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Job opportunity with the USGS 

Applications are due 06/05/2020!

 

The USGS Earthquake Science Center has an open position for a Geophysicist/Computer Scientist

 

The Earthquake Science Center (ESC) of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is seeking a software developer with database administration experience, to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects.  This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA.

 

Projects within the USGS ESC oversee the operation of the Northern California Seismic Network, the 

National Strong Motion Network and the associated data acquisition and processing systems as part of the 

Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). These networks and associated processing systems are designed to 

ensure reliable recording of earthquakes, compute seismological and engineering parameters for earthquakes 

within seconds of their occurrence, automatically and accurately deliver that information to the public and 

emergency response agencies, and to archive data, data products, and metadata for the benefit of the seismological research and engineering communities.

 

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

 

* Develops code related to scientific application programming interfaces and for seismic data acquisition, transformation, and distribution.

* Modifies and maintains existing software to correct coding defects, adapt it to new hardware, interfaces, features, and improve performance.

* Designs, develops, implements, and maintains database management systems and related software for providing data access and exchange according to specification, optimal database structures, high availability, and data integrity.

* Participates in many aspects of the software development lifecycle: requirements generation, design, code, verification and test, maintenance, and support; and overall integration of software modules and other subsystem components, both commercial and custom.

 

Apply online at

 

Open to all US citizens:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568780100

 

Open to current & former federal employees with status:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568779900

 

Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including complete transcripts by June  5th  – and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.  Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, supervisor’s name and # (and you may specify: “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

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

 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

Best wishes

 

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

lgee@usgs.gov
650-329-5656
650-329-4732 fax



Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2020-05-25

The newly formed Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) at the UAF Geophysical Institute (GI) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The GDNP UARC was established to detect, locate, characterize, and assess the threat potential of nuclear activities worldwide through research, development, testing, and evaluation of scientific and technological capabilities. 

The successful applicant will help develop novel signal processing techniques to aid in infrasonic source detection, location, and characterization by combining data from multiple seismo-acoustic station installation types. This position has the exciting opportunity to utilize the unprecedented amount of seismo-acoustic data currently available in Alaska, including the EarthScope Transportable Array. Funding is available for two years, and remote telework options will be considered. The successful applicant will work with members of the Wilson Alaska Technical Center, Alaska Volcano Observatory, and Alaska Earthquake Center to help make the developed algorithms operational. Funding for regular scientific meetings is provided and outreach activities are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is preferred, though not required.

To apply or find more information go to https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514870/postdoctoral-fellow-university-affiliated-research-center. Application review will start on 26 May 2020. Refer questions to David Fee (dfee1@alaska.edu).

David Fee

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.  As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Advertising a *30 Month Postdoctoral Position *in SEISMIC IMAGING at the
University of Edinburgh, U.K.

We seek a postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in
seismic or seismological imaging of the subsurface of the Earth. You
will participate in ‘The Edinburgh Imaging Project (EIP)’, led by Prof
Andrew Curtis in the School of Geosciences. In particular you will
develop and apply state-of-the-art and new methods for imaging the
elastic properties of the upper crust of the Earth and assessing
uncertainty in your results, using measured seismic waveform data.

EIP has a long and successful record of novel research on inverse
theory, uncertainty assessment, migration-related methods, Marchenko
methods, machine learning (neural networks and variational methods), and
seismic or coda wave interferometry. You might therefore expect to
specialise in any of these, or other related methods, and will interact
with a number of Ph. D. students working on similar topics as part of
the team. The methods developed will be used to improve imaging at a
variety of scales, perhaps including non-destructive testing, medical
ultrasonic imaging, large scale seismological imaging, and active-source
seismic imaging.

To apply or to see more information:

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=052130

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Prof Andrew Curtis

Chair of Mathematical Geoscience
University of Edinburgh

Grant Institute of Geoscience
James Hutton Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 786 654 6227
www: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/acurtis

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

The British Geological Survey is seeking a space geodesist to work at Herstmonceux. Deadline for applications is 24 June. Please see the full details at

 

https://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/docs/IRC253277_Geodesist_Herstmonceux_Advert.pdf

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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


I am  emailing this group on behalf of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pavia (Italy). 

We have been recently funded support for a new PhD position, to start in Autumn (albeit remotely, if necessary, to begin with). 

 

The project - clickable here: http://phd-dsta.unipv.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/progetto_36_Meisina_sito.pdf

 - entails the processing of spaceborne SAR data and the spatio-temporal interpretation of the InSAR results to study subsidence phenomena related to groundwater overexploitation and its impact on the urban environment. Additionally, the candidate will build a modular finite-difference groundflow model to derive the corresponding water extraction rates.

 

The project will be a mixture of geophysics and groundwater geology and it will encompass a period abroad to be spent across the British Geological Survey (UK), Delft University (Netherlands), the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (Spain) and the University of Padua (Italy).

 

The project title is "A-DInSAR technique as supporting tool for sustainable groundwater resources management in subsiding area", with the following supervisors:

·         C.Meisina (claudia.meisina@unipv.it),  R.Bonì (roberta.boni01@universitadipavia.it) and F.Zucca (francesco.zucca@unipv.it) from the University of Pavia.

·         G.Giardina (g.giardina@tudelft.nl) from Delft

·         P.Teatini (pietro.teatini@unipd.it) from Padua.

·         C.Guardiola Albert (c.guardiola@igme.es) and G.Herrera (g.herrera@igme.es).

·         E.Hussain (ekhuss@bgs.ac.uk), M.Bianchi (marcob@bgs.ac.uk) and myself (alessn@bgs.ac.uk) from the British Geological Survey.



The deadline for application is on 24th of June 2020 at 17:00 CET, for information about the application process, please visit: http://phd.unipv.it/call-36/

 

If you have promising undergrads just finishing, or MSc students who'll complete in September, please point this project out to them! 

 

Cheers, 

Alessandro

 


I'm emailing on behalf of Richard Collier in the School of Earth and Environment here at Leeds. We've recently been able to confirm industrial support for a new PhD position, to start on 1st October (albeit remotely, if necessary, to begin with). 

 - entails acquisition of high resolution, multi-channel seismic profiles and sea-bed multibeam bathymetry, side-scan sonar and bottom sampling. It'll be a mixture of geophysics and geology; looking at sediment flux variability in response to tectonics and climate through the Late Quaternary. Time on a Greek research vessel is optimistically scheduled for early 2021.

The project title is "Sediment flux, depositional processes and architecture of a fault-bounded, base-of-slope submarine fan: Corinth Rift, Greece", with Richard, plus Dave Hadgson and Bergen's Rob Gawthorpe as supervisors. 

If you have promising undergrads just finishing, or MSc students who'll complete in September, please point this project out to them, Richard would love to hear from interested candidates! 

Cheers all, 
Adam



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Want to read a cool glacier-seismic preprint? Check this one out: https://www.essoar.org/doi/abs/10.1002/essoar.10502609.1
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Dr Adam Booth

Associate Professor of Applied Geophysics

Rm 8.144

School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9JT

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.booth
a.d.booth@leeds.ac.uk
+44 (0) 113 34 39743

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geodynamics and Geoselenic Research


The position is funded as part of the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project (SCGRP) and will be hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.
The supervisory team will include members of the SCGRP research group. Renumeration: $60,000 annually. Start Date and Duration of Appointment: September 1, 2020 – 2-year appointment. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in Earth or planetary sciences, geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry or other relevant science disciplines. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications in the applicant s research field and presentations at international research conferences are expected.


Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 2-page research statement on how their proposed research contributes to the project, and (4) names and contact information of three references by the application deadline of June 15, 2020, to geoselenic@queensu.ca
Inquiries about the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Vicki Remenda (vicki.remenda@queensu.ca) or Prof. Alexander Braun (braun@queensu.ca).


EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.


ACCOMMODATION IN THE WORKPLACE: Queen’s University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact [Mr. Paul Bass] at [pdb@queensu.ca [613-533-2596].    cc. PSAC Local 901, Unit 2 - info@psac901.org


 

Institution: Department of of Earth Science, Environment and Resources 
Open Until: 2020-05-26

10 PhD positions in Earth, Environment and Resources Sciences
Location: Naples, Italy | Closing on May 26th 2020 12 p.m. C.E.T.

The University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy) is recruiting 10  PhD students at the Department of Earth, Environment and Resources Sciences in Naples. Most positions are covered by an annual scholarship of  15.343,28 Euros, plus social welfare charges. The grant covers the entire time duration of the PhD programme. For more information, please go to http://www.unina.it/didattica/post-laurea/dottorati-di-ricerca/english-version

The PhD program offers:
• outstanding research and training opportunities with access to state-of-the-art facilities
• an excellent scientific network with renowned Research Institutes and Universities in Italy and around the world
• a prestigious graduate school program with training courses and lectures on scientific topics as well as technical and complementary skills
• a stimulating international and multidisciplinary research environment.

We strongly encourage:
• creative, highly motivated and talented candidates of all nationalities who are truly committed to research
• candidates with a strong background in geology, economic geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, applied geophysics, meteorology, mineralogy, paleontology, petrology, remote sensing, stratigraphy, structural geology, seismology, volcanology, archaeometry – please see the project descriptions on our website for particular skill requirements
(http://www.distar.unina.it/en/admission-open-calls-and-research-projects/xxxvi-cycle

Interested in joining us?
• To apply, please submit your application via our online application platform: http://www.concorsi.unina.it/dottric/ until May 26th 2020 12 p.m.
Before 10th of June 2020, candidates have to send all the documents attesting their qualification and titles directly to the Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences, following the instructions at
http://www.distar.unina.it/en/admission-open-calls-and-research-projects/projects/xxxvi-cycle
• For more information on the projects and application process, please go to:
http://www.distar.unina.it/en/admission-open-calls-and-research-projects/xxxvi-cycle


 

Institution: Sandia National Laboratoires
Open Until: 2020-05-13

Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring solutions within a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?

We are soliciting applications for an early-to-mid career geophysicist to support and lead work aimed at improving this nation’s capabilities for monitoring underground nuclear explosions anywhere in the world. Your work will focus on data analysis and computational geophysics, and you will work with high-impact, cross-disciplinary teams to address important technical problems. You will initially support existing department R&D efforts, but, over time, you will be expected to apply your expertise to development of new R&D efforts within Sandia mission areas.

Our expectations of you will be to increase both Sandia’s and your own impact and standing in these programs by producing high-quality results, which can include classified or limited distribution work, publications in peer-reviewed journals, patents, conference presentations, reports, etc., depending on customer requirements.

You will be expected to perform work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, teaming, and scientific integrity.

Department Description:

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

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

About Sandia:

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

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

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO Statement:

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

Required:

• You have a Master’s Degree in geophysics, seismology, or closely-related discipline, with an emphasis on modeling

Desired:

• PhD in Geophysics, or closely related discipline
• Publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals
• Research experience in the one or more of the following technical fields: computational geophysics; seismology; infrasound; inverse theory, modeling and optimization, including full waveform inversion; uncertainty quantification, mathematical geophysical analysis; continuum mechanics; geophysical signal processing; compressive sensing; processing and analysis of field-collected data sets; computational physics; machine learning
• Experience in computer programming related to waveform processing and numerical computation for research applications
• Strong organizational, written, oral, and presentation skills, including the ability effectively communicate scientific/engineering concepts and results at multiple levels (highly technical to general audience)
• Ability to work effectively both individually and on teams
• Proficiency with at least one computer programming language (FORTRAN, Java, C, C++, Python, MATLAB)
• Experience defining and executing research and development efforts, from the proposal writing stage to delivery and dissemination of results
• Demonstrated professional mentoring of others

Security Clearance:

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

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


Job opportunity with the USGS:

 

Applications are due 05/21/2020!

 

The USGS Earthquake Science Center has an open position for a Supervisory Physical ScienceTechnician

 

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) seeks motivated candidates for a position in the National Strong Motion Project (NSMP), part of the Earthquake Monitoring Project.  The NSMP installs and operates instrumentation in structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges and in free-field sites.  These data provide the basis for studies of large-scale seismogenic failure, for studies of crustal and localized wave propagation, for mitigation of earthquake hazards through improved earthquake resistant design, and for improved emergency response through rapid notification of shaking on and near manmade structures.

 

This position oversees the operation of National Strong Motion Network and supervises field staff who are responsible for the design, test, calibration, installation, operation, and maintenance of sensors, dataloggers, and communications infrastructure.  The position manages schedules, directs field operations, troubleshoots station and telemetry issues, and assists with metadata verification and data quality assessment.  It negotiates and administers complex agreements with multiple federal, state, regional, and private organizations for the design, installation, operations and maintenance of structural monitoring systems.

 

This position is being offered in Menlo Park (soon to be Moffett Field) or in Pasadena, CA.  Openings for this full-time, permanent position are being advertised as Physical Science Technician at the GS-12 level, with an annual salary range from $ 87,612 (step 1) - $ 113,900 (step 10) in Pasadena and $ 93,587 (step 1) - $ 121,668 (step 10) in Menlo Park/Moffett Field.  US citizenship is required.  Only online applications will be accepted.  The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Apply online at

DEU [open to all US citizens]: SAC-2020-0226           

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566972100

 

Merit Promotion [open to current & former federal employees with status]:  SAC-2020-0225

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566971800


Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including complete transcripts by May 21st – and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.  Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. The resumes MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

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

 

Best wishes

 

Lind

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

lgee@usgs.gov
650-329-5656
650-329-4732 fax

 


 

Institution: Sandia National Laboratories

Closing Date: 15-May-2020?


The Geophysical Detection Programs Department at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a scientist with excellent research skills to both support and continue to develop the geophysical acoustics and infrasound expertise and the department provides as a capability to a variety of national security customers and mission areas, including underground nuclear explosion detection and monitoring, and other infrasound-based national security missions. Job duties will include designing and fielding microbarometer arrays, coordinating experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results to both our research sponsors and the broader scientific community.

The successful applicant will initially contribute primarily as a team member under the guidance of more experienced technical staff. Further career development/advancement is premised on the following:

  • Developing from a contributing team member to a lead researcher who originates and executes novel, high-impact research
  • Pursuing funding via competitive internal laboratory-directed research and development opportunities and, eventually, directly from an external customer base with needs that fall within Sandia’s mission areas, including nuclear weapons, underground nuclear detonation detection, nuclear nonproliferation, and other national security areas
  • Creation and leadership of cross-disciplinary teams in the technical execution of the highest quality work that delivers high value to the funding customers which can include deliverable products including publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, reports, patents, and limited distribution deliverables for national security or other proprietary purposes.

Qualifications We Require

Master’s Degree in Geophysics, Atmospheric Science, Physics, Acoustics, or another closely-related discipline
Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in Geophysics, Physics, Atmospheric Science, Acoustics, or another closely-related discipline
  • Demonstrated research experience in infrasound signal processing such as spectral methods, signal detection, signal association, and event location
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral presentation, preparation of high-impact visual presentations, written reports, and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate scientific and technical information at a level tailored the audience.
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance
  • A strong peer-reviewed publication record

About Our Team

The Geophysical Detection Programs Department at Sandia National Laboratories develops and leads underground nuclear explosion detection and monitoring programs for global and U.S. national security purposes and also develops other geophysics-based detection and monitoring programs in other national security-related mission areas. We partner with other departments in the Proliferation Detection Programs group and with departments across Sandia to integrate multi-disciplinary capabilities into teams that can address broad national security needs in geophysically-based detection and monitoring. We strategically partner with our Federal sponsors, including NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development, AFTAC, and other government agencies to both define future and execute current detection and monitoring programs and also to identify and plan for near-, mid-, and long-term U.S. needs in these areas.

Hiring Manager

Steven Vigil

Security Clearance

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

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

EEO

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



 

Institution: Sandia National Laboratories

Closing Date: 15-May-2020

?

?We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to investigate exciting questions in infrasound generation, propagation, and detection. Are you driven and detail-oriented? Are you intrigued by the opportunity to collaborate with hardworking, world-class peers in a variety of fields and to present your research in peer-reviewed journal articles and at conferences? If so, you may find this work invigorating!

On any given day, you will be addressing questions including:

  • How do underground explosions generate infrasound, and what is the resulting acoustic radiation pattern?
  • What is the detection range of an infrasound sensor on a stratospheric balloon?
  • Is it possible to characterize the lower atmosphere via the ambient sound field?
  • How do atmospheric turbulence and gravity waves affect infrasound propagation over short time scales?

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, acquired within 5 years prior to employment, in Geophysics, Atmospheric Science, Physics, Acoustics, or another closely-related field

Qualifications We Desire

  • Proven research experience in infrasound signal processing such as spectral methods, signal detection, signal association, and event location
  • Proficiency with varied communication methods, including oral presentation, preparation of high-impact visual presentations, written reports, and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate scientific and technical information at a level tailored the audience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance
  • A strong peer-reviewed publication record

Position Information

This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

About Our Team

The Geophysical Detection Programs Department at Sandia National Laboratories develops and leads underground nuclear explosion detection and monitoring programs for global and U.S. national security purposes and also develops other geophysics-based detection and monitoring programs in other national security-related mission areas. We partner with other departments in the Proliferation Detection Programs group and with departments across Sandia to integrate multi-disciplinary capabilities into teams that can address broad national security needs in geophysically-based detection and monitoring. We strategically partner with our Federal sponsors, including NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development, AFTAC, and other government agencies to both define future and execute current detection and monitoring programs and also to identify and plan for near-, mid-, and long-term U.S. needs in these areas.

Hiring Manager

Steven Vigil

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start.

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

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

EEO

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



Software Engineer
IRIS Data Services

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume highlighting pertinent work experience by May 29th, 2020 to job@iris.washington.edu with the subject line "IRIS Software Engineer".

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


 

3 years funded PhD position in Geophysics

 

Summary of PhD project: Research on the development of a geophysical approach for diffuse non-intrusive monitoring the Engineered Barrier System (EBS) based on combined Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Induced Polarisation Tomography (IPT). The method will be validated at the laboratory scale and in a full field-scale experiments implemented in Tournemire URL-France. The numerical part consists of developing Induced polarization models for pure bentonite and bentonite/sand mixtures (at Université de Savoie Mont Blanc). The experimental part consists of determining and interpreting IP spectra on scale models of the Modern2020 tests (LTRBM and ERT) (at University of Strathclyde). The field part consists in validating the models developed and calibrated during the first part of the thesis and validating them on Modern2020 in situ tests installed in Tournemire underground research laboratory. Full details of the proposal (in French) are attached.

 

Funding: 2,000€/month for 3 years

Age: 23-24 (an exception can be made for students aged up to 26)

 

Language: English and French (French is desirable - IRSN is prepared to take someone who can speak fluently (and write) English and who is prepared to learn French for the next 3 years) – thesis is going to be written in English

 

Background: Geophysics is preferable, field and/or lab experience and numerical skills are desirable.

Start date: September or October 2020

 

Location: The successful PhD candidate will split his/her time between: IRSN centre in Fontenay aux Roses at the LETIS laboratory (28 months); the Université de Savoie Mont Blanc at the EDYTEM laboratory (4 months); and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow-UK at the civil and Environmental Engineering laboratory (4 months).

 

Applicationsend a CV and a cover letter outlining motivations to Dr Pierre Dick (pierre.dick@irsn.fr).

 

Deadline to submit application: 18 May 2020

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________

Prof. Alessandro Tarantino, CEng MIMMM

Professor of Experimental Geomechanics

Deputy Head of Department

Director of Geomechanics Laboratories

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Strathclyde

 

James Weir Building - Level 5

75 Montrose Street - Glasgow G1 1XJ, Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 3539

Fax: +44 (0)141 553 2066

Mobile: +44 (0)7969199370

E-mail: alessandro.tarantino@strath.ac.uk

Skype: alessandro_tarantino

Institution: ISTERRE CNRS (Grenoble)
Open Until: 2020-08-31

The Institute of Earth Science of the University of Grenoble (FRANCE) seeks a highly-motivated, high-potential applicant for a PhD position to join the ERC MONIFAULT research project (pieropoli.weebly.com/erc-monifault-project.html) led by Piero Poli (pieropoli.weebly.com). The PhD student will perform integrated analyses of geophysical data to deepen the understanding of the variation of the physical property of crustal rocks induced by transient forcing (e.g. seasonal loadings, aseismic deformations). The focus of the study will be the Apennines region (ITALY), with the goal of understanding the interplay of tectonic and non-tectonic forcing, and their potential role in controlling seismicity.

PhD research and responsibilities will include:

• Analysis of continuously recorded seismic data for reconstruction of Green’s function, and estimation of seismic velocity variation.
• Analysis of geodetic and other data to estimate the causes of velocity variation in the crustal volume.
• Use of machine learning methods for separation of the tectonic component of velocity variations from others (e.g. seasonal vel. Variations).

The findings will help to gain new insights into the physics of earthquakes nucleation and transient tectonic deformation.

The successful candidate must have a MSc (or equivalent) in Earth Science, Physics or Engineering. To apply: a letter of motivation, a CV, and at least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent to piero.poli@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Tentative starting date: 1st October 2020
Duration: 3 Years
Application deadline: Until position is filled

We currently have a PhD studentship advertised at the University of Plymouth (UK) that we’d like to draw to the attention of list members, and particularly students interested in undertaking doctoral research that combines geophysics (rock and paleomagnetism) with petrology and geochemistry.


The main aim of the project is to develop a novel magnetic methodology for determining the timing of serpentinization (and concurrent mineral carbonation) in peridotite massifs, a critical factor in assessing the potential for carbon sequestration in such rocks. 

Further details (including funding) may be found here:

and here:

Please note that there is a very short deadline to apply of 30th April. 

I encourage potential applicants who might require more info to email me directly (amorris@plymouth.ac.uk … please do not reply to the list).

Best wishes and stay safe!

Tony


Professor Antony Morris
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Plymouth University,
Drake Circus,
Plymouth PL4 8AA
Pronouns: he, him, his

 

Institution: Inst. of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
Open Until: 2020-07-31

Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates regional seismographic and geodetic networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Current research at IES includes observational and computational seismology, isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry, active tectonics and geohazards, orogenic processes and crustal evolution, and geodynamics and physical properties of deep Earth. We are looking for applicants at the assistant research scientist level or above with software, mechanical, and electronic backgrounds who can support the ongoing research as well as help to explore new research directions at IES. We particularly encourage applicants with strong technical expertise related to observational !
seismology and geodesy, both on land and on the seafloor, and code development in computational geophysics to apply. Candidates with a proven record of technical services, innovations, and teamwork experiences are preferred for the position. The research scientists at IES are expected to work for research projects of the institute under the guidance of respective project principle investigators. Interested applicants please send the following documents to shewen@gate.sinica.edu.tw before July 31, 2020: a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications/patents, three or more names of references (with affiliation and contact information), and a description of the projects of IES that are most relevant for you to contribute. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw.


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2020-04-15

Available Position
JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher?(DGP20-001)

Recruiting Department
Computational Science and Engineering Group, Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), Research Institute for Value-AddedInformation Generation (VAiG)

Job Description
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is recruiting a Project Scientist or Project Technical Scientist to work on a project entitled "Development of a numerical analysis method for dynamic crack propagation in residual stress fields (Collaborative project of Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT) (PI: Takane Hori) and Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT))".

[Research Description]
The goal of this project is to evaluate the local ground motion in a huge earthquake event based on the numerical simulation with observation data. Since the variety of the source of the residual stress field (including diffusion of the materials, thermal diffusion, and plastic deformation) should be considered in this project, the successful applicant is expected to have extensive knowledge in the fields of continuum mechanics and multiphysics, as well as the experience and skills for code development to deal with dynamic fracture propagation in solids.

(1) Development of solid continuum models with a residual stress field due to the heterogeneous distribution of inelastic deforamtion.
(2) Development of a numerical analysis method that properly captures the interaction between residual stress field and dynamic propagation of the fracture surface.
(3) Simulation of the entire dynamic fracture process in the residual stress field and comparison of the simulation results with experimental results obtained through research activities (1) and (2).

[Related Research Fields]
Solid-earth science, Continuum Mechanics, Computer Science, Data science

Job Type
Postdoctoral Researcher: To contribute to the project, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject which is authorized by the Project under direction of a leader, and to be appointed to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.

Requirements
Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than 5 years may have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment (i.e., applicants who earned a Ph.D. after April 2014 are eligible.)

* Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

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

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 position as a Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system
?
(4) Contract Period:
June 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
*The contract period can be renewed but the contract period will be terminated on the end of March, 2022.

*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of 1 fiscal year.
*The contract period will end at the conclusion of this project.
*The contract period mentioned above will change according to budget of this project.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.?
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.??

Salary
Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
JPY 5,250,000

*There is no raise, bonus and retirement allowance.

Terms of Employment
(1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service is not available.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.

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

a) CV. Valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for one reference who is a senior research scientist; he/she should not be an employee or a Visiting Scientist of JAMSTEC.
The reference person will be required to submit a letter of recommendation for the selected applicant directly to JAMSTEC, by E-mail, after screening of documents.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) Two (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "MAT DGP20-001" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are also available.

Closing Date
April 15, 2020 at 13:00 p.m. in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

Contact (application documents must be sent to this address)
Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5811
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include "MAT DGP20-001" in the subject line.

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

Note
The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC’s principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.

 

 


 

Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Open Until: 2020-04-30

 

Geophysics Postdoctoral Scholar (post 89975, 24 months plus possibility for extension)

 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Earth & Environmental Sciences Division has an opening for a Geophysics Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in reservoir geomechanics and seismology to join our multidisciplinary team.

 

You will contribute to projects involving subsurface energy applications with emphasis on geological CO2 storage, induced seismicity and geothermal systems. Particularly, you will continue furthering our leading position in applied distributed fiber optic sensing techniques such as Distributed Acoustic Sensing.

 

The candidate should have a solid knowledge of signal processing as well as of reservoir processes and fluid-mechanical coupling relevant to large-scale deployment of geologic carbon storage and induced seismicity. Experience with machine learning techniques and big data applications is a plus. With the candidate’s vision for tackling a broad range of challenging subsurface problems, such as induced seismicity, multiphase flow and seismic hazard assessment and mitigation, they are expected to lead this postdoctoral position to success. This is a two-year position with the possibility of extension. 

 

For more details and to apply please see: https://jobs.lbl.gov/jobs/geophysics-postdoctoral-scholar-2640

 



Institution: Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
Open Until: 2020-05-11

Dear all, 

 Number of positions for researchers at Geological Survey of Japan, AIST are now open. 
One of those is a tenure-track (Type A) or tenured (Type B) researcher position for "Study of Earthquake Dynamics by Numerical Simulations."
 We seek a researcher who has advanced experience with, and a proven track record in, numerical simulations of earthquake generation. The applicant is expected to construct models to assess dynamic rupture propagation of inland earthquakes, based on fault rock properties and stress and strain fields inferred from geological and geophysical observations including from laboratory experiments.

 Type A is a research scientist position on tenure track contract of 5 years (the period of term may be shortened to 4 or 3 years, commensurate with a candidate's career) while Type B is a tenured position normally offered to candidates who have higher achievements and proven management skills. Which position to be offered will be determined in the course of the selection process. A doctoral degree is required at the time of application/hire, or applicants with equivalent proven skills are also welcome. 
 A tenure-track research scientist is entitled to receive a "tenure review" that will be carried out about 18 months before the tenure expires. S/he will be reviewed over her/his performance and contributions to AIST missions, and performance in her/his term. In the last 5 years, more than a lot of tenure-track research scientists have been qualified.
 Monthly base salary will be commensurate with candidates' academic carrier and professional experiences, ranging from JPY 276,100 (before tax). Work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance, commuting allowance, housing allowance and family allowance will be also paid. Annual salary paid to a researcher aged 28 joining AIST after Ph.D. is estimated to be JPY 5,000,000 including bonus (before tax).   ?

 The deadline for the application is 5pm on May 11, 2020 (Japan Standard Time=UTC+9). 
The application procedure is shown at https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/humanres/application_procedure.html


We have more open positions at Geological Survey of Japan:
[Type A /Type B (Tenure-track position /Tenured position)]
IEVG-1  Experimental, Petrological and/or Geochemical Research on Magmatic Processes and Systems   
IEVG-2  Study of Earthquake Dynamics by Numerical Simulations
IEVG-3  Far-Field Groundwater Flow and Long-Term Transition Modeling based on Geological and Hydrological Events.
GEORESENV-1  Research and Development for Decent Utilization of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
GEORESENV-2  Research on Geo-enviromental Risk Assessment and Remediation Technology
GEORESENV-3  Research on Environmental Dynamics and Sustainable Remediation of pollutants in Geo-enviroment .
GEORESENV-4  Research on Monitoring Techniques  for  Safety Assessment of CCUS (Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage)
IGG-1  Research on Sedimentology and Sedimentological Mapping in Offshore Area around Japan
IGG-2  Research on Geophysical Exploration and Geological Structures in Offshore Area
IGG-3  Geological Research and Mapping of Late Cenozoic sedimentary basin of Japanese Islands

[Type D (Non tenure-track position based on performance-based pay)]
IEVG-4  Research on Magmatic Volatiles and Hydrothermal Fluids that lead to Volcanic Processes   
IGG-4  Research on Coastal Geology

See the detail at https://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/humanres/recruitment_information.html#GSJ

Please feel free to ask us questions on these job opportunities.


Sincerely, 
Taka Uchide
--
Takahiko UCHIDE, Dr.
 Seismotectonics Research Group,
  Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology, 
   Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ),
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Postal Address:
 1-1-1 Higashi, AIST Central 7,
 Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8567 JAPAN

E-mail: t.uchide@aist.go.jp
Tel:  +81-29-861-9051, +81-50-3659-0848
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/view/uchide/

Institution: Alaska Earthquake Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2020-04-26

The Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) is searching for a Product Analyst to join our seismic data quality assurance team. AEC operates a network of over 230 seismic stations in support of our mission of advancing Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes through seismic monitoring, research, and public engagement. This position offers the opportunity to contribute fundamentally to this mission by evaluating the quality and completeness of the center’s seismic and auxiliary data. This position will use quantitative tools to generate network reports that will help guide upstream field maintenance activities as well as inform downstream data consumers. A meticulous attitude towards managing large datasets, a thorough understanding of signal processing, and excellent communication skills are required. If desired, this position will have periodic opportunities to visit seismic stations in remote Alaska. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing network intelligence!
 to field engineers, operational staff, and researchers.

JOB DUTIES:
50% Data Quality Assurance: Use analytical skills to ensure the integrity and quality of waveform and auxiliary data by routinely investigating suites of complex data-quality metrics and graphical representations of noise characteristics. Identify data issues that may disrupt organizations and compile frequent, periodic reports summarizing network performance with respect to data quality and integrity. Interface with downstream teams in order to understand data needs and provide network intelligence (e.g. data availability, continuity, noise characteristics, and reliability ) to users.

25% Visualization, Organization, and Archiving: Manage the large amounts of output generated by quality control tools and distill relevant information into an accessible form. Script to acquire and organize metrics, develop automated methods to flag potential problems, and implement visualization techniques to facilitate interaction with results. Develop workflows that rapidly identify network problems, enhance transparency of network state of health, and document results and can be used by researchers and faculty members to inform their operations and research.

20% Interface With Field Team: Act as interface between the center’s Field Team and downstream analytical operations. Communicate results directly to other teams to help coordinate their operations. Stay abreast of Field Team activities and how they may impact data quality. Collaborate with the Field Team to design and implement systems and procedures to enhance data quality. Work with the Field Team to diagnose issues with data integrity and quality. Identify opportunities for collaboration between the Field Team station health monitoring and downstream quality assurance and determine impacts on data. May periodically contribute to station maintenance at remote Alaskan sites.

5% Duty Seismologist: Participate in the center’s 24/7 response to significant seismic events. Conduct quality control of automated locations, monitor for data outages, and rapidly analyze and disseminate information both internally and externally following significant seismic events.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
- Ability to organize, manipulate, and analyze large data sets.
- Experience using visualization tools to display complex datasets.
- Meticulous organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Knowledge of signal processing, statistical methods, and data quality 
 metrics.
- Experience with unix-like computing environments.
- Strong scripting skills in languages such as Python, bash, or MATLAB.
- Ability to work with version control software.
- Ability to clearly communicate findings for internal and external reporting.
- Ability to work in a team environment with colleagues with diverse 
 backgrounds such as seismology, engineering, and outreach.
- Knowledge of common seismological waveform formats.
- Experience using seismic data retrieval systems.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline in geophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science, data science, or a related field and at least 1 year of additional training or experience in the field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

TO APPLY:
Please use the following link to apply
https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514702/product-analyst-alaska-seismic-network

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. Informal inquiries about this position can be made by contacting Ken Macpherson at kamacpherson@alaska.edu


What you will do
The Seismoacoustics Team of the Geophysics Group (EES-17) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for exceptional postdoctoral candidates with strong technical backgrounds in seismic imaging and waveform inversion. The Seismoacoustics Team primarily researches global explosion monitoring for national security purposes. The successful candidate will develop novel algorithms for local, regional, and global scale seismic imaging and inversion with applications to national security. Research topics for this position are not limited but may include:
• Attenuation, scattering and amplitude modeling
• Full waveform inversion
• Travel-time tomography
• Joint inversion (body and surface waves, amplitudes, gravity, receiver functions)
The LANL Seismoacoustics Team is dedicated to being a leader in the field of explosion monitoring. The Team researches topics using multiple computational techniques, machine learning, high performance computing, data analytics, multi-physics datasets, and physics-based modeling of the explosion sources. The Seismoacoustics Team is looking for exceptional candidates who have a proven track record of excellent scientific research and publishing.
 
Learn more about the Earth & Environmental Sciences team and the work we do:
https://www.lanl.gov/seismoacoustics
 
Learn more and apply
Go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/ and select “Apply now” and search for posting number IRC79434
 
 
Michael Cleveland
Scientist, Seismoacoustics Team Leader
Los Alamos National Laboratory
mcleveland<at>lanl.gov 
 

Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2020-04-09

The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) (https://watc.alaska.edu/) is looking for a dynamic person to join our team to assist with seismic and acoustic research and operations. WATC has a unique mix of geophysical station operations and research and is the nexus of the recently formed and growing Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The GDNP UARC was established to better sense, locate, characterize, and assess the threat potential of nuclear activities worldwide.

The successful applicant will primarily execute research and development to help optimize seismic and infrasound station performance and data quality, as well as assist with basic research on seismic and acoustic data. This position will also support station operations and will occasionally travel to field sites.

Qualified applicants should have a Master's degree (PhD preferred) and four years research experience at the postgraduate level in Geophysics or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

To apply or find more information go to https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514684/seismoacoustic-research-and-operations-scientist. Application review will start on 9 April 2020. Refer questions to David Fee (dfee1@alaska.edu).

David Fee

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Given the current disruption we have decided to extend the deadline for the 3-year postdoctoral position in atomic-scale simulation in planetary cores we have previously advertised:

https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1388

This position is based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds working with Drs Andrew Walker and Chris Davies. The project is funded for 3 years via a NERC grant in collaboration with Professor Dario Alfe UCL Earth Sciences. The role involves developing atomic-scale simulations of crystal nucleation in iron alloys to establish the conditions under which solids form and grow in Earth’s core. Results will then be used to develop new models of the thermal and magnetic evolution of the Earth’s core over the past 4.5 billion years.

The new closing date for applications is 1st May 2020.

Please forward to any suitable applicants and encourage them to contact me (a.walker@leeds.ac.uk) or Chris Davies (c.davies@leeds.ac.uk) for more details.

Best wishes,

Andrew

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Dr Andrew Walker FHEA FGS
Associate Professor in Computational Geoscience
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
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