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we are looking for a motivated postdoc as part of a multi-disciplinary project on continental break-up, the formation of oceanic gateways, and its impact on paleo-ocean circulation. This subproject focusses on numerically modelling the bathymetric evolution during and after break-up using the geodynamic modelling software ASPECT. The postdoc will be based in Hobart, Australia, but we envisage an extensive initial stay at GFZ Potsdam, Germany. The position is funded for 2 years and the application deadline is 10th of June.

The detailed job advert can be found online at http://careers.utas.edu.au/cw/en/job/492630/geodynamic-modeller or pasted below. Please feel free to forward this mail to anyone that might be interested.

Kind regards,
Sascha


Sascha Brune
Geodynamic Modelling Section
GFZ Potsdam, Germany
T +49 (0) 331 288 1928 M brune@gfz-potsdam.de
W www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/geodynamic-modeling/staff/profil/sascha-brune
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Geodynamic Modeller

Apply nowJob no: 492630
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Research Focus

We are looking to hire a geodynamic modeller. This position will be within the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. The two-year, research intensive position is funded through an Australian Research Council Discovery grant investigating the complexity of continental breakup controls on ocean circulation.

This role will involve geodynamic modelling of the thermomechanical evolution of the lithosphere during seaway formation using the open-source community code ASPECT. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the international, multidisciplinary team (GFZ Potsdam, British Antarctic Survey, University of Sydney and University of Oslo) that spans paleoceanography/paleoclimate as well as lithosphere dynamics, with the expectation that results will be published in high-quality journals. There will be funded opportunities to travel both for research collaboration to GFZ Potsdam, Germany and to present at international conferences.

In the role you will:

• Undertake ground-breaking research using geodynamic models of the thermomechanical evolution of the lithosphere during rifting and seaway formation.
• Communicate research findings via high quality publications, conference presentations, and outreach activities.
• Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links with the researchers and students involved in the project, locally, nationally and internationally.
• Contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
You will be employed on a Fixed Term (2 years), Full Time basis.

To be considered, you will have:

• A PhD or equivalent in geodynamics, geophysics, geology, or another relevant field.
• Experience with numerical modelling (e.g. ASPECT).
• Experience with scientific programming (e.g. C++).
• Demonstrated high-level English language oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated willingness and capacity to work in a team environment.
Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $127,369 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 to $108,862 plus 17% superannuation.
For further information about this position please contact Dr Jo Whittaker, Senior Lecturer in Marine Geophysics, Jo.Whittaker@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 6367.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria in one document.

Applications close Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:55pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).


Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations which may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geophysical expressions.

This is an exciting opportunity, as there is a unique dataset available through this project, which will be mined in search of thus far undiscovered correlations and data structures that may provide new insight into earthquake occurrence and hence earthquake forecasting.

This is a fixed term position for 3 years.

Duties and responsibilities

The project will involve compiling and analysing a wide range of seismological, geophysical and geological data to complement the data supplied for the project and setting up appropriate statistical and big-data analyses.

This is a collaborative project between the Departments of Earth Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College.

Essential requirements

To apply you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Experience in statistical analyses of large data sets and a background in earthquake seismology or earthquake mechanics is also required.

You will also be a creative problem-solver who enjoys interdisciplinary work.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Saskia Goes at s.goes@imperial.ac.uk, Peter Stafford at p.stafford@imperial.ac.uk, or Alex Whittaker at a.whittaker@imperial.ac.uk.

Application material can be found on the college website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00358/research-associate

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at l.chivers@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date will be 2 July 2018


Postdoc in Earthquake Seismology at Chinese University of Hong Kong

A postdoctoral researcher position in earthquake seismology is available in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The focus of research is on earthquake physics and subduction zone dynamics using passive source data, complemented by numerical modeling.

The candidate should have a broad interest in earthquake physics and sophisticated experience in seismic data processing. Proficient programming skills are preferred. Experiences of seismic tomography, waveform modeling, and/or deriving static and dynamic source properties of earthquakes are desired.

The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed upon satisfactory performance. Starting date will be August 1, 2018, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to Prof. Hongfeng Yang (hyang@cuhk.edu.hk). Review will begin immediately until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/people/yang_hf.html

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Assistant Professor
Earth System Sciences Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
(852)3943-9824
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/people/yang_hf.html

Institution: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna, Italy
Open Until: 2018-07-15

Dear colleagues,
the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV-Bologna, Italy) and the Department of Geosciences (University of Padova, Italy) are opening a post-doctoral fellowship in seismological analysis of seismic anisotropy in the frame of the ERC-StG grant NEWTON (#758199).

Research focuses on the analysis of seismological data recorded in Italy and surrounding regions (permanent and temporary stations, e.g. AlpArray data) to measure seismic anisotropy and splitting intensity. Several methods will be applied and others may be developed, allowing the identification of layered or dipping anisotropy distribution. All measurements will be collected and used to test the mantle structure and elastic properties around generic subduction zones.

The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with seismologists at INGV-Bologna, but will collaborate also with the geodynamic group based at University of Padova as well as with a network of scientists that will actively collaborate on the project.
The candidates should hold a PhD in Geophysics-Seismology and should have experience in seismic data processing and analysis, preferably with seismic anisotropy analysis.

The successful candidate is expected to work in both independent and collaborative group environments and to be self-motivated to accomplish the research goals. The gross salary is 26.000 €/year.

For information, please contact Silvia Pondrelli (silvia.pondrelli@ingv.it) or Simone Salimbeni (simone.salimbeni@ingv.it)


Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a fully-funded PhD and a postdoctoral scholar position in the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Potential topics of focus include (but are not limited to):
paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Sunda megathrust (in Sumatra, Indonesia)
paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Manila trench (in Luzon, Philippines)
relative sea level and neotectonics over the Holocene in Southeast Asia

For the PhD position, there are two intakes of PhD students annually, in January and in August. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st January for the August intake, and 31st July for the following January intake. I will consider candidates for either intake in 2019, but preference will be given to candidates who contact me sooner rather than later. The PhD program lasts 4 or 5 years and is fully funded with a competitive stipend for the duration.

For the postdoctoral position, interested candidates should contact me as early as possible. The appointment will be for up to 3 years, and a competitive salary will be offered.

Prior to the formal application procedure, interested candidates are encouraged to send me their CV and a brief note (roughly 200-500 words) describing how their research interests will tie in with those of my research group. I can be contacted at meltzner@ntu.edu.sg.

I will be at the AOGS meeting in Honolulu in June. I would be happy to meet with potential applicants during the meeting.

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For more information:

http://ase.ntu.edu.sg
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/phd

http://earthobservatory.sg
http://www.earthobservatory.sg/research-group/geology-earthquakes-and-sea-level-aron-meltzner

Aron J. Meltzner
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, N2-01a-05, Singapore 639798
meltzner@ntu.edu.sg | ase.ntu.edu.sg | earthobservatory.sg
earthobservatory.sg/people/aron-meltzner


Institution: University of Hamburg
Open Until: 2018-04-30

Dear colleagues,

The University of Hamburg invites applications for one PhD candidate and one Postdoc in seismology, with a focus on ambient seismic noise.

The starting date is flexible with the earliest opportunity in July 2018. Evaluation of applications starts immediately until positions are filled.

More information in the following links.
PhD:
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/30-04-18-124.pdf

Postdoc:
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/30-04-18-125.pdf

Please forward this message to any potential candidates!

best regards,
Celine Hadziioannou


The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu)
at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty
positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty
position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered
at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking
for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our
current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology,
seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the
planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will
build a competitive research program that complements or extends the
strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge
connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through
observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals
who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary
university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth,
ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering
programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional
commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving
metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and
research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering
resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate
student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a
statement of research interests, a description of their teaching
interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and
contact information for at least three references. Application materials
should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests
for information should be directed to earthplanet_search@eas.gatech.edu.
Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search
will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is
required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal
education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a
diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women,
minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech
has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that
attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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Andrew V. Newman anewman@gatech.edu
Professor, Cullen-Peck Fellow
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Drive Office: 404-894-3976
ES&T, Room 2254 Fax: 404-894-5638
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0340
http://geophysics.eas.gatech.edu/anewman


Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Director position of the World Data System of the International Council for Science is open for applications until 15 June 2018. The Executive Director will lead the WDS International Programme Office (IPO) hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan. The Executive Director works under the scientific guidance of the WDS Scientific Committee responsible for the overall scientific planning and oversight of the programme. The IPO is also supported by a Programme Officer, an Administrative Officer, and a Senior Advisor. Please read the full job description and procedure for applications at: https://www.icsu-wds.org/events/important-deadlines/job-opportunity-ed-wds-ipo

Applications should include: (i) a Curriculum Vitae; (ii) a letter outlining the skills and experience relevant to WDS and its IPO; and (iii) the names and contact details of three individuals who have indicated their readiness to provide a reference.

Applications (preferably in one combined PDF file) should be sent via email with "WDS Executive Director" in the subject line, to recruitment@icsu.org. The closing date for applications is 15 June 2018.

Very best wishes.
WDS-IPO
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World Data System-International Programme Office
c/o NICT, 4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
Tel: +81 4 6395 6004 Fax: +81 4 2327 6409
ipo@icsu-wds.org | www.icsu-wds.org


Dear Colleagues,

(apologies for multiple postings)

The exciting new position of Associate Director of the WDS International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) is open for applications until 13 May 2018. The position is for a 3-year term and based at Ocean Network's Canada (ONC: WDS Regular Member) hosted at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Applications should be made on the HR Portal of the University of Victoria: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3702
Job Description:
Under the oversight of the WDS Scientific Committee and in close coordination with the WDS International Program Office, the Associate Director of the WDS-ITO will work closely with the ONC Director of User Engagement, the three Canadian WDS members of the consortium, key stakeholders such as Research Data Canada and researchers to deliver on the WDS-ITO mandate to:
Set-up, operate and manage the contribution of the WDS-ITO to the ICSU-WDS operational systems that form part of the Global Research Data Infrastructure (GRDI).
Coordinate the development and integration of GRDI components with other stakeholders: DataCite/re3data, ORCID, science publishers, and international programmes such as the Group on Earth Observations and ICSU programmes such as Future Earth.
Host a Trusted Brokering Service on behalf of the GRDI community.
Coordinate ICSU-WDS contribution to technical working groups in organizations such as the Research Data Alliance.
Work in concert with ICSU-WDS partners including the OECD, the Belmont Forum and others on policy and funding focus formulation, development of technical concepts, technical guidance, promotion of standards, and identification of sustainability gaps in the GRDI.
More information on the position is available in the attached file.

More information on the WDS-IPO can be found here: https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/wds-international-technology-office-to-open-in-canada

Very best wishes.
Mustapha Mokrane


Institution: Sisprobe
Open Until: 2018-07-01

Sisprobe is looking for a geophysicist.

About Sisprobe:

Sisprobe has pioneered and continues to develop the world’s most innovative seismic techniques. Our passive seismic products and services enable low-cost and environmentally friendly surveys.

Sisprobe is the world’s leading provider of subsurface imaging and monitoring using ambient seismic noise surface wave tomography (ANSWT). ANSWT is the most environmentally-friendly method of subsurface seismic imaging and monitoring.

Sisprobe processes passive seismic data for projects and clients worldwide with recent various projects in France (metro tunnel of the Grand Paris project), Netherlands, Canada, and Australia. The method is used in several industries including petroleum, mining, geothermal, geo-engineering, water resources, and geo-hazards.

Sisprobe is a dynamic startup that was created a year ago. It is hosted at the Institute of Earth Sciences (at Grenoble-Alpes University) and is dedicated to passive seismic exploration and consulting in seismology. The scientific committee of Sisprobe comprises world-renowned researchers at the forefront of developments in the field of passive imaging.

Sisprobe: imaging the earth, creative technologies for our changing world!

What you will do:

As a Geophysicist, you will be at the core of Sisprobe production and services (data processing). You will be working closely with our R&D team and scientific board. You will be also responsible for editing scientific reports and presenting to client the results together with the methodology.

What we are looking for:

• Experience in:
- working with: surface waves tomography and inversion (ideally ANSWT), passive geophysical data;
- seismic processing.
• Advanced Matlab or/and Python knowledge (any additional programming language will be an advantage);
• Master in geophysics, seismology, mathematics, physics (PhD is an additional advantage, although it is not required);
• Very good knowledge of written and spoken English.

You are adaptable, comfortable in processing, good communicator, and detail oriented… You are extremely dedicated and excited to join the Sisprobe adventure. You are excited by innovation and quick change.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: contact@sisprobe.com.


Title: Experienced Seismic Field Technician
Job Number: 1063461
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

We install, operate, and maintain the US Geological Survey (USGS) component of the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), the backbone of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), 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.

Job description:

KBRwyle Technology Solutions under contract to USGS at the ASL, is seeking an experienced 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 remote global locations.

Job requirements:

· Structured classroom training in theory and operation of digital electronic components, data acquisition systems, and seismic data systems, or equivalent electronics, from an accredited training school.
· 2+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of digital seismic data acquisition systems which include seismometers, amplifiers, analog to digital converters, computers, seismic recorders, timing systems, and electronic test equipment. Equivalent electronic systems experience may be substituted for direct seismic systems experience.
· Ability to travel and perform work at remote foreign locations.
· Ability to follow security, safety, and environmental requirements associated with foreign travel.
· Ability to work with people with diverse technological, language and cultural backgrounds.
· AS in electronics or associated degree plus 2 years of related experience; or in lieu of a degree, 4 years of related experience.
· US Citizenship.

Desired:

· Experience analyzing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing repairs to seismological systems, including data acquisition and data processing systems, analog borehole and surface seismometers, and radio telemetry systems.
· Experience evaluating new technologies to solve unique system problems or shortcomings, including telemetry systems, remote control systems, and hardware/software design changes.
· An understanding and working knowledge of transducers including microbarographs, anemometers, magnetometers, GPS receivers, thermocouples and other ancillary state-of-health instrumentation.
· Ability to review seismic waveforms.
· Familiarity with computer aided design tools used to develop or record system configuration drawings.

Apply online at: https://kbrwyle.jobs/albuquerque-nm/experienced-seismic-field-technician/4DCB6A7D891A463DA356A55C035B0B73/job/

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.


Robert J. Anthony

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KBRwyle | Program Manager
Target Road 10002 Isleta SE | Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 | USA
Office: +1 505.853.8887 | Mobile: +1 321.474.4519 | ranthony@usgs.gov | robert.anthony@kbrwyle.com

POSITION PROFILE:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2055491/earthquake-geologist-geophysicist-nrsc3

Washington Geological Survey is seeking a lead researcher in earthquake geology and geophysics for the Washington Geological Survey. This position performs geologic and geophysical research, collects geologic and geophysical data, and processes this data with limited supervision. This position studies active faults and uses geologic mapping and geophysical data to study tectonics and seismic hazards across Washington State. The position will work closely with the geologic mapping team and other staff geophysicists to develop combined geologic/geophysical models. The position will regularly produce maps and publications that directly affect building code compliance, decision making, applied geological research, and land-use planning, including: liquefaction susceptibility maps, seismic design category maps, the Quaternary fault and fold database for Washington, the Washington state gravity database, and the depth to bedrock and basement models for seismic hazard areas across !
the state.

A major focus for this position for the first year will be broadly aimed at understanding the neotectonics of the Doty and Willapa hills between Chehalis and the Pacific Ocean, with a specific interest in the history of Quaternary faulting and uplift. These results will refine the tectonic parameters needed by engineers involved in the planning of a new flood retention facility nearby.

This position uses knowledge and application of GIS and database management, project management, team leadership, and excellent communication and people skills. This position is responsible for managing scientific projects, including effective long-range planning, project scoping, determining research objectives and methods, and collaborating with other scientists on projects within the Seismic Hazard Research Section.

Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in geology, geophysics, or closely-related field;
At least 5 years as a project lead designing and implementing multi-method geophysical data collection efforts and related processing (including collaborating with geologists to develop 2D or 3D geophysical/geological subsurface models).
At least 12 full time months of field work conducting detailed geologic mapping or 5 years experience contributing data and expertise to detailed geologic mapping efforts.
At least 5 years of experience directly working on seismic hazard assessment projects.
Capable of system design, deployment, troubleshooting, and maintenance for geophysical equipment, including: magnetometer, gravimeter, seismic monitoring equipment, and ground-penetrating radar.
Experience with project management, including budgeting, logistics, staff management, and project design.
Ability to acquire a Washington State geologist's license within 1 year of hire and a licensed engineering geologist license within 4 years of hire.
Must be able to perform field work, including mapping and sampling on steep and uneven terrain in inclement weather, and be able to use standard field equipment (Brunton compass, hand-held GPS unit, digital camera, laptop PC, etc.).
Must be able to independently complete research projects.
Must have excellent oral communication skills.
Must have advanced proficiency of GIS and at least one programing language (MATLAB, UNIX, R, Python, Labview, etc).
Must have experience with Oasis Montaj geophysical processing software (or equivalent).
Must be able to meet deadlines.
Must have well-developed computer skills.
Ability and experience designing protocols, standards, and research projects
Experience defining project scope and carrying out geophysical investigation start to finish

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or closely related field.
Experience working directly with government agencies (local, county, state, federal) on geological issues.
Geologist License

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.

Supplemental Information
WHO MAY APPLY
This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)
You must submit the following:
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
Attach your Resume – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.
The names of three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly.

Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.

Questions? Please contact Alex Steely at (360) 902-1471; alex.steely@dnr.wa.gov, or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1128. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.


Institution: The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Open Until: 2018-05-31

‘IKE WAI POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (GEOPHYSICS/HYDROGEOPHYSICS) – ID# 18200

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,455-$5,083/Mon.

DUTIES: The ‘Ike Wai project applies novel geophysical and other field assessment methods in a multi-disciplinary framework to generate data and new conceptual and refined numerical models that address the grand challenge of water sustainability. The project includes faculty from the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, the College of Engineering, The College of Natural Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute, the Water Resources Research Center, UH Hilo and Chaminade University. For additional project information, please visit www.hawaii.edu/epscor. Works as part of the geophysics team to help address the goals of the multi-disciplinary ‘Ike Wai project on understanding the complex hydrogeology and groundwater resources of Hawai‘i. Assists in designing and conducting land-based geophysical field data acquisition, using a variety of cutting-edge geophysical equipment and methods. Processes acquired geophysi!
cal land data, carries out imaging and inversion of different land data sets, possibly in a joint-inversion framework, and conducts data verification, data analysis/modelling and data interpretation. Conducts forward modeling studies using various methods, and inversion of synthetic and field land data, and provides geological interpretations. Develops and programs relevant modeling, imaging, and inversion algorithms, as needed. Delivers scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, submits conference abstracts to scientific conferences, and assists in preparing reports. ‘Ike Wai Postdoctoral Researchers will interact with scientists and students across disciplines and actively engage in professional development training in areas such as leadership, diversity, pedagogy and mentoring. ‘Ike Wai Postdoctoral Researchers will participate in a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with diverse communities in Hawai?!
?i and the Pacific on issues surrounding water sustainability!
. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations that reflect the University’s Native Hawaiian Pacific Island-serving context.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: PhD from an accredited college or university in Applied Geophysics, Hydrogeophysics, or Geophysics (preferably obtained within the last four (4) years). (Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university and an additional two (2) years of experience in the industry may substitute for a PhD). Track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. EXPERIENCE: At least three (3) years of experience in geophysical research utilizing geophysical methods. Proven expertise in land-based geophysical field data acquisition, processing, imaging, inversion, and characterization, using seismic methods (active or passive) and/or electromagnetic methods (electrical resistivity, induced polarization, magnetotellurics, self-potential). Strong, proven experience in imaging and inversion of synthetic and field data, as well as forward modeling studies. Experience in algorithm development for imaging and inversion. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:!
State of the art knowledge of land-based geophysical field methods and field data processing, imaging, and inversion, as well as geophysical-mathematical modeling. Knowledge of geophysical land equipment and field deployment/operations on land. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to test and deploy geophysical field equipment and verify data collection. Must be a great team player. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift and carry up to twenty (20) pounds, under Hawaiian field conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination !
of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties!
, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a collaborative environment in an institution of higher education or similar organization. Experience in hydrogeophysical water resource research, exploration and/or assessment. Knowledge of associated fieldwork safety and environmental standards.

INQUIRIES: Daily Supervisor, Dr. Niels Grobbe 956-5857 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). Please also arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to RCUH by the application deadline, either by regular mail to the above address or via email to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. Include the Job Title and ID# in the email and letters of recommendation. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: May 31, 2018 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


Nature Geoscience is hiring an editor, ideally with a background in some aspect of the solid Earth sciences.

Link to apply here: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=23133&company=C0001215517P&username=

Any queries to geoscience@nature.com

Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor

Department: Nature Geoscience

Location: London or Berlin

 

Do you love science but feel that a career as a scientist isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If your answer is ‘yes’ to these questions, you could be the person we are looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Geoscience.

 

We seek an associate or senior editor to represent the community of Solid Earth researchers at the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience (http://www.nature.com/ngeo). The editor will promote the journal’s coverage of the various fields within this broad discipline in the primary research, reviews and opinion sections of the journal.

 

The successful candidate will ideally have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in one or more disciplines that fall within this field, such as geology, geophysics, tectonics, geodynamics or seismology. However, strong candidates from other areas of the geosciences will also be considered. Postdoctoral experience and broad training will be an advantage.

 

Key elements of the job include the selection of manuscripts for publication, as well as commissioning, editing and writing for the journal. Close contact with related research communities, through conferences and laboratory visits, will be an essential component of the work.

 

The role is demanding and intellectually stimulating, and it calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and outgoing, and must possess excellent interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits are competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of the role.

 

The position will ideally be based in our London or Berlin office, but exceptions can be considered for strong candidates.

 

Applicants should send:

 

a CV (including a brief account of their research and other relevant experience)
a research highlight in Nature style (about 150 words) on a recent Nature Geoscience paper
and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.

Closing Date: 16th April 2018

 

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

 

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media

 

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

Dr. Alicia Newton
Senior Editor, Nature Geoscience
@G_ruber
orcid.org/0000-0003-4062-876X

Nature Geoscience
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North Pennines AONB has a new vacancy in the North Pennines AONB / UNESCO Global Geopark team.

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Geology_Projects_Officer/173535

It’s a really interesting role, in a strong and supportive team, in a beautiful place.

It’s worth adding that there will be a year-long graduate ‘geo-trainee’ post advertised soon (the first of three).

best wishes

Christine Burridge
(Acting Secretary NEGS)


Colleagues,

Below is an advertisement for a half-time laboratory technician position in the Geology Department, Central Washington University For more information, please contact Dr. Carey Gazis, Department of Geological Sciences (cgazis@geology.cwu.edu).

 

Many thanks,

Wendy Bohrson

 

Laboratory Technician at Central Washington University: The Laboratory Technician 2 position in the Geological Sciences Department is a half-time position that performs routine laboratory procedures, sample preparation, and instrument operation to support the Water, Air, Soil, Snow Education and Research (WASSER) program, a project funded by the W. M. Keck Foundation aimed at incorporating new analytical geochemistry instrumentation into undergraduate education at Central Washington University. The position will assist in the geochemical analysis of a variety of environmental samples and help faculty incorporate instrumental data collection into the undergraduate curriculum and research. For more information and to apply, go to https://careers.cwu.edu.


Institution: IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech
Open Until: 2018-06-01

Job Duties:
The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Field Engineer. The primary responsibility of this position is to support Polar research both from the lab and in the field. Duties include: testing, preparing, and shipping equipment; supporting field installations, maintenance, and decommissions in both in the Arctic and Antarctic; developing specialized equipment for cold, dark environments producing and maintaining documentation and web content related to Polar support and systems; and training member of PASSCAL’s user community.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required Geophysics or related science or engineering (electrical, mechanical, structural or similar core engineering). Seismological field experience desired. Electrical, mechanical or structural engineering design desired. Radio installation, satellite data telemetry, and network design desired. Data analysis and manipulation desired. Scripting and programming experience desired. Portable DC power systems and power budget calculations desired. Data acquisition systems for rugged field environments desired.

Submission Procedure:
Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 122, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796. The position will open until filled.

For more information visit: http://nmt.edu/hr/jobs.php


Institution: USGS
Open Until: 2018-03-30

As a Physical Science Technician within the Earthquake Science Center based in Pasadena California, some of your specific duties will include:

- Maintain, design, test, calibrate and install a variety of seismic and geodetic instrumentation systems within the Southern California Seismic Network.

-Install, configure, diagnose, and repair sophisticated electronic seismic and GPS station components including, seismometers, dataloggers, Earthworm hub computers, GPS receivers, power systems, solar panels, batteries, chargers, telephone circuits, satellite equipment, cellular modems, analog and digital radios, microwave radios, antennas, towers, computer networking equipment (routers, hubs and switches, and FM discriminators.

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

-Document work performed clearly and logically.

-Collaborate with other personnel to establish maintenance priorities and prepare work schedules.

-Maintain inventory and purchase field supplies and equipment for the field team.

- Advise on the feasibility of installing instrumentation at suggested structures. - Design complex interactive computer systems and system subassemblies. - Perform static and dynamic tests on strong-motion systems.

-Obtain permits for the installation of new seismic stations in addition to maintaining existing relationships with land owners and the general public.

US Citizenship is required.

For a full description and requirements for this position please visit USAJobs at;
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493416700


Two researcher positions are currently available at the Berkeley Seismology Lab. One with a focus in geodesy and the other in data science. The complete listing is available here:
http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/seismo.positions.html

Review of applicants will begin on March 22nd.

Overview:
The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) provides robust hazard information while engaging in fundamental geophysical research. Throughout the BSL's long history of innovation beginning with the 1887 installation of the first seismograph in the western hemisphere, our commitment to probing the Earth's deepest secrets has remained unchanged.

Researcher - Data Science

The available position could be filled as an Assistant Researcher, Associate Researcher or Researcher depending on the qualifications and research goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will manage the operation and development of MyShake—a global smartphone seismic network—apply data science tools/algorithms to seismological research problems, and will also engage in additional research activities depending on their interests.

MyShake is a crowdsourcing smartphone seismic network with more than 300,000 participants to date. Since release in February 2016, MyShake users recorded more than 800 earthquakes globally. The initial observations from MyShake data show the potential to use the network for both seismological and engineering applications. Responsibilities as MyShake lead include overseeing the operation of the network, working with developers to oversee maintenance, developing new functions, improving earthquake early warning, integrating other types of data, and exploring the data recorded by MyShake for other seismological applications.

Data science enables the application of various tools and algorithms on the available data to extract new discoveries. At BSL, various research activities involving machine learning and data science are underway. The candidate will engage with additional groups across campus including the Berkeley Data Science Institute to develop new projects.

2. Researcher - Seismology/Geodesy

The available position could be filled as an Assistant Researcher, Associate Researcher or Researcher depending on the qualifications and research goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will manage the operation of BARD, the BSL's network of permanent, continuously telemetered Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) stations, and will also engage in additional research activities.

BARD is a network of 32 permanent GNSS stations located throughout northern and central California operated by the BSL. The data are telemetered continuously to UC Berkeley. Responsibilities as BARD lead include: assuring the high quality and completeness of the BARD data, providing guidance to the BSL field engineering and IT teams for necessary maintenance, upgrades and code developments; responsibility for making sure that the data are available to US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and other users in a timely manner, and that information on the BARD website is current; coordination of data exchange and real time processing with the geodetic team at the USGS/Menlo Park and the seismic networks teams at BSL and USGS, and development of methodologies for the use of GNSS data to produce rapid, real time earthquake information.

 

Richard M. Allen
Director, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Class of 1954 Professor and Chair, Dept. Earth & Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley -- http://rallen.berkeley.edu -- twitter: @RAllenQuakes


The Geological Society of London, one of our Parent Societies, has
vacancies for two senior management positions, both based at
Burlington House in Piccadilly, London. The positions are:

Director of Finance and Operations
Director of Science and Communications

Details are at: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/bhrecruitment

Deadline for both posts is 6th April.

It is very important for the future of the GeolSoc, and hence the BGA,
that these posts are filled with top-quality people, so if you have colleagues
who might be interested and suitable, please pass this on. The Finance
Director needs to have an appropriate finance qualification but not
necessarily a geological background; the Science and Communications
director does need "knowledge or experience of Earth sciences" as well as
a postgraduate qualification in science communication. See the specs
online for details.

The GeolSoc is unfortunately unable to consider anyone who would
need to obtain a UK work permit.

Regards,
Sheila Peacock,
list co-owner and member of GeolSoc Council.


Seismological Laboratory Director’s Postdoctoral Scholar

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for the Seismological Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Scholar position. We invite applications for a post doctoral position in any research area covered by the Seismological Laboratory, including, but not limited to: Observational seismology, earth structure, earthquake physics, earthquake early warning, computational geophysics, mineral physics, geodesy, geodynamics, and tectonics. We are especially interested in individuals whose research naturally links with any of the research programs within the Seismo Lab, GPS Division, or other parts of Caltech. A Ph.D. is required and initial appointment will be for one year. Starting date is flexible. Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to Erin Mitchell at: seismo_postdoc2018@gps.caltech.edu.

All applications and references are due by Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions at Caltech in geophysics.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


2-3 USGS Mendenhall Postdoc positions are available in Menlo Park. Please forward on to your networks, departments, students, etc.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to get in touch with us to discuss possible projects and proposals early in the process.

S27. Quantification and validation of earthquake ground motions in early warning applications
2-3 positions available in Menlo Park, CA

https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2018/S27%20Baltay.htm
For general application information: https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/index.html Position closes May 14, 2018.

The USGS along with a coalition of State and university partners is developing and testing the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning (EEW) system for the west coast of the United States. We seek several Mendenhall Postdoctoral Scholars to investigate and/or develop new ground-motion estimation and evaluation methods for EEW through one of three avenues, which may also be combined together in a symbiotic research proposal: 1. Assessment of expected ground motion: assess or develop GMPEs for use in EEW that most efficiently utilize the limited information available in real-time. 2. Verification of early warning algorithms: develop appropriate benchmarks and performance metrics, test the system against those metrics, validate existing suites of synthetic waveforms to use for verification, or develop additional suites of earthquake scenarios and new techniques for generating synthetic waveforms. 3. Ground-motion based alert methods (that is, methods that predict ground-motion directly from observations without estimating earthquake source parameters): determine feasibility of this type of alert for the ShakeAlert system and potential improvements in alerting. The postdoctoral researcher should have strong technical skills in earthquake seismology or engineering seismology associated with the proposed work and a desire to contribute to the ShakeAlert project; prior research experience with EEW is not necessary. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the advisors early in the application process to discuss project ideas and how they fit into the larger framework of ShakeAlert.

Research Advisor(s): Annemarie Baltay, (650) 329-4759, abaltay@usgs.gov; Sarah Minson, (650) 329-4879, sminson@usgs.gov; Brad Aagaard, (650) 329-4789, baagaard@usgs.gov; Andy Barbour, (650) 329-4803, abarbour@usgs.gov; Jessica Murray, (650) 329-4864, jrmurray@usgs.gov; Thomas Hanks, (650) 329-5634, thanks@usgs.gov.


Dear Geophysics community,

Geomatrix Earth Science LTD are looking to appoint a graduate geophysicist. The position will be varied and will expose the successful candidate to both near surface marine and terrestrial geophysical applications.

Further information about the position and how to apply can be found in the attachment.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Matt Guy
Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd
Registered office: 20 Eden Way, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 4TZ
Registered in England number; 3343315
ISO 9001 accredited: FS 599203
www.geomatrix.co.uk email: matt@geomatrix.co.uk
Tel: 01525 383438 Mob: 07814347839

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in earthquake seismology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Linda Warren to study the Cauca Cluster of intermediate-depth earthquakes beneath Colombia. The Cauca cluster earthquakes will be characterized by precisely relocating the earthquakes, inverting waveforms to compute focal mechanisms, and estimating static and dynamic source properties, so experience with some or all of these methods would be advantageous. The project includes travel to Colombia.

A Ph.D. in seismology or related field is required by the starting date of employment. The position is available for two years contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2018, but is flexible. To apply, send a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Warren at linda.warren@slu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.


IRIS DMC is looking for a qualified Data Engineer to join our team. The Data Engineer will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection across functional teams. The Data Engineer will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products, formats, and data initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional project requirements.

• Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

• Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL. This will require the ability to develop new software and leverage existing software

• Keep our data separated and secure across regional boundaries through multiple data centers

• Create documentation for software and projects and be capable of communicating project details to others.

• Required use of Project Management Repository systems, i.e. Redmine and GitHub

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE/ REQUIREMENTS

• Graduate Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field

• 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role

• Advanced working SQL knowledge

• Experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with databases.

• Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, C, Perl

• Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

• Experience building processes supporting data structures, metadata, dependency and data transformation.

Experience developing software, shell scripting, etc.

• A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting information from disconnected datasets.

• Working knowledge of message queuing & stream processing.

• Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@iris.washington.edu by April 7, 2018. This position will remain open until filled.

Gale J. Cox
Office Manager

IRIS-DMC
1408 NE 45th St.
Seattle,WA 98105
Phone: 206-547-0393
Fax: 206-547-1093
email: gale@iris.washington.edu


Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Open Until: 2018-06-29

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in the specialty area of petroleum geophysics. We anticipate filling this position for the spring semester of 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate will work as part of the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), and work collaboratively with other research groups in the department. RCP is a 30-year-old, well-established industry consortium sponsored by oil and gas operators and service companies, and is dedicated to the study of integrated reservoir characterization.

The new faculty will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that includes (a) building strong collaborative relationships with industry, academic, research, and/or government institutions; (b) generating research funding; (c) supervising graduate students; and (d) maintaining a strong record of scholarly publishing. The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate actively in the international geophysics community.

We are seeking to enhance our capabilities in several areas of research related to petroleum geophysics. One research focus is advances in land reflection seismic (surface and borehole), including new acquisition, processing, and imaging methods. Another area is quantitative understanding of fiber optic sensing from wells in unconventional resources during hydraulic fracturing and later production. A third area of research is machine learning and data analytics applied to reflection seismic and borehole data to invert for reservoir properties.

Please visit our website at http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/493044/petroleum-geophysics-assistantassociate-tenuretrack-professor for the complete job announcement and instructions on how to apply.


Department/Unit: Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science
Closing Date: Until the post is filled

The Earth System Science Programme of the Faculty of Science (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/) is seeking outstanding applicants for substantiable-track Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor positions in all areas relevant to Earth System Science, particularly: atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, geophysics, hydrological sciences, marine and ocean sciences, and rock physics.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree and preferably postdoctoral experience related to Earth System Science; and (ii) an excellent track record in or potential for teaching and research excellence. The appointees will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as develop a vigorous, externally funded research programme.

Appointments will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing August 2018 or as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Applicants should submit an online application (https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000HD&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00) and attach a full curriculum vitae including a detailed publication list, a research plan, a teaching statement, and contact information of three professional referees.

--
Assistant Professor
Earth System Sciences Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
(852)3943-9824
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/people/yang_hf.html


A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.
The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. The institute invites applications as
Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f) in Geophysics
The position will be available from 1 June 2018. The employment contract is limited to two years.
At the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, the Division of Exploration aims to develop new and efficient technologies for the exploration of mineral resources. The research focusses on the use of unmanned aerial systems with various sensors, multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing, tectonic geomorphology, 3D geological modeling, as well as laser-induced fluorescence and luminescence spectroscopy.
Project objectives:

Development and test of innovative, non-invasive exploration technologies
Stakeholder engagement, education and policy reform

Please note that German is not mandatory to apply for this position.

Apply here by 25th March : https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pOid=55664&pContLang=en

Leila Ajjabou
INFACT Project Coordinator

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Chemnitzer Strasse 40 | 09599 Freiberg | Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 351 260-4461 | Fax.: +49 (0) 351 260-4440
www.hzdr.de/hif | l.ajjabou@hzdr.de

Board of Directors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Roland Sauerbrey | Dr. Ulrich Breuer | VR 1693 at Amtsgericht Dresden

www.facebook.com/Helmholtz.Dresden | www.twitter.com/HZDR_Dresden | www.youtube.com/user/FZDresden


The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Satellite Remote Sensing of the Earthquake Cycle. This post, based at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, aims to use satellite radar interferometry applied to Sentinel-1 satellite radar data to image crustal strain accumulation, and to determine and interpret surface deformation associated with the earthquake cycle. The successful candidate will work closely with researchers in the ‘Looking inside the Continents from Space’ (LiCS) project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, and with COMET, a world-leading centre for understanding tectonic and volcanic processes and hazards (http://comet.nerc.ac.uk/)

The researcher will be responsible for the processing and analysis of Sentinel-1 radar data to determine crustal strain accumulation over selected areas in the Alpine-Himalayan belt. They will also use the radar-derived deformation measurements in investigations of regional tectonics and in the modelling and interpretation of the earthquake cycle. In the event of a significant earthquake they will work with other LiCS/COMET scientists to combine these techniques with other observations to investigate the earthquake and its tectonic context.

Further details may be found at http://goo.gl/pEbLns


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From: Denton Ebel <debel@amnh.org>
Subject: AMNH postdoc position
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Postdoctoral Position in Earth Science: AMNH

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a unique, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Denton S. Ebel (see staff list at http://research.amnh.org/eps/), particularly research that uses the meteorite and/or sedimentary record to understand what chondrite meteorites reveal about the early solar system, and/or what impact ejecta reveal about Earth history. The teaching component supports an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) program (http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching) designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Regents Earth sciences curriculum, which includes about 50% Earth history topics. Field experience is an advantage in this regard.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a robust research program, teach collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program particularly during summer field experience and research exercises, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities. Compensation will be at a level reflective of the extended responsibilities of the position. Start date will be in fall of 2018. Candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information for two scientific and one education/outreach references in PDF format to Denton Ebel (debel@amnh.org). Consideration of application materials will begin upon receipt. For further information please contact Denton Ebel (debel@amnh.org).


Institution: Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), NSF
Open Until: 2018-04-10

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program (MGG) within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a nationwide search for a Program Director (Rotator) with experience and expertise in the broad area of marine geophysics.

The MGG Program supports research in all aspects of the geology and geophysics of the ocean basins, seafloor, subseafloor, and continental margins, as well as that of the Great Lakes. The person selected for this position will work with the other Program Officers who oversee the MGG Program to manage the award portfolio across the entire range of disciplines supported by the Program.

A Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) has been released and provides detailed information, including guidance regarding qualifications required and how to submit an application. Please see (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/oce18001/oce18001.jsp).

Questions concerning the DCL should be directed to
Candace O. Major (cmajor@nsf.gov) or
Deborah K. Smith (dksmith@nsf.gov)


We at the University of Strasbourg are looking for a Ph.D student for the project:

"From grains to rocks: The evolution of mechanical and hydraulic properties during diagenesis"
Supervised by Mike Heap (University of Strasbourg, France) and Fabian Wadsworth (Durham University, UK/Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich).

The microstructural properties of rock (e.g., grain and pore size and shape) exert control over their macroscopic behaviour (e.g., strength and permeability). However, understanding the role of an individual microstructural attribute is challenging using natural rocks, due to their inherent heterogeneity. This project aims to better understand the mechanical and hydraulic properties of rock using suites of (carefully fabricated) fused-glass-bead samples. The data acquired in this study will allow us to vastly improve model predictions, routinely used in many aspects of geoscience and engineering while still only relying on simple-to-measure microstructural metrics. Our project can therefore inform on topics as diverse as reservoir management and optimisation and volcanic eruption occurrence. The student will be based in Strasbourg (France) but will likely travel to and from Durham (UK) and Munich (Germany) during the project. The likely starting date for the three-year Ph.D would be September-October 2018.

Please email Mike Heap for further details, information on how to apply, and/or if you have any questions (heap@unistra.fr).

 

Thanks,

Mike Heap

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Mike HEAP
Maître de conférences
Personal website: http://eost.unistra.fr/recherche/ipgs/ge/ge-perso/michael-heap/
Lab website: http://eost.unistra.fr/recherche/ipgs/ge/ge-perso/michael-heap/laboratoire-de-deformation-des-roches/


Institution: University of Rhode Island
Open Until: 2018-09-01

A postdoc position in the area of InSAR and ground deformation modeling
is available at the University of Rhode Island. The focus of the
position will be using InSAR and numerical models to characterize
underground nuclear explosions.

Research experience in InSAR and ground deformation modeling
(earthquake, volcano, hydrology, landslide, or underground explosion,
etc) is required. Experience with finite element modeling (Abaqus,
Pylith, etc) and computer programming is preferred.

The initial appointment is for one year with an option to extend based
upon performance and availability of funding. The position will be
available starting June 1, 2018 and a later starting date is possible.

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Matt Wei
(matt-wei@uri.edu).

More details about the research can be found at
http://weilab.uri.edu/research/geodetic-signature-of-nuclear-tests/

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Meng "Matt" Wei
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island

Tel: (401)874-6530 | weilab.uri.edu


Post-doc opportunity at the American Museum of Natural History.
The attachment has the following text:
Postdoctoral Position in Earth Science: AMNH

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a unique, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Denton S. Ebel (see staff list at http://research.amnh.org/eps/), particularly research that uses the meteorite and/or sedimentary record to understand what chondrite meteorites reveal about the early solar system, and/or what impact ejecta reveal about Earth history. The teaching component supports an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) program (http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching) designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Regents Earth sciences curriculum, which includes about 50% Earth history topics. Field experience is an advantage in this regard. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a robust research program, teach collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program particularly during summer field experience and research exercises, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities. Compensation will be at a level reflective of the extended responsibilities of the position. Start date will be in fall of 2018. Candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information for two scientific and one education/outreach references in PDF format to Denton Ebel (debel@amnh.org). Consideration of application materials will begin upon receipt. For further information please contact Denton Ebel (debel@amnh.org).
The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Museum encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

 

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Denton S. Ebel, Curator, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Chair, Division of Physical Sciences, American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5381 http://research.amnh.org/~debel


I would like to bring to your attention a new and recurring PhD Scholarship program specific to Earth Sciences in Queensland (Australia). The first offering of the scholarship is in 2018 (and then offered every 4 years after), and each scholarship award will be worth AUD150,000 total. The aim of the scholarship program is to advance the understanding of Queensland Earth Sciences by addressing a globally significant problem leading to impactful outcomes, and by supporting a project led by an outstanding PhD candidate. The Scholarship is to commemorate the legacy of Professor WH Bryan MC, who made many fundamental, impactful and diverse contributions to the geology of Queensland, tertiary education, and societal well-being.

The scholarship award will be $50,000 per year over three years with $32,000 per year to be provided as stipend and $18,000 per year to be used as research support. The application deadline is April 30, 2018, and notification of the successful applicant will be in early June 2018. Applications will be assessed by an independent qualified panel. The scholarship is available to Australian and international students.

Full details on the scholarship, eligibility and application guidelines can be found at: http://www.whbryanscholarship.org.au/

 

With thanks,
Scott Bryan
sbryan@whbryanscholarship.org.au


Research Associate in Earthquake Seismology (Fixed Term)
Department of Earth Sciences - Bullard Labs
University of Cambridge

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) in
earthquake seismology at the University of Cambridge for a period of 18
months in order to support the Newton Institutional Links project
"Earthquake hazard mitigation in Sulawesi and Kalimantan". The PDRA will
be required to travel to Indonesia on multiple occasions in order to
build collaborative links with partners at ITB (Institute of Technology,
Bandung), and oversee the deployment of an array of broadband
seismometers in Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Other tasks include one or more
of (i) extraction of earthquake waveforms generated by local and
regional events from GDSN and IDSN stations; (ii) the inversion of body
wave data for earthquake source parameters and centroid depth; and (iii)
the inversion of local and regional earthquake traveltimes for
hypocenter location and seismic velocity structure. The overall goal of
the project is to provide new source and structural information to
improve current probabilistic seismic hazard models of the region.

The successful candidate must have either completed, or be in the
process of completing, a PhD in a relevant subject area such as
seismology or geophysics. We seek a candidate with experience in
earthquake seismology and/or Earth imaging, who also has practical
experience with the deployment of seismometers in the field. Good
written and oral communication skills and a respect for other cultures
is essential for liaising with partners in Indonesia, presenting results
at workshops and international meetings, and preparing papers for
submission to international journals.

There is some flexibility in the start date, but the candidate would
need to commence their position sometime between April 1 and September 1
2018.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months. As an
alternative, the candidate may choose to be funded part time for 2 years
at 0.75FTE. However, if this option is chosen, they must commence the
position by 1st May.

To apply for this vacancy, please visit
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16713/ and click on "Apply online" at the
bottom of the page. This will route you to the University's Web
Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you
have not already) and log in before completing the online application
form.

For further information, please email Nick Rawlinson (nr441@cam.ac.uk)
or Alex Copley (acc41@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LB14849 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

The University and the Department are committed to equality and
diversity, the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver
award and the Department is a bronze award holder. Details of some of
the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at:
http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK.


UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

Position Title: Department Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Position Number: F99312

Job Summary:
Department Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, 10-month appointment. Works collaboratively with the department’s faculty and provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department. Assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, and facilitating the acquisition of external funds through grants and contracts. The chair also carries faculty responsibilities in teaching, scholarly activity, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have completed a Ph.D. in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography or a closely related discipline. Must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, noteworthy scholarly achievement, and service to the profession that is sufficient to warrant tenure. Should have a record of securing outside funding and demonstrated experience in leadership or management.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who are committed to the Leadership Identity at UNC, which incorporates the tenets and characteristics of systems thinking, organizational commitment, shared governance, candor, civility, and commitment to on-going professional development. More specifically, the chair should demonstrate the following capabilities, achievements, and dispositions:

Ability to provide cohesive, visionary, energetic, and innovative leadership
Commitment to exploring and implementing effective and diverse pedagogies and assessments that foster student learning in a student education focused department
Record of noteworthy scholarly achievement, including external funding, and interest in seeking external funding through grants, contracts, and/or development work
Commitment to establishing strong collaborative relationships within the university, the profession, and the community
Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and delegate appropriately
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong sense of integrity and ethics

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. Opportunities for summer instruction may be available.


Requested Start Date: July 1, 2018.

Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Department Chair – Earth and Atmospheric Science.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and at least three letters of reference. Statements of teaching and research interests also should be submitted via the online application process in the “Other Document” category. For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 100, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639. (Lucinda.shellito@unco.edu)

Additional Requirements:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 13,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 95,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.

Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the
Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718

Dr. Steven Anderson
Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Volcanologist
Winchester Distinguished Scholar


The University of Cambridge is advertising a postdoc position in earthquake seismology, to work on the project "Earthquake hazard mitigation in Sulawesi and Kalimantan" with Nick Rawlinson and myself. We are looking for someone with experience in earthquake seismology and/or Earth imaging, who ideally has practical experience with the deployment of seismometers in the field. The full advertisement can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16713/

There is some flexibility in the start date, but the successful candidate would need to commence their position sometime between April 1 and September 1 2018. The funds for this post are available for 18 months. As an alternative, the candidate may choose to be funded part time for 2 years at 0.75FTE. However, if this option is chosen, they must commence the position by 1st May.

Please feel free to contact Nick (nr441@cam.ac.uk) or myself (acc41@cam.ac.uk) with any queries, or to pass this email on to anyone you think may be suitable.

Best wishes,

Alex Copley

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Alex Copley
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
acc41@cam.ac.uk
+44 (0)1223 748937
http://bullard.esc.cam.ac.uk/~copley


Postdoctoral position in planetary seismology

A postdoctoral position in planetary seismology is available at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a focus on working on single station techniques useful for Mars, Europa, Titan, or anywhere else that we have potential for sending seismometers to other planetary bodies, as well as helping to set science requirements for future planetary seismic instruments. Candidates with expertise in seismology and seismic modeling and imaging techniques are encouraged, regardless of past experience in planetary applications. Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in seismology or geophysics or a related field. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible.

See the full advertisement and application information at https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/9214/postdoctoral-position-in-planetary-seismology/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=854&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420


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From: Madison Myers <myer7658@gmail.com>
Subject: Ph.D. Position, Department of Earth Sciences- Montana State University
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A Volcanology/Geochemistry/Petrology Ph.D. position is available through the Earth Sciences Department at Montana State University starting Fall 2018. This position will be under the supervision of Dr. Madison Myers with 4 years of funding provided as teaching and/or research assistantships.

Projects are open for discussion, but will involve components related, but not limited to: magmatic storage and ascent dynamics, diffusion modeling, textural analysis, petrologic and glass geochemistry, and field mapping.

Montana State is located in the beautiful city of Bozeman, just a few hours from the heart of Yellowstone National Park. Please check the website for more information on the Montana State Earth Sciences Department.

Requirements
B.S. Earth Sciences/Geological Sciences, with focus towards Volcanology/Geochemistry/Petrology

Here are the official requirements through the Montana State Graduate School, which will be reopened to the successful candidate: http://www.montana.edu/earthsciences/graduate-program/index.html

Preferred Qualities
Strong computational skills (e.g. Differential Equations, Calculus)
Senior Thesis or Masters degree with preferable focus on volcanology

All interested applicants must inquire with a 1 page copy of their resume, including relevant course and research experience, and a brief statement of research and professional interests. These inquiries must be made with Dr. Madison Myers(madison.myers@uca.fr) by March 16th, 2018.

 


The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position with expertise in marine geophysics. Applicants should have a strong record of innovative research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose expertise complements that of the current research staff and whose research uses innovative observations to examine fundamental solid-Earth processes, including but not limited to deformation, magmatism, and the cycling of water at plate tectonic boundaries and the formation and evolution of oceanic lithosphere. We also encourage applicants whose research aligns with Lamont’s strategic initiatives (https://lamont-doherty.atavist.com/strategicplan).

Lamont Assistant Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research programs with external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65901. Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, and should arrange for the submission of at least three letters of reference to director@ldeo.columbia.edu. Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2018 to ensure timely consideration.

For more information contact:

Office of the Director

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: director@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Helen Olivette
Human Resources Coordinator

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: 845-365-8357 / Fax: 845-365-8142


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From: "Kavanagh, Janine" <Janine.Kavanagh@liverpool.ac.uk>
Subject: Head of Department position available at University of Liverpool UK
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The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK, are looking to hire a new Head of Department for Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences. The position is open to researchers in any discipline in Earth Sciences including (but not limited to) volcanology, igneous petrology, igneous geochemistry, structural geology and mineralogy. Details regarding the role can be found at the link below, where you will also find the link to apply. The deadline for applications is 26th February, 2016.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHH297/head-of-department/

Best wishes,

Dr. Janine Kavanagh


John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical And Computational Geophysics
The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening for the John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics starting in late 2018. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is available to support a postdoctoral position in the broad areas of computational and theoretical geophysics, including machine learning applied to geosciences. Applicants must contact potential mentors at IGPP igpp.ucsd.edu prior to the application deadline, to ensure a feasible research collaboration. The position is available for two years for applicants that are less than 5 years from PhD degree. Funding for the second year is subject to satisfactory performance during the first year. Salary starts at $60,000/yr plus benefits and depends on experience.

Applications require a statement of research interests (1-2 pages), dissertation abstract (1 page), curriculum vitae with publications, and two letters of recommendation. Application materials must be submitted online following the link at igpp.ucsd.edu/greenfoundation/application, with recommendations sent directly by the letter writers to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials (including recommendation letters) is March 30, 2018. Please address questions to Donna Blackman, Green Foundation Secretary greenfound@ucsd.edu.
UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.


Institution: Institut für Geophysik, Universität Hamburg
Open Until: 2018-03-15

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for a

TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORSHIP (W1 TENURE-TRACK LEADING TO A W2) FOR GEOPHYSICAL SUBSURFACE IMAGING

commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 276
The professorship is located in the Department of Earth Science.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to carry out research in the field of geophysical subsurface imaging, preferably with an emphasis on seismic methods. The candidate is expected to teach parts of the applied geophysics curriculum at undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) levels.
Use of the institute’s applied geophysics equipment and the development of new inversion methods that integrate different geophysical measurements in subsurface imaging are desirable. The integration of this expertise into climate research (e.g., permafrost monitoring, CCS, processes in glaciers during melting) is especially desirable.
The successful candidate is further expected to cooperate with other national and international institutions with regard to research and teaching and to initiate externally funded research programs. Finally, the successful candidate should have academic leadership skills and actively participate in academic self-governance.

For a complete Job advertisement see: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/juniorprofessuren/15-03-18-jp-276-e.pdf


Institution: Institut für Geophysik, Universität Hamburg
Open Until: 2018-03-15

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for a

TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORSHIP (W1 TENURE-TRACK LEADING TO A W2) FOR GEOPHYSICAL SUBSURFACE IMAGING

commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 276
The professorship is located in the Department of Earth Science.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to carry out research in the field of geophysical subsurface imaging, preferably with an emphasis on seismic methods. The candidate is expected to teach parts of the applied geophysics curriculum at undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) levels.
Use of the institute’s applied geophysics equipment and the development of new inversion methods that integrate different geophysical measurements in subsurface imaging are desirable. The integration of this expertise into climate research (e.g., permafrost monitoring, CCS, processes in glaciers during melting) is especially desirable.
The successful candidate is further expected to cooperate with other national and international institutions with regard to research and teaching and to initiate externally funded research programs. Finally, the successful candidate should have academic leadership skills and actively participate in academic self-governance.

For a complete Job advertisement see: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/juniorprofessuren/15-03-18-jp-276-e.pdf

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From: Iris McCrary-Tinsley <imccrary@ucsd.edu>
Subject: Ad for Posting: John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical And Computational Geophysics
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John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical And Computational Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening for the John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics starting in late 2018. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is available to support a postdoctoral position in the broad areas of computational and theoretical geophysics, including machine learning applied to geosciences. Applicants must contact potential mentors at IGPP igpp.ucsd.edu prior to the application deadline, to ensure a feasible research collaboration. The position is available for two years for applicants that are less than 5 years from PhD degree. Funding for the second year is subject to satisfactory performance during the first year. Salary starts at $60,000/yr plus benefits and depends on experience.

Applications require a statement of research interests (1-2 pages), dissertation abstract (1 page), curriculum vitae with publications, and two letters of recommendation. Application materials must be submitted online following the link atigpp.ucsd.edu/greenfoundation/application, with recommendations sent directly by the letter writers to greenfound@ucsd.edu.


The deadline for receipt of all application materials (including recommendation letters) is March 30, 2018. Please address questions to Donna Blackman, Green Foundation Secretary greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.


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From: Pierre Delmelle <pierre.delmelle@uclouvain.be>
Subject: postdoc opportunity - muography Soufrières Guadeloupe
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Dear muographers colleagues,

This message to advertize that a post-doctoral position is opened in Lyon on the DIAPHANE project (CNRS-IN2P3/INSU, Universities, ANR).

The candidate will mainly analyze the data of the on-going runs from 6 muon detectors set up around the Soufrière of Guadeloupe dome.

Position is opened to geophysicists and physicists.

All details may be found on : https://www.ipnl.in2p3.fr/spip.php?article2147

Please do not hesitate to broadcast the information around you.

Best regards.

 

Jacques Marteau


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From: Sara Barsotti <sara@vedur.is>
Subject: Job opportunity: Satellite remote sensing at the Icelandic Meteorological Office
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider the following job opportunity open at the Icelandic Meteorological Office:

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Expert in satellite remote sensing of volcanic emissions

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is advertising a three-year position for a satellite remote sensing expert to develop methods for quantitative retrieval of volcanic emissions, ash and gas, for use in an operational setting, i.e. during volcanic unrest. As well as satellite data, operational products developed for use during a volcanic crisis episode are expected to integrate multi-parameter data sets (e.g., radar, infrasound, web-cameras, Lidar). The final aim is to build an operational infrastructure that can assess quantitative parameters of a volcanic cloud to constrain initial source parameters for modelling dispersal forecasts.

 

The role of IMO in monitoring, information dissemination and research of volcanic eruption processes has been greatly expanded in recent years. A major investment has been carried out in infrastructure related to monitoring volcanoes, their eruptions and their effect on the atmosphere. Today a dedicated group of specialists works IMO working on these topics.

 

Qualifications and requirements

 

• A doctorate in geoscience, physics or comparable education

• Experience in analysis of remote sensing data, research and/or development of products based on satellite data. Experience with working in an operational environment is an advantage

• Good interpersonal and organizational skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Ability to communicate team results

• Initiative and professional competence

• Solid background in computers and programming ability (e.g., Linux/Unix, python, ENVI/IDL,

MatLab, c/c++, Fortran or Java)

• Good knowledge of Icelandic and/or English

• Experience in project management is an advantage

 

Applications and accompanying documents should preferably be submitted in electronic form by e-mail to borgar@vedur.is. Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter, including the names and contact information of two individuals willing to supply letters of reference. Applications and accompanying documents that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Bústaðavegur 7–9, IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Salary is in accordance with government wage contracts and the appropriate union. The deadline for applications is February 26th, 2018.

 

The values of IMO are knowledge, reliability, progressiveness and teamwork. Recruitments at the institution take these values into consideration.

 

For further information contact: Sara Barsotti, Coordinator of Volcanic Hazards (sara@vedur.is), Jórunn Harðardóttir, Managing Director of Processing and Research (jorunn@vedur.is), Borgar Ævar Axelsson, Human Resources Manager (borgar@vedur.is), tel.+354-522-6000.

 

Based in Reykjavik, the Icelandic Meteorological Office is a governmental institute, belonging to the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. The institute is a multidisciplinary monitoring and research institute focused on Earth system processes, i.e. atmosphere, solid earth, hydro-/cryosphere, and oceans, with special emphasis on natural hazards in Iceland. About 140 specialists work at IMO with various educational backgrounds and skills covering many disciplines.


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From: Jean Luc Froger <J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr>
Subject: Postdoc Position Announcement
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Post-doctoral position at UCA (full time, 18 months)

Using Copernicus data for volcanic hazards characterisation, damage
assessment and recovery monitoring

University Clermont Auvergne is offering a 18-months position for a
Post-doctoral Research Assistant in Radar Remote Sensing, based in
Clermont-Ferrand, France. The candidate will contribute to the research
project “Risks of natural disasters and socio-economic vulnerability”
IDEX/I-SITE CAP 20-25 funded by the French government since 2017
(http://i-site-clermont.fr/ ). The research challenge is interdisciplinary
and headed by the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV,
https://lmv.univ-bpclermont.fr/fr/ ) and the Centre d’Etudes et de
Recherche sur le Développement International (CERDI, http://cerdi.org/ ),
two leading research centres at the University Clermont Auvergne in
Clermont-Ferrand, France.

The project “Risks of natural disasters and socio-economic vulnerability”
IDEX/I-SITE CAP 20-25 aims to build an innovative and integrative approach
for mitigation of risks arising from natural hazards, with a particular
focus on natural hazards related to volcanic activity.
One of the components of this integrative approach is a research project
based on the intensive use of remote sensing data (in particular Synthetic
Aperture Radar data) to provide more accurate metrics of:
- Natural hazard related to volcanic activity;
- Damages due to volcanic disasters.
- Post-disaster recovery.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and
implementing new algorithms dedicated to volcanic hazards
characterisation, damage assessment and recovery monitoring. These
algorithms will be based on the exploitation of Copernicus data (Sentinel
data and other contributing missions).

Tasks:

1) Developing algorithms based on the exploitation of Sentinel-1 and
Sentinel-2 data in order to provide more accurate estimates of natural
hazard related to volcanic activity, more accurate and useful maps of
damages due to volcanic disasters and more accurate monitoring of the
post-disaster recovery dynamics.

2) Establishing and implementing protocols based on the exploitation of
information provided by very high resolution remote sensing data and / or
by existing database and / or by ground truth campaigns to validate the
results obtained from the Sentinel data.

3) Investigating procedures for an operational implementation of the
algorithms developed in task 1).

4) Initiating or strengthening collaborations with existing projects or
institutions that develop the use of remote sensing data for natural
hazard and risk assessment.

5) Initiating or strengthening collaborations with scientific communities
(Economic Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematic, Information Sciences,
etc…) or institutions (Rescue Services, ONG, insurance companies) that
will be the end users of the product derived from remote sensing data.

Requirements:

* Solid background in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and in SAR data
processing (InSAR, PS-InSAR, SBAS, Sentinel-IW processing, Amplitude
Change Detection, Polarimetry, Coherent Change Detection, etc …).
Additional knowledge of other remote sensing domain (optical remote
sensing, satellite stereo-photogrammetry, etc... ) is welcomed.

* Working on the subdomain of natural hazard / natural disasters / risk
assessment and / or on the subdomain of land use monitoring would be an
advantage.

* PhD in Radar Remote Sensing. A record of publications would be an
advantage.

* Experience with scientific computing (C / Matlab / Python) is required
as well as a good experience with some InSAR processing chain (RoiPack,
ISCE, Doris, Diapason, Gamma) and other usual radar and remote sensing
data processing software (SNAP, ENVI, …). Experience with using
geolocalized data / geo-spatial analysis would be an advantage.

* Experience in PCA, ICA and Artificial Intelligence algorithms (Deep
Learning) would be an advantage.

* Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

* Fluent English.

What we offer:

LMV offer an exciting research environment, with working groups and
seminars. The full-time position is available for a duration of 18 months.
The salary will be approx. €2,000 per month. In addition, the selected
candidate will benefit from health insurance and social coverage.
Clermont-Ferrand is a French provincial medium-sized town that offers a
safe life environment close to the Natural Park of Auvergne Volcanoes
(http://www.auvergnetourism.com ). The University of Clermont Auvergne
gathers 35,000 students with a strong international openness
(http://en.ucaweb.new.uca.fr/ )

Application and selection process:

Online applications only, till 31st of March 2018
Candidates must apply by sending the following documents to
J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr (same contacts for further information)
with in the subject “I-SITE Postdoctoral application”:

1- A detailed curriculum vitae with the list of publications (copies of
degree certificates)
2- A job market paper / a sample of written works.
3- A motivation letter exposing the understanding of the position, of the
tasks and required skills.
4- Two recommendation letters / Two references.

Fully completed applications only will be examined by the research
challenge / project Executive Committee. An equal opportunity policy in
recruitment is applied and University Clermont Auvergne is committed to
the European HRS4R policy.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Geophysics
(multi-observable probabilistic tomography)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences are inviting applicants for a Research Fellow to participate in a join research project on 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion between DeBeers and Macquarie University for the physical state of the lithosphere and upper mantle beneath selected regions within the African continent. The candidate will join a large research group (led by A/Prof Juan C. Afonso) on lithosphere and mantle dynamics/inversion and work primarily on implementing cutting-edge algorithms into existing programs developed at Macquarie (e.g. LitMod_4INV) as well as working on new methodological developments for large probabilistic inversions and applications to study the African lithosphere.

Although the new methods will be applied to real datasets to study specific regions in the African continent, the project has a major computational/programming component. Research tasks which will include i) programming (Fortran and Matlab), ii) testing, benchmarking and validating new algorithms/codes, iii) integrating datasets and big-data analysis, and iv) performing multi-observable inversions of datasets covering regions in Africa.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for these positions, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and upload as a separate document in the application process.

Essential
PhD in a relevant discipline i.e. geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, or computer sciences
Extensive experience with Fortran and Matlab programming languages
Extensive experience with geophysical datasets (e.g. seismic, magnetotelluric, gravity, etc)
Publication record in leading research journals to commensurate with experience
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience working independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
Desirable
Demonstrated experience with probabilistic inverse theory
Experience with MPI/parallel programming
Salary Package: from AUD$88,420 - AUD $94,760 p.a. (Level A, Step 6 to Step 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full time, 2 years fixed-term appointment

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor, Juan Carlos Afonso via e-mail juan.afonso@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Wednesday, 21 February at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system, through the link
http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/geoscience/macquarie18011.html

Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.


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From: Irene Manzella <irene.manzella@plymouth.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD Studentship at Plymouth University: Propagation of Volcanic and Non-Volcanic Landslides: A Combined Field, Experimental and Numerical Approach
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PhD Studentship: Propagation of Volcanic and Non-Volcanic Landslides: A Combined Field, Experimental and Numerical Approach

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHL408/phd-studentship-propagation-of-volcanic-and-non-volcanic-landslides-a-combined-field-experimental-and-numerical-approach/

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The studentship will start on October 1st, 2018. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28th February, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview week beginning 19th March. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer by 30th March should consider their application has been unsuccessful.

Project Description

Mass flows such as rock avalanches, debris flows and lahars, can travel large distances destroying everything they encounter. However to date they are poorly understood as the interaction between the solid and fluid phases is highly complex and they can undergo a continuous rheology transition according to the variation of granular material fraction, composition and grain-size along the slope. Therefore, from a hazard-assessment perspective, it becomes extremely important to improve our understanding of the propagation and emplacement of these flows and to develop dedicated models that are efficient in predicting their run-out.

The PhD student would address the following fundamental questions:
1. a) Which are the parameters influencing propagation?
2. b) Is there any difference between volcanic and non-volcanic flow behaviour?
3. c) Which models are the most effective in a predictive perspective?

This project will involve field work and a series of granular flow laboratory experiments to study the effects of volume, material characteristics, water content and topography on mobility and emplacement mechanisms.

Field work will involve mapping and sample collection of historic events in volcanic (Cotopaxi, Ecuador) and in non-volcanic environments (Valle d’Aosta, Italy). The PhD student will then work on the comparison of different type of codes validating and comparing them on well-constrained field cases study and analogue experiments.

The results obtained with this multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach will represent a breakthrough in this field giving a new insight into the dynamic of these complex flows and contributing in a radical improvement of the assessment of the related risk.

Director of Studies: Dr Irene Manzella (irene.manzella@plymouth.ac.uk, tel.: +44 (0)1752 585958)
2nd Supervisor: Dr Paul Cole (paul.cole@plymouth.ac.uk, tel.: +44 (0)1752 585985)

Eligibility

Applicants should have (at least) a first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject and preferably a relevant MSc or MRes qualification.

The studentship is supported for 3 years and includes full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £14,553 per annum. The studentship will only fund those applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees with relevant qualifications. Applicants required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between Home/EU and overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £10,350 per annum).

If you wish to discuss this project further informally, please contact Dr Irene Manzella, Irene.manzella@plymouth.ac.uk. However, applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

General information about applying for a research degree at Plymouth University is available at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/the-graduate-school/applicants-and-enquirers

Please apply via the online application form which can be found at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate and click ‘Apply’.

Please mark FAO Sharon Healy, clearly stating that you are applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Science. Please attach a covering letter detailing your suitability for the studentship, a CV and 2 academic references.

For more information on the admissions process please contact Sharon Healy (sharon.healy@plymouth.ac.uk).


The University of Clermont-Auvergne and Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans at Clermont-Ferrand, France, invites applications for a :

5-year Tenure track position in “Volcanic risks”

Job profile: Research and teaching on the physical, economic and societal impacts of volcanic hazards, vulnerability, resilience, and risk communication.

The candidate will be part of the volcanology group of the “Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans” (http://lmv.univ-bpclermont.fr/). This group is integral to “challenge 4” of I-Site Cap 20-25; this being the group charged with research into “Risks and Socio-Economic Vulnerability Associated with Natural Disasters” (http://i-site-clermont.fr). Research activities will be focused on physical and socio-economic impacts of volcanic events, hazard–risk evaluation, vulnerability–resilience assessment, and risk/hazard communication strategies. So as to drive forward in “challenge 4” the candidate will be required to develop collaborative projects with other laboratories involved in this I-Site initiative (i.e., economics, mathematics, human and social sciences, atmospheric physics, law, etc.). Our aim is to recruit an experienced specialist in the area of volcanic hazards with recognized international experience. The candidate will play a central role in the development of research activities in the area of volcanic risk, in particular in emerging countries. The I-Site initiative provides grants - from funds already available - to support research projects (in collaboration with our partner departments) that include post-doc and PhD support.

The applicant must be able to teach Earth Sciences in French language from first year undergraduate through final-year Masters. The teaching load is 64 hours per year during the three first years, and 98 hours per year during the two following years. Teaching duties will include preparation and delivery of lectures, practical exercises, supervised dissertation work and field classes. This teaching will be principally within the fields of undergraduate “Earth Sciences” and masters level “Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences”. Following the main themes of our teaching department, the applicant must thus be capable of teaching within the areas of “Magmas and Volcanoes”, “Geology and Geotechnical Planning” and “Climate and Atmospheric Sciences” at the University of Clermont Auvergne. He/She must possess expertise in the areas of volcanology, as well as in the areas of natural hazards and risks. This latter area of expertise is essential because the candidate will be central to the development an international module “Natural disaster risk reduction and management” to be taught as part of our “Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences” course in collaboration with other disciplines; such as economics, psychology, geography, law, etc.

For more information, please contact: Patrick Bachèlery
Tel. +33 44 73 40 55 82
Email. patrick.bachelery@uca.fr
Laboratoire Magmas & Volcans, 6 Avenue Blaise Pascal 63178 Aubière, FRANCE


Institution: Observatoire Midi Pyrenees, Toulouse, FRANCE
Open Until: 2018-03-30

Passive crustal imaging with the large-N and large-T Maupasacq deployment - Comparison to active seismic imaging

The successful candidate will join our research group at the Observatoire Midi Pyrenees working on high resolution imaging of the lithosphere with full waveform inversion approaches. This postdoc is funded by OROGEN (http://www.orogen-project.com), a very ambitious research project which aims at better understanding the formation and evolution of mountain belts.

The main objective of the postdoc project is to obtain finely resolved tomographic images of the western Pyrenees, a key region to constrain and understand the orogenic processes that have shaped this mountain belt. To do so, the postdoctoral candidate will extend our full wavefom inversion method towards high frequencies (f > 1 Hz) in order to exploit the data of the Maupasacq experiment. This pioneering acquisition involved about 500 sensors deployed during 6 months. The new tomographic images are expected to bring crucial new insights into the nature of the very anomalous structures beneath the Mauleon basin. This region is also densely covered by controled source studies and well-logs. We will thus have the rather unique opportunity to compare the tomographic images obtained with passive full waveform inversion approaches to those obtained with active source imaging approaches.

Keywords: seismic tomography, 3-D wave propagation modeling, waveform inversion, spectral-element method

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 2 years

Postdoc advisory team: S. Chevrot (CNRS GET, Toulouse).

The host institution and the laboratory: Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées is the biggest observatory in France, covering a wide range of disciplines in Earth and Universe Sciences. It is a component of the university Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier. The GET is the laboratory of Earth and environmental sciences within the Observatoire Midi Pyrenees. It has 165 permanent employees. The Geophysics team develops a multidisciplinary research related to forward modeling and inversion of gravimetric and seismological data.


We have recently advertised 3 post-doctoral positions in the department:

Research Associate - global seismology (Fixed Term) http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16413/

Research Associate - in ice core analysis (Fixed Term) http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16443/

Research Associate - ice core science (Fixed Term) http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16415/

I've attached a short summary of each here - please could you circulate ?

Many thanks

Andy

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AB78@ESC.CAM.AC.UK

Andy Buckley
Department Administrator
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Tel +44 1223 333421
DOWNING STREET +44 1223 333400
CAMBRIDGE FAX +44 1223 333450
CB2 3EQ


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From: Felipe Aguilera Barraza <feaguilera@ucn.cl>
Subject: Future postdoctoral fellowship in volcanic seismology and volcanic risk assessment, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
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The Volcanic Investigation Group of Universidad Católica del Norte (GIV-UCN in spanish), northern Chile, is looking for two postdoctoral candidates in: 1) Volcanic seismology and 2) Volcanic risk assessment respectively (both for northern Chile volcanoes). Each candidate will have to apply for the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT-Chile) postdoctoral fellowship in 2018. We are looking for earth sciences professionals with a PhD degree obtained after 1stJanuary 2015. If the candidate had children born during their PhD studies, then the date is changed to 1st January 2014. Non Chilean applicants must have an active Chilean National Document for foreigners with one of following visa status: 1) Permanent residence; 2) temporal residence; 3) document for permanent visa with working authorization in process; 4) student visa with working authorization.

The postdoctoral fellowship can be applied for 2 or 3 years, which includes US$~33,000 for maintenance, US$~7,000 for research expenses (such as local and foreign travel, fieldtrips, laboratory supplies, among others) and US$~700 for health insurance, each year. Additionally, a once off relocation amount of US$~4,500 is available.

Selected candidates must submit a research project (according to CONICYT requirements ; http://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/category/concursos/postdoctorado/), which will be sponsored by a GIV-UCN researcher. The successful candidates are likely to be announced in December 2018, with approved projects starting in March-April 2019.

Interested people must send the following documents to Felipe Aguilera (feaguilera@ucn.cl) before 31st March 2018:

1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. The abstract of doctoral dissertation.
4. Two reference letters.

For more information please contact to Felipe Aguilera (feaguilera@ucn.cl).


PhD opportunity at the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University in Prague.

A PhD research topic in Experimental Petrology entitled “Heterovalent elements in apatite as proxies for the oxidation state of magmas” is available at the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University in Prague, under the supervision of Dr Alessandro Fabbrizio. Abstract of the project, online application form, and additional information are available at the link http://www.stars-natur.cz The experimental work will include piston-cylinder experiments performed at the Earth Science Department of La Sapienza University (Roma, Italy) in collaboration with Prof. Mario Gaeta. Analytical work (SEM, EMPA, LA-ICP-MS) will be done at Charles University. Previous experience in experimental petrology is not needed but a solid background in petrology/geochemistry/mineralogy is required. The first year salary will be around 14500 CZK (tax exempted) with the possibility to increase in the following years depending on availability of funding. To give an idea of the living cost, the monthly rent in the University dormitories is around 5000 CZK.

Deadline for online application is March 16, 2018 and the expected starting date is October 1, 2018.

Informal enquiries to alessandro.fabbrizio@natur.cuni.cz

Full Time Lectureship in Earth Sciences, University College London, UK.

Salary (including London allowance): £43,023 - £50,753 per annum.

Deadline for application: Friday, 23 February 2018 (23.59).

Job details and application form: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl. Search for Ref. 1705691.

We are seeking to appoint outstanding individuals for two lectureship posts from 1st September 2018 in any area of the Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, including Volcanology and Geophysical Hazards.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to outstanding research, teaching and scholarship and to engage in knowledge transfer and public engagement. They will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, experience in research and teaching and be able to work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary approach.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please email the Head of Department, Professor Lars Stixrude at: es-hod@ucl.ac.uk.


The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in geophysics at the assistant professor level. We invite applicants in any area of geophysics, broadly defined. Preference is for individuals who will lead an innovative research program and are committed to teaching, with the applicant’s overall creativity and potential being valued more than their specific area of expertise within geophysics.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching plans, up to three representative publications, and contact information for at least three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. Please submit applications at the following link: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/geophysics

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at: geophysics-search@gps.caltech.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-6111 for assistance or contact geophysics-search@gps.caltech.edu


3-year postdoctoral position at University of Cambridge in global seismology (application deadline: 3 March 2018)

We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral position to study the mid-mantle using receiver functions.
Please find more details here http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16413/

Please share this post with suitable candidates.
Kind regards,
Sanne


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From: "Jordan, Brennan T" <Brennan.Jordan@usd.edu>
Subject: Several openings remain in the 2018 Iceland Volcanology Field Camp (4 or 5 cr.)
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---Please Announce to Students---

Several slots remain available in the 2018 Iceland Volcanology Field Camp
4 or 5 semester credits, undergraduate or graduate

This is the seventh annual Iceland Volcanology Field Camp, offered by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology through the Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station. Registration is now on a rolling basis until the course is full, so interested students are encouraged to register quickly.

4 credits, dates July 18 - August 11, 2018, Fee: $4,995 ($5,495 for graduate credit)
5 credits, dates July 11 - August 11, 2018, Fee: $6,245 ($6,745 for graduate credit)
-Fee includes tuition, transportation in Iceland, lodging, and most meals. Transportation to/from Iceland not included.
-Total enrollment limited to 18 students

This project-driven course in geologic mapping and volcanology will explore Iceland from the south coast where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes ashore to the highlands near the focus of the Iceland mantle plume. Students undertake two major mapping projects and a number of shorter physical volcanology-oriented projects. Subjects that will be considered include: basaltic and rhyolitic lava flows, tephra characterization, ignimbrites, phreatomagmatic features, subglacial volcanism, volcano monitoring, and geothermal power. Projects will be conducted on active volcanic systems, in Late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanic fields, and in the older Miocene volcanic stratigraphy exposed in glacial valleys and fjords of Iceland. The 5-credit version of the course will visit additional areas and add topical diversity, potentially including intrusive bodies and/or glacial geomorphology.

Additional information and registration form at:
http://geologyfieldcamp.sdsmt.edu/IcelandVolcanologyCamp.htm

Course/academic questions, please contact:
Iceland Volcanology Camp Coordinator: Brennan Jordan, University of South Dakota, brennan.jordan@usd.edu

Registration/business questions, please contact:
Black Hills Natural Science Field Station Director: Nuri Uzunlar, SDSM&T, Nuri.Uzunlar@sdsmt.edu


A competitive funding opportunity is available for a 4-year PhD project at Durham University, UK, starting in October 2018. One of the projects to be offered is on 'The origin, active tectonics and fate of the South Caspian Basin', and a full description of this project is available here.

The application deadline is Friday 16th February, 2018. More information (including eligibility and online application precedure) about this and other projects is available here. For any further questions, please contact me at jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk.

Best regards,

Jeroen van Hunen
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Prof Jeroen van Hunen
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Durham
Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2293
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 2301


We are looking to appoint a new PhD student with an interest in near-surface geophysics and sedimentary geology, and the application of these techniques in glacial environments. This is a fully funded PhD position based in the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University and is a collaborative venture with the University of Leeds.

Details can be found here:

http://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/phd?rmpage=job&rmjob=4493&rmlang=UK

Deadline: 5th February 2018

Many Thanks

Benedict Reinardy

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Benedict Reinardy
Assistant Professor

Stockholms Universitet
Institutionen för Naturgeografi
106 91 Stockholm

Tel. +46 (0)764961058


I am currently searching for a new PhD student to start in September for this fully-funded PhD on “Improving models of spatial correlation of earthquake ground motions” (see https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=94818 for more details). There will be an opportunity through this PhD to collaborate with Impact Forecasting at the reinsurance broker Aon Benfield and hence it may be of particular interest to someone seeking a career in reinsurance for natural hazards following the PhD.

Please pass the information about this PhD on to anyone who you think may be interested and suitable. Thank you.
John Douglas

Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer)
Room JW503F
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Level 5
James Weir Building
75 Montrose Street
Glasgow
G1 1XJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)141 548 4569 (direct line)
email: john.douglas@strath.ac.uk
Personal webpage: www.strath.ac.uk/staff/douglasjohndr
GMPE website: www.gmpe.org.uk


I wanted to make you aware of two open faculty positions now advertised at the Department of Earth Sciences, University College London. These are lectureships, which is the equivalent to an assistant professor position in the US.

For applications and more information, please visithttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl and search for job reference 1705691.

General info:

Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for two lectureship posts from 1st September 2018 in any area of the Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. Applicants whose research will contribute to areas of strategic importance, and complement and strengthen the current research portfolio within the department are particularly welcome. We are seeking to appoint outstanding individuals with academic standing, vision and proven expertise who will provide leadership in their field of expertise, develop world-class research programmes and contribute to advanced teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by research and scholarship that is world-leading and meets the highest standards of excellence. They will also contribute to the teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses offered by the department, and engage in a range of knowledge transfer and public engagement activities.

Key Requirements
The postholder will have a PhD in a relevant discipline as well as experience in research, teaching or other employment in Earth, Environmental or Planetary Sciences.

Successful candidates will aslo have an outstanding record of academic research, a strong publications portfolio, a track record of success in income generation from public and/or commercial sources, and will be able to work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary approach.

Further Details


If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Lars Stixrude, email: es-hod@ucl.ac.uk .
UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date - 23 Feb 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications - 23.59
Interview date - TBC

InterRidge Info #2/2018 (23rd January 2018)

1) [Joint InterRidge-SCOR Workshop on the Indian Ocean Ridges] Following an invitation by SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research), the InterRidge Steering Committee has decided to support the organization of the Joint InterRidge-SCOR Workshop on the Indian Ocean Ridges. Discussions with SCOR on the workshop organization are currently starting.
The Indian Ocean offers many scientific prospects for the ridge community. The ultraslow spreading SWIR remains the focus of cutting edge researches on poorly magmatic seafloor spreading after having been opened to science by InterRidge in the 1990s. The intermediate SEIR has been the playground for major experiments on the mantle geochemistry variability and the transition between dome (EPR-type) and axis (MAR-type) styles of spreading. The slow CIR is cut by major transform faults on a large part and remains a natural laboratory for distant ridge-hotspot interactions. All three ridges are the focus of hydrothermal exploration as well, with 4 out of 6 exploration permits on seafloor massive sulfides delivered by ISA so far. To this should be added the first observation of unique hydrothermal species adaptation and the recognition of its unique biogeographic distribution patterns, with promises of major discoveries as the biological exploration expands.
As all InterRidge member countries have recently had experiments on the Indian ridges, this meeting will be a great opportunity to share results and discuss opportunities of collaboration to go further, with the help of the Second International Indian Expedition (IIOE) which has started in 2017 but lacks involvement of the ridge community (both geosciences and biology-ecology). The meeting may take place in Fall 2018, details will be announced soon.
2) [Vote on the venue for the 7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE7)] A new 3-year cycle will place the next CBE meeting in 2020. CBE6 Organizers, Deep-Sea Biology Society & InterRidge are pleased to announce three applications to host the meeting:
1. Guarujá, Brazil. Institutional host: Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo
2. Wellington, New Zealand. Institutional host: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
3. Horta, Azores. Institutional host: University of Azores
You are invited to vote on where to host the 7th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE7). Please return your vote by midnight GMT on 16th February 2018. Please note your email address is used only to prevent multiple votes, and will not be published with your vote.
3) [IR Cruise Bursary] InterRidge supports Cruise Bursaries to help early career ridge-crest scientists to participate in mid-ocean ridge research cruises. Last year, the organizers of Cocos-Nazca Rift Cruise have offered 2 to 5 spare berths for early-career scientists wishing to join this cruise. Having received many applications, InterRidge will fund two cruise bursaries for Dominik Zawadzki from Poland and for Elvira Latypova from Russia. Bursaries are awarded for travel and subsistence costs required to join the cruise.
4) [Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry] The next Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry will be held in July 2018 in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. There will also be an associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Ocean Biogeochemistry for early-career researchers. The topic of the July 2018 GRC and GRS will be Biogeochemistry of Marine Interfaces.
Dates and program of the conference, GRC: 8th – 13th July 2018
Dates and program of the seminar, for early-career researchers, GRS: 7th – 8th July 2018
Because all GRCs are limited to a maximum of 200 participants, scientists interested in participating in the GRC or the GRS and GRC are invited to apply early, even before the opening of registration on 9th February 2018.
5) [Anne Warner Research Fellow] Applications are invited for the endowed Anne Warner Research Fellowship in the area of Cell and Molecular Biology of Marine Organisms. The Marine Biological Association (MBA), a leading-edge independent marine research institute, has supported the experimental work of many Research Fellows over the past 125 years. The MBA’s current research groups are made up of world-leading marine biologists tackling important questions facing our marine environment. The MBA wish to appoint to this Fellowship an outstanding scientist seeking to develop an independent research group that will complement existing research strengths.
The closing date for applications is 19th February 2018.


Dear All,

I’d like to draw your attention to the following faculty position in Michigan State’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Due to the delay in getting the in-print advertisement out before the new year, we want to let everyone know that we are still actively soliciting applications until Feb 2. Afterwards, new applications will still be considered until the position is filled.

Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth

Position Summary:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate to fill the Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship in Geology of the Solid Earth at the full professor rank with tenure. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level may also be considered. This position contributes toward our mission of expanding upon a vigorous, internationally recognized Solid Earth program at MSU, serving to complement our dramatic growth in geophysics over the past few years.

The position is broadly defined as Solid Earth, and we invite applicants with broad areas of expertise including, but not limited to, geochemistry, geophysics, geochronology, petrology, and lithospheric dynamics. Particular interest will be given to candidates with research that complements our current research growth and strength in igneous petrology and geochemistry, mineral physics, geodynamics, and seismology. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to leverage substantial annual endowed resources that come with the professorship toward developing and maintaining a strong externally-funded research program. The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor and advise graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute toward maintaining our collegial, cohesive, and collaborative departmental environment.

Required Degree: Doctorate

Minimum Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Geochemistry, or related field is required. Applicants are expected to be leaders in the Solid Earth community and must have well-funded research programs and an exemplary record of scholarship.

Required Application Materials:
Initial review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, but new applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested applicants should upload one PDF document that includes all the following: a cover letter, CV (including names and contact information for five references), and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Further details and instructions for applying can be found on www.careers.msu.edu Posting# 478215.

Special Instructions:
Questions about the positions can be sent to the Search Chair, Allen McNamara, at allenmc@msu.edu. Applications and queries will be handled in as confidential a manner as possible.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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Allen K. McNamara
Endowed Professor of Geological Sciences
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Michigan State University


Institution: Alaska Earthquake Center
Open Until: 2018-05-31

The Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) is seeking applicants to fill a Field Engineer position. The primary responsibilities of this position are to design, install, and maintain DC power and wireless communication systems to support real-time seismic data acquisition from all parts of the state. This position involves working as part of a small team and requires extensive travel to remote locations and work in adverse weather conditions.

AEC operates a network of sensor stations throughout Alaska to monitor regional seismic activity in real-time. Environmental conditions, power requirements, and data acquisition methods vary widely across the network. While power is converted from domestic or telecom sources where available, a majority of sensor stations are powered by stand-alone solar-charged battery systems. Seismic data is transmitted via UHF radios, cellular modems, satellite terminals, and microwave links, among other methods. The Field Engineer will join a small team of engineers and technicians responsible for the design and maintenance of this network.

Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of DC power systems and the ability to troubleshoot these systems independently. The Field Engineer will design, build, evaluate, and install power conversion and distribution circuits and must understand these systems at the component, board, and system levels. Experience with circuit design, simulation, and layout tools is desired.

The Field Engineer will be responsible for installing and operating both wired and wireless digital communications systems used to transmit data between field stations and AEC's lab in Fairbanks. Experience operating digital radios or satellite communications systems is desired, as is familiarity with IP communications protocols.

The Field Engineer will organize and lead other staff in the field and must be highly organized, self-motivated, and responsible. Other desirable traits include expertise in antenna theory, experience designing embedded systems, and knowledge of lithium battery technology.

Apply at:
http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508633/gi-aec-field-engineer


The Geophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate
opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong geophysics,
machine learning and computational science skills. The successful
candidate will develop novel computational techniques based on machine
learning methods, and apply them to geophysical dataset for subsurface
characterization and monitoring. The term of the appointment is two
years, with a possible extension to a third year depending on the
performance and funding availability.

Job Requirements:
* A Ph.D. in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Sciences,
Computer Sciences, or a related field, obtained within the past 5 years
or soon to be obtained.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team,
with good communication skills.
* Proficiency in one or more programming languages

To apply for this position, go through LANL’s online application system
at
https://jobszp1.lanl.gov:443/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=61608&p_spid=2827312&p_lang_code=US

Please also send a cover letter detailing qualifications and research
interests, a CV, and names of three references to Ting Chen
(tchen@lanl.gov) and Youzuo Lin (ylin@lanl.gov).

General information related to the Postdoc Program can be found at
http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php


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From: Tyrone Rooney <rooneyt@msu.edu>
Subject: Solid Earth Endowed Professorship at Michigan State University
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Dear All,

I’d like to draw your attention to the following faculty position in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University.

Due to the delay in getting the in-print advertisement out before the new year, we want to let everyone know that we are still actively soliciting applications until Feb 2. Afterwards, new applications will still be considered until the position is filled.

Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth

Position Summary:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate to fill the Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship in Geology of the Solid Earth at the full professor rank with tenure. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level may also be considered. This position contributes toward our mission of expanding upon a vigorous, internationally recognized Solid Earth program at MSU, serving to complement our dramatic growth in geophysics over the past few years.

The position is broadly defined as Solid Earth, and we invite applicants with broad areas of expertise including, but not limited to, geochemistry, geophysics, geochronology, petrology, and lithospheric dynamics. Particular interest will be given to candidates with research that complements our current research growth and strength in igneous petrology and geochemistry, mineral physics, geodynamics, and seismology. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to leverage substantial annual endowed resources that come with the professorship toward developing and maintaining a strong externally-funded research program. The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor and advise graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute toward maintaining our collegial, cohesive, and collaborative departmental environment.

Required Degree: Doctorate

Minimum Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Geochemistry, or related field is required. Applicants are expected to be leaders in the Solid Earth community and must have well-funded research programs and an exemplary record of scholarship.

Required Application Materials:
Initial review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, but new applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested applicants should upload one PDF document that includes all the following: a cover letter, CV (including names and contact information for five references), and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Further details and instructions for applying can be found on www.careers.msu.edu Posting# 478215.

Special Instructions:
Questions about the positions can be sent to the Search Chair, Allen McNamara, at allenmc@msu.edu. Applications and queries will be handled in as confidential a manner as possible.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.


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from: Anita Grunder <grundera@geo.oregonstate.edu>
subject: grad student opportunity
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Please circulate this invitation to be the student representative on the management board of the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology Division of GSA

About the MGPV Division:

GSA's Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division (established 2009; ~2,000 members now) promotes awareness, teaching, and research in these fields, and stimulates discussion about the knowledge, ideas, research results, and problems regarding these fundamental areas of the earth sciences. Annually, the Division sponsors a Distinguished Geologic Career Award, an Early Career Award and two student research grant awards and student travel grants.

MGPV seeks a graduate student who is willing to serve a two-year term as the student representative on the MGPV’s management board. The board consists of several officers (chair, first vice chair, second vice chair, secretary-treasurer, past chair), representatives from adhering societies and a student representative. Current board members and more information about the Division can be found at http://community.geosociety.org/mgpvdivision/home.

The role of the graduate student is to provide student perspectives on issues and activities related to the Division. The student is a voting member of the management board and is expected to participate in email and skype communications, and when possible, come to the annual meeting and participate in Division functions (e.g., business meeting, reception, etc.). Our hope is that the student representative will seek input from other students in the Division so that broad student representation is achieved.

Requirements are that the student be a member of GSA and MGPV Division and have MGPV as his/her principal discipline(s) of study.

To apply, please provide a current C.V. and complete the application. Send a single pdf (with application and C.V.) to Anita Grunder, chair of MGPV by February 26. Email address is grundera@geo.oregonstate.edu. Please label the subject line “MGPV student application” and name the pdf lastname.MGPV.pdf.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anita Grunder (email or 541 737 1249).

Application:

APPLICATION FOR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, MGPV DIVISION OF GSA
Name
GSA membership number
Graduate program (PhD, MS, list university)
Year in graduate studies (e.g., first year of MS, third year of PhD, etc.)
Why are you interested in becoming the MGPV student representative (<100 words)?
Please describe your interest in and qualifications for being the student representative (<150 words). Qualifications, such as governance or other engagement experience and (or) ideas for enhancing student benefit and involvement in MGPV.


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From: Vinciane Debaille <vdebaill@ulb.ac.be>
Subject: Full-time academic position in geosciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Dear all,

The Department ‘Geosciences, Environment & Society’ (DGES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (http://www.ulb.ac.be/facs/sciences/dges/index.html) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Geochemistry of extreme environments (in the field of hydrothermal fluids) starting October 1st, 2018.

The selected candidate is expected to develop a research of excellence and contribute to the teaching program in the Bachelor and Master in Geology, and possibly the Master in Environmental Sciences.

The deadline for applying is January 25, 2018.

More information can be found here:
http://wwwdev.ulb.ac.be/greffe/files/5797.pdf

 

Best regards,

Vinciane Debaille


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From: "Andrews, Benjamin" <AndrewsB@si.edu>
Subject: Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian
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Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

The Department of Mineral Sciences within the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, is advertising two Federal Research Geologist positions. Both positions are US Federal Civil Service positions; US citizenship is required. One position is in the field of PETROLOGY, with a focus on crustal rocks, including, but not limited to, metamorphic rocks, granites and intrusive rocks, ore deposits, and continental rocks. One position is in the field of MINERALOGY. Successful candidates will have strong publication records commensurate with level of experience. All application materials must be submitted through USA Jobs; materials sent to members of the Department, including the contacts below, will not be considered. Use the appropriate announcement number when submitting application materials through USA Jobs. Applicants that wish to be considered for both jobs must submit two separate application packages.

Both positions are full-time 4-year term appointments with full Government benefits and are comparable to tenure-track positions. GS-1350-12; US citizenship required. The museum’s authorized salary range for these positions at this time is $79,720 - $85,035 per annum. For complete requirements and application procedures go to https://www.si.edu/OHR/jobs_public or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH (Petrology) or 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH (Mineralogy). Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. All applications will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions regarding the Petrology position, please contact Benjamin Andrews (andrewsb@si.edu).
For questions regarding the Mineralogy position, please contact Timothy McCoy (mccoyt@si.edu).
For additional information about the Department and the National Museum of Natural History please visit http://mineralsciences.si.edu

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Research Geologist (Petrologist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486936100
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Research Geologist (Mineralogist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486938500



Benjamin J. Andrews
Director, Global Volcanism Program
Curator | Research Geologist
Department of Mineral Sciences
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


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From: Kim Berlo <Kim.Berlo@mcgill.ca>
Subject: PhD advert to post
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Dear All,

There are two exciting opportunities in geochemistry-volcanology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada):

http://eps.mcgill.ca/~kimberlo/PhD-positions/Gypsum_PhD.pdf
http://eps.mcgill.ca/~kimberlo/PhD-positions/Plagioclase_PhD.pdf

Please note that the deadline is the 1st of February!

 

Best,

Kim Berlo


Postdoctoral Researcher in Seismic Imaging, Baylor University

The Department of Geosciences at Baylor University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship in reflection imaging using microseismicity as sources. The project will be largely based in the laboratory with a few short field tests in which data will be acquired and processed automatically by an array of sensors and distributed processors. The ideal candidate would have experience running industry reflection processing packages in high-performance computing environments, strong writing skills, and the ability to program in Python and MATLAB, as well as a strong background in wave propagation. Some experience in earthquake location and/or focal mechanism determination would be helpful but is not necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, a writing sample, and a C.V. to Prof. Jay Pulliam (jay_pulliam@baylor.edu) by March 1, 2018. The position is for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension, beginning June 1, 2018.

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Institution: University of Strasbourg
Open Until: 2018-04-01

The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the preparation phase of large earthquakes using near-field seismic and geodetic observations. This project aims to extract the physics of earthquake nucleation by examining the evolution of seismic and aseismic slip before large earthquakes.

Although it is well established that some events are preceded by foreshocks, it is still unclear whether these foreshocks belong to a cascade of random failures leading to the mainshock or if they are markers of aseismic slip during the nucleation process. The postdoc in this position will assess these competing models by using novel methods to discriminate seismic and aseismic processes and assess slip and stress evolution during the initiation of recent large earthquakes.

A recent PhD in geophysics and experience in the analysis of geodetic measurements and/or earthquake seismology are required. Some programing skills in languages such as C, C++ and python are also highly desired. The successful candidate will be expected to perform data processing, analysis and modeling using high-performance computing and publish scientific results in top refereed journals. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year, with a possibility of continuation (funding secured through an ANR T-ERC grant).

The University of Strasbourg Earth's Science department (EOST) covers a large domain of Earth Sciences, and offers excellent research conditions. With a large proportion of international students and mixing cultural diversity, Strasbourg is one of the tops french city for international students (http://www.en.unistra.fr).

Application documents: please send a cover letter explaining your motivation for the position, a CV, a list of publications and the names of three references (for letters of recommendation) to zacharie.duputel@unistra.fr. Review of materials will begin immediately.


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From: James White <james.white@otago.ac.nz>
Subject: NZ PhD(s) on volcanic tsunami modelling
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Volcanoes can make waves too: a new understanding of tsunamis generated by volcanic eruptions

Project Description
This project is one of two PhD studentships funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Te Ap?rangi. The project is a collaboration between the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), GNS Science, The University of Auckland, The University of Otago, and also has input from international researchers at Université Pierre et Marie Curie and the University of Athens. The Marsden Fund supports excellence in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand by providing grants for investigator-initiated research. For more details about the Marsden Fund, see https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/funds-and-opportunities/marsden.

Background
The tsunamis generated by the 1883 eruption of Krakatau killed more than 36,000 people up to 800 kilometres from the crater. Although neither as common, nor as powerful, as earthquake-generated tsunamis, volcanic tsunamis cause destruction much further away than the actual eruption - tsunamis have caused 25% of all deaths during historical volcanic eruptions. Yet we still only have a basic understanding of the processes involved. Discrete explosions, growth and pulsation of erupting columns and pyroclastic flows can all displace water and cause tsunamis. What factors are most important in determining the size of the tsunami an eruption causes? How do the substances involved (gases, liquids and particles) interact: their rheologies, temperatures and phases?

Project aims and methods
The main aim of the project is to use physical modelling to determine key elements of the fascinating processes involved in volcanoes creating tsunamis. Specifically, the project involves:
· Developing experimental methods to simulate submarine eruptions and hot flows entering the water;

· Applying novel measurement techniques to measure the source properties and the generated wave field;

· Using the experimental measurements to validate the predictions of a state-of-the-art numerical model of the multi-phase and granular flows responsible for tsunami generation;

This project will be done in tandem with a second PhD which will use numerical modelling study aspects of volcanoes generating tsunamis. The project will involve travel within New Zealand to liaise with the project partners, as well as international travel to the laboratory at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie.

Funding notes
The project is funded for three years, and includes full payment of fees plus a stipend of $31,429 NZD per annum. Travel costs for project meetings and attendance at international conferences are also provided in the project funding.

Candidate
This project would suit a candidate with a strong background in fluid dynamics, particularly in the design and execution of physical experiments to investigate complex flow phenomena. Experience with flow visualisation techniques would be beneficial, as would a background in computational fluid dynamics. Strong communication skills would also be valuable.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Dr Colin Whittaker, Lecturer in Civil Engineering Hydraulics at The University of Auckland by email c.whittaker@auckland.ac.nz or telephone +64 9 923 7268.


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From: Chloe Michaut <chloe.michaut@ens-lyon.fr>
Subject: Post-doc position at ENS Lyon
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Post-Doctoral Position at the ENS Lyon, France

The Department of Geology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France (http://lgltpe.ens-lyon.fr, ENS Lyon, http://www.ens-lyon.fr) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral position in the field of physical volcanology. This is a 12-month contract funded by the IDEX Lyon that could be extended for another 6 months by the ENS Lyon. The position must be filled before the end of the year 2018.

The aim of the post-doctoral work will be to study the primitive magmatic processes acting during the early times of the terrestrial planets. The main focus will be made on investigating the link between impact cratering and magmatism using mechanical models of magma ascent below craters and the analysis of available remote-sensing observations on the terrestrial planets (the Moon, Mars, Mercury).

Requested Profile: Ph.D. in Physics/Geophysics, Excellent background in physics / fluid dynamics / physical volcanology, Good abilities in programming, Good knowledge of English, both oral and written, Ability to work and publish independently.

Applications (extended CV with names and addresses of two referees, a short description of research work, list of Publications) should be sent to Pr. Chloé Michaut (chloe.michaut@ens-lyon.fr). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Institution: Michigan State University
Open Until: 2018-02-16

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Computational Seismology
Department of Computational Mathematics,
Science and Engineering & Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Michigan State University (MSU)

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate in developing and applying computational methods and algorithms to enable fast and high-fidelity multi-scale seismic imaging, with emphasis on full waveform inversion and imaging of seismic structure and earthquake source. Potential projects include but are not limited to assimilating large seismic waveform data sets to obtain improved images of lithospheric structure beneath continents and continental margins, melt distribution in the crust and the mantle, three-dimensional slab geometry in the subduction zones, and large earthquake rupture processes with the complexity of seismic structure considered.

Candidates with strong background in seismic imaging and high-performance computing will be given priority. Experience with large data sets, machine learning, and GPU programming are desired but not required.

The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Min Chen (https://chenseismolab.org). The position is for two years and depends on availability of funds. Renewal for the second year is based on a performance evaluation. A third year is possible, subject to funding and satisfactory performance evaluations. Preferred start date no later than September 1st, 2018, earlier if possible.

All postdoc applicants should apply to position #481898 via MSU’s online job application website: http://careers.msu.edu/. Applicants must specify the area of focus (computational seismology) and the faculty (Dr. Min Chen) they want to work with at the beginning of their cover letter. Applicants must provide a Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Curriculum Vita, and three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until 02/16/2018. General questions regarding the position may be sent to CMSEpostdocSearch@egr.msu.edu; specific research questions should be sent Dr. Min Chen (chenmi22@msu.edu).


Research Division Chief
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology; Montana Tech University
Butte, Montana

DEPARTMENT:
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG)

EMPLOYMENT DETAIL:
Permanent, Full-Time Applications received by February 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

DUTIES:
• Provide oversight and guidance to professionals, staff, and students engaged in research on Montana’s hydrogeology, geology, and mining
• Work closely with the MBMG Director to develop projects and programs through interaction with MBMG personnel, MUS faculty, and granting Federal and State agencies
• Responsible for technical editing of external and internal publications related to MBMG research including maps and manuscripts with a wide range of detail, scope, and audiences
• Coordinate efforts with other Divisions within the MBMG including GIS-Computer Services, Analytical, Publications, and the Mineral Museum

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Masters Degree and 13 years experience or a Doctoral degree and 10 years experience in Geology, Geoscience, or other geology-core degree
• A publication record that reflects a broad knowledge of geology and/or hydrogeology

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Excellent writing and communications skills, as well as the ability to independently organize and establish objectives and priorities
• Familiarity with software related to map production, word processing, and data management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in management within a geoscience organization at or above the program level
• Demonstrated ability to work within a university setting to foster collaborations
• Proven success in writing funded project or program proposals
• Knowledge of Montana geology and hydrogeology, and the impact of natural resource development the State’s economy
• Demonstrated experience in review and publication of geologic maps and technical reports
• Experience in issues associated with providing and archiving data, maps, and reports digitally
• Familiarity with a wide range of software related to geosciences

Application must include a cover letter that addresses the required experience and qualifications (an application that does not contain a separate cover letter will not be accepted); a resume that addresses the applicants experience relative to the duties described for this position, a bibliography (examples of applicants writing may be requested during the application review process); and name and contact information for 3 references who can speak to the applicants abilities related to the position. The names and contact information for three references and a cover letter must be submitted during the candidate profile questions.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://montanatechuniversity.applytojob.com/apply/P4ARZP1yXT/Research-Division-Chief

==========End of Job Advertisement====================
Submitted by,
Michael Stickney, Director
Earthquake Studies Office
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701

(406) 496-4332 Voice
(406) 496-4451 Fax
mstickney@mtech.edu
http://mbmgquake.mtech.edu

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From: "Nemesio Pérez" <nperez@iter.es>
Subject: Postdoc position for crustal resisitiviy studies using magnetotellurics at the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias, INVOLCAN (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) - not only for European citizens
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The Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN) seeks 1 Post-Doctoral position for crustal resisitiviy studies using magnetotellurics. The appointment will be for a maximum of 2 years period. The successful candidates will conduct research activities related to the development of three-dimensional electrical resistivity models, consult with and train foreign counterparts, deploy geophysical instrumentation, and conduct research on geothermal exploration and volcanology. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects represents a plus in the selection process.

The tasks of the succeesful candidate will included magnetotelluric data acquisition, time series processing, analysis and decomposition of the data, 3D inversion of the data, as well as its integration with other geophysical, geochemical and geological data available. Related investigations are designed to foster partnerships with international scientists, and with sensitivity to the publication and policy needs of colleagues and co-authors in other countries. We seek a person willing to contribute to the INVOLCAN Volcano-Geothermal Research Program. Qualifications include experience in magnetotellurics and geothermal exploration, authorship of scientific publications, knowledge of programming languages (specially Python) and contributions that have advanced the field of volcanology and geothermal exploration.

Completion of a Ph.D. is a requirement for this Post-Doc position. Work experience in foreign countries, participation in international research projects and Spanish language skills are also desirable. The position is based at Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN), Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN; however, routine travel to collaborate with colleagues is expected. Post-Doc annual salary will be within the range of 21.690 € and 28.900 € depending on qualifications.

If you are interested and have additional questions about this Post-Doc position, please contact Dr. Juan Ledo (jledo@ub.edu), Associate Professor on Physics of the Earth at The University of Barcelona and INVOLCAN's Scientific Collaborator. Applicants should supply (a) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, (b) a motivation letter including a statement of past achievement and future research interests and goals (maximum 2 pages) and (c) e-mail address of three references to: nperez@iter.es

To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by 20 January 2018.

Intended starting date is 1 March 2018.


The National Science Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of Division Director for Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Geosciences Directorate. We are using every possible avenue to ensure this vacancy announcement is widely advertised and attracts a very diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. We encourage you to consider this potential opportunity to serve as the leader of the EAR Division at NSF, and for application details refer you to:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483044300

The closing date is January 31, 2018. It’s important to note that the federal employment application process is different than that in academia, therefore in addition to your resume and general application, it is strongly recommended that you provide a written narrative to address the itemized Executive Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications as outlined in the application materials available at the USAJobs link above.
If this opportunity does not fit your current professional or personal situation, but you have recommendations of colleagues whom you believe would be strong candidates, please encourage them to apply. We also encourage you to pass along your recommendations to the Search Committee (listed below), and we will contact potential candidates directly.
Members of the Search Committee are also available to answer questions you may have.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide us in ensuring NSF selects the most highly skilled and visionary leaders.
Sincerely,

Search Committee Chair: Rick Murray (rwmurray@nsf.gov), Irene Qualters (iqualter@nsf.gov), Greg Anderson (greander@nsf.gov), Jennifer Wade (jwade@nsf.gov), Jonathan Wynn (jwynn@nsf.gov), Dena Smith (dmsmith@nsf.gov)

Institution: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Open Until: 2018-02-02

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is seeking applicants to fill the permanent position of Geophysicist at the GS-9 or GS-11 level.

Duties:
The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be analyzing digital seismograms to determine phase arrivals and earthquake source parameters, including location, depth, magnitude, and focal mechanism. The Geophysicist will also serve in a rotating capacity as a duty seismologist for volcanic unrest, eruption, and large earthquake response. In addition, this position involves preparation of technical reports, curation of the HVO earthquake catalog, refinement of automated data processing and analysis techniques, development of new seismological capabilities, and occasional assistance with maintenance of seismic monitoring instruments in the field.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences and at least one year professional experience in geophysics, preferably a master’s degree or higher in seismology with experience operating in a real-time seismic data environment. Desired knowledge and skills include earthquake seismology, volcano seismology, and computer software development on UNIX platforms. Experience operating the ANSS Quake Management System (AQMS) and/or Earthworm system is also highly desired.

Location:
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is located on the rim of Kilauea Caldera, in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai'i. It is somewhat remote with the nearest city being Hilo, which is 30 miles away. Relocation expenses and a cost of living allowance are included for this job announcement.

Application:
US citizens may apply at USAJOBS.gov between 12 January and 2 February 2018 under announcement SAC-2018-0069:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488546400

Current federal employees may also apply under announcement SAC-2018-0071: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488545800


Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral position in Marine Geophysics at Institut de Physique du Globe Paris (IPGP)

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris has an opening for 1-2 post-doctoral positions to carry out research in marine geophysics, initially for 1.5 years with a possibility of extension up to 3 years. The project is funded by the European Research Council to acquire ultra-deep seismic reflection and refraction data across the Atlantic Ocean, starting from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to the African Continental margin, over the oceanic lithosphere of zero age up to 75 Ma. The scientific objective of the experiment is to characterize the nature of the oceanic lithosphere down to the base of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB), and develop a model of the evolution of oceanic lithosphere as it cools away from the ridge axis.

In 2015, ultra-deep seismic reflection data (30 s record length) using a 12 km multi-component streamer were acquired over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge extending up to 75 Ma and also crossing the great equatorial fracture zones (Chain, Romanche and St Paul) in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, an 1100 km long coincident refraction data using 71 ocean bottom seismometer were acquired along the flow line, and in 2018 another refraction data will be acquired across fracture zones.

The post-doctoral fellow will take an active role in acquisition, processing and interpretation of these unique data and integration with other geophysical and petrological results and carryout numerical modeling.

The candidate should have completed a PhD degree in geophysics with experience in analyses of reflection and/or refraction data and interested in marine geophysical data acquisition and processing to address fundamental scientific problems.

Application Procedure: Send a CV with a letter of application to Ms Marie Dominique Rocheron (rocheron@ipgp.fr, Tel:+33 1 83957779), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 1 rue Jussieu, 75238 Paris France. Please request two referees to send recommendation letters directly to the above address. Deadline for application is February 28, 2018.

For more information on the research project contact Professor Satish Singh (singh@ipgp.fr), Tel: +33 1 83957658.

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Ms. Marie-Dominique ROCHERON
Paris Exploration Geophysics Group (GPX)
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Géosciences Marines - Bureau 359
1, rue Jussieu
75238 Paris Cedex 05
Tél. : 01 83 95 77 79 - Fax : 01 83 95 77 10
rocheron@ipgp.fr
http://gpx.geosciences.mines-paristech.fr


Post Title: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor (2 positions).
Research Field: Solid-Earth Geophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and High Energy Physics
Organization: East African Institute for Fundamental Research
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Annual Salary: $37,000 - $ 44,000 (US)
Deadline (midnight Kigali time): 31 January 2018
Expected start date: 01 May 2018
How to apply: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/personnel-office/employment.aspx
http://www.ur.ac.rw/

THE EAST AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
The EAIFR is a Category 2 UNESCO institute affiliated with the University of Rwanda and is closely
associated with the ICTP (see http://www.ictp.it/programmes/outreach-activities/eaifr.aspx). The
institute is newly created with a view to positioning itself as a leading research and teaching
institute in Eastern Africa. The institute will grow to have at least 6 full time researchers and 8
postdoctoral fellows and a vibrant visiting scientists programme as well hosting a number of
meetings every year. There is special focus on a Master in physics programme with a view to the
development of a Ph.D. programme.
Currently the areas of interest are: Physics of the Solid Earth, Condensed matter Physics and High Energy Physics.
Presently the institute has three scientific staff (including the Director) two in the field of Condensed matter physics and one in Astrophysics/Cosmology.
Potential future areas include space physics, climate change and mathematics.
The institute is committed to diversity and aims for geographical and gender balance.

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTS
Under the supervision of the Director the incumbents will undertake research in their research areas
and will assist and teach in the Masters programmes. Essential responsibilities include:
§ Carry out research in their field.
§ Participate in the organization of the Master programme in Physics.
§ Teach at least two courses per annum in the Masters programme.
§ Supervise students and postdoctoral fellows at the institute.
§ Actively participate in the development and running of a Ph.D. programme in
and to supervise and/or co-supervise Ph.D. students in their fields of research.
§ Help organise workshops, meetings etc. that are held by the Institute alone or in
collaboration with other international bodies, especially the ICTP.
§ Interface with research staff of the departments of Physics and mathematics at UR and
with the ICTP.
§ To keep a collegiate atmosphere within the institute and with the Physics and
Mathematics departments and the ICTP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
§ Ph.D. in Physics or in a related field.
Work Experience:
§ At least 4 years of relevant professional experience after obtaining the doctorate. (2
years of which in an international environment is an asset.)
§ Experience in lecturing and organizing training activities. (This experience in a developing country is an asset).
Skills/Competencies:
§ Ability to work in a multicultural environment as part of a team.
Languages:
§ Excellent knowledge of English.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
On successfully completing a probationary period of one year this post becomes a permanent
position. The gross annual (expatriate) remuneration depends on the actual post and will start
at $37,000 for Senior Lecturer, $40,500 for Associate Professor and $44,000 for Professor.
RAMA medical insurance is provided. There is tax to be paid, details of which can be found at
www.pwc.com/rw/en/assets/pdf/taxguide2015-rwanda.pdf.
The incumbents automatically have the status of ICTP Associate for 6 years, which allows them
to visit the relevant ICTP research group. The conditions for Associates can be found on the ICTP web site.

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From: "Andrews, Benjamin" <AndrewsB@si.edu>
Subject: Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian
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Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

The Department of Mineral Sciences within the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, is advertising two Federal Research Geologist positions. Both positions are US Federal Civil Service positions; US citizenship is required. One position is in the field of PETROLOGY, with a focus on crustal rocks, including, but not limited to, metamorphic rocks, granites and intrusive rocks, ore deposits, and continental rocks. One position is in the field of MINERALOGY. Successful candidates will have strong publication records commensurate with level of experience. All application materials must be submitted through USA Jobs; materials sent to members of the Department, including the contacts below, will not be considered. Use the appropriate announcement number when submitting application materials through USA Jobs. Applicants that wish to be considered for both jobs must submit two separate application packages.

Both positions are full-time 4-year term appointments with full Government benefits and are comparable to tenure-track positions. GS-1350-12; US citizenship required. The museum’s authorized salary range for these positions at this time is $79,720 - $85,035 per annum. For complete requirements and application procedures go to https://www.si.edu/OHR/jobs_public or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH (Petrology) or 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH (Mineralogy). Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. All applications will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions regarding the Petrology position, please contact Benjamin Andrews (andrewsb@si.edu).

For questions regarding the Mineralogy position, please contact Timothy McCoy (mccoyt@si.edu).

For additional information about the Department and the National Museum of Natural History please visit http://mineralsciences.si.edu

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Research Geologist (Petrologist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486936100

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Research Geologist (Mineralogist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486938500

Benjamin J. Andrews

Director, Global Volcanism Program

Curator | Research Geologist

Department of Mineral Sciences

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Post Title: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor (2 positions).
Research Field: Solid-Earth Geophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and High Energy Physics
Organization: East African Institute for Fundamental Research
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Annual Salary: $37,000 - $ 44,000 (US)
Deadline (midnight Kigali time): 31 January 2018
Expected start date: 01 May 2018
How to apply: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/personnel-office/employment.aspx
http://www.ur.ac.rw/

THE EAST AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
The EAIFR is a Category 2 UNESCO institute affiliated with the University of Rwanda and is closely
associated with the ICTP (see http://www.ictp.it/programmes/outreach-activities/eaifr.aspx). The
institute is newly created with a view to positioning itself as a leading research and teaching
institute in Eastern Africa. The institute will grow to have at least 6 full time researchers and 8
postdoctoral fellows and a vibrant visiting scientists programme as well hosting a number of
meetings every year. There is special focus on a Master in physics programme with a view to the
development of a Ph.D. programme.
Currently the areas of interest are: Physics of the Solid Earth, Condensed matter Physics and High Energy Physics.
Presently the institute has three scientific staff (including the Director) two in the field of Condensed matter physics and one in Astrophysics/Cosmology.
Potential future areas include space physics, climate change and mathematics.
The institute is committed to diversity and aims for geographical and gender balance.

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTS
Under the supervision of the Director the incumbents will undertake research in their research areas
and will assist and teach in the Masters programmes. Essential responsibilities include:
§ Carry out research in their field.
§ Participate in the organization of the Master programme in Physics.
§ Teach at least two courses per annum in the Masters programme.
§ Supervise students and postdoctoral fellows at the institute.
§ Actively participate in the development and running of a Ph.D. programme in
and to supervise and/or co-supervise Ph.D. students in their fields of research.
§ Help organise workshops, meetings etc. that are held by the Institute alone or in
collaboration with other international bodies, especially the ICTP.
§ Interface with research staff of the departments of Physics and mathematics at UR and
with the ICTP.
§ To keep a collegiate atmosphere within the institute and with the Physics and
Mathematics departments and the ICTP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
§ Ph.D. in Physics or in a related field.
Work Experience:
§ At least 4 years of relevant professional experience after obtaining the doctorate. (2
years of which in an international environment is an asset.)
§ Experience in lecturing and organizing training activities. (This experience in a developing country is an asset).
Skills/Competencies:
§ Ability to work in a multicultural environment as part of a team.
Languages:
§ Excellent knowledge of English.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
On successfully completing a probationary period of one year this post becomes a permanent
position. The gross annual (expatriate) remuneration depends on the actual post and will start
at $37,000 for Senior Lecturer, $40,500 for Associate Professor and $44,000 for Professor.
RAMA medical insurance is provided. There is tax to be paid, details of which can be found at
www.pwc.com/rw/en/assets/pdf/taxguide2015-rwanda.pdf.
The incumbents automatically have the status of ICTP Associate for 6 years, which allows them
to visit the relevant ICTP research group. The conditions for Associates can be found on the ICTP web site.

Institution: Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università di Padova
Open Until: 2018-12-29

Dear colleagues,
The Department of Geosciences (University of Padova, Italy) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV-Bologna, Italy) are opening 3 post-doctoral fellowships in seismological modelling and computational seismology in the frame of the ERC-StG grant NEWTON (#758199).

Research focuses on coupling seismological and geodynamical modelling of the Earth’s interior in order to better determine the mantle recent dynamics and present-day structure around convergent margins. The research activities rely on seismological inversion and data assimilation techniques. Early seismological tests will be conducted on realistic predictions of the mantle structure and elastic properties around generic subduction zones provided by geodynamical simulations. Subsequently, the modelling will be applied to model natural subduction settings integrating seismological observations. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with a geodynamic group based at University of Padova, seismologists at INGV-Bologna, as well as with a network of scientists that will actively collaborate on the project.

The candidates should hold a PhD in Geophysics-Seismology and should have experience in seismic data processing and inversion of single/multiple seismic phases (body and surface waves) and/or of the full waveform. Skills in computational seismology and experience with software simulating the propagation of the seismic wave field (e.g., SPECFEM3D) will be greatly appreciated.

The successful candidates are expected to work in both independent and collaborative group environments and to be self-motivated to accomplish the research goals. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and can be extended up to maximum 4 years. The gross salary is 26500-30800 €/year, depending on experience, and will be integrated with health insurance and benefits. Information on the cost of living in Padova can be found here: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Padova.

For information, please contact Manuele Faccenda (manuele.faccenda@unipd.it) and Andrea Morelli (andrea.morelli@ingv.it).


Institution: International Seismological centre
Open Until: 2018-01-21

Job reference number: SA-2018

Application deadline: January 21, 2018

Expertise: earthquake monitoring, global and regional seismicity, seismological bulletins

Start Date: February-March 2018

Benefits: £30,000 per annum gross

Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K.

Term: 3 years with a possibility of continuation.

Employer description: International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a non-profit organization, collecting and analysing earthquake bulletin data for distribution worldwide.

Job description: Analysing and revising the earthquake observation parameters in the ISC Bulletin collated from reports by 150 seismic networks around the world, and taking part in planning, development and testing of additional advanced seismological data products to be used in broad seismological studies of the Earth’s structure, earthquake occurrence patterns and earthquake source and hazard modelling.

Job requirements: We are looking for two PhD-level or experienced university graduates with solid experience in observational seismology at a local, regional and global scale; knowledge of world seismicity patterns and general tectonics; application of earthquake location algorithms and earth models; dedicated meticulous attitude to data; an ability to work as part of a friendly international team and a good command of English.

To apply: please send your CV and a covering letter focussed on your experience relevant to the job requirements and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees to admin@isc.ac.uk quoting the job reference number and indicating where you saw our advertisement. Applications failing to address these requests will not be considered.


We seek up to three post-doctoral research associates in the area of fluid-rock-gas interaction and/or rock physics in the subsurface, to be hired for one year in the first instance with the possibility of an extension of up to 30 months. Deadline for applications is the 5^th of January.

This project is part of a larger *EU Horizon 2020 project funded* to study the identification and understanding of the potential environmental impacts and risks of engineering the subsurface for energy generation and waste storage. Specific examples will include efforts on unconventional hydrocarbons, enhanced geothermal energy and carbon storage. The successful candidates will be responsible for characterizing the mineralogy, texture and fluid compositions of samples collected from the subsurface at a number of field sites across Europe, using a suite of analytical techniques including scanning electron microscopy, electron microprobe and high resolution CT scanning to characterize 3D pore-networks. High temperature and pressure triaxial / true-triaxial laboratory experiments will be used to assess rock-gas-fluid reservoir conditions and reactions under simulated geological conditions. We will use laboratory equipment to simulate the rates and extent of pore and fracture filling secondary minerals and their effect on rock physical properties (e.g permeability, strength, seismic velocities) using advanced experimental facilities. Special attention will be placed on quantifying the mobility of toxic metals and corrosive fluids that might be liberated by acid gases within subsurface rock formations, including their possible interaction with engineered structures. Analysis of results combined with upscaling and modeling will be used to develop new tools and methods to constrain resource estimates for shale gas, to validate carbon fixation, and to quantify the environmental risks associated with controlled disturbance of the subsurface at specific sites.

The large-size and multinational nature of the S4CE will provide unique and regular opportunities to engage with multidisciplinary researchers, including bio-geo interactions, combined with access to international laboratories. The overall aim is to assess, improve and provide guidelines for regulating future subsurface geo-energy by reliably quantifying the environmental footprints and risks.

Additionally, the successful candidates will be required to summarize results, present interpretations at international meetings and conferences, and write up findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This project is in collaboration with 20 academic and industrial institutions.

To apply / further information, please go here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl and click on “*search for a job*”, and search for job reference *1697548*

Regards,

Tom

_______________________________________________

*Dr. Tom Mitchell*

Reader in Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics

Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory and UCL SeismoLab

Department of Earth Sciences

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

UK

Office: +44 (0)20 7679 7361

Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 2433

Skype: tomatronmiggaz

Email (research): tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk <applewebdata://E489A8F9-6F14-47D2-A747-A6CB6C325F75/%22mailto:tom.mitchell@>

Email (teaching): mitchell.teaching@ucl.ac.uk <mailto:mitchell.teaching@ucl.ac.uk>

Personal Website: http://www.tommymitch.com <http://www.tommymitch.com/>

SeismoLab Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/seismolab <applewebdata://E489A8F9-6F14-47D2-A747-A6CB6C325F75/%22h>

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_ZVyA_gAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra


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From: Alan Robock <robock@envsci.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Chemistry, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Chemistry

Rutgers University–New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

The Department of Environmental Sciences (http://envsci.rutgers.edu) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Atmospheric Chemistry. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related environmental discipline and demonstrated ability to conduct research in a university setting; teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in atmospheric chemistry or other courses relevant to research interests; and mentor students. We seek applicants with research interests in areas including, but not limited to, interactions between climate change and air quality, and the role of atmospheric chemistry in biogeochemical cycles. We especially encourage applicants who desire to develop interdisciplinary projects and to collaborate with faculty from other programs and departments at Rutgers, including Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ecology and Evolution, Geography, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology, the School of Engineering, and the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. The successful applicant will be eligible for membership in the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, which unites faculty, researchers, and graduate students studying Earth's interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere, their interactions through Earth history, and their effects on human civilization today. Applicants will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program and to contribute to the Department's education and research missions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The facilities of the Department of Environmental Sciences include local and remote supercomputing and an array of state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation. As a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, we have access to the computing and research facilities of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Locally, our Photochemical Assessment Monitoring (PAM) Site (http://pamsite.rutgers.edu/) supports continuous, real-time measurements of various physical and chemical properties of the lower boundary layer, including surface energy fluxes. Through the PAM Site, the department has a strong working relationship with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality, which controls over 100 air monitors at 33 different field sites throughout the state. A member of the Big Ten and the Association of American Universities, Rutgers-New Brunswick is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and New Jersey’s premier public research university. The city of New Brunswick sits in the center of America’s vibrant northeast corridor, which runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. We are close to NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, NY, and our faculty members collaborate with scientists at both. We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. As our 2016 commencement speaker President Barack Obama said, “America converges here.”

Qualified applicants should apply at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/53675 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2018, with an intended start date of September 1, 2018. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Questions may be addressed to search@envsci.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

 

 

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