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a 2-year post-doc position has been funded in the framework of the project "A combined imaging and modelling approach to understand magmatic systems across the SE Asia-Australia collision zone" (DFG - Standard Grant). The project is led by myself (seismology) and Boris Kaus (geodynamics) and aimed at better understanding the dynamics leading to volcanism across the collision zone using attenuation tomography and direct/inverse geodynamic modelling. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in seismic imaging and computation, optionally with experience of machine learning techniques and/or in modelling seismic scattering and absorption for tomographic applications.

The position will open in winter of 2021. The project has three external partners: the University of Cambridge (Prof. Nicholas Rawlinson), the Institut Teknologi Bandung (Prof. Sri Widiyantoro), and the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, SB RAS (Prof. Ivan Koulakov).

For enquiries please contact ldesiena@uni-mainz.de

Best Wishes,

Luca

Prof. Luca De Siena
_________________________________

Associate Professor in Volcano Geophysics
Institute of Geosciences
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 
J.-J.-Becher-Weg 21 
D-55128 Mainz 
Germany
ldesiena@uni-mainz.de
www.lucadesiena.com


Just a quick reminder that there is 1 week left to apply for this PDRA position investigating Earth’s core dynamics:


https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1418


The post is originally available until 30th September 2024, but there is the possibility of extending the funding to cover a full 4 years. 


The research involves developing computer simulations that describe the fluid dynamics of Earth’s core and the generation of the geomagnetic field in order to: 1) provide constraints on the evolution of global mantle circulation models, and; 2) elucidate the origin of rapid changes in the direction and strength of Earth’s magnetic field. 


This position is based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. You will be part of a large interdisciplinary team and collaborate closely with partners at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Liverpool and Cardiff University.


The closing date for applications is 7th October 2020.


Please contact me at c.davies@leeds.ac.uk for more details.


Best wishes,

Chris



Chris Davies
Associate Professor
University of Leeds
School of Earth and Environment
Leeds, LS2 9JT
UNITED KINGDOM

Work phone: +44 (0) 11 33 43 11 40
Email: c.davies@leeds.ac.uk


 

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for up to two Fellowships which would be held in Departments in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2021 (or otherwise by negotiation). Fellows are required to pursue their research on a full-time basis in Cambridge. Fellowships are available for up to three years and provide an opportunity for independent research, although the holders will usually work in close collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments in the School.

The Fellows will be able to undertake their research in the following departments: Earth Sciences, Physics and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).

The Fellowship includes an annual research allowance of up to £15,000.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three years at any university but excluding Cambridge and Harvard. Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years of postdoctoral experience by the time the award is taken up.

For further information, please visit

https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/27241/


Institution: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Open Until: 2020-11-09

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and environmental sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2021.
Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; and biogeoscience.

The principal selection criteria for Fellows are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of Earth science. Applications from all related fields are welcomed.
Fellowships are supported institutionally for 24 months, include a $7,500 research allowance, and carry an annual salary of $66,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. Lamont is especially interested in qualified candidates who will increase the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel.

The deadline for applications is November 9, 2020.

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, please visit:
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/postdoc

Contact: 
The Office of the Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Tel: 845-365-8546 • Email: pdfellowship@ldeo.columbia.edu • Web: www.ldeo.columbia.edu

Note: Related postdoctoral opportunities are available at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/55


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

The Lamont community values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

We accept online applications only. 


Dear Colleagues,

Guideline Geo – probably better known by our brands ABEM and MALÅ – are looking for someone with geophysics experience to join our support team as an Applications Engineer. You would be working within the technical heart of the company, primarily focused on the ABEM brand of geophysical instruments, providing advice, technical support, and

training to staff, distributors and customers, internationally. More details including contact information can be found through this link:

 

https://www.guidelinegeo.com/career/stockholm-sweden/applications-engineer-for-our-swedish-hq-office/

 

Although the advert states this position would be based in our head office in Stockholm, for the right candidate, location would be negotiable. I say this from experience, as I am the previous postholder and I work from the UK.

 

Both the company and our customers are spread across the globe so English fluency is a requirement; Swedish is not, but knowledge of any additional languages will be considered advantageous.

 

If anyone has questions about the role, feel free to contact me directly. Please also forward this notice if you have contacts who might be insterested in the position.

Have a good weekend,

Jimmy

 

Jimmy Adcock

Product Manager ABEM

 

Mobile + 44 (0) 7764 812 912  |  Skype jad_guidelinegeo 

jimmy.adcock@guidelinegeo.com                         

 

Guideline Geo AB

https://www.guidelinegeo.com

 

I work with, and from, many different time zones; I have no
expectation of a reply outside of your normal working hours.


 

Institution: Trabant
Open Until: 2020-10-16

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) seeks an experienced Database Administrator (DBA) at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) in Seattle, Washington.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to be part of an international seismological data center.  Our center is responsible for archival and dissemination of large-scale geophysical datasets to the geoscience research community.

This position independently maintains and administers 10+ terabyte replicated production and testbed databases. In addition to administrating our existing databases, we are looking for a candidate who is adept at cloud database design and implementation for a planned integration with another geophysical data center and migration to a common cloud environment.  We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and a terrific work atmosphere.  Remote telework option is available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve database issues

·       Plan and perform PostgreSQL installations, configurations and upgrades as needed

·       Create solutions to increase scalability, speed, and resilience of database transactions to carry out a wide array of data-intensive operations

·       Develop and implement monitoring and reporting for technically-oriented users

·       Interface with software developers to support database persistence needs

·       Design and implement robust database solutions for a new cloud-based system

·       Develop and maintain DBA procedure documentation

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

·       A four-year degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Earth Science, or related technical field.

·       Three (3) or more years of experience in database administration with demonstrated achievement on specific projects or tasks, such as partitioning, upgrades, and optimization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

·       Hands-on, in-depth experience with PostgreSQL, including database design, installation, configuration, upgrade,  replication and development and implementation of backup strategies

·       Extensive SQL knowledge including query optimization

·       Experience with running database in a cloud or virtualized environment

·       Strong written documentation skills.

·       Strong communication skills with team members and end users.

·       Excellent time management and organizational skills  in order to meet deadlines in addition to working collaboratively with coworkers

·       Ability to quickly reprioritize objectives independently and effectively

·       Excellent attention to detail

·       Expertise working with technical and scientific data is a plus.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume highlighting pertinent work experience by October 16, 2020  to job@iris.washington.eduwith the subject line "IRIS DBA".

The IRIS Consortium has a membership of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data.  For more information on IRIS, consult http://www.iris.edu.

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a diverse staff makes us a stronger organization. IRIS is committed to hiring people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, veteran status, religions and disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


 

Seeking a Post -Doctoral Fellow in the area of Carbon Utilization and Seismic Reservoir Characterization. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be in two areas (half-time each) consisting of: 1) Support CCUS Project tasks: Assess existing geological data for potential CO2 storage reservoirs within Colorado including saline format ions, associated storage in EOR operations, and stacked storage. Identify critical data needs and assess, verify, and augment existing data in Colorado. Assess, verify, and analyze existing data on CO2 infrastructure and transport systems within Colorado. General technology transfer and dissemination of knowledge and collected data. 2) Research on Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) topics: RCP is a well known (over 36 years) energy industry consortium with research topics ranging from fiber optics, machine learning, seismic acquisition, conventional and unconventional resources reservoir characterization (see rcp.mines.edu) . There will be opportunities to work on different project inside RCP. Good programming skills will be beneficial.

ABOUT MINES - Colorado School of Mines – Colorado’s oldest public university -- is located in Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21miles south of Boulder. The school’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry, as well as other universities in the U.S.

 

Open until filled

 

Erika Schoonmaker

COLORADOSCHOOLOFMINES

Recruitment Support Specialist | Human Resources

1500 Illinois St Suite 110 | 303.273.3680 | careers.mines.edu


Dear Future Seismologists,

 

The Computational Seismology and Tectonics group in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University seeks highly motivated M.S. and Ph.D. students to work on a broad spectrum of seismological and tectonics topics. As part of a multidisciplinary department, students work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of expertise in earth and planetary systems, such as seismology, geodesy, petrology, lithosphere dynamics, tectonics, structural geology, planetary geology, and broader earth system interactions.

 

Students with B.S. or M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or closely related fields are all welcome to apply. To be considered for financial support, please submit your application for M.S and Ph.D. positions by January 2, 2021, for Fall 2021 admission. Please check http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for application requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact the following faculty to discuss potential projects. 

 

1. Dr. Xiaotao Yang (xtyang<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop high-resolution seismic imaging methods (receiver functions, ambient seismic noise, and others) to solve problems in tectonics in different settings, the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanoes, and transient velocity changes in the shallow subsurface. Regions of interest to address these issues include but are not limited to the Aleutian-Alaska subduction margin and the continental interior, the North-American mid-continent, and the western United States. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Yang's research athttp://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html

 

2. Dr. Jonathan Delph (jdelph<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop passive-source seismic imaging and seismic interferometry techniques to the tectonics/geodynamics of Earth. Specific research projects include linking slab dynamics to tectonics in the eastern Mediterranean, investigating variations in crustal and upper mantle properties in the Pacific Northwest, and improving models for seismic wave propagation. Other opportunities may develop that involve shallow (upper crustal) seismic imaging and linking petrological and seismological observations. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Delph’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/delph.html

 

3. Dr. Robert L. Nowack (nowack<at>purdue.edu)

M.S. opportunities in theoretical and applied seismology and GeoData Science. Recent studies have included Marchenko imaging with application to carbon sequestration, seismic body-wave interferometry using the autocorrelation of ambient noise, machine learning for seismic inversion, and iterative time-domain deconvolution for time-varying seismic data. A seismic array is currently being deployed to study unconventional seismic sources and their use in interferometric imaging. Dr. Nowack is a coordinator for the Purdue Geodata Science Professional Master’s program (more information can be found athttps://www.eaps.purdue.edu/gdsp/). Applicants can find more information about Dr. Nowack’s research at https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/.

 

4. Dr. Douglas R. Schmitt  (schmitt<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and MSc opportunities in applied seismology, rock physics, and geomechanics.   Current studies are focusing on quantitative assessments of fault stabilities for induced seismicity, detailed analysis of geophone and DAS seismic data from boreholes (Alpine Fault, Chicxulub),  measurement of the seismic anisotropy of candidate deformed metamorphic and unconventional reservoir rocks,  the laboratory measurement of crustal fluid seismic properties, active source seismic imaging on the Kentland Crater, and application of nonlinear elasticity theory to rock mechanics.  Students are expected to participate in field studies supported by an active source seismic vibrator, a 240-channel geophone system, 3-C wireline sondes deployable to 3-km. More information about Dr. Schmitt is available at https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/profile/schmitt.html

 

Best regards,

Xiaotao Yang

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University

https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/profile/xtyang.html

 

 

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Xiaotao Yang

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Purdue University

E-mail: xtyang@purdue.edu

http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html

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The rapid, accurate, and fully automated estimation of earthquake source parameters (particularly hypocentral locations and magnitudes) is the holy grail of earthquake monitoring science.  While tools to estimate these source parameters are long standing, their associated uncertainties are not standardized and are usually derived only from misfit within a particular assumed model (also known as “model errors”). This characterization completely ignores other significant sources of uncertainty and bias (such as from errors in the velocity model) and often dramatically underestimates the total uncertainty.  This shortcoming significantly impairs downstream research activities ranging from tectonic interpretations to seismic hazard assessments, and it can have a significant impact on the interpretation of these source estimates by the public.  Perhaps less obviously, improved uncertainty analysis will also be required to facilitate next-generation monitoring itself, as part of the decision tree governing the release of fully automated earthquake solutions. 

Full project details and contact information:
Proposed Duty Station:  Golden, Colorado
Research Advisors:  David Shelly, Paul Earle, William Yeck, and Sarah Minson

Application deadline is January 4, 2021.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Research Advisors early and to work with them to develop a suitable proposal.

Please see https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall for more information on the Mendenhall program and how to apply.



David R. Shelly, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CO

 

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience and Meteorology.  The Geoscience program offers concentrations in Environmental Geoscience, Geology, and Geophysics.  

Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming.  

Financial support is available through TA positions and the Nuttli-Chan fellowship. To be considered for financial support, applications should be completed by January 2, 2020.  Applications, which must be submitted online at http://www.slu.edu/apply.php, include a professional goal statement, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and, for international applicants, demonstration of English proficiency; GRE scores are not required.  More information on program and admission requirements can be found at https://www.slu.edu/programs/graduate/index.php

For additional information, please contact Dr. Linda Warren (linda.warren@slu.edu) or Dr. Lupei Zhu (lupei.zhu@slu.edu).

 

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) seeks a motivated student who is interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology.  Full-time student support is available starting Fall 2021 to assist with projects focused on East Antarctic tectonics and seismicity (associated with NSF award 1914698).  Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, seismic tomography, methods for Earth model comparison, and seismic event detection.  Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply.  A strong background in mathematics and physics as well as excellent communication skills are required.  Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial. 

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu).  Candidates should also follow the application procedures outlined by the UA Graduate School (https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/apply-now/), and applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive priority.  Applicants from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


 

Institution: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Open Until: 2020-10-18

?   JOB VACANCY  06|2020 EPOS ERIC WEB DEVELOPER 

EPOS ERIC is looking for a motivated and skilled Web Developer who will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the EPOS ERIC websites and intranet and a skilled Object-Oriented software developer with basic system architect competencies, who will support the EPOS ERIC IT Officer in the review, maintenance and technical development of the EPOS Integrated Core Services system software platform.

- Application start date: 25th September 2020 | Application deadline (CET): 18th October 2020 at 11:59 pm (Rome local time)

- Job Position: Web Developer

- Employer: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)

- Duration: Permanent position

- Contract: CCNL Ambasciate, Consolati, Legazioni, Istituti culturali ed Organismi internazionali in Italia. Area: B

- Full time employment, with 1 months-probation period

- Purpose: EPOS ERIC is looking for a motivated and skilled Object-Oriented software developer with basic system architect competencies, who will support the IT Officer in the review, maintenance and technical development necessary to ensure the operation of the EPOS Integrated Core Services system software platform at an adequate level of operational quality

- Location: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna (Italy)

- Working Language: English and Italian

More information about the Required Qualifications, Professional Experience, Conditions, and Application here: 

www.epos-eu.org/career


 

Institution: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Open Until: 2020-10-11

Open date: 22 September 2020 | Closing date: 11 October 2020 at 11:59 pm (Rome local time).

EPOS ERIC is looking for a motivated and proficient Communication Officer who will act under the supervision of the Executive Director and for a motivated and proficient Communication Assistant, a member of the EPOS ERIC Executive Coordination Office (ECO). 

The Communication Officer is responsible for coordinating the activities for implementing and adopting EPOS ERIC Communication Plan, responsible for ensuring the impact of all the communication activities coordinated by EPOS ERIC. The Communication Officer develops and implements EPOS’s internal and external communication activities, he is responsible for professionally handling various communication tools, such as EPOS’s internet and intranet sites, social media, press release and press conferences. 

The Communication Assistant will support the Communication Officer in developing and promoting the internal and external dissemination and communication activities under the supervision of the Executive Director.

More information about the two Job Vacacies (Required Qualifications and Professional Experience, Conditions and Application) in the EPOS website:
https://www.epos-eu.org/career

 ?   JOB VACANCY  03|2020 EPOS ERIC COMMUNICATION OFFICER  

Job Position:         Communication Officer 
Employer:         European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium 
Duration:         24 months 
Contract:         CCNL Ambasciate, Consolati, Legazioni, Istituti culturali ed Organismi internazionali in Italia. Area: A1.
Full time employment, with 1 months-probation period

Purpose:         The Communication Officer will take over the coordination of the Communication Office and all related operations under the supervision of the EPOS ERIC Executive Director.

Location:         EPOS ERIC Headquarters, Via di Vigna Murata n. 605, 00143 Rome (Italy), c/o Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Working Language:     English
Application start date:     22 September 2020
Application deadline:    11 October 2020 at 11:59 pm (Rome local time).

 ?   JOB VACANCY  04|2020 EPOS ERIC COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT 

Job Position:         Communication Assistant 
Employer:         European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium 
Duration:         Permanent position 
Contract:         CCNL Ambasciate, Consolati, Legazioni, Istituti culturali ed Organismi internazionali in Italia. Area: B.
Full time employment, with 1 months-probation period

Purpose:     The Communication Assistant supports the Communication Officer in developing dissemination and communication activities and all related operations to implements EPOS Research Infrastructure’s internal and external communication strategies. He/she must have skills necessary to perform the different activities set out in the Communication Plan.

Location:         EPOS ERIC Headquarters, Via di Vigna Murata n. 605, 00143 Rome (Italy), c/o Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Working Language:     English
Application start date:     22 September 2020
Application deadline:    11 October 2020 at 11:59 pm (Rome local time).


Institution: Earth Observatory of Singapore
Open Until: 2020-12-31

The Earth Observatory of Singapore invites applications for two post-doctoral positions in the field of tectonics/earthquakes.

Position 1 (numerical modelling of earthquakes/tectonics): The candidate should have demonstrable expertise in dynamic rupture modeling as applied to active tectonics and earthquake hazards to participate in research on active faults and earthquakes around Southeast Asia. The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Judith Hubbard and will collaborate with other members of the Tectonics group to evaluate the physical processes and states necessary to cause sequential earthquake triggering in complex 3-D settings. Experience with some combination of waveform seismology, structural geology, fault properties, and/or geodynamics is preferred. The successful candidate will work with the Structural Geology team to study the relationships between fault geometry, stress state and dynamics, and earthquake patterns. Specific research will include the 2019 Cotabato earthquake cascade and similar sequences. The Structural Geology team also has existing projects a!
nd deployments in Nepal and Bangladesh, and there will likely be opportunities to work in those areas as well.

Details and how to apply here: https://earthobservatory.sg/careers/research-fellow-earthquakestectonics

Position 2 (3D geological modeling of earthquakes/volcanoes): The candidate should have demonstrable expertise in the application of geophysical and 3D geological modeling to participate in research on the connections between tectonics, earthquake processes, and volcanism around Southeast Asia. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Kyle Bradley and will collaborate closely with other Principal Investigators in the Tectonics and Volcano groups at EOS, to better understand the physical interconnections between faults and volcanoes in this region through construction of 3D geological models of closely related fault-volcano systems. Experience with 3D modeling techniques that integrate observations from waveform seismology, crustal magnetic, gravity, structural geology, rock mechanics, is preferred. Candidates with strong experience in earthquake or volcano geology will also be prioritized. Research will focus on volcano-fault interactions of the Lesser Sunda Arc,!
 including the 2018 Lombok, Indonesia earthquake cascade, but will likely extend to other regions of interest.

Details and how to apply here: https://earthobservatory.sg/careers/research-fellow-3d-geological-modeling-earthquakesvolcanoes

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
Open Until: 2020-12-31

We currently have a an opportunity for a PhD level graduate student to work with Dr. Julien Chaput at UTEP on seismic imaging of Erebus volcano, Antarctica, and other related targets such as the Valles caldera, NM, and Yellowstone. 
Candidates with excellent backgrounds in mathematics, physics, and programming (Matlab or Python) are particularly encouraged to apply. Additional experience in time series analysis is desirable.
Seismic imaging of complex structures like volcanoes presents unique challenges related to the highly scattering medium, and with them, opportunities to develop novel approaches to understand their dynamic magma systems. Erebus volcano, a natural laboratory on Ross Island, Antarctica, has been persistently instrumented for almost 20 years, and recent pushes in monitoring efforts have led to the deployment of a new generation of permanent seismic stations. We plan to leverage these new stations as well as many past stations to push developments in ambient noise and coda imaging, temporal monitoring, and seismicity characterization. Other projects related to the Valles Caldera, NM, and Yellowstone, are also available.
Research is funded through NSF award #1917178.
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1917178&HistoricalAwards=false

This position will be open until filled. Feel free to visit the following site for more details.
https://jchaput82.wixsite.com/mysite
Best regards,

Julien Chaput


Software Engineer III

 

Tracking Code - 184-532

 

Position Summary

 

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive. We are seeking applicants for a Software Engineer III to support UNAVCO’s transition to a cloud native architecture. This new position will primarily focus on guiding the Data Services team through a full transition to a cloud native architecture.

 

The Software Engineer III will work with general direction and is expected to identify and resolve most problems, and to actively participate in matters of operational impact to UNAVCO. The incumbent will mentor and review work of members of the data transition team. Additionally, this position will work with the geosciences community to coordinate and/or participate in activities and obtain feedback on the transition to a cloud native architecture.

 

Essential Job Functions 

  • Leads the establishment of and follows internal software development, testing and documentation methodologies, policies, and best practices to ensure a robust software development environment is maintained.
  • Continually works to acquire and improve skills relevant to the program.
  • Keeps abreast of current best practices and trends affecting a cloud native architecture. May author technical reports and present at conferences.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business.

This position requires familiarity or a willingness to enthusiastically learn containerization (applications, databases, metadata and data), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes), HDF5 standards and cloud deployment strategies.

Job Location

 

Boulder, Colorado, United States. UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, while the job is located in Boulder, alternate living locations will be considered.

 

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Geophysics or related field and six years software development experience. Master’s degree with 2 years of experience in software development highly desired.

 

 

UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

 

Salary Range:  $78,288 - $117,432, commensurate with experience

 


For a complete job posting and to apply for this position, visit us at https://unavcocareers.silkroad.com/

  1. A Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position;, and
  2. A complete Resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.


We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. Our long-term success depends on the development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups. This includes candidates from different socioeconomic backgrounds, candidates with disabilities, candidates with unique life experiences, etc. Women, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities are encouraged to apply. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact HR@unavco.org or 303.381.7515.


UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. 


 

We currently have a vacancy for a Ph.D. position at Delft University of Technology. The project is titled ‘3D seismic imaging of the near surface’, and is financed by the Delphi consortium (https://www.delphi-consortium.com/). 

It would be highly appreciated if you could bring these vacancies to the attention of prospective PhD candidates. In particular, we are interested in candidates with a proven excellence in mathematics and/or (geo)physics. 

Seismic near-surface imaging has a wide range of applications. These include geotechnical, geophysical, archaeological, infrastructural/NDT (non-destructive testing), and safety and security related applications. Specific applications also contribute to the energy transition. For instance, the determination of mechanical properties of the shallow subsurface for the purpose of wind turbine foundation design, or the imaging/monitoring of the near surface for CO2 sequestration activities. The scale, and hence the frequencies involved, vary considerably among the listed applications. Notwithstanding, they are all based on the same (wave) physics. This project therefore involves: 
  • Making an inventory of the various near-surface imaging applications and methods, and connect with groups within TU Delft that deal with these. Creating the circumstances for optimum cross-fertilization between these groups/application areas.
  • Developing a method for improving the (lateral) resolution of 3D (x,y,z) near-surface images in terms of shear-wave velocity, and possibly density. In addition, detection, localization and classification of subsurface anomalies (scattering objects, voids) is part of the objectives.
  • Demonstrating the improvement for a number of different application areas (e.g., geotechnical and NDT) using both synthetic and real data.

More details of the position can be found on:

The application period is currently open and is scheduled to close on Friday, October 23, 2020

Best regards,
Kees Weemstra


__________________________________________________________________

Dr. Cornelis Weemstra
Assistant Professor
(http://www.kweemstra.com)

Department of Geoscience and Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN  Delft
The Netherlands

e-mail:   kweemstra@gmail.com
tel: 
cell:   0031 645012455
__________________________________________________________________


 

PhD Graduate Research Associate at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

The seismoacoustic team at SMU has an opening for a PhD student to work on developing advanced signal processing algorithms for application to seismic and acoustic data recorded in urban environments. You’ll help develop the next generation of data processing algorithms, advance our understanding of urban signals and noise, and develop industry-relevant skills in Python programming.

We have dedicated support for a PhD student starting in January. You’d be fully supported as a graduate research associate, enabling you to focus on developing research skills without teaching support duties. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking to develop a portfolio for a career in research, obtain experience with nodal sensor deployments and analysis, and develop skills in data science and programming.

Please get in touch with me at sarrowsmith@smu.edu if you are interested in applying, or if you would like more details.


Stephen Arrowsmith,
Southern Methodist University
http://allthespheres.com/


Institution: Carnegie Institution for Science
Open Until: 2020-11-30

The Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the Earth and Planets Laboratory in Washington D.C. Carnegie Science emphasizes interdisciplinary observational, experimental and theoretical research in fields including astronomy, cosmochemistry, data science, geodynamics, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science, seismology, and volcanology. Carnegie scientists conduct research in these and related fields in the general quest for improved understanding of the origin and evolution of Earth and planets, including the fundamental physics and chemistry of materials. The successful applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with one or more of these areas, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

The Earth and Planets Laboratory supports world-class laboratory facilities in analytical geochemistry and cosmochemistry, high-pressure research, materials spectroscopy and astrobiology. Carnegie scientists can gain access to Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile for astronomical observations. Carnegie Science also supports theoretical astrophysical, data analytic, geodynamic and mineral physics investigations by providing access to state-of-the-art computational facilities.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded once a year. The Fellowship is initially for one year, but can be renewed for up to a total of 3 years for astronomy applicants and 2 years for other fields. The positions allow start dates between July 1 and December 31, 2021. More detailed information about the research currently being pursued, and the facilities available at EPL can be viewed at http://epl.carnegiescience.edu/

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of the start of the fellowship. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, and relevance to the ongoing scientific pursuits at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory. Carnegie Fellowship applications must include (1) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, (2) a brief description of previous research, (3) a research proposal of no more than 4 pages, and (4) up to three letters of reference by those familiar with your work.You are encouraged to contact a Staff Member about the suitability of your project.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Applications should be submitted online by 30 November 2020 at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/2021-carnegie-fellowships-for-the-earth-and-planets-laboratory/

Institution: CA Department of Conservation / California Geological Survey 
Open Until: 2020-09-23

Job opportunity for Engineering Seismologist with California Geological Survey

Applications are due 08/23/2020

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work for California Geological Survey and serve the public,
the Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) has an opening for Engineering Seismologist in its Data products unit.

If you already have:

- the education and work experience in the application of Seismology, Geophysics or related field in solving earthquake related problems
- the experience in conducting research for scientific projects and in writing technical reports
- the experience in developing computer tools and application to solve scientific problems

Then this position maybe for you. Apply today and join our team.

The Engineering Seismologist position falls under the Engineering Geologist Classification. To be considered for the position, interested applicants need to take the Engineering Geologist exam and establish employment eligibility. This full-time permanent job is located at 801 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814. The job is 40 hours/week M-F, with some overtime if needed. There is a probationary period which must be successfully passed before “job permanency” is established.

Institution: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Open Until: 2020-09-20

EPOS ERIC is seeking a new Executive Director of the European Plate Observing System — European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC) a full time employment, to lead the EPOS Research Infrastructure.

Application start date: 1th July 2020 at 05.00 pm | Application deadline (CET): 20th September 2020 at 11:59 pm 
Job Position: Executive Director (ED)
Employer: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Contract: Full time employment for three years, renewable once for an identical period.
Location: Premises of the EPOS ERIC Statutory Seat - Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy
Working Language: English
Gross Salary rate: € 130.000 to € 170.000/annum depending on qualifications and seniority. The gross salary will include general social benefits.

The EPOS ERIC Executive Director is sought as an outstanding scientist with proven managerial experience who will act as the legal representative of EPOS ERIC.
The mission of the Executive Director is to move EPOS from pre-operations to fully mature and operational services across the EPOS Delivery Framework. The Executive Director shall carry out the day-to-day management of EPOS ERIC with due diligence and in accordance with the EPOS ERIC Statutes and Implementing Rules, the instructions and resolutions of the General Assembly and applicable laws.

The Executive Director will lead the Executive Coordination Office (ECO) and they will be directly responsible to the General Assembly for all aspects of the EPOS ERIC activities.

The Executive Director is responsible for preparing and submitting to the General Assembly strategic, technical, scientific, legal, budgetary and administrative assessments and for preparing and submitting the annual activity plan and activity report.

For information and to download the vacancy notice visit the EPOS website: https://www.epos-eu.org/career

The USGS Volcano Science Center is hiring an Operational Seismologist (Geophysicist) to join the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) in Anchorage, AK. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring data quality, managing station calibration information, and curating the earthquake catalog for AVO’s monitoring network, which includes over 225 individual stations mainly in the vicinity of volcanoes along the Aleutian-Alaska subduction zone (http://www.fdsn.org/networks/detail/AV/). Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens. 

 

The application period is currently open and is scheduled to close on Friday, September 11, 2020. It may be extended for another week depending on how many applications have been received by Thursday, September 10, 2020. 

 

This is a permanent position with full benefits and is being advertised at either a grade of GS9 or GS11. For details on the vacancy announcement, including specific qualification requirements and application procedures, please see   

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577490200 (for all US Citizens) and 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577504900 (for current Federal Employees). Feel free to contact Matt Haney (mhaney@usgs.gov) or John Power (jpower@usgs.gov) for more information about the position. 

 

Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, supervisor’s name and number (and you may specify: “can call/do not call/contact me before calling”), and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants should submit all copies of their unofficial transcripts. For applicants who have completed their degree requirements, but their transcripts have not yet been updated, they may submit a letter from the school indicating that they have completed their degree requirements along with a copy of their most recent unofficial transcripts. 

 

The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

 

AVO is a cooperative program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, both in Fairbanks. In addition, AVO is part of the USGS Volcano Science Center, which is home to the five US volcano observatories.



Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Open Until: 2020-10-15

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See https://obsic.whoi.edu/.) The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean-bottom seismic instrumentation to continued discovery in Earth Sciences, aims to help maintain the strength of the field by supporting instrumentation-focused research and development. 

You are invited to apply for this Postdoctoral Fellowship for any project related to: 1) advancing our knowledge of earth structure with an emphasis on using ocean-bottom seismograph data, including the development and/or application of new analytical methodologies; 2) research and engineering in the area of seafloor seismic instrumentation, including the development and/or application of new sensors; 3) understanding earthquake-related processes using seafloor seismology and/or geodesy; 4) advancing our knowledge of the interplay between seafloor seismic measurements and oceanographic processes; and 5) other projects within this broad scope. The successful candidate may choose to carry out research with faculty in any of WHOI’s science and engineering departments, with staff at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, or a combination thereof.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2020 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2021-2022. Recipients of awards can initiate their study and research period at the Institution any time after January 1, 2021 and before December 1, 2021.

Specific questions about this postdoctoral fellowship position can be addressed to the OBSIC Director, John Collins at jcollins@whoi.edu

 Further information and application forms may be obtained through the Academic Programs section of the WHOI web pages at www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral, or by contacting: The WHOI Postdoctoral Coordinator Telephone: (508) 289-2950 ? E-mail: postdoc@whoi.edu 




Institution: University of South Florida
Open Until: 2020-10-16

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Scholar position to join the seismology group. This is a full-time 12-month position with a starting date expected no later than January 4th, 2021. Initial funding is for one year with possibility for annual renewal. The selected candidate will join the seismology group to work on the project “Improving Small Event Characterization and Determination of Moment Tensor Uncertainties.” The Postdoctoral Scholar will work with a large dataset of broadband seismic waveforms, as well as synthetic waveforms generated from 3D seismic wavefield simulations. The project will involve applications and also methodological developments for estimating moment tensors. The candidate is also encouraged to develop her/his own research agenda. Health benefits will be offered through the USF Postdoctoral Scholar health insurance program
(https://www.usf.edu/hr/benefits/insurance/postdoctoral-scholars.aspx).

Minimum Qualifications
Appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar requires a doctoral-level degree preferably in geophysics, seismology, physics, or computational sciences involving data analysis and programming. Candidates with a non-US degree will be required to provide proof of degree equivalency. The successful candidate must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Scholar.
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in geophysics/seismology, be a highly motivated, independent researcher, and have experience in seismic moment tensor analysis and/or seismic waveform modeling. The project is computationally intensive, and part of the analyses will be conducted using the High-Performance Computing facilities at USF and other project partner institutions such as the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Additional Information for Applicants
To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and submit the application material as a single pdf. The Job ID is 25788. The material consists of 1) a cover letter outlining current research accomplishments and goals for the Postdoctoral position, 2) a curriculum vita, and 3) three (3) letters of recommendation. For questions and more information about the position, please contact Jochen Braunmiller (jbraunmiller@usf.edu) and/or Glenn Thompson (thompsong@usf.edu).

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Conclusion of this search subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. The School of Geosciences is interested in building a culturally diverse community and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. For disability accommodations, contact Jessica Wilson at normanj@usf.edu a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Deadline
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 16th, 2020.
The position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.


Institution: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Open Until: 2021-01-01

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, seismology, structural geology, geodynamics, petrology, geophysics, and planetary sciences. We welcome methodological approaches that span field observations, lab-based science, theory, and computation.

These honorific postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year. Daly fellows carry out independent research and may choose to interact with one or more research groups in the department. Applicants are welcome to contact members of the department before applying.

The annual salary is $70,000 with additional funds of $5,000 per year available for research and travel support. 

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or should be 2021-degree candidates. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is keenly interested in diversifying its department and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related considerations, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a two-page research proposal, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees. Applicants are responsible for contacting the referees. Referees would need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and letters are due January 1, 2021 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through 
http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9782

Questions for the Daly Search Committee can be sent to Emily Bowman, Academic Coordinator, ebowman@fas.harvard.edu

Institution: GNS Science
Open Until: 2020-09-30

Seismic Hazard Ground Motion Seismologist 
Permanent job opportunity with GNS Science

Applications close: 30 September 2020 

GNS Science, Te P? Ao, is a Crown Research Institute. Our core purpose is to understand earth systems and physics-based technologies and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand. We are globally recognised for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks.  

We are seeking a talented and motivated research scientist for a permanent, fulltime position in our Avalon, Lower Hutt office. The scientist will work with our National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) and seismology teams to develop our empirical ground motion modelling capability, from fundamental model development through to application for the benefit of New Zealand. The position will contribute to an upcoming revision of New Zealand’s NSHM and support its long-term development. 

Specific topics could include development of:  empirical ground motion models, models of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty, non-ergodic approaches, site amplification models and/or ground motion characterisation models for hazard assessment.  

This is an opportunity to be part of a great multi-disciplinary team at GNS Science. 

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to all but New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.  International candidates are encouraged to apply and may begin work remotely as a contractor from overseas until New Zealand’s borders reopen. 

For further information about this position and to submit an application online, please visit:   https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/Nq979/Seismic-Hazard-Ground-Motion-Seismologist,39945.html

 

University College London's Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction in the UK seeks an Associate Professor in Humanitarian Science / Data Science

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBJ569/associate-professor-in-humanitarian-science-data-science

Application deadline 2 October.

Institution: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Open Until: 2020-09-20

EPOS ERIC is seeking a new Executive Director of the European Plate Observing System — European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC) a full time employment, to lead the EPOS Research Infrastructure.

Application start date: 1th July 2020 at 05.00 pm | Application deadline (CET): 20th September 2020 at 11:59 pm 
Job Position: Executive Director (ED)
Employer: European Plate Observing System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EPOS ERIC)
Contract: Full time employment for three years, renewable once for an identical period.
Location: Premises of the EPOS ERIC Statutory Seat - Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy
Working Language: English
Gross Salary rate: € 130.000 to € 170.000/annum depending on qualifications and seniority. The gross salary will include general social benefits.

The EPOS ERIC Executive Director is sought as an outstanding scientist with proven managerial experience who will act as the legal representative of EPOS ERIC.
The mission of the Executive Director is to move EPOS from pre-operations to fully mature and operational services across the EPOS Delivery Framework. The Executive Director shall carry out the day-to-day management of EPOS ERIC with due diligence and in accordance with the EPOS ERIC Statutes and Implementing Rules, the instructions and resolutions of the General Assembly and applicable laws.

The Executive Director will lead the Executive Coordination Office (ECO) and they will be directly responsible to the General Assembly for all aspects of the EPOS ERIC activities.

The Executive Director is responsible for preparing and submitting to the General Assembly strategic, technical, scientific, legal, budgetary and administrative assessments and for preparing and submitting the annual activity plan and activity report.

For information and to download the vacancy notice visit the EPOS website: https://www.epos-eu.org/career


 

2020-2021 CIG POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Researchers with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics who are interested in contributing to the development and support of numerical modeling codes in geodynamics and towards conducting independent research. We seek proposals for innovative, original, and feasible software engineering and/or software development projects that complement and/or improve our current practices. 

CIG supports communities in computational science, dynamo, education, long-term tectonics, mantle convection, multiphysics, seismology, and short-term crustal dynamics. See geodynamics.org.

First review date: October 1, 2020

Position closes: June 30, 2021

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03676

For more information contact Lorraine Hwang: ljhwang@ucdavis.edu.


Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology

Geology & Geophysics

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum 
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  1280820HN

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography centre. The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, seismicity, and tectonics either globally or at an oceanic and/or subduction zone setting. You will work on the European Research Council-funded EURO-LAB project. They will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, joint seismic inversions (receiver function and surface/body wave), joint seismic-MT inversions, seismicity, induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, synthetic receiver function modelling of geodynamic predictions, full wave-form inversion, tectonic studies, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems. There are possibilities to engage with in situ data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, from the Ontong Java Plateau, and also data from the Lesser Antilles subduction zone. 

There are also several possibilities to expand with fibre optics, machine learning, hazard, oceanographic links, and climate change. In addition to supporting these projects the fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US, France, Japan and Germany is key.

You will need to have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field. This role is full time fixed term for 12 months.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1280820HN on all correspondence.

 


Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology

University of Southampton - Geology & Geophysics 

Location:

Southampton, UK 

Hours:

Full Time

Contract Type:

Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On:

31st July 2020

Closes:

6th September 2020

Job Ref:

1280820HN

 

Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Fixed Term: 12 months, with possibility to extend for at least an additional 12 months

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography centre. The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, the mantle transition zone, seismicity, and/or tectonics either globally or at an oceanic, large igneous province, and/or subduction zone setting. You will work on the European Research Council-funded EURO-LAB project. You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, global imaging of the transition zone, joint seismic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, seismicity, induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, synthetic receiver function modelling of geodynamic predictions, full wave-form inversion, seismicity and tectonic studies, and/or geodynamic modelling. There are possibilities to engage with in situ data collected from large ocean bottom seismic experiments for instance at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and several other locations.

There are also several possibilities to expand with fibre optics, machine learning, hazard, oceanographic links, and climate change. In addition to supporting these projects the fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology and geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US, France, Japan and Germany is key.

You will need to have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field. This role is full time fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension for at least 12 additional months. Start date would ideally be in the fall, although with some flexibility. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1280820HN on all correspondence.

Further details about the job: 

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAY203/research-fellow-in-passive-source-seismology

Further details about some of the possible research projects:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


Catherine Rychert
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way
Southampton
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

phone 02380598663
office NOC/676/17


Job Summary

The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire a motivated, technically-competent Electronics Technician to join its operations teams.  This is a regular, full-time position and is eligible for benefits.

 

OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to support academic research seismology in the oceans. OBSIC provides Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS), and the technical expertise to operate them at sea, to the academic research community (https://obsic.whoi.edu). OBS instrumentation records earthquake-induced and artificially-generated ground-motion and pressure signals while deployed on the seafloor for durations of up to a year or more. OBSIC supports seafloor seismic experiments all over the world.


With substantial supervision, the successful candidate will apply electronic/electrical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, repair, and operation of a fleet of more than 100 OBS of varying complexity and capability. The successful candidate will go to sea as part of a team to deploy and recover OBS. While the primary skills requirement is electronics, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of OBS support and operations.

 

The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant I or Engineering Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 

 

Essential Functions

 

This position requires the individual to possess solid technical skills with an emphasis on electronics, a meticulous attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated.


The candidate must be able to:

  • Implement written procedures to maintain, test, and repair electronic/electrical systems required for the operation of the OBS fleet.
  • Wire and solder electronic circuits and sensor cables.
  • Read electronic schematics and have experience with schematic capture software.
  • Participate in report writing to document instrumentation test, preparation and debug procedures.
  • Develop basic practical engineering skills to enhance technical competence and versatility.
  • Assist in mobilizing/demobilizing sea-going seismic experiments.
  • Participate in sea-going experiments, at a level of up to about 4 months per year.
  • While at sea, provide support for all aspects of OBSIC operations, including the deployment and recovery of OBS, instrument programming/de-briefing, record keeping, and maintenance of electronic support equipment and computer networks. In port, assist in loading and unloading OBS and related support equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. Overseas travel is required. Must have a valid passport or be eligible for a passport. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TWIC card.

Non-Essential Functions

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

Education & Experience

  • Degree (AS/BS) in engineering or in another appropriate discipline with minimal work experience, or, in the absence of a degree, evidence of good electronics technician skills gained through experience.
  • Skill in the use and evaluation of electrical and electronic test equipment such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of common mechanical tools.
  • Strong aptitude in completing detailed maintenance documentation and reporting.
  • Must have a good command of spoken and written English. Must be able to maintain accurate lab. and field records and write field reports. Must have good communication skills.
  • Proficiency with the Windows operating system and Office applications.

Engineering Assistant I: High School or equivalent plus one-year mechanical or electronics experience, or Technical School training beyond high school level. Applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of and facility with common practical skills related to their area of work.

 

Engineering Assistant II: High School or equivalent plus three years' mechanical or electronics experience, or Technical School training plus one year related experience, or one to two years' progress toward an engineering or related degree.

 

Physical Requirements

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.

Sea Duty

This position requires about 2-4 months at sea annually; typical cruise durations are about 30 days or less.  Must be capable of functioning while at sea, and working with heavy equipment on the deck of a ship under adverse sea-states. At sea, must have the ability to work constructively and communicate clearly with the science team and marine crew. May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on a watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

 

Link to apply: https://careers-whoi.icims.com/jobs/1309/engineering-assistant-i-ii%3a-engineering-technician/job?hub=8

 

Krystina Cuddemi

Senior HR Coordinator

Description: cid:image001.jpg@01C9A167.DAB41C30Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

kcuddemi@whoi.edu

Office: 508.289.2559

Fax: 508.457.2173

 


Job Summary

The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire an Engineering Technician experienced in electronics engineering to join its operations team. This is a regular, full-time position and is eligible for benefits.

 

OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to support academic research seismology in the oceans. OBSIC provides Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS), and the technical expertise to operate them at sea, to the academic research community (https://obsic.whoi.edu). OBS instrumentation records earthquake-induced and artificially-generated ground-motion and pressure signals while deployed on the seafloor for durations of up to a year or more. OBSIC supports seafloor seismic experiments all over the world.


With minimal supervision, the successful candidate will apply electronic/electrical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, repair, and operation of a fleet of more than 100 OBS of varying complexity and capability. This will require a strong aptitude for electronics and the ability to implement and improve on established procedures. The successful candidate will go to sea as part of a team to deploy and recover OBS. While the primary skills requirement is electronics, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of OBS support and operations.

 

The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant III or Senior Engineering Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 

 

Essential Functions

 

This position requires the individual to possess a strong electrical background, a meticulous attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated.


The candidate must be able to:

  • Assume responsibility for the maintenance of OBS and related support equipment in the OBSIC lab.
  • Read electrical/electronic schematics and be comfortable with schematic capture software.
  • Implement written procedures to maintain, test, and repair electronic/electrical systems and equipment associated with the operation of the OBS fleet. Examples include digital and analog circuits, battery components, power supplies, controllers, underwater cables, recovery-aids, serial data systems and computer networks.
  • Assist in mobilizing/demobilizing sea-going seismic experiments.
  • Participate in sea-going experiments, at a level of up to about 4 months per year
  • While at sea, provide support for all aspects of OBSIC operations, including the deployment and recovery of OBS, acoustic navigation of deployed OBS, instrument programming and debriefing, instrument and network debugging, and record keeping. In port, assist in loading and unloading OBS and related support equipment.
  • Document instrumentation testing, preparation and debug procedures.
  • Develop the sea-going experience, maturity, technical and inter-personal skills required to serve as an Expedition Leader for OBSIC-supported experiments.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

 

Engineering Assistant III:

With little supervision, applies a broad knowledge of established procedures to the assembly, testing, or calibration of equipment developed and used in support of engineering projects related to oceanographic instrumentation.

 

Senior Engineering Assistant I:

With minimum supervision, applies experience and comprehensive understanding of related procedures and equipment to complex assignments in support of oceanographic engineering projects or facilities.

 

Education & Experience

 

Engineering Assistant III:

High School diploma or equivalent plus six years' mechanical or electronics experience, or Technical School training plus four years' practical experience, or two to three years' progress toward an engineering or related degree.

 

Senior Engineering Assistant I:

Considerable experience in specialized field; consistently exceptional performance and a demonstrated record of reliable and timely task completion; invaluable longterm experience at the Institution coupled with technical support of the highest quality as a critical team member.

  • Degree (AS/BS) in engineering or in another appropriate discipline with substantial work experience, or, in the absence of a degree, evidence of strong electronics technician skills gained through broad experience.
  • Strong aptitude for evaluating and repairing analog and digital electrical and electronic components and systems. Must be capable of analyzing equipment problems using drawings/documentation and schematics in conjunction with test equipment and procedures.
  • Skill in the use and evaluation of electrical and electronic test equipment.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of common mechanical tools.
  • Strong aptitude in completing detailed maintenance documentation and reporting.
  • Must have a good command of spoken and written English. Must be able to maintain accurate lab. and field records and write field reports. Must have good communication skills.
  • Proficiency with the Windows operating system and Office applications.
  • Experience with mechanical, electromechanical and battery systems.
  • Experience constructing complex wiring harnesses, surface mount and through-hole PCB assembly and rework, electronic and/or mechanical CAD software is a plus.
  • Knowledge of seismographic and pressure sensors is a plus.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Overseas travel is required. Must have a valid passport or be eligible for a passport.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TWIC card.

Physical Requirements

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.

Sea Duty

This position requires about 2-4 months at sea annually; typical cruise durations are about 30 days or less.  Must be capable of functioning while at sea, and working with heavy equipment on the deck of a ship under adverse sea-states. At sea, must have the ability to work constructively and communicate clearly with the science team and marine crew. May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on a watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

 

Link to apply: https://careers-whoi.icims.com/jobs/1308/engineering-assistant-iii-sr.-engineering-assistant-i-%3a-engineering-technician/job?hub=8

 

Krystina Cuddemi

Senior HR Coordinator

Description: cid:image001.jpg@01C9A167.DAB41C30Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

kcuddemi@whoi.edu

Office: 508.289.2559

Fax: 508.457.2173


CIG HQ

We seek an experienced System Engineer responsible for managing and maintaining software, hardware, and networking infrastructure for the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG). The System Engineer will work with CIG Staff and community stakeholders to identify, analyze, design, propose and implement enhancements and upgrades as needed to interconnected systems and software needed to support servers, switches, and high-performance compute nodes. The System Engineer will be in charge of containerization and deployment of software on local and national shared high- computing resources and have a working knowledge of security to manage these resources.

The System Engineer is a self-motivated professional with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team applying advanced technical and learning skills to solve complex problems

The complete job description can be found here or by searching for Staff Jobs at UC Davis, Job ID 9546.

For full consideration, apply by 29 August 2020.

For more information, contact Lorraine Hwang: ljhwang@ucdavis.edu



Institution: Instituto Dom Luiz
Open Until: 2020-09-22

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) is opening a call for a highly motivated early career researcher in the field of Geodynamic Hazards, willing to work in an exciting research environment.

Position description: Postdoctoral Junior Researcher Position in Geophysics
Position Requirements: PhD in Earth or Marine Sciences (e.g. Geophysics, Geology)

Specific Requirements: 
a) Previous experience in fundamental or applied research in the field of Geodynamic Hazard, i.e. in research focused on assessing the hazard resulting from disasters associated with the Earth's internal geodynamics, namely earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and mass movements. Hazard assessment should be grounded in the understanding of fundamental geodynamic processes (physics-based). Considered relevant experience includes: 1) probabilistic assessment or other types of numerical modeling of hazards; 2) development of monitoring techniques, particularly in near-real time, real time or early warning; and 3) other initiatives developed to mitigate the effects of these disasters and to increase the resilience of the population to their impacts.
b) The candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals (indexed in Scopus or Web of Science), as first author, in the themes mentioned above or in related themes.

Documents to be submit:
a) Submission Declaration Letter
b) PhD certificate
c) Curriculum vitae
d) Scientific Project (Max. 25000 characters)
e) Copies of previous publications (Max. 5)
f) Other documents that the candidate may find appropriate (e.g. reference letter, motivation letter)

Salary: €2,134.73 gross salary per calendar month, plus holiday pay and Christmas bonus, each equivalent to another salary, and in addition to social security and health benefits
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: 22 September

For more information and instructions on how to apply please contact asap:
João Duarte (jdduarte@fc.ul.pt) and Ricardo Ramalho (raramalho@fc.ul.pt)

Software Engineer III

 

Tracking Code

181-532

 

Position Overview

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits.  As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive. This facility supports a broad range of applications from the study of plate tectonics and earthquakes to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks.

 

The Software Engineer III will work with general direction and is expected to identify and resolve most problems, and to actively participate in matters of operational impact to UNAVCO. This position is respected as a subject matter expert and relied upon to initiate and drive relevant practices that align with UNAVCO’s operating standards and mission. The incumbent will mentor and review work of members of the data transition team. Additionally, this position will work with the geosciences community to coordinate and/or participate in activities and obtain feedback on the transition to a cloud native architecture.

This position will mentor a small team of developers designing and managing the transition to a new cloud native architecture. This position will work closely with current Project Managers and Technical Leads in the design and solicit the broad data services group for design requirements. Does not have supervisory responsibility.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Containerization of the databases used to store all the metadata about our data holdings and networks to support scalability, interoperability, and reproducibility.
  • Containerization and optimization of applications for the extraction, translation, quality control, and delivery of data holdings.
  • Build analysis optimized data stores and analysis ready datasets (HDF5) of the data holdings for all geodetic data types.
  • Guidance of cloud architecture from design to deployment and maintenance.
  • Leads the establishment of and follows internal software development, testing and documentation methodologies, policies, and best practices to ensure a robust software development environment is maintained.
  • Continually works to acquire and improve skills relevant to the program.
  • Keeps abreast of current best practices and trends affecting a cloud native architecture.
  • May author technical reports and present at conferences.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business.
Required Experience:        

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Geophysics or related field and six years software development experience.  Master’s degree with 2 years of experience in software development highly desired.

 

For a complete job posting and application visit us at https://unavcocareers.silkroad.com/. 

  • Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position
  • Complete resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin August 28, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. Our long-term success depends on the development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups. This includes candidates from different socioeconomic backgrounds, candidates with disabilities, candidates with unique life experiences, etc. Women, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities are encouraged to apply. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact HR@unavco.org or 303.381.7515.

 

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff.  As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. 

 

 

Job Location

Boulder, Colorado, United States

 

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

 

Salary

$78,288.00 - $97,860.00 USD

_________________

Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Administrator


https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B8yiNfO2e9cpOTJzdTl4U3JxUFE&revid=0B8yiNfO2e9cpbkNDdEdscHhZNzBJTkE2RkFWRmdVa3FTaW1NPQ

6350 Nautilus Drive

Suite B/C

Boulder CO 80301

 

303.381.7515

tangye@unavco.org



Institution: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Open Until: 2020-08-31


Applications are invited from motivated and talented personals for three PhD position and one postdoc position in Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The project will be carried out in the newly established group of Seismology led by Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at FIAS in active collaboration with Prof. Dr. Horst Stöcker, Dr. Jan Steinheimer, Dr. Kai Zhou and Dr. Georg Rümpker. 

The project focuses on developing and applying an innovative computational framework based on novel techniques of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in seismological data. The research work will range across seismology, artificial intelligence, physics, and high-performance computing.
Essential Qualification for PhD: 
A Master degree in Geosciences/Physics/Computer Science. 
Excellent communication skills and working proficiency in English. 
A strong interest in interdisciplinary research. 
Previous experience in programming (Python, Matlab etc.),  and machine learning (PyTorch, Tensorflow) are not required but a plus. 
Essential Qualification for Postdoc:
A PhD degree in Geosciences/Physics/Computer Science background. 
Excellent communication skills and working proficiency in English. 
A strong interest in interdisciplinary research. 
Previous experience in programming (Python, Matlab etc.),  and machine learning (PyTorch, Tensorflow) are not required but a plus. 

We offer: 
A highly inspiring work environment with excellent research infrastructure and dedicated mentoring. You will have the opportunity to live in Frankfurt am Main - Germany, a vibrant and exciting cosmopolitan city in the heart of Europe. 
Applications may be submitted until August 31, 2020 but interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible. The successful applicant is expected to start in September 2020. 

Required documents: 
A motivation letter.
A detailed curriculum vitae. 
Name and contact information of at least two reference. 


Send your application to Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at srivastava@fias.uni-frankfurt.de 

Institution: University of Hamburg
Open Until: 2020-09-15

The position is for a duration of two years, starting on 01.01.2021. The Postdoc is in the framework of the "GIOTTO" project, where we aim to develop a novel monitoring concept based on ambient vibrations to detect possible damage to the structural integrity of buildings. The task of the successful applicant will be to perform seismic interferometry studies on both synthetic and field data. A further aim of the project is to incorporate rotational data to represent all 6 degrees of freedom (3 for translational and 3 for rotational movement). These tasks will be performed in close cooperation with the project partners (LMU Munich and Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Berlin).

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who has extensive experience with the analysis of seismic data or vibrational studies and time series. Experience with interferometic analysis is a definite advantage.
Good knowledge of English and good written and oral communication skills are essential for presenting results at workshops and international meetings, and preparing papers for submission to international journals. Previous experience in programming is expected, preferably in Python.
The successful candidate must have either completed, or be in the process of completing, a PhD in a relevant subject area such as seismology, acoustics, physics or similar fields.

For further information, please contact me, or consult our website:
https://www.geo.uni-hamburg.de/en/geophysik/forschung/seismology.html   
or the advert:
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/15-09-20-331-en.pdf

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications as a single pdf file by email  to: celine.hadziioannou@uni-hamburg.de. The applications deadline is on September 15th, 2020. Evaluation of the applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.


Institution: University of Calgary
Open Until: 2020-10-31

The Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics. 

Job Description:
We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in seabed geophysics / geoacoustics / seismology, with the potential to be extended for an additional year. The research will develop probabilistic (Bayesian) methods to study seabeds of continental shelves. In particular, we employ reflectivity measurements of the seabed to infer sediment properties such as velocity, density, attenuation, porosity and dispersion. 

The data were acquired in large volumes on towed arrays and a particular interest is to study the feasibility of scaling inference methods to 2D and 3D application over large study areas. The information gained is important to understand underwater sound propagation and applications such as SONAR. Particular areas of interest include inverse theory, probabilistic machine learning, Markov chain Monte Carlo, sequential Monte Carlo, computational seismology or acoustics, high performance computing, including message passing and general-purpose graphics cards, and/or numerical methods for seismic wave propagation.

Qualifications:
• PhD or equivalent degree in geophysics, acoustics, statistics, physics, or computer engineering;*
• strong quantitative background in acoustics, seismology, Bayesian inference, machine learning.
• excellent programming/coding skill (relevant languages and technologies are C, Fortran, MPI, CUDA, and python); 
• fluent in written and spoken English and have strong communication and technical writing skills. 

*To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree within five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position
Application details:  
Please email your application as a single PDF file on or before 11:59 MDT Friday, September 4, 2020 to Dr. Jan Dettmer, Associate Professor at jan.dettmer@ucalgary.ca

All applications must include:
• a single-page cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role;
• single-page statement of research background, including major research accomplishments and interests
• a current curriculum vitae (CV) with list of published articles
• official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s); and
• contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of  two (2) references that may support the candidate’s application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.  

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology

University of Southampton - Geology & Geophysics 

Location:

Southampton, UK 

Hours:

Full Time

Contract Type:

Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On:

31st July 2020

Closes:

30th August 2020

Job Ref:

1280820HN

 

Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Fixed Term: 12 months, with possibility to extend for at least an additional 12 months

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton, based at the National Oceanography centre. The successful candidate will play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system, mantle dynamics, the mantle transition zone, seismicity, and/or tectonics either globally or at an oceanic, large igneous province, and/or subduction zone setting. You will work on the European Research Council-funded EURO-LAB project. You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, global imaging of the transition zone, joint seismic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, seismicity, induced seismicity, episodic tremor and slip, synthetic receiver function modelling of geodynamic predictions, full wave-form inversion, seismicity and tectonic studies, and/or geodynamic modelling. There are possibilities to engage with in situ data collected from large ocean bottom seismic experiments for instance at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and several other locations.

There are also several possibilities to expand with fibre optics, machine learning, hazard, oceanographic links, and climate change. In addition to supporting these projects the fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology and geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US, France, Japan and Germany is key.

You will need to have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field. This role is full time fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension for at least 12 additional months. Start date would ideally be in the fall, although with some flexibility.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1280820HN on all correspondence.

Further details about the job: 

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAY203/research-fellow-in-passive-source-seismology

Further details about some of the possible research projects:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


Catherine Rychert
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way
Southampton
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

phone 02380598663
office NOC/676/17



Institution: Sandia National Laboratories
Open Until: 2020-08-24

What Your Job Will Be Like

Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join our high energy, dynamic team and develop creative solutions to unique national security challenges!

We are seeking an early career Geosciences Engineer to join our team! 
Initially, you will support existing research efforts combining traditional geophysics with novel data science techniques to improve monitoring capabilities for underground nuclear explosions. You will be responsible for developing and applying signal processing algorithms to unique seismic data sets. Then, supported by your team, you will interpret the results and communicate findings through presentations and publications.

Opportunities are available to explore the full seismic processing pipeline, including signal detection, signal association, event location, and event identification. Over time, you will be expected to apply the expertise you gain to develop new R&D efforts within Sandia mission areas. You will be expected to perform work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, 
teaming, and scientific integrity.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

• Support your team members by sharing results and providing/receiving feedback on work
• Collaborate with computer scientists to develop signal detection algorithms
• Modify an existing code base to test a new hypothesis and write data analysis codes to interpret and graph results
• Develop methods to handle large data sets
• Attend a mini-course to learn new technical skills
• Participate in journal article discussion groups and seminar series
• Run codes on both CPU and GPU clusters
• Draft publications, reports, and presentations

About Our Team

The Geophysical Detection Technology R&D department performs geophysical monitoring research and development in support of Sandia’s mission as a national security laboratory. The team’s geophysics expertise addresses challenges surrounding ground-based nuclear detonation detection through next-generation algorithms exploiting multi-phenomenological data, advanced sensor technologies, and demonstration experiments.

The team has a wide range of expertise in field seismology, subsurface characterization, seismo-acoustic and infrasound modeling; evaluation of seismic and infrasound sensors and systems; and the processing, analysis, and interpretation of all types of geophysical data. Technical work spans the spectrum from theoretical to applied and includes strong modeling, lab and field data collection, and analysis capabilities. The department serves as Sandia’s resource for ground-based monitoring expertise, partnering with departments across the labs to integrate multiple types of data—including optical, seismic, electromagnetic, infrasound, atmospheric, radionuclide—to address broad national security needs.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
• Extraordinary co-workers
• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
• Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.  Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Qualifications We Require

• Master’s degree in geophysics, seismology, or closely related field, with an emphasis on data analysis
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level clearance

Qualifications We Desire
• Research experience in the one or more of the following technical fields: general geophysical signal processing; machine learning; waveform correlation; inversion methods; algorithm tuning & optimization; uncertainty quantification
• Interpersonal skills and can work effectively both individually and on teams
• Proficiency with at least one common computer programming language (Java, C++, Python, MATLAB)
• Strong organizational skills and ability to meet scheduled work completion dates
• Proficiency with varied communication methods, including oral presentation, preparation of high-impact visual presentations, written reports, and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate scientific and technical information at a level tailored the audience

Security Clearance

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Open Until: 2020-11-30

With support from the NSF-funded project on “Modeling of Crater Floor Deformation in Relationship with Lava Lake Activity”, we invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in volcano geodetic modeling. The successful candidate will focus on the interpretation and numerical modeling of geodetic InSAR geodetic time-series measurements at two lava-hosting volcanoes in the Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. The selected postdoctoral scholar will be based at Penn State under the mentoring of the project PI Christelle Wauthier (Associate Professor of Geosciences, cuw25@psu.edu). The project will be conducted in close collaboration with an international and multidisciplinary team including Drs. Benoît Smets (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium) and Nicolas d’Oreye (ECGS, Luxembourg).

Candidates must have a PhD in geodesy, numerical modeling, geophysics, or a related field by the time of hire. Candidates should have strong mathematical/numerical skills. The candidate will be highly motivated with a keen interest in volcanic processes, geodetic modeling, and geophysics. Previous experience with geodetic modeling - ideally numerical modeling approaches - data inversions, and a strong desire to learn new computational methods, are highly desirable. Experience in InSAR is a plus but is not essential.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter outlining the candidate’s academic qualifications and professional experiences, motivation, and how they will bring value to project goals; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three references with the application. 
Apply here: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Scholar-in-Volcano-Geodetic-Modeling_REQ_0000005169-1

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A start date on November 2020 is desirable. The position is funded for one year from the date of hire with possibility for renewal, contingent on funding and performance.

Job Summary

The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an OBSIC Staff Seismologist to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. 

 

OBSIC provides Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS), and the technical support to operate them, to the academic research community. You will join a group (https://obsic.whoi.edu) committed to advancing the performance and reliability of seafloor seismographs in order to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes such as earthquake faulting and volcanism. Advances in technology (autonomous timing, optical and acoustic telemetry, sensor shielding and burial, datalogger and seismometer performance) and algorithm development (removal of oceanographic-related noise brought about by infragravity waves and seafloor currents), as well as new opportunities to improve our understanding of OBS/oceanography interactions (by adding oceanographic sensors and via dedicated experiments) provide the opportunity for an ambitious investigator to drive improvements in the quality of seismic data acquired on the seafloor.


The Staff Seismologist will be a critical part of the OBSIC leadership team, and will participate in meetings of the OBSIC Operations Sub-Committee and in activities such as OBS symposia, and IRIS-organized Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposia (SITS) and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM). They will represent OBSIC at national and international scientific meetings, and will participate in OBSIC outreach activities both locally and at national meetings such as the Fall AGU Meeting. They will be encouraged to establish an independent research program that is broadly supportive of OBSIC’s goals.

 

The internal working title for this position could be either Research Associate III or Research Specialist. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 

Essential Functions

  • Archive OBS data and related metadata at the IRIS DMC. 
  • Analyze MUSTANG quality control metrics generated at the IRIS DMC.
  • Develop and apply QA/QC metrics for seafloor seismic data.
  • Assess data quality using ambient-noise PSD PDFs and synthetic seismograms.
  • Orient the horizontal components of seafloor-deployed seismometers.
  • Calculate compliance corrections for broadband OBS.
  • Calculate seismometer tilt corrections for broadband OBS.
  • Analyze calibration data and update metadata for seismometers and pressure sensors.
  • Prepare data QA/QC reports for the OBSIC Operations Sub-Committee

The Staff Seismologist will be responsible for archiving all data acquired through OBSIC at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC). They will carry out quality-assessment of both field-data and test-data generated in-house. Data-quality assessment tasks include both in-house analyses specific to OBS data and review of MUSTANG data quality control metrics generated at the IRIS DMC. These and other QA/QC products will inform OBSIC operational decisions and provide the OBSIC Operations Sub-Committee with an independent assessment of performance. The Staff Seismologist will be the point person for all data-related queries from the user community. They will be responsible for analysis of sensor calibration measurements, and will maintain up-to-date calibration information for all OBSIC instrumentation. On completion of OBS experiments, the staff seismologist will use established software to orient the horizontal components of seafloor seismometers and calculate seafloor compliance and seismometer tilt corrections. These additional metadata will be archived at the DMC. The Staff Seismologist will use our improved understanding of OBS performance to provide advice on OBS experiment design and on the design of new OBS. They will assist in mobilizing/demobilizing sea-going seismic experiments, and will sail on occasional OBSIC cruises.

 

Education & Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in seismology, geophysics or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field, or Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3 years’ related experience, or Bachelor’s degree in non-related field plus 5 years’ related experience, or Associates degree in related field plus 6 years’ related experience.
  • Extensive experience collecting, processing, and analyzing local/regional/global seismic data.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of passive-source seismology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern seismic data analysis techniques and tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of seismic data (SEED, PHP, SEGY) and metadata formats (dataless SEED, StationXML).
  • Excellent programming skills (C/C++, Python, Matlab, JavaScript, shell scripts).
  • Experience with heterogeneous computing environments (Mac/PC/LINUX platforms).
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.

Desired Qualifications:

 

Research Specialist:

  • Appropriate academic background or its equivalent relevant work experience, enhanced by more than 15 years of increasingly successful and creative achievement. Candidates for this rank are recognized as leaders and authorities in their field through their original contributions. They must have had far-reaching impact on the scientific activities of the Institution and their field. They should have demonstrated high levels of creativity and independence (i.e., a record of superior accomplishment--such as patents, publications, or documented instrumentation-- which provides objective evidence of original professional contributions) with foresight and judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive and complex scientific projects.

Desired Experience:

  • Proficiency with ObsPy python toolbox for seismology.
  • Experience with Antelope software.
  • Familiarity with relational databases, including SQL scripting.
  • Experience with Git version control system.
  • Experience with machine learning as applied to seismic data.

Special Requirements

  • Must work well in a coordinated fashion within a team, both in the lab and at sea.
  • Participate in occasional sea-going experiments; typical cruise durations are ~30 days or less.
  • At sea, must have the ability to work constructively and communicate clearly with the science team and marine crew.
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license.
  • Must have a valid passport or be eligible for a passport.
  • Must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be eligible for a TWIC.

Physical Requirements

Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Sea Duty

Sea duty requirements for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

 

 

Krystina Cuddemi

Senior HR Coordinator

Description: cid:image001.jpg@01C9A167.DAB41C30Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

kcuddemi@whoi.edu

Office: 508.289.2559

Fax: 508.457.2173

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Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Open Until: 2020-11-30

Applications are solicited for a Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, to begin Fall of 2021, who will play a key role in an NSF-funded project “CAREER: Numerical Modeling of Volcanic Flank Instability Processes”. This CAREER proposal addresses the central theme of: why the style, behavior, and timing of the cyclic growth then destruction of volcanic edifices varies across such a wide spectrum? - with a focus on flank collapse on ocean island volcanoes and in using modeling to unravel the observed complexity in data sets representing a spectrum of type volcanoes. Specifically, this work will explore how styles of collapse are primarily controlled by the evolved size, steepness, structure, and strength of the edifice, in turn conditioned by rates of magma supply and composition and modulated by the aspect and slip interface properties of the substrate. An initial suite of type-volcanoes comprises Kilauea (Hawaii), Piton de la F!
ournaise (France), and Anak Krakatau (Indonesia) spanning large-to-small, shallow-to-steep and shield- to strato-volcano. A new numerical modeling strategy will be developed and benchmarked through synthetic tests, then applied to recent episodes of flank failure for a spectrum of volcanoes.

The selected Ph.D. student will be based at Penn State under the supervision of Dr. Christelle Wauthier (http://personal.psu.edu/cuw25/website/index.html#/Home). The candidate will be highly motivated with a keen interest in volcanic processes, geodetic modeling, and geophysics. A strong background in mathematics, physics, geophysics, and proficiency with at least one programming language (i.e., MATLAB) are required. Previous experience with geodetic modeling - ideally numerical modeling approaches - data inversions, and a strong desire to learn new computational methods, are highly desirable. Experience in InSAR is a plus but is not essential. The candidate must have completed a Master degree or BS/BSc degree with a significant geophysical research component at the time of appointment.

If you are interested, contact and send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Christelle Wauthier at cuw25@psu.edu
Applicants should follow the procedures for application for Graduate Study at Penn State University. 
Candidates from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction invites applications for two PhD funding opportunities / teaching assistantships starting in September 2020 to conduct research in (1) Gender Responsive Resilience and (2) Geophysical Hazard Risks. The application deadline is 14 August 2020. Project details, funding details, and application instructions are at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/news/2020/jul/two-new-irdr-teaching-assistantships-open-application



PHD STUDENTSHIP / TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP IN:
GEOPHYSICAL HAZARD RISKS: A geophysical approach to understanding flood hazards

University: UCL - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £17,285 (in 2020/21) for 3.5 years Hours: Full Time
Closes: 14 August 2020
Start: From 21 September 2020

FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/news/2020/jul/two-new-irdr-teaching-assistantships-open-application
Dr Katerina Stavrianaki: k.stavrianaki@ucl.ac.uk

HOW TO APPLY
All candidates should apply for the Research Degree: Risk and Disaster Reduction  (RRDRDRSING01) completing the online form https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/
I would like to draw your attention to a mantle modelling Postdoctoral Research Associate position opening in the Mantle Geodynamics research group at Cardiff University. This is the central element of a 4-year NERC funded Large Grant Project involving 9 UK Universities to develop and constrain mantle circulation models to better understand mantle upwellings. The successful candidate will work in a substantially multidisciplinary environment in close cooperation with all others.

The position is funded for 4 years.

Below is a short description of the Project, and the position.

TO APPLY – go to http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs.

Then click on Academic vacancies and search for 10031BR: Research Associate in Mantle Circulation Modelling EARTH.

Please pass this message on to those who may be interested. Please note the closing date of 28 August 2020 at 5pm GMT. 

Many thanks. 

Best regards and stay healthy!

Huw

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Research Associate in Mantle Circulation Modelling

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Applications are invited for a 4 year Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position will form the central part of the NERC Large Grant Project – MC2 – ‘Mantle Circulation Constrained (MC2): A multidisciplinary 4D Earth framework for understanding mantle upwellings’. The Principal Investigator of MC2 is Prof. Huw Davies. 

Working with Huw Davies the role of the Research Associate is to use numerical mantle circulation models to better understand mantle upwellings. The interdisciplinary 4 year MC2 project, will bring together constraints from mineralogy, seismology, core dynamics and paleomagnetism, dynamic topography, petrology and geochemistry to constrain these mantle circulation models over the past 1 Ga, but especially the past 300 Ma. This project will involve the PDRA in close collaboration with Investigators and Research Associates at the University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, University of Oxford, Royal Holloway University of London, and University College London, and with project partners at ANU, Bern University, ENKI, Lille University, Strasbourg University and Sydney University, and industrial project impact partners. 

In addition to these duties, the RA will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high-quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international conferences, develop outreach opportunities related to the MC2 project, and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants. 

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject. Expertise in numerical modelling and mantle studies is essential.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). It is available from 1 October, 2020 and is a fixed-term appointment until 31 September 2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY – go to http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs.

Then click on Academic vacancies and search for 10031BR: Research Associate in Mantle Circulation Modelling EARTH.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing Date: Friday, 28 August 2020 

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Huw Davies, email: DaviesJH2@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email: fitzgeraldB1@cardiff.ac.uk

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Institution: IRIS Data Services
Open Until: 2020-08-14

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) seeks an experienced Software Engineer at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) in Seattle, Washington.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to be part of an international seismological data center.  Our center is responsible for archival and dissemination of large-scale geophysical datasets to the geoscience research community.

This position supports the always-on web services and cross-platform applications that scientists and the public use to access data.  In addition, we are looking for a candidate who is ready to migrate applications to the cloud.  We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and a terrific work atmosphere.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assume software development tasks to support web services for terabyte-scale data archive curation, transformation, and delivery.
• Develop and sustain software tools using Python, Java, and JavaScript.
• Create solutions to increase scalability, speed, and resilience of software stacks that carry out a wide array of data-intensive operations.
• Work with other team-members to design and implement cloud-native implementations that function flexibly and efficiently.
• Design and develop web applications to enable data discovery and access.
• Support web design, documentation, and user feedback.
• Communicate with the seismic community to ensure a healthy partnership of data engineering serving scientific research.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• A four-year degree in Computer Science, Earth Science, or related technical field.
• Three (3) or more years of experience in software development with demonstrated achievement on specific projects or tasks, such as data analysis software or a helpful web tool enabling data discovery.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Hands-on experience with Linux operating systems and its shell languages.
• Strong skills in Python and experience with Java.
• Experience developing in relational database systems and using connector APIs.
• Experience creating Docker images and deploying containers a plus.
• Experience with software frameworks such as Spring and Django a plus.
• UI development in any of the JavaScript Frameworks (Vue.js a plus).
• Experience with cloud technologies a plus.
• Familiarity with automated build and test from svn or git.
• Knowledge of software lifecycle processes and software design methodologies.
• Expertise working with technical and scientific data a plus.
• Good communication skills with team members and end users.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume highlighting pertinent work experience by August 14th, 2020 to job@iris.washington.edu with the subject line "IRIS Software Engineer".

The IRIS Consortium has a membership of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data.  For more information on IRIS, consult http://www.iris.edu.
IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a diverse staff makes us a stronger organization. IRIS is committed to hiring people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, veteran status, religions and disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) are accepting applications for 2-3 Research Fellow (Postdoc) positions in computational geophysics and seismology. The research fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of seismologists, geologists and mathematicians to improve the understanding of structural heterogeneity and geodynamics in Southeast Asia. To achieve this goal, advanced seismic imaging tools will be developed and applied to derive high-resolution images from the growing volume of seismic data in Southeast Asia. Candidates with at least one of the following experiences are encouraged to apply: (1) Seismic traveltime tomography; (2) Ambient noise tomography or Surface wave tomography; (3) Receiver function analysis; (4) Adjoint tomography or Full waveform inversion; (5) High Performance Computing; (6) Computational mathematics. 

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in geophysics, seismology, mathematics, physics or a related subject at the time of appointment. These positions will be open until filled or 31 August 2021. 

To apply or for more information, please contact Ping Tong at tongping@ntu.edu.sg



Job opportunity with the USGS 

Applications are due 07/27/2020!

 

The USGS Earthquake Science Center has an open position for a Computer Scientist supporting ShakeAlert



 

The Earthquake Science Center (ESC) of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is seeking a Computer Scientist with systems administration experience and fluency in programming languages, to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects. This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA.

The successful applicant will be responsible for systems administration of on-premises, cloud-based and virtualized computing environments, along with contributing to ancillary activities of maintaining and contributing to the development of software for automated data acquisition, processing and quality control. Primary duties will be to operate and maintain the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (shakealert.org) system, a mission-critical, distributed system that rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts.  Secondary responsibilities will be to contribute in the engineering and development of new software applications, new features for deployed applications and enhancing existing functions and coding defect repairs to deployed applications.

 

As a Computer Scientist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of the specific duties will include:

 

* Serves as the lead system administrator for systems used in the earthquake monitoring computing environment.

* Operates, troubleshoots, and maintains computer systems for the development, testing, integration, production, and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

 

* Participates in leading and contributing to implementations and management of virtualized and cloud-based computing environments from inception to completion and serve as the subject matter expert for emerging cloud services and architectures.

* Contribute to the development of seismic data process and analysis applications and their integration into the workflow including adaptations for future hardware architectures.

* Employs modern software engineering principles and system design techniques to the next generation of software.

 

Apply online at

 

Open to all US citizens:

   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572965200

 

Open to current & former federal employees with status:

   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572964900

 

Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including complete transcripts by July 27th  – and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.  Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, supervisor’s name and # (and you may specify: “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

If you have questions about the application process, please call 916-278-9399 or email pacsac1@usgs.gov.  It is highly recommended that you e-mail the contact person in the vacancy announcement to confirm that your documents uploaded correctly.  Sometimes the documents submitted are blurry and hard to read or the file is corrupt and can't be accessed.  No late documents are accepted.

 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

 

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Lind S. Gee

U.S. Geological Survey

345 Middlefield Rd, MS 977

Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

lgee@usgs.gov

650-329-5656

650-329-4732 fax

 



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Lind S. Gee
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd, MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025

650-329-5656
650-329-4732 fax


 

Institution: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
Open Until: 2020-07-31

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED, www.seismo.ethz.ch) at the Department of Earth Sciences is the agency responsible for earthquakes monitoring as well as hazard and risk assessment in Switzerland. The SED conducts a broad range of fundamental and applied research in earthquake science and specifically has been and is a leading partner in several European and international projects in the field of induced seismicity risk and multi-risk. Within the framework of the recently funded DEEP project (Horizon2020 - GEOTHERMICA), we intend to further develop models to study induced seismicity related to geoenergy applications. The SED invites motivated and excellent candidates to apply for a postdoc position in modeling induced seismicity.

The project (DEEP - Innovation for De-Risking Enhanced Geothermal Energy Projects) brings together a distinguished and interdisciplinary team of scientists and practitioners from around the world committed to provide answers to the challenges related to induced seismicity and convincingly present more reliable procedures to assess and reduce the seismic risk. DEEP executes an ambitious work program that leverages on national efforts, bringing ongoing and planned, but currently fragmented initiatives together into a coherent international effort towards the ultimate goal of de-risking future geothermal projects worldwide. Seismic risk reduction and reservoir efficiency are coupled problems in the case of EGS reservoirs: balancing risk and economic output is a key requirement and DEEP has a strong focus on optimization of monitoring and risk assessment procedures in order to reduce commercial costs to future projects. A strong focus of DEEP will be the application of data driv!
en approaches for risk management at the US Department of Energy geothermal test site FORGE in Utah. 

The aim of the Postdoc project is to develop innovative modeling approaches related to induced seismicity and the development of an Advanced Traffic Light System. The Postdoc candidate will improve current numerical models by implementing advances in simulators and validating them with data from industrial and research sites. The postdoc research will benefit from the strong international collaborations foreseen in DEEP.

The work will be conducted at SED under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Pio Rinaldi and Prof. Stefan Wiemer. 

Interested candidates should have: 
- A PhD in Geophysics, Geology, Engineering Geology or equivalent
- A strong knowledge of geomechanics and/or fluid flow in fractured and porous media
- Experience with numerical modeling and/or experience with machine learning-based data analysis
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Experience in laboratory experiments and/or fieldwork is considered an asset

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
- Cover letter that describes your motivation and research experience
- Full CV, including publication list
- Contact details of two referees

Further information about the Swiss Seismological Service can be found on our website www.seismo.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Antonio Pio Rinaldi, email: antoniopio.rinaldi@sed.ethz.ch (no applications).

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal:
https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_LzdGL03nGtUCUlLLkN Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology  (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2020-08-05

Available Position
JAMSTEC is recruiting one or two positions as a Project Researcher (?) (CGS20-005)

Recruiting Department
Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

Job Description
We are soliciting applications for a Project Researcher (?) to work on a research project titled "Research Project for Great Earthquake and Tsunami along the Nankai trough (tentative) (FY2020-FY2024 PI :Shuichi Kodaira)"

To evaluate ground motion and tsunami, monitor and forecast large earthquakes in the subduction zone, and improve the accuracy of hypocenter determination around the Nankai Trough, a three-dimensional seismic P-wave velocity model of the Nankai Trough (3D model) has been constructed by compiling previous results of crustal structural studies at IMG. We plan to renew the 3D model as a multi-parameter model that includes information of S-wave velocity, density, etc., as well as P-wave velocity to contribute to disaster-prevention measures in the Nankai Trough area.
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[Research Description]
Project tasks will include the following:
?Research on constructing the detailed seismic P-wave and S-wave velocity models based on seismic reflection, refraction and seismic observation data
?Research on multi parameterization of the 3D model (seismic P-wave and S-wave velocities, density, etc.) by using various geophysical data and geochemical studies ? ?
?Research on evaluating the error and reliability of the constructed 3D model
?Related research work pertaining to the project

[Relevant Research Fields]
Seismology, Geology, Geophysics

*The recruitment is subject to the acquisition of the budget for this commissioned research.

Job Type
[Job Title]
Researcher (Science/Technology)?
· Researcher (Science) is expected primarily to perform theoretical work, observations, and experiments related to research and development, through fundamental, original, or advanced research to conduct fundamental, originative, or advanced research based on theories, observations, and experiments.
· Researcher (Technology) is expected to conduct fundamental, originative, or advanced technology development and related research.

[Position]
Project Researcher (?):
Project Researcher (?) is expected independently to conduct research and technology development and to share results through scientific publications and achieve technology innovation to contribute to the project.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
*At the time of appointment, the Job Title (Science/Technology) will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.

Requirements
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in a closely related field of research or technology development.

?Skills, Experience?
?Interest in research for disaster prevention and mitigation
?Full knowledge in Windows/Unix/Linux systems
?Experience with processing and interpreting seismic survey data (not necessary)

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, JAPAN

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 or 2 positions as Project Researcher (?)

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system
?
(4) Contract Period:
The total period will be terminated on March 31, 2025 after four contract renewals.
*First contract period is from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
*Start date is negotiable. However it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful applicant.
*Contract period might change due to budget constraints of the project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.?
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.

Salary
Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~7,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.

Terms of Employment
(1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) Employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service will be available.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.

Application Procedure
(1) Required documents
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed

a) CV. Valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles.
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant.
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) Two (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats.
g) Two letters of recommendation from two senior research researchers (1 letter from each). The person providing the recommendation should email to JAMSTEC directly with a signed letter as an attached file in PDF format. Please include "SDR CGS20-005 and the applicant's name" in the subject line. A letter of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or a JAMSTEC visiting researcher will not be accepted.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "SDR CGS20-005" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.

Closing Date
August 5, 2020 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

Contact (application documents must be sent to this address)
Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5811
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include "SDR CGS20-005" in the subject line.

Remarks
(1) Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(2) Successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by E-mail.
(4) Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.

Diversity and Inclusion
In our quest to perform state-of-the-art research and develop scientific and technological innovations based on diverse values, JAMSTEC not only actively recruits women based on gender equality but also strives to create a work environment in which individuality is respected regardless of nationality, race, gender, self-recognition, age, or the presence or absence of disabilities.
In response to the diverse needs of our employees, we will also promote more flexible work styles and environments, including shorter working hours and opportunities for discretionary work.

For further details, please check our recruitment information;
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/work_with_us/jobs/details/sdr20200805.html

 

 

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