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PhD study opportunities in geophysics in New Zealand – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Victoria University

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 07/01/2015

PhD students are sought to work on several seismological and geophysical topics in the School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW; http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees). The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology, and most PhD projects involve a component of fieldwork somewhere exciting and close collaboration with GNS Science or other New Zealand research organisations.

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.

Alpine Fault seismology, structure, and hydrogeology • several studies addressing the structure and evolution of the Alpine Fault in the South Island are underway, including analysis of data collected during Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP) experiments in 2011 and 2014 and on-going analysis of tremor, low-frequency earthquakes, and earthquake triggering. Students interested in conducting PhD research on seismological, structural, or hydrogeological topics are encouraged to contact us. Additionally, an MSc by thesis scholarship focused on Alpine Fault seismicity has been funded: details are available at http://tinyurl.com/AlpineFault-MSc.

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). A recent earthquake sequence in Cook Strait and the northern South Island has provided a new set of data for a PhD student to analyse in conjunction with active-source data. 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.

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 detect and interpret changes in the magmatic system underneath volcanoes in New Zealand and overseas.

Seismological studies of geothermal areas • in collaboration with Mighty River Power, a large electricity generator, we are working on several projects focused on seismicity and structure in active geothermal fields. 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 of geothermal fields via seismic wave analysis.

Geophysical statistics • students are sought to work on statistically robust methods of seismological analysis applied, particularly, to the automatic determination of S arrival times, seismic anisotropy, and earthquake focal mechanisms.

Seismicity and tectonics of southern South Island • the thick crust and lithosphere underlying the central Otago region, together with widespread seismicity and geological evidence for recent, regional uplift, suggest deformation is widespread in southernmost New Zealand, particularly at deeper levels in the lithosphere. This PhD project will involve the continued operation of a recently installed micro-earthquake array as a tool to investigate the tectonics of this region.

Regional tectonic evolution and structure of offshore Zealandia • 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.

Tectonic geodesy • students with skills in GPS/GNSS/InSAR/gravimetry are encouraged to inquire about current opportunities to work on aspects of interseismic deformation, vertical deformation, and the characterization of short-term transients.

The next deadline for PhD scholarship applications is 1 July 2015 in New Zealand: successful scholarship applicants receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments for a term of three years. Students should have completed an MSc degree prior to commencing study: competition for scholarships is fierce, and successful applicants will likely have high undergraduate GPAs in one or more of mathematics, physics, geology, or geophysics, and, ideally, a track record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with experience. The next application deadline after July is 1 November 2015.

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 above provides full details.)

Students wishing to apply should also contact John Townend (john.townend@vuw.ac.nz, http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees/about/staff/john-townend) to discuss project options.

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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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Lamont Assistant Research Professor position – Job Opening

Employer: Columbia University

Location: Palisades, NY
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 07/19/2015

Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Quaternary Climate Science

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position in Quaternary climate science. The successful candidate will have developed an innovative, externally funded research program in Quaternary climate studies that includes fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Candidates with experience in the application of isotopic tools and cosmogenic surface dating techniques to investigate the expansion and retreat of ice sheets and glaciers are particularly encouraged. Field experience and an understanding of glacial geology will be important qualifications.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in a related field by the time of appointment. Candidates with 2-3 years postdoctoral experience in a related field will be preferred. Interested candidates should provide a CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, list of funded projects and pending proposals, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Applications should be submitted online at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61087 by 19 July 2015.

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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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Postdoctoral research position in Seismology, University of Strasbourg – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Strasbourg

Location: Strasbourg, France
Posted: 8 Jun 2015
Closing Date: 07/01/2015

Title: Micro-seismicity in the Marmara Sea: a unique tracer for North Anatolian Fault deformation

Administrative information
Location: Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (EOST), France
Duration: 24 months (start: July 1st, 2015)
Advisors: O. Lengliné (MCF UNISTRA), J. Schmittbuhl (DR CNRS), H. Karabulut (visiting professor at EOST)
Contact: Olivier.lengline@unistra.fr, Jean.Schmittbuhl@unistra.fr
Address: IPGS, 5 rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg, France

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a motivation letter, recommendation letters, names and contact details of two referees

Description:
Istanbul is built on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, near the western part of the North Anatolian Fault (NAF), one of the most active continental faults in the world that limits two tectonic plates, Eurasia and Anatolia. This two thousand kilometers long fault has been the locus of nine major earthquakes since 1939. These earthquakes migrated westward into a unique spatio-temporal sequence where the last two major earthquakes (M 7.4 and M 7.2) occurred in 1999. It results that today, the Marmara region is a major seismic gap.

Starting in 2007, a dedicated local network has been progressively installed around the Marmara Sea in order to monitor the present day seismic activity of the region. This network is complemented with data from the permanent Turkish networks and the recent MARSITE network. Therefore, numerous data have been acquired in the past years and are still being recorded, producing a unique dataset for the region. We propose to exploit the acquired data in order to resolve important questions related to the local tectonic environment. The diversity of the fault structures and the important earthquake activity renders this area a good natural site for studying earthquakes and creeping mechanisms. The aim of the post-doc will be dedicated to explore several aspects of the seismicity, notably: identifying precisely the active fault structures of the Marmara region from finely located seismicity, characterizing earthquake source mechanisms, and estimating micro-earthquake statistics (e.g. b-values, clustering, and seismicity rates). Extensive search for repeating events will also be performed. All observations will be discussed to highlight the possible locked and creeping portions of the Main Marmara Fault. How earthquakes are related to creeping phase and if this can be related to seismicity burst, will be addressed by linking fault properties (rheology, nature of rocks, morphology) to the statistical properties of the seismicity and triggering efficiency. Comparisons with geodetic measurements will be tested and results will be compare to the San Andreas Fault, which is more directly accessible for direct creep measurements.

We will also investigate the nucleation process of the major regional earthquakes (presence of foreshocks, acceleration of seismicity, inference of slow slip, ...) and characterize how the seismicity vanishes at the brittle-ductile transition depth. The post-doctoral fellow will make extensive use of the earthquake database in order to characterize the various aspect of the seismicity. He/She will therefore provide new insights about the recent evolution of this important regional seismic gap.

Expected background: Seismology, seismic signal analysis, seismo-tectonics, fault mechanics, general programming/scripting skills

References:
[1] H. Karabulut, J. Schmittbuhl, S. Özalaybey, O. Lengliné, A. Kömeç-Multu, V. Durand, M. Bouchon, G. Daniel, , and M.P. Bouin. Evolution of the seismicity in the eastern marmara sea a decade before and after the 17 august 1999 izmit earthquake. Tectonophysics, 510(1-2):17-27, 2011. [2] M. Bouchon, H. Karabulut, M. Aktar, S. Özalaybey, J. Schmittbuhl, and M.P. Bouin. Extended nucleation of the 1999 mw 7.6 izmit earthquake. Science, 82:877-880, 2011.

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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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Position in Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Posted: 29 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/29/2015

This position is offered in the context of a European Consortium consisting of seismologists and hydrogeologists. It gives the chance to study phenomena of seismic deformation and fluid flow, and the interrelation between the two, collaborating with research groups in Europe and overseas, and with industry. The work of the applicant will focus on microseismicity in a reservoir environment, and seismic hazard. Goals are to better understand the occurrence of the seismicity, its spatio-temporal behaviour, and how it relates with subsurface fluids. The particular context is that of shale gas development, where recent examples have shown enhanced microseismicity.

The applicant will have occasion to review the current practice of seismological (and more broadly geophysical) monitoring and imaging, to discuss the techniques, and to study potential enhancements – to help formulate mitigation strategies for the associated seismic hazard, reducing potential environmental footprints. We will analyse recent examples of induced seismicity, in already documented cases, and by data processing and analysis. Traveling to learn about, and discuss, the latest techniques of detection, location, and imaging is an important ingredient of the project, as is the interaction with hydrogeologists.

Other important topics in our research context are seismic hazard more generally, nuclear verification, regional geodynamics, and the ongoing AlpArray experiment. Interaction with those research programs is possible and desirable.

The Vienna region offers, beside interesting opportunities for research and application, particularly high quality of life.

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

Your Profile: We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague, ideally with a doctoral degree in seismology or rock physics. Experienced candidates are particularly welcome. In exceptional circumstances a candidate without a PhD may also be hired. Ability to work in a group is a requirement. Willingness to supervise students is a plus, as is an interest in taking part in seismological field experiments. Knowledge of the German language is not required, but represents an advantage. We expect an interest in developing new techniques of subsurface imaging for questions of industrial practice.

The employment contract will be for two years, initially. Screening of applicants will begin on June 1, 2015.

Your application should contain CV, list of publications, your research interests, a motivation letter, your desired begin data, as well as names and addresses of three potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation.

Please send your application to Herta.Gassner@univie.ac.at . For further information, you may contact Prof. Götz Bokelmann (+43-1-4277-53720, Goetz.Bokelmann@univie.ac.at )

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

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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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Citations Researcher for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 18 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/12/2015

IRIS (www.iris.edu) seeks a Citations Researcher to research a number of journals, abstracts, and other resources that contain citations related to IRIS. IRIS requires journal review on a quarterly and annual basis, as well as the identification of publications by IRIS staff, if any. This position can be performed remotely and does not require relocation. Compensation is $50/hour up to a total of 400 hours, not to exceed $20,000.

This position is open to early career researchers only, and is on an annual contract with possible extension. All information regarding the position can be found in the attached PDF document. Proposals for this position are due on 12 June 2015 by 8 am Eastern via email to spo@iris.edu. Any questions can be referred to Mr. Rob Woolley at spo@iris.edu by 25 May 2015.

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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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Postdoc in Computational and Applied Geophysics Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Memorial Univ of Newfoundland

Location: St. John's, NL, CANADA
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/14/2015

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position within the Computational and Applied Geophysics Group (CAGG), in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Alison Malcolm, with a research focus on novel methods for locating microseismic events, and understanding their implications on the stress field. Duties will include design and analysis of location algorithms, as well as their implementation in a high-performance computing environment, and the interpretation of the results in a geophysical context. The project is in collaboration with both industrial partners and colleagues in the mathematics department, as such the successful candidate will also be expected to interact on a regular basis with other CAGG faculty as well as a second postdoc supported in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (see http://www.esd.mun.ca/~farq/cagg.html). A desired, but flexible, start date of September 1, 2015 is expected.

The position is available for up to four years, with annual renewal subject to funding and performance. The minimum annual salary will be in accordance with MUN-LUMUN Collective Agreement on Behalf of Postdoctoral Fellows, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A PhD and relevant expertise in geophysics is expected, with experience with microseismic data and algorithms preferred. Previous interdisciplinary project experience, particularly in areas of the mathematics and scientific computing, is a plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV, and names and email addresses of three references directly to Dr. Malcolm (amalcolm@mun.ca). Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Memorial University is one of the two largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. The city of St John's is also home to a dynamic local petroleum industry, with which the successful candidate will have ample opportunity to interact.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Network Manager Position for the Pennsylvania State Seismic Network – Job Opening

Employer: Penn State

Location: University Park, PA
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/30/2015

The Department of Geosciences at Penn State University, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, seeks a full time network manager to construct, operate and maintain a 30-station real time broadband seismic network. Qualified candidates will hold a MS or PhD degree in a relevant field or a BS degree and have several years of relevant work experience. The manager will expand the current 10-station network (_PENN network code) to 30 stations by upgrading 20 temporary stations. After completing the network upgrade, the manager will operate and maintain the network, determine event locations and magnitudes for events within Pennsylvania, and maintain a web site about seismicity in Pennsylvania. In addition, the manager will be responsible for conducting follow up investigations of seismic events of interest to the DCNR using a small number of portable seismographs.

Interested candidates can apply at https://psu.jobs/job/57393 and should upload a cover letter and CV, and include contact information for three references.

This is a fixed-term appointment, initially for one year from date of hire but with a good possibility of contract renewal. Please note that this is a benefit eligible position. For additional information, please contact Prof. Andy Nyblade (nyblade@psu.edu). The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date for this position is July 1, 2015.

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

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

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Two Research Fellows in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Univ of

Location: Southampton, UK
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/15/2015

Location: Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Salary: Both Positions from ?28695
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 15th June 2015
Interview Date: 13-14th July 2015

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK?s top 10 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality), Ocean and Earth Science are looking to appoint two Research Fellows in the Geology and Geophysics Research Group. You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students (http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/). The two fellowships will be in:

1. Marine Electromagnetics (5 year position) ? focus on building on the successful Southampton EM Lab and delivering on three newly won grants: EU Blue Mining, NERC PI-LAB, and ERC EURO-LAB. This extended Fellowship will be strongly encouraged to also develop their own research strands and to link with colleagues both within the group, across NOCS and the broader national and international geophysics communities.

2. Passive Seismology (up to 2 Years) ? play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the properties that define a tectonic plate. As part of this role the Fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project. The fellow will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 ? 40 My old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment, in situ seismic-MT joint inversions, and/or developing full-waveform inversions of anisotropic structures based on data and geodynamic modelling. In addition to supporting these projects the Fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology. Interaction with international collaborators is key, since broad impact will be attained by integrating seismic and MT results and incorporating a wide range of seismic resolutions. Start date is 2 January 2016 with some flexibility.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/projects/passive-imaging-of-the-lithosphere-asthenosphere-boundary.page

Details of the funding projects and other associated work can be found in the ?High Resolution Marine Geophysics and Geotechnics?, ?Methane Hydrates? and ?Global to Local Tectonics? Research Projects section of the blog. http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/research-projects/

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Group, Dr Justin Dix (jkd@noc.soton.ac.uk) for the Marine Electromagnetics position and Dr. Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert@soton.ac.uk) for the Passive Seismology position.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed application form online at http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/. Please include your CV and Publication list. 3 references will be required if you are successful at shortlisting, so please provide 3 referees on your application form. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649 Please quote vacancy reference numbers 560515HN and 560615HN respectively on all correspondence.

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Two Research Positions in Earth System Science (including seismology) at IDL, Portugal – Job Opening

Employer: University of Lisbon

Location: Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/14/2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

TWO RESEARCH POSITIONS

IDL, an Associate Laboratory hosted by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, is seeking candidates for two Research positions in any scientific field covered by its research plans. 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 must hold a PhD degree in a relevant subject, and a record of at least 5 years of peer-reviewed publications after the PhD.

More information: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=60269

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Staff Scientist/Data Specialist – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Tech - IRIS/PASSCAL

Location: Socorro, NM
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/14/2015

Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Data Specialist

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 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 067, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Employment Opportunity at IRIS PASSCAL: Data Specialist

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 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 067, 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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Postdoctoral research position in Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Yonsei University

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/14/2015

The seismology and geophysics group of Yonsei University, South Korea invites applications for one or two postdoctoral research positions in the field of seismology. We welcome candidates from any fields of seismology including but not limited to volcano seismology, regional wave propagation, seismic source studies, seismic anisotropy, seismic attenuation, seismic discrimination of nuclear explosions, strong motions, seismic tomography, and computational seismology. The initial appointment is for one year, which can be renewable. The position will remain open until filled. Yonsei University is a premier university in Korea, located in Seoul. The salary will be commensurate with his or her experience. The start dates are negotiable. Applicants should submit a CV with research interests and the names and contact information of three referees. The application materials or inquiries should be directed to Professor Tae-Kyung Hong.

Professor Tae-Kyung Hong, Yonsei University, Department of Earth System Sciences, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, South Korea

E-mail: tkhong@yonsei.ac.kr Homepage: http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr

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USGS reflection seismic processor position – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Lakewood, CO
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/01/2015

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.

Application information is available at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403323900.

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Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Field Engineer – Job Opening

Employer: IRIS/PASSCAL / NM Tech

Location: Socorro, NM, the Arctic & Antarctica
Posted: 14 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/14/2015

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Engineer. The positions primary responsibility is to support Polar research both in the field and in the lab. Duties include: engineering, building, scheduling, preparing, and shipping equipment; field support both in the Arctic and Antarctic; development of specialized equipment for cold, dark environments; produce and maintain documentation and web content related to Polar support; and user training.

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 Polar Project Field Engineer Staff Search, c/o Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 066, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. The position will be open until filled.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required in Electrical Engineering. Willingness to travel to Antarctica and the Arctic is required. Experience with field data-collection systems; wireless communications, installation and network design; DC power systems; time series data formats; Electrical or Mechanical or Structural engineering design; and seismological fieldwork are desirable.

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Postdoctoral research position in seismology,Yonsei University, South Korea – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Tae-Kyung Hong

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posted: 10 May 2015
Closing Date: 07/10/2015

The seismology and geophysics group of Yonsei University, South Korea invites applications for one or two postdoctoral research positions in the field of seismology. We welcome candidates from any fields of seismology including but not limited to volcano seismology, regional wave propagation, seismic source studies, seismic anisotropy, seismic attenuation, seismic discrimination of nuclear explosions, strong motions, seismic tomography, and computational seismology. The initial appointment is for one year, which can be renewable. The position will remain open until filled. Yonsei University is a premier university in Korea, located in Seoul. The salary will be commensurate with his or her experience. The start dates are negotiable. Applicants should submit a CV with research interests and the names and contact information of three referees. The application materials or inquiries should be directed to Professor Tae-Kyung Hong.

Professor Tae-Kyung Hong,
Yonsei University, Department of Earth System Sciences,
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu,
Seoul 120-749, South Korea

E-mail: tkhong@yonsei.ac.kr
Homepage: http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Seismology – Job Opening

Employer: University of Nevada, Reno

Location: Reno, NV
Posted: 5 May 2015
Closing Date: 06/01/2015

Postdoctoral Scholar, Seismology

Department: Seismology

Department Web Address: www.seismo.unr.edu

Full Time Equivalent: 100%

Position Type: PostDoc

Tenure Track: Non Tenure Track

Job Description:
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno is seeking a postdoctoral researcher specializing in numerical seismology to conduct research, in conjunction with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, related to the DOE Source Physics Experiment now underway on the Nevada National Security Site.

Applications are submitted online through this website. Position inquires can be made to Ken Smith, ken@seismo.unr.edu; 775-784-4218.

This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with potential for advancement based on performance. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs with degrees awarded within the past 5 years. Due to this position being fully funded by a grant holding specific requirements, the candidate considered for hire must be a US Citizen.

Scope of the Position:
The position is aimed to a broad range of research topics and potential role at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) in support of the multi-year Source Physics Experiment (SPE) being conducted at the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site -NTS). The SPE experiment series, managed by Nevada based National Security Technologies, directly involves several DOE supported National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Sandia National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab. SPE explosion and earthquake source numerical modeling and other waveform modeling experiments at NSL are conducted jointly with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL) research scientists and with access to LLNL computing facilities. Large data sets for SPE experiments have been collected and ambitious experiments are anticipated for both high-sample rate near-field modeling of seismic energy release and large-N studies to understanding regional broadband waveform propagation. Real-time data acquisition from the SPE test bed and NNSS area currently includes ~400 channels of seismic data. NSL is the primary data management group for SPE, maintaining a staff of software developers and remote seismograph station telemetry and maintenance. The successful candidate will be part of a team directly involved in SPE data acquisition and quality assurance for the experiment series. NSL has a small, but growing, numerical modeling facility, and is it expected that the successful candidate will have a role in developing these capabilities and the software to address a range of geophysical problems both in the Basin and Range and globally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Conduct research in computational seismology including forward and inverse calculation structure and source estimates from controlled source explosions and naturally occurring earthquakes.
- Conduct original and independent research, in collaboration with other researchers in the Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering addressing fundamental problems of earthquake physics and earth structure.
- Conduct self-initiated research in computational seismology or other areas of specialization. Have a role in developing computational capabilities in geophysics at NSL.
- Present research at professional meetings and publish in refereed journals.
- Work as part of a scientific team and interact with seismologists to design and implement research projects.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Geophysics.

Contact Information for this Position: Ken Smith, (775) 784-4218, ken@unr.edu
Special Instructions to ApplicantsSubmit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, and contact information for 3 references.

Job Open Date: 04/30/2015
Job Close Date: 06/01/2015
Open Until Filled: No

Search Number: Post Doc

Note to All Applicants
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

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

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Full-time fixed-term researcher for rock mechanics laboratory experiments, geological surveys, or numerical modeling – Job Opening

Employer: Geological Survey of Japan, AIST

Location: Tsukuba, Japan
Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Closing Date: 05/27/2015

Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is seeking a “work-ready” research scientist with leading abilities and excellent experiences and knowledge for conducting specific research projects. Applicants should have a Ph. D. degree, or equivalent experiences on the research subjects. This position is not tenure-track, and a tenure review is not scheduled.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct modeling on deformation processes along faults at depth and improves the ability to assess future earthquakes by integrating knowledge of properties of rock deformation, geological and geophysical observations, and numerical simulations. Applicants are expected to have internationally distinguished research accomplishments on either of rock mechanics laboratory experiments, geological surveys, or numerical modeling.

The start date will be April 1, 2016. The duration of the position will be 5 years. The deadline of the application is May 27, 2015.

See the detail and learn how to apply at
http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/humanres/6e_gsj.html#koumoku13

Please feel free to contact Kazutoshi IMANISHI (ievg-job2015-ml@aist.go.jp) for more information.

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Project Associate-OBSIP – Job Opening

Employer: Incoporated Research for Seismology Institutes

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 15 Apr 2015
Closing Date: 05/27/2015

Reports To: OMO Project Manager, Transportable Array Manager, Director IRIS Instrumentation Services Employee Status: Full-Time Department: OBSIP Management Office

Summary of Responsibilities: The Project Associate (PA) will be primarily tasked with performing data quality review/assurance for all Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool data and taking appropriate actions to resolve data collection problems. The PA will utilize and develop software tools and document procedures for OBSIP data analysis. The PA will also be responsible for maintaining an accurate schedule for all OBSIP facility operations. As part of the broader IRIS Instrumentation Services (IS) team, the PA will participate in other activities as needed, in particular tasks related to the USArray Transportable Array, to oversee and direct major seismological infrastructure. These may include program support administration with IRIS business staff, carrying out analysis and/or presenting project data and results, and regular interaction and engagement with other IRIS programs (such as Data Services) and its community membership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other related duties may be assigned) *Performs quality assessment of all OBSIP data and takes appropriate action to resolve data collection problems. *Reviews past and present data deliveries, metadata, and instrument responses. *Develops higher-level data products as required, including horizontal component orientations. *Develops and implements new quality assessment methods and tools. *Prepares OBSIP and IS program reports highlighting activities related to OBSIP data operations and IS activities. *Interacts with other OBSIP and IRIS staff on software matters and is responsible for implementing programming ideas into structural changes. *Develops, maintains, and communicates the OBSIP facility schedule. *Ensures OBSIP data are uploaded to IRIS DMC in an accurate and timely way. *Creates content for use on web sites and performs routine web page updates and editing. * Assists the management of IS by working with information in all project management areas, from the initiation of contracts or procurements to understanding detailed geophysical technical data. *Participates in meetings, reviews, and workshops by presenting talks or posters on operational, technical, and scientific results. *Executes special technical projects, encompassing activities such as making data requests, plotting data and results, and generating maps and other scientific/technical graphics. *Interacts with other IRIS program managers, other EarthScope programs, and IRIS governance and community partners to collect or disseminate information, coordinate activities, etc.

Educational Requirements: The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes: *Graduate-level degree in Geophysics/Seismology, with working familiarity in seismology, IRIS-operated seismological facilities, and its consortium.

Job Specifications - Required (Knowledge, Skills and Ability): *Extensive knowledge of seismology and experience with tools and techniques for obtaining, processing, and analyzing time series data. *Operationally fluent in the UNIX shell environment. *Demonstrated experience processing geophysical data including scientific programming or scripting languages (e.g. MATLAB, Perl, Python, C, SQL, etc.) and times series analysis (e.g. SAC) and mapping tools (e.g. GMT, Google Earth). *Experience working with common office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and editing web pages (e.g. use of HTML, content management systems). *Ability to solve problems and communicates solutions in a team-based environment. *Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication skills. *Must be able to travel ~10% of the time.

Job Specifications - Desired (Knowledge, Skill and Ability): *Direct work with OBS datasets. *Experience with OBS data corrections (clock drift analysis and correction horizontal component orientation). *Familiarity with relational database systems. *Knowledge of data management techniques and experience using database management systems. *Experience with PQLX or similar software in the analysis of ambient seismic noise and instrument performance.

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.

The above job description in 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.

HOW TO APPLY All interested and qualified applicants, please forward a Cover Letter, Resume and (3) References to HR@iris.edu before May 27, 2015. You must forward all (3) required documents in order to be considered. We thank you for your continued interest in employment opportunities with IRIS.

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PhD Position in InSAR and Crustal Deformation Modeling – Fellowship

Employer: University of Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, AR 72701
Posted: 2 Apr 2015
Closing Date: 06/02/2015

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a PhD research assistantship in Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) and crustal deformation modeling. The successful applicant will join the InSAR research group at the Department of Geosciences (http://geosciences.uark.edu) and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST, http://cast.uark.edu) and will work on InSAR technique developments and/or its applications to study geohazards (e.g., active volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, and land subsidence). Applicants should have experience in InSAR and crustal deformation modeling. Additional experience in processing GPS data would be an advantage. Interested students should submit a full CV, one-page synopsis of previous achievements, and copies of transcripts, as well as names and contact information of at least two referees to Dr. Mohamed Aly (email aly AT uark.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We regret that only the successful applicant will be informed.

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Full-time, permanent position as Program Director within the EarthScope Science Program – Job Opening

Employer: National Science Foundation

Location: Arlington, VA
Posted: 26 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 04/16/2015

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Director within the EarthScope Science (ES) Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). This is a full-time, permanent position. NSF Program Directors are primarily responsible for supporting innovative, merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education, and the successful applicant will primarily be focused on review and management of research and education proposals submitted to the ES program.

The latest program solicitation, available from www.nsf.gov/earthscope, provides details on the areas of research and education supported through the program.

Interested researchers with expertise in any area of Earth sciences supported through EarthScope are encouraged to contact Greg Anderson at greander@nsf.gov to learn more about the program.

For more information on the application process, interested applicants should contact Jim Whitcomb at jwhitcom@nsf.gov or 703.292.8553. Applications will be accepted through 16 April 2015 via USAJobs at

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/397626800

NSF Division of Earth Sciences

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PhD position in Geodesy and Global Earth Deformation at ENS – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Ecole normale superieure

Location: Paris, France
Posted: 26 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 05/26/2015

The Department of Geosciences at the Ecole normale superieure, France, and the University of Luxembourg are seeking a highly motivated student to work on a project cofunded by CNES (French Space Agency) and Luxembourg University aimed at improving our understanding of the response of the Earth to seasonal loads (among which continental water and atmospheric pressure). The student will compare GNSS observations to predictions from global Earth models of deformation under loads derived from GRACE data. He/she will develop new approaches to improve the Earth model so as to best match vertical and horizontal geodetic observations. He/she will investigate the physics that control eventual deviations from a purely elastic Earth. Successful candidates must have a strong background in geophysics and/or physics, and a solid background in computing. They must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Applicants should send a vitae, a motivation statement, and a list of 3 references to Eric Calais (eric.calais@ens.fr), Luce Fleitout (fleitout@geologie.ens.fr), and Tonie van Dam (tonie.vandam@uni.lu).

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AfricaArray Geophysics Field School – Student Opportunity

Employer: African Network of Earth Science Institutions

Posted: 26 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 05/01/2015

A student opportunity from AfricaArray:

We are delighted to announce that the African Network of Earth Science Institutions (ANESI) through a UNESCO/Sida funding will be sponsoring participants to the AfricaArray International Geophysics Field School. Please find the application form attached and pass this email on to anyone that you think might be interested.

We are specifically targeting early career academics who have not had an opportunity to conduct field work and may have equipment they are unsure of how to use.

The dates of the field school are:
June 27 - July 18, 2015

In order to be considered for sponsorship, you must submit a complete application form, a scan of your passport - which MUST be valid during the time of the field school, list of university courses and marks, a summary of your work experience and a letter of motivation.

The ideal field school candidate is someone with a geophysical background, but limited to no field experience that has access to equipment that can be used once they return to their home institution. Please briefly detail in your letter of motivation what field experience you have and what equipment you have available once you return home.

Please note that competition is fierce and incomplete or incomprehensible applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

Primary criteria for evaluation will be:
1) Professionalism of the documents (no spelling errors etc.).
2) A letter of motivation detailing how the field school will affect your department i.e. do you have equipment you are not using because you don’t know how to design field surveys? Do you have a program whereby junior (or senior) staff assist with university teaching and are helping to start a field school?

Only one person from each unit/geological survey/company will generally be accepted, advice of the HOD will be sought as to which applicant will have the most impact on the department.

Many thanks for all of your interest in the AfricaArray Geophysics Field School.

For more info contact:

Dr. Susan J. Webb
email: susan.webb@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 11 717 6606
Fax: +27 11 717 6579

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PhD Position in Glacier Seismology – PhD Opportunity

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 05/20/2015

The Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) is seeking a PhD student in the field of glacier seismology/glacier stability. This PhD is funded through a new Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professorship in glacier seismology hosted by our institute. The project includes seismic measurements on and near Swiss glaciers and subsequent analysis with an emphasis on seismic noise monitoring. A central goal is the development of innovative approaches to evaluate and predict the stability of steep glaciers, which constitute a serious natural hazard in Alpine regions.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has a background in geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, earth sciences, or engineering, and is familiar with numerical methods for analyzing geophysical data. She/he will collaborate with seismologists at the Swiss Seismological Service and ETH's Geophysical Institute to implement existing and develop new techniques for seismic noise analysis. The planned fieldwork requires a good physical shape; mountaineering skills would be a plus. The working language is preferably German, but English is also possible; knowledge of German would be an asset in any case. The expected starting date is summer 2015.

Please apply online:

https://pub.refline.ch/845721/3801/++publications++/1/index.html

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Physical Science Technician Postion at the U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory – Job Opening

Employer: USGS

Location: Vancouver, WA
Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 04/02/2015

The U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory (USGS-CVO) is currently advertising for one or more Physical Science Technician positions at CVO. This a Vancouver, WA based full time permanent position with duties that include the design, installation, and maintenance of volcanic monitoring stations on Cascade volcanoes. The job is roughly 50% or more lab/office work and at times, up to 50% field work. Specific tasks include integrating spread spectrum digital radios, digital broadband seismometers, dual frequency GPS receivers and DC power systems in remote environments to collect and analyze data from volcanoes in real time. Work will at times involve strenuous activity over extended periods, such as hiking, digging, lifting, bending, mixing and pouring concrete and removing vegetation as part of the process to install a monitoring station. Physical work is required, such as lifting and handling heavy materials and equipment up to 70lbs. Strong mountaineering skills are a plus!

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a completed degree in any one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. The candidate will work with senior geologists and geophysicists at the USGS-CVO to establish new volcanic monitoring networks in remote and harsh environments on volcanoes throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website. The position is open until April 2, 2015.

Physical Science Technician GS-9 with Full Promotion Potential to GS-11.
U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory
Volcano Science Center
Duty Location: Vancouver, WA USA
1 or more full time, permanent positions available
Job Announcement Number PAC-2015-0382
U.S. Citizens Only

Additional information on the position, benefits and requirements can be found on the job announcement.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398230500

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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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Science Assistant position at NSF – Job Opening

Employer: National Science Foundation

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 19 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 05/19/2015

NSF's Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program is looking to hire a new Science Assistant. The Science Assistant will work with the Program Officers as well as others in the OCE Division, providing service to the Programs and simultaneously developing an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise that will be valuable to a future professional scientific career. Science Assistants help to manage the Program's merit review process and award oversight activities, and may also participate in other developmental assignments including report preparation, working with other parts of NSF and other government agencies, and exchanging information with the scientific research community.

Please pass the word along to students or others who might be interested. The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in marine geosciences, though we will also consider candidates with a Bachelors degree. Backgrounds in other fields of ocean sciences or earth sciences will also be considered. Start date will be mid to late summer 2015. The appointment is limited to two years.

Interested parties should contact Candace Major (cmajor@nsf.gov), Program Director in Marine Geology and Geophysics. Official applications will be received through USAjobs (www.usajobs.gov).

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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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SSA is Searching for a New Executive Director – Job Opening

Employer: Seismological Society of America

Location: Albany, CA
Posted: 10 Mar 2015
Closing Date: 04/10/2015

SSA’s long-time Executive Director has announced her intention to retire this year. The Search Committee plans to interview finalists immediately prior to the annual meeting in mid-April. See the announcement of the position right away to learn how to apply.

Please forward this information to others who may be qualified to lead SSA into the future.

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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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Assistant Professor - Neotectonics (tenure-track) – Job Opening

Employer: Univ of Nevada

Location: Reno, NV
Posted: 6 Feb 2015
Closing Date: 03/10/2015

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in neotectonics and Quaternary geology. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences, particularly in the fields of neotectonics and geologic hazards.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop programs in research and education in the field of neotectonics with emphasis on paleoseismic and earthquake hazard research in Nevada and the surrounding region. Research will focus on landscape evolution primarily as it relates to Quaternary faulting, utilizing innovative approaches, such as LiDAR, to detailed geologic mapping and dating of Quaternary units and surfaces. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s Quaternary faults and seismic activity, including periodic assessments and syntheses of hazards facing its major cities and infrastructure. Education will include teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, such as neotectonics, geologic hazards, and Quaternary geology in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and supervising graduate students. Research and educational efforts will involve integrated multi-departmental (e.g. Nevada Seismological Laboratory) and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding natural hazards in Nevada and coordinate mitigation and response efforts with local and federal emergency management agencies.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to neotectonics as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have the ability to develop and coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals.

Preference will be given to candidates with academic or industry experience in neotectonics. Expertise in paleoseismology (e.g. trenching), surficial processes, Quaternary dating techniques, LiDAR and/or InSAR will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research productivity with publications in peer-reviewed literature. The successful candidate will compete for funding from a variety of sources, including federal agencies interested in fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, USGS, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Land Management) and industry. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in neotectonics in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand the role of NBMG as the state geological survey of Nevada and can articulate how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geologic hazards.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

Application: Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is March 10, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu) or contact search committee chair Bill Hammond (whammond [at] unr [dot] edu).

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

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Seismic Hazard Modeller @ GEM Foundation – Job Opening

Employer: GEM Foundation

Location: Pavia, Italy
Posted: 5 Feb 2015
Closing Date: 02/20/2015

The successful candidate will join the Hazard Team at the GEM Secretariat in Pavia, Italy. The Hazard Team operates within the broader GEM science group, a team of some 10 scientists and engineers developing methods and models for seismic hazard and risk assessment.

More information available at this link:
http://www.globalquakemodel.org/gem/organisation/jobs/ (or email jobs_hazard@globalquakemodel.org).

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PhD/MSc opportunities Queen's University – Graduate Opportunity

Employer: Queen's University

Location: Kingston, ON, Canada
Posted: 5 Feb 2015
Closing Date: 04/05/2015

The Railway Ground Hazard Research Program is a collaborative effort among industry, academic institutions and the federal government of Canada. The program aims at developing innovative scientific and technical solutions to help railways manage the risks associated with ground hazards. The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University is seeking graduate students (both PhD and MSc) to further develop and optimize methodologies for including remotely sensed data into a formal system to identify/characterize/monitor hazardous natural rock slopes. Specifically, we invite candidates with expertise or interest in InSAR/PSInSAR/PolSAR, photogrammetry, LiDAR, rock mechanics, and natural hazards to apply. Further information is available by contacting Prof. J. Hutchinson (hutchinj [at] queensu [dot] ca) or Prof. A. Braun (braun [at] queensu [dot] ca). To apply, please visit https://eservices.queensu.ca/apps/sgsapp/.

NOTES: 3 openings
Salary: 21,000.00 - 26,000.00
Type: Full Time - Student/Graduate/Internship
Category: Student Opportunities
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree

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Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Geosciences – Job Opening

Employer: Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Posted: 5 Feb 2015
Closing Date: 03/15/2015

Academia Sinica is the state-funded premier research organization in Taiwan whose 31 research institutions cover the fields of mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities and social sciences. A member of Academia Sinica, the Institute of Earth Sciences (IES) has strong and active programs in solid-Earth geology, geophysics and geochemistry, is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentations and computational facilities, and maintains several field observational networks. Current fields of investigations include seismology, geodynamic modeling, geodesy, regional and global tectonics, gravity and geomagnetic studies, isotope geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, and marine geochemistry.

We invite outstanding candidates in the broad field of Earth sciences to apply for several tenure-track research fellow positions (equivalent to tenure-track professorship). The appointments will primarily be at the rank of assistant research fellow, but candidates for other ranks will also be considered. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and an excellent record for conducting independent research.

Interested applicants should send by email a curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications and three or more names of references (with affiliations and contact information), and a research plan to: shewen [at] gate [dot] sinica [dot] edu [dot] tw.

Application deadline: March 15, 2015.

For more detailed information about IES, please visit http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Opportunity: Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS

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

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

Applications are due Feb. 17, 2015.

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

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

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Postdoctoral Fellowship – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS / Univ of Washington

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

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

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

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

Employer: USGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: February 17th 2015

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

Research Advisors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Menlo Park, California; Vancouver, Washington.

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

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

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

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

Employer: IRIS/PASSCAL

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

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) has an opening for a 2015 summer student trainee at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech. The duration of the training is flexible (up to three months). If scheduling allows, the trainee will also take part in the late May IRIS Education and Outreach Orientation Week at New Mexico Tech (www.iris.edu/hq/internship/about/orientation) in association with the IRIS Summer Undergraduate Internship program. We seek an advanced undergraduate or graduate student with seismic field methods, seismograph electronics, software development or data processing interests. For general information, please visit www.passcal.nmt.edu, or contact PASSCAL Instrument Center Director Bruce Beaudoin (575-835-5070; bruce [at] passcal [dot] nmt [dot] edu). The training program includes a weekly stipend, living expenses, round-trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition support to cover NMT summer registration as a special graduate student.

To apply: Send a letter summarizing interests, college transcripts, and at least one appropriate letter of recommendation to: PASSCAL Summer Training Committee, c/o Bruce Beaudoin, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, New Mexico Tech, 100 East Rd., Socorro, NM 87801. For full consideration, materials must be received by April 3, 2015.

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

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

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

Employer: USGS

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

*Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity 15-5. *

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

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

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

*Application deadline:* February 17, 2015

*Location* : Menlo Park, CA

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

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

For general information on the Mendenhall program please see:

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

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity 15-8 – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: USGS

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

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: February 17, 2015

Location: Menlo Park, CA

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

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

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

Employer: École Normale Supérieure, Dept of Geosciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Sandia National Laboratories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoc Opportunities

Employer: USGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SCSN/USGS Electronics Technician Position Open

Employer: USGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the GS-9 level:

- Troubleshoot problems with seismic instruments and telemetry devices.

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

- Document work performed clearly and logically.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only online applications will be accepted.

US Citizenship is required.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Maersk Oil Chair in Applied Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: Aarhus University

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

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

Department of Geoscience

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

Qualifications

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

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

Further information

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Deadline

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

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

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

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Scientist at Helmholtz Centre

Employer: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.gfz-potsdam.de

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

Employer: Univ of Nevada

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

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

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

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

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

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Program Manager, Research Project – Job Opening

Employer: California Earthquake Authority

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Perform laboratory tests on building components and sections;

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

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

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

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

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

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

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USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Opportunity in Induced Seismicity – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: US Geological Survey

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

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

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l.Laboratory

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

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458
Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

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

This position requires completion of a background check.

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

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

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

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

Employer: Penn State University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: University of Alaska

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posted: 15 Dec 2014

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

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Air Force Research Laboratory

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

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

http://afrlscholars.usra.edu

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

Drs Baker and Xie will attend the AGU Fall Meeting.

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ANU RSES Seismology Faculty Position 2015 – Job Opening

Employer: Australian National University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post-doc in Antarctic Seismology – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Leeds

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

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

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UNAVCO Undergraduate Internships – Graduate/Undergraduate Opportunity

Employer: UNAVCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Geological Postdoctoral Fellow – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow - 79458 Organization: ES-Earth Sciences

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

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

This position requires completion of a background check.

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Seabed Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2 Dec 2014

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

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

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

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GNSS Engineer, Network Operator – Job Opening

Employer: Trimble Navigation

Location: Westminster, CO
Posted: 21 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

Job Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Skills & Experience Required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Requirements:

•Job experience as a surveyor or in IT service operations

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

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

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

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

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

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Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA
Posted: 11 Nov 2014

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Geophysics – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Victoria

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

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

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

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

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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – PostDoc Opportunity

Employer: University of Coimbra

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posted: 3 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

Salary: 1495 euros / month + social and health benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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