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if anyone of you is aware of a suitable candidate for a PhD studentship in geodynamics at UCL (London), please let me know, or point the candidate in this direction:

http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/geoscience/ucl20031.html

or this one:

http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~ballmerm/Sites/Ballmer__PhD-projects__UCL.pdf

As usual, a MSc in a related field, enthusiasm for the Earth and Planetary Sciences, as well as good skills/interest/talent in mathematics/physics and programming are required. More details can be found under the links above, or appended below. 

One caveat involves that the full tuition can only be covered for candidates with EU/UK passports. Salary will be at the relevant RCUK rate (i.e., usual salary for London PhD students).

Hope all is well for everybody these days.

Cheers, 
    Maxim

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Maxim D. Ballmer
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Asst. Professor @ Univ. College London, Dept. Earth Sciences
office:  KLB 341, Gower Place, WC1E 6BT London
Visiting Scientist @ Inst. Geophysics, ETH Zurich
office:  NO H 9.3, 5, CH-8092 Zurich
http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~ballmerm/index.html

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Numerical modeling of Earth (and planetary) mantle dynamics, evolution and compositional structure
The Dept. of Earth Sciences at UCL can offer one PhD studentship in the field of geodynamics. The start date is not fixed, but the preferred start date will be in autumn 2020. There is some freedom in the choice of research topics, but the main theme should overlap with the research interests of the main advisor, Dr. Maxim Ballmer (also see his website http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~ballmerm/index.html). Three example projects are explained in detail below, but Maxim’s research interests also involve, e.g., the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets (e.g. Mars, Moon, Exoplanets), and Earth’s asthenospheric dynamics (and its geophysical signals). Maxim is particularly keen to quantitatively compare geodynamic model predictions with geophysical and geochemical data. In any project, including the three examples below, there will be at least one co-advisor from UCL, and potentially several collaborators UK- and worldwide.
The project is fully funded for UK/EU applicants for three years at the normal RCUK rate (£17,428 in 2020/21). Tuition will be covered for at least three years (for UK/EU applicants). Applicants require to have (by the time of starting) a Masters level degree (either undergraduate or postgraduate) in Geology, Geophysics, Physics, or a closely related field and an enthusiasm to work in computational geophysics. Good programming skills in Matlab/Python/C/Fortran or a similar language, as well as familiarity with LINUX operating systems, are highly beneficial.
Contact:  Dr. Maxim Ballmer, m.ballmer <at> ucl.ac.uk

The seismic signals of the heterogeneous Earth mantle
Geophysical imaging of the Earth’s deep interior, and hence our understanding of present-day mantle structure and long-term evolution, is subject to fundamental limitations. For example, the deep mantle is interrogated by Earthquake-generated sound waves through seismic tomography, but the true resolution of any releated tomography model is limited to 10s-100s km. On the other hand, geochemical data has little-to-no spatial resolution power. Based on such limited information, the mantle has been suggested to be anything between a rather well-mixed “marble cake” of recycled mafic (basaltic) and ultramafic (harzburgitic) heterogeneities, or a poorly-mixed “plum pudding” with prevalent blobs of ancient material [Ballmer et al., 2015, 2017]. Within uncertainties in terms of mantle material properties and initial condition, both these scenarios are viable and can be reproduced by numerical models of mantle convection.
In this project, we will quantitatively test the predictions of such godynamic models by comparison with seismic data. While comparison of geodynamic model predictions with seismic tomography models is performed routinely (but subject to intrinsic limitations), we will focus on direct comparison with data. This approach will involve forward-modeling of a huge dataset of synthetic waveforms [Nissen-Meyer et al., 2014], and application of a machine-learning technique (to be newly developed) in order to compare these synthetic waveforms with real seismograms. Such an integrated geodynamic-seismological effort will serve to quantify, and potentially distinguish, the geophysical signals of the marble-cake vs. plum-pudding mantles.
Material cycles through the Earth's mantle set up life-sustainable conditions on the surface. Geophysical imaging of the mantle and geodynamic modeling provide two avenues to study mantle structure and evolution, and thus to better understand planetary habitability in general. This project aims to quantitatively integrate these two complementary approaches.

citations: doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1500815, doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2898, doi.org/10.5194/se-5-425-2014
Potential collaborators: Ana Ferreira, CSML, John Brodholt (UCL), Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Univ. Oxford), Paula Koelemeijer (RHUL), Paul Tackley (ETH)

The initial condition for the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets 
Early in their history, terrestrial planets evolve through stages of large-scale melting, or magma oceans, due to the energy release during accretion and differentiation. Any magma ocean is thought to become progressively enriched in FeO and incompatible elements during fractional crystallization. The resulting upwards enrichment of the cumulate (=crystal) package(s) drives gravitational over-turn(s) of the incipiently solid mantle, and ultimately stabilizes a FeO-enriched molten layer at the core-mantle boundary (CMB), or “basal magma ocean” (BMO). The BMO itself will freeze by fractional crystallization, ultimately stabilizing a thick FeO-enriched layer at the CMB. Such a layer, however, would be too dense to be entrained by mantle convection, a scenario that is ruled out by geophysical observations, at least for Earth.
In this project, we will investigate the consequences of a previously neglected mechanism, BMO reactive crystallization, on long-term planetary evolution. Reaction is driven by chemical disequilibrium between the mantle and BMO. The related BMO reactive cumulates should range from Mg-enriched bridgmanite (MgSiO3) to FeO-enriched pyrolite, but the detailed compositions will be calculated using available thermodynamic models. The long-term thermochemical evolution of the mantle (e.g., fate of the cumulate package) will be addressed by geodynamic modeling. The predicted thermochemical mantle structures will be compared to lower-mantle seismic signature of Earth, using available constraints for physical properties of mantle materials at high pressure-temperature conditions. Finally, results will be applied to terrestrial planets in general. Such an effort is expected to yield systematic relationships between planet mass/composition, deep-mantle structure and long-term thermal evolution.
On Earth, long-term material cycles through the mantle set up life-sustainable conditions at the surface. This cycling is controlled by the initial condition after planetary accretion and differentiation. Indeed, studying mantle evolution is key to understand the conditions for habitability, and gauge the potential for extraterrestrial life in our galaxy.

citations: doi.org/10.1002/2017GC006917, doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2898, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116160
Potential collaborators: Ana Ferreira, John Brodholt, Dave Dobson, Andy Thomson (UCL); Oliver Shorttle (Cambridge); John Hernlund, Christine Hernlund (ELSI, Tokyo Tech); Kei Hirose (ELSI, Tokyo Tech; Univ. Tokyo); Razvan Caracas (ENS Lyon)

The dynamics of mantle plumes, and their geophysical and geochemical expressions
While magmatic activity along plate boundaries is well explained by plate-tectonic theory, the expressions of intraplate volcanism may inform about deep-mantle processes. Mantle upwellings, or “plumes”, are thought to sustain major intraplate volcanism at oceanic hotspots, but the explicit upwelling dynamics as well as the chemistry of materials carried that are by plumes remain poorly understood. For example, a range of plume parameters can account for geophysical observations such as hotspot swell geometry or distribution of volcanism [Ballmer et al., 2011, 2013].
In this project, we will explore the dynamics of plumes as a function of the composition and properties of these materials using 3D numerical models of mantle convection. Model predictions in terms of the geophysical expression of plumes (seismic tomography, dynamic topography, …) and geochemical signatures of ocean-island basalts (major-element and trace-element signatures) will be compared to observations such as for the Hawaiian Islands or Iceland hotspots. Incorporation of multiple datasets, including those from geochemistry, is critical to put constraints on plume upwelling dynamics [e.g., Ballmer et al., 2011]. Such an integrated approach will exploit the coupled controls of plume composition on both upwelling dynamics and lava chemistry, and hence provide new quantitative constraints on the structure of mantle plumes, and thus on the make-up of the plume-source region near the core-mantle boundary [Weis et al., 2011].
While volcanism along plate boundaries reflects surficial tectonic processes, the study of intraplate volcanism helps to understand mantle structure, composition and evolution. Mantle plumes feed intraplate hotspots, transporting heat and volatiles from the deep mantle. Indeed, long-term material cycles through the Earth's mantle stabilize life-sustainable conditions at the surface.

citations: doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1187, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.022, doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1328
Potential collaborators: Ana Ferreira, John Brodholt, Dave Dobson, Andy Thomson (UCL); Kate Rychert (Univ. Southampton); Lara Kalnins (Univ. Edinburgh); Oliver Shorttle (Cambridge); Mark Hoggard (Harvard); Antonio M.-C. Cordoba (ETH)


We have a bumper year of fully-funded PhD opportunities relevant to CO2 storage and geoenergy and beyond - all within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. As an engineering department, we can fall off the radar for prospective geo-applicants, so please promote amongst your network and to excellent students.

The project titles and lead/co-supervisors are listed below. Application deadlines vary depending on the funding source: some are end-March (i.e. soon!) and some are end-May.

For full project descriptions, including information about eligibility (most projects are limited to UK or EU candidates only) and how to apply, see our PhD Opportunities webpage: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/postgraduateresearchopportunities/?subject=Civil%20and%20environmental%20engineering

* *Pulsed fluid pumping for remediation of leakage from geological storage *(Lead: Dr Jen Roberts. Co: Dr Gareth Johnson, Dr Katriona Edlmann, Prof Chris McDermott)
* *Understanding micro-mechanisms of CO_2 capillary breakthrough and localized pathways to assess caprock CO_2 leakage hazard* (Lead: Dr Matteo Pedrotti. Co: Prof Alessandro Tarantino). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)
* *Quick Clays for Improved Well Integrity and Sealing* (Lead: Dr Matteo Pedrotti, Co: Prof Rebecca Lunn). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)
* *Exploiting thermally and microbially induced carbonate precipitation to improve reservoir storage integrity*(Lead: Dr Kate Dobson. Co: Dr James Minto, Prof Vernon Phoenix). For a project summary (PDF), see here <https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AEA1Si9GvAIvnyU&cid=20A3A165D06C5FE5&id=20A3A165D06C5FE5%21556918&parId=20A3A165D06C5FE5%21556844&o=OneUp>. This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)
* *From fines migration to filter cake formation and back again: using state-of-the-art in situ observation to understand pore scale processes*(Lead: Dr Kate Dobson. Co: Prof Chris Greenwell, Dr Grainne El Mountassir) For a project summary (PDF) see here <https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AEA1Si9GvAIvnyU&cid=20A3A165D06C5FE5&id=20A3A165D06C5FE5%21556918&parId=20A3A165D06C5FE5%21556844&o=OneUp>.
* *Modelling uncertainties in fracture models: From micro to field scale* (Lead: Dr Jen Roberts. Co: Dr James Minto, Dr Gareth Johnson, Prof Zoe Shipton, Billy Andrews). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)
* *Understanding Hydrate Formation in Porous Rock for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Applications* (Lead: Dr Andrea Hamilton. Co: Dr Karen Johnston, Prof Jan Sefcik)
* *Characterisation of background seismicity in the UK: putting induced seismicity into perspective* (Dr Stella Pytharouli, Prof Rebecca Lunn). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)
* *Developing a constitutive model for rock fracture under hydraulic fatigue loading through XCT experiments* (Dr Shangtong Yang)
* *Earthquake-proofing of a new well stimulation technology* (Lead: Dr Stella Pytharouli, Co: Dr Ryan Pollyae)
* *Machine Learning-Based Control of Pressure Waves in Subsurface Engineering* (Prof. Jonathan Corney, Dr Bill Dempster)
* *Restoring Life and Function to Oil-Impacted and Remediated Soils* (Lead: Dr Christine Switzer. Co: Dr Charles Knapp, Dr Andrea Hamilton). This PhD is part of the GeoNetZero CDT (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/)

Thank you -

Jen

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Dr Jen Roberts

Lecturer - Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy

MRes Director Civil & Env Engineering

GEMaP CDT Co-Director

Civil & Env Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Tel: 0141 5483170; Twitter: @the_JenRoberts


Please see below a Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the newly established *Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project *hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.

Attached is further information about the PDF position.

Inquiries about the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Vicki Remenda (vicki.remenda@queensu.ca <mailto:vicki.remenda@queensu.ca>) or Prof. Alexander Braun (braun@queensu.ca <mailto:braun@queensu.ca>).

Best regards,
Chris


The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Labs is seeking a dedicated and hardworking Geophysicist, Seismologist, or Acoustic Seismologist with interest and experience in seismic field campaign proposals, planning, design, execution and analysis. The selected candidate will be supporting a wide variety of national-security projects. Examples are border security/surveillance, ground-based nuclear explosion monitoring and treaty verification, fossil energy upstream oil & gas, waste disposal monitoring, climate change, and site geologic characterization. We seek individuals with experience in geophysical methods of both passive- and active-source seismology.

The posting closes April 1, 2020

Go to http://www.sandia.gov/careers/ and select “View All Jobs” and search for posting number 671470

Cheers,
Kyle

Kyle Jones
Sandia National Labs
Manager, Geophysics
FE Upstream Oil & Gas
Office: 505-844-5145
Cell: 505-273-1106
krjones@sandia.gov


A research position in geothermal modeling is available in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning in summer 2020. The position is a full-time, 2-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation for a third year, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The successful applicant will perform numerical simulations of spatial distribution and temporal evolution of stress in a geothermal system as part of the WHOLESCALE project. As described by Feigl et al. [2020], this project aims to develop a methodology that will incorporate and interpret data from four methods of measurement into a multi-physics model that couples thermal, hydrological, and mechanical (T-H-M) processes over spatial scales ranging from the diameter of a borehole (~0.1 m) to the extent of the entire field (~10 km) and temporal scales ranging from the duration of a micro-seismic event (~1 second) to the typical lifetime of a producing field (3 decades). The WHOLESCALE team currently includes a dozen scientists and engineers in a partnership that includes two universities, two federally-funded R&D centers, and a leading provider of alternative and renewable energy technology.
The expected starting salary is in the range $50,000 to $55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is most appropriate for candidates not more than 5 years past the Ph.D. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements is necessary at the time of appointment.
The starting date for the position is somewhat flexible, but preferably before September 2020. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, a sample of computer code, possible start date, and the names (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references via email to feigl@wisc.edu with the subject "WHOLESCALE post-doc" before April 15th, 2020.
Feigl, K. L., E. C. Reinisch, S. A. Batzli, H. Sone, M. A. Cardiff, J. C. Hampton, N. E. Lord, C. H. Thurber, H. F. Wang, and C. Sherman (2020), Spatio–Temporal Analysis of Deformation at San Emidio Geothermal Field, Nevada, USA between 1992 and 2010. https://pangea.stanford.edu/ERE/db/GeoConf/papers/SGW/2020/Feigl.pdf

Kurt Feigl
Professor
Department of Geoscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1215 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI
53706 USA

http://geoscience.wisc.edu/feigl


Institution: University Of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2020-03-26

The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) is looking for a Field Technician. This position will help with the continuous operation and maintenance of seismic and infrasound monitoring stations in support of Nuclear treaty monitoring and the newly formed Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). This position will be part of a world class team, and travel to Antarctica, remote Pacific islands, and many other locations to support the program.

The WATC (https://watc.alaska.edu/) was created to recognize the accomplishments and growing stature of nuclear treaty monitoring support programs at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. WATC is an externally funded organization and critical component of the growing GDNP UARC, which was established for research, development, testing, evaluation, and use of scientific and technological capabilities to better sense, locate, characterize, and assess the threat potential of nuclear activities globally. WATC operates and maintains more than twenty infrasound and seismic arrays and stations worldwide, providing real-time data that are used for monitoring nuclear proliferation, volcanic eruptions, and earthquake activity.

The ideal WATC field technician will work closely with WATC engineers, scientists, and staff to ensure real-time delivery of high-quality data produced at seismic and infrasound stations around the world. The field technician will work closely with the WATC operations team to continually look for technical improvements to systems with the intent of increasing station reliability, uptime, and data quality. They will also work closely with external professionals across the US government, national labs, and other academic research institutions to not only push operational capacity forward, but identify and address technical improvements. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, enjoy an exciting and nimble operational environment, and be self-motivated to advance our field operations.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of field-based research and field support.
Knowledge of infrasound and seismic sensor operations.
Ability to develop engineering solutions to infrasound and seismic problems and implement them in the field or in a laboratory.
Ability to communicate program data and results effectively to managerial, technical and non-scientific personnel.
Ability to manipulate data and produce charts and graphs to display trends in data and/or stations performance.
Ability to work in remote locations, sometimes in extreme conditions, without direct supervision. Ability to perform scheduled and preventative maintenance on the UAF IMS arrays. This involves travel to Antarctica, remote Pacific islands, several locations within the contiguous US, and Alaska.
Ability to interpret data results for reporting to relevant funding agencies and partners. Familiarity with basic physical principles and advanced knowledge of engineering and electronic principles.
Knowledge of data collection procedures, data entry procedures, and computerized spreadsheets and databases.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences in electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering, and/or a closely related field. Four years of experience in infrasound, seismic or equivalent field-based research, sensor maintenance and operation, and scientific field work. As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Application Process:
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please submit your application no later than 3/25/2020 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The review of this posting will start on 3/26/2020. This posting will be closed once it is filled.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498.
Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Term Position:
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Tobacco-Free Workplace

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.


Institution: Peking University
Open Until: 2020-04-14

We are inviting applications for the Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Earth and Space Sciences (SESS) at Peking University. Applicants with an interest in rock magnetism, palaeomagnetism and numerical modelling thereof are particularly encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is for a period of 2 years and includes a salary of 185,000 RMB/year, plus free accommodation (1 bedroom apartment) or a generous housing subsidy, plus medical and social insurance, which allows a high standard of living in Beijing.

Applicants below the age of 35 who obtained there PhDs within the last 3 years are eligible to apply. The extended deadline is 14th April. Details of the programme can be found on https://postdocs.pku.edu.cn/tzgg/109252.htm

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Scholarships for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MSc at Peking University are also available. The Chinese Scholarship Council is providing scholarships for a period of 4 years (PhD) or 3 years (MSc) that include a stipend for living expenses, plus free accommodation (1 single room) in Peking University's apartment complex "Zhongguanxinyuan Global Village" right next to campus, plus medical insurance.

The application deadline for PhD/MSc scholarships is 20th March. Details of the programme can be found on http://www.campuschina.org/content/details3_74779.html
General information about studying at Peking University can be found here http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/HOME.htm

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Please contact me, Thomas Berndt (tberndt@pku.edu.cn), for more information, discussion of possible research projects, etc; or Liao Chang (liao.chang@pku.edu.cn) or Baochun Huang (bchuang@pku.edu.cn).


The following opportunity would suit geophysicists with coding and modelling skills who are interested in working on something a bit different:
BGeoSys (Biogeochemistry and Modeling of the Earth System, http://biogeomod.ulb.be/) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles is inviting applications for a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to work in the FNRS funded project “FIESTA: Full Benthic Impact of Hydrate Dissociation”. The position will focus on developing and applying a novel thermo-hydro-microbiogeochemical reaction-transport CH4 hydrate model in close collaboration with project partners at the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton, UK, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in Oslo, Norway as well as UCLA, US. It will include a research stay at the National Oceanography Centre, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and a research visit to UCLA and thus ample networking opportunities within the interdisciplinary network of project partners.
Project Background
Modern observations and geological records suggest that hydrates could be destabilised by anthropogenic ocean warming, leading to methane (CH4) release and global environmental impacts. However, the existence of such a positive feedback loop has recently been questioned. Efficient CH4 sinks likely mitigate the impact of gas hydrate-derived CH4 emissions on global climate. In particular, the benthic CH4 sink - the complex interplay of multiphase methane transport and microbial oxidation processes - acts as an efficient biofilter that can completely consume hydrate-derived CH4 fluxes before they reach the seafloor - let alone the atmosphere. Yet, the efficiency of this microbial filter is highly variable (0-100%). In addition, under certain circumstances, the benthic CH4 sink also supports an enhanced benthic alkalinity fluxes with important, yet largely overlooked implications for ocean pH and CO2 emissions. Therefore, the full environmental impact of hydrate-derived CH4 release to the ocean-atmosphere system, as well as its feedbacks on global biogeochemical cycles and climate, still remains poorly quantified.
 
The Position:
The overall goal of FIESTA is to improve radically our quantitative understanding of the benthic CH4 sink and benthic carbon cycle-climate feedbacks in response to methane gas hydrate dissociation caused by temperature and sea-level perturbations on decadal to millennial timescales. FIESTA will thus help assess, for the first time, the environmental impact of submarine CH4 hydrate dissociation. Because the interdisciplinary (including microbial dynamics) modeling tools required to address this timely objective do not currently exist, the PDRA will develop and benchmark a new, fully coupled thermo-hydro-microbiogeochemical reaction-transport CH4 hydrate model ; 2) test the ability of the code to reconstruct the benthic CH4 sink and its environmental impact during Quaternary warming-induced CH4 release in the Santa Barbara Basin ; 3) apply the new model to predict the benthic CH4 sink and its environmental impact off during current and projected warming-induced CH4 release off Svalbard.
She/he will be required to closely collaborate with the project partners in the UK, Norway and US and will undertake research visits to Norway, the UK and the US. In addition, the successful candidate will have opportunities to present the research at project meetings and international conferences.
 
Your Profile
The candidate will have a PhD in geosciences, climate science, environmental sciences, oceanography, marine sciences, physics (or related fields). He/she will have strong numerical skills and extensive experience in numerical modelling, and will be author of publications in top-ranked international journals. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, experience in working as part of a research project, and proven ability to work independently with the ability to take the initiative, develop research methodologies and methods of data analysis. Eligible applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months during the 3 years preceding the appointment.
Applications should be sent by email to sarndt@ulb.ac.be no later than 30 March 2020 and should include:
• a cover letter
• a CV, including a list of publications
• contact details of two referees
The selection process will start in the first week of April. Please note that we aim to fill the position before June 2020, but the position will remain open till filled.
The net amount of the fellowship will be ~€ 2421/month (minimum, exact salary depends on experience). Further benefits are:
• EU Citizens and citizens from countries that have a bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
• Non-EU Citizens from countries that have no bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, maternity leave and child benefit.
• Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
• Tax exemption.
• Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
• On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, childcare, holiday camps for children, etc.
For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Sandra Arndt (sarndt@ulb.ac.be)


Dear all,


Please see below a Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the newly established Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 

The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.

Attached is further information about the PDF position.

Inquiries about the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Vicki Remenda (vicki.remenda@queensu.ca) or Prof. Alexander Braun (braun@queensu.ca).

Best regards,
Chris

Institution: IRIS PASSCAL/New Mexico Tech
Open Until: 2020-08-31

JOB DUTIES:
Develop and maintain software that is used on or to facilitate seismological experiments. IRIS PASSCAL software includes tools to: interface with seismic data loggers, test equipment, convert between data formats, analyze state-of-health information, manage inventory and maintenance, and schedule equipment. The software engineer will also be responsible for providing user support to both PASSCAL staff and the IRIS community. The software engineer will have opportunities to conduct training and do seismological fieldwork.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required area of study, Science or Engineering. C Programming required. Demonstrated programming ability required. Understanding of Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, and Data Structures required. Working knowledge of Python required. Working knowledge of object oriented programming required. Participated in Source Code and Design Reviews desired. Familiar with UI Toolkits and Frameworks desired. Experience with Revision Control Systems e.g Git desired. Experience with unit testing desired. Experience with continuous integration desired. Familiar with Software Packing and Distribution desired. Seismological or Geophysical Field Experience desired.

APPLY TO:
Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL Software Engineer, c/o Human Resources, Brown Hall Box 030, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 .

or email application and include job title as subject line to: nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu


Institution: KBR
Open Until: 2020-06-01

Title: Seismic Field Technician
Job Number: R2010513
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

Job description:

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

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

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

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

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

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

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

 

 

About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

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

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

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

Apply online at:
https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/KBR_Careers/job/Albuquerque-NM/Seismic-Field-Technician_R2010513

Please pass the information of our current advertisement of 8 PhD and 3 Postdoc positions on to any good candidates who might be interested in joining our new research consortium VeWA (‘Past warm periods as natural analogues of our 'high CO2' climate future’), funded in Frankfurt till 2023 by the LOEWE-program here in Hessen.
Details on VeWA can be found on https://www.vewa-project.de/
and the advertisements on Earthworks on http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/allfrankfurt.html
Deadline: 9 March 2020 (mostly)
Many thanks for your help
Best regards
Wolfgang
Wolfgang Müller
Professor of Geology and Palaeoenvironmental Research
Institute of Geosciences

Co-Director Frankfurt Isotope and Element Research Center (FIERCE)

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt  |  Campus Riedberg
Altenhöferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main  |  GERMANY

Telefon +49 (0)69  798 40291
E-Mail: w.muller@em.uni-frankfurt.de
www: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/49540288/Homepage-Mueller
https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/48936053/How_to_get_to_the__Institut_f%C3%BCr_Geowissenschaften
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2. Dear All,
The Stephen Mills Postgraduate Studentships
The Department of Earth Sciences, is pleased to announce two (2) MSc by Research awards intended to benefit students undertaking research in the Earth or Natural Sciences. These awards are kindly funded by a bequest from Stephen Mills an alumnus of the department. These two awards will provide for UK/EU tuition fees only (£4,327) and one of the awards is for Durham alumni only.
Please do contact potential supervisors about  proposed research projects (www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/postgraduate/research/)  before submitting an application. All applications must be submitted using the University's on-line application form that can be found at https://studyatdurham.microsoftcrmportals.com/
Application deadline is Thursday 2 April by 17.00 (GMT).
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me (Stuart.jones@durham.ac.uk) or Louise Bowron  (earthsci.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk)
Best wishes,
Stuart.
Dr Stuart Jones FGS CGeol FHEA

I would like to share this opportunity for a 3-year postdoctoral position in atomic-scale simulation in planetary cores: 

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

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

The closing date for applications is 1st April 2020.

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

Best wishes,

Andrew

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

Post-doctoral researcher position at the Jackson School of Geosciences on Integrative Analysis of Plate-Tectonic System Evolution (PLATES-4D)

The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a creative and enterprising postdoctoral scholar to engage with researchers and faculty across the JSG on a topic that furthers our understanding of Earth as a system. A particular focus of interest is the co-evolution of the surface (e.g., biodiversity, climate, surface processes) and the deep (e.g., plate boundary evolution, mantle convection, geodynamo) as seen in the horizontal and vertical motions of lithospheric plates through time.
JSG has expertise in a number of related disciplines and has long supported related projects such as PLATES at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, a JSG research unit. Building on these strengths, we have now embarked on a new PLATES-4D initiative to develop better plate tectonic reconstructions, and embed them in a 4-D model of planetary evolution, in a manner consistent with the approach spelled out in the JSG strategic plan. We seek to appoint a post-doctoral scholar to complement our expertise and engage with and advance these endeavors.
Topics of collaborative study could include, but are not limited to:

•           Modeling of volatile transport and paleo-climate on regional scales;
•           Exploration of links between tectonics, topography, climate, and biodiversity;
•           Application of Bayesian uncertainty quantification, machine learning, and data assimilation to improve and automate plate reconstructions;
•           Study of the deformation history of continents, including the evolution of topography and sea level;
•           Incorporation of mantle dynamics in plate tectonic reconstructions, and validation with geological and geophysical constraints.

We are interested in arriving at a better understanding of general, global processes but also have specific regional interests in natural laboratories, including the Caribbean and northern South America.
We seek candidates from across the earth sciences, but a background in the integration of geological and geophysical constraints for plate reconstructions, and/or exosphere or deep earth system evolution models is a distinct advantage. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.
The appointment is initially for one year, with possible extension to two years after a successful first-year evaluation. Salary is $60,000 per year and appointees are eligible for group health insurance.
All application documents should be sent to PostDocJSG@jsg.utexas.edu. Application review will commence on April 1, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
The application package should include:

•           A document outlining past achievements and general research interests (one page);
•           A two-year research proposal including a short section describing how the project connects multiple research scientists and/or faculty from more than one JSG unit (one page; information about research activities can be found on our JSG web site , and the applicant is encouraged to reach out to possible JSG mentors);
•           A CV including a list of publications; and
•           A list with the names of three potential referees.

For questions about this position, please contact Thorsten Becker at twb@ig.utexas.edu
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Thorsten W. Becker - UTIG & DGS, JSG, UT Austin

Boston University is creating something entirely new. The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is a truly interdisciplinary academic unit free from the limits of traditional academic structure. It has no schools, no departments, no divisions. It includes and transcends all disciplines, just as its emerging field now does.

This new Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, which includes Earth Science, is currently hiring at all ranks.

Consideration and review of applications will be on a rolling basis. Qualified faculty candidates are invited to apply at the BU CDS Faculty Application Portal.
BU 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
More information in available at:

https://www.bu.edu/cds-faculty/faculty-positions-available/

Assistant or Associate Professor, Geologist
https://montanatechuniversity.applytojob.com/apply/JJJfAai8eH/BPPF-Assistant-Or-Associate-Professor-Geologist
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Applications received by March 23, 2020 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
DUTIES:
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) seeks a broadly-trained mapping geologist with expertise in Quaternary geology, neotectonics, or geologic hazards. Geologists with the desire and ability to conduct field-based surficial geologic mapping and with an interest in geologic hazard investigations within a seismically active region are encouraged to apply. Depending on qualifications, the individual will be hired as either an Assistant or Associate Geologist. Primary duties will be geologic mapping in collaboration with other geologists, interpretation of geologic data, and the timely publication of results. The successful candidate will also participate in applied geology projects conducted by the MBMG, working alone or as part of a team, to investigate geologic hazards, hydrogeology, or other related topics. Additional duties will include writing proposals, helping develop a geologic hazards program, and presenting research results at scientific meetings. Applicant must be able to work independently, often in remote areas, walk long distances over rough terrain, and carry loads up to 50 lbs. The position is based in Butte, Montana.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
?          Master’s degree in the Earth Sciences or closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, OR a Doctoral degree in Earth Sciences or closely related field for BPPF Assistant Professor. Master’s degree in the Earth Sciences or closely related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, OR a Doctoral degree in Earth Sciences or closely related field and five (5) years of relevant experience for a BPPF Associate Professor.
?          Demonstrated geologic mapping experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS:
?          Working knowledge of field instrumentation and procedures related to mapping large areas of complex geologic terrain.
?          Excellent written and verbal skills as demonstrated by some combination of papers, reports, maps, publications, and/or abstracts of presentations.
?          Experience using GIS and familiarity with creation and management of GIS databases.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
?          Expertise in Quaternary Geology, with an emphasis on neotectonics.
?          Experience mapping glaciated terrains.
?          Experience mapping landslides.
?          Experience assessing seismic or other geologic hazards.
?          Experience with surface exposure dating (e.g., cosmogenic radionuclide dating, OSL dating).
?          Experience with paleoseismic investigations.
?          Familiarity with remote sensing techniques (e.g., LiDAR, InSAR).
?          Knowledge of Montana, Basin and Range, or Cordilleran geology and tectonics.
?          Experience working with the public.
?          Demonstrated success at writing grant proposals and obtaining external funding.
For full consideration application materials must be complete.  
Please include: 
•           Cover letter addressing qualifications,
•           Resume
•           Contact information for 3 professional references. 
Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 
Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.  To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu.  You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.
To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu
Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

 

Michael Stickney, Director
Earthquake Studies Office
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana Technological University
1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701

(406) 496-4332  Voice
(406) 496-4451  Fax
mstickney@mtech.edu
https://www.mbmg.mtech.edu/research/equake/studies.asp

 

Prof. Thorsten W. Becker
Shell Foundation Distinguished Chair in Geophysics
Institute for Geophysics and Department of Geological Sciences

Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Computational Geoscientist at UTIG - UT Austin

The Institute of Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, seeks to hire a Computational Geoscientist. She/he will provide technical leadership and expertise to develop, optimize, and deploy software and workflows that enable new Earth and planetary science research utilizing high performance computing, visualization, and big data approaches.

Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to work with a number of computationally oriented researchers and their graduate students at UTIG. She/he is to lead and assist in a range of computational tasks. These could include
•           adaptation of existing codes as well as new algorithm and software development for multi-scale, multi-physics problems,
•           implementation and deployment of software, optimization of software for high-performance, massively parallel computing platforms,
•           optimization of workflows including high throughp ut data processing, development of platforms to analyze large model outputs, construction of adjoint models, as well as other computational and data science tasks.
The successful candidate will have the scientific and interpersonal skills to interface with diverse and heterogeneous teams of scientists as well as to work independently. She/he has to be self-motivated and is encouraged to bring in their personal scientific interests and expertise into collaborative projects.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Earth or computational sciences, applied math, engineering, physics, or a related field; experience working in a computational research position; proficiency in at least one common programming language, such as Python, C/C++, or F90; ability to work independently under established deadlines and as part of a team; strong interpersonal communications skills; ability to travel to partner and collaborator institutions, relevant conferences, etc. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Earth or computational sciences, applied math, engineering, physics, or a related field; Peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated research experience in the Earth and planetary sciences (e.g., climate dynamics, geodynamics, seismology and exploration geophysics, or dynamo studies); and proficiency in more than one programming language.

Salary Range
$50,000 and above, depending on qualifications

How to apply
Applications must include:
•           Resume/CV
•           Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
•           Letter of interest
Visit this job’s posting on the university’s job board to apply. Contact Thorsten Becker at twb@ig.utexas.edu with any questions. 

Institution: Inst. of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
Open Until: 2020-03-17

Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates several field observation networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Current research at IES includes observational and computational seismology, isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry, active tectonics and geohazards, orogenic processes and crustal evolution, and geodynamics and physical properties of deep Earth. We invite outstanding candidates who will strengthen and complement the research fields at IES to apply for the tenure-track faculty position at the assistant research fellow level or above. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in paleomagnetism and seismology to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and an excellen!
t record of independent research. Interested applicants please send a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, three or more names of references (with affiliation and contact information), and a research plan to shewen@gate.sinica.edu.tw. Review of the applications will begin on June 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw.

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW/RESEARCH FELLOW (SEISMOLOGIST) (REF: 162/25/16 I L1)

The UWI Seismic Research Centre

Deadline Date: Sunday, March 08, 2020
View Further Particulars Document

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should possess a PhD in a relevant aspect of Seismology or Geophysics.

Candidates must also have experience in:

The application of seismic and other techniques for monitoring active volcanoes
A leadership role and supervision of postgraduate students in related disciplines

Candidates with the following will have an advantage:

Postgraduate degree (e.g. MPhil) or equivalent in Seismology/Geophysics
Observatory-type experience working with tectonic and/or volcanic seismicity in a regional setting
Practical experience with Python, Earthworm, Seisan and Seiscomp
Experience in the operation of modern telemetered digital seismograph networks for the detection and assessment of regional earthquakes

A BSc in Earth Science or Geophysics will be considered an asset.

Special Responsibilities

Working with a team of technicians, earth scientists and engineers to provide real-time earthquake and volcanic surveillance in the Eastern Caribbean
Developing a research program, in collaboration with other staff members
Maintaining the regional, instrumental, earthquake catalogue ensuring its completeness going forward and backward in time
Interpreting seismic data and reporting to the SRC Director regularly
Playing a lead role in the operations, maintenance and further development of seismological data acquisition and processing tools
Working with other regional risk reduction stakeholders to strengthen capacity building for the production and application of earthquake and volcanic hazard/risk assessment tools in a more consistent manner

 

Personal Attributes

The Centre places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

Be competent in interpreting and manipulating earthquake data, in all its forms
Be competent in computer programming and software used in seismology
Be able to communicate science to non-scientists, with diplomacy and sensitivity, across the entire social spectrum and to government officials
Have knowledge of computer programming and software development which would be highly beneficial
Have demonstrable presentation and communication skills, particularly conveying complex ideas to a range of audiences
Be in possession of valid driver’s permit, or willing to acquire one rapidly

 

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu/ in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

There is a Tenure Track position in Crustal Tectonics available within the Department of Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

More information about the position and application details can be found at:
https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/assistant-professor-tenure-track-in-crustal-tectonics/k97z53

The application deadline is the 11th of March 2020.

Please feel free to forward this email to any potentially interested candidates.

Best wishes,

Fraukje Brouwer

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Associate Professor of Metamorphic Petrology | Director BSc Earth Sciences

Geology & Geochemistry cluster | Department of Earth Sciences | Faculty of Science | VU Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085 | 1081 HV Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Phone +31-20-598 7335 | Fax +31-20-646 2457
https://science.vu.nl/en/research/earth-sciences/research/cluster-geology-and-geochemistry
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Cascadia2020 Project - Opportunity for Students and Postdocs

We hope to recruit field helpers to put 700 small temporary seismometers in the Oregon and southern Washington Coast Ranges this summer. We would install the instruments at the end of May and recover them at the end of June and the second week of July.

The Cascadia2020 (https://blogs.uoregon.edu/cascadia2020/) project aims to create a model of the subsurface to better understand seismic hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The seismometers would record continuously, providing records of ground motion from earthquakes, background noise, and any other signals that occur during the deployment period. We also hope to coordinate with other researchers to record offshore signals generated by a research ship. Offshore signals would be detected onshore only by very sensitive seismometers, and would not be felt by humans or animals or damage natural or man-made structures. Computer processing of the seismic signals would allow us to generate an image of the subsurface geology to a depth of ~40 km (25 miles) using mathematical techniques similar to those used in medical imaging.

Qualifications

We are looking for about 17 participants across these levels: high school, community college, undergrad, grad and postdoc applicants. There is a need for both experienced and inexperienced field hands; each team will include at least one experienced field hand. We hope to receive applications from students representing the full spectrum of society including students with lived experiences such as veterans, non-traditional students as well as those disabilities that do not limit work in the field.

Seismic bootcamp

The primary deployment push will be preceded by a “seismic bootcamp” which will include discussions of regional tectonics, general seismology, and data processing as well as detailed instructions on how to interpret road logs and practice installing seismic stations. Students will be provided with brochures and training on effective methods for presenting the project to the public. The boot camp will also include a discussion of potential follow up student research projects using the data we acquire.

Applications are now being accepted until March 8, 2020. For more information and to apply online, please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/call-cascadia-2020/. Questions should be directed to Emilie Hooft (emilie@uoregon.edu)

 

 

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Emilie Hooft
Associate Professor 
Dept. Earth Sciences
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
emilie@uoregon.edu
tel: 541-346-1455
fax: 541-346-4692
main office tel: 541-346-4573
http://blogs.uoregon.edu/emiliehooft
http://geophysics.uoregon.edu

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