting between LLNL?s Seismology and Computational Geosciences Groups. The successful candidate will be expected to apply their expertise to ongoing geothermal energy, geologic carbon storage, waste fluid disposal, or unconventional oil and gas projects. The position requires a background in seismology, a working knowledge of computer programming, and experience in geomechanics or reservoir engineering. The successful applicant will have access to LLNL's extensive computer facilities and field data. Will interact with professional colleagues, mid-level management and sponsors across and outside of the Laboratory. The position will report either to the Seismology or Computational Geosciences Group leader.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Conduct original research in seismology related to induced seismicity and reservoir geomechanics.
- Organize and analyze large data sets from ongoing field operations.
- Publish both programmatic reports and peer-reviewed publications summarizing research findings. Present results at program meetings and research conferences.
- Work as part of a scientific team, interacting with seismologists, geologists, reservoir engineers, statisticians, physicists, and computer scientists to design and implement high-impact research.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Recent PhD in seismology, geomechanics, or associated engineering fields.
- Demonstrated familiarity with geophysical monitoring and/or modeling of subsurface reservoirs.
- Demonstrated understanding of the geomechanical behavior of subsurface reservoirs and the underlying physical processes leading to induced seismicity.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate novel solutions to seismology and/or geomechanical problems.
- Demonstrated fundamental written and verbal communication skills. Experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.
- Experience with computer systems and modern programming languages.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a team of interdisciplinary scientists.

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Experience analyzing microseismic data and other field datasets.
- Experience with statistical seismology, probabilistic risk assessment methods, and/or uncertainty quantification techniques.
- Experience modeling fluid flow in the subsurface, geomechanical behavior of faults, or seismic wave propagation.
- Experience with numerical methods, particularly finite difference, finite volume, or finite element techniques.
- Experience with forward and inverse modeling of subsurface problems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: None required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level: None.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For additional information and to apply, please see Job ID: 12925 at https://careers.llnl.gov/postdocs.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Location: Livermore, CA
Posted: 18 Mar 2015

Job ID: 12925

The Atmospheric Earth and Energy Division in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform research on induced seismicity related to subsurface injection. Specific topics of interest include: improved microseismic monitoring and analysis techniques, statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting microseismic data, probabilistic techniques for seismic risk assessment and uncertainty quantification, techniques for correlating observed seismicity with fluid injection rates and volumes, and approaches to improve detection of hazardous faults in the subsurface. This is a joint posting between LLNL’s Seismology and Computational Geosciences Groups. The successful candidate will be expected to apply their expertise to ongoing geothermal energy, geologic carbon storage, waste fluid disposal, or unconventional oil and gas projects. The position requires a background in seismology, a working knowledge of computer programming, and experience in geomechanics or reservoir engineering. The successful applicant will have access to LLNL's extensive computer facilities and field data. The successful applicant will interact with professional colleagues, mid-level management and sponsors across and outside of the Laboratory. The position will report either to the Seismology or Computational Geosciences Group leader.

For additional information and to apply, please see Job ID: 12925 at https://careers.llnl.gov/postdocs.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Station Specialist - Lower 48 / Station Specialist - Alaska – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: TBD
Posted: 24 Feb 2015

Department: USArray Transportable Array (TA)

Reports To: Transportable Array Manager, Transportable Array Chief of Operations, and when in Alaska, the Station Deployment Coordinator

Employee Status: Full-Time

Office Location: TBD, lower-48 U.S. with required summer-time seasonal work out of Anchorage, AK

Summary of Responsibilities: Station Specialists are the field engineering support for the EarthScope USArray Transportable Array. The position supports the TA Chief of Operations to maintain legacy TA and CEUSN stations operating throughout the Lower-48 U.S. and the Station Deployment Coordinator to carry out the installation of the TA deployment in Alaska and western Canada, based from the Array Operations Center (AOC) in Anchorage, AK.

Station Specialists perform in the role of Field Engineer, and may perform other duties related to equipment preparation and inventory depending on the individual and situation. The position includes 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, logistical support.

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

Field Engineer

Responsibilities

* Preparation of field and construction equipment prior to mobilization.

* Provides input on the design, fabrication, integration, testing, documentation, and repair of hardware and software necessary to support to remote seismic installations.

* Maintains inventory, tools and documentation.

* Provides field support in both the lead and support capacity

*Construction of structural, power and communication systems for autonomous stations.

* Testing and evaluation of station electronics, including seismometers, data loggers, power systems and other sensors and electronics.

Secondary Functions:

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

2. Host visitors and press at office or remote field locations as related public outreach.

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. 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 (75% of the time, during the summer), 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 wilderness survival practices, emergency first aid, and personal protective equipment. Any Bear awareness and firearms training should be notes in the application.

Educational/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 of 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 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.

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.

To Apply For This Position:

Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three References. Applications without all three documents will be considered. Please forward all documentation to HR@iris.edu with the Subject Line" Station Specialist-Lower-48"

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Alaska Station Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Anchorage, AK
Posted: 19 Feb 2015

Summary of Responsibilities:
Station Specialist in Alaska are the field engineering 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 Engineer, and/or Field Team Lead, and may perform other duties related to equipment preparation and inventory depending on the individual. The position includes 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 to 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 (ie. construction tools and materials, station hardware), personnel, and logistical support.

2. Work with other AOC-TA team 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.

Field Engineer
Responsibilities
*Preparation of field and construction equipment prior to mobilization.
*Provides input on the design, fabrication, integration, testing, documentation, and repair of hardware and software necessary to support to remote seismic installations.
*Maintains inventory, tools and documentation.
*Provides field support in both the lead and support capacity.
*Construction of structural, power and communication systems for autonomous stations.
*Testing and evaluation of station electronics, including seismometers, data loggers, power systems and other sensors and electronics.

Construction support
*Preparation and maintenance of lightweight drilling equipment for remote field operations.
*Assistance in station construction activities, including drilling assistant and depending on experience, drill operator and management of routine drill maintenance and drill rig readiness for field deployment for small fleet of up to four helicopter portable drill rigs.

Field Crew 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 to Field Operations Manager. Location: Deployed at hubs/base locations

Secondary Functions:
1. Prepare equipment for field deployments, test new equipment or configurations.

2. Host visitors and press at office or remote field locations as related public outreach.

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. 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, date telemetry devices, including cameras, and importing photos to documents and online folders.

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

Educational/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 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.

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.

When Applying:
Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and three References. Those who do not supply the following requested documents will not be considered. Please forward all documents to HR@iris.edu.

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