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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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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
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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

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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.


Faculty Position: WB Hamilton Chair in the SMU Department of Earth Sciences

Position No. 06029. The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU announces a search to fill a named tenure-track or tenured professorship (the rank is open) honoring WB Hamilton. We are seeking applicants with active research programs that are focused on nuclear test monitoring using array seismology, explosion and earthquake source studies, and/or infrasound, with experience in state-of-the art instrumentation and telemetry. The successful applicant will exhibit the ability to (1) maintain active research programs that involve national and international collaborators and to support those programs with external funds obtained from a diverse range of funding agencies, (2) oversee professional staff, and (3) mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will also have a commitment to full participation in the educational mission of the department, which is to provide professional training in the Earth sciences in a liberal arts environment. As the fourth holder of the chair, which was established in 1921, the successful candidate will extend existing departmental research strengths. These strengths include research on problems in the national interest such as natural hazards; earthquake seismology–including induced seismicity; nuclear test ban monitoring; and natural resources–including geothermal energy. The expected start date is August 1, 2018. Applications can be submitted electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/47665 Applicants should include curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. To insure full consideration applications must be received by January 15, 2018, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its decisions after the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


Dear Colleagues,

We seek 6 highly motivated PhD and postdoctoral researchers to study
Fracture activation in geo-reservoirs - physics of (induced) earthquakes in complex fault networks.

The FRAGEN project will shed light on properties and activation of fractures in geo-reservoirs, natural or man-made, using seismic data analysis and physics-based earthquake simulations on high-performance computing infrastructure.

Funded by a KAUST Competitive Research Grant, the project includes two 3-year PhD and two 2-year PostDoc positions based with Prof. P. Martin Mai at KAUST (http://ces.kaust.edu.sa), as well as one 3-year PhD and one 2-year PostDoc position joining the group of Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel at LMU Munich (www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/Members/gabriel), as well as extensive collaboration between the research groups.

The starting date is flexible with the earliest opportunity in April 2018. Evaluation of applications starts immediately until positions are filled. Successful applicants must have a recent degree in geophysics, physics, engineering, or computational sciences. Candidates should have strong analytical skills, and experience in programming, data analysis, geophysical modeling and visualization. Fluency in English is mandatory. Good interpersonal skills, willingness to work in an international team of researchers and students, and ability to present the work at international conferences are expected.

To apply, please send (as PDFs) your CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least two referees to Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de) or Prof. P. Martin Mai (martin.mai@kaust.edu.sa).

 

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Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel
Geophysics, LMU Munich, Germany

www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/Members/gabriel


Institution: University of Utah
Open Until: 2017-03-04

The University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences and the University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associates in seismology to be working on the deep mantle with a focus on ultra-low velocity zone (ULVZ) properties and their role in mantle dynamics. Funded by a joint NSF-NERC grant, a 3-year postdoc will join Professor Michael Thorne’s group at the University of Utah (http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~thorne/ ), and a 2-year postdoc will join Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer’s group at the University of Oxford ( http://seis.earth.ox.ac.uk ). The candidate hired at the University of Utah will be focused on waveform data analysis and should have a strong background in seismic waveform analysis and processing. The candidate hired at the University of Oxfordwill focus on the development and application of waveform modeling and inversion tools with a strong background in wave propagation, numerical methods!
, inverse theory, and deep-earth geophysics. The international research team is amended by Dr. Sebastian Rost, University of Leeds UK, and Prof. June Wicks, John Hopkins University Baltimore, MD. The candidate will work closely with the four investigators in the US and UK, and spend time at partner institutions.

The starting date is flexible, and can be as early as spring 2018. A PhD in geophysics, physics or a similar relevant discipline is required along with evidence of a strong collaborative spirit. The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Interviews will take place in February 2018, and a decision will be taken quickly.

Questions about the positions, the respective research groups and departments should be sent to Michael Thorne (michael.thorne@utah.edu) and Tarje Nissen-Meyer (tarje.nissen-meyer@earth.ox.ac.uk). Tarje Nissen-Meyer will be at AGU Fall Meeting and is happy to informally discuss the position during the meeting. For questions about the application procedure see below.

Applications for the Oxford post are only accepted through the official job application website (www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/research/

Details on the application procedure are found on the website, and questions about it should be directed torecruitment.support@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for the Utah post should send a short statement of research interests, a CV, and names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three referees to Michael Thorne (michael.thorne@utah.edu).


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, 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 up performance and availability of funding. The position will be available starting March 1, 2018, but a later starting date is possible.

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Matt Wei (matt-wei@uri.edu). An interview at AGU in New Orleans can be arranged.

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


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) anticipates a Seismology Research Position opening in its Nuclear Explosion Monitoring research program in the next few months (US citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance are required; position would be located at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico).

Please show this announcement to any of your colleagues who might be interested. This position is open to all levels: job level would be commensurate with experience.

AFRL is interested in an active researcher with broad interests, especially with a practical outlook and experience with numerical modeling in such fields as source physics, wave propagation and/or seismic tomography, particularly full-waveform. The job would entail significant time (40%?) on working on research directly usable at monitoring agencies such as AFTAC, significant time (40%?) working on creative research in monitoring seismology or related fields, and some time (20%?) on providing technical reviews of ongoing or potential research in the field.

If you are interested in such a position, please contact Rick Schult (frederick.schult@us.af.mil) with a resume and/or CV by 31 Jan 2018 (also cc: Ray Willemann (raymond.willemann@us.af.mil) and Eli Baker (glenn.baker.3@us.af.mil)). You can also ask Ray or Eli at AGU in New Orleans if you have any questions. Ray (raywillemann@gmail.com) can set up AGU appointments for discussions. If you prefer, you can transmit your resume/CV info through the AMRDEC SAFE drop box system (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/ , also send an email separate from the AMRDEC process).

Examples of the seismological issues of interest to AFRL can be found in the research directions described in previous Request for Information announcements (e.g., Section 3c at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=92339a101969f8d0441dd4ac1c7e25b1&tab=core&_cview=1).

Thank you,
Rick Schult, Ray Willemann, and Eli Baker
frederick.schult@us.af.mil
raymond.willemann@us.af.mil
glenn.baker.3@us.af.mil

Air Force Research Laboratory / Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research Program
AFRL/RVBYE
Kirtland AFB, NM


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From: "Zellmer, Georg" <G.F.Zellmer@massey.ac.nz>
Subject: Two PhD studentships to work on magmatic volatiles at Massey University, New Zealand, and Hokkaido University, Japan
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Dear all,

Outstanding BSc (Hons) or MSc graduates are invited to apply for PhD scholarships, funded through a Marsden grant to Prof. Georg Zellmer. One project addresses the cycle of volatiles in subduction zones through space and time, and will focus on samples from northern Japan and the western Pacific. The other pursues the development and application of the analysis of hydrogen in nominally anhydrous minerals. Successful candidates will mainly be based at Massey University, New Zealand, within the Volcanic Risk Solutions group on the Palmerston North campus. However, long-term study leave (at least one month at a time, up to one year in total) to the University of Hokkaido, Japan, will be required to do some of the analytical work with team members there.

We are looking for candidates that are capable of constructively interacting with a diverse, international group of investigators within the Volcanic Risk Solutions group at Massey University, the Isotope Imaging Laboratory and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Hokkaido, and beyond. Successful applicants will have a good numerical background and will gain proficiency in conducting microanalytical work using a range of methods, including electron and ion microbeam techniques. Previous experience with microanalysis as well as with quantitative image processing will be advantageous.

Both scholarships are for three years, and will cover Massey University fees as well as a stipend of NZ$25,000 (equivalent to about 2 million Japanese yen) per year. There is also funding for conference attendance for each student during the period of study.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, 21 December, with an anticipated start date on 1 March 2018 or shortly thereafter. Applications should be sent by email to Georg Zellmer (g.f.zellmer@massey.ac.nz) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact details of three or more professional referees. We anticipate to conduct Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates in the second week of January.

Both scholarships will be awarded on basis of merit.

Best,

Georg Zellmer


Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Open Until: 2018-01-09

Postdoctoral and Sabbatical Visiting Fellowships
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder deadline January 9, 2018

CIRES invites applicants for our 2018 Visiting Fellows Program (https://cires.colorado.edu/about/institutional-programs/visiting-fellows-program) , seeking scientists to join the thriving community of researchers in Boulder, Colorado. Sponsored by CIRES Fellows (http://cires.colorado.edu/council-of-fellows) , Visiting Fellows work with CIRES researchers on a wide range of earth and environmental science topics. We encourage applications from members of groups under-represented in the environmental sciences and related disciplines.

Two-year visiting fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers ($62,000 per year), and terms of up to 12 months (living expenses) for senior scientists on sabbatical.

Applicants should contact possible CIRES Fellow (http://cires.colorado.edu/council-of-fellows) collaborators before submitting an application.

The 2018 competition (https://cires.colorado.edu/about/institutional-programs/visiting-fellows-program) is now open; the application deadline is January 9, 2018.


Institution: Yonsei University
Open Until: 2018-04-30

The seismology and geophysics group of Yonsei University, South Korea invites applications for two or three postdoctoral research positions in the field of seismology. We welcome candidates from any fields of seismology including but not limited to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, seismic waveform inversion and shear wave splitting.

*Department/location
Department of Earth System Sciences of Yonsei University, a premier university in Korea, located in Seoul, South Korea.

*Duration
The initial appointment is for one year, which can be renewable.

*Start date
Immediately, but negotiable.

*Salary
35,000,000 - 45,000,000 KRW(about 32,470 - 41,740 USD) a year. The salary will be commensurate with his or her experience.

*How to apply
Applicants should submit a CV with research interests and the names and contact information of three referees. The application materials or inquiries should be directed to Professor Tae- Kyung Hong by E-mail.

*Application schedule
Opening Date: 2017/11/30
Closing Date: Open until filled

*Contact
Tae-Kyung Hong
Professor (Seismology/Geophysics)
E-mail: tkhong@yonsei.ac.kr
Homepage: http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr

Job information is also on http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr/job-opening.html


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From: Katie Preece <Katie.Preece@glasgow.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD studentship at SUERC
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Dear all,

I'd like to draw your attention to an exciting new PhD opportunity at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), related to palaeoclimate, geochronology, volcanoes and early humans in Armenia.

Project Title: Reconstructing the Plio-Quaternary habitats and climate extremes of prehistoric humans in Aparan, Armenia

Supervisors: Prof. Darren Mark (SUERC), Prof. Mel Leng (BGS), Dr Derek Fabel (SUERC), Dr Katie Preece (SUERC)

Application deadline: 19 January 2018

Candidate requirements: The applicant should hold a 1st class or 2:1 degree and preferably a Masters in Geology or a related discipline. They should show outstanding academic pedigree and research potential, evidenced through the publication of articles, participation in academic conferences and other similar activities. They must be willing to spend considerable amounts of time in the field and in the lab.

Further project details and how to apply: http://www.iapetus.ac.uk/iap-17-27-reconstructing-the-plio-quaternary-habitats-and-climate-extremes-of-prehistoric-humans-in-aparan-armenia/

For further information please contact Prof. Darren Mark (Darren.Mark@glasgow.ac.uk)

------------------------------------------------

Dr Katie Preece

Research Associate, Argon Isotope Facility

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC)

Scottish Enterprise Technology Park


Institution: USGS
Open Until: 2017-12-22

The USGS Earthquake Science Center is hiring a Chief Scientist for the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning (EEW) project. ShakeAlert is a system that provides alerts of impending earthquake ground shaking to end users, using data from seismic and geodetic monitoring networks along the west coast of the United States.

The ShakeAlert Chief Scientist coordinates scientific research and development related to EEW, both within the USGS and with partner universities who cooperate in the ShakeAlert project. The Chief Scientist oversees a broad range of EEW research and development activities, including seismic and geodetic source modeling, wave propagation studies, strong ground motion estimation, rapid waveform analysis, and algorithm testing and validation. The Chief Scientist conducts independent scientific research in areas of relevance to EEW, publishes results in peer-reviewed journals, and represents the USGS on scientific committees and at conferences. The Chief Scientist serves as advisor to the ShakeAlert Project Chief, Director of the Earthquake Science Center, the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, other research institutions, and review and advisory committees concerned with implementation of EEW both in the U.S. and internationally.

Applicants should have a strong record of research experience in a field relevant to earthquake early warning, including but not limited to: seismic or geodetic source modeling, wave propagation studies, strong ground motion estimation, earthquake probabilities, or rapid waveform analysis. Applicants should have excellent scientific leadership skills, preferably with leadership experience in large multi-institutional or multi-disciplinary projects. Applicants should also have good communication skills, including experience communicating with non-technical audiences.

This will be a permanent position at the GS-14 or GS-15 level, depending on qualifications and experience, with a full performance level of GS-15. The duty station may be either Menlo Park, CA or Pasadena, CA. This job is open to U.S. citizens.

Applicants must apply through USAJOBS at http://www.usajobs.gov. The vacancy announcement number is SAC-2018-0043. The application deadline is Friday, December 22, 2017, at midnight Eastern Time.

Resumes must include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes should be at least two pages, with half a page devoted to each position. (There is a template at usajobs.gov.) Transcripts (unofficial is fine) and other documentation must be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement.


Dear All,

I’d like to draw your attention to the following faculty position in Michigan State’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

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.

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


Institution: School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University
Open Until: 2018-02-28

School of earth and Space Sciences (SESS) at Peking University invites applications for the position of Boya, Boxin and Earth & Space Science postdoctoral fellowships. Around 12 positions are available in the whole school, which provides good opportunities for outstanding early-career earth scientists. Research areas within SESS encompass solid-earth geophysics, space sciences, geology, geochemistry, remote sensing, and geography information system (GIS).
Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of no less than 200,000 RMB per year with health benefits included. Details of salary depend on types of fellowships. Post-doc housing or renting compensation are provided. Research funding is provided by the mentor in SESS. Thus, contact with no less than one mentor before application is strongly encouraged. Appointments will be for two years and shall commence on or around July 2018.
Applicants should be less than 35 years old and have a Ph.D. in a relevant field within 3 years by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. A CV, list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted. For more information, please visit http://sess.pku.edu.cn/.

Please send the application related documents to: xinruwang@pku.edu.cn. Screening of materials will start in Dec 2017 and application deadline is Feb-28 2018.


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience with a concentration in Geophysics. Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming.

Financial support is available through TA and RA positions, and the Nuttli-Chan fellowship. To be considered for financial support, applications should be completed by February 1, 2018.

To apply, go to https://www.slu.edu/admission/graduate/instructions.php

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Herrmann (robert.herrmann@slu.edu), Dr. Linda Warren (linda.warren@slu.edu), or Dr. Lupei Zhu (lupei.zhu@slu.edu).


Washington University in St. Louis is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research position in seismology to analyze seismological data from projects in Antarctica, Patagonia and/or Pacific subduction zones. The focus of the position will be applying various analysis techniques to constrain the three-dimensional seismological structure of the crust and mantle using broadband seismic data. Ability to assist with fieldwork will be beneficial.
A PhD in seismology, geophysics or a related area at the time of appointment is required. The initial appointment is for one year with an option to extend to two years.

Applicants should send a current curriculum vita, publication list, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to
Dr. Douglas Wiens, email: doug@wustl.edu, phone: (314) 935-6517. The position will be available starting February 1, 2018, but flexibility for later starting dates is possible. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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From: Evgenia Ilyinskaya <E.Ilyinskaya@leeds.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD studentship in Volcanology and Air quality
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PhD position at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds open for applications.

 

Closing date 8 January 2018

 

Further details & how to apply: http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=687

 

Project title: Unseen but not unfelt: building resilience to air pollution from volcanoes

Supervisor team: Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya (University of Leeds, UK), Dr Anja Schmidt (University of Cambridge, UK), Dr Ralph Burton (National Centre for Atmospheric Science, UK), Dr Claire Witham (Met Office, UK), Dr Wilfried Strauch (INETER, Nicaragua)

Project summary:

 

The last decade has been inundated with reports of environmental disasters impacting the lives of billions of people around the world. While news coverage of floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or wildfires are always accompanied with spectacular images of destruction that emphasise the speed at which they strike, a myriad of slow and latent hazards have been left in the shadow of the public attention. One of those overshadowed and underestimated hazards is environmental pollution caused by persistent volcanic emissions (PVE). The aim of this PhD project is to increase our understanding of how PVE spreads and impacts the environment, and to optimise a forecasting model to help create a public advisory system for the local communities. The project will focus on Masaya volcano in Nicaragua and you will work in close collaboration with the Nicaraguan natural hazards observatory INETER. The project will involve fieldwork on active volcanoes.

Applicant background:

 

Natural & Physical Sciences, Computing, Maths & related degrees. The project will involve a significant amount of computing. You will learn to run numerical models on high-performance computing systems, and to analyse complex and large datasets using Python or similar high-level programing languages. You must be willing and able to do outdoor fieldwork on active volcanoes, spend time in Nicaragua, and become proficient in Spanish.

Project funding:

 

Fully funded studentship (fees + stipend) is available for UK and EU citizens. Candidates from elsewhere are also encouraged to apply but funding is not guaranteed.

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Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya

Volcanologist

School of Earth and Environment | University of Leeds |Leeds | LS2 9JT | United Kingdom


Dear Colleagues,

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for
one Ph.D. and one Postdoctoral position in seismology.
The positions are in the seismology group at DIAS that has an
active research programme in regional and global seismic imaging,
waveform and array tomography and lithospheric dynamics.
The positions are part of a large new project that will deploy
broadband,
ocean-bottom seismometers in the North Atlantic, across the vast Irish
offshore, giving the successful candidates opportunities to participate
in the deployment and retrieval cruises.

The two research projects are on waveform tomography, at the North
Atlantic to global scales. Advances in the tomography methods will be
implemented and, together with the unique new data, should enable
imaging the N Atlantic with unprecedented resolution.
Scientific targets of the research include the evolution of the
lithosphere
of the N Atlantic and its margins, the origins of the enigmatic N
Atlantic
Igneous Province volcanism, the deep structure of the Iceland Hotspot
and its effect on the evolution of the region.

Ph.D. Studentship
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Duration: 4 years
Stipend: €18,000 per year, tax free.
Start date: 1 March, 2018, or as soon as possible after that.

The new data created in this project, used together will all other
available broadband data, will improve the resolution of tomographic
imaging in the entire N Atlantic. In this PhD project, new,
state-of-the-art
models of the crust, now available for the N Atlantic and adjacent
regions,
will be incorporated into waveform tomography as prior information.
Errors in earthquake source parameters (locations, source mechanisms)
can limit the resolution of the imaging; they will be dealt with by
means
of iterative inversions for Earth structure and the source parameters.
The applications of the improved imaging methods will target discoveries
on the lithospheric structure and evolution and on the
hotspot-lithosphere
interactions, in the N Atlantic region and beyond.

Students at DIAS receive broad training in geophysics through short
courses, workshops, and attendance at international schools and major
conferences. PhD students in the seismology group have been very
successful in their research, publishing actively and winning
international
and national awards for their work.

Applicants should have excellent grades, preferably an advanced degree
(M.Sc. or equivalent), background in geophysics, physics or mathematics
and strong computing skills, including programming. To apply, please
e-mail a complete academic CV, a statement of research interests,
English
proficiency certification if applicable (DIAS requirements are the same
as those at UCD:
http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/ucdenglishlanguagerequirements/),
academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of 3 academic
referees
to Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie), with "seismology Ph.D.
position"
in the subject line. Consideration of applications will begin
immediately and
continue until the position is filled. For additional information on the
project
or on studying at DIAS please contact Sergei Lebedev
(sergei@cp.dias.ie).

Post-Doctoral position
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Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Seismology, Dublin Institute for
Advanced Studies
Duration: 3 years
Salary: €36,489 - €43,394 in the first year, depending on experience
and qualifications, with annual increments thereafter
Start date: 1 March, 2018, or as soon as possible after that.

Waveform tomography with 3D waveform sensitivity kernels and massive
datasets.

Understanding the Cenozoic evolution of the N Atlantic requires
understanding
the Iceland Hotspot’s effects on the dynamics, uplift and volcanism of
the
margins and the hotspot-ridge-lithosphere interactions. Our group's
current
waveform tomography with large datasets performs well in imaging the
lithosphere, and the new data will improve the lithospheric imaging in
the
entire N Atlantic. To understand how the hotspot affects the
lithosphere,
we also need sharper images of the deep upper mantle. For this,
improved, 3D sensitivity kernels for regional S and multiple S waves are
needed. In collaboration with Dr Tarje Nissen-Meyer and his group at
Univ. Oxford, the successful candidate will implement the computation
of the 3D kernels for body and surface waves and apply the improved
tomography methods to the latest N Atlantic and global datasets.

Qualifications: a PhD in geophysics or related field is required.
Substantial
computing and programming experience and a good command of English
are essential. Substantial research experience and proven publication
record are preferred, but recent PhDs with strong relevant expertise
will
be given full consideration. Experience in the seismic imaging of the
lithosphere or computational seismology is desirable.

To apply: e-mail a complete academic CV, including a list of
publications,
a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of
3 academic referees to Dr. Sergei Lebedev (sergei@cp.dias.ie), with
"Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Consideration of
applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information on the project, please contact Dr. Sergei
Lebedev
(sergei@cp.dias.ie). DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

We would appreciate your passing this on to anybody potentially
interested
in these opportunities.

Many thanks,

Sergei Lebedev
DIAS


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From: Matthieu KERVYN DE MEERENDRE <Matthieu.Kervyn.De.Meerendre@vub.be>
Subject: Post-Doctoral position in Environmental geochemistry of volcanic tephra
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Post-doc position on ‘Environmental impact of volcanic tephra on water and air pollution’ in the framework of the SRP project ‘Tracing and Modelling of Past & Present Global Changes’

 

We are searching for an outstanding candidate with a strong interest in geochemistry, volcanology and environmental chemistry to cover a Post-doctoral position at the Earth System Science research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (https://we.vub.ac.be/~essc/). The Post-doc position is fully funded for a period of 2 year by a VUB Strategic Research Program Grant under the leadership of Philippe Claeys. The position will be jointly supervised by a volcanologist (Prof. M. Kervyn) and environmental chemists (Prof. M. Elskens, Prof. Yue Gao).

 

Project description

 

Volcanic tephra and aerosols are significant sources of fine particles in the atmosphere through direct fallout or later remobilization. Volcanic eruption and products affect the chemistry of surface and groundwater, through various processes acting at different time scales. This project aims at characterizing the chemistry of water in highly alkaline volcanic rocks of the African Rift, with specific attention for halogens (not only fluor), alkaline and alkaline earth metals, and specific trace metals. Fine dust and ash particles in the air will also be sampled and characterized for their grain size and chemical properties. After a first characterization of the samples collected in different environmental contexts, specific sampling and data exploitation strategies (including the deployment of DGT passive samplers) will be implemented for systematic data collection, determination of concentrations and fluxes of pollutants into the environment. A significant level of freedom exists to eventually focus the research on the specific interests of the researcher. The research results will contribute to assess the potential health risk for populations living and exploiting water resources in alkaline volcanic areas.

 

Your profile

 

You are a highly motivated researcher with a PhD degree in geochemistry, environmental chemistry, volcanology or related disciplines. You have extensive experience in analytical techniques to determine the chemical properties of water or solid particles, including stable isotopes and trace metal analyses. You have a very good command of English and are able to present your research both orally and in written reports. Your track record demonstrates experience in publishing high level scientific research. You are willing to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with environmental chemists and volcanologists. You can manage projects independently, take initiatives, and meet deadlines. You have experience in field work and different sample collection techniques. You are willing to get involved in the supervision of student research projects at Master and/or PhD level.

 

Candidates who obtained their PhD outside Belgium and who have not worked for more than 2 years in Belgium are eligible for a fellowship program and will be considered in priority.

 

We offer

 

We offer a two years post-doc grant supported by a VUB Strategic Research Program. The salary will follow the scale for post-doc fellowships. The research will benefit from well-equipped analytical laboratories including Sector Field Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Fluorescence and Infra-Red Spectroscopy The field work will take place mainly in the North Tanzanian Volcanic Zone (Oldoinyo Lengai, Meru volcanoes) in collaboration with Tanzanian partners. The selected researcher will interact with, and contribute to the supervision, of several PhD students. It is expected that the selected researcher dedicates time to apply for additional funding to support extension of the project. The selected researcher would start at the latest by April 2018.

 

Application procedure

 

Please submit a detailed CV, list of publications, a motivation letter highlighting your research motivation and two reference letters to Prof. Matthieu Kervyn (makervyn@vub.be) and Prof. Marc Elskens (melskens@vub.be). Deadline for application is January 26, 2018.


Institution: KBRwyle
Open Until: 2018-01-22

Title: Experienced Software Engineer
Job Number: 1057064
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

Job description:

KBRwyle, under contract to US Geological Survey at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL), is seeking a solid software engineer that brings fresh ideas from a range of areas, including digital signal processing, systems analysis, control theory, distributed computing, networking and data storage, security, and embedded systems.

As a software engineer, you will work on
• Projects for earthquake data visualization, analysis and processing.
• Design and implementation of algorithms for scientific research.
• Tools for presentation of near real-time state of seismic stations and data quality.
• Applications to interface with station hardware.

Responsibilities
• Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
• Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.

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), 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
• Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages.
• Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, Unix/Linux environments, data visualization, distributed and parallel systems, versioning systems such as Git, object-oriented design, machine learning, networking.
• Willingness to learn new systems, technologies and geophysical science.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a team of programmers.
• Ability to communicate effectively with technical and scientists user groups.
• US Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree, further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field.
• Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, Python, JavaScript, Django web framework.
• Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.

Apply online at: https://kbrwyle.jobs/albuquerque-nm/experienced-software-engineer/83B29EAA16C9423EB191A72AD0B4B511/job/


Fully-funded PhD opportunities are available in the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Our focus is on natural hazards in Southeast Asia, and these PhD opportunities will involve aspects of regional geological research and/or modeling of geological data.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
sea-level change
coastal hazards
earthquake geology and neotectonics (with emphasis on subduction zones of Southeast Asia)

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.

We strongly encourage those interested to contact potential faculty advisors prior to applying.

For more information on this announcement of opportunity, please contact any of the following:
Professor Ben Horton: bphorton@ntu.edu.sg
Associate Professor Adam Switzer: aswitzer@ntu.edu.sg
Dr. Aron Meltzner: meltzner@ntu.edu.sg

Ben Horton and Aron Meltzner will be at AGU all week. We 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://earthobservatory.sg/research-group/sea-level-research-benjamin-horton
http://earthobservatory.sg/research-group/coastal-lab-adam-switzer
http://earthobservatory.sg/project/paleoseismology-and-paleogeodesy-sumatran-subduction-zone
http://earthobservatory.sg/project/constraining-short-%C2%AD-and-long-%C2%ADterm-tectonic-deformation-above-manila-trench-western-luzon


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From: Alex Marti <alejandro.marti@bsc.es>
Subject: PhD Automatic space-borne detection of atmospheric natural hazards (Barcelona, Spain)
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PhD opportunity (INPhINIT Program) at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center: Automatic space-borne detection of atmospheric natural hazards.

1. ABOUT INPhINIT

INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas technology, engineering, physics, mathematics, life and health sciences. INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (“Severo Ochoa" centres of excellence and "Maria de Maeztu" units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health ("Carlos III centres of excellence").


2. POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

- Research Project / Research Group Description:

 

Atmospheric dispersion of hazardous substances (e.g. volcanic eruptions, sandstorms) influences many economic markets, and poses a variety of problems to the aviation industry. For example, the presence of airborne volcanic ash at low and jet-cruise atmospheric levels compromises the safety of aircraft operations and forces re-routing of aircraft to prevent encounters with volcanic ash clouds. The forecast of these catastrophic events relies on the development, implementation and execution of computational intensive atmospheric transport models in order to simulate the dispersal of each hazardous substance.

 

In the event of an eruption, the ultimate decision to alter Air Traffic Management (ATM) or close airspace is based on ash plume forecasts, produced using volcanic ash transport and dispersion (VATD) models. Observations from automated systems employing remote sensing data, such as satellites and their sensors, are a critical tool to track and validate the dispersal of hazardous volcanic plumes. Their high spatial and temporal resolutions make them particularly suitable for near real-time model validation. However, matching satellite imagery and VATD model forecasts is not a straightforward because the satellite observations and VATD model forecasts are often not readily comparable, and require, therefore, to be applied manually.

 

The need of HPC to run VATD models in an operational way and the lack of customer-based solutions to digest and validate this data prevents the aviation industry to access to this information in suitable way to enhance their decision-making during such events. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), a world-renowned institution in the development of Computer Applications for Science and Engineering (CASE), has state-of-the-art tools for modeling volcanic ash dispersal in the atmosphere (e.g. FALL3D, NMMB-MONARCH-ASH) and assess the impact of these natural hazards (SORT-ATM) across multiple industries (e.g. aviation, engine manufactures).

 

- Job position description:

The aim of the Ph.D. candidate will be to develop satellite-supported procedures and algorithms to rapidly determine the distribution of ash in the air and compare it with the outcome of the BSC VADT model forecasts. The candidate will employ these procedures to establishing an operational validation protocol for forecast-based volcanic ash products. The protocol should:

Quantify and understand the spatial and temporal variation in the skill of volcanic ash simulations when compared to satellite observations.
Assess the behavior of data assimilation methods.
Quantify the sensitivity of forecast skill to changes in model formulation.
Collaborate with researchers in charge of the CASE Atmospheric Impact Services to develop measures for air traffic management to improve the ability to react in the case of future volcanic eruptions.
Provide credible scientific expertise to improve risk management across multiple industries following the international regulations established by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Candidates should hold a MEng or MSc degree in Remote Sensing or Aeronautics degree with focus on atmospheric sciences. A qualification equivalent to first-class honours degree is preferred. Excellent computational skills and interest in geostationary satellite information and aerospace are expected. Familiarity with atmospheric dispersion modeling and natural hazards is not necessary but will be considered an asset.

Candidates should be ready to ready to start the INPhINIT Program by September / October 2018.

 

- Contacts :

Dr. Arnau Folch (arnau.folch@bsc.es)

Dr. Alejandro Marti (alejandro.marti@bsc.es)

 

- Related links

https://www.bsc.es/research-development/research-areas/atmospheric-composition/atmospheric-impact-services

https://www.bsc.es/research-development/research-areas/atmospheric-composition/volcanic-ash

 

3. HOW TO APPLY

 

Go to the INPhINIT website (https://hosts.lacaixafellowships.org/finder?IdHost=30&txtSearch=Enter+text..&tokenize=C-30#1), select the Barcelona Supercomputing Center as a Research Center and click on “ PhD Automatic space-borne detection of atmospheric natural hazards”. Then START THE APPLICATION.

4. ABOUT THE CENTER

 

Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC-CNS (www.bsc.es)

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 460 staff from 44 countries.

 

- Computer Sciences: This is the centre’s largest department. Its mission is to research and influence the building, programming and use of the computers of the future, in close cooperation with the leading companies in the sector.

- Case: The mission of the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) Department is to develop new computational strategies to simulate complex problems capable of running efficiently on modern supercomputers.

- Earth Sciences: The aim of this department is to carry out research into modelling and understanding the behavior of the earth’s system, with a particular focus on atmospheric and climatic processes.

- Life Sciences: This department uses computational tools to understand life processes. Its research focuses on aspects of computational biology, ranging from bioinformatics for genomics to computational biochemistry.

 

Most of BSC-CNS’s research lines are developed within the framework of European programs, and the center also does basic and applied research in collaboration with leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, Repsol and Iberdrola. The quality of our investigation has been recognized twice by the Spanish government with the Severo Ochoa Excellence Center grant for cutting edge Spanish Science, and since April 2015 the Center has been awarded with the ‘HR Excellence in research’ logo from the European Commission.

 

- Address

C/ Jordi Girona 29, Nexus II, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

 

- Group Disciplines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Panel

 

 

 

Alex Martí, Ph.D.
Dpt. Computer Applications in Science and Engineering
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS)
Edificio NEXUS II, Oficina 3A


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From: "Whittington, Alan G." <whittingtona@missouri.edu>
Subject: Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri
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Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences at University of Missouri

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated Fall 2018 start. A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. Successful applicants should have a demonstrated potential to conduct independent research, and effectively teach students across the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the areas of mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, and tectonics.

The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in geochemistry and petrology, geophysics, and paleobiology. Our Department occupies a building dedicated to Geological Sciences, and houses analytical facilities [https://geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities] including a new X-ray Computed Tomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory, experimental petrology laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor

[http://murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities

[https://research.missouri.edu/about/cores].

Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S. As Missouri’s largest public research university, MU has an enrollment of 30,000 students, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University of Missouri and the Department of Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (b) a CV; (c) a statement describing research and teaching interests, and plans of how to attract students to the geological sciences, including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee (SheltonKL@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human

Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

 

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.


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From: Terry Plank <tplank@ldeo.columbia.edu>
Subject: Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science @ Lamont/Columbia
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Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in experimental laboratory approaches to understanding Earth materials and processes. We are open to a broad set of research topics relating to the application of chemical thermodynamics and reaction kinetics over a wide range of conditions, from the Earth's surface to its interior. The ideal candidate will conduct research that complements existing and strategic priorities of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and Columbia University, including but not exclusive to: carbon capture and storage and other climate solutions, magmatic and volcanic processes, hydrothermal systems, marine and environmental geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction, climate-life-solid-earth interactions, and natural resources.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a high-impact research program at LDEO, Palisades, NY, and demonstrate potential for strong teaching abilities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and of research interests, and names of at least 3 references using our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65446

Review of applications will commence on December 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, dedicated to the goal of teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

_______________________
Terry Plank, Professor,
Dept of Earth and Envir. Sci., Columbia University
Mailing Address: Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
PO Box 1000, 61 Rte 9W, Palisades, NY 10964


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From: Michael Rowe <michael.rowe@auckland.ac.nz>
Subject: PhD Opportunity in petrology- University of Auckland
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Petrology PhD Opportunity, University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Please consider applying to study as a PhD student for a newly funded project looking at water diffusion in mantle materials associated with melt channelling and veining in mantle ophiolite sections. This PhD opportunity at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will require both field work (New Zealand and USA) and extensive geochemical and petrologic work, with the applicant starting as soon as possible to make use of the southern hemisphere summer. Funding is available to cover research travel and analytical expenses. Students must apply and qualify for a University doctoral scholarship to be eligible as no student scholarship funds are associated with this grant funding.

 

Please email Michael Rowe (Michael.rowe@auckland.ac.nz) for enquiries and more information.

 

For Information on University doctoral scholarships please see: (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-types/postgraduate-scholarships/doctoral-scholarships.html) and https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/international-students/scholarships-loans-and-funding.html


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From: David Ferguson <D.J.Ferguson@leeds.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD projects at the University of Leeds
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The University of Leeds, UK, is advertising several volcanic and magmatic themed PhD projects for entry next academic year.

Position are awarded in open-competition as part of the Leeds-York NERC doctoral training partnership
http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/

Application deadline is 8th January 2018

Project titles and supervisors are listed below. For detailed project descriptions please visit http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/browse-projects/

How do magmatic mush zones deform?
Dr Susanna Ebmeier, Dr Dan Morgan and Prof Andy Hooper

Explosive basaltic volcanism in the Ethiopian rift
Dr David Ferguson, Dr Dan Morgan , Prof Gezahegn Yirgu , Dr Marie Edmonds

Understanding caldera collapse at volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands using satellite remote sensing and gravity measurements
Prof Andy Hooper, Dr Susanna Ebmeier , Dr. Marco Bagnardi

Magmatic mass transfer through deep crust: Field relationships, chemistry and rheology
Dr Sandra Piazolo, Dr. Thomas Mueller

Petrological & geochemical insights into subduction initiation- the case of Izu-Bonin-Mariana volcanic arc
Dr Ivan Savov, Dr David Ferguson

Martian volcanic systems: using surface strain indicators to investigate magmatically driven stress in the Tharsis region, Mars
Dr Emma Bramham, Dr Mark Thomas , Dr Sandra Piazolo , Prof Douglas Paton , Dr Paul Byrne

NSF is currently seeking applicants for the Directors of the Earth Science and Ocean Science Divisions. These are very influential positions that are extremely important to the future of our community. The Division Director oversees Division activities, builds partnerships with other agencies and organizations, assesses trends in geoscience research and education, and helps develop research opportunities for the community.

Please consider applying!! Closing date for applications is 1/31/2018. I served as EAR Division Director from 2008-2012 and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about this position.

Bob Detrick

____________

NSF Announcement
Carol Frost, Division Director of Earth Sciences (EAR), Rick Murray, Division Director of Ocean Sciences (OCE), and Paul Shepson, Division Director of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), are "IPA rotators," completing their appointments at NSF in calendar year 2018. We are now encouraging interested parties to apply to be their successors.

Accordingly, all three positions are currently advertised. One may apply for a permanent position, or for an IPA rotator or other temporary classification.

Please visit the following websites for details about the postings and application instructions, and feel free to share these postings with colleagues. The closing dates are staggered from January 31, 2018, for EAR to March 1, 2018, for AGS.

For EAR: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483044300?org=NSF

For OCE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483044800?org=NSF

For AGS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483046300?org=NSF


We seek a PhD student to investigate the slip behaviour at the offshore Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. The PhD project will be co-supervised by Laura Wallace at GNS Science (www.gns.cri.nz) and Martha Savage at the Institute of Geophysics, School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW; http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees).

The project is part of a multi-disciplinary, international effort to understand the physical processes leading to slow slip events and earthquakes at the Hikurangi subduction zone. The PhD project will involve work with ocean bottom pressure data, GPS-Acoustic methods, and ocean bottom seismology to understand the distribution of offshore slow slip events, interseismic locking, and the relationship of these to seismicity. The project will also provide opportunities to participate in sea-going research voyages to deploy and recover seafloor geodetic and seismological instruments.

The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology. GNS Science is New Zealand’s primary government-funded geoscience research agency.

In the most recent Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation, Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first in New Zealand for research excellence and was also ranked first in New Zealand in Earth Sciences.

The deadline for the PhD scholarship applications is 1 March 2018 in New Zealand dates (28 February in the US). The successful applicant will receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments for a term of three years. Students should have completed an MSc degree prior to commencing study. Successful applicants are expected to have strong backgrounds in geophysics, mathematics, and physics.

Full details regarding the application process are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research at http://tinyurl.com/VUW-FGR.

Students wishing to apply may also contact Laura Wallace (l.wallace@gns.cri.nz) or Martha Savage (martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz) for further information. We will be at the New Zealand Geosciences meeting in Auckland in late November and at the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans in December and if you plan to go to one of those meetings, we welcome a chance to talk to you about the project.


Martha Savage
Institute of Geophysics, SGEES
Victoria University of Wellington
Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui
Cotton 529
Box 600, Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Email: Martha.Savage@vuw.ac.nz
DDI: +64 (0)4 463-5961
Mobile: +64 (0)21-262-7516
The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated Fall 2018 start. A
Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. Successful applicants should have a
demonstrated potential to conduct independent research, and effectively teach students across the
curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We aim to recruit a faculty member with
potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the areas of mineralogy, petrology, structural
geology, and tectonics.

The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in geochemistry and petrology,
geophysics, and paleobiology. Our Department occupies a building dedicated to Geological
Sciences, and houses analytical facilities [https://geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities]
including a new X-ray Computed Tomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory,
experimental petrology laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on
campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor
[http://murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities
[https://research.missouri.edu/about/cores].

Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S. As Missouri’s largest
public research university, MU has an enrollment of 30,000 students, and is a member of the
Association of American Universities. The University of Missouri and the Department of
Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive
academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to
this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The
University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled &
Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application
to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (b) a
CV; (c) a statement describing research and teaching interests, and plans of how to attract
students to the geological sciences, including those students who traditionally have been
underrepresented. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard
copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search
Committee (SheltonKL@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human
Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To
request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at
573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration,
applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will
remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled
& Veteran Employer.

The Global Seismology group at the University of Calgary seeks graduate students who are interested in pursing degrees in geoscience at the Ph.D. and Masters levels.

Active projects within the Global Seismology group study crustal and upper mantle structures that range in scale from focused natural resource exploration to global tectonics. Students in the program will have the opportunity to undertake research projects involving a range of topics. Current projects include the evolution of the Canadian Cordillera (see http://ccarray.org for more information on this initiative), geothermal energy (see: http://www.borealisgeopower.com/canoereachsmartgnomes.html ), and monitoring CO2 sequestration sites (see: http://www.ucalgary.ca/energy/gri ). Each of these projects include field campaigns for collecting original seismic datasets as well as computationally intensive analysis of that data in the lab.

Applicants should have a degree in geophysics, geology, physics, math, computer science, or a related field and experience programming.
See http://geoscience.ucalgary.ca/ for general information about the department and http://geoscience.ucalgary.ca/graduate/prospective_students/admission_requirements.

The applications deadline for Fall 2018 is January 15, 2018.

Contact Dr. Hersh Gilbert ( hersh.gilbert@ucalgary.ca ) with questions about the program.

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Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science
in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia
University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position with expertise in experimental laboratory approaches to
understanding Earth materials and processes. We are open to a broad set
of research topics relating to the application of chemical
thermodynamics and reaction kinetics over a wide range of conditions,
from the Earth's surface to its interior. The ideal candidate will
conduct research that complements existing and strategic priorities of
the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth
Observatory, and Columbia University, including but not exclusive to:
carbon capture and storage and other climate solutions, magmatic and
volcanic processes, hydrothermal systems, marine and environmental
geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction, climate-life-solid-earth
interactions, and natural resources.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a high-impact research
program at LDEO, Palisades, NY, and demonstrate potential for strong
teaching abilities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants
should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and of research
interests, and names of at least 3 references using our online site:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65446
Review of applications will commence on December 18, 2017 and continue
until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer,
dedicated to the goal of teaching and working in a diverse environment.
We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented
minorities.

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_______________________
Terry Plank, Professor,
Dept of Earth and Envir. Sci., Columbia University
Mailing Address: Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
PO Box 1000, 61 Rte 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
tplank@ldeo.columbia.edu * 845-365-8410 (phone) * 845-365-8155 (FAX)
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~tplank/Plank-2015/Welcome.html


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From: Brittany Brand <brittanybrand@boisestate.edu>
Subject: PhD Opportunity at Boise State University - Earthquake Attitudes and Preparedness
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We seek a Ph.D. student for a new project titled: Assessing the influence of cultural variables, perceptions, and earthquake hazard information on household emergency preparedness

The project involves assessing the influence of different communication strategies on earthquake preparedness behavior for the Portland (Oregon) Metropolitan Area Latino population. The research will include quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (focus groups and intervention training) methods to assess the population's current earthquake knowledge, risk perception, and attitudes toward preparedness, including the influence of past media publications and recent events (i.e., recent devastating earthquakes elsewhere). We will also explore the influence of education strategies such as paper pamphlets, an interactive website, and in-person intervention training on changing preparedness behavior. All materials and intervention will be delivered in Spanish.

The Ph.D. student will be offered three years of funding including a stipend, tuition, and health insurance. The student will be advised by Geoscientist Dr. Brittany Brand (Boise State University), and co-advised by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Alexa Dietrich (Wagner College) and behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Lindell (University of Washington).

Interested candidates should apply to the Boise State University Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ph.D. program, specifically mentioning the above project and Dr. Brittany Brand as the research advisor.

Requirements:
The student will be conducting and analyzing interviews and survey responses with the Latino population; fluency in Spanish is essential.
Background in social science and qualitative research (preferably Anthropology, Human Geography, or Human ecology)
Statistical analysis training
Interest in human behavior related to culture and environmental hazards
Strong technical communication skills (written and oral)

Strongly Recommended:
M.S. degree in Cultural Anthropology, Human Geography, Human Ecology, Sociology, or similar)
Training and experience using GIS
Previous experience (volunteer or research) with Spanish-speaking populations
Research published in a peer-reviewed journal

Research abstract published and presented at a professional meeting

Please contact Dr. Brittany Brand if you have questions. brittanybrand@boisestate.edu


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From: "Hassard, Stacey K" <yanagawask@cofc.edu>

Subject: Position open to send out

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology at College of Charleston (SC)

https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6782

The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences (http://geology.cofc.edu) is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geology. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences with research and teaching interests in geology. The department is seeking a field-oriented geoscientist who has a proven record of success teaching introductory geology courses. Viable candidates will show evidence of ability to strengthen our research programs and show strong evidence of creating cross-disciplinary links. Areas of particular interest are earth and energy resources and geobiology. Viable candidates will have expertise using laboratory and field methodologies in teaching and research. Applicants who clearly show a strong aptitude in at least one of the Geology major core areas (mineralogy/petrology, structural geology, paleobiology) will be given preference. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and seek external funds to support their research activities. A Ph.D. is required by 15 August 2018.

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 120 undergraduate majors and offers a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. The Department also provides some of courses in the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental Studies and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics. Opportunities are available with well-established faculty research programs including: coastal processes, environmental geology, paleobiology, geospatial sciences, hydrology, geochemistry, marine geology, natural hazards, seismology, and tectonics. There is also a vibrant set of collaborative opportunities with organizations in the Charleston-region.

Qualified applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, 4) a description of their research background and future plans as envisioned for the position, and 5) contact information of three professional referees. Letters may be requested later. Materials should be provided electronically through http://jobs.cofc.edu by 5 January 2018. Projected start for the successful applicant is 15 August 2018. Any questions should be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy Callahan (843-953-5589), callahant@cofc.edu.

Thank you,

Stacey

Stacey Hassard | Office Manager

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
College of Charleston | Charleston, SC 29424


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From: Simon Carn <scarn@mtu.edu>
Subject: PhD studentship in volcano remote sensing at Michigan Technological University
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PhD studentship in volcano remote sensing at Michigan Technological University

Applications are invited for a NASA-funded PhD studentship in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences (GMES) at Michigan Technological University. The student will be trained to use a suite of NASA satellite observations to detect and quantify volcanic emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other trace gases, to advance understanding of volcanic processes and the atmospheric, environmental and health impacts of volcanic degassing. A major focus of the project will be to update and extend recently developed ‘top-down’ volcanic SO2 emissions inventories (e.g., https://www.nature.com/articles/srep44095) using new satellite observations, and conduct scientific analysis and validation of the emissions data.

The project will involve close collaboration with scientists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, USA. Up to three years of PhD student support is available; PhD students are encouraged to apply for other fellowships and small grants to supplement their funding.

We are interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in either geosciences or atmospheric sciences. Students already holding a MS degree are preferred. Prior experience with computer programming (e.g., IDL, Matlab, Python) and satellite data processing are highly advantageous. Interested candidates should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Simon Carn (scarn@mtu.edu).

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, USA on the southern shore of Lake Superior, the largest and most pristine of the Great Lakes. The region boasts excellent skiing, cycling, kayaking and wilderness activities, and the cost of living is low. The GMES department hosts one of the largest graduate volcanology programs in the US. PhD programs are offered in Geology, Geological Engineering, and Atmospheric Sciences. Interested candidates can learn more about department programs, courses, and research at www.mtu.edu/geo.


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From: "Malservisi, Rocco" <rocco@usf.edu>
Subject: Position in Geography GIS-Natural Hazards at University of South Florida
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Dear all,

University of South Florida has just opened a search for an Assistant Professor of Geography with main focus on GIS. Although the search is very open we are particularly interested in a candidate that is working on Natural Hazards and related human and society impact.

Sincerely,

Rocco Malservisi

 

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of GIScience with an emphasis on spatial analysis, statistics, and/or modelling. The successful candidate could have any research specialty, though preference may be given to candidates with strengths in natural hazards, environmental health, medical geography, biogeography, and/or transportation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in GIS and geography. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in geography, environmental science, and geology, including GIScience, natural hazards, water, quantitative literacy, and scientific computing. PhD in Geography or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begin on December 15, 2017. Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/ and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Joni Downs (downs@usf.edu).

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/ Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mandy Stuck at (813/974-2236), a minimum of five working days in advance.

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Rocco Malservisi
Associate Professor of Lithospheric Dynamics and Geodesy

University of South Florida
School of Geosciences
4202 E. Fowler Ave, NES107
Tampa, FL, 33620
USA


Institution: University of Strasbourg
Open Until: 2018-07-01

The Seismology team at University of Strasbourg (France) is seeking a
postdoctoral researcher in the field of seismic tomography. The
project aims at providing high-resolution images of the 3D structure
of the Alpine orogenic system using cutting edge joint inversion
techniques.

A PhD in Geophysics and experience with seismic tomography and
analysis of seismological data are required. The successful candidate
will be expected to apply novel approaches to jointly analyze newly
obtained data recorded as part of the European AlpArray project
(http://www.alparray.ethz.ch) and composed of body-waves, surface wave
dispersion and receiver functions. Specifically, we intend to apply a
Backus-Gilbert inversion scheme recently developed in our group
(Zaroli, 2016; Zaroli et al., 2017), which provides an entirely new
way to deal with the estimation and appraisal of tomographic models.
Funding is guaranteed for 1 year as of September 2018, with a
possibility of continuation for a second year.

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
c.zaroli@unistra.fr, zigone@unistra.fr and
zacharie.duputel@unistra.fr. Review of materials will begin
immediately.


Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Open Until: 2018-01-15

We are excited to announce 2018 Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Research in Earth Sciences (ARiES)/Applied Machine Learning Summer School. The theme topic for this year is “Machine Learning for Geosciences.” We are currently accepting applications. Successful applicants will receive prestigious research fellowship, hands-on technical training experiences and professional development from internationally renowned geophysics, space and computational scientists.

For more information about our summer school, project and mentor information, please visit our summer school website at http://aml.lanl.gov. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017 for full consideration.

Diane, Reid and Youzuo
ARiES/AML 2018 Co-Organizers


The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund
invite applications for up to two Fellowships to be held in Departments
in the School of the Physical Sciences (SPS) at the University of
Cambridge from 1 October 2018 (or otherwise by negotiation). Fellowships
are available for two-three years and provide an opportunity for
independent research, although the holders will usually work in close
collaboration with established research groups in one of the Departments
in the School. Fellows will receive an annual research allowance of up
to £15,000, in addition to the advertised stipend, and must pursue their
research on a full-time basis in Cambridge.

We welcome applications from researchers in the broad fields of either
geophysics or biophysics.

In accordance with Dr Smith's will, candidature is limited to candidates
who have obtained their PhD degree, or equivalent, within the last three
years at any university but normally excluding Cambridge and Harvard.
Fellowships can only be offered to those with less than three years of
postdoctoral experience by the time the award is taken up.

All applications, including required documents and references must be
submitted online through the University's recruitment system. Only
applications which include ALL of the following will be considered:
1. Department support letter: Each candidate is required to submit a
letter from a SPS Department in Cambridge outlining their willingness to
host and support the candidate's research during the Fellowship.
Candidates are advised to contact the relevant Department and/or PI(s)
directly prior to submission.
2. Research project summary: One page summary of proposed project,
including the name of the SPS Department which you hope to join.
3. Research project description: A detailed description (maximum 4
pages) of the proposed project. You should consult the relevant
Department and/or other resources to ensure that your proposal is
appropriately related to the group which you hope to join.
4. Curriculum vitae: Maximum 3 pages, outlining academic career,
qualifications with full list of publications to date; Please include
hyperlinks of 3 best publications (not full copies).
5. References: 3 completed references will be required by 12 January
2018. Please ensure that selected referees are fully contactable
throughout the process. Upon submission of your application, referees
will be directly contacted to request that they upload a reference for
you on the University's online recruitment system.

Information about the School of Physical Sciences and its Departments
can be found on the School's website:
https://www.physsci.cam.ac.uk/departments. Information about the
Department of Earth Sciences can be found on our
websitehttp://www.esc.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for a maximum of 3
years.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15316. You will need to click on the
'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web
Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before
completing the online application form.

For discipline-related queries, please contact the relevant Head of
Department or PI directly. Other enquiries can be directed to Dr Andy
Buckley

Please quote reference LB13613 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

The University is committed to equality and diversity and holds an
institutional Athena-SWAN silver award. Some of the family-friendly
policies operated by the University are summarised 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.


Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Geophysics (particularly those with interests in volcanology) are encouraged to apply to the doctoral program at Drexel University's Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science. (http://drexel.edu/bees). Interested applicants should contact Dr. Amanda Lough (acl93@drexel.edu) for more information about projects and support.

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PhD student fellowships in seismology are available in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St Louis. Research topics include earth structure beneath ice sheets and relationship to ice dynamics, cryoseismicity, and the structure and seismicity of Pacific subduction zones. Students would likely participate in fieldwork, including funded projects in Antarctica and Southern Patagonia. Graduate program information and admission details can be found at: https://eps.wustl.edu/graduate, with online applications forms at https://www.applyweb.com/wustl/index.ftl. Interested students should contact Prof. Doug Wiens (doug@wustl.edu) for more information. Please include your CV and research interests.

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From: Michael Cassidy <michael.cassidy@earth.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD opportunity in Volcanology/petrology
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Dear all,

We are now inviting applications for a funded volcanology PhD project starting in Autumn 2018 based at the University of Oxford entitled: “What controlled the explosivity and sulfur release of the largest recent explosive eruption on Earth?”.

The project is fully-funded for EU and UK students. Overseas students are welcome to apply, but will need to have arranged funding from other sources.

Deadline for the application is 19th January.

The project description, along with details about how to apply can be found here: https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/teaching/graduates/dphil-projects-2018/

Kind regards,

Mike Cassidy

NERC Independent Research Fellow


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From: "Jessica Johnson (ENV)" <jessica.johnson@uea.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD Opportunities at the University of East Anglia
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Dear colleagues,

I draw your attention to several new interdisciplinary PhD opportunities spanning volcanology, geophysics, geomorphology, maths and computer science at the University of East Anglia:

Geophysical modelling of fluid movement at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (HERD_UENV18EE)

Smart and rugged – developing a unique geophysical monitoring station for extreme environments that identifies important data (JOHNSONUENV18NEX)

Rock and Roll: Passive and automated sensing of fluvial sediment and wood transport (BENNETTUENV18NEX)

Can you move a Thousand-ton Boulder with Water? (Cooker_UMTH18EE)

All project descriptions and contact details can be found on FindAPhD and Jobs.ac.uk. The application deadlines are in January and the projects will start in October 2018 on an annual stipend of £14,553. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a stipend.

 

Kind regards,

Dr. Jessica Johnson
Lecturer in Geophysics
School of Environmental Sciences


The University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences and the University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associates in seismology to be working on the deep mantle with a focus on ultra-low velocity zone (ULVZ) properties and their role in mantle dynamics. Funded by a joint NSF-NERC grant, a 3-year postdoc will join Professor Michael Thorne’s group at the University of Utah (http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~thorne/ ), and a 2-year postdoc will join Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer’s group at the University of Oxford ( http://seis.earth.ox.ac.uk ). The candidate hired will focus on the development and application of waveform modeling and inversion tools with a strong background in wave propagation, numerical methods, inverse theory, and deep-earth geophysics (for more information see attached job description). The international research team is amended by Dr. Sebastian Rost, University of Leeds UK, and Prof. June Wicks, John Hopkins University Baltimore, MD. The candidate will work closely with the four investigators in the US and UK, and spend time at partner institutions.

The starting date is flexible, and can be as early as spring 2018. A PhD in geophysics, physics or a similar relevant discipline is required along with evidence of a strong collaborative spirit. The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Interviews will take place in February 2018, and a decision will be taken quickly.

Questions about the positions, the respective research groups and departments should be sent to Michael Thorne (michael.thorne@utah.edu) and Tarje Nissen-Meyer (tarje.nissen-meyer@earth.ox.ac.uk). Tarje Nissen-Meyer will be at AGU Fall Meeting and is happy to informally discuss the position during the meeting. For questions about the application procedure see below.

Applications for the Oxford post are only accepted through the official job application website (www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/research/

Details on the application procedure are found on the website, and questions about it should be directed to recruitment.support@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Applicants for the Utah post should send a short statement of research interests, a CV, and names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three referees to Michael Thorne (michael.thorne@utah.edu).


Graduate Research Opportunities at Purdue

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University is looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated graduate students for a variety of research projects in Geology and Geophysics, and Planetary, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences. As a multidisciplinary department within the College of Science, EAPS draws students from a variety of STEM backgrounds. We offer 4 years of guaranteed financial support and a variety of fellowships. Students with demonstrated academic and research excellence are invited to explore funded graduate opportunities at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/gradresearch. Come see our booth (905) at AGU.

--
Lucy Flesch, Professor
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone: (765) 494-0263


Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Geophysics (particularly those with interests in volcanology) are encouraged to apply to the doctoral program at Drexel University's Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science. (http://drexel.edu/bees). Interested applicants should contact Dr. Amanda Lough (acl93@drexel.edu) for more information about projects and support.

Amanda Lough
Assistant Professor
Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science
Drexel University
PISB 314
3245 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-895-6456
Email: acl93@drexel.edu


Dear colleagues,

I draw your attention to several new interdisciplinary PhD opportunities spanning geophysics, geomorphology, maths and computer science at the University of East Anglia:

Geophysical modelling of fluid movement at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (HERD_UENV18EE)

Smart and rugged – developing a unique geophysical monitoring station for extreme environments that identifies important data (JOHNSONUENV18NEX)

Rock and Roll: Passive and automated sensing of fluvial sediment and wood transport (BENNETTUENV18NEX)

Can you move a Thousand-ton Boulder with Water? (Cooker_UMTH18EE)

All project descriptions and contact details can be found on FindAPhD and Jobs.ac.uk. The application deadlines are in January and the projects will start in October 2018 on an annual stipend of £14,553. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a stipend.

Kind regards,

Dr. Jessica Johnson
Lecturer in Geophysics
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 593086
Email: jessica.johnson@uea.ac.uk


Institution: Harvard University
Open Until: 2018-01-17

Two postdoctoral opportunities at Harvard University.

1) The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE, http://environment.harvard.edu ) is accepting applications to the HUCE postdoctoral fellowship (http://environment.harvard.edu/environmental-fellows-program). The scope of the 2-year fellowship is to promote research advances addressing environmental issues. The HUCE fellow join will join a class of 6. The fellowship provides a generous stipend ($66,000) and annual research and travel allowance ($2,500). The deadline to apply is January 17th, 2018. Applicants who are interested in exploring the interplay between hydrology (surface and ground water) and seismology (structural imaging or source processes) using theoretical, numerical, or observational approaches are encouraged to apply and to contact Marine Denolle (mdenolle@fas.harvard.edu)

2) The Harvard Earthquake Seismology group is opening a postdoctoral position in the broad fields of seismology, hydrogeology, and solid-fluid geomechanics to address the temporal and spatial evolution of seismic hazards in urban sedimentary basins. We particularly welcome applicants who take either or both theoretical, numerical and/or observational approaches. Submit a CV, list of relevant publications, a statement of research interests (1 or 2 pages) to Marine Denolle (mdenolle@fas.harvard.edu ). Applications will be reviewed starting January 15th, 2018 and will remain open until position will be filled.

Harvard 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Potential Fields Geophysicist - The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in potential fields geophysics. This position will begin August 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates who specialize in potential fields (gravity, magnetics, electricity, and/or electromagnetism), including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation, with research interests in near-surface, environmental, hydrologic, exploration, and solid-earth geophysics are invited to apply. It is expected that this position will enhance UA research focused on water, energy, and the environment with an emphasis on hydrogeology, petroleum systems, and/or tectonics. Candidates must have a strong record of research and teaching, and they must have received a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a related field by the time of their appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to attract and advise high-quality graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty and introductory geology. The department has a broad range of geophysical and computational facilities, in addition to University-shared facilities. Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities can be found at http://www.geo.ua.edu.
Questions should be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus (fandrus@ua.edu). Applicants should go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to electronically apply for this position. When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and a list with the contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.


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From: Margherita Polacci <margherita.polacci@manchester.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD in Planetary Volcanology at the University of Manchester
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Dear all,

If you are interested in Planets and Volcanology, there is a fantastic opportunity to apply for a PhD project on the Volatile History of the Moon at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Manchester, UK. The PhD studentship is funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, and the successful candidate will start in Sept 2018. All details can be found at the following link:

http://www.sees.manchester.ac.uk/media/eps/schoolofearthandenvironmentalsciences/researchtopics/stfc/Volatile-history-of-the-Moon.pdf

The deadline for applications is January 18th 2018 at 5 pm, and interviews will be held at the University of Manchester on 23rd February 2018.
Our studentships are available to UK nationals and other EU nationals who have resided in the UK for three years prior to commencing the studentship. If you meet these criteria, funding will be provided for tuition fees and stipend. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Overseas students may be able to join the programme but will need to have arranged funding from other sources.

For enquiries please email me at margherita.polacci@manchester.ac.uk

All the best,

Dr. Margherita Polacci
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Manchester
Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Room 2.52


Tenure-track faculty position
Assistant Professor, Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics
University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a tenure-track position in shallow environmental/engineering geophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a concentration in shallow characterization (e.g., potential fields, seismic, etc.) and/or modeling relevant to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to environmental applications that would connect geophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, hydrological, and biological observations. We seek candidates whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas: solid Earth and environmental geophysics, Earth system geochemistry, tectonics and sedimentation, geospatial research, professional and entrepreneurial geoscience, and science learning and education. The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes. Applicants must demonstrate both a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The Department includes a vibrant group of 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and offers a B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, and a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply. A track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding is preferred. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom will also be a consideration. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.

To Apply: Applications must submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests, (4) a description of teaching interests, (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and (6) complete contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2018. Please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Marianne Karplus (mkarplus@utep.edu) for questions and additional information.

To view full ad and apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.


Dear all,

Applications for PhD projects are now open for 2018 entry at Cardiff University through the GW4+ Doctoral Training Programme. Please find via the link below a list of all available projects and I would very much appreciate it if you could send this around to students who may be interested:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/nerc-gw4-doctoral-training-partnership-phd-projects-in-the-school-of-earth-and-ocean-sciences

I would like to draw your attention to 2 particular projects with geophysical themes, the first looking at mantle processes:

* Source or Sink? Seismic observations of mass and water transport to and from the Mantle Transition Zone. Supervised by Dr. David Thompson (Cardiff), Prof. Huw Davies (Cardiff), Dr. James Wookey (Bristol)

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/project/source-or-sink-seismic-observations-of-mass-and-water-transport-to-and-from-the-mantle-transition-zone

The second is CASE-funded through English Heritage and will investigate the vulnerability of the rocky coast at one of the U.K.’s most historic sites (Tintagel Castle, Cornwall):

* Rocky coast geomorphology: the key to unlocking our archaeological heritage. Supervised by Dr. Claire Earlie (Cardiff), Dr. Matthew Eyre (Exeter), Dr. David Thompson (Cardiff), Dr. Robin Shail (Exeter).

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/project/rocky-coast-geomorphology-the-key-to-unlocking-our-archaeological-heritage

Any students interested in these projects can contact myself (thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk) or Claire Earlie (earliec@cardiff.ac.uk) for further information. Please note that the deadline for applications is 7th January 2018.

Many thanks,

David Thompson.

 

Dr. David Thompson
Lecturer in Geodynamics (Seismology)
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University
Main Building, Room 2.36C
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
UK

tel: +44 (0)29 208 74283
web: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/474203-
email: thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr. David Thompson
Ddarlithydd
Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Mor
Prifysgol Caerdydd
Prif Adeilad, Ystafell 2.36C
Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
DU

ffôn: +44 (0)29 208 74283
gwefan: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/474203-
e-bost: thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk


Two fully funded PhD studentships are now available at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, at the University of Nottingham. The details of the two projects, and the eligibility criteria, are available through these two links:

PhD Studentship: AMSCI funded project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: Multi-Constellation, Multi Frequency GNSS Advanced RAIM: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG1148

PhD Studentship: AMSCI funded project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: GNSS Signal Authentication: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG1147

We welcome applications to the two positions.

Terry


Professor Terry Moore
Director

Nottingham Geospatial Institute
Faculty of Engineering
University of Nottingham
Nottingham Geospatial Building
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU

Please see below details of an advertised geophysics PhD project at the University of Southampton on Using cluster analysis to quantify earthquake patterns in space and time globally.

http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs/project/using-cluster-analysis-quantify-earthquake-patterns-space-and-time-globally

Derek Keir
Associate Professor in Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton
Southampton SO14 3ZH
England
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Room 786/12
t: +44 (0) 23 8059 6614

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/about/staff/dk1d10.page


The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol seeks applicants for a Lab and Field Manager position in Geophysics. This is a new position that has been recently re-advertised at a higher grade (salary).

The post is a permanent position and ideal for someone who has a PhD in Geophysics, but is perhaps less interested in teaching and writing proposals. The person will be involved in research, undergraduate, and postgraduate projects, and fieldwork. They will become an integral member of the Geophysics group.

Please find the link to the job description below. Feel free to contact myself or Stuart Bellamy (stuart.bellamy@bristol.ac.uk) if you would like more information.
https://tinyurl.com/ybvxzn9b

Regards,
Mike Kendall


Applications for PhD projects are now open for 2018 entry at Cardiff University through the GW4+ Doctoral Training Programme. Please find via the link below a list of all available projects and I would very much appreciate it if you could send this around to students who may be interested:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/nerc-gw4-doctoral-training-partnership-phd-projects-in-the-school-of-earth-and-ocean-sciences

I would like to draw your attention to 2 particular projects with geophysical themes, the first looking at mantle processes:

* Source or Sink? Seismic observations of mass and water transport to and from the Mantle Transition Zone. Supervised by Dr. David Thompson (Cardiff), Prof. Huw Davies (Cardiff), Dr. James Wookey (Bristol)

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/project/source-or-sink-seismic-observations-of-mass-and-water-transport-to-and-from-the-mantle-transition-zone

The second is CASE-funded through English Heritage and will investigate the vulnerability of the rocky coast at one of the U.K.’s most historic sites (Tintagel Castle, Cornwall):

* Rocky coast geomorphology: the key to unlocking our archaeological heritage. Supervised by Dr. Claire Earlie (Cardiff), Dr. Matthew Eyre (Exeter), Dr. David Thompson (Cardiff), Dr. Robin Shail (Exeter).

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/project/rocky-coast-geomorphology-the-key-to-unlocking-our-archaeological-heritage

Any students interested in these projects can contact myself (thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk) or Claire Earlie (earliec@cardiff.ac.uk) for further information. Please note that the deadline for applications is 7th January 2018.

Many thanks,

David Thompson.

 

Dr. David Thompson
Lecturer in Geodynamics (Seismology)
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University
Main Building, Room 2.36C
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
UK

tel: +44 (0)29 208 74283
web: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/474203-
email: thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr. David Thompson
Ddarlithydd
Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Mor
Prifysgol Caerdydd
Prif Adeilad, Ystafell 2.36C
Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
DU

ffôn: +44 (0)29 208 74283
gwefan: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/474203-
e-bost: thompsond10@cardiff.ac.uk


The Department of Marine Geosciences (MGS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami (UM), seeks outstanding candidates for tenure track positions at either the assistant or associate professor level. We are seeking to hire into two areas, as follows.

First, geodesy, geodynamics and geophysics. We are interested in candidates accomplished (1) in measuring or modelling of sea level changes, a field of direct relevance to Miami, or (2) in the wide field of active geological processes and hazards. Teaching ability in numerical modelling methods, hydrogeology, petrology or structural geology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate is encouraged to interact with the Geodesy and Seismology group and/or the Center of Computational Sciences. We encourage applications from candidates using NASA’s forthcoming Earth Observation missions (including cryosphere).

For the second position we seek a candidate researching the geological evolution of the global carbon cycle and past climate. Central to this discipline is analysis of the interaction between the carbon cycle and other critical elemental systems, such as sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen, and key nutrients. Teaching ability in the themes of Earth materials, environmental geochemistry, and geobiology will be viewed favorably. The University of Miami offers a unique tropical location and the opportunity to integrate biological and physical oceanographic expertise into process-oriented geological research through collaboration with faculty in the Departments of Marine Biology and Ecology and Ocean Sciences. The successful candidate is encouraged to interact with current faculty in the Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, a center with a long tradition of excellence in research and training in carbonate sedimentology which hosts a vibrant student population.

Candidates for these positions will be expected to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs, supervise students, and participate in the teaching mission of the Department and the School at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Questions should be directed to Sam Purkis, Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences (spurkis@rsmas.miami.edu) and applications should be made to the Chair of the Search Committee, Guoqing Lin (glin@rsmas.miami.edu). When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and a list with the contact information for at least three references.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. The positions will remain open until filled.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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Guoqing Lin
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Geosciences
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149

Email: glin@miami.edu
Office: (305) 421-4150
Lab: (305) 421-4314
Fax: (305) 421-4632
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Institution: University of Michigan
Open Until: 2018-02-01

We invite applications for a postdoc scholar position in computational seismology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The postdoc will work on developing 3D dynamic rupture models of megathrust earthquake scenarios in the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and predicting the potential ground motions in the Pacific Northwest. The goal is to construct realistic earthquake scenarios based on the most up-to-date knowledge of CSZ fault properties and to advance the understanding of the damaging potential of CSZ earthquakes. The position is part of a collaborative NSF project with Harvard University and University of Oregon. The appointment will be for one year and renewable for a second year by mutual agreement.

Candidates need to complete a PhD degree by the time of appointment. Research experiences in 3D dynamic rupture modeling are preferred. We also seek applications that demonstrate enthusiasm for understanding earthquake source dynamics, good communication skills, and record of high-quality research contributions.

Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive fullest consideration, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a list of publications and names of three potential referees, by email to Dr. Yihe Huang (yiheh@umich.edu).

 

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