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DATA COLLECTION OFFICER
International Seismological Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire
Start date: February/March 2022
We are looking for a highly dedicated, careful, patient, and energetic candidate with
experience of scientific computer programming (ideally using either perl or python). We
seek someone who is not afraid of routine yet important work in data operations for the
benefit of science and we welcome applications from other geophysical/scientific fields.
The successful candidate will be expected to work at the office collecting earthquake
catalogues on a global scale and parsing this information into the ISC database using a set of
Perl programs. Maintaining and updating these parser programs is an important part of the
role. The job involves e-mail communications with ~150 predominantly overseas research
institutions, therefore good written communication skills are required. A working knowledge
of other commonly spoken languages is a benefit.
The ISC is a small charitable organization with a friendly and truly international staff, based
in Thatcham, Berkshire, a 5-minute walk from the railway station. The ISC is charged with
the production of the definitive global summary of earthquakes. Further information on the
ISC can be found at www.isc.ac.uk.
Salary 30,000, 40 hours per week and 5 weeks paid holidays per annum plus bank holidays.
Please send your CV, a covering letter, focused on the above requirements, and the names
and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk. Closing date: 30th January 2022.
Applications will be considered as they arrive

The Earth and Space Sciences department (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology (Sustech) at Shenzhen is looking for postdoctoral researchers in seismic tomography. The initial contract for successful applications would be for two years. Reappointment or promotion to be assistant/associate research professor is possible after the two-year appointment, subject to work performance and satisfactory progress. 

Applicants should hold a PhD in geophysics/seismology or a related field at the time of appointment. Experiences in the following areas are welcome: seismic tomography, ambient noise tomography, and full-waveform tomography. 

The salary for the position will depend on experience but will begin at about ¥335,000 (~USD$50K) 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 (~$70K) 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.

SUSTech is a public university founded in Shenzhen, China.  It is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world. SUSTech was born in 2011 with a mission to reform higher education in China. Since then, it has been widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match China's ever-growing role in the international arena. Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the three pillars for SUSTech to stand out with distinctive Characteristics. 

For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Yingjie Yang (yangyj@sustech.edu.cn). For information about ESS, please go to the webside https://ess.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 yangyj@sustech.edu.cn. Review of applications will begin in March 2022 and will continue until positions are filled. The start date is flexible, but June 2022 or earlier is preferred.

Yingjie Yang  
Professor of Geophysics 
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Southern University of Science and Technology 
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518055
Email: yangyj@sustech.edu.cn 
Home page: www.yingjieyang.com
Institution: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
Open Until: 2022-01-31


Institution: IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center
Open Until: 2022-04-01

IRIS/PASSCAL seeks an Engineer III to join our hardware team supporting the development of solutions for a broad range of challenges encountered when testing equipment and installing autonomous, geophysical stations in remote regions.

JOB DUTIES
Core responsibilities are to support routine testing of PASSCAL equipment and supporting PASSCAL engineering projects in the lab and in the field as needed. Duties include: Routine testing of PASSCAL’s hardware; research new products, materials and technologies that could advance the equipment pools and optimize support for PI experiments; support development of new methods for testing seismic instrumentation and ancillary scientific equipment; develop specialized equipment to support geophysical installations in all environments; produce reports and maintain documentation, including web content, related to testing of scientific equipment; and as appropriate, participate in fieldwork supporting seismic experiments.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering plus Three (3) years or more directly related experience. Master’s degree required in Engineering plus two (2) years or more directly related experience. Demonstrated mechanical engineering design capabilities required. Working knowledge of DC power systems required. Familiarity with time series data formats required. Proficient in mechanical engineering required. Able to analyze data logger and power systems performance required. Proficient in technical writing and communication of technical concepts required. Proficient with CAD and modeling software and tools desired. Working knowledge of RF systems and component desired. Working knowledge of seismometers or scientific grade sensors desired. Advanced knowledge of data loggers and analog to digital conversion desired. Advanced knowledge of telemetry systems desired. Field experience in a mixture of locations, including very remote areas desired. Proficient in programming and scripting for device automation desired. Must be able to obtain a valid Passport and a NM Driver’s License. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: 

New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 234, Socorro, NM 87801

OR 
email application and include job title as subject line to: nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu
Institution: KBR
Open Until: 2022-03-31

Title: Seismic Field Technician
Job Number: R2035440
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

Job description:

KBR, under contract to US Geological Survey at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL), is seeking a seismic field technician to provide installation, maintenance, operations, and technical support for global seismological systems. Day to day duties are performed at the ASL with frequent deployment to US and remote global locations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of equipment used for seismic monitoring, structural health monitoring, power distribution, and communications.

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

Responsibilities:
• Installation of new sites and upgrading and maintaining existing sites with state-of-the-art digital seismic recording equipment. This requires the understanding of and the ability to install, configure, test, and troubleshoot sophisticated electronic components including but not limited to seismometers, data loggers, power systems, cellular modems, VSAT modems, and radios.
• Monitoring of station operations and assisting in addressing outages.
• Keeping proper records and documentation, including, but not limited to, station trip reports, deployment checklists, computer-based maintenance data collection, and instrument testing & equipment databases.
• Following security, safety, and environmental requirements associated with domestic and foreign travel.
• Traveling on a frequent basis to perform work in the US and at remote foreign locations.

Education:
• AA or AS degree plus 2 years of related experience; or in lieu of a degree, 4 years of related experience.

Required Skills and Experience:
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience applying the principles, theories, and practices of electronics in order to install, repair, maintain, test, and modify digital electronic circuits, communications links, and electro-mechanical systems, and observatory quality digital seismological field equipment with critical tolerance or performance characteristics. Equivalent electronic systems experience may be substituted for direct seismic systems experience.
• An understanding and working knowledge of transducers including microbarographs, anemometers, magnetometers, GPS receivers, thermocouples and other ancillary state-of-health instrumentation.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work with people with diverse technological, language and cultural backgrounds.
• General experience using Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Attention to detail.
• US Citizenship.
• Valid state driver’s license and a safe driving record.
• Must be in good physical condition, having the ability to lift heavy objects, work in adverse conditions, climb vertical ladders up to distances of 120 feet, work in confined spaces, and maneuver in tight areas.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Working knowledge of Global Seismographic Network (GSN) equipment.
• Working knowledge of seismic network computer software tools.
• Ability to review seismic waveforms.
• Familiarity with computer aided design tools used to develop or record system configuration drawings.




About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

We install, operate, and maintain the US Geological Survey component of the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), the backbone of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), the N4 Network, as well as a number of regional seismic networks. Along with operating these networks, the ASL ensures the quality and integrity of the data.

GSN and ANSS data is used for real-time seismic monitoring by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), for tsunami warnings by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Warning Centers, for nuclear test monitoring by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the US Air Force, and for scientific research. Our scientific research on earthquake processes, Earth structure and other geophysical problems is used by a broad community of international users.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Apply online at:
https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Albuquerque-NM/Seismic-Field-Technician_R2035440

The University of Washington School of Oceanography seeks applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of active geological processes on continental margins.

The successful applicant will be expected to expand the School’s research and teaching efforts in marine geology and geophysics, contributing to an improved understanding of tectonic, sedimentary, and geochemical cycles between the Earth’s oceans, lithosphere, and deep interior. Research and teaching could fall within a wide range of areas, including but not limited to geophysical imaging, earthquake seismology, marine geodesy, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, subduction zone modeling, and geohazards. We welcome the full range of approaches, from field observations and data analysis to laboratory or numerical simulations and theoretical modeling.

Our academic unit is highly multidisciplinary and promotes a collegial culture with broad interdisciplinary research ties throughout the School and across the UW campus. UW faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate for this position will develop new or expanded areas of expertise within the School of Oceanography and collaborate with colleagues within the School and across the University. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the School, including teaching across different topics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2022

For more details including application instructions visit http://apply.interfolio.com/97874



The University of Washington School of Oceanography seeks applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of active geological processes on continental margins.

The successful applicant will be expected to expand the School’s research and teaching efforts in marine geology and geophysics, contributing to an improved understanding of tectonic, sedimentary, and geochemical cycles between the Earth’s oceans, lithosphere, and deep interior. Research and teaching could fall within a wide range of areas, including but not limited to geophysical imaging, earthquake seismology, marine geodesy, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, subduction zone modeling, and geohazards. We welcome the full range of approaches, from field observations and data analysis to laboratory or numerical simulations and theoretical modeling.

Our academic unit is highly multidisciplinary and promotes a collegial culture with broad interdisciplinary research ties throughout the School and across the UW campus. UW faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate for this position will develop new or expanded areas of expertise within the School of Oceanography and collaborate with colleagues within the School and across the University. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the School, including teaching across different topics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2022

For more details including application instructions visit http://apply.interfolio.com/97874

Graduate students: Join an interdisciplinary team of experts in a fully funded international summer experience to build field skills in hydrological and sociocultural research in El Salvador. This multi-year project is conducting research in climate-change-induced, water-related challenges in the Central American Dry Corridor with a focus on agricultural community adaptations to extreme hydrometeorological events in El Salvador. Project work will be carried out on topics pertaining to:

  • Groundwater aquifer characterization, including quantifying the temporal nature of recharge rates  

  • Seasonal water quality studies of roof-top rainwater catchment systems and groundwater, including exploring treatment options as needed

  • Seasonal community water usage 


This project is a collaboration of Michigan Technological University (MTU), the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), and Lutheran World Relief (LWR) in El Salvador, and funded as a National Science Foundation  International Research Experience for Students (IRES).

 

Additional information is available at https://www.cuahsi.org/projects/IRES/, including an overview of the results from the first student cohort, which occurred over the summer of 2021.


Students must apply to participate by February 4, 2022.


Accepted students will participate in an ~8-week summer research experience in select communities of El Salvador from mid-June through early-August 2022.


COVID-19 Contingencies: There are many unknowns due to the current pandemic; however, the program organizers are continuing preparations as best as possible. We are closely monitoring influencing factors and will assess the feasibility of the program as the proposed dates (mid-June to early-August 2022) get closer. The project’s first cohort was able to successfully and safely complete ~5 weeks of fieldwork in Summer 2021. Prior to their international field experience, they participated in a 2-week intensive virtual field school. The virtual venue made the logistics more amenable to the Covid precautions. We expect summer 2022 to be similar.


Student Eligibility: We seek students with interdisciplinary research interests and hydrological and social science backgrounds. Students must be full-time graduate students and US citizens. Full-time enrollment in a graduate program in Fall 2022 is the definition. 


Funding: All travel expenses (subject to university and NSF Policies) will be provided and a $2,000 stipend to those who complete the experience.


For more information please see the application website provided above, which includes a link to a 2021 program information webinar recording with more information on the activities and application process (the webinar was recorded in preparation for last year’s program but key details remain the same). Please contact Dr. Luke Bowman at ljbowman@mtu.edu with questions. Applications must be submitted by February 4, 2022.


Finally, join us at 6:00PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 19th for an informal informational webinar on Zoom: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81712574911


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Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe’onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga’iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka’aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).




The Swiss Seismological Service (SED, www.seismo.ethz.ch) at the Department of Earth Sciences is the agency responsible for earthquakes monitoring. The SED conducts a broad range of fundamental and applied research in earthquake science and specifically in the field of induced seismicity risk and multi-risk. Within the framework of the project Precode/FEAR at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geonergies (www.bedrettolab.ethz.ch), we intend to further develop physics-based models to study fault reactivation. 

The Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoscience and Geo-energies offers the outstanding opportunities to observe and analyse countless pico-earthquakes induced during stimulation or mine-by experiments under controlled and repeatable conditions. Using borehole-based multi-parameter arrays of sensors, we strive to model fluid-rock interactions, effects of tunnelling and other triggering mechanism related to fault reactivation and interpret the results in a multidisciplinary context. 

With funding from the PRECODE "Progressive Excavation Damage zone evolution during and post mine-by tunneling" and the ERC Synergy project FEAR “Fault Activation and Earthquake Rupture”, we seek at analyzing the impact of tunnel construction on potential reactivation of fault zones and the associated changes in their hydraulic properties as well as modeling earthquake nucleation experiments at decameter scale. As part of a highly interdisciplinary team of scientists you will be involved in designing and modelling experiments on earthquake nucleation, propagation and termination (Contacts: Dr. Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Prof. S. Wiemer). 

You will focus on using advanced numerical modeling tools (e.g. TOUGH-FLAC) to perform numerical simulation of fault reactivation at the scale fo the Bedretto Lab (tens to hundreds of meters) and upscaling to the scale of natural/induced seismicity. You will improve current numerical models by implementing theoretical advances in simulators, helping to build a bridge between the different modeling scales. The project is quite flexible and depending on emerging opportunities. You may focus also on modeling for induced seismicity forecasting (e.g. for real-time mitigation purposes) or machine-learning approaches.

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

You are highly motivated candidate and have strong curiosity about numerical modeling of coupled fluid flow and geomechanics: 

Master degree in Earth Sciences / Physics / Applied Mathematics / Engineering or a related field.
Good knowledge of geomechanics and/or fluid flow in fractured and porous media.
Basic experience with numerical modeling and high-level programming (e.g. Fortran/C++). Candidates with advanced abilities will be preferred.
Some basic abilities of data processing software such as Matlab or Python are required.
You will work in a large interactive and interdisciplinary team and we presuppose abilities in coherent scientific teamwork and the capability of a good work organization as far as detailed way of working.
Experience in laboratory experiments and/or fieldwork is considered an asset
We look forward to receiving your online application by Jan, 31st 2022, with the following documents:

Motivation Letter
Full CV and diplomas
Contact details of two referees
A first round of online interviews will take place in February 2022. The position is available for starting as soon as possible, but the starting date is flexible. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. 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).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.


Institution: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
Open Until: 2022-01-31

The Chair of Seismology that directs the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich (SED, www.seismo.ethz.ch) is offering a postdoc position in Statistical Seismology. We look for excellent scientists that will join ongoing interdisciplinary teams and research efforts, passionate about improving the understanding of induced earthquakes. In the context of the EC funded projects DEEP (www.deepgeothermal.org) and RISE (www.rise-eu.org) we want to develop advanced Operational Earthquake Forecasting models for both natural and 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 carries out an ambitious work program that builds 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. 

The project RISE (Real-time earthquake risk reduction for a resilient Europe) aims at developing tools and measures to reduce future human and economic losses. RISE adopts an integrative, comprehensive view of risk reduction targeting the different stages of risk management. RISE assesses risk dynamically, taking into account varying time scales, locations, and contexts. Improved technological capabilities are applied to combine and link all relevant information to improve scientific understanding and inform societies.

You will join a multi-disciplinary team to develop and test innovative seismicity forecasting models and data-driven, real time risk assessment and risk mitigation approaches. The position is initially funded for three years, with the possibility of extension, part-time employment can be considered if justified. You will work in a highly collaborative team with close links to academic and industry partners and will have the opportunity to participate in student supervision, teaching and proposal writing. The position can be filled at a junior (post-doc) or a senior researcher (oberassistant) level.

The working language is English. At the Department of Earth Sciences, we are committed to promoting flexible and family-friendly working models, and a healthy work-life balance is important to us. ETH Zurich supports a policy for diversity and inclusion, and we especially encourage qualified female candidates to apply. The work will be conducted at SED under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Pio Rinaldi and Prof. Stefan Wiemer. 

You are highly motivated with the folowing requirements:

Experience in the analysis and forecasting of seismicity (natural and/or induced) using statistical, hybrid and physics-based approaches, and/or machine learning methods.
Experience in uncertainty quantification, ensemble modelling and real-time performance evaluation.
PhD in Geophysics, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, or equivalent,
Proven track record of excellence and innovation in a relevant domain of seismological research, and the interest to work in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment. 
Proficiency in written and spoken English, experience in project management, supervision etc, is considered as a plus.
We look forward to receiving your online application by Jan. 31st 2022, including the following documents:

Cover letter that describes your motivation, research interest and research experience, relevant for the position(s) for which you are applying
Full CV, including list of publications
Diplomas
Contact details of at least two referees
A first round of online interviews will take place in February 2022. The position is available for starting as soon as possible, but the starting date is flexible. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
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 (antoniopio.rinaldi@sed.ethz.ch) or Prof. Stefan Wiemer (stefan.wiemer@sed.ethz.ch) (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and thrive.

A Postdoctoral research position is available at the Geodynamic Studies Group, CICTERRA-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina to study the “Mantle conditions and lithospheric thickness during the Neogene in Patagonia, and its influence on the plateau uplift”. Appointment is for 3 years, starting in October 2022 and the deadline for application is the 4th of March 2022.   

The Patagonian plateau has been uplifted over the last 15 million years, as evidenced by elevated and terraced marine levels and the development of sea cliffs along the Patagonian coast. This uplift has traditionally been associated with sub-cortical forces, as Andean cortical tectonic effects would not have affected the foreland extra-Andean regions. This region, in addition, developed a protracted intraplate OIB-like mafic magmatism. This project proposes to analyze how the variation of lithospheric thickness could have influenced the Neogene uplift and the formation of the Patagonian plateau. For this, we proposed to compute thermobarometric calculations on basalts in the southern region of Chubut province (between 43° 5’ and 45° 5’ SL) from whole rock geochemical composition. With this information, we expect to calculate isostatic and dynamic topography. 

Required qualification: Ph.D. degree or expectations of having one before August 01, 2022 in Geology, Geophysics, Physics or Chemistry.

Contact: Dr. Federico Martina (fmartina@unc.edu.ar ) and Dr. Federico Davila (fmdavila@unc.edu.ar)


Thanks, 

Fede


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Federico Martina
CICTERRA - CONICET 
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Av. Velez Sarsfield 1611, 2º piso of. 7
X5016GCA-Córdoba
Argentina
Te: +54-351-5353800 int.30232



Institution: Alaska Earthquake Center - University of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2022-01-17

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring two Field Technicians to join the efforts of our dynamic Field Team. We seek individuals with the ability to plan, participate in, and lead field maintenance campaigns for our network of over 250 seismic stations across Alaska. While a background in engineering, logistics, or geoscience is ideal, this is not required. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. This position is a range recruitment, and may be filled as a Research Technician 3 (Grade 77) or a Research Technician 4 (Grade 78), depending upon education and experience.

About this position:
The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered collaborative teams. The duties of the Field Technician include monitoring the performance of remote monitoring stations, and testing and configuration of hardware systems and data acquisition devices. The position requires a proficiency with computers and a working knowledge of seismic network station infrastructure. During the summer field season (May-October), this position will be participating in field campaigns in remote conditions and will have extensive opportunities to travel to all regions of Alaska. 

The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, a respectful inclusive environment, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

If you enjoy working in a team and are interested in supporting our mission of building Alaska's resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis, please visit careers.alaska.edu (Job# 518564) to learn more or contact Brad Lobland, balobland@alaska.edu or 907-474-7342.


 

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher in computational seismology to join the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London, UK to work on the project UPFLOW (https://upflow-eu.github.io/) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). This position is fixed for 3 years, starting in February 2022 or as soon as possible afterwards and the deadline for application is the 7th of January 2022. 

The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational seismology to develop new methods for the design of optimal seismic observables to probe deep upward mantle flow. 

Collaborations are envisaged with various institutions worldwide, notably with LMU Munich, Germany (Prof. Heiner Igel).

To view further details about this post and to apply, please visit:


For any questions or information, please feel free to contact me at: A.Ferreira@ucl.ac.uk

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Prof. Ana M G Ferreira
Professor in Seismology
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London, UK
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences/people/academic/prof-ana-ferreira


Post-doc position in seismology applied to geothermal prospecting

 

 ISTERRE attachment, IPGP geographical assignment in Paris

 Position open on fixed-term contract for 24 months

 Category A – Researcher

 

The structure you will join

The Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTerre) is a joint research unit (UGA / CNRS / USMB / IRD / Univ Gustave Eiffel) of nearly 300 people. This unit is part of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) and of the PAGE research cluster of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). ISTerre focuses on the physical and chemical study of the planet Earth. By combining observations of natural objects, experiments and modelling of complex phenomena, the institute studies the major systems related to the internal Earth. In Ile de France, the UMR 7154 Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) hosts one of the IRD researchers member of the UMR ISTerre.

The IPGP's mission is the creation and transmission of knowledge in the fields of geosciences to which is added a mission of observation of natural phenomena. The institute conducts research in all fields of study of the solid Earth (geophysics, geochemistry, quantitative geology) by combining observation on land and at sea and analysis and measurement in the laboratory to the construction of conceptual, analog and digital models. The person recruited will be supervised by an IRD/IPGP team in the laboratory and 2 people within the company Storengy. He will have to carry out his mission alternatively in one and the other structure, 60% at Storengy company located in Bois Colombes, 40% at the IPGP located in Paris. Possibility of field campaigns including the deployment of seismic sensor networks.

 

Context

The project comes to deepen scientifically a partnership started between IRD (https://www.ird.fr) and STORENGY in 2016 on the field of passive seismic recording applied to geothermal prospecting. This partnership started with a seismic measurement campaign in Indonesia on the Muara Laboh geothermal site (Sumatra) and continued in 2018 with the signature of a scientific agreement for the realization of a series of recurrent measurement campaigns over a period of 5 years. This new research collaboration, entitled "Reservoir characterization from low-frequency seismic signals for exploration and monitoring purposes", has two objectives:

1. Conduct low-frequency passive seismic signal acquisitions (i.e. ambient seismic noise) at several sites with a broadband seismic sensor array that was acquired by STORENGY as part of the collaboration.

2. To provide expertise in the interpretation of these new data, including methodological developments to analyse the acquired data.

 

The project we are submitting focuses on point 2. Our partnership since 2016 has shown that an effort must be made to develop tools to analyse the data acquired in the field.

 

Mission: Under the responsibility of the scientific coordinators Jean-Philippe Métaxian (IRD) and Alexandre Kazantsev (Storengy): Low frequency passive seismic studies applied to geothermal prospecting and monitoring of geothermal activity. The aim of this project will be to adapt existing seismological tools and methods applied to the study of fault systems or volcanic systems to the context of hydrothermal systems for the location of fluid reservoirs (steam, water) and the monitoring of seismicity generated by hydrothermal activity. Our objectives are to make these tools operational to interpret the data acquired during seismic noise acquisition campaigns and in the longer-term perspective of monitoring geothermal exploitation. This work will be carried out with existing seismic data or data acquired by Storengy during the project.

 

The project aims to locate fluid reservoirs (steam, water), to detect and locate seismogenic zones and to integrate this information into a model of the hydrothermal system using different seismological techniques. The objectives are more specifically:

 

Task 1. 3D tomographic imaging of structures using ambient seismic noise. The imaging allows to identify the main trends of the local geological structure, to detect possible low velocity layers in the near subsurface, to locate strongly faulted zones or fluid reservoirs in case of sufficient velocity anomaly. The knowledge of the 3D velocity model is also useful for the accuracy of the seismicity localization.

Task 2. Imaging from spectral amplification, H/V map and polarization analysis in the 0.5-10 Hz frequency band. This information is used to better constrain the imaging performed in Task 1 via the extraction of local 1D models at each station.

Task 3. Detection and localization of emerging seismic sources such as tremors or long period signals (LP) characteristic of fluid circulation processes using seismic antenna and back-projection techniques.

 

The profile we are looking for

You have a PhD in geophysics, obtained in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021, with skills in seismology, python programming, and OS Unix proficiency. You have skills in seismic data analysis, methods of analysis of dense sensor networks, fieldwork, and teamwork.

 

Contactalexandre.kazantsev@storengy.com and metaxian@ipgp.fr



 

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher in seismology to join the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London, UK to work on the ERC-funded project UPFLOW (https://upflow-eu.github.io/). This position is fixed for 3 years, starting in February 2022 or as soon as possible afterwards and the deadline for application is the 7th of January 2022. 

The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational seismology to develop new methods for the design of optimal seismic observables to probe deep upward mantle flow. 

Collaborations are envisaged with various institutions worldwide, notably with LMU Munich, Germany (Prof. Heiner Igel).

To view further details about this post and to apply, please visit:


For any questions or information, please feel free to contact me at: A.Ferreira@ucl.ac.uk

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Prof. Ana M G Ferreira
Professor in Seismology
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London, UK
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences/people/academic/prof-ana-ferreira



We have a funded opportunity at the University of Leeds (UK) for a PhD studentship to start in October 2022. The student will work on “Mapping the properties of the subduction megathrust using seismic data”, supervised by myself, Prof. Sebastian Rost (Univ. Leeds), and Dr. Marianne Metois (Univ. Lyon). Full details, including how to apply can be found at: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1179-mapping-the-coupling-properties-of-the-subduction-megathrust-using-seismic-data. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This studentship is fully funded for 4 years, covering stipend and fees, and applications are open to both UK and international students. The project would particularly suite candidates with a background in geophysics, quantitative geology, or solid-Earth physics. Please pass this advertisement on to anyone who may be interested. Potential applicants are welcome to contact me at t.j.craig@leeds.ac.uk with any questions, and to discuss applications. Applications will close on 24th January 2022. Yours sincerely, Tim — Tim Craig Royal Society University Research Fellow, Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Email: t.j.craig@leeds.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 5543 Web: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1216/dr-tim-craig

Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Open Until: 2022-03-31 (or until filled)

Position: Data Specialist (Research Technologist 2)

 

Do you have quantitative skills and experience working with large quantities of geophysical data? The Seismoacoustics Team in LANL’s Geophysics Group (EES-17) of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division has an immediate opening for a creative and innovative Data Specialist. Join our team in an effort to collect, organize, and manage a diverse set of geophysical research data. EES-17 conducts geophysical research for global and national security including multiple aspects of explosion monitoring for nuclear non-proliferation, broader non-proliferation work, and a wide variety of other scientific and civil applications. This research involves the collection and maintenance of large volumes of geophysical data through multi-institutional collaboration. These data are used for physical and numerical analyses, modeling, machine learning, and data analytics.

 

What You Will Do

As a Research Technologist in the Geophysics Group, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on topics that may include, but are not limited to the following:

- Collect, organize, and manipulate geophysical data sets for processing, including data storage, access, and quality control.

- Discover, retrieve, and reformat international datasets from a variety of public sources and collaborative partnerships.

- Develop and maintain metadata management processes/practices to facilitate data curation.

- Collaborate with team members to plan and develop data storage systems and software to support data collection, management and access.

- Work together with the team members to help maintain and improve access to geophysical data in support of a variety of research programs related to non-proliferation, national security and energy security.

- Interact with sponsors, customers, partners, and data providers including universities, U.S. government agencies, national laboratories, foreign data providers,

consortia, and international organizations (e.g. CTBTO).

- Contribute to a scientific team and interact with seismologists and other researchers to design and implement research projects, while coordinating program requirements and deliverables for sponsors.

 

What You Need

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in geophysics or related science field (e.g. physics, acoustics, geophysics, seismology, mathematics, data science, or computer science) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Minimum Job Requirements

- Demonstrated knowledge of seismic and infrasound data and familiarity with other geophysical data including electromagnetic, hydroacoustic, geodetic, and imagery.

- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, Matlab, Perl, and shell scripting, and experience with computing environments (Mac/PC/LINUX).

- Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication of technical information.

- Ability to collaborate in a team environment

- Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.

 

Desired Qualifications

- Familiarity with relational databases, including SQL scripting, and an understanding of enterprise-level relational databases and data repositories.

- Experience working on multi-personnel projects as well as on multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams.

- Demonstrated record of delivering final work products to supervisors and/or sponsors.

- Experience using cloud computing, such as basic Amazon Web Services functionality (RDS, EC2, S3, EFS, or Lambda).

- Familiarity with building/using real-time data processing pipelines

 

Learn more and apply by completing the application at:

https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/data-specialist-research-technologist-2/2F357FA6F6454D5FBBA0A9F3728B5DFA/job/

 

For more information about the position please contact Richard Stead (stead@lanl.gov) or Mike Cleveland (mcleveland@lanl.gov).

 


A fully-funded 1-year MSc by Research studentship in seismology is available at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Forensic Seismology group at AWE Blacknest, to start in September 2022. 

AWE Blacknest have, for 60 years, been researching techniques to distinguish seismic signals generated by underground nuclear explosions from those generated by earthquakes. Such techniques are part of the verification system for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty which is currently being ratified by United Nations member states. In addition, Blacknest scientists develop techniques to analyse signals generated by explosions in the atmosphere and in the oceans.

The project is focussed on exploring seismo-acoustic coupling of signals from near-surface explosions, full details are available at the link below. The student will gain an advanced skillset in the handling, analysis and interpretation of seismic data sets, alongside developing the ability to undertake seismic waveform modelling. The student will gain also valuable experience with data analysis software development. The successful applicants will also have access to a very wide range of University courses which will further enhance research and transferrable skills. The students would be expected to regularly visit colleagues at AWE Blacknest, and present results to AWE Nuclear Threat.

Support

This project is offered with support to cover tuition fees, research expenses and provides a stipend of £14,025. It is restricted to British Nationals qualifying for UK home fee status.

How to Apply

The project requires an undergraduate degree in Geophysics, Physics, Engineering or a related subject. Some geophysics knowledge would be advantageous, as would experience with scientific programming and time series analysis. More general requirements are listed on http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2021/sci/phd-earth-sciences/.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Bristol's postgraduate application system (see the above link). The application should specify Geology (MSc by Research) in the 'Programme Details' tab, and 'AWE MScR' in the 'Research Details' tab.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th March 2022. Enquiries should be directed to Prof. James Wookey (j.wookey@bristol.ac.uk).

Further details:

Understanding Seismo-Acoustic Coupling from Near Surface Explosions
https://www1.gly.bris.ac.uk/~glxjw/MScR/MScR_Seismic_Coupling_Advert.pdf

Institution: Cornell University
Open Until: 2022-02-28

Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data-driven geoscientific investigation of the Earth’s surface and subsurface with application to critical problems related to resources, natural hazards, climate change, or their associated human impacts. We seek an earth scientist who develops or exploits tools that leverage the increasingly large and complex datasets resulting from modern observing approaches and computational modeling. The successful candidate may use artificial intelligence, machine learning, or related approaches to augment their domain expertise in the Earth sciences.

The successful candidate will interact with EAS programs in geological sciences and in atmospheric and ocean sciences and contribute to teaching programs within EAS in geological sciences. The candidate will also have opportunities to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell including the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and New York Sea Grant. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including the Paleontological Research Institute (https://www.priweb.org) and the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (https://www.cac.cornell.edu).

Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising student research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage people from groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. Cornell seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Rowena Lohman; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a research statement; (4)a teaching statement; (5) a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-todiversity/); and (6) complete contact information for three references.

All materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20806. Inquiries only should be sent to rbl62@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2022.

Two fully-funded 2-year postdoctoral positions in the field of volcano modeling and eruption forecasting are available at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) - Geophysical Institute (GI). The Postdoctoral Researchers will work on developing innovative physics-based models and statistics-based eruption forecasting models for Alaska volcanoes, within the framework of the NSF-PREEVENTS Eruption Forecasting Project. This project capitalizes on the wealth of data from the Alaska Volcano Observatory; the multidisciplinary expertise of volcano observatory scientists; and the analytical power provided by a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, UAF faculty, and other national and international collaborators. Research and data analysis are currently being conducted on four interrelated disciplines: (1) geodesy, (2) seismology & infrasound, (3) volcanic gas geochemistry & remote sensing, and (4) petrology, geochemistry & physical volcanology, and focuses on eight recently active Alaska volcanoes: Cleveland, Okmok, Bogoslof, Shishaldin, Pavlof, Veniaminof, Augustine, and Redoubt. The successful candidates will develop state of the art methods, tools, and techniques while working with a diverse group of collaborators.

Please see the attachment for more details on the positions. More information on this project and position can also be found at:

https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/preeventseruptionforecasting/PREEVENTS 
https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/preeventseruptionforecasting/PREEVENTS/Postdoc-Recruitment  

Please contact Társilo Girona tarsilo.girona@alaska.edu with questions and requests for further information.

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Ronni Grapenthin (he / him / his)
Associate Professor of Geodesy
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks*
2156 Koyukuk Drive 
Fairbanks, AK-99775

web: http://www.grapenthin.org
office: Elvey 413B
phone: +1 907 474 7286

 

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED, www.seismo.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for two PhD student position inseismology.

 

The first project in the domain of statistical seismology will exploit the use of the relative size distribution of earthquake (the b-value) for enhancing predictability. The student will analyze temporal and spatial changes in b-values throughout the seismic cycle, relate observations to seismotectonics and used them for improving aftershock and foreshock hazard assessment. The so-called Foreshock Traffic Light System (FTLS) has recently shown potential to exploit change in b-values observed for the real-time discrimination of foreshocks and aftershocks. In the context of the EC funded project RISE (www.rise-eu.org), ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna (Dr. Laura Gulia) are further developing and formally testing the FTLS hypothesis. The full call and more details of this project is found here: https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_rxbm1tmWdIUdgeVgTH

 

The second project is in the emerging domain of laboratory seismology. The student will conduct laboratory research at the Rock Physics and Mechanics Laboratory (https://rpml.ethz.ch/) and implement computational models to better understand the physical processes leading to critical point behavior in rock deformation experiments. Critical point behavior has been studied in the laboratory rock deformation experiments but remains solely observed using statistical approaches. This project will add new measurement tools in the form of distributed fiber optic strain sensing (DFS), which provides the richest, unabated vision of the slow progressive damage during the pre-failure phase in rock deformation tests to date. The full call and more details of this project is found here: https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_cfznUnkf9SSxysjapH

 

The students will be part of a small solution-oriented team and contribute to advancing the state of the art in research on earthquake physics and earthquake predictability. We offer world-class resources and opportunities to develop a scientific career in an ambitious and dynamic international team and flexible working conditions.

 

Requirements for each candidate are found in the accompanying links. Please also use these links to apply. The duration of both calls will be until January 31st 2022.

 


Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Open Until: 2022-03-01

We are accepting applications for two (2) funded PhD positions in Time-Lapse Passive Seismic Monitoring for CO2 Sequestration, in the 3D+4D Seismic Imaging & Inversion Research Group, at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Both PhD projects will focus on full-wavefield time-lapse imaging and inversion of passive seismic array data to monitor and characterize CO2 injection in CCS storage reservoirs (fluid saturation, pore pressure, stress...) in terms of CO2 plume evolution, storage capacity, containment, potential leakage, and seismicity. One PhD project will focus on Microseismicity, the other will focus on Ambient Seismic Noise.

Applicants must have an MS in Geophysics, Physics or a related discipline, with strong skills (or willingness to learn) in seismology, mathematics and computation.  The average GRE scores for PhD students in our group are GREV>155, GREQ>165, GREW=4. Both positions will be funded by RA and/or TA appointments for 4-5 years.

Please contact Prof. David Lumley for further information.

Dr David E Lumley | david.lumley<at>utdallas.edu
Professor | Department Head, Geosciences | Physics | Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Geophysics 
Director, 3D+4D Seismic Imaging & Inversion Lab | School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Texas at Dallas | https://profiles.utdallas.edu/david.lumley  
Life Member: www.AGU.orgwww.SEG.org


A unique and exciting opportunity for near-completion PhD students and recent graduates...

USGS Mendenhall Research Opportunity 20-39: Integrating energy, mineral, and other natural resource information to support resource management decision-making
Location: Denver, CO or Reston, VA
Application deadline: January 6, 2022

Join the USGS and help craft the next generation of natural resource assessments!  We are seeking individuals with a wide range of expertise and background knowledge, and we hope to be able to hire a group of post-docs with complementary interests to join our group and tackle this topic area.  Applicants from any branch of Earth Sciences or related subjects are encouraged to contact us and consider applying -- significant direct experience in energy / natural resources is not required. 

This Mendenhall research opportunity invites proposals on science related to the energy-mineral-environment-human nexus and integrated analyses of tradeoffs associated with resource development and use, with the goal of creating a suite of analytical products that can be used by land and resource managers for public resource decision-making. Proposals can focus on one or more of the following subject areas, or on other topics of interest to the applicant. 

  1. Modeling effects of energy and mineral development on ecosystem services and their values.
  2. Improving quantitative understanding of linkages between resource development and use and possible impacts.
  3. Regional implications of energy policy scenarios.
  4. Climate, water, energy nexus.
  5. Equity implications of changes in fossil energy development in the United States.
  6. Social science and geospatial analyses of human-energy interactions.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) early in the application process to discuss project ideas.





Seth S. Haines | he/him | U.S. Geological Survey | Central Energy Resources Science Center
postal address (not for shipping):  Box 25046, M.S. 939,  Denver, CO 80225
email: shaines@usgs.gov  phone: (303) 236-5709


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