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Institution: UAF WATC
Open Until: 2021-09-07

The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)is searching for two Seismo-acoustic Engineers to take an active role within the WATC engineering team in maintaining and improving seismic and infrasound stations around the globe. Our ideal candidates will bring a unique background of technical skills, problem solving, organization, and teamwork to add to the WATC engineering and research team. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a wide range of projects spanning research and operational spaces and will have the flexibility to steer your career path based on your unique skills and areas of interest. WATC strives to maintain high data quality and availability, while also prioritizing a healthy and collaborative work environment for all team members. You’ll have the opportunity to travel to remote locations around the world, support industry leading research, engage with students, and drive projects you’re passionate about. 

WATC was created to recognize the accomplishments and growing stature of nuclear treaty monitoring support programs at the UAF Geophysical Institute. WATC is an externally funded organization and critical component of the Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), which was established for research, development, testing, evaluation, and use of scientific and technological capabilities to better sense, locate, characterize, and assess the threat potential of nuclear activities worldwide. The WATC leadership supports access to training and education opportunities to close any skill or experience gap upon employment. As an organization, the WATC encourages all its team members to continually develop professionally and foster a positive work environment. While these positions will be physically located at the UAF campus, WATC has recently embraced a hybrid work model.

You can apply at: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/517756/seismoacoustic-engineer-watc. Please reach out to Lukas Blom (ljblom@alaska.edu) or Dr. David Fee (dfee1@alaska.edu) with any questions about the position or application process. 


2x Lecturers/Assistant Professors in Computational Geoscience

University of Glasgow, Both Permanent Positions

Full details and applications: https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/
using vacancy reference: 062527

Closing Date: 31 August 2021

For additional information please contact:
Professor Roderick Brown roderick.brown@glasgow.ac.uk

We are looking to hire two geologists/geoscientists with an exceptional understanding of
the rapidly evolving computational geoscience field. They will have advanced computer
coding expertise and knowledge as well as expertise in designing, coding and implementing
forward models of physical solid Earth processes (e.g. global-scale fully-coupled geodynamic
and earth surface process models, or models of chemically reactive, multiphase flow etc)
and/or in advanced state-of-the-art geospatial data science approaches (e.g. machine
learning using big data, evolutionary model optimisation techniques etc).

They will be emerging leaders in modelling of global or basin scale processes,
mineralisation, geodynamic/geomorphic Earth evolution, coupling of planetary interior and
surface processes or any other relevant geoscience fields. We are especially interested in people
who’s computational expertise and skills might have relevance to future sustainable
resources (e.g. critical metals) and renewable energy.

These appointments are part of GES’s ongoing strategic investment in computational
geoscience and geospatial data science within the School.


Institution: Department of Conservation
Open Until: 2021-08-30

Under the general direction of the Staff Electronics and Instrumentation Engineer, the Senior Precision Electronics Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the work of a group of technicians in the installation, organization and maintenance of earthquake accelerometers and seismic recording equipment at ground response stations, in buildings, dams, and at other sites throughout the state, in support of the Earthquake Engineering Program (EEP) in the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Survey.

If new to California State service, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. Please go to CalHR's website to review the exam bulletin: 

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBGY

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.

Do not email or fax your application. Emailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted. 

Institution: Department of Conservation
Open Until: 2021-08-27

Under the general direction of the Senior Precision Electronic Specialist, the Seismological Instrument Technician I is responsible for performing as a member of a team installing and maintaining complex accelerographic and data communication systems in buildings or other structures and at remote sites throughout the state, in support of the Earthquake Engineering Program (EEP) in the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Survey (CGS).

If new to California State service, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. Please go to CalHR's website to review the exam bulletin: 

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB24

Assistant Professor of Lithospheric Dynamics & Evolution 

Utah State University 

Review begins Sep 15 2021; Open until filled 

 

The Department of Geosciences at Utah State University (USU), Logan, invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position in lithospheric dynamics and evolution. We seek candidates who combine geophysical, geochemical, and/or geological observations to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, and quantitative investigation of solid-Earth system science. We particularly welcome candidates with research focusing on the physics and physical-state properties of Earth materials, geophysical observation of active lithospheric dynamics, and/or metamorphic/igneous petrology.  

 

Successful candidates will complement our Department’s current strengths and demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in research and scholarly leadership through development of a vibrant, externally funded research program. Candidates are expected to contribute to our core undergraduate curriculum and teach graduate courses, as well as advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department and university. By the start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. 

 

The Department of Geosciences actively seeks candidates committed to fostering inclusive learning environments and to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate may join faculty members in USU’s College of Science JEDI initiative to enhance Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM fields. More information on JEDI can be found athttps://www.usu.edu/science/pages/jedi-stem. Women, members of under-represented groups, veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3748/assistant-professor-in-lithospheric-evolution/job. Required materials include a cover letter; CV; statements of research, teaching, and DEI philosophies; contact information for 3 references, and one representative publication. Please visit our website (https://geo.usu.edu/) and contact Tony Lowry, Search Committee Chair, tony.lowry@usu.edu, with any inquiries.  



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Anthony R. Lowry, Assoc Prof of Geophysics (he/him)              (ofc): +1 (435) 797-7096
Department of Geosciences                                                       (fax): +1 (435) 797-1588
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4505
http://aconcagua.geol.usu.edu/%7Earlowry/                        email: Tony.Lowry@usu.edu


 

Institution: Ineris
Open Until: 2021-10-31

Induced seismicity at the Balmatt geothermal doublet
(northern Belgium):
Investigate fluid induced seismic triggering mechanisms
by means of seismic analysis and geomechanic modelling

The Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) initiated a geothermal project on the former Balmatt industrial site near Mol (northern Belgium) with the aim to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of developing a deep geothermal plant in the Campine Basin. Drilling commenced in 2015 and operations (production and injection) were started in 2018. To mitigate associated seismic hazard and risk VITO operates a microseismic monitoring system coupled to a local traffic light system (TLS). Several seismic events with magnitudes -1 < ML < 2.2 have been recorded since December 2018. The strongest event occurred on the 23rd of June 2019 (ML 2.2) which has been felt by the population in the adjacent town of Dessel and triggered a red-light status of the TLS.
Following back analysis studies by Ineris revealed evidence that a classical linear diffusion model and Mohr-Coulomb criteria (direct pressure model) alone cannot fully explain the recorded seismic rates. Indeed, evidence was found documenting the presence of non-linear fluid flow along pre-existing fault zones and seismic triggering related to post rupture static stress transfer. Beyond that it was emphasized that aseismic slip and seismic triggering from fault creep seems to play a key role at Balmatt. In the framework of a follow-up research project, VITO has resumed to produce from and inject into the reservoir, accompanied by monitoring of a reinforced seismic network including several borehole sensors close to the injection well. The outcoming data of these tests will provide new detailed insights in the hydrological reservoir characterization and geothermal potential as well as to better understand the (a)seismic response to fluid injection and the implied seismic haz!
ard.

Objective and content of the PhD
As part of the research project, the PhD thesis will focus on the evaluation and quantification of governing trigger mechanisms of seismicity finalized in the construction of a (“conceptional”) hydromechanical reservoir model. 

The thesis work will be divided into 2 fields of analysis and involve the following main tasks:
1. Geophysical (seismic) data analysis
• Estimate dimension and orientation of the main seismic active fault using new seismic data and advanced processing techniques (source mechanisms, source parameter) and reconstruct fault response history;
• Examine the role of aseismic deformation using analysis on seismic repeaters (multiple analysis and relocation); 
• Cross-cut different data sets (e.g. exploitation-production, geological, seismic) to identify and constrain governing physical processes related to rock-fluid interaction and to derive hydrogeomechanic reservoir properties (permeability, conductivity etc.).
2. Geomechanic modelling
• Build and calibrate a conceptual thermo-hydro-mechanical reservoir model based on relevant observations and data identified in 1);
•Quantify the contribution of most determining trigger mechanism (pore-pressure change, aseismic slip, stress-transfer etc.);
• Investigate mechanisms explaining apparent absence of seismicity at the injection well;
• Investigate (distant) triggering at major fault segments (e.g. Retie fault).

The balance of effort of both analyses will strongly depend on the quality and volume of the acquired seismic dataset during the upcoming circulation tests as well as on the background and interests of the candidate

Profile
Master in Geosciences/Geophysics/Physics/Rock mechanics
The candidate should have good knowledge of both seismology and geomechanics, good programming and signal processing skills, as well as a good level of English. 
He/she will work in Nancy at the Ineris lab with regular and longer mission to Strasbourg (UNISTRA), Belgium (Vito) and possibly other site in Europe.

Supervision
J. Schmittbuhl (professor and scientific director, UNISTRA, Université de Strasbourg), PhD director
J. Kinscher (PhD, research engineer, Ineris, the French national institute for industrial environment and
risks), supervision
M. Broothaers (PhD, geologist and geothermal engineer, VITO, The Flemish Institute for Technological
Research), supervision,
S. Kremers (PhD, research engineer, DMT GmbH, Germany), supervision
Associated researchers
M. Souley (Ineris), B. Laenen (VITO)

Contact : Jannes-L.KINSCHER@ineris.fr

Laboratory: Ineris joint lab, Campus ARTEM, 92 rue Sergent Blandan, BP 14234, F-54042 Nancy cedex,
France


The Earthquake Science Center (ESC) of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is seeking a geophysicist to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects. This position is being offered in the Seattle, WA Field Office. 

Projects within the USGS ESC support the mission of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), which is cooperatively managed with the University of Washington and University of Oregon as part of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS).

This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of key aspects of the real-time seismic data acquisition system, including both software and hardware, and requires the ability to interpret and analyze digital seismic signals from a wide variety of field recording sites. Duties include the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of digital field equipment and communications infrastructure of the PNSN, performed in collaboration with other USGS offices, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and other cooperators. The successful candidate will work with a wide variety of equipment used for seismic monitoring, data acquisition, power, computer networking, and communications.

For more information or to apply (closing date: 8/23/2021):

Open to all US citizens:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/610994600

Open to current & former federal employees with status:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/610995100

Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. ALL applicants MUST submit transcripts and other required documentation with their application prior to the vacancy closing date in order to be considered.

The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Institution: IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center
Open Until: 2021-12-31

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist / Polar Field Engineer.  The primary responsibility of this position is to support Polar geophysical research from the lab, office, and field. Duties include: developing specialized equipment for cold, dark environments; testing, preparing, and shipping equipment; serving as a technical liaison for PI experiments; supporting the installation, maintenance, and decommission of stations in the Arctic and Antarctic; producing and maintaining documentation related to Polar support and systems; and training members of PASSCAL’s user community.

Associate’s degree or completion of program of 18+ months after high school - Area of study: Electronics, technology, or related sciences plus 3 years of directly related experience. Bachelor’s degree - Area of study: Geophysics or related science, or engineering (Mechanical, Structural, Electrical or similar core engineering) required. Seismological or other science field experience desired. Electrical, mechanical or structural engineering design experience desired. Data telemetry and network design & support experience desired. Data analysis experience desired. Scripting and programming experience desired. Portable DC power systems and power budget calculations desired. Data acquisition systems for rugged field environments desired. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills desired.

Apply to nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu, or New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall, Box 000, Socorro, NM 87801. New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Post-doctoral fellowship in Surface Geology or Aqueous Geochemistry

 

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri seeks a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow in the general fields of surface geological processes or aqueous geochemistry. The fellowship is part of the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program (https://gradschool.missouri.edu/postdoctoral-education/preparing-future-faculty-postdoctoral-program-for-faculty-diversity/ ), designed to develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere.

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with our faculty in biochemistry, geochemistry, and solid Earth processes (https://geology.missouri.edu ) while conduct his/her independent research. 

 

The fellowship is for two years, with a minimum stipend of $56,000 per year plus University 
benefits and professional development funds, and the potential of being hired as a tenure-track faculty by the University of Missouri upon completion of the fellowship. Details of the fellowship and the application information can be found by following this link: https://gradschool.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/PFFFD-2022-Call-for-Applications.pdf . The application deadline isSeptember 27, 2021

 

Questions about the program and application process may be directed to Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz 
(Associate Dean of the Graduate School) at postdoc@missouri.edu . Questions about the department may be directed to Dr. Mian Liu (chair, 573-882-3784, lium@missouri.edu ).

 

 

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Dr. Mian Liu

Dept. Chair & E.B. Branson Professor

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211, USA

Tel: 1-573-882-3784

Web: https://geology.missouri.edu/people/liu

Email: lium@missouri.edu

 


Institution: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Open Until: 2021-09-15

The Earth and Environmental Science Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in geophysics. We seek candidates whose interests would complement the Department’s strengths in understanding the Earth using geophysical techniques; applicants with interests in any field of observational, experimental, or computational geophysics are welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students and teach three courses per year. 

New Mexico Tech, located in the central Rio Grande valley community of Socorro, specializes in science and engineering education and research, and has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Earth and Environmental Science Department (www.nmt.edu/academics/ees) has undergraduate programs in Earth Science and Environmental Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, Geobiology, and Hydrology.  The Department consists of 15 faculty and approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate students. Additional on-campus geoscience expertise includes the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (geoinfo.nmt.edu), Petroleum Recovery Research Center (www.prrc.nmt.edu), and IRIS-PASSCAL (www.passcal.nmt.edu).

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests (2 pages), 4) statement of teaching interests (2 pages), 5) statement indicating how you would contribute to NMT’s commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community (1 page), 6) one representative publication, and 7) names of three references, in a single pdf sent to nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu and glenn.spinelli@nmt.edu. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Earth sciences or a related field. Inquiries should be directed to the geophysics search committee chair, Glenn Spinelli (glenn.spinelli@nmt.edu). Review of application material will begin on September 15, 2021.  The search will remain open until the position is filled. New Mexico Tech, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Earthquake Science Center – Director position opening 

Pasadena, CA was added as a duty station and the announcement has been reposted with a new closing date of Sept 2, 2021

  

Job applications are now being accepted for the position of Director, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Moffett Field, CA OR Pasadena, CA. The position is posted on USAJOBS.gov and is open to all U.S. Citizens. Applications will be accepted through September 2, 2021.  

  

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Geophysicist or Geologist 

Open & closing dates                                           08/05/2021 to 09/02/2021 

Pay scale & grade                                                  GS 15 

Salary                                                                          $146,260 to $172,500 per year 

Work schedule                                                        Full-time 

Duty station                                                             Moffett Field, CA OR Pasadena, CA 

Relocation expenses reimbursed                  Yes relocation expenses are authorized 

Telework eligible                                                   Yes as determined by agency policy 

  

Public (DEU) and Career Transition Applicants: 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609896500 

  

Merit Promotion Applicants: 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609896600 

  

Please read all of the application instructions thoroughly.  All applicants must submit academic transcripts and other required documentation with their applications prior to the vacancy closing in order to be considered.   

  

JOB DESCRIPTION 

  

The Director of the Earthquake Science Center (ESC) manages the research, monitoring, personnel, and financial aspects of the Center to fulfill the mission of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program and meet the needs of other USGS Programs and external partners. The ESC Director is supervised by the Director of the USGS Southwest Region, and the ESC Center Director has close working relationships with the Directors of the other nine Centers within the Region. The Center Director also works closely with the Directors of the Northwest-Pacific Islands and Alaska Regions to inform and coordinate understanding of earthquake hazards along the U.S. Pacific coast. 

  

The Center Director oversees a vibrant group of staff to collect a wide range of data on earthquakes, faults, and crustal deformation; conduct research to increase our understanding of earthquake source processes, occurrence, and effects; and synthesize this knowledge into probabilistic seismic hazard assessments, aftershock forecasts, and ground-shaking scenarios for anticipated major earthquakes. ESC also leads the National Strong Motion Project and the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system; houses renowned rock mechanics laboratories and deep borehole geophysics facilities; conducts extensive geophysical, geologic, and paleoseismic investigations along active faults; and conducts scientific investigations following significant earthquakes, both in the U.S. and internationally. With partners, ESC operates the California Integrated Seismic Network and Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, as well as seismic networks at sites of induced seismicity, and operates geodetic networks through the western U.S.  

 

 



 

Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology  (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2021-09-15

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

Job Description
The Marine Geology and Geophysics Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR) (Director: Shuichi Kodaira), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is soliciting applications for a Researcher (?).

The Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) conducts marine geological and geophysical research with the aim of improving the current understanding of seismogenic zones, focusing on the source regions of large earthquakes and tsunamis.
We invite applications for a scientist to study marine sediments collected using state-of-the-art research vessels and equipment provided by JAMSTEC. The successful applicant will analyze marine sediment records of earthquake activity using sedimentological, physical, chemical, and chronological approaches.

Details of the research at Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/sdr/e/

[Relevant Research Fields]
Geology, Geophysics, Seismology, Earth material science

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city,
Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN
*Measures to prevent passive smoking: No smoking on the premises (smoking areas are available outside), no work in areas where smoking allowed.

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Researcher (?)

(2) Type of contract:
Tenure-track fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Period of employment is from December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026

*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However, it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.
*If appointed on or after April 1, 2022, the contract period will be terminated on March 31, 2027.
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*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.
*After undergoing an evaluation during the period of employment, the contract may be modified to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end of the fiscal year in which the employee reaches the age of 60, or the age of 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.

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.

For further information, please visit
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/work_with_us/jobs/details/sdr20210915.html


Institution: U.S. Geological Survey
Open Until: 2021-08-16

The Director of the Earthquake Science Center (ESC) manages the research, monitoring, personnel, and financial aspects of the Center to fulfill the mission of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program and meet the needs of other USGS Programs and external partners. The ESC Director is supervised by the Director of the USGS Southwest Region, and the ESC Center Director has close working relationships with the Directors of the other nine Centers within the Region. The Center Director also works closely with the Directors of the Northwest-Pacific Islands and Alaska Regions to inform and coordinate understanding of earthquake hazards along the U.S. Pacific coast.



The Center Director oversees a vibrant group of staff to collect a wide range of data on earthquakes, faults, and crustal deformation; conduct research to increase our understanding of earthquake source processes, occurrence, and effects; and synthesize this knowledge into probabilistic seismic hazard assessments, aftershock forecasts, and ground-shaking scenarios for anticipated major earthquakes. ESC also leads the National Strong Motion Project and the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system; houses renowned rock mechanics laboratories and deep borehole geophysics facilities; conducts extensive geophysical, geologic, and paleoseismic investigations along active faults; and conducts scientific investigations following significant earthquakes, both in the U.S. and internationally. With partners, ESC operates the California Integrated Seismic Network and Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, as well as seismic networks at sites of induced seismicity, and operates geodetic ne!
tworks through the western U.S. 

Supervisory Interdisciplinary Geophysicist or Geologist
Open & closing dates: 07/19/2021 to 08/16/2021
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Salary: $156,235 to $172,500 per year
Work schedule: Full-time
Duty station: Moffett Field, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes relocation expenses are authorized
Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy

Public/Career Transition Applicants:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607924400

Merit Promotion Applicants:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607924500

Please read all of the application instructions thoroughly. ALL applicants MUST submit transcripts and other required documentation with their application prior to the vacancy closing in order to be considered.

Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Open Until: 2021-08-30

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in computational environmental and engineering geophysics.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will consist of designing new theoretical and computational methods to integrate seismic, temperature, InSAR, and geotechnical cone penetration data for environmental and engineering geophysics applications.  Job responsibilities will include writing peer-reviewed journal articles and release of open-source software. The candidate is expected to work independently and collaboratively on projects requiring initiative, creativity, strong organizational skills, communication skills, ability to follow project deadlines, and ability to supportively collaborate with student researchers. All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework.

The position will be located in the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. We at Mines recognize that diversity is a crucial component to excellence in education and research, and strive to cultivate a community in which students, faculty, and staff with differing backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and needs are supported. We believe that a diverse community fosters energizing and enlightening debates, leads to deeper commitments, and results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes both within our institution and for the scientific community at-large.

The successful candidate will be offered a 18 month full-time post-doc position, with possible extension. The position involves a competitive salary package with associated benefits. The start date is negotiable, beginning as soon as January 1, 2022.

Mines is offering a salary of $55,000 - $60,000.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
We seek an individual holding a PhD in applied math, geophysics, physics, computer science, statistics or a related discipline.
The candidate should have background in most of the following areas: linear algebra, foundational probability and statistics, inverse problems, numerical partial differential equations, numerical optimization, and signal processing.

Preferred Qualification: 
Strong programming skills are expected, and experience with algorithm design for high performance computing, cloud computing or edge computing.

For full consideration, please submit your application by August 30, 2021. Application review will begin on August 31, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Please send any questions to Dr. Eileen Martin (eileenrmartin@mines.edu).

Full details, including information about Colorado School of Mines, Golden, equal opportunity information, benefits and instructions on how to apply can be found at: 

https://jobs.mines.edu/en-us/job/495095/postdoctoral-fellow-computational-environmental-and-engineering-geophysics

UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications for a Project Manager III – Data Operations Manager.

Tracking Code: 220-532


Application Process: Applications will only be accepted via UNAVCO's career website at https://www.unavco.org/careers/. Review of applications will begin August 23, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Application Materials: Applicants must provide a cover letter and updated resume.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Location: UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, while this position is nominally based in Boulder, CO., remote work options are available and allowable.

Salary range $96,086 - $148,934 is within the established UNAVCO salary structure and will be based on the candidate's qualifications.

 

Benefits:  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.

 

Where You Will Work:   

 

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 which provides cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with national and international Earth Science Data Centers.

 

For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technologies in support of geodesy while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), and the atmosphere. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS, LiDAR, TLS, optical imagery, InSAR, and more.

 

You will be working in the Geodetic Data Services group, we call it GDS for short. We are a small highly collaborative group. We collaborate with scientists and engineers to gather metadata and data, store it, send it off for processing and then provide tools for users to retrieve and view the data. We also answer custom data requests to help our community achieve their science goals. The earth does not stop moving for reboots or maintenance, data just keeps coming and so we build software to keep things running smoothly.

 

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

What You Will Do:

 

The UNAVCO Data Operations Manager provides support for cloud-based data collection, data QC, data archiving, data distribution, data product generation and operations for UNAVCO and the GAGE facility, this position will also support UNAVCO’s continuing transition to a cloud native architecture and the normalization of the NOTA network to high-rate, low latency applications like the USGS ShakeAlert program. These activities support the next generation of geodetic applications from the study of plate tectonics and earthquakes to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees all aspects (Planning, Controlling, Executing, Reporting and Closing) of assigned complex project(s). Works with project team members and stakeholders to define project requirements: define project scope, budget, schedule and personnel requirements.
  • Takes lead role in identifying funding sources and participates in writing project proposals and developing statements of work for complex projects.
  • Where appropriate, manages subcontracts and/or subawards.
  • Where appropriate, collaborates with Business Affairs staff to write relevant technical portions of contracts.
  • Develops and implements mechanisms for monitoring and forecasting project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project members, managers and sponsors.
  • Leads the effort to develop the baseline risk management and mitigation strategy for the project, implementing the strategy and monitoring and reporting on risk status to project stakeholders. Updates risk management/mitigation strategy during the course of the project.
  • Puts project management including risk, scope, schedule and budget issues into the larger organizational context.
  • Schedules project team meetings as appropriate.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact (spokesperson) for projects and represents the project to the organization, sponsors, and the public.
  • Leads and sets organizational standards for performance/project analysis and lessons learned for future projects.
  • Provides written reports to the Director on a regular basis, but no less frequently than quarterly. Provides regular and ad hoc reports on the performance and trends of projects or functions managed.
  • Negotiates/Executes project budget and schedule with input and oversight from the appropriate Director. Responsible for ensuring schedule and cost performance of projects.
  • Ensures all necessary reviews and approvals are received.
  • Responsible for the development of project documentation and meeting all required sponsor deadlines.
  • Provides and sets standards for regular project status reports including quarterly, yearly and end of project reports.
Additional Duties:
  • May work with funding agencies to assure scope and budget compliance in close coordination with the Director.
  • May have authority, with prior approval of the Director, as point of contact for assigned awards and scope. Reporting to sponsors on progress, solving operational problems and maintaining lines of communication.
  • May interact with UNAVCO board of directors relative to programs or projects managed and is an alternative resource for the board for programmatic issues. 

Supervision and Leadership:

The Data Operations Manager will have advanced technical expertise in assigned project areas and may be called upon to perform hands-on project work. The incumbent works with general direction only. The incumbent will supervise a team of three to ten software engineers and data scientists/engineers who provide support for cloud based data collection, data QC, data archiving, data distribution, data product generation and operations for UNAVCO and the GAGE facility. This position reports to the Director, GDS.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability for the position.

 

Applicable Skills/Core Competencies:

  • Strong project management and technical skills.
  • People management skills and experience.
  • Understanding of modern cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Ability to initiate and drive relevant policies and procedures that align with UNAVCO’s operating standards and mission.
  • Work generally involves a modest degree of external visibility and risk.
  • Ability to manage multiple, large, or complex projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Strategic outlook and ability to see the bigger picture and conceive of creative ideas to help grow programs.
  • Ability to lead by motivating, developing, and directing people as they work. Build talent within UNAVCO and serve as a mentor to engineering staff.
  • Ability to serve as a primary point of contact for all members of staff, including the President, Directors, etc. for program(s) or project(s) managed.  
  • Coalition building skills with an ability to reach across organizational lines and build relationships and programs with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to build strategic partnerships. 
  • Ability to serve as an intermediary between staff and PIs and to relay information.
  • Independently mitigate issues and work with the GDS Director and HR when needed.  
  • Ability to maintain full responsibility of projects and to identify, respond to, and adjust project scope and funding due to project concerns in the field and otherwise. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems, evaluate options, and implement creative and innovative solutions 
  • Ability to present technical data and reports to senior management, NSF, and the broader UNAVCO community.
  • Deep understanding of budgeting and forecasting best practices. Familiarity with statements of work, proposal writing, and basic business practices.
  • Knowledge of federal grant requirements including procurement standards and allowable costs and be able to transfer that knowledge to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach with peers and team members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.  

What You Need:

Required


  • A PhD, or equivalent experience, in engineering, geosciences, computer science or related field with a total of six (6) years relevant experience. Including three (3) or more year’s equivalent to a project manager, senior software engineer or time as faculty at an accredited four year institution.
  • Technical project management skills and experience.
  • People management skills and experience.
  • Deep understanding of modern cloud-based infrastructure.

 

Preferred

 

  • Working knowledge of modern dev-ops methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of commercial cloud-based service providers.
  • Working knowledge of modern deployment technologies (e.g. Docker).

 

Applicant Note:

 

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. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history and/or education verification. Background checks may also be conducted when required by law or when at the discretion of UNAVCO is reasonable and prudent to do so. UNAVCO complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).


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Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Manager


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We are looking for postdoctoral researchers to explore the transport properties of materials at high pressure and the implications for deep Earth geodynamics. Researcher A should have a background in high pressure experiments, and Researcher B expertise in numerical modelling for geodynamic or experimental applications. 

 

The researchers will pursue innovative investigations that combine high pressure experiments and numerical models. They will join our interdisciplinary team based in Edinburgh, UK, engaged in the design, execution and interpretation of measurements of transport in minerals and melts under simultaneous high pressure and high temperature conditions in laboratory experiments, followed by exploration of implications for the deep Earth and other planetary geodynamic systems.  The project is supported by the European Research Council.

 

Experimental work (led by Researcher A) will be undertaken using the laser heated diamond anvil cell (LHDAC) and involves the development and application of diagnostics for measurement of transport processes at high pressure and high temperature conditions.  Experiments will be performed both in house at University of Edinburgh and at external facilities, including XFEL and synchrotron sources. The project’s methods will combine elements of traditional static high pressure (e.g. diamond anvil cell) and dynamic high pressure (e.g. shock wave) experimental research, so we encourage applicants with foundations in either (or both) of these areas.  Sample preparation (diamond anvil cell) and characterization (e.g. XRD, Raman, microscopy) will be essential in this role.

 

Modelling work (led by Researcher B) will be dedicated to development and customisation of numerical methods to plan and interpret high pressure experiments. Work will primarily involve numerical modelling of the experimental apparatus (the high pressure laser-heated diamond anvil cell) and the data obtained. Current approaches are focussed on finite element methods, but expertise in other relevant areas of numerical simulation will be considered particularly where these may bring in new modelling capacity. Participation in experimental work through data handling and analysis and laboratory computational and hands-on support is expected.  Experience with geophysical and geodynamic modelling (numerical or theoretical) for application to measurements is desirable.

 

These positions will be based at the University of Edinburgh, UK, at the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), in association with the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of GeoSciences, as well as the British Geological Survey.  The project is supported by the European Research Council.

 

We are especially looking for applicants with a background and interest in deep Earth geophysics and geodynamics or high pressure materials physics and chemistry, but will consider applicants from other disciplines with especially strong backgrounds in relevant techniques who are interested in engaging with a new scientific frontier.

 

The closing date for applications is August 23, 2021.  Links to the full job descriptions and online application system are below.

 

Researcher A (Experiments)

https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1644/?utm_medium=jobshare

 

Researcher B (Computation)

https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1645/?utm_medium=jobshare

 

Many thanks,

R. Stewart McWilliams

University of Edinburgh

rs.mcwilliams@ed.ac.uk

https://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~rmcwilli/

 

 

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Kathryn A Whaler, OBE, FRSE, Fellow AGU
Professor of Geophysics
University of Edinburgh
Tel +44(0)-131-650-4904
FAX +44(0)-131-650-7340

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336. 
We have a postdoc opportunity at the University of Oxford to work on the mechanics of slow earthquakes, mostly from a modelling perspective, with about 9 months of funding from a NERC project.  We've gotten some interesting seismic and geodetic observations as part of this project, and the goal of this postdoc will be largely to analyse some of the observations and to see how and if some models of slow earthquakes can match these and other data.  

The postdoc will join a group with researchers working on tremor, creep events, and earthquakes generally and will be part of an Earth Sciences department with researchers with broad expertise in seismology and geophysics.  For more information, please see the link below, and please get in touch with Jess Hawthorne at jessica.hawthorne@earth.ox.ac.uk if you're thinking of applying.  The application deadline is the 24th of August at 12pm.

Link to job information: tinyurl.com/slowslippostdoc

Best wishes,
Jess

he Department of Earth Sciences and Exeter College at the University of Oxford are recruiting an Associate Professor of Geophysics.  We welcome applications from scientists applying geophysical methods to address outstanding questions in Earth, environmental, and/or planetary science. The closing date for applications is this Friday, 23rd July (2021) at noon (GMT). 

Note that Associate Professor is the starting level for faculty at Oxford and is equivalent to lecturer in the UK or Assistant Professor elsewhere. Appointments at more senior levels will be considered. 

For more information please see:

and feel free to contact myself (mike.kendall@earth.ox.ac.uk) or Rich Katz (richard.katz@earth.ox.ac.uk) to discuss the post. 

Regards,
Mike.


Professor Michael Kendall
Chair of Geophysics

University of Oxford
Department of Earth Sciences
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3AN



 

UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications to develop a pool of applicants for Engineer I (entry-level) positions. This pool will be used to primarily fill the immediate need of an exempt Engineer I position for the Networks of the Americas (NOTA) within the San Clemente, CA office or hybrid office/remote location within Southern California. As other Engineer I positions across UNAVCO become available, applicants within the pool may be considered. Applications for future positions will be based on staffing needs and will be considered through March 1, 2022.


Tracking Code: 218-532

 

Application Process: Applications will only be accepted via UNAVCO's career website at https://www.unavco.org/careers/. Application review for the Engineer I position in San Clemente, CA will begin July 26, 2021.

 

Application materials and must include a cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position and a complete resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered

 

Location: The immediate staffing need is for an Engineer I in San Clemente, CA. However, for this position alternate living locations in Southern California may be considered. 

 

Salary range $54,200 - $81,300 is within the established UNAVCO salary structure and will be based on candidate’s qualifications.

 

Benefits:  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.

 

Where You Will Work

 

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 which provides cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with national and international Earth science Data Centers.

 

For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technologies in support of geodesy while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), and the atmosphere. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS, LiDAR, TLS, optical imagery, InSAR, and more.

 

The Engineer I position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the geosciences and fieldwork to work on a myriad of interesting tasks as part of the Network of the Americas (NOTA) Southwest Region team. The work environment is fast-paced, dynamic, enriching, and fun.

 

What You Will Do

 

With direct supervision from the regional manager, senior engineers and regional team the Engineer I will support the operation and maintenance of GNSS, borehole strainmeter and seismic instruments, or other geophysical sensors, in the NOTA network. This includes but is not limited to the following tasks: 

  • Ensure that network performance metrics are met, and troubleshoot problems with GNSS equipment, DC power systems and telemetry equipment.
  • Implement assigned geophysical projects which may include logistics, site reconnaissance, permitting, equipment installation, as well as testing of equipment and dataflow activities.
  • Drafts appropriate documentation of field activities and metadata using established tools, protocols, and databases maintained by the organization.
  • Track and maintain equipment, inventory and returns and assist in maintaining the vehicle fleet and warehouse operations.
  • Act as an ambassador for UNAVCO and be responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships with onsite contacts, ranch managers, and government personnel as well as outside agencies and research institutes.

 Applicable Skills / Core Competencies

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability for the position.

 

Required 

  • Ability to gain, and retain knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures for geophysical sensors such as high precision GNSS technology, borehole strainmeters, or related instruments.
  • Ability to take initiative to learn assigned technical/engineering skills within established training time frames to ensure the needs of the project, science community, sponsors and co-workers are met.
  • Proficiency in the safe operation of hand and power tools (i.e. cordless drill, chop saw, grinder, etc).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision both independently and in a team environment to accomplish project goals.
  • Ability to assess one's interactions and actions to determine responsibility of activities and incidents, and ensure personal accountability for the successful completion of projects.
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to identify problems and participate in decision making.
  • Ability to travel frequently (~2 weeks/month overnight travel) throughout the southwest US and Mexico in support of network operations
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Must be able to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR 391.41-391-.49).

Preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of operating high clearance 4x4 vehicles in technical terrain.
  • Experience working around helicopters, light aircraft and maritime vessels.
  • Experience with shell scripting, programming, GIS and data analysis.
  • Working knowledge of DC power/solar system wiring and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of telemetry system designs and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

 Supervision and Leadership


Has frequent communication with, and direct supervision by, Project Manager for instruction and guidance. Work is reviewed for accuracy and overall quality. Works with and supports other UNAVCO staff while working on projects. Does not have supervisory responsibility.

 

What You Need

 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geosciences, or related field at time of hire.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move about a typical office and warehouse environment on a daily basis.
  • Regular and on-time attendance; hours may exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like.
  • Ability to climb, kneel, balance, and crouch in field settings
  • Ability to lift, carry, or move up to 75 pounds for distances up to ¼ mile, up elevation and over challenging terrain.
  • Frequent travel in remote environments (nationally and internationally) by motor vehicle, off-road vehicle, helicopter, or fixed wing aircraft.
  • Field work conditions may involve extreme cold, extreme heat, humidity, noise, hazards, and vibration.
  • Requires periodic training in CPR/wilderness first aid, tower climbing, bear safety and firearms training (rifle/handgun), off-road driving, aviation (helicopter/fixed wing) safety.

Mental Requirements 

  • Ability to understand routine problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules for self and in coordination with others.
  • Ability to compute, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to make decisions which have limited impact on the function and UNAVCO.
  • Ability to engage in safety training under challenging field conditions.

Applicant Note

 

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. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history and/or education verification. Background checks may also be conducted when required by law or when in the discretion of UNAVCO is reasonable and prudent to do so. UNAVCO complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).




_________________

Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Manager


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SEISMOLOGIST / ANALYST
Job reference number: ESA-2021
Application deadline: August 22, 2021
Expertise: earthquake monitoring, global and regional seismicity, seismological catalogues
Start Date: between October 2021 and January 2022
Benefits: 29,200- 30,912 per annum gross
Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.
Term: 4 years.
Employer description: International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a charitable international organization, collecting and analysing earthquake catalogue data for distribution worldwide.
Job description: Analysing and revising the earthquake observation parameters in the ISC Bulletin collated from reports by 150 seismic networks around the world, participating in waveform analysis, and taking part in planning, development and testing of additional advanced seismological data products to be used by researchers worldwide in broad seismological studies of the Earth’s structure, earthquake occurrence patterns and earthquake source and hazard modelling.
Job requirements: We are looking for a PhD with solid experience in observational seismology and waveform analysis at a local, regional and global scale; knowledge of world seismicity patterns and general tectonics; application of earthquake location algorithms and earth models; dedicated meticulous attitude to data; an ability to work as part of a friendly international team and a good command of English.
To apply: please send your CV and a covering letter focussed on your experience relevant to the job requirements and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk quoting the job reference number and indicating where you saw our advertisement. Applications failing to address these requests will not be considered.
Institution: Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Open Until: 2021-08-01

Call for 2022 Visiting Professor/Post-doc position at ERI. 
The deadline is August 1(Sunday), 2021.

   For more details, please visit
   https://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/international/for-researchers/long-term-visiting-program/

   The Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), The University of Tokyo, invites applications for Visiting Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow positions in the research fields of earthquakes, tsunamis, their engineering, volcanoes, and physics of the earth’s interior. The period of each position will be from four* to twelve months between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. (* Three months is also possible, if candidates cannot leave their institutions for more than three months.) Successful candidates are expected to carry out research at ERI as an employee of the University of Tokyo. Monthly salary, ancillary expenses including partial housing costs and commuting allowance will be paid following the rules of the University and ERI. While priorities are given to the first-time visitors, we also consider second-time applications if he/she is willing to contribute to education by teaching a course or co-tutoring graduate students with our faculty members.

Candidates are requested to submit on-line application form and the following set of documents at: https://erikokusai.confit.atlas.jp/en (Please create your account first.)

(1) Title of research and research proposal at ERI (300-500 words)
(2) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (300-500 words)** 
(3) Desired length of stay: from four to twelve months
(4) Desired host at ERI and correspondence
(5) CV with birthdate and detailed account of academic activity
(6) List of academic publications (identify a few papers relevant to the proposal)

**Second-time applicants can also submit education proposals, lecture series etc.
*If you are unable to submit the documents online, please send them via e-mail to:
intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt e-mail from us in 3-4 days after submission. If not, please contact us.

For information on host researchers at ERI, visit http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/member/.
Prior contact with an ERI faculty member is required. If you need assistance in finding a suitable host researcher at ERI, please contact us well in advance to discuss your research proposal with the host, by the mid-July 2021.

The deadline for this application is Sunday, 1 August 2021 (Japan Standard Time).

   For further information regarding this position, please visit 
https://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/international/for-researchers/long-term-visiting-program/

   Please feel free to contact the address below.
   It would be appreciated If you could also share the information with your colleagues.


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   Masataka Kinoshita, Ph.D.
   Head, International Research Promotion Office Earthquake Research Institute, 
   the University of Tokyo 1-1, Yayoi 1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032 JAPAN
   Phone: +81-3-5841-5809 Fax: +81-3-5841-5643
   E-mail: intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Institution: University of Toronto Mississauga
Open Until: 2021-08-15

The Earthquake Physics Research Group in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (https://sites.google.com/view/skylui) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We specifically seek candidates with a background in observational seismology and/or numerical modeling of fault rupture dynamics. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research (such as publications in leading discipline-specific academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades for work in the field), and must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level. They will also be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Excellence in student mentoring may be demonstrated by successfully supervised student theses, presentations, or publications, evidence of strong performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, and strong referee endorsements on the subject of student mentoring. 

Applications should submit (1) a cover letter outlining their research and mentoring experience and areas of expertise, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) current curriculum vitae, and (4) names of two referees. All application materials must be submitted via email to semechah.lui@utoronto.ca with subject title “Postdoctoral Fellowship – [Last Name].” Applications must be received by August 15, 2021 in order to be considered. This position is expected to begin within the 2021-22 academic year, but the exact start date is flexible. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. All inquiries should be sent to the email listed above. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


 

I am excited to share that the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for two 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions. This is an open-discipline search. A group of faculty in the Department are very interested in adding colleagues in seismology and/or geodesy to complement our research strengths in earthquake science, rock deformation, numerical modeling, and geophysics. Below is the formal ad for this search.


The Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is conducting a search to fill two tenure-track positions with 9-month academic appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We seek creative faculty members who will lead vibrant, cutting edge research programs that can leverage the strengths of Texas A&M and the Department of Geology & Geophysics, while expanding our reach into national and international-scale initiatives. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  This is an open-discipline search and we seek applicants with backgrounds that strengthen or complement research within the Department of Geology and Geophysics. For more information please refer to: https://geogeo.tamu.edu/. This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. 

 

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, contribute to transformative teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in departmental and college activities. 

 

The Department of Geology and Geophysics is part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, the interdisciplinary Environmental Programs and Water Management and Hydrologic Sciences degree programs, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and other interdisciplinary centers including the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems and the Center for Tectonophysics. Texas A&M University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, located at the center of the Bryan/College Station metro area with its dynamic and international community of over 270,000 people.  

 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. The TAMU College of Geosciences Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan can be found at https://geosciences.tamu.edu/diversity-climate/action-plan/index.html. Applications from members of minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be actively sought.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance, including the Dual-Career Program (https://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/DUAL-CAREER-PARTNER-PLACEMENT).

 

Qualifications

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but is not required. Initial review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Application Instructions

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, a separate statement that demonstrates evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as names and contact information for at least three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/89462

 

Informal inquiries or requests for more information may be sent via email directly to the Search Committee Chair:

 

Dr. Mark E. Everett

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-3115

Email: everett@geo.tamu.edu


Thank you and take care,

Ben  


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Benchun Duan, Ph.D.
Francesco Paolo di Gangi/Heep Endowed Professor in Theoretical Geophysics
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3115


JUNIOR SEISMOLOGIST / ANALYST
Job reference number: JSA-2021
Application deadline: August 22, 2021
Expertise: earthquake monitoring, global and regional seismicity, seismological catalogues
Start Date: between October 2021 and January 2022
Benefits: 25,944- 28,304 per annum gross
Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.
Term: 4 years.
Employer description: International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a charitable international organization, collecting and analysing earthquake catalogue data for distribution worldwide.
Job description: Analysing and revising the earthquake observation parameters in the ISC Bulletin collated from reports by 150 seismic networks around the world, taking part in specialised waveform analysis and further development of additional seismological data products.
Job requirements: We are looking for candidates with a degree in Geophysics with initial experience in observational seismology and waveform analysis at a local, regional and global scale; knowledge of world seismicity patterns and general tectonics; dedicated meticulous attitude to data; an ability to work as part of a friendly international team and a good command of English.
To apply: please send your CV and a covering letter focussed on your experience relevant to the job requirements and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk quoting the job reference number and indicating where you saw our advertisement. Applications failing to address these requests will not be considered.


The R&D Seismology & Acoustics (R&DSA) department operates a network of seismo-acoustical monitoring stations in the Netherlands. Volcano monitoring is done on the BES-islands where additional GNSS measurements are being made. Experimental developments are guided towards low-cost sensors for micro-gravity measurements and multi-sensor platforms.

For the extension of our network, we have a vacancy for an Operational Seismologist. The network consists of (borehole) seismometers and accelerometers to characterize natural and induced earthquakes and to determine their impact. Next to that, infrasound sensors are deployed to distinguish between vibrations in the solid earth and atmosphere. The Operational Seismologist will realize the extension of this network and develop products for end users on the basis of existing and new data.

For this position, experience with the complete seismo-acoustical measurement chain is needed (or to be partly developed), i.e., from hardware to product development in the cloud. The work will be performed in an Agile team, which applies state-of-the-art measurement techniques, data processing software and product development.

For details, visit: Vacature: Operational Seismologist, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement - Werken voor Nederland

 

 

 

 

Läslo G. Evers

Manager R&D Dept. Seismology and Acoustics

Professor Seismo-Acoustics TU Delft

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KNMI

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management 

Utrechtseweg 297 | 3731 GA | De Bilt | the Netherlands

PO Box 201 | 3730 AE | De Bilt | the Netherlands

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T +31 (0)30 2206 335

   +31 (0)6 11604810

evers@knmi.nl

www.knmi.nl

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Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Seismology
Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology, China 

The Earth and Space Sciences department at SUSTech is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in seismology, including various directions focusing on understanding earthquake/volcano/landslide physics and imaging deep earth structure. The initial contract for successful applications would be for two years. Reappointment or promotion to be assistant/associate research professor is possible, subject to work performance and satisfactory progress.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Previous experience in any of the following areas are welcome but not required: processing/analysis of broadband seismic data and geodetic data, source inversion and imaging, earthquake/landslide/volcano dynamic simulation, earthquake detection and relocation, imaging of crust and mantle structure, and/or computational seismology and numerical simulations of the seismic wavefield. 

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Lingling Ye (yell@sustech.edu.cn). To apply, please send a CV (including education/work experience, list of publications), a short (2-5 pages) statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least two academic references to yell@sustech.edu.cn. Review of applications will begin in August and will continue until positions are filled.

The salary for the position will depend on experience but will begin at about ¥335,000 (~$52K) per year, including health care benefits, with additional research support of ¥25,000 per year. Outstanding applications can apply for Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship with a salary of about ¥500,000 (~$77K) per year and the young postdoc project in Shenzhen (about ¥600,000 life support). Successful applicants are also encouraged to apply for research funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (PI and/or co-PI) to conduct scientific work independently on related research topics. 

The start date is flexible, but January 2022 or earlier is preferred. 





 

Project Manager III – Data Products Manager, Remote Work Options Available

 

Tracking Code: 216-532

 

UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications for a Project Manager III – Data Products Manager.

 

Application Process: Applications will only be accepted via UNAVCO's career website at https://www.unavco.org/careers/. Review of applications will begin July 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Application Materials: Applicants must provide a cover letter and updated resume.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Location: UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, while this position is nominally based in Boulder, CO., remote work options are available and allowable. 

Salary range $96,086 - $148,934 is within the established UNAVCO salary structure and will be based on the candidate's qualifications.

 

Benefits:  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.

 

Where You Will Work:   

 

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 which provides cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with national and international Earth science Data Centers.

 

For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technologies in support of geodesy while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), and the atmosphere. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS, LiDAR, TLS, optical imagery, InSAR, and more.

 

You will be working in the Geodetic Data Services group, we call it GDS for short. We are a small group, but very collaborative. We collaborate with scientists to gather metadata and data, store it, send it off for processing and then provide tools for users to retrieve and view the data. We also answer custom data requests to help our community achieve their science goals. The earth does not stop moving for reboots or maintenance, data just keeps coming and so we build software to keep things running smoothly.

 

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

What You Will Do:

 

While supporting traditional functions of the UNAVCO Data Products Manager providing support for data product generation and operations for UNAVCO and the GAGE facility, this position will also support UNAVCO’s transition to a cloud native architecture and the normalization of the NOTA network to high-rate, low latency applications like ShakeAlert. These activities support the next generation of geodetic applications from the study of plate tectonics and earthquakes to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversees all aspects (Planning, Controlling, Executing, Reporting and Closing) of assigned complex project(s). Works with project team members and stakeholders to define project requirements: define project scope, budget, schedule and personnel requirements.
  • Takes lead role in identifying funding sources and participates in writing project proposals and developing statements of work for complex projects.
  • Where appropriate, manages subcontracts and/or subawards. Where appropriate, collaborates with Business Affairs staff to write relevant technical portions of contracts.
  • Develops and implements mechanisms for monitoring and forecasting project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project members, managers and sponsors.
  • Leads the effort to develop the baseline risk management and mitigation strategy for the project, implementing the strategy and monitoring and reporting on risk status to project stakeholders. Updates risk management/mitigation strategy during the course of the project.
  • Puts project management including risk, scope, schedule and budget issues into the larger organizational context.
  • Schedules project team meetings as appropriate.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact (spokesperson) for the project and represents the project to the organization, sponsors, and the public.
  • Leads and sets organizational standards for performance/project analysis and lessons learned for future projects.
  • Provides written reports to the Director on a regular basis, but no less frequently than quarterly. Provides regular and ad hoc reports on the performance and trends of projects or functions managed.
  • Negotiates/Executes project budget and schedule with input and oversight from the appropriate Director. Responsible for ensuring schedule and cost performance of projects.
  • Ensures all necessary reviews and approvals are received.
  • Responsible for the development of project documentation and meeting all required sponsor deadlines.
  • Provides and sets standards for regular project status reports including quarterly, yearly and end of project reports. 

Additional Duties: 

  • May work with funding agencies to assure scope and budget compliance in close coordination with the Director.
  • May have authority, with prior approval of the Director, as point of contact for assigned awards and scope. Reporting to sponsors on progress, solving operational problems and maintaining lines of communication.
  • May interact with UNAVCO board of directors relative to programs or projects managed and is an alternative resource for the board for programmatic issues.

Supervision and Leadership:

The Data Products Manager will have advanced scientific/technical expertise in assigned project areas and may be called upon to perform hands-on project work. The incumbent works with general direction only. The incumbent will supervise a team of three to ten software engineers and data scientists/engineers who provide support for data product generation and operations for UNAVCO and the GAGE facility. This position reports to the Director, GDS.

Applicable Skills/Core Competencies:

  • Strong project management and technical skills.
  • People management skills and experience.
  • Understanding of investigator science research in geodesy and across the breadth of the geosciences.
  • Ability to initiate and drive relevant policies and procedures that align with UNAVCO’s operating standards and mission.
  • Work generally involves a modest degree of external visibility and risk.
  • Ability to manage multiple, large, or complex projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Strategic outlook and ability to see the bigger picture and conceive of creative ideas to help grow programs.
  • Ability to lead by motivating, developing, and directing people as they work. Build talent within UNAVCO and serve as a mentor to engineering staff.
  • Ability to serve as a primary point of contact for all members of staff, including the President, Directors, etc. for program(s) or project(s) managed.  
  • Coalition building skills with an ability to reach across organizational lines and build relationships and programs with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to build strategic partnerships. 
  • Ability to serve as an intermediary between staff and PIs and to relay information. Independently mitigate issues and work with the GDS Director and HR when needed.  
  • Ability to maintain full responsibility of projects and to identify, respond to, and adjust project scope and funding due to project concerns in the field and otherwise. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems, evaluate options, and implement creative and innovative solutions 
  • Ability to present scientific data and reports to senior management, NSF, and the scientific community.
  • Deep understanding of budgeting and forecasting best practices. Familiarity with statements of work, proposal writing, and basic business practices.
  • Knowledge of federal grant requirements including procurement standards and allowable costs and be able to transfer that knowledge to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach with peers and team members. Ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.  

What You Need: 

Required

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in engineering, geosciences, computer science or related field with a total of six (6) years relevant experience. Including three (3) or more year’s equivalent to a project manager, senior software engineer or time as faculty at an accredited four year institution.
  • Technical project management skills and experience.
  • People management skills and experience.
  • Deep understanding of modern GNSS signals and processing.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of modern cloud-based cyberinfrastructure
  • Working knowledge of modern dev-ops methodologies
  • Working knowledge of Python, GMT, Matlab, Java.
  • Working knowledge of modern deployment technologies (e.g. Docker).

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move about a typical office environment on a daily basis.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Regular and on-time attendance; hours may exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like.

Mental Requirements 

  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules for self and others.
  • Ability to compute, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the job function and UNAVCO.

Applicant Note:

 

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. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history and/or education verification. Background checks may also be conducted when required by law or when in the discretion of UNAVCO is reasonable and prudent to do so. UNAVCO complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Manager


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