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The UAF Geophysical Institute is looking for a Field Technician to work as part of the Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) operational team. This person will work with WATC engineers, scientists, and staff to maintain a global network of infrasound and seismic stations that provide real-time data to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and similar networks. If successful, you will have the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, several remote islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, CONUS locations, and sites within Alaska as part of a talented technical team. WATC also serves as a lead organization within the Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). As a field technician, you will be involved with the operational side of various ongoing research projects supporting the GDNP UARC. If you have technical aptitude, are team-focused, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity!

UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. ***US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE LIST YOUR CURRENT CITIZENSHIP STATUS IN EITHER YOUR COVER LETTER OR RESUME***

Steven Bernsen
Wilson Alaska Technical Center

Opportunity to Lead the Southern California Seismic Monitoring Project at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, CA 


The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) is hiring a Supervisory Geophysicist to lead our Southern California Seismic Monitoring Project. This important and influential permanent position is offered at the GS-14 level (salary range  

$128,230 to $166,697).  The mission of the ESC is to reduce seismic hazard by conducting basic and applied research on earthquakes.   

This position serves as Project Leader of the Southern California Earthquake Monitoring Project, which operates the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN), Station Information System (SIS) and Earthquake Notification System (ENS). It also provides oversight for components of ShakeAlert support and the ANSS Quake Management System (AQMS). The SCSN is operated jointly by USGS and Caltech and operates an array of more than 350 seismic stations throughout southern California, the region with the highest earthquake risk in the United States and a population of more than 20 million. The SCSN is part of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN), which is one of seven regions of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). This position provides an opportunity for a leader interested in public service, and having a strong scientific and seismic network background, to guide the USGS’s earthquake monitoring efforts and lead advancements in the field. 


Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) meets its operational goals to monitor earthquake activity, collect data, and generate accurate products related to earthquakes in southern California. 
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other network managers, operators of related projects (e.g. ShakeAlert), and emergency response organizations for successful and consistent earthquake monitoring in California and the West. 
  • Collaborates with Caltech, the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) and other monitoring and products projects within the USGS. 
  • Participates on committees and offers recommendations to Earthquake Science Center and Earthquake Hazards Program leadership to ensure successful operation, growth and improvement of USGS seismic networks. 
  • Leads the development, improvement, and maintenance of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Quake Management System (AQMS) Jiggle, Earthquake Notification System (ENS), and other software systems for earthquake monitoring and the generation of earthquake products. 
  • Provides administrative direction over project goals, activities, and functions, including managing budgets, personnel supervision, purchasing property, and permitting. Oversees a group of 15-20 scientists, engineers, technicians, IT professionals, computer scientists, and supervises 4-8 direct reports.   

As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies: teamwork, customer service, program/project management, interpersonal communication, scientific knowledge, compute/analyze data, information management, financial management. 


Application Process: 

Apply online at   

The advertisement for this permanent, full-time position will be posted on USAJOBS on Sunday June 6, 2022.  The advertisement is scheduled to close on Tuesday, June 5, 2022 at 9pm PST .    

Contact Paj Shua Cha with questions about the application process (phone: 650-439-2455, email:, or Keith Knudsen with questions about the anticipated role (cell phone: 510-506-2834, email: 


Please be sure to follow all steps outlined on the USAJobs web site in submitting your application.  For example, include a resume with detailed information about current and past positions, including precise dates of employment.  Please also be sure to include copies of all transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, unofficial is fine), SF-50s, professional licenses, and other requested documents. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. 


The U.S. Geological Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Keith L. Knudsen

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Deputy Director, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey 

ph: 650-439-2554 (O);  510-506-2834 (C)   email:

Institution: University Côte d’Azur (Nice, France), Geoazur laboratory
Open Until: 2021-06-24

Dear all, 

In the framework of the ABYSS ERC project, we are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with background in geophysics to work on high resolution imaging of crustal structure along the Chilean margin using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) data. These images will provide unprecedented details on the margin and allow better observation of the structural heterogeneities that drive differences in the subduction behavior. This will improve our understanding of fault segmentation and the seismic cycle. In addition, the resulting images will provide better crustal velocity models which will increase the accuracy of the seismic event locations that will be recorded during the project.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of scientists working on DAS, who are experts in the use of DAS data for multiple applications, in particular for seismology of the ocean floor. In addition, the ABYSS project will provide very rich interactions with a group of nine people on a wide range of seismological applications of DAS data. The candidate will work with myself and in collaboration with Pr Jean-Paul Ampuero (advisory board).

The closing date for applications is June 24 2022. To view further details of this position and application please follow this link:  

For any questions please contact me at 

Please circulate this message to your students.

Diane Rivet

Institution: Department of Conservation
Open Until: 2022-06-17

Under the general supervision of the Supervising Engineering Geologist of the Earthquake Engineering Program, the Field Operations Manager uses seismic instrumentation and communication engineering principles to oversee and coordinate the Field Operations Unit in the installation of strong motion instruments at sites throughout the State. This position is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the instruments in the strong motion network and management of the field operations work in projects associated with contracts through Interagency/Departmental and other Agreements.

Institution: KBR
Open Until: 2022-09-30

Title: Electronic Field Technician
Job Number: R2044802
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

Job description:

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

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

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

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

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

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

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

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

About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

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

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

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications to fill one Software Engineer position at the Engineer II or Software Engineer III level. 

Tracking Code: 238-532

Application Process: Applications will only be accepted via UNAVCO's career website ( Application review begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and will continue until filled.

Location: UNAVCO is based in Boulder, Colorado but supports remote and hybrid work arrangements.

Salary:  Based on candidate’s qualifications within the established UNAVCO salary ranges:

?        Software Engineer II $72,200 - $108,300

?        Software Engineer III $82,200 - $127,500

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

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

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

What You Will Do

UNAVCO Software Engineers are responsible for design, development, implementation, testing and documentation for components of software systems that support the following functions: data collection, data flow, data archiving, database interaction, web-based data/metadata search and access, interoperability, quality control, formatting, pre-processing and visualization. These are exempt positions.

UNAVCO is currently transitioning to a new cloud-native architecture, with design components that include Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, TileDB, TimeScaleDB, and Elasticsearch that will be deployed primarily on Amazon Web Services. We also operate legacy applications in a VMWare private cloud environment. We anticipate a rapidly evolving future that necessitates adoption of new technologies and technology stacks.

The Software Engineers will apply their skills and full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to projects of variable complexity and scope as a function of grade (Software I/II/III). They will resolve a wide range of issues, and demonstrate competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results.

This new position will primarily focus on enabling the Data Services team to transition to a fully cloud native architecture.

Essential Functions

  • Containerization of the databases used to store all the metadata about our data holdings and networks to support scalability, interoperability, and reproducibility.
  • Containerization and optimization of applications for the extraction, translation, quality control, and delivery of data holdings.
  • Build analysis ready, cloud-native, data stores of UNAVCO’s various classes of data types.
  • Design, develop, implement and support software systems.
  • Participate on software and program teams in defining strategic directions, standards, and timelines, and identifying key technologies for evolving complex software systems.
  • Follow internal software development, testing and documentation methodologies, policies, and best practices to ensure a robust software development environment is maintained.
  • Test and document software components.
  • Obtains and analyzes software systems requirements.
  • Debugs and maintains legacy code.
  • Participate in joint analysis and design activities with other staff in defining directions, standards and timelines; identifying key technologies for evolving software systems.

Additional Responsibilities


?        May work directly with Engineers in the Geodetic Infrastructure Directorate to debug and resolve issues with software programs.

?        May contribute to authoring technical reports and publications and may present at conferences.

?        Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business.

We welcome applications from early career software engineers who would like to pursue a career in the fields of cloud computing and big data analysis.

Supervision and Leadership 

?        Has frequent communication with, and direct supervision by, Software Engineer IV for instruction and guidance.

?        Work is reviewed for accuracy and overall quality.

?        Works with and supports other UNAVCO staff while working on projects.

?        This position does not have supervisory responsibility.


Applicable Skills / Core Competencies


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

?        Working knowledge of software development tools such as wikis, trouble ticketing systems, continuous testing/integration, and Git.

?        Ability to apply the software lifecycle to projects.

?        Ability to take initiative to learn new skills, current best practices, technologies and trends affecting software systems.

?        Ability to write organized and comprehensive documentation on projects.

?        Understanding of object oriented and functional programming.

?        Demonstrated ability to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

?        Self-motivated and works well both independently and as part of a team.

?        Fosters a professional culture through the use of strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communications.


Required Education and Experience

?        Software Engineer II - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and three (3) years of experience in software development. OR a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and one (1) year of experience in software development.


?        Software Engineer III -  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and six (6) years of experience in software development. OR a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related STEM field and three (3) years of experience in software development.


?        Knowledge of software engineering, including development, staging, and production environments for deployment.

?        Knowledge of languages such as Java, Python, C++, Node.js.

Preferred Experience

?        Working knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g. Docker swarm, Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS).

?        Streaming/messaging systems and protocols (e.g. Kafka, Pulsar, RabbitMQ, MQTT, ZeroMQ, Flink, Google Pub/Sub).

?        Data serialization, standardization, and translation. (e.g. AVRO, JSON, Protobuf, bit level manipulation).

?        Microservices and microservice database design.  (e.g. FastAPI, Flask, Django, PostgreSQL).

?        Using GitLab feature branch development, pipelines and deploying applications to test and production environments

?        Object storage, distributed file systems, and cloud native formats (e.g. TileDB, HDF5, STAC S3 Buckets).

?        Commercial, private and/or academic cloud deployment and optimization

?        Knowledge and familiarity with geodetic and seismic data.

?        FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data principles.

?        Previous experience with geospatial, geodetic, or earth observation data and libraries.

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

Physical Requirements

?        Ability to sit and/or stand to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

?        Ability to move about a typical office environment on a daily basis.

?        Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds occasionally.

?        Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, public transportation, and motor vehicles.

Mental Requirements

?        Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.

?        Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules for self and others.

?        Ability to compute, analyze and interpret data.

?        Ability to make decisions which have moderate impact on the function and UNAVCO.

Applicant Note

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States.

UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. Our long-term success depends on the development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups. This includes candidates from different socioeconomic backgrounds, candidates with disabilities, candidates with unique life experiences, etc. Women, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities are encouraged to apply. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact or 303-381-7515.


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


Vaccination Requirements: All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If offered employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your appointment or onboarding with UNAVCO.  Information about requesting a medical or religious accommodation/exemption should be directed to Human Resources at

The University of Hawai‘i at M?noa (UH M?noa) seeks a motivated, dynamic, experienced, and visionary leader to serve as Dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). The successful candidate has an exciting opportunity to contribute to this community-serving university grounded in a Native Hawaiian place of learning, and guide the School to greater excellence in research, education, and service to its students, the Hawai‘i community, and beyond. 
Established in 1988, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) is a world-class research and academic institution focused on informing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Situated in Honolulu, HI, SOEST is geographically advantaged with outstanding and unique access to deep oceans, land biomes, space resources as well as indigenous knowledge, and features world-renowned faculty and staff. SOEST is globally recognized as a premier institution for research and education in the life sciences and geosciences. SOEST brings together four academic departments, eight research units, several federal cooperative programs, and support facilities of the highest quality in the nation to meet today’s challenges related to the oceans, Earth, atmosphere, planetary, human and environmental interactions and emerging technologies.

For more information about SOEST, visit

Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on or about June 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, submit an application by June 28, 2022. To apply, please visit and search for Position Number 89288.

Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology  (JAMSTEC)
Open Until: 2022-10-31

Recruiting Department
Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG)

Job Description
The Volcanoes and Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC; Director: Shigeaki Ono), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), is recruiting a Senior Researcher or Researcher (?) to engage in the following research project.

Submarine volcanology involves pioneering research due to the limited opportunities for submarine volcano observation compared to land volcanoes. We are currently seeking a researcher with an interest in submarine volcanoes, particularly those who can offer cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop skills continually that can be applied to volcanic research.

[Research Description]
(1) Research on marine volcanoes through the application of volcanology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, computer science, and other methods.
(2) Active development of methods required for (1).
(3) Construction of a new marine volcanology through cross-disciplinary perspectives and active promotion of collaborative research.

Details of the research conducted at VERC, IMG, is available online at:

*Group assignment will be determined at the time of appointment.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Volcanology, Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, Computer Sciences, etc.

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city,
Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN

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

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

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Period of employment is from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028

*Effective date of employment is negotiable.
*One contract period is a maximum of five fiscal years. The contract period will not be renewed.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.
*After undergoing an evaluation during the period of employment, the contract may be modified to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end of the fiscal year in which the employee reaches the age of 60, or the age of 65 if the employee is rehired after his/her retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~8,000,000

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

For further information, please visit

Institution: Southern California Seismic Network
Open Until: 2022-07-29

The Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) seeks a Systems Administrator to provide mission critical support for our computer systems. You will have the opportunity to administer the computers running Caltech’s earthquake early warning algorithms that run continuously and emit alarms to apps and other tools that could potentially save lives in the event of a large earthquake anywhere across the entire west coast of the U.S. and further as ShakeAlert expands. We seek enthusiastic individuals who would like to apply their information technology skills to administer and improve state-of-the-art high-availability LINUX based systems. Detailed tasking includes LINUX system level support and supervising hardware maintenance; maintenance and troubleshooting of data processing applications. The successful applicant will lead development to implement new hardware and software, IP networking, improve data availability, and operational reliability and efficiency of the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) and ShakeAlert. The successful applicant will also architect new system designs, future acquisition and real-time data analytics, and cloud-based computing. Caltech is continuously innovating, and your voice is important to keep cutting edge ideas reliable and workable.

This is an Essential Reporting position. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.

Essential Job Duties

Be part of a team administering the SCSN/CISN and ShakeAlert real-time data acquisition, processing, and analysis application software, and associated computer hardware and system software.
Lead the deployment, testing, and maintenance of new applications written in C++, Java, Python, or other languages under LINUX. 
Write scripts and puppet manifests to automate real-time processing tasks, improve automated failover capabilities, and track system performance.
Deploy and operate cloud computing and virtualization software and services, using VMware and AWS cloud.
Maintain IP networking, including routers and switches.
Participate in procurement, installation, and configuration of new hardware or software.
Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years of experience in system administration and maintaining application software in UNIX/LINUX environment.
The qualified candidate should have an active interest in routine operations to ensure data integrity and availability, as well as innovation, and incorporating new efficiencies into the operation.
Demonstrated skills in LINUX administration and shell scripting experience, preferably in bash, tcsh, or Python.
Must have abilities for troubleshooting and maintenance of computer hardware and IP communications equipment. 
Must have abilities to improve existing scripts.
Experience with server monitoring tools like SNMP, NAGIOS, and cacti.
Experience with configuration management tools like kickstart and puppet for OS and file installation.
Proven ability to work in a team of staff with a wide range of expertise is necessary.
Excellent oral and written communication skills needed.
Preferred Qualifications

BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physical Sciences is preferred.
5+ years of experience in system administration and maintaining application software in UNIX/LINUX environment for science or engineering.
Some familiarity with basic Cisco/Network administration, Cisco switches and routers, understanding of NAT/PNAT (both dynamic and static), and multicast and OSPF protocols.
Some knowledge of MPLS, Telco T1, VSAT and cellular telemetry.
Some experience with applications that interface with Oracle or MySQL.
Some experience with software repository like SVN or GIT.
Some experience with cloud computing such as AWS.
Familiarity with one of the technology areas needed by SCSN/CISN, such as seismology, seismic instrumentation.
Required Documents


Institution: US Geological Survey
Open Until: 2022-06-24

As a Developmental Geophysicist within the Geologic Hazards Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

-Developing and maintaining software to support missions of Geologic Hazards Science Center and the Earthquake Hazards Program;

-Supporting cloud migration of application and systems to cloud and maintain operations of cloud systems;

-Participating in projects led by other scientists and/or be a Principal Investigator on geophysical research projects;
A two-year postdoctoral position in earthquake science is available at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. The research is flexible in scope but broadly aims to better understand links between fluids and seismogenesis in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.  The project specifics and work plan will be designed based on the mutual interests of the postdoctoral researcher and mentor Prof. Amanda Thomas.  The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art high performance computing infrastructure, expertise available through Oregon’s Data Science Initiative, and be a part of an energetic group of researchersinterested in geophysics and seismology.. 

Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a short cover letter with research interests at this link. Questions can be directed to  Review of applications will begin on August 1st and will continue until the position is filled. 

Amanda M. Thomas               
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Oregon 
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

Institution: Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California  (CICESE)
Open Until: 2022-07-27

The Seismology Department of the Earth Sciences Division of CICESE is seeking to fill two tenure-track researcher positions. The Seismology Department is currently formed by 14 researchers and operates a large seismic and geodetic network in Northwestern Mexico.

Candidates will enhance and compliment any of the Department of Seismology’s areas of research including:

• Strong-motion seismology
• Seismicity and geodesy in volcanoes
• Seismotectonics
• Seismic hazard and risk
• Seismology applied to engineering
• Rock physics
• Seismologic and geodesic networks and monitoring

Experience in the managing of large data bases and/or AI techniques applicable to seismology are desirable.

Candidates must have the ability and willingness to advice students at the master and doctoral levels, as well as to teach graduate courses in the areas mentioned above.

For complete information on these two positions please visit:

Dr. Hector Gonzalez-Huizar 
Head of the Seismology Department, CICESE
Institution: IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center
Open Until: 2022-09-30

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech seeks a Hardware Engineer to join our hardware team, supporting the development of innovative solutions for testing equipment and supporting PASSCAL projects, both internally and in the field.

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

Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering OR five (5) years directly applicable experience. Demonstrated electrical and/or mechanical engineering design capabilities required. Working knowledge of DC power systems required. Familiarity with time series data formats required. Proficient in electrical or mechanical engineering required. Able to analyze data logger and power system performance required. Proficient in technical writing and communication of technical concepts required. Proficient with CAD and modeling software tools desired. Working knowledge of RF systems and components desired. Working knowledge of seismometers or scientific grade sensors desired. Advanced knowledge of data loggers and analog to digital conversion desired. Advanced knowledge of Telemetry systems desired. Field experience in a mixture of locations, including very remote areas desired. Proficient in programming and scripting for device automation desired. Must be able to obtain a valid passport and Driver’s License.

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

New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 079, Socorro, NM 87801

OR email application and include job title as subject line to:

Positions vacant at University of Iceland:

1. Tenure-track research position in Quaternary geology with emphasis on climate change in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions

2. Tenure-track research position in Geochemistry

3. Tenure-track research position in Geophysics

Kind regards

Anna Jóna Baldursdóttir (hún/she)
Rekstrarstjóri / Managing Director
Jarðvísindastofnun Háskólans / Institute of Earth Sciences
Raunvísindastofnun Háskólans / Science Institute, University of Iceland
Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavík
Beinn sími / Direct tel: +354 525 4492
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The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a research associate for a term of up to 2 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group probing the dynamics of the Earth’s mantle with waveform seismology, and is linked to a NERC Large Grant, Mantle Convection Constrained (MC2), which aims to constrain how mantle upwellings operate within the Earth. This project will link (both existing and, potentially, new) observations of seismic anisotropy with geodynamic models of mantle convection generated by project partners, to understand mineralogy, composition and thermodynamics.

The RA will be involved in all aspects of the NERC-funded project, including data analysis, modelling, interpretation, dissemination of results and project reporting. In addition to being used for the core project, the techniques developed will contribute to other on-going studies in the geophysics group at a range of scales, potentially including applied and industrial research.

The successful applicant should have a strong background in seismology, ideally to PhD level, including – for example – global seismic data analysis and waveform modelling. Expertise in scientific programming is essential, including numerical analysis of time series data. Previous experience of analysing seismic anisotropy would be advantageous, as would experience using high-performance computing. The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral communication skills and be expected to present results at national and international conferences and will contribute to publishing findings in international journals.

The deadline for applications is 12th June 2022.

For informal queries please contact: Prof. James Wookey (

For more details, or to apply, please go to: 

  Please see the following posting for a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory focusing on induced seismicity.




Kayla Kroll (she/her)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Deputy Group Leader for Seismology

Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

925-423-6454 |





Seismology - Postdoctoral Researcher

Company Description

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to perform research on induced seismicity related to subsurface injection. This posting is within LLNL’s Seismology Group with close integration with LNNL’s Computational Geosciences Group. You will be expected to apply your expertise to ongoing geothermal energy, geologic carbon storage, waste fluid disposal, or unconventional oil and gas projects. This position requires a background in seismology, a working knowledge of computer programming, and experience in geomechanics or reservoir engineering. The successful applicant will have access to LLNL's extensive computer facilities and field data. Will interact with professional colleagues, mid-level management and sponsors across and outside of the Laboratory. 

In this role you will 

·         Conduct original research in seismology related to induced seismicity and reservoir geomechanics.

·         Organize, analyze, and interpret large geophysical sets from ongoing laboratory/field operations, and physics-based simulations

·         Employ physical, statistical or machine learning-based methods for analyzing, interpreting, and forecasting microseismic data, probabilistic techniques for induced seismicity hazard assessment.

·         Develop uncertainty quantification or other techniques for correlating observed seismicity with fluid injection rates and volumes.

·         Collect, aggregate, and analyze real-time data streams, reservoir poromechanics and earthquake simulation results, develop software or other approaches to improve detection of hazardous faults in the subsurface.

·         Publish both programmatic reports and peer-reviewed publications summarizing research findings. Present results at program meetings and research conferences.

·         Work as part of a scientific team, interacting with seismologists, geologists, reservoir engineers, statisticians, physicists, and computer scientists to design and implement high-impact research.

·         Perform other duties as required


·         PhD in Seismology, Geomechanics, Earth Science, Data Science related to Geophysics, or related field.

·         Experience with high performance computing, numerical earthquake simulation (e.g. dynamic rupture, cycle simulation), statistical and/or physics-based operational earthquake forecasting, seismic hazard analysis, statistical seismology, probabilistic risk assessment methods, or uncertainty quantification techniques

·         Ability to formulate novel solutions related to understanding of the geomechanical behavior of subsurface reservoirs and the underlying physical processes leading to induced seismicity, and/or other seismology or geomechanical problems.

·         Experience with computer systems and modern programming languages (e.g. python, C/C++, R, Java, shell scripting), Mac or PC, Unix or Linux platforms or other data management approaches

·         Demonstrated fundamental written and verbal communication skills. Experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals, ability to interact effectively with a team of interdisciplinary scientists.

Qualifications We Desire

·         Experience with earthquake physics, nucleation, and triggering, modeling geomechanical behavior, application of machine learning methods to earth science problems

·         Experience with geophysical monitoring or analysis of microseismic data and other field.

·         Experience modeling fluid flow in the subsurface, geomechanical behavior of faults, or seismic wave propagation.

·         Experience with numerical methods, particularly finite difference, finite volume, or finite element techniques as applied to forward and inverse modeling of subsurface problems. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

·         Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

·         Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory

·         Comprehensive Benefits Package

·         Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)

·         Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

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None required.  However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Institution: Kinemetrics, Inc.
Open Until: 2022-10-31

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

The Kinemetrics Team is more than ‘just’ the inventor of the world’s first feedback strong motion accelerometer, very-broadband seismograph or of the patented world’s first 24-bit A/D that revolutionized the field of seismology. Our products and solutions have transformed how seismic measurements are taken. We are a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable the perfect measurement - which matters the most for geosciences to advance. We all are in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities.

Job Summary:

Kinemetrics is seeking a Technical Sales Engineer for the Earthquake Engineering marketplace.  The Technical Sales Engineer will own and drive the Technical and Business aspects to promote Kinemetrics products and solutions, create lasting customers by positioning the unique business value they are looking for, and most importantly, create raving fans of Kinemetrics throughout your area of influence. Fluency in English, speaking and writing, it’s mandatory. Other languages are a plus.

Essential Functions:

• Advise and support customers and clients on our suite of seismological products and services
• Constantly thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective solutions
• Prepare and present unique and insightful solutions and proposals
• Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Manufacturing, and Systems to deliver an outstanding customer experience
• Identify and target new business opportunities
• Pursue contract renewals
• Promote awareness of new products and services
• Attend tradeshows and scientific workshops


• Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering
• Once the COVID-19 travel bans are lifted, willingness to travel 20-25% of the time
• Strong interest in understanding the seismological instrumentation and the earthquake engineering applications
• Ability to teach technical subjects to customers
• Solid teamwork skills, as teamwork is everything at Kinemetrics
• Strong self-starter attitude and determination to win 
• Applicant must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States

   Why Kinemetrics?

• Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds.
• Work with a purpose: Work that has a global impact with the opportunity to make a difference in earthquake preparedness and resilience.
• Excellent benefits: We offer competitive salary with a benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan with company match, medical and dental insurance, both short term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work hours.
• Strong work/life balance: Located in Pasadena, close to Caltech and a short commute to the ocean, ski and hiking areas.
• For more info on Kinemetrics, Inc. please check:    

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter to:

Institution: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
Open Until: 2022-06-20

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) is seeking a visionary geoscientist to lead our venerable organization as its next Director and State Geologist. Part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Division of Extension, WGNHS is an interdisciplinary organization that conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research to produce scientific information used by government organizations, industries, businesses, tribes, and individuals throughout Wisconsin. The WGNHS Director and State Geologist provides overall leadership, administrative direction, vision, and oversight for the scholarship, applied research, and outreach activities carried out by WGNHS staff. Among this position’s responsibilities, the Director works to represent WGNHS to fulfill the organization’s mission, communicate the importance of its work to diverse audiences, and guide WGNHS research and publications. As WGNHS staff frequently collaborate with researchers at UW–Madison and other UW campuses, the Director and State Geologist will also be joining a vibrant research community. This is a full-time position with an application deadline of June 20, 2022. To view the full position description, please visit
Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), hosted by the University of Lisbon, Portugal, is opening four PhD fellowships and one junior post-doctoral position in Earth Sciences, including Seismology. IDL is an Associated Laboratory and the reference research unit for Geodynamics & Earth Science in Portugal. First established in 1853, IDL presently includes circa 110 researchers and 70 PhD students and manages state-of-the-art laboratories in Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geology, Renewable Energy, and High-Performance Computing facilities. IDL research covers wide multidisciplinary research topics in Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Environmental Modelling and Prediction, Natural Resources and Sustainability. 

. 4 PhD grants, 4-year fellowships. Deadline: 30/June/2022. Details: , 

. 1 Post-doctoral position, 3-year contract, renewable up to a total of 6 years. The applicant must have obtained her/his PhD less than 2 years ago. Deadline: 7/June/2022. Details: , 

Study and Research in Lisbon: https://studyinlisbon.pt .

Please spread the word to candidates who may be interested.

In case of questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact,

Susana Custodio

The Wilson Alaska Technical Center ( is searching for a Seismo-Acoustic Engineer to join our engineering team in maintaining and improving seismic and infrasound stations around the globe - from Antarctica to the remote Pacific Islands. This position will help maintain stations through fieldwork and remote monitoring and troubleshooting to ensure high data availability and quality. Do you have a unique background of technical skills, problem-solving skills, are organized, and enjoy teamwork? If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply to become a valued member of the WATC engineering and research team! ***US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE LIST YOUR CURRENT CITIZENSHIP STATUS IN EITHER YOUR COVER LETTER OR RESUME*** 

This job posting closes June 8, 2022. 


Project Management: Advise local hires to support field work at remote sites. Conduct deployments (Antarctica, Alaska, Pacific islands) of UAF and contract personnel. Encourage and advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WATC and UAF. Write and provide justification for purchase orders. Ensure quality control in engineering projects. Provide management and staff assistance with decision making, goal setting, and fiscal projections. Document work progress via WATC task management software. Document and report on project progress. Develop and maintain inventory management systems.
Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation University Affiliated Research Center (GDNP UARC) Research and Operational Support: Provide engineering support to WATC led GDNP UARC projects. Responsible for meeting documentation and reporting requirements. Build working relationships with GDNP UARC partners, subcontractors, and end customers.
Scientific Instrument Construction, Maintenance, Operation and Calibration may include: Maintain familiarity with basic physical principles and advanced knowledge of engineering and electronic principles. Assess, determine prioritization, and implement required repairs in remote locations. Assist in managing data collection missions and/or field sites worldwide. Clearly document all technical work. Assist on various testing and evaluations (T&E) with WATC engineering staff and external collaborators, with the goal of building a pipeline of components from T&E to operational adoption. Apply continual technical scrutiny in the field and lab environment to improve systems involved in data generation, transmission, and storage.
Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) Seismo-Acoustic Station Operations and Maintenance (O&M) may include: Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance on WATC seismo-acoustic stations. Perform unscheduled maintenance of WATC seismo-acoustic stations as needed. Responsible for meeting Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) reporting requirements for International Monitoring System (IMS) station operation. Interact directly with Sandia National Labs and UAF subcontractors on Nuclear Arms Control Technology (NACT) engineering tasks on the behalf of WATC. Act as a responsible designated regular user of CTBTO IDC data (including data security) by the US Department of Defense/State (DoD/DoS). Travel to field sites (Antarctica, Pacific Islands, Alaska, lower 48, etc.) to perform station maintenance and upgrades, including assisting with pre-deployment equipment preparation and post-deployment cleanup efforts. Possible deployments involve coordination with military personnel and remote locations for periods of up to six weeks. Continually evaluate power systems, communications architecture, and station infrastructure for potential failure points, and work to design and apply technical solutions. Assist engineering team in executing predictive network maintenance, sustainment, and recapitalization plans.
Contact Luke Blom with any questions:

Luke Blom
Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC)
Geophysical Institute - UAF
office: (907)474-5927
cell: (907)987-0700


We have a postdoc position on offer for 3.5 years in Beth Mortimer's lab in the Zoology (soon merged into Biology) Dept at Oxford, UK, in close collaboration with Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Earth Sciences), Andrew Markham (Computer Sciences), and charity Save the Elephants (Kenya). The nature of this position is of course truly multidisciplinary, but a seismological background is particularly interesting, especially with fieldwork, data-processing and machine-learning experience.

Deadline: June 13, start date from Sept 2022

Candidates need to apply through the university system under this link (containing more details on the position):

For any inquiries, contact Beth Mortimer ( ) and/or Tarje Nissen-Meyer ( ).


A 3.5 year postdoctoral research assistant post is available to join the friendly and expanding Animal Vibration Lab, based in Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. The project aims to understand why elephants use seismic communication, and we look for an enthusiastic researcher to join the multidisciplinary team. Through the project, you will undertake several months of fieldwork in Kenya and collaborate with leading research groups: Prof. Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Seismology, Earth Sciences, University of Oxford), Prof. Andrew Markham (Machine learning & sensor hardware, Computer Science, University of Oxford), and Prof. Fritz Vollrath/Mr Frank Pope (Save the Elephants, Kenya).

An ideal research assistant will have experience working in one or more of biological and/or physical sciences fields, with an interest in working at the life and physical sciences interface, and a willingness to gain knowledge from other disciplines. You should hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant topic and have experience in time series data collection and the development of time series data analysis pipelines. You should be able to demonstrate how they can integrate outputs from these models with other forms of data to test scientific hypotheses. Training will be given in interdisciplinary aspects of the work, as required, including the opportunity to apply machine learning approaches to the data. You will benefit from a vibrant and inclusive research community in the Lab Group and Department, with career development support. Those wishing to apply for opportunities to fund their own research as an early career principal investigator are particularly encouraged to apply and will be supported in these applications.

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate for a 3-year research project in assessing hydrothermal alteration using geophysical methods. The PhD opportunity is funded through the ?°Beneath the Waves: Preparedness and resilience to New Zealand??s nearshore volcano hazards?? (MBIE Endeavour Research Programme led by GNS Science). 


Volcanic islands represent multiple hazards including geophysical mass flows, ashfall, tsunamis, capable of causing massive destruction even at tens of kilometres far from its source. Both mass flows and associated tsunamis can be triggered by volcanic landslides which is increasingly common on volcanoes with hydrothermal alteration. Hydrothermal alteration can also compromise the mechanical properties of the volcanic edifice, via dissolution and precipitation of new secondary minerals. Mapping hydrothermal alteration and mineralogy is a key information to assess volcanic hazards and formulate mitigation strategies. 


This project utilizes lab-based and airborne hyperspectral remote sensing to characterise surface alteration on Whaakari/White Island and Tuhua/Mayor Islands, offshore from New Zealand. The remote sensing data will be complemented with Digital Terrain Analysis using photogrammetry- and LiDAR-derived DTMs and microanalytical techniques, such as SEM and XRD, to fingerprint alteration mineralogy, as well as other geophysical methods (e.g. gravity and magnetic data). 


The candidate is expected to hold an MSc or BSc (Honours) degree or equivalent in Geophysics/Remote Sensing/Earth Science/ or any related fields. English language requirements are: Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or a minimum TOEFL iBT of 90 overall (minimum of 20 in writing). More information can be found at this page: 


The scholarship includes a 30,000 NZD stipend (tax-free) and covers tuition fees, insurance, and a conference/research allowance. The successful candidate will join the Volcanic Risk Solutions group within the School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University. The start date is negotiable. 


Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with Dr Gabor Kereszturi ( The position does not have a closing date; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Gabor Kereszturi 

Senior Lecturer ?C Remote Sensing and Earth Science

Rutherford Discovery Fellow ?C Royal Society Te Ap??rangi 


Volcanic Risk Solution?? School of Agriculture and Environment 

Massey University ?? Private Bag 11 222 ?? Palmerston North 4474 ?? New Zealand ?? 

P: 0800 627 739 ext. 84798?? M: +64 21 1652515 ??  ??