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The Computational Seismology Group at ETH Zürich is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on Salvus, an open-source framework for full-waveform modeling and inversion (http://salvus.io). The position is full-time (100 %) for a duration of 24 months, with possibility for extension. Earliest starting date is 1 June 2017.

Background:

Salvus is a modular open-source code package for large-scale waveform modelling and inversion built on the basis of modern programming principles. This project will enable Salvus to (1) harness large homogeneous and various heterogeneous HPC architectures that are available today, (2) easily adapt to future architectures, requiring minimal code modifications, and (3) execute continuous unit-, integration- and performance-tests.

The project is intended to position Salvus as a top wavefield modelling and inversion package in the exascale era. To ensure performance of Salvus on today's and tomorrow's supercomputing platforms, work will focus on cross-architecture developments, code and I/O optimisation, and systematic testing and validation. This will be complemented by actions to increase and broaden the usability and impact of Salvus. They include workflow developments, the implementation of frequency-domain solvers, and extensions of the physics that can be modelled.

The successful candidate will be embedded into the team of Salvus developers and users covering a wide range of fields, including Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, Seismology, Exploration and Environmental Geophysics, Geothermal Energy, and Geofluids. She or he will have access to Piz Daint, currently Europe’s fastest supercomputer, located at the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS, www.cscs.ch).

Apart from the core responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will have considerable freedom of research in order to develop an independent scientific career. Topics of interest to the group include, but are not limited to real-world waveform modeling and inversion applications, the development of methods for uncertainty analysis, and the transfer of Salvus to new domains outside traditional seismology.

Core responsibilities:

· Cross-architecture developments, leveraging Salvus’ mixin-based design to implement hardware-specific versions of compute-intensive code segments, while leaving most of the code unchanged.

· General code optimisations to achieve maximal performance from single nodes to full machine runs. This involves the implementation of optimal degree of freedom ordering in PETSc DMPlex, optimal load balancing, and hybrid parallelism.
· I/O optimisation to handle the enormous data volumes needed in adjoint simulations. Sub-tasks include the incorporation and extension of a previously developed wavefield compression library, and the interfacing to modern parallel seismic data formats.

· Workflow developments to facilitate the solution of large-scale inverse problems, including the automatic orchestration of a large number of HPC jobs.

Expected qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:

· PhD degree in a related field, e.g., geophysics, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, … ,

· excellent programming skills and experience in object oriented programming (preferred languages: C++ & Python),

· strong knowledge in scientific computing on HPC platforms,

· previous experience with PETSc and/or CUDA,

· experience with finite-element methods, numerical wave propagation, and/or inverse problems.

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills that allow her or him to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Application:

To apply for this position, please send your full resume, cover letter and the names of two references to Prof. Andreas Fichtner (andreas.fichtner@erdw.ethz.ch). The position will remain open until filled.


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From: Nicole Lautze <nlautze@soest.hawaii.edu>
Subject: Assistant or Associate Tenure Track Position in Hydrogeophysics at the University of Hawaii
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The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)—a research unit within the University of Hawai‘i School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)—conducts advanced research, technology development, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. The Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels, and far-ranging field sites. The Water Resource Research Center (WRRC)—with 9 faculty and staff, and 10-affiliate faculty—promotes understanding of critical state and regional water resource management and policy issues in the state of Hawaii and other Pacific islands through research, community outreach, and public education. The University of Hawaii established WRRC in response to the Federal Water Resources Research Act of 1964. HIGP partners with the WRRC for hydrogeophysical research in the State.

HIGP and WRRC jointly seek an Assistant/Associate Researcher (tenure track in HIGP) in hydrogeophysics specializing in geophysical techniques, including electromagnetic and magneto-telluric methods that are applicable to the study of aquifers, and subsurface flow dynamics. The successful candidate is expected to seek and obtain extramural funding in support of these areas of research, to take an active role in student advising and teaching, and to publish research results in the refereed literature.

The position reports to the HIGP and WRRC Directors. The incumbent is expected to work in water research that is collaborative with colleagues in HIGP, WRRC, and other Colleges at UH Manoa (such as Engineering and Social Sciences). The position will function and serve as part of the NSF-EPSCOR project (‘Ike Wai) science team. A 50% research effort aligned with the goals of ‘Ike Wai is expected.

More information at:
http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/23755/4373076/4/postdate/desc


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From: Guilherme Gualda <g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: Expected post-doc position on timescales of caldera-forming eruptions (Japan-NZ-US collaboration)
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Hi All,

We anticipate having funding for a post-doc to work on a collaborative project between Takeshi Hasegawa (Ibaraki University, Japan), Darren Gravley (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), and Guil Gualda (Vanderbilt University, USA).

The project is focused on timescales of caldera-forming eruptions, with implications for volcanic hazards. Work will be focused on deposits in Japan, but it may also include comparative work with deposits in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (New Zealand) and the US.

The post-doc will be based at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA), but will interact extensively with all members of the team.

Start date is somewhat flexible, but it could be as early as July 1st, 2017. If funded, the project will continue until early 2019, with possibility of continued funding after that time.

The selected person will need to have a PhD completed by their start date in the position. Formal announcement of the position will be posted once final approval of the project is obtained (late May or early June).

Interested applicants should contact Guil Gualda (g.gualda@vanderbilt.edu) to express interest in the position. Please forward this email to suitable candidates.

 

Best,

Guil


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From: Federico Lucchi <federico.lucchi@unibo.it>
Subject: PhD position at the University of Bologna
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In the framework of the Ph.D. in Earth, Life and Environment Sciences of the University of Bologna (a.a. 2017/2018) there is an opening competition for a candidate to work on the topic "Eruptive and depositional processes of widely dispersed volcanic ash". The candidate will work on stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry of large-scale ash deposits to reconstruct the sources and their eruptive and depositional mechanisms.

The expected starting date is November 2017, the duration is 3 years.

The deadline for submitting applications online at the site Studenti Online is 29/05/2017, 13:00.

More information is available at
www.unibo.it/PhDprogrammes33
http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2017-2018
For questions contact Dott. Federico Lucchi (federico.lucchi@unibo.it)


Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Reconstruction of Mesozoic Subduction Histories
Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £ 31,076 - £38,183 with a discretionary range to £41,709 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. The project, funded until at least July 2020 by the European Research Council (ERC), will interpret seismic tomographic images of the upper and lower mantle to infer the spatio-temporal evolution of Mesozoic subduction zones. The new constraints on paleo-trenches will be added to the current paleogeographic knowledge base by modifying existing, quantitative plate reconstructions based on seafloor spreading and other surface data. The focus will be on paleo-oceanic records associated with the Tethyan orogens (Turkey to Java) and/or the American Cordilleras and Andes. Within these specifications, there is considerable latitude to agree on sub-projects of mutual interest, providing that they contribute to interpreting the large-scale record of subducted slabs in the mantle.

The successful candidate will take the lead in synthesising the subduction record of one or more segments of these Mesozoic mountain belts through literature review and interaction with regional geologists, and will reconcile it with subsurface geometries of subducted slabs in the mantle, as imaged by global seismic tomography. The paleo-GIS system GPlates will be used to quantitatively integrate the inferred paleo-trenches with existing plate reconstructions, and to test the implied slab sinking scenarios against the geologic land record.

The successful candidate will be expected to present research results at conferences and to publish them in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. The project will be mostly computer-based, working closely with the seismology and regional geology groups in the department, and could include a component of field work.

Candidates will have a PhD in the Earth sciences, including but not limited to regional geology, plate reconstructions, tectonics, paleomagnetism, or geodynamics. Knowledge and/or experience in some branch of paleogeographic reconstruction is desirable, particularly in quantitative seafloor reconstructions or the tectonics and paleogeography of mountain belts. They should also have a proven publication and presentation record, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with team members, experts in diverse subject areas, and external audiences.

This is a fixed-term position until 31 July 2020 (although funding for an extension may become available). For further details of the responsibilities and duties, please see the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 June 2017. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12 June 2017.

Contact Person :
Vacancy ID : 128720
Contact Phone : 01865 272030 Closing Date : 02-Jun-2017
Contact Email : personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk <mailto:personnel@earth.ox.ac.uk?


A research position in seismology is anticipated to be available in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning in summer or fall 2017. The position is a full-time 1-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The successful applicant will participate in two or more projects involving seismic tomography and ambient noise. The expected starting salary is in the range $50,000 to $54,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is most appropriate for candidates not more than 2 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 between August 1 and November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references via email to

cthurber@wisc.edu

or via mail to

Professor Clifford Thurber
Department of Geoscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1215 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
USA

Screening of applications will begin as they are received; the position will remain open until filled.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Institution: GNS Science
Open Until: 2017-07-01

We seek a highly motivated student for a 3-year PhD scholarship on the earthquake behaviour of the Hikurangi subduction megathrust as part of a larger project. This project aims to use new seismic data and numerical simulations of seismic wave propagation techniques to understand the mechanisms controlling complex mega-thrust slip behaviour at the Hikurangi subduction plate boundary in New Zealand. The student project will include fieldwork for new seismometer deployment, running numerical simulations of seismic wave propagation, and interpreting observations and model results. While the project will initially focus on fieldwork and observational seismology, there will be opportunities to work on theoretical problems related to earthquake source dynamics and fault mechanics.

The student will be expected to enrol as a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington and will be supervised by Yoshi Kaneko (GNS Science) and John Townend (Victoria University). GNS Science is a government-owned institution undertaking research in the Earth Sciences and related disciplines.

Prospective candidates must have a strong background in geophysics, physics, engineering, or a related discipline, be proficient in one or more scientific programming languages (Matlab, Python, Fortran, etc.), and have completed a Master’s or equivalent degree. Full details of Victoria University’s eligibility criteria are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research website and http://www.vuw.ac.nz/fgr. A generous scholarship will be provided.

Applications including an up-to-date curriculum vitae and evidence of previous study should be submitted via the Faculty of Graduate Research website (http://www.vuw.ac.nz/fgr) by 1 July 2017. The start date is flexible but will be no later than 1 April 2018. Please direct all questions to:

Dr Yoshi Kaneko
GNS Science
1 Fairway Drive, Lower Hutt
New Zealand

y.kaneko@gns.cri.nz


Institution: Université de Lyon, France
Open Until: 2017-07-31

PhD position in Lyon

The open PhD position falls within the broad domain of computational seismology. The primary objective of the project is to develop novel algorithms for inversion of seismic data. Developments should be geared towards imaging seismic anisotropy in the mantle with fully non-linear inverse methods, such as Bayesian sampling methods.

The position is in the growing seismology group in Lyon. The applicant will interact with other geophysicists in Lyon, and will have access to our on-site super-computer of 1000 CPU cores. Students in Lyon receive broad training in geophysics through short courses, workshops, and attendance at international schools and major conferences.

Applicants should have an advanced degree (M.Sc. or equivalent), background in geophysics, physics or mathematics and strong computing skills, including programming. Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references via email to thomas.bodin@ens-lyon.fr


The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (the bureau) is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated seismological professional to manage and operate the New Mexico Tech (NMT) seismic networks. Located in Socorro, New Mexico, the bureau is a Research and Public Service Division of NMT, serving as the state’s geologic survey responsible for studying the state’s natural resources and hazards. The bureau is comprised of a diverse team of geoscience researchers and technical staff embedded in a top-ranked STEM university.

The successful candidate will participate in seismic and geophysical field experiments in collaboration with researchers within NMT and partner agencies at the state and federal level tasked with state-wide seismicity and earthquake hazard issues, including the NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, USGS and ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System). Job duties include all components of seismic network operations, including field work, site permitting, telemetry maintenance, and operations of a seismic observatory and data center from the New Mexico Tech campus. Seismic monitoring operations are maintained by computer systems running Earthworm software for waveform acquisition, data processing and archival. Earthquake location and cataloging of events recorded by the networks are compiled and disseminated via reports. The successful candidate is expected to: submit proposals to funding agencies to maintain and expand current capabilities, update webpages !
with results and appropriate metadata, and act as the bureau’s point of contact for media inquiries and scientific presentations.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interest, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three or more references to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown hall, Box 121, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796

About us: http://geoinfo.nmt.edu
To apply: http://www.nmt.edu/hr-jobs-at-nmt

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I am pleased to announce the opening of an exciting, fully funded PhD opportunity at the University of St Andrews, led by Dr William McCarthy in conjunction with Dr Tim Raub, Dr Paul Byrne (North Carolina State University) and myself. We would appreciate if you could forward this on to any potential candidates you may be aware of.

The PhD project will involve structural field mapping and rock magnetic analyses of igneous intrusions in Iceland, allowing their emplacement conditions to be ascertained. This field data will be used to inform numerical models that test how various geological parameters may impact intrusion geometries on other planetary bodies. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic field geologist, with an interest in structural geology and igneous petrology, who would like to develop a quantitative analytical skill-set. No prior knowledge of rock magnetics or numerical modelling is required. An aptitude for physics or mathematics is desirable, but not essential. An interest in the outdoors is highly advantageous as are practical problem solving skills due to the remote nature of the field area. More information and a pdf advert can be obtained from Dr William McCarthy (wm37@st-andrews.ac.uk <mailto:wm37@st-andrews.ac.uk>).

On behalf of William McCarthy, Tim Raub, and Paul Byrne,

Kind regards,

Craig Magee

Dr Craig Magee

Research Fellow,

Room 2.60

Basins Research Group (BRG),

Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College, LONDON,

SW7 2BP

UK

E-mail: c.magee@imperial.ac.uk <mailto:c.magee@imperial.ac.uk>

Personal Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/c.magee


We have a PhD position available in our group at the University of Geneva. Please pass the announcement to potential candidates. Interested students (suited for the position) can discuss the details of the vacancy at the upcoming EGU conference. Best Regards, Matteo Lupi PhD Position in volcano-seismology In the framework of FNSNF funded project (GENERATE) the Group of Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow (more info can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/genevageology/announcements) in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has an opening for a PhD candidate to work on the effects of passing seismic waves on high-enthalpy hydrothermal systems. The successful candidate will investigate the Irazu-Rio Sucio Fault-Turrialba (IRT) system in Costa Rica combining seismic data and geophysical methods. The candidate will deploy (and maintain) a seismic network around the IRT system and process data to assess the effects of external forcing on hydrothermal systems. The project will be carried on in collaboration with OVSICORI and INGV. Project Description: The goal of this project will be to assess the seismic activity beneath the IRT system and investigate dynamic triggering with a dense seismic network. Results will be combined with geological, geochemical and geophysical data. Qualifications: We are looking for a volcano-seismologist, seismologist, physicist (or from a closely related field) interested in the understanding of fluid flow in the upper crust and its relationship with external forcing. The candidate should expect to spend several months in Costa Rica to carry on fieldwork and work closely with OVSICORI scientists. An MSc degree (or equivalent) in Geophysics, Physics, Earth Sciences, or related subject and excellent communication skills in English are also mandatory. An attitude towards fieldwork and knowledge of Spanish would be a strong asset. Roles and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be part of a multidisciplinary team. He/she will be working with Prof. Matteo Lupi (UNIGE), Dr. Javier F. Pacheco (OVSICORI), Dr. Geoffroy Avard (OVSICORI), and Dr. Tullio Ricci (INGV). For questions contact Prof. Matteo Lupi (matteo.lupi@unige.ch). The application material should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information of three referees. The files should be send by email to matteo.lupi@unige.ch. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Expected starting date: September 2017. Duration: 3 years. Matteo Lupi Group of Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Geneva Rue des Maraichers 13 CH-1205 Geneva Switzerland Room: 403A Tel: +41 (0) 22 379 66 13 sms: +41 (0) 78 62 555 39 email: matteo.lupi@unige.ch Website: Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow Instagram: @GeoGeneva

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From: "Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson" <mtg@hi.is>
Subject: PhD position in geophysics, study of Surtsey, University of Iceland
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PhD position in geophysics, study of Surtsey, University of Iceland

We seek a highly motivated candidate for a three-year period to fill a PhD position at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, within the framework of IceSUSTAIN: A New Drill Core at Surtsey Volcano: A Natural Laboratory for Time-Lapse Characterization of Hydrothermal Seawater and Microbial Interactions with Basaltic Tephra – Iceland contribution, a Grant of Excellence project funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.

The goal of the PhD project is to refine the knowledge on the original structure of the volcanic island of Surtsey, formed in a volcanic eruption off the south coast of Iceland in 1963-67 using geophysical modeling and constraints from drillholes and monitoring of the formation of the island.

For further details contact Prof. Magnus T. Gudmundsson (mtg@hi.is) and at:
http://english.hi.is/content/phd_position_geophysics_and_physical_volcanology_institute_earth_sciences_hi17040042

 

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Magnus T. Gudmundsson,
Professor of Geophysics
Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavik
http://www.hi.is/~mtg, tel: +354-525-5867


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From: Marie Boichu <marie.boichu@univ-lille1.fr>
Subject: Postdoctoral position on the impact of volcanic gases and aerosols on the atmosphere
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A postdoctoral researcher is sought to collaborate on the VOLCPLUME French ANR-funded project : « Volcanic plumes: emission, chemistry-transport and impact on the atmosphere and climate ». The position should start around September 2017 and will be for a fixed term of 2 years. The researcher will be based at the Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique (Université Lille 1/CNRS) in the vibrant city of Lille (France) which is located one hour from three european capital cities (Paris, London, Brussels).

The VOLCPLUME project, at the interface between volcanology and atmospheric sciences, aims at better characterizing volcanic gas and ash emissions using inverse modelling procedures that combine ground and satellite observations of the volcanic plume with chemistry- transport modelling. The primary objective of the project is to provide a refined knowledge of source emissions at high temporal resolution which will improve our ability to forecast the atmospheric evolution of volcanic plumes and better assess their short-term impact on air traffic or air quality. On longer term perspectives, this research should provide a refined quantification of the budget and life cycle of volcanic sulphur-rich aerosols, which represent a key forcing parameter for global climate models.

The successful candidate will retrieve, for specific volcanic case-studies, timeseries of volcanic SO2 emission flux and height, at high temporal resolution, using inverse modelling techniques exploiting various UV and IR spaceborne observations. Based on this refined SO2 source and a panel of aerosol observations (including spaceborne-, ground- as well as in-situ observations), the life cycle of SO2 and sulfate aerosols within a tropospheric volcanic plume will be investigated using chemistry-transport modelling. The candidate will especially explore the impact of the substantial sulfur-rich degassing of the long-lasting Holuhraun eruption of Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland) on the atmospheric chemistry of the Arctic Polar region. The impact of Etna degassing on the Mediterranean troposphere over the last decade will be also investigated.

The Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique (LOA) is reknowned internationally for its expertise in the field of atmospheric observation and modelling. Researches of its about 70 members focus on the study of aerosols of various types (originating from desert, biomass burning, sea, urban pollution and volcanoes), meteorological clouds, gases and the interaction of these various atmospheric components with radiation. Hence, the LOA develops multi-disciplinary and multi-scale (from particle to global scales) researches which benefit from 1- an expertise in the retrieval of multiple satellite observations covering a large spectral range from UV to thermal IR and millimetric waves, 2- two instrumental platforms equipped with a large panel of active/passive remote sensing and in-situ instruments, 3- its participation in international ground-based network observations (LIDAR, sunphotometry, UV radiation), 4- an expertise in the development of instruments for airborne observations serving as spaceborne prototypes and 5- an expertise in modelling the atmospheric dynamics from urban to continental scales.

A PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysics or related discipline with experience in atmospheric chemistry-transport modeling is highly desirable. Experience in inverse modelling would be an advantage. A strong background in Unix/Linux environment is required.

Salary is calculated in accordance with french public service salaries, taking into account previous work experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the name of 2 or 3 references.

For more information, application and/or discussion about this position, you can contact Marie Boichu (marie.boichu@univ-lille1.fr) and Jean-Christophe Péré (jean-christophe.pere@univ-lille1.fr).

Best regards,

Marie Boichu.


Visiting Assistant Professor
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science (http://www.geology.pitt.edu) at
the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting assistant
professor position beginning in the fall of 2017. The position is outside of the tenure
stream. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate curriculum
courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The position may also include serving on
MS and Ph.D. student committees, as well as helping to direct undergraduate research
projects.

We are interested in a colleague with research expertise that integrates well with current
departmental directions as described on our website. Specific areas of interest could
include: Earth's surface deformation in response to earthquakes, magma movement and
glacier dynamics through quantifying and interpreting ground displacement using
satellite remote sensing via Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) or Global
Positioning Systems (GPS), passive source seismology to understand Earthquake
sources and structure, seismic anisotropy and lithospheric structure and composition as
modulated by tectonic processes, and acquiring, processing, and interpretation of active
or passive waveform data.

Applicants should email questions and the following materials to the Visiting Assistant
Professor Search Committee (gpsgrad@pitt.edu): 1) a CV (including past and current
grant support), 2) statements of teaching and research interests, 3) copies of 3 relevant
publications, and 4) names and contact information of four references. A Ph.D. is
required at the time of appointment.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. The
University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.


Job opportunity with the USGS!

Applications are due 04/28/2017!

The USGS Earthquake Science Center is hiring for the Northern California Seismic Network

The USGS is seeking motivated candidates for the operations manager of the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN). The NCSN consists of over 500 seismic stations in central and northern California and southern Oregon with continuous telemetry. To record this diverse seismic data stream in real time, the NCSN operations manager oversees field instrumentation and a complex communications system comprised of analog radios, remote Earthworm systems at numerous hubs, and digital telecommunications comprised of spread-spectrum radios, microwave, satellite, Internet, cellular telephone, and private IP networks. The NCSN is in a period of rapid growth, as stations are being brought online to support earthquake early warning through the USGS ShakeAlert project (shakealert.org).

This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA. Openings for this full-time, permanent positions are being advertised as either a Physical Scientist (1301), Geophysicist (1313) or Geologist (1350) at the GS-12. US citizenship is required. Only online applications will be accepted. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer.

Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including transcripts by April 28th – and please do not wait until the last minute to apply.

Apply online at

DEU [open to all US citizens]:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467448000

Merit Promotion [open to current & former federal employees with status]:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467448100

Best wishes

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

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


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From: James White <james.white@otago.ac.nz>
Subject: PhD fluid dynamic modelling submarine explosive eruption
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PhD project on fluid dynamic modelling of discrete submarine eruptive explosions:

Submarine volcanic eruptions involve very rapid expulsion of magma, particles, gas and liquid, which interact with one another and with the surrounding water column at temperatures ranging from magmatic to ambient. We seek a PhD student to undertake a computational fluid-dynamic (CFD) analysis of submarine explosive eruptions focused particularly on discrete explosions of the sort that were observed subaerially with the volcanic eruption that breached the sea surface in 1963 as the new island of Surtsey was born. This is one of a group of research projects focused on volcanic eruptions in water or beneath ice, and there are likely to be opportunities to take part in analogue experimental studies of submarine volcanic explosions, and to participate in some geological fieldwork on products of submarine eruptions.

The project will develop and utilize skills in computational modelling, thermodynamics, and volcanic processes. Techniques developed and employed during this study will have applications across volcanology, and also for other geofluids and engineering applications.

We seek applications from high-performing Masters and BSc(honours) students able to compete successfully for a University of Otago doctoral scholarship (http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/otago014687.html). Supervision will be provided in the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (Sarah Wakes) and Department of Geology (James DL White).


Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Northrop Hall
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
The Caswell Silver Visiting Faculty Fellowship provides the opportunity for visiting faculty on sabbatical and visiting researchers from other universities, institutes or entities to collaborate (teaching and research) with faculty in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of New Mexico. The position provides financial support (salary supplement, research and travel costs). Requirements for the fellowship include a minimum of two months in residence at UNM and teaching a module in an aspect of Applied Geosciences. The fellowship is for a period during fall or spring of the academic year 2017-18 (September 2, 2017-May 12, 2018).
The Fellowship is provided through the support of the Caswell Silver Foundation. The Caswell Silver Foundation was created in 1980 through an endowment by Caswell Silver, an alumnus of our program. The Foundation was established with the purpose of supporting graduate education and research at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. The closing date for this posting will be April 24, 2017. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Peter Fawcett (fawcett@unm.edu).
Selection criteria include academic merit, potential or existing collaboration with EPS faculty, and a description of the proposed educational module on the theme of an aspect of Applied Geosciences that will be offered to EPS students. Application consists of a letter of intent indicating 1. desired term of residence, 2. the description of the teaching module and 3. listing of potential or existing collaborative interactions; 4. Curriculum vitae.
Minimum qualifications:
1. MS in Geosciences or a related field.
2. 3 or more years of experience in Applied Geosciences
Preferred characteristics
1. PhD in Geosciences or related field.
2. Demonstrated expertise in applied geosciences.
3. Commitment to provide a learning experience for undergrad/graduate students in an area of Applied Geoscience.
4. Potential for interactions in ongoing research and teaching in the Department.
5. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
6. 5 or more years experience in Applied Geosciences.
The application package should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs posting number 0837907: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1490725980765
For best consideration, all materials must be received by April 24, 2017. For questions regarding the application process please contact Department Chair Peter Fawcett (fawcett@unm.edu) or the Search Coordinator Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Tel: 505 277-1633). Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Boston College seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Geophysics for a 1-year term position starting in late summer 2017.

The job posting can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/41534

Boston College: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Visiting Assistant Professor in Geophysics
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Boston College seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for a 1-year term position starting in late summer 2017.

Teaching responsibilities: The teaching load is approximately 12 credits, including some combination of: Geophysical Data Processing (EESC5572, 3 credits), Environmental Systems: Quantitative Analysis (EESC2208, 2 credits), Oceanography (EESC1157, 4 credits), Introduction to Geophysics (EESC3391, 3 credits), and/or another course in the successful candidate's area of specialty.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should have a PhD in Geophysics, Oceanography, Geology or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education by the time of appointment. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is an advantage.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a cover letter addressing your teaching and research qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/41534. Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2017.


Institution: Yonsei University
Open Until: 2017-12-01

The seismology and geophysics group of Yonsei University, South Korea invites applications for one or two postdoctoral research positions in the field of seismology. We welcome candidates from any fields of seismology including but not limited to volcano seismology, regional wave propagation, seismic source studies, seismic anisotropy, seismic attenuation, seismic discrimination of nuclear explosions, strong motions, seismic tomography, and computational seismology.

<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. The start dates are negotiable.

<Salary>
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.

<contact>
Tae-Kyung Hong
Professor (Seismology/Geophysics)
E-mail: tkhong@yonsei.ac.kr
Homepage: <a href="http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr">http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr </a>

Job information is on <a href="http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr/job-opening.html">http://seismic.yonsei.ac.kr/job-opening.html</a>


Our NERC E3 Doctoral Training programme has just released two additional NERC fully-funded CASE studentships in geophysics with the above deadline, with titles, supervisors and CASE partners as listed below.

“Seismicity induced by geothermal energy production” – supervised by Prof Ian Main and Dr Mark Naylor (School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh) and Dr Andrew Jupe (Altcom Ltd).

“Spherical Slepian function modelling of the magnetic field to probe the outer core” – supervised by Prof Kathy Whaler, Dr Tetsuya Komabayashi (School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh) and Dr Ciarán Beggan (British Geological Survey)

The studentships are fully funded for UK/EU citizens who have worked or studied in the UK for the previous 3 years. More detail is provided at

http://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects/ESG (scroll down to the relevant project titles)

If you know of any potential applicants, please do let them know about this opportunity.

Thanks in advance, Ian.

Ian Main FRSE
Professor of Seismology and Rock Physics
Director of Research in the School of Geosciences
http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/imain


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

Research Associate Position in Solid Earth Geophysics

Earth imaging: Joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets

We are seeking a three year full time post-doctoral research fellow to work in the area of joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets with the aim of imaging the Earth’s lithosphere in 3-D. Depending on the candidate, this could range from combining various seismic datasets (e.g. reflection, refraction, local earthquake, teleseismic, ambient noise surface wave etc.) in a single inversion, to full thermochemical tomography, in which temperature, pressure and composition are directly retrieved from a variety of datasets e.g. surface wave dispersion, body wave arrival times, gravity anomalies, elevation, heat flow etc. Possible areas of application include eastern Australia and Tibet, for which large repositories of geophysical data exist. Applicants should have experience in geophysical inversion and the processing of large and varied datasets. A background that includes cluster computing, method development and programming is desirable.

Full details at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12877/


PhD students are sought to work on several seismological and geophysical topics in the School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW; http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees). The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology, and most PhD projects involve a component of fieldwork somewhere exciting and close collaboration with GNS Science or other New Zealand research organisations.

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.

Structure and seismogenesis of the subduction thrust, Eastern North Island , New Zealand. Two-Three PhDs

New Zealand is under continuous threat of earthquakes and Tsunami. One of the regions with most risk is eastern North Island as immediately offshore is an active subduction zone. Major historical earthquakes > magnitude 7 have occurred near Napier and Wairoa, and a Tsunami was experience near Gisborne in 1947. Most of the earthquakes are generated at or above the so called subduction thrust: this is the boundary between the downward plunging Pacific tectonic plate and the overriding Australian plate. These PhD studies will be directed to imaging and understanding the structure and mechanical conditions at this interface and its relation to upper-plate faulting. Methods used will be active source seismology using on onshore seismometers to record offshore airgun shots from a dedicated seismic ship. This will involve analysis of wide angle seismic reflection data, refraction data and computer based ray tracing. Earthquake data will also be recorded on an array of seismographs !
on land. Analysis of these data could involve one or a combination of: focal mechanism studies, receiver functions, double–difference location methods, and shear wave splitting analysis. The students will be involved in the land based deployment and maintenance of seismic instruments.

The project will also involve analysis of SAHKE onshore offshore data from the eastern North Island that were recorded in 2011 but have yet to be analysed. Finally, Earthquake data recorded during and after the 2013 Cook Strait earthquake sequence and the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake will be analysed to determine the structure of the region and whether time variations in seismic velocity or stress can be observed.

The northern projects are part of international collaboration between NZ the USA and Japan called SHIRE (Seismogenesis at Hikurangi Integrated Research Experiment), and involves a wide range of geophysical and geological experiments including drilling, ocean bottom seismology and paleoseismology. SHIRE is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF-USA) and MBIE in New Zealand. A NSF seismic ship will be coming to NZ and be devoted to this project for several months starting in December 2017. The Cook Strait-Kaikoura project is also an international collaboration.

 

The next deadline for PhD scholarship applications is 1 March 2017 in New Zealand: successful scholarship applicants 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: competition for scholarships is fierce, and successful applicants will likely have high undergraduate GPAs in one or more of mathematics, physics, geology, or geophysics, and, ideally, a track record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with experience.

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

Students wishing to apply should also contact Martha Savage (martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz, http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees/about/staff/martha-savage) to discuss project options.


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From: Scott Bryan <scott.bryan@qut.edu.au>
Subject: RE: Volcanic Petrology PhD project on Pumice Rafts at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
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Volcanic Petrology PhD project on Pumice Rafts at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Dear colleagues,

We are currently seeking a PhD candidate to investigate the petrology of pumice rafts. Pumice rafts have in many cases been the only known product or surface expression of submarine silicic eruptions. The buoyant character and the production of significant volumes of highly vesiculated pumice have led to the general interpretation that pumice rafts record an explosive eruptive phase. This understanding has been recently challenged by the 2012 Havre eruption in the Kermadec arc that produced a substantial raft (>400 km2) but the summit of the volcano lies at ~700 mbsl where confining pressure of the overlying water column may have been sufficient to reduce or suppress magmatic volatile-driven explosivity. In addition, recent surveying of the volcano summit revealed dominantly effusive eruptive products from the 2012 eruption.

 

This project will investigate the petrology of raft pumice produced by the Havre 2012 eruption as well as from other recent shallow marine explosive eruptions in the Tofua arc (Tonga) to assess competing hypotheses that the Havre raft pumice has been produced by explosive or effusive eruptions. Detailed mineral, glass and textural analyses will be undertaken on raft pumice produced from eruptions in a variety of water depths. Havre raft pumice results can also be compared to similar data being generated by other research groups on samples collected from the volcano, and contribute to a larger collaborative research effort on the largest historic submarine silicic eruption.

The project will substantially utilise new scanning electron microscope, electron microprobe and ICP-MS/LA-ICP-MS facilities within our Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) QUT. We are therefore looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with mathematical skills and expertise in electron microprobe and/or ICP-MS analysis of igneous rocks.

Eligible candidates will need to apply for a scholarship through the QUT Targeted Scholarship Round, with a deadline of February 28, 2017. The 3-year scholarship will provide an annual stipend of $26,682 (tax-free), and for international students, a Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship will also be provided to cover 3 years of tuition fees.

For further information on the project please contact Associate Professor Scott Bryan (scott.bryan@qut.edu.au).


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From: "Gilbert, Jennie" <j.s.gilbert@lancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: PhD studentship at Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK
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Dear colleagues,

 

Re: funded PhD studentship available at the Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster

 

We are advertising for a funded PhD studentship on ‘The role of supraglacial debris on ablation rates of glaciers and ice sheets’; see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/phd/current-opportunities/index.php?phd_id=315 for further information. One type of common supraglacial debris is volcanic material. Applications are welcome from across the globe. Key dates are:

 

· 28 Feb 2017, deadline for applications

· late March 2017, interviews

· Oct 2017, studentship commences

 

I would appreciate you forwarding this message to potential candidates. Thank you.

 

 

Kind regards,

Jennie Gilbert

Dr Jennie S Gilbert

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster Environment Centre

Faculty of Science and Technology

Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YQ

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1524 593022 Fax: +44 (0)1524 593985

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=8zACMqUAAAAJ&hl=en

Lancaster University: http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/people/jennie-gilbert

Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3243-2009


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From: "Tuffen, Hugh" <h.tuffen@lancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Volcanology PhD studentship at Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK
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Volcanology PhD studentship at the Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK

Dear colleagues,

We are currently advertising for a funded volcanology PhD studentship on ‘Fluid and heat flow at the magma-geothermal interface’. The project investigates interactions between magmatic intrusions and geothermal systems in Iceland, and involves field, lab and modelling components. Visit http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/phd/current-opportunities/index.php?phd_id=321 for further information. Funding for UK/EU students covers 3.5 years of full tuition fees plus a tax-free annual stipend (£14,296 in 2016/17). Funding for international students covers 3 years of tuition fees and a tax-free annual stipend (£14,296 in 2016/17).

Applications are welcome from across the globe, with a deadline of February 28 2017. Interviews will be held in late March, and the studentship commences in October 2017. For further information on the project please contact Hugh Tuffen (h.tuffen@lancaster.ac.uk).

 

 

Dr Hugh Tuffen
Reader in Volcanology
Lancaster Environment Centre
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/hugh-tuffen


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Open Until: 2017-02-28

JAMSTEC-ODS is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher who will work under the International Energy Joint R&D Program between JAMSTEC and Seoul National University entitled “Korea-Japan Joint Development of Magnetic Measurement Tools for Advanced Resources and Energy Exploration in Offshore Reservoirs” (FY2016–2019; Co-Investigator: Kyaw Moe).

Details of the research at ODS can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ods/e/

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION
Under the Korea-Japan Joint Development project, Seoul National University and JAMSTEC are developing magnetic measurement tools for a challenging deep-water environment for both industrial and scientific purposes and for application in the various drilling projects of ODS-JAMSTEC.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The successful applicant will develop data acquisition applications for the third generation borehole magnetometer (3GBM) tool, test and check the quality of the data, and apply the acquired data for core-log data integration in various marine and earth science research efforts. As a member of ODS, the successful applicant will work in cooperation with researchers and engineers working on a broad-range of topics in ocean drilling science and may participate in offshore drilling expeditions and field experiments.

RELEVANT RESEARCH FIELDS
Geology, Geophysics, Downhole logging, Rock physics, Related fields.

Details of this recruitment:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ods_20170228.html


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From: Nathan Toke <Nathan.Toke@uvu.edu>
Subject: Petrology Job Announcement - Utah Valley University
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Dear Listserv Members,

 

Perhaps you have colleagues or know of PhD students in your respective programs that might want to consider the following petrology job opportunity:

The Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field at the time of appointment and expertise in igneous and/or metamorphic petrology. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory geology and upper division courses in earth materials and petrology, engaging in research and supervision of undergraduate research, and service to the institution. Excellent teaching skills and a strong commitment to effective teaching are necessary.

 

Here are some additional links to longer advertisements with

GSA: http://geosociety.org/gsa/gsatoday/jobs/Web46.aspx

And

AGU: https://findajob.agu.org/job/8003029/tenure-track-faculty-position-in-igneous-metamorphic-petrology-at-utah-valley-university/

To apply, please visit http://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25877. Applications will be evaluated beginning 2/12/17.

 

 

Sincerely,

Nathan Toke

Department of Earth Science

Utah Valley University

800 W. University Parkway

Cell phone available on CV:

http://www.uvu.edu/profpages/data/acrobats/10617554.pdf


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From: Costanza Bonadonna <Costanza.Bonadonna@unige.ch>
Subject: postdoc position in geological fluid dynamics
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The Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, invites applications for a Postdoctoral (for candidates within 5 years from the end of their PhD) or senior researcher position in geological fluid dynamics. The initial appointment will be for two years with possible extension.

Applicants must have a PhD in Earth Sciences, Fluid mechanics engineering, Physics or a related field at the time of appointment, as well as a significant record and/or promise of interdisciplinary research productivity. Suitable research backgrounds may include any combination of fluid dynamics, volcanology, experimental sedimentology, physics and experimental engineering. Evidence of strong mathematical/numerical skills is essential and experience in fluid-dynamics laboratory experiments is recommended. Documented experience of teamwork and/or participation into integrated multidisciplinary projects represents a plus in the selection process.

The successful candidate will be involved in various projects for the study of volcanic processes with a particular focus on plume dynamics and sedimentation of volcanic particles. He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day support and running of the lab and will also be involved in the supervision of MSc and PhD research projects. As a result, he/she will play a fundamental role within the research group of Prof. Costanza Bonadonna. The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. Information about the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva can be found at: http://cms.unige.ch/sciences/terre/

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) email address of three references to: Costanza.Bonadonna@unige.ch

To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by 28 February 2017.

Intended starting date is 1 June 2017.


The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory is looking to hire two
IT Anaysts/Programmers to support Earthquake Early Warning and
AQMS Earthquake Analysis systems and networks.

More information on the positions can be found for Job ID 22627 at:

http://seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo.positions.html
and applications can be submitted through:
http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory operates a seismic and geophysical
network in northern California. In collaboration with the USGS Menlo Park
seismic network, the BSL jointly operates the northern California component of
the USGS Advanced National Seismic System to provide public earthquake
information, earthquake early warning, and long-term earthquake monitoring
operations. This position provide computer programming, administration, and IT
support for the network and these functions.

Responsibilities include:

* Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the
production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an
on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

* Install, update, and operate application software such as ShakeAlert and/or
AQMS software, supporting libraries, utilities, and configuration information.

* Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary
applications in a Linux environment.

* Work within comprehensive code management system, testing and certification
environment for the ShakeAlert and AQMS system and related components.

* Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an
SVN repository and using modern code management tools.

* Implement and maintain security measures according to campus practices and
guidelines.

* Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the
production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an
on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

* Install, update, and operate application software such as ShakeAlert and/or
AQMS software, supporting libraries, utilities, and configuration information.

* Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary
applications in a Linux environment.

* Work within comprehensive code management system, testing and certification
environment for the ShakeAlert and AQMS system and related components.

* Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an
SVN repository and using modern code management tools.

* Implement and maintain security measures according to campus practices and
guidelines.

* Develop and maintain documentation on programs and procedures related to the
supported software and operations.

* Design, develop, and implement software applications in C++, JAVA, python or
other languages.

* Work with research teams to understand the needs of the project, translate
needs into requirements, develop prototype applications, iterate with
collaborators, and then deliver quality applications to operations team.
Software development areas include implementation of ultra-rapid and robust
earthquake source identification, real-time seismic analysis, generation and
distribution of alerts, systems monitoring, and overall system assessment.

* Develop and maintain documentation on programs and procedures related to the
supported software and operations.

* Collaborate with internal and external academic, government, and industrial
partners in design, integration, and distribution of program components.

* Perform all other duties as assigned, including varied technical assignments
requiring the use of standard scientific principles, techniques.
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Doug Neuhauser University of California, Berkeley
doug@seismo.berkeley.edu Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Office: 510-642-0931 221 McCone Hall # 4760
Fax: 510-643-5811 Berkeley, CA 94720-4760
Remote: 530-752-5615 (Wed,Fri)


Please find here an advert for a Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering at the University of Western Cape, South Africa:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn1joayqbvm23y1/SARChiChair%20PetroleumGeology.pdf?dl=0

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Dirk Frei, as per the advert. Please also circulate to colleagues who may be interested.

Thanks,

Chris Jackson, Imperial College London


Research Associate Position in Solid Earth Geophysics

Earth imaging: Joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets

We are seeking a three year full time post-doctoral research fellow to work in the area of joint inversion of multiple geophysical datasets with the aim of imaging the Earth’s lithosphere in 3-D. Depending on the candidate, this could range from combining various seismic datasets (e.g. reflection, refraction, local earthquake, teleseismic, ambient noise surface wave etc.) in a single inversion, to full thermochemical tomography, in which temperature, pressure and composition are directly retrieved from a variety of datasets e.g. surface wave dispersion, body wave arrival times, gravity anomalies, elevation, heat flow etc. Possible areas of application include eastern Australia and Tibet, for which large repositories of geophysical data exist. Applicants should have experience in geophysical inversion and the processing of large and varied datasets. A background that includes cluster computing, method development and programming is desirable.

Full details at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12877/


The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory is looking to hire two
IT Anaysts/Programmers to support Earthquake Early Warning and
AQMS Earthquake Analysis systems and networks.

More information on the positions can be found for Job ID 22627 at:

http://seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo.positions.html
and applications can be submitted through:
http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory operates a seismic and geophysical
network in northern California. In collaboration with the USGS Menlo Park
seismic network, the BSL jointly operates the northern California component of
the USGS Advanced National Seismic System to provide public earthquake
information, earthquake early warning, and long-term earthquake monitoring
operations. This position provide computer programming, administration, and IT
support for the network and these functions.

Responsibilities include:

* Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the
production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an
on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

* Install, update, and operate application software such as ShakeAlert and/or
AQMS software, supporting libraries, utilities, and configuration information.

* Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary
applications in a Linux environment.

* Work within comprehensive code management system, testing and certification
environment for the ShakeAlert and AQMS system and related components.

* Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an
SVN repository and using modern code management tools.

* Implement and maintain security measures according to campus practices and
guidelines.

* Operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems for the
production and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an
on-call, 24/7 operational environment.

* Install, update, and operate application software such as ShakeAlert and/or
AQMS software, supporting libraries, utilities, and configuration information.

* Install, update, and patch operating systems, libraries, and auxiliary
applications in a Linux environment.

* Work within comprehensive code management system, testing and certification
environment for the ShakeAlert and AQMS system and related components.

* Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an
SVN repository and using modern code management tools.

* Implement and maintain security measures according to campus practices and
guidelines.

* Develop and maintain documentation on programs and procedures related to the
supported software and operations.

* Design, develop, and implement software applications in C++, JAVA, python or
other languages.

* Work with research teams to understand the needs of the project, translate
needs into requirements, develop prototype applications, iterate with
collaborators, and then deliver quality applications to operations team.
Software development areas include implementation of ultra-rapid and robust
earthquake source identification, real-time seismic analysis, generation and
distribution of alerts, systems monitoring, and overall system assessment.

* Develop and maintain documentation on programs and procedures related to the
supported software and operations.

* Collaborate with internal and external academic, government, and industrial
partners in design, integration, and distribution of program components.

* Perform all other duties as assigned, including varied technical assignments
requiring the use of standard scientific principles, techniques.
--
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Doug Neuhauser University of California, Berkeley
doug@seismo.berkeley.edu Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Office: 510-642-0931 221 McCone Hall # 4760
Fax: 510-643-5811 Berkeley, CA 94720-4760
Remote: 530-752-5615 (Wed,Fri)

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From: Aline Peltier <peltier@ipgp.fr>
Subject: Postdoc opportunity in InSAR at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory - Reminder
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A 16-months Post Doctoral Research Associate position is available at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory (OVPF-IPGP), La Reunion Island, to work in the framework of the French ANR-funded project: «Volcano destabilizations: from observation to an integrated model of active deformation.

The PDRA is expected to work on ground surface displacement related to volcanic activity at Piton de la Fournaise using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry. The main goal of this research is to analyse jointly conventional InSAR, PSInSAR, GNSS data and stereo-photogrammetry, using a PCAIM approach, to both constrain the deformation extension and to detect small-scale deformation associated with the long-term shifts of eastern flank of Piton de la Fournaise, and to implement these routine (open source and specific development) at the OVPF volcano observatory.

The PDRA will exploit the large InSAR database on Piton de la Fournaise available through the OI2 Observation Services (http://wwwobs.univ-bpclermont.fr/SO/televolc/volinsar/indexEN.php). The candidate will lead its research at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory, La Reunion Island, and will also be involved in the duty Observatory tasks and will collaborate with the Observatory staff as well as with the OI2 staff in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

A PhD in Geophysics or related discipline with experience in handling InSAR and GNSS data, associated with computing and processing InSAR, PSInSAR, PCAIM are highly desirable.

The position is 16 months starting in June 2017.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent (before March 2017) to:

Dr. A. Peltier (peltier@ipgp.fr),
Dr. N. Villeneuve (nicolas.villeneuve@univ-reunion.fr)
Dr. J.-L. Froger (J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr)

For more information, do not hesitate to directly contact them.


Please share this opportunity with your junior- and senior-level undergraduate and Masters-level students:

A summer 2017 internship opportunity is available from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD: Data Management for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The successful candidate will be able to potentially interact with, In addition to GSFC, several other groups with ongoing UAS-related activities, which would provide a real-world context for the internship project.

For more information, please see https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm?solarAction=view&id=17159

The internship will start in early June. For questions, please contact Bill Teng(william.l.teng@nasa.gov) and Mo Khayat (mohammad.g.khayat@nasa.gov).

Deadline for application is March 1.

Other Internship, Fellowship, and Scholarship opportunities at NASA: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/

[Forwarding this opportunity on behalf of Bill Teng, NASA contractor, ADNET Systems]

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From: Wenjia Song <song.wenjia@min.uni-muenchen.de>
Subject: PhD Project: Thermo- dynamic and mechanical properties of silicate ash deposition in gas turbines.
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Dear All,

The ‘volcanic ash vs. jet engines’ research group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is currently offering 1 doctoral studentship for 3 years, investigating the influence of silicate ash on gas turbines.

PhD Project: Thermo- dynamic and mechanical properties of silicate ash deposition in gas turbines.

Thermo- dynamic and mechanical properties of silicate ash strongly impact deposition characteristics in hot parts of gas turbines. In this project, the doctoral student will experimentally investigate the fusion behaviour, rheological characteristics, and mechanical properties of different silicate natural ashes (involving volcanic ash, dust, sand, fly ash, coal ash, fuel ash and synthetic ash (i.e., CMAS)) at the high temperatures.


For more information, please refer to the following link:
http://www.en.mineralogie.geowissenschaften.uni-muenchen.de/news/phd_position_1/index.html

If you wish to apply for this position, please contact Dr. Wenjia Song (wenjia.song@lmu.de) and Prof. Dr. D.B. Dingwell (dingwell@lmu.de).

Dr. Wenjia Song
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
Theresienstrasse 41 / 3. OG Zi. 342
80333 Munich | Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 89 2180 4293
wenjia.song@lmu.de

Junior research group leader
Freigeist-Fellow of VolkswagenStiftung
Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow
http://www.en.mineralogie.geowissenschaften.uni-muenchen.de/personen/postdocs/wenjia-song/index.html


Forwarded on behalf of:
Aisha R. Morris, Ph.D.
UNAVCO, Inc.
morris@unavco.org
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Please share these internship opportunities widely!

We welcome applications for a variety of paid internship opportunities at UNAVCO <http://www.unavco.org/ during Summer 2017. There are opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students with activities from conducting scientific research to software engineering to geoscience communication and outreach! See below and visit the UNAVCO Student Opportunities website <http://www.unavco.org/education/student-opportunities/student-opportunities.html for more information.

RESESS [Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students] is a paid summer research internship program for upper-level undergraduates. RESESS is dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences.

Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer internship for Colorado community college students.

USIP [UNAVCO Student Internship Program] is a summer internship that offers graduate and upper-level undergraduate students the opportunity to learn various aspects of geodesy research and education (see below for specific internship opportunities).

RESESS applications are due February 1 and all other applications are due February 15.

 

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Aisha R. Morris, Ph.D.
Education Specialist
RESESS Director
UNAVCO, Inc.

6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-5394
tel: 303.381.7488 fax: 303.381.7501
morris<at>unavco.org | resess.unavco.org


Institution: KBRwyle
Open Until: 2017-03-19

Geophysicist

LOCATION: Patrick Air Force Base, FL, USA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), Directorate of Nuclear Treaty Monitoring (TT), located at Patrick AFB, FL, plans, manages, and coordinates research and development and sustainment for all subsurface and near surface areas (seismic, hydroacoustic, and infrasonic) of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System (USAEDS) and United States National Data Center (USNDC) used in monitoring nuclear test ban treaties. The Directorate plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs mission-area research, design, and development. This position will support an AFTAC/TT Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) contract.

The Geophysicist will provide interface with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)-NA22 labs to accomplish data product deliveries for visiting scientists (to include incorporation of forwarded data and software), and aid in the design, implementation, and population of new research databases for a variety of geophysical and geological data. They will also conduct research into the application of digital imagery and cartographic products from the Geographic Information System (GIS) into TTGR research and development efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Discriminant investigation.
• Determination of data corrections.
• Compilation of reference data sets.
• Calibration of discriminants.
• Examination of data/model biases.
• Incorporation of new discriminants into an operational discriminant model.
• Generalized event discrimination methodologies support to the AFATC/TT geophysical mission.
• Interfacing with the NNSA labs in support of a cooperative agreement between AFTAC/TT and the NNSA.
• Answer rapid-response, very applied research questions related to individual special-interest or alert events.
• Produce potential regional P-Wave magnitude scales tied to traditional AFTAC magnitude (mb) for all areas of interest. These are needed for continuity of scale, since with lowering monitoring thresholds smaller events that are only recorded regionally will not have a teleseismic body wave magnitude (mb).
• Investigate ways to reduce scatter in residuals between observed and predicted regional amplitudes used in P/S amplitude ratio discrimination for broad area, including consideration of source mechanism.
• Perform regional moment sensor analysis and coda magnitude analysis for estimating moment magnitude using regional stations.
• Perform spectral ratios between special events using portable and USNDC stations, apply spectral ratios and single event spectra of explosions to model estimated depth of burial and yield.
• Perform travel-time ray-tracing in 3D media including topography for events of interest. Ray scattering and focusing of free-surface reflected phases from near-source sloping topography may provide some support for presence or absence of depth phases observed from events.
• Find earthquake and mining clusters and stage waveforms for several areas of interest: to help with 2D attenuation tomography for coda calibration through the Mayeda coda ratio method, to provide independent constraints on stress drop used in MDAC calibrations for P/S discrimination work, and to provide scaling estimates for source parameters that are used to predict amplitudes of regional phases.
• Perform reverse two station method on the estimation of attenuation of regional body wave phase amplitudes for the evaluation or adding constraints on 2D attenuation tomography work.
• Support development in the use of moment sensors solutions as a long-period source type estimator.
• Research uncertainty estimates on the different moment types and on the resolution of the compensated linear vector dipole (CLVD) component, considering the ratio of the isotropic moment and the deviatoric moment can provide some indication of a seismic event type as an earthquake, explosion or collapse.
• Build events using Analyst Review Station (ARS) for datasets obtained in portable deployments for use as calibration events and store the metadata in a database provide additional coverage for calibration products.
• Use teleseismic P-wave type waveform data to estimate the attenuation of the upper-mantle from waveform modeling t* in the time domain and from spectral analysis for use in yield estimation.
• Generate regional 1D travel-time model estimates and test 2.5D travel-time estimates using record sections generated using arrival-time data and waveforms.
• Prepare Trip Reports and Pre-Period Plan Reports.
• Prepare and present briefings.

EDUCATION:
• Minimum: Bachelor of Science in a scientific or technical field; Geophysics, Geology, Seismology, Physics, Imagery, Cartographer, Geographic Information Systems.
• Preferred: Master of Science or Ph.D. in Geophysics, Physics, or Seismology.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience performing tasks similar to those above.
• Documented expertise in geology, regional seismic analysis and seismic event screening to produce bulletins and/or reports and to test new analysis tools.
• Documented expertise in noise data analyses and calibration analyses.
• Documented technical expertise in seismic, hydroacoustic, and infrasonic systems research and required documentation for program execution.
• Familiar with data acquisition formats including: Conference on Disarmaments (CD) 1.1, Center for Seismic Studies (CSS), Standard for Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED), mini-SEED, Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG)-Y, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Acquisition and Viewing Executive (XAVE), Visual Trace Analyzer (VIXTA), GSE Open Station software, Data Collection Center (DCC).
• General experience using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Power Point, and Word.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with executives.
• Experience work within a government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
• Experience deriving and marking classified documents according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and security classification guides.

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Experience using Microsoft SharePoint.
• AFTAC experience.

OTHER:
• US Citizenship required.
• Department of Defense Security Clearance required.

Apply online at: https://kbr.taleo.net/careersection/kbrwyle_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1048372


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Geophysics
Job number ACAD102430 on jobs.ac.uk
Closing date: 30th March 2017
Post to start in September 2017

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Geophysics
The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol is expanding its profile in Geophysics and is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied or Exploration Geophysics. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals who are world-class researchers with a proven record of publishing in leading scientific journals and generating their own research funding. Some teaching experience would be an asset. The post-holder will be responsible for their own research programme, carry out appropriate administrative tasks, and deliver excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. They will be expected to develop their own research group and to interact effectively both with industry partners, other academic colleagues, and the British Geological Survey.
Informal enquires are welcome and can be directed to Prof. Michael Kendall (Head of Geophysics, gljmk@bristol.ac.ujk) or the Head of School, Prof. Mike Walter (hos-earth-sciences@bristol.ac.uk).

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Research Associate in Seismology
Job number ACAD102429 on jobs.ac.uk
Closing date: 28th February 2017
Post to start in April 2017

Research Associate in Seismology
This is a NERC-funded role (funded for 2 years), to work with Professor Michael Kendall, as part of the NERC-funded project entitled Passive Imaging of the Lithosphere Asthenosphere Boundary (PiLAB), which is a collaborative project with the University of Southampton. The post-holder will be part of a large international project to image and understand the properties that define a tectonic plate. A 0 – 40 My old section of the Atlantic plate will be imaged using data collected from a large ocean-bottom passive seismic and magnetotelluric experiment. The emphasis of the analysis at Bristol will be assessing the anisotropic properties of the plate and underlying mantle using a range of approaches. Applicants will require a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology. A background in seismic anisotropy and a track record in computing and data processing is a desired asset. A proven track record in completing projects to international peer-review publication level is also required.
Any queries regarding this post, please contact Professor Michael Kendall (gljmk@bristol.ac.uk).

_______________________________________________________________________________________

The School of Earth Sciences hosts one of the largest Geophysics groups in the UK, which works on topics ranging from the Earth’s core to ice sheets. Strengths lie in planetary, deep Earth, reservoir, volcano and environmental geophysics, and the Geophysics degree programmes reflect this diversity. The Group has a strong partnership in Geophysics with the British Geological Survey. The School was rated 2nd in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), and is globally ranked in the top-20 (QS rankings 2014-16). The Science Faculty at the University of Bristol is one of the strongest in the UK and provides a welcoming environment for cross-disciplinary research. The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to selection on merit. The School and University have a wide range of policies aimed at supporting staff in work. Please see: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/about/equality-diversity/ for further details.

 

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Michael Kendall
BGS Professor of Geophysics
School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK

44 (0)117 331 5126
gljmk@bristol.ac.uk

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2-year Postdoctoral Research Assistantship --- Two-Phase Models of Temperate Ice

We are looking to appoint a postdoc to work in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, starting as early as 1 May 2017. The postdoc will work with Profs Richard Katz and Ian Hewitt to develop analytical and computational two-phase models for temperate ice deformation. The project is jointly funded by NERC & NSF, and is in collaboration with experimentalists (Profs. Neal Iverson, Iowa State and Luke Zoet, UW-Madison), who will be studying temperate ice deformation using a rotary device. The postdoc will use computational models to help interpret the experimental results, and to investigate the role of internal meltwater in high-shear zones of ice sheets, such as in ice-stream margins.

Full details are available here http://tinyurl.com/oxford-ice-pdra and in the linked “FPs_OxfordPDRA” document.

Please send informal enquiries to richard.katz@earth.ox.ac.uk or hewitt@maths.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 27 Feb 2017.

___________________________
Richard Foa Katz
Professor of Geodynamics
Dept Earth Sciences, Univ Oxford
http://foalab.earth.ox.ac.uk


Forwarded on behalf of:
Andrew Delorey
Los Alamos National Laboratory
andrew.delorey@lanl.gov
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Job Title: Post-doctoral Researcher – Machine Learning and Earthquake Slip Processes

Location: Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM

Summary: The mission of the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory is to solve complex problems of importance in environment, energy, and national security by using our capabilities in earth and environmental sciences. The division is a highly interactive, well-funded research organization with an annual budget of approximately $100 million and a staff of approximately 240. The core disciplines of EES Division include Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geodynamics, Geography, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computational Science and Geotechnical Engineering. The disciplines are organized into groups within the division, which consist of 30-40 Scientists, with approximately 20 support staff, post-docs, and students.

This job posting is for 1 (one) postdoctoral position in the Geophysics Group (EES-17). EES-17 performs research and development nonlinear acoustics, seismology, fault physics geology and geodynamics.

In this area of research we conduct experimental, theoretical and simulations of earthquake fault processes. We analyze these data applying classical signal processing and machine learning techniques with the purpose of inferring the physics of faulting and to determine if we can place time constraints on the failure time.

EES-17 is looking for a creative postdoc to join our interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate will take a role in analyzing experimental, simulation and seismic data applying classical signal processing techniques and especially machine learning and will be expected to conduct research independently, publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.


Minimum Job Requirements: Candidates with a strong background/experience in all of the following areas are invited to apply:

Experience in Machine Learning
Experience in Geophysics and/or Materials Science (a geoscience background is preferred)
Strong understanding of Mechanical behavior of materials under geologic loading conditions
Proficiency in Python, Fortran, C, and C++
Excellent written and communication skills in English
Significant code development experience and an understanding of computational methods
Motivation to achieve in an independent work environment and also the communication skills to interact with a multidisciplinary, integrated team

Additional Desired Expertise:

Code development experience
Laboratory experience
Big data handling experience
Experience with numerical modeling (e.g. finite element, finite difference, discrete elements) for simulating fault processes, or experimental background in fault physics is desired.
Solid understanding of materials science and or earthquake physics
Excellent publication record in the field of materials science or geophysics


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From: David Hilton <drhilton@ucsd.edu>
Subject: Post-doctoral position available
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Post-doctoral position available

A postdoctoral position is available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Fluids and Volatiles Laboratory: duration is 2 years. The lab is equipped with two noble gases mass spectrometers: a MAP215 and a VG5440 modified multi-collector spectrometer (both have undergone electronics upgrades), and associated extraction systems and preparation lines. Other instrumentation at Scripps/UC San Diego, including IRMS, is available. Our primary research activities involve targeting isotopes of He-Ne-Ar-CO2-N2 in basalts, xenoliths, geothermal fluids, groundwaters, etc. from a variety of tectonic environments with research directed at mantle plumes, subduction zones, earthquake precursory activity, volatile fluxes, and more (see http://scrippsscholars.ucsd.edu/drhilton). The position is primarily laboratory-based but opportunities will exist for related field studies. In the first instance, research will be directed at the New Zealand subduction system and the N-isotope systematics of the oceanic mantle. A solid working knowledge of mass spectrometry is essential as is strong writing, team-working and interpersonal skills.

Please send CV and max 2-page statement of experience/interests to Professor David Hilton (drhilton@ucsd.edu). The position is available from February 1, 2017.

The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD at the time of appointment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html


Güralp is a world leader in the design, build and installation of sophisticated seismic instrumentation. Our sensors and digitisers are used by Universities, Governments, the UN Test Ban Treaty Organisation and companies in the Civil Engineering and Energy sectors. We are the only British company in the market.
We have built over 25,000 instruments over the last 30 years and they are deployed literally all over the world, including deep under the sea, on the Polar ice, and in boreholes. They detect and warn of earthquakes, monitor weapons tests, track active volcanoes, trace active fault zones and record induced seismicity resulting from human activity. We operate through a global network of 30 distributors, who represent us around the world. Over 95% of our revenues are from outside the UK. Our largest market is currently China.
Following a successful recruitment process in early 2015 we want to recruit more strong new leaders in 2017, who will enter the business and help us shape the future. An important priority for us is to find people who can understand and articulate the customer need, hence the desire to focus on people with an Earth Sciences background for the roles.
The primary role, as a Client Relationship Manager, is customer facing, so most likely you will be directly involved with our customers, distributors and partners, managing all aspects of our commercial relationships with our market. As your experience and knowledge grows, there will be opportunities for international travel, and you will also play a role in our marketing activities.
We want to give you experience of the whole business. You will therefore first spend some time with Production and Engineering, to learn about the instruments that we manufacture.
Future career development will depend on our growth and success as a business, which will offer new opportunities in commercial and technical management roles, serving a global client base.
This recruitment initiative is supported by the Board and the Executive Chairman, who will sponsor the selection process, induction and training, and the career development of the new recruits.
Full details on how to apply are provided on page two

You can find out more about us at www.guralp.com


A PhD studentship has just been announced at Stockholm University, supervised by Dr Benny Reinardy and co-supervised by myself and Dr Bill Murphy at the University of Leeds. Please see the following link for more information – but as a summary, it is an assessment of the mechanical properties of glacial landforms, focussing on the Midtdals outlet glacier of Norway’s Hardangerjøkulen ice cap. I’m sure it will be of interest to near-surface geophysicists, experienced with seismic and/or electrical methods.

More info at the Stockholm webpage: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=2502&rmlang=UK

Please do circulate this exciting opportunity - the deadline is fairly tight, on the 15th February!

Best regards,
Adam



Dr Adam Booth

Lecturer in Exploration Geophysics

Rm 10.18d

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

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

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From: "György Hetényi" <gyorgy.hetenyi@unil.ch>
Subject: PhD position in crustal geophysics
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PhD position in crustal geophysics

The Earth Science Institute at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) invites applications for a Ph.D. position on (intra-)crustal geophysical investigations starting Spring 2017.

In frame of project OROG3NY (http://wp.unil.ch/orog3ny/) the Ph.D. research will employ two main geophysical tools, seismology and gravimetry, to investigate the structure within the continental crust, and to link geophysical and geological knowledge and understanding. For both methods it is foreseen that the Ph.D. candidate collects new field data. There are various targets to be investigated in the Alps and there is the possibility to add other ones according to the candidate’s motivation and well-supported proposal. Cooperation with experts in geophysics, geology and petrology, nationally and internationally, is planned.

Applicants should have a M.Sc. degree in natural sciences. Experience in seismology and gravimetry are an advantage. Good knowledge of several of the following languages is essential: English, MatLab, Italian, Fortran, French, German. The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be expected to present results at national and international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed international journals. Experience and motivation in doing fieldwork (incl. driving) are an advantage.

The University of Lausanne hosts several experts covering a large domain of Earth Sciences, and offers excellent research conditions. The campus and the city are located on the shore of the largest lake in Western Europe, the region provides comfortable living. The knowledge of French is not a requirement for work but may be an advantage for everyday life.

Applications [CV with aforementioned language skill details; a max. 1-page motivation letter with own ideas; copy of M.Sc. diploma; contact details of at least two references] are to be sent via e-mail only in a single PDF file to Prof. György Hetényi (gyorgy.hetenyi@unil.ch). Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

The evaluation of applications will start January 16th 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. We regret that only successful applicants will be informed.


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From: Nicole Lautze <nlautze@soest.hawaii.edu>
Subject: University of Hawaii: postdoctoral and graduate student positions
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Aloha colleagues,

The University of Hawaii was recently granted a 5-year $20mil NSF-EPSCoR grant focused on groundwater. The project is currently seeking postdoctoral researchers in the areas of: 1) Hydrogeophysics, 2) Microbiology/Geochemistry, and 3) Numerical Modeling. Positions will offer 3 years of funding and full benefits.

More detail is on the project is at:
https://www.hawaii.edu/epscor/

For more detail on the postdoctoral positions (with a link to application materials) please see:
http://www.hawaii.edu/epscor/postdoctoral-researchers/

We are also hosting a scholars program for graduate students, with information at:
https://www.hawaii.edu/epscor/ike-wai-graduate-scholarship/

 

Thanks for your interest!


The deadline for students to apply to the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is February 1, 2017. Please help us spread the word about this exciting program by bringing it to the attention of student in your departments!

Resources to help you make these announcements can be found here (e.g slide sets, text for listservs, etc)... http://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/about#announce

Students can learn more about the program www.iris.edu/hq/internship/ or apply here https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/interns

Best Wishes,
Michael

PS> If you are interested in becoming a mentor for 2017, please visit https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/hosts to learn more and apply!

---------------------------------
Michael Hubenthal
Senior Education Specialist
IRIS Education and Outreach
"Advancing awareness and understanding
of seismology & geophysics while inspiring
careers in Earth science"
607-777-4612
www.IRIS.edu


Forwarded on behalf of Prof. György Hetenyi:

PhD position in crustal geophysics

The Earth Science Institute at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) invites applications for a Ph.D. position on (intra-)crustal geophysical investigations starting Spring 2017.

In frame of project OROG3NY (http://wp.unil.ch/orog3ny/) the Ph.D. research will employ two main geophysical tools, seismology and gravimetry, to investigate the structure within the continental crust, and to link geophysical and geological knowledge and understanding. For both methods it is foreseen that the Ph.D. candidate collects new field data. There are various targets to be investigated in the Alps and there is the possibility to add other ones according to the candidate’s motivation and well-supported proposal. Cooperation with experts in geophysics, geology and petrology, nationally and internationally, is planned.

Applicants should have a M.Sc. degree in natural sciences. Experience in seismology and gravimetry are an advantage. Good knowledge of several of the following languages is essential: English, MatLab, Italian, Fortran, French, German. The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be expected to present results at national and international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed international journals. Experience and motivation in doing fieldwork (incl. driving) are an advantage.

The University of Lausanne hosts several experts covering a large domain of Earth Sciences, and offers excellent research conditions. The campus and the city are located on the shore of the largest lake in Western Europe, the region provides comfortable living. The knowledge of French is not a requirement for work but may be an advantage for everyday life.

Applications [CV with aforementioned language skill details; a max. 1-page motivation letter with own ideas; copy of M.Sc. diploma; contact details of at least two references] are to be sent via e-mail only in a single PDF file to Prof. György Hetényi (gyorgy.hetenyi@unil.ch). Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women. The evaluation of applications will start January 16th 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. We regret that only successful applicants will be informed.

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Dr. David G. Cornwell
Lecturer in Geophysics
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E: d.cornwell@abdn.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 1224 273448
T: @seismodave
O: Rm 140, Meston Building
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School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
King's College
Aberdeen, AB24 3UE
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Please see below for details of a fully-funded PhD in experimental geodynamics at FAST (CNRS / University Paris-Sud) available for immediate start. Please direct queries to the address below.
From viscous plumes to dikes and fractures

Supervisor: A. Davaille (FAST, FR).
Collaborations: N. Ribe (FAST, FR), P. Tackley (ETH ZURICH)

The aim of this Ph.D. project is to investigate the influence of rheology on the nature (e.g. fracturation, viscous flow) and morphology (fractures, dikes, diapirs) of intrusions in a deformable matrix. The physics of the phenomena will be systematically studied through laboratory experiments using polymer gels and colloids, whose rheologies combine viscous, elastic and plastic aspects, and state of the art visualization techniques. Regime diagrams and scaling laws derived from the experiments will be compared to full numerical simulations in collaboration with Paul Tackley (ETH Zurich). The expected results are a better understanding of the processes allowing for strain localization and for the development of intrusions in a crustal reservoir or in a planetary lithosphere. Of particular interest will be the conditions responsible for the different lithospheric responses to mantle plume impacts, including volcanic plateaus, volcanoes, triple-junction rifting, and coronae.

The project also includes a 2-month internship at a leading geophysics company (Rockfield, UK), where the PhD student will apply the knowledge acquired in his/her academic research to study macroscopic flow in a viscous and elastic deformable matrix.

This project is part of the Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Network (ITN) CREEP.

Requirements:

• Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

• Applicants must be in the first four years of their research career and should not have a PhD degree. Time is measured from the date of award of the Master degree (official maternity/paternity leaves excluded).

• Applicants must have strong quantitative and scientific background, hold a Master degree in physics, fluid mechanics, engeneering, planetology, or geophysics, and be highly motivated to work in an international team.

• Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English skills.

Employment conditions:

• Participation in the EU-funded innovative training network CREEP, which encompasses 16 Ph.D. projects in 10 major research groups in geodynamics and fluid mechanics in Europe (Montpellier, Bristol, Durham, UCL, Utrecht, ETH Zurich, FAST-Orsay, Roma 3, Mainz, Munster) and 11 private-sector partners (Schlumberger, Rockfield, Baker Hughes Schott, APERAM, AkzoNobel, MP Strumenti, Reykjavik Geothermal, IGEM, GMuG, Geospatial Research).

• A 36-month full employment contract with social security and a net monthly salary of about 1800€ .

• Guaranteed funding for the research project and training activities.

• A personalized training program mutually agreed upon at the time of recruitment, and which will directly reflect the candidate’s training needs and career objectives.

Application Procedure

• Candidates should apply via our online application procedure (http://www.itn-creep.eu). Once the application is received, the candidate will receive an email requesting his/her CV and academic credentials (grade sheets and degree statements).

• Deadline for applications: as soon as possible. The application will remain open until filled.

For additional information please mail us : davaille@fast.u-psud.fr


Institution: IRIS PASSCAL
Open Until: 2017-06-01

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech solicits applications for a professional Data Specialist for seismology support operations. The PASSCAL Instrument Center supports both active and passive source seismology worldwide with end-to-end experiment support services, state-of-the-art portable seismic instrumentation, and advanced field and database management tools. The Data Specialist will work primarily at archiving data collected by PASSCAL experiments ensuring the best possible set of data and metadata are archived with the IRIS DMC.

Responsibilities Include:
Support of seismological experiments, particularly in the realm of data archiving; data quality control; user support; fieldwork.

Minimum Requirements:
M.S. degree in geophysics or related science, or 3 or more years of directly related experience
Knowledge of time series data formats
Scripting languages
UNIX systems
Familiarity with seismological instrumentation

Desired Qualifications:
Seismological fieldwork
Knowledge of SEED, SAC, SEG-Y or other data formats

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, Box 144, Socorro, NM 87801-4796


Seeking new Executive Editor for Bulletin of Volcanology

On behalf of the international volcanological community the IAVCEI Executive Committee would like to thank James White for his outstanding term as Executive Editor of the Bulletin of Volcanology.

I am sure you will all agree that James and Linda have done a fantastic job of managing the journal over the past years.

As James’s term comes to an end, the IAVCEI Executive Committee (EC) seeks expressions of interest for the role of Executive Editor of the Bulletin of Volcanology, for a term of 6 years, starting in July 2017. The role requires familiarity with a breadth of volcanology topics, as well as commitment to timely editorial handling and improving the journal for volcanologists, including striving to increase its impact factor. Previous editorial experience is required, and we especially invite expressions of interest from existing Associate Editors of the Bulletin or other journals of similar specialization and importance. The role includes funds for an Editorial Administrator. The new Executive Editor and Editorial Administrator will be trained by the current editorial team (James and Linda White) during a month-long transition period. For more information on the specific requirements and time commitments of the role please consult the Terms of Reference on the IAVCEI webpage.

http://www.iavcei.org/9-news/76-seeking-new-executive-editor-for-bulletin-of-volcanology.html

Your expression of interest should include a cover letter briefly explaining what you think you can bring to the role, as well as a brief CV.

Please email these to the IAVCEI Executive Committee via Jan Lindsay (j.lindsay@auckland.ac.nz) and Don Dingwell (dingwell@lmu.de) by 30 April 2017.

Don Dingwell

IAVCEI President (for the executive committee and the membership of IAVCEI)


The USGS Earthquake Science Center Pasadena Offices is hiring IT
Specialists to support the mission of the Earthquake Early Warning Project.

The USGS is seeking IT professionals with experience and skill operating
and maintaining software, hardware, and operating systems in a Linux
environment. Applicants who have experience with Linux operating
systems, modern code management tools, and modern operating systems
maintenance protocols will receive consideration for this opportunity.
The successful candidates will support the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early
Warning (EEW) system (shakealert.org), a mission-critical, distributed
system that rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts
to institutional users and the public.

The position is part of a USGS-university team that operates and
maintains the ShakeAlert system; a 24/7 Earthquake Early Warning
system. We are designing it to distribute rapid warnings of expected
strong shaking when an earthquake occurs. ShakeAlert is a
multi-organization cooperative project to build and operate a public EEW
system for the California, Oregon and Washington.

ShakeAlert is a complex set of geographically distributed machines and
modules that intercommunicate via a message broker. It generates
real-time earthquake products that are distributed via public-facing
servers. ShakeAlert interacts with other complex USGS-supported systems
including the ANSS Quake Management System (AQMS) and Earthworm. All
work is accomplished in a Linux and open-source environment. The
operational setting includes real-time data streams from hundreds of
field sensors telemetered over a heterogeneous WAN, many distributed
servers running application codes and scripts, and transactions with
Oracle and MySQL databases.

The opening for this full-time, permanent position (GS-2210-9/11/12) is
at the Pasadena office of the Earthquake Science Center. US citizenship
is required. Only online applications will be accepted. The federal
government is an equal opportunity employer. Please, apply only if you
have experience that is relevant to this opportunity.

The deadline for applications is no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Apply online at
DEU [open to all US citizens]:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460794000/

(https://www.usajobs.gov/ SAC-2017-0162)

Merit Promotion [open to current & former federal employees with
status]: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460794400/

(https://www.usajobs.gov/ SAC-2017-0163)

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Valerie Thomas | SCSN Manager, Geophysicist
U.S. Geological Survey | office: (626)583-7820
Caltech Seismological Lab | cell: (626)646-3898
525 So. Wilson Ave | vthomas@gps.caltech.edu or
Pasadena, CA 91106 | vthomas@usgs.gov


The Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Institute of Technology is now seeking to fill three Research Scientist positions. Applicants working in these areas (among others) are encouraged to apply:

• Formation of the Earth
• Earth interior properties and dynamics
• Early Earth environment and evolution
• Solar system exploration
• Formation and characterization of exoplanets
• Abiotic chemical evolution
• Origin of life
• Early biological evolution
• High performance computing
• Biogeochemical cycling

Please see the following link for further details and application procedures, which includes an e-mail address for further enquiries:

http://www.elsi.jp/en/about/recruitment/public-offering-positions/2016/12/20161222_recruit.html

Application deadline is Feb. 28, 2017.

George Helffrich
george@elsi.jp


The Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) seeks a PhD student in the field of subglacial processes. This project combines borehole experiments with seismic monitoring on Alpine glaciers.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, should hold a Master's degree in geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, earth sciences, or engineering, and is familiar with time series analysis on high-level programming languages such as Matlab and Python. She/he will collaborate with seismologists at the Swiss Seismological Service and ETH's Geophysical Institute to implement existing and develop new techniques for automatic processing of glacier microseismicity. The planned glacier experiments require good physical shape and willingness to spend up to several weeks in the field; mountaineering skills would be a plus. The working language is preferably German, but English is also possible; knowledge of German would be an asset in any case. Evaluation of applications will start on 31 January 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Project start is spring 2017.

For additional information please refer to www.glaciology.ethz.ch or contact Fabian Walter, walter@vaw.baug.ethz.ch (no applications).

We look forward to receiving your application including a detailed C.V., a letter of motivation, diplomas, and work certificates (if any) online at www.jobs.ethz.ch ("apply now" below) addressed to ETH Zurich, Ms. Corina Niescher, Human Resources, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.

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Fabian Walter
ETH Zurich
Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology
V. Wasserbau, Hydrologie u. Glaz.
HIA D 56.1
Hönggerbergring 26
8093 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 4162


Applications are invited for the following (open competition) fully funded PhD project that will involve work on marine geophysical data, including multichannel seismic reflection lines, collected west of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2015:

Glacial influence, processes and controls on development of sediment drifts close to the Antarctic continental margin.
http://nercgw4plus.ac.uk/project/glacial-influence-processes-and-controls-on-development-of-sediment-drifts-close-to-the-antarctic-continental-margin-2/

Contact lead supervisor Rob Larter (rdla@bas.ac.uk) for further information.

To apply send full CV, statement of interest/cover letter and contact details of 2 x academic/professional referees to rdla@bas.ac.uk

Deadline for applications is 6th January 2017.


Author: Peter Clarke
Subject: Vacancy - Research Assistant/Associate in Geodesy, Newcastle University, UK (ref D55918R)

With apologies for cross-posting to several relevant lists:
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You will join the Geomatics team and carry out research in GNSS positioning, including the utilisation of GNSS observations for the precise determination of horizontal and vertical motions of the Earth's crust and natural features such as glaciers, or built structures on the Earth. You will disseminate your work via leading international journal publications and conferences. It is also expected that you will contribute to the engagement activities of the School (e.g. consultancy and Continuing Professional Development training).

You will have a PhD in geodesy, or a closely related scientific/engineering field, awarded or in submission by the time of appointment. You should have a proven or emerging track record of self-motivated progress in academic research, including publication in peer-reviewed journals, and a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.

You must have high-quality written and oral communication skills in the English language, and practical experience of GNSS surveying. You should also have expertise in scientific programming and computing under the Linux (UNIX) operating system, and the use of one or more programming languages. You will also be expected to have experience in one or more of the major scientific GNSS processing software packages. Experience of collaboration with industrial or multi-disciplinary partners would also be an advantage.

This is a fixed-term position for three years (in the first instance).

Salary: GBP 26,829 to 28,452 (if PhD not yet awarded)
GBP 29,301 to 31,076 (with potential progression to GBP 38,183; PhD awarded)

Closing Date: 18 January 2017

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Stuart Edwards, +44 (0)191 208 5962 or email stuart.edwards@ncl.ac.uk
Formal applications must be made via Newcastle University's vacancies website, http://bit.ly/2hH4WKA (ref D55918R)

--
Peter J. CLARKE MA DPhil FHEA FRAS
Professor of Geophysical Geodesy
http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/peter.clarke/

Deputy Head of School
School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences,
Cassie Building, Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
http://www.ceg.ncl.ac.uk/

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 6351 (direct) or 6323
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 6502
e-mail: Peter.Clarke@newcastle.ac.uk
Skype: peter.clarke_newcastle
Twitter: @geophysgeodesy


We currently have an opening for a 2-year postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London

The Associate will join project VOILA, a consortium of five UK universities and international partners (www.voila.ac.uk <http://www.voila.ac.uk/>). The aim of the post is to improve our understanding of the role of fluids insubduction-mantle wedge processes through numerical modelling and comparison with seismic, petrological and geochemical data collected by the consortium for the Lesser Antilles Arc

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Geophysics, or a closely related field, with experience in numerical modelling of mantle and/or lithospheric dynamics. Experience with petrological data and thermodynamic modelling, use of seismic data and/or geochemical data is desirable. The appointed researcher is expected to actively work as part of the VoiLA team.

Closing date for the applications is 15 February 2017.

The preferred starting date is Summer 2017.

For more information and a link for the application forms see:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWH163/research-associate

or contact
Saskia Goes
s.goes@imperial.ac.uk <mailto:s.goes@imperial.ac.uk>
Jeroen van Hunen
jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk <mailto:jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk>


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From: Juliet Biggs <glcjb@bristol.ac.uk>
Subject: Postdoc position on satellite observations of volcanic process
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Applications are invited for a NERC-funded Research Associate / Senior Research Associate for two years, based in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. Closing date for applications is 18th January 2017. You will use satellite observations to understand the processes contributing to volcanic unrest and eruption, the nature of magmatic plumbing systems and the implications for time-dependent hazard.

You will work within the NERC Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) and with the NERC-ESRC funded STREVA project, which aims to develop and apply a practical and adaptable framework for volcanic risk assessment. You will also join the award-winning Volcanology and Geophysics research groups at the University of Bristol, and will interact with the Cabot Institute. The School of Earth Sciences was rated joint second in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with 98% of our research output graded as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

 

Apply online through: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingId=5429&nPostingTargetId=20469&id=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&LG=UK&mask=uobext

 

If you'd like to discuss the position, contact juliet.biggs@bristol.ac.uk

 

Cheers,
Juliet


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Open Until: 2017-01-13

Offshore Fault Evaluation Group, Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT) , JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for two positions as Project Engineer. The successful applicants on a project entitled “Comprehensive Evaluation of Offshore Fault Information Project” and sub-projects entitled "Collection of offshore seismic data and construction of database" (FY2013-FY2019, Co-investigator Shoshiro Shimizu) and "Unified data processing for collected data and interpretation of faults" (FY2013-FY2019, Co-Investigator Narumi Takahashi) .
The project aims to interpret the distribution of faults in areas surrounding Japan using collected geophysical and geological data along with some reflection seismic data to be re-processed as needed. Additionally, velocity structures obtained by an ocean bottom seismometer (in addition to the velocity data acquired by seismic data processing) are applied to determine the fault distribution in depth domain.

For details about the Research and Development (R&D) Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, please visit the website at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ceat/e/

[Description of Work]
As one team member for funded research, the successful applicant will carry out one of the following two types of duties.

Job Type 1
1)Conduct reflection seismic data re-processing to the following objectives:
?unify data processing for collection of seismic data,
?apply noise reduction processing if necessary.
2)Interpret fault distribution using seismic reflection data with consideration of the following aspects:
?relation between velocity structure and fault stretching in depth,
?fault continuity including seafloor topography,
?fault matching with successive seismic sections.
3)Construct 3D velocity structure for the time-to-depth conversion of seismic sections and fault depths.
4)Assist with the presentation of materials
5)Perform other duties designated by the department

Job Type 2
1)Interpret fault distribution using seismic reflection data with consideration the following aspects:
?relation between velocity structure and fault stretching in depth,
?fault continuity including seafloor topography,
?fault matching with successive seismic sections.
2)Carry out geological interpretation with consideration of the following aspects:
?correlation between well data and seismic reflection data,
?interpretation of main seismic horizons such as acoustic basement and geological unconformities.
3)Assist with the presentation materials.
4)Perform other duties designated by the department.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Experiences in seismology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, lithology and earth science

[Requirements]
The successful applicant must have a bachelor's degree in a closely related field. Applicants who have equivalent ability through extensive experience will also be considered.

?Applicants should have an interest in research for disaster prevention and reduction.
?Work experience in reflection seismic data processing and seismic interpretation are desirable.
?Research work is conducted using dedicated software on workstation, therefore, experience with server maintenance in the Unix/Linux environment is required.?????????????????
?Fluent Japanese is required to negotiate data management involving many research institutes in Japan.

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

Details of this recruitment:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ceat_20170113.html


Applications are invited for a two year PDRA position to join the NERC
"Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet"
research programme and undertake atomic scale simulations of point defects
and dislocations in mantle minerals. We are looking for a PDRA with
experience of atomic scale simulation of the solid state, an interest in
the effect of water on the rheology of the mantle, and an ability to
collaborate with other members of the research programme.

Further information can be found online at
http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/ENVEE1137 - note that the application deadline is
11 January 2017.

I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of any
potential candidates.

Many thanks,

Andrew

--
Dr Andrew Walker
Associate Professor in Computational Geoscience
& NERC Independent Research Fellow
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds


Institution: USGS
Open Until: 2017-01-09

The USGS Earthquake Science Center in Pasadena, California are hiring to support the mission of the Southern California Earthquake Monitoring Project.

The USGS is seeking motivated candidates for Physical Science Technician GS-1311-09/11 in Pasadena, California within the Pacific Region, Earthquake Science Center.

Earthquake Monitoring Project which includes the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN),
and the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN), and the Southern California GPS Network. The USGSSCSN monitors all earthquake activity in southern California through a network of more than 400 seismic stations, over 14000 GPS stations, dedicated telemetry systems, and numerous real-time, analysis and notification computer systems.

The incumbent is responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of field equipment and communications infrastructure of the Southern California Seismographic Network (SCSN) and the USGS GPS network. This work is accomplished in cooperation with other USGS, CISN, and cooperator field engineers. The incumbent will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a variety of equipment including seismic sensors, data loggers, power systems, antennas, computer networking equipment, telephone equipment, radios, and satellite, microwave and cellular communications systems. This equipment is located throughout southern California including at remote sites in hostile environments.

This opening is for a full-time, permanent position. US citizenship is required. Only online applications will be accepted. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer. Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including transcripts.

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 9, 2016 (Happy Holidays!).

Apply online at usajobs.gov:


The vacancy announcement number is SAC-2017-0101.


Applications are invited for a PDRA to join the NERC Large Grant project VOILA. The aim of this consortium, consisting of the Universities of Southampton, Liverpool, Durham, Bristol and Imperial College London is to understand the relationship between volatiles and arc magmatism at the Lesser Antilles. We are looking for a PDRA with expertise in active source seismology to invert OBS data to be collected onboard the RRS James Cook in April-June next year in order to constrain the pattern of hydration on the incoming plate.
I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of any potential candidates.

Many thanks,

Jenny

 

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Dr. J.S. Collier,
Dept. Earth Science & Engineering,
Imperial College London.

Room 4.46, RSM Building,
Prince Consort Road,
London SW7 2BP, UK.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 6443
Email: jenny.collier@imperial.ac.uk
Twitter: @geophysicsjenny
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/jenny.collier
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/engineering/departments/earth-science/research/research-groups/geodynamics/themes/crustal-structure/
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/engineering/departments/earth-science/research/research-groups/geodynamics/themes/seafloor-imaging

President of the British Geophysical Association http://britgeophysics.org/


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From: Glenn Gaetani <ggaetani@whoi.edu>
Subject: Tenure-track Research Scientist – Geology & Geophysics
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Tenure-track Research Scientist – Geology & Geophysics

 

The Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of High-temperature Geochemistry/Petrology with an emphasis on metamorphic and/or igneous processes. We are seeking candidates whose research has broad applications to global geochemical cycles at convergent and divergent margins, and complements existing strengths in isotope geochemistry, experimental petrology, geophysics, and marine geology. Candidates whose research interests involve development of and/or innovative use of our existing analytical strengths in mass spectrometry (such as SIMS and MC-ICPMS) and/or field-based research are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level but exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at more senior levels.

 

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (www.whoi.edu/jointprogram ). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Biology, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) and WHOI’s Marine Policy Center (www.whoi.edu/main/mpc), as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.

 

Members of the WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available as well as significant internal funding for developing innovative research. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will work with applicants to identify and explore available options. WHOI’s benefits package includes vacation time, an employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, child-care subsidy, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online; please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference XX-XX-XX. Applications should include, as a single pdf document, a CV, a 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2017.

 

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

 

--
Glenn A. Gaetani
Tenured Associate Scientist
Director, Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Office: (508) 289-3724
Lab: (508) 289-3744
Fax: (508) 457-2183
Mail: MS#8
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email: ggaetani@whoi.edu


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From: James White <james.white@otago.ac.nz>
Subject: NZ postdoc position
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New Zealand Postdoc available:

 

A postdoctoral researcher is sought for research on submarine eruption dynamics of the 2012 Havre eruption (Carey et al. 2014).

 

A 2015 NSF-funded research cruise led by Rebecca Carey and Adam Soule provided the first-ever opportunity to observe and sample in-place the fresh deposits of a major silicic deep submarine eruption. On the cruise we acquired datasets and a sample suite which is unparalleled globally, and the postdoctoral project is underpinned by geophysical, geological and sample information collected during the cruise.

 

The postdoc will be based at University of Otago, New Zealand, and work with James White. The project also involves extensive work with Bernd Zimanowski and colleagues (Wuerzburg, Germany) to establish heat-transfer rates using fragmentation experiments, and to link them with the sizes and types of particles produced. There will also be some analogue experimentation with saturation processes of steam-filled pumice immersed in water, and a large block of work with Michael Manga (Berkeley, California) on fluid-dynamic modelling that uses the Wuerzburg results as eruption-specific input values.

 

The successful candidate will have strong quantitative skills and, ideally, experience with analogue experimentation. The position is funded for 2.5 years on the Otago postdoctoral scale http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/otago103639.pdf

 

Carey RJ, Wysoczanski R, Wunderman R, Jutzeler M (2014) Discovery of the Largest Historic Silicic Submarine Eruption. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 95(19):157-159. doi:110.1002/2014EO190001

 

For further information, contact james.white@otago.ac.nz.


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From: "Coombs, Michelle" <mcoombs@usgs.gov>
Subject: USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory hiring a Research Geologist
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The USGS Volcano Science Center is hiring a Research Geologist to join the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) in Anchorage, AK. This is a permanent position with full benefits with a starting grade of GS 12 or 13.

We welcome applicants with strong research backgrounds in physical volcanology, volcano geology, and stratigraphy, with significant fieldwork experience on volcanoes, and with substantial experience in the use of geochemical and petrologic investigations to improve understanding of volcanic and magmatic processes. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The application period is currently open and will close on Friday, December 23, 2016, at midnight Eastern Standard Time.


Some of the duties of this position will include:
Serving as a principal investigator of volcanic eruptive processes and history, and applying research results to inform volcano hazards assessments and the interpretation and forecasting of volcanic eruptions.
Mapping volcanic deposits, applying stratigraphic principles, conducting laboratory analyses, and using geochemistry, petrology, and Quaternary dating techniques in research investigations.
Incorporating disparate data sets into research of volcanic processes, and working with a diverse staff with expertise in physical volcanology, volcano geophysics, numerical modeling, and remote sensing.
Disseminating results of research by publishing as a primary author in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting results and leading sessions at national and international meetings.
Performing field work, often in sub-Arctic wilderness, including in the vicinity of erupting volcanoes. Nearly all work is helicopter- and/or boat-based and involves landing at unprepared sites in mountainous terrain. Some work will require hiking long distances over difficult terrain, sometimes carrying heavy loads. Some work may require mountaineering skills such as glacier travel.
Assisting in volcano monitoring and forecasting activities at AVO or as needed at other US volcano observatories.

For details on the vacancy announcement, including specific qualification requirements and application procedures, go to http://www.usajobs.gov and refer to Job Announcement Number SAC-2017-0103 ( https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?keyword=SAC-2017-0103&Location=&AutoCompleteSelected= ).

The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal employment opportunity employer.

AVO is a cooperative program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, both in Fairbanks. In addition, AVO is part of the USGS Volcano Science Center, which is home to the five US volcano observatories. In Anchorage, AVO is collocated with the USGS Alaska Science Center, which has expertise in geologic mapping, mineral and energy assessments, glaciology, hydrology, and biology.

--
Dr. Michelle Coombs
Scientist-in-Charge
Alaska Volcano Observatory
U.S. Geological Survey
4230 University Drive Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-7403
mcoombs@usgs.gov
www.avo.alaska.edu


Four PhD studentships (3.5 years) with guaranteed funding from The Leverhulme Trust will be offered within the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences in the University of Liverpool for commencement in Summer-Autumn 2017.

The studentships will be affiliated to the Manchester-Liverpool NERC doctoral training programme “Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean” enabling the students to benefit from the full range of DTP training and support. Full details of the four projects (labelled “- Guaranteed funding from The Leverhulme Trust”) are available on the DTP website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentships-earth-atmosphere-ocean/studentships/earth-and-environment/solid-earth/

Although all are focused on palaeomagnetism and related topics, the studentships, to be based with the Geomagnetism Laboratory, would be suitable for anyone holding, or expecting to obtain, a first-class or upper second class degree (Masters or BSc) in geophysics, geology or physics.

Applications should be submitted using the same process as for other DTP studentships by the deadline: 18th January 2017.

For informal enquiries, please contact the lead supervisor using: biggin@liverpool.ac.uk



Dr Andrew Biggin

Senior Lecturer in Geophysics
Geomagnetism Laboratory
Oliver Lodge Laboratories
Dept. Earth, Ocean and Ecol. Sciences
University of Liverpool
Oxford Street
Liverpool L69 7ZE
UK

Tel. +44 (0)151 794 3460
Fax. +44 (0)151 794 3464
http://liverpool.academia.edu/AndrewBiggin

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From: Eleonora Rivalta <rivalta@gfz-potsdam.de>
Subject: PhD Opportunity at GFZ, Germany. Deadline for applications is 31 Dec
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Dear all,

A PhD position funded by DFG has opened up in the "Magma propagation research group”, PI Eleonora Rivalta, at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. GFZ is located in Potsdam, ~20 min. distant by train from the German capital, Berlin.

The research will focus on external stress controls (tectonics and surface loads) on magma chamber formation. Funding is available for 3 years.

Tasks:

Model the stress field at volcanoes in different tectonic settings
Model numerically ascending magma-filled dikes
Contribute to our magma propagation software
Carry out analog experiments in the laboratory
Conceive comprehensive models including evidence from geophysics, geology and geochemistry
Publish in international journals and present results at scientific meetings
Participate actively to activities in our group, Section and Department.

Qualifications:

MSc (or equivalent) 4-year degree in Geophysics, Physics or Geoscience
Good mathematical/physical skills
Good programming skills (e.g. matlab, python, unix/Linux, shell scripting)
You work well in teams
Good communication skills

For questions regarding the project and the research group please contact Eleonora (rivalta@gfz-potsdam.de)

With approx. 1280 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organisation.

You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam und Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

Please submit your application by 31 December 2016 quoting the reference no. 91/21/16 D via email to applications@gfz-potsdam.de. Please combine your application documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification. We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.

Official job ad:
http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/career/job-offers/job/912116-d-phd-position-mf/


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From: Barb Dutrow <dutrow@lsu.edu>
Subject: Tenure-track assistant professor position in structural geology at LSU
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Please bring this position to the attention of qualified candidates.

 

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of structural geology for appointment at the assistant professor level. The specific research area is open to all subdisciplines of structural geology. We seek an individual who can develop a strong research group, contribute to interdisciplinary research and has demonstrated strong observational, empirical and analytical skills. The Department and University strives to maintain a rich and diverse faculty group.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, possibly including field trips, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond.

 

 

Inquiries should be directed to the Structural Geology Search Committee, geology@lsu.edu.

More complete information about the position and application can be found at:
https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor-Tenure-Track-Structual-Geology_R00000256

Barb Dutrow (dutrow@lsu.edu ) and several other LSU faculty will be attending the AGU meeting and are available to meet with potential candidates.

 

 

 

Darrell Henry

Darrell Henry

Campanile Charities Professor of Geology

Department of Geology and Geophysics

217 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Complex

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office phone: 225-578-2693

Website: www.geol.lsu.edu/henry


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From: Aline Peltier <peltier@ipgp.fr>
Subject: Postdoc opportunity in InSAR at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory
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A 16-months Post Doctoral Research Associate position is available at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory (OVPF-IPGP), La Reunion Island, to work in the framework of the French ANR-funded project: «Volcano destabilizations: from observation to an integrated model of active deformation ».

The PDRA is expected to work on ground surface displacement related to volcanic activity at Piton de la Fournaise using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry. The main goal of this research is to analyse jointly conventional InSAR, PSInSAR, GNSS data and stereo-photogrammetry, using a PCAIM approach, to both constrain the deformation extension and to detect small-scale deformation associated with the long-term shifts of eastern flank of Piton de la Fournaise, and to implement these routine (open source and specific development) at the OVPF volcano observatory.

The PDRA will exploit the large InSAR database on Piton de la Fournaise available through the OI2 Observation Services (http://wwwobs.univ-bpclermont.fr/SO/televolc/volinsar/indexEN.php). The candidate will lead its research at the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory, La Reunion Island, and will also be involved in the duty Observatory tasks and will collaborate with the Observatory staff as well as with the OI2 staff in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

A PhD in Geophysics or related discipline with experience in handling InSAR and GNSS data, associated with computing and processing InSAR, PSInSAR, PCAIM are highly desirable.

The position is 16 months starting in June 2017.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent (before March 2017) to:

Dr. A. Peltier (peltier@ipgp.fr), Dr. N. Villeneuve
(nicolas.villeneuve@univ-reunion.fr) and Dr. J.-L. Froger
(J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr)

For more information, do not hesitate to directly contact them.


There are eight vacant PhD positions in the
area of atmospheric electricity (thunderstorms
and lightning) available in the southern UK.
See ctrwiae.org/jobs for more details.
Please feel free to circulate as you see fit.
Thanks, — Martin

Martin Fullekrug <M.Fullekrug@BATH.AC.UK>


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From: "Hickey, James" <J.Hickey@exeter.ac.uk>
Subject: Lecturer and Professor positions at University of Exeter
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Hello all,

Can I please bring to your attention a set of job adverts to fill vacant positions at the University of Exeter, in the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) Earth Science department based in Cornwall, UK. The research considered is quite broad and could suit someone with a volcanology background.

1. Professor in Applied Geoscience

Applications are welcomed from candidates researching into applied geoscience, whose relevant areas of expertise include but are not limited to hydrogeology, groundwater geochemistry, fracking, and geothermal energy.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVK320/professor-in-applied-geoscience-sustainable-mining/

2. Lecturer in Subsurface Fluid Flow / Geoenvironmental Engineering / Hydrogeology

Applications are welcomed from candidates researching into Geoenvironmental Engineering / Hydrogeology / Subsurface Fluid Flow, related or complementary to existing Exeter (CSM) strengths.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVG966/lecturer-in-geoenvironmental-engineering-hydrogeology-subsurface-fluid-flow-mine-waste-and-remediation-education-and-research/

Please share these posts wider within your own networks, and if you’re interested in applying feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

James

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Dr. James Hickey
Lecturer in Geophysics & Volcanology
Camborne School of Mines
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Email: j.hickey@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +441326255988
Web: drjameshickey.co.uk
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From: Lisa A Skinner <Lisa.Skinner@nau.edu>
Subject: Faculty Position in SESES at Northern Arizona University
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The School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer, with an appointment beginning as early as January 9, 2017, but most likely starting at the beginning of fall semester – August 14, 2017. The nine-month position is not tenure eligible, but may be renewable based on satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs.

 

The successful applicant will teach five sections of the large-enrollment non-majors introductory course GLG112 (Geologic Disasters) and one additional undergraduate majors course each year. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development and management, and service to the School, University, and/or community.

 

Job announcement can be found at NAU’s Human Resources page: http://bit.ly/2bTmGAq (www.nau.edu)

--
Lisa Skinner, Lecturer
Geology Program
School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
625 S Knoles Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-5814
Lisa.Skinner@nau.edu
Office: Building 12, Room 211


Dear all,

We would like to draw your attention to the following funded PhD opportunity:

Funded PhD scholarship, jointly supported via Curtin University (Western Australia) and University of Aberdeen (UK)

Project Title: Listening through rock salt: Quantifying petrofabrics and seismic velocity anisotropy of evaporites to improve seismic imaging

Principal Supervisor: Nick Timms (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)

Co-Supervisors: Dave Healy (University of Aberdeen, UK), Enrique Gomez-Rivas (University of Aberdeen, UK)

Application Deadline: 13th December 2016

Project Summary: Our ability to interpret seismic reflection data depends on the quality of the velocity model used in the seismic processing. Natural salt deposits are preserved in many sedimentary basins worldwide and are often conspicuously present on seismic reflection surveys. In order to ‘listen through’ thick evaporite deposits to interpret the pre-salt structures at depth, we need to be confident in our seismic images and seismic velocity models. However, published velocity data for evaporites is rare and often confined to simple end member minerals (halite, gypsum, anhydrite). In addition, due to their low strength, natural ductile flow of many of these rocks results in strong petrofabrics that influence seismic velocity anisotropy. Real evaporitic deposits are polymineralic and their petrofabrics are relatively poorly studied, and consequently P- and S-wave velocity anisotropies not well constrained. Recent preliminary work at Aberdeen and Curtin has shown how simple combinations of evaporitic minerals and their crystallographic orientation can produce surprising seismic velocity anisotropy in rock salt (Vargas-Meleza et al., 2015, Journal of Structural Geology). However, the influences of mineralogy, phase distribution, grain size, shape, and crystallographic orientation on the velocity characteristics of natural rock salt are yet to be fully explored.

Aims & Objectives: The main aims of the project are to quantify petrofabrics in polyminerallic evaporates and their measure effects on velocity anisotropy. In this project the student will collect natural polymineralic rock salt samples from selected outcrop analogues (and core wherever possible), and measure their P- and S-wave velocities as a function of confining pressure (up to 250 MPa), temperature (up to 200 °C), and axial stress (up to 100% of yield stress) at the University of Aberdeen. The student will use optical petrography and quantitative characterisation of phase, grain and crystallographic orientation properties via scanning electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction analysis at Curtin University to characterise and quantify the mineral assemblages and textures, and then relate the measured velocities to these mineralogical and textural variations.

Scholarship Description and Project Logistics: This project is supported by the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance, and comprises a stipend (living allowance), AU$2,500 travel funds between the two institutions and project funding. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in both institutions simultaneously, and spend two years at Curtin University (home institution) and one year at University of Aberdeen (visiting institution). The total duration of the project is three years. The stipend will be paid by the local institution in local currency for the duration of the stay. The stipend at Aberdeen will be at RCUK rates (UK£14,296 per annum equivalent), and at Curtin at APA rates (AU$26,288 tax-free per annum equivalent). The vacancy is open to applications from international and Australian national applicants. See http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate/scholarships/ for information about tuition fees at Curtin. A tuition scholarship (fee waiver) is available for international applicants. The student is responsible for acquiring and paying for entry visas for both countries.

Candidate Selection Criteria: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who must have the flexibility in their personal lives to fulfill the travel arrangement. Must have a minimum Bachelor Honours degree in geology or geophysics at 2.1 class. Good writing and speaking skills in English (see ‘postgraduate higher’ minimum IELTS, etc., requirements for the Aberdeen College of Physical Sciences here: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266 ), a good background in geosciences (geology and/or geophysics and mechanics), and proficiency in high school-level mathematics and physics are essential. Highly desirable skills / experience include geometry (e.g., structural geology, geological mapping), mineralogy, and an understanding of rock microstructures.

Application Procedure: Please send the following documents as attachments via email to Nick Timms (n.timms@curtin.edu.au) by the application deadline.

Cover letter. In you letter, please summarise your suitability for the PhD project.
Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume. Please include your nationality, academic qualifications, any relevant experience that address the selection criteria (detailed above) and names and contact details of two referees.
Evidence of qualifications. Please provide a copy of your degree certificate(s) (in original language and officially translated into English where relevant), and a transcript of your undergraduate degree results (in original language and officially translated into English where relevant). For non-native English speaking applicants, please provide evidence of English proficiency (IELTS Academic/TOEFL iBT/PTE Academic/Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency scores).
Presentation. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to prepare give a short presentation.
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Enrique Gomez-Rivas
Lecturer in Geology and Petroleum Geology
School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen
Phone: +44 (0)1224 273915
e-mail: e.gomez-rivas@abdn.ac.uk

Personal website
Staff webpage
Associate editor of Marine and Petroleum Geology

DRT 2017 - Inverness - 21st International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics, 30 April - 4 May 2017

 

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.


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From: "Cervelli, Peter" <pcervelli@usgs.gov>
Subject: Advertisement for Alaska Volcano Observatory System Administrator
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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is searching for a new lead system administrator at its Anchorage facility.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456197500/ (Merit Promotion)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456199100/ (General Public)

Although the position's duties are mainly technical, the successful applicant will be part of the AVO team, participate in eruption responses, and have opportunities to deploy and configure instruments in the field.

Please pass on the above links to anyone you think might be interested in the position. We're looking for the largest possible pool of qualified applicants. Note that this is a permanent position with relocation expenses authorized.

Thanks,
Peter

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Peter Cervelli
Associate Center Director
USGS Volcano Science Center
4230 University Drive, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508-4650
o: 9077867424
c: 9073015825
pcervelli@usgs.gov

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.?


Three positions as postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED).
The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) in Oslo, Norway, is advertising for three postdoctoral positions. More information about CEED and the positions can be found at: http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/geoscience/oslo16111.html

Below are direct links to individual advertisements for each position. Applications with attachments MUST be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit using these links. Please forward to anyone that might be interested.

North Atlantic Geodynamics (Position 1): http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1739217/97031?iso=no
Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017. For more information contact Carmen Gaina (carmen.gaina@geo.uio.no)

Mantle Geodynamics (Position 2): http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1737567/97031?iso=no
Application deadline is Feb 1, 2017. For more information contact Clint Conrad (c.p.conrad@geo.uio.no)

Computational Mineralogy and Geochemistry (Position 3): http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1736417/97031?iso=no
Application deadline is Feb 15, 2017. For more information, contact Reidar Trønnes (r.g.tronnes@nhm.uio.no)

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Clint Conrad Professor
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
University of Oslo c.p.conrad@geo.uio.no
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A quick announcement that the Leeds PhD pages are advertising a number of applied geophysics projects.

The full list of projects is available here - have a browse here - http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/browse-projects/. For my own ends I'll highlight some that I'm involved with:
- Glaciological applications of seismic Full Waveform Inversion: insight from a novel approach to evaluating the seismic properties of ice - Guaranteed funding for this NERC CASE studentship, involving the British Antarctic Survey and support from Dr Ian Jones at ION-GXT. Comes with opportunities for Arctic fieldwork.
- Resolving intrinsic and extrinsic components of seismic attenuation: benefits for reinterpreting deep crustal structure in North Sea seismic archives - led by Dr Roger Clark, this project comes with CASE funding from TGS and an internship in the Bedford office.
- Englacial indicators of surge dynamics: monitoring the evolution of surge-type glaciers with seismic methods – including fieldwork likely in Iceland, and with Andy Hooper and Duncan Quincey as co-supervisors.
- The buried coast: developing novel geophysical techniques to reconstruct coastal landscapes – GPR applications for sea-level constraint, a project which comes with industrial funding and an internship with RSK Geophysics. The lead supervisor on this is Dr Natasha Barlow.

Of course, there are plenty of other opportunities listed on that website, no doubt of interest to a range of prospective students! I'd be very grateful if you could promote these opportunities to potential PhD candidates.

Best regards,
Adam



Dr Adam Booth

Lecturer in Exploration Geophysics

Rm 10.18d

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

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


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From: Alexa Van Eaton <avaneaton@usgs.gov>
Subject: USGS internship in volcanic lightning for NSF-supported PhD students
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A USGS-NSF internship is currently available to undertake research on volcanic lightning with the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Volcanic lightning is a powerful new tool to monitor the behavior of explosive eruptions. Yet many important questions remain unanswered. We seek a graduate student researcher from the areas of atmospheric science, volcanology, or computer science to examine the causes and consequences of volcanic lightning, and to devise innovative applications at USGS volcano observatories. The goal of the internship is to integrate lightning detection from the World Wide Lightning Location Network into volcano monitoring operations within the USGS. We seek applicants interested in:

1. investigating relationships between globally detected volcanic lightning and eruption dynamics, and/or
2. developing new ways to integrate lightning data into existing data streams.

LOCATION

The Cascades Volcano Observatory is located in Vancouver, Washington, within short driving distance of Portland, Oregon, and great hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Range volcanoes. The internship will involve working closely with colleagues at the University of Washington and the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory, and will provide opportunities for summer fieldwork in the Cascades and/or Alaska.

DETAILS & ELIGIBILITY

Internship support of $5K is available to the successful applicant through a partnership with NSF. At present, only students who are currently supported by NSF funding are eligible to apply—this may be in the form of a graduate research fellowship, or any active NSF research grant (regardless of named or PI status). Ultimately, the selected applicant will need to submit an NSF supplement request by 4 December 2016, which includes the following:

1. letter of support from the university;
2. letter of support from the main academic advisor; and
3. a 3-5 page research proposal with budget + biographical sketch

Further information:
https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/GRIP-Volcaniclightningasamonitoringtoolforeruptionhazards-09-06-2016.pdf
https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/national-science-foundation-graduate-research-internship-program-grip?page=3

CONTACT INFORMATION

Eligible students interested in this opportunity should contact Alexa Van Eaton (avaneaton@usgs.gov) to discuss potential research avenues.


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From: Adrian Borsa <aborsa@ucsd.edu>
Subject: Earth Science PhD Opportunities at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego is seeking Ph.D candidates with backgrounds in science, math, and engineering for admission to its Earth science graduate program in Fall 2017.

Scripps graduate students have access to a world-class faculty that conducts research in all areas of the Earth sciences – including geochemistry, geophysics, geodesy, geology, glaciology, and planetology. In addition to their core academic training, students gain extensive experience in observational, analytical, and numerical methods, and participate in the collection of novel datasets in the lab, ocean, and field. Financial support covering tuition and stipend/salary is guaranteed for 5 years for all Ph.D students in good standing.

Scripps graduates go on to careers in academia, research, education, industry, and public policy.
Where will your Ph.D take you?

Apply at https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral by December 15, 2016.


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From: Susannah Dorfman <dorfman3@msu.edu>
Subject: Two Faculty Positions at Michigan State University: Geophysics and Global Change Processes
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Dear All,

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

Two Tenure-Stream Faculty Positions: Global Change Processes / Geophysics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State
University [MSU] is searching for two tenure-stream Assistant
Professors starting Fall 2017. Exceptional candidates at Associate or
Full Professor level will also be considered. Both positions include
an enhanced level of flexible research funding from endowment
resources.

Global Change Processes:

We seek a global change geoscientist focused on near-surface
environments. Areas of emphasis could include sediment transport, the
cryosphere, environmental geophysics, stable isotope geochemistry,
geochronology, geobiology, and ocean/atmospheric circulation.

Geophysics:

We seek a geophysicist who will complement our current strengths in
lower mantle dynamics, mineral physics, surface tectonics, and
geochemistry. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in
seismology.

Review of applications will begin on December 10, and continue until
the positions are filled. Further details and instructions for
applying can be found on jobs.msu.edu, posting 2591.

 

Please direct questions to Michael Gottfried at gottfrie@msu.edu,
copied to eeshire@msu.edu. 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.

 

Best,

Susannah Dorfman


Postdoctoral position available in Earthquake ground-motion simulations at the Earth System Physics section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The position is in the framework of a research project integrating earthquake fault studies and simulations of the ground-motion.

ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration which will depend on the research experience of the candidate. An enthusiasm for contributing to the capacity building mission of ICTP would be useful (more on www.ictp.it). The position is offered for an initial period of one year, renewable for up to an additional year, to start as soon as possible.

The appointed researcher will focus on ground-motion simulations for earthquake engineering applications. The successful applicant will have access to the on-site High-Performance Computer and simulate a suite of hypothetical earthquakes in North-Eastern Italy and Western Slovenia and other risk areas. The goal of the research is to explore the variability and level of ground motion for realistic earthquake scenarios and examine the effect of complex ruptures and Earth structure on predicted ground shaking.

The candidates are expected to have a PhD in geophysics, engineering or computational sciences with a focus in earthquake ground-motion modeling. Candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered.

Further details of the project are available from the project PI, Abdelkrim Aoudia (aoudia@ictp.it).

To apply, go to ICTP's online application system: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/EP17

The application deadline is 8 January 2017.
Please contact espvacan@ictp.it if you have further questions about the application procedure.
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Abdelkrim Aoudia
Coordinator solid-Earth Geophysics
Earth System Physics Section
International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste - Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240833
Fax: +39 040 22407833
e-mail: aoudia@ictp.it


Applications are now open for a PhD position in Bayesian borehole
interpretation methods at the University of Leicester as part of the
CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance) consortium.

More information and links to the application form can be found at

http://centa.org.uk/themes/dynamic-earth/l27/

For any questions please contact mm489@le.ac.uk

Please note that the position is only open to UK/EU citizens. The
deadline for application is 23 January 2017.


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

Two Tenure-Stream Faculty Positions: Global Change Processes / Geophysics
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University [MSU] is searching for two tenure-stream Assistant Professors starting Fall 2017. Exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. Both positions include an enhanced level of flexible research funding from endowment resources.

Global Change Processes:
We seek a global change geoscientist focused on near-surface environments. Areas of emphasis could include sediment transport, the cryosphere, environmental geophysics, stable isotope geochemistry, geochronology, geobiology, and ocean/atmospheric circulation.

Geophysics:
We seek a geophysicist who will complement our current strengths in lower mantle dynamics, mineral physics, surface tectonics, and geochemistry. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in seismology.

Review of applications will begin on December 10, and continue until the positions are filled. Further details and instructions for applying can be found on jobs.msu.edu, posting 2591.
Please direct questions to Michael Gottfried at gottfrie@msu.edu, copied to eeshire@msu.edu. 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.

Cheers,
Allen


Institution: Idaho National Laboratory
Open Until: 2016-11-30

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking candidates for Seismic Monitoring Data Acquisition Systems Support. The incumbent will provide expertise to the INL Seismic Monitoring program and support seismic safety of INL nuclear operations. The INL Seismic Monitoring program operates 33 sites with short-period and broadband seismometers, 33 sites with accelerometers, and 16 sites with global positioning system (GPS) receivers that continuously transmit earthquake data from remote locations to Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The seismic monitoring system is comprised of remotely-located DC-powered and facility-housed AC-powered computer-based seismic instrumentation from which digital seismic signals are continuously transmitted via digital communication systems to the INL seismic data acquisition and analysis computers. The program supports safety of INL operations through continuous monitoring and analyses of earthquake activity, the development of INL seismic design criteria, assessments of seismic hazards for existing facilities and new facility siting, and early warning of potential future volcanic activity near INL.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in geophysics, physics, computer science, or electrical engineering are preferred. Seismic monitoring network or geophysical field work experience preferred. In lieu of bachelor degree, manager will consider associates degree + 4 years of relevant field of work.

Must be a US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L Clearance.

Individuals must have knowledge of or be willing to gain knowledge of seismic instrumentation fundamentals.

Applicants must also have experience or skills in two or more of the following areas: 1) designing, testing, modifying, or analyzing instrumentation or computer hardware and software (EARTHWORM preferred); 2) LINUX (preferred) or other operating systems; 3) networking communications (such as TCP/IP); 4) remote digital telemetry; 5) integration of instrument signals into computer systems; and 6) programming languages (e.g., fortran, C, perl, or others). Preference is desired for individuals who have experience with computer-based seismic data loggers, broadband seismometers, or accelerometers.


Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Open Until: 2017-02-03

Research and Development (R&D) Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a few full-time TENURE-TRACK positions as Scientist or Technical Scientist. The successful applicants will be engaged in the third medium-term plan.

Details of the research at ODS can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ods/e/

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION
(1) Research and development on crustal dynamics and material circulation using information and samples derived from boreholes.
(2) Research and development on plate and magma generation and development.
(3) Research and development on the dynamics of Earth's interior using drilling science.

JOB SPECIFICATION
As members of ODS, the successful applicants will conduct research and development to create a new scientific field using information and samples derived from boreholes. ODS is pioneering research and development to establish the field of borehole informatics, a new scientific approach with the goal of understanding the dynamic nature of Earth phenomena by integrating various subsurface information.

RELATED RESEARCH FIELDS
Structural geology, geophysics, rock mechanics, geochemistry, information science, petrology, sedimentology, resource engineering, rock physics and other related fields.

Details of this recruitment:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ods_20170203.html


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on earthquakes and fluids in Chile and Oklahoma. The postdoc will analyze data from a newly acquired dense “nodal” seismometer array over the 2016 Mw5.8 Pawnee earthquake aftershocks, and from new broadband deployments in Oklahoma and Chile. The postdoc will work at Cornell, supervised by Katie Keranen, and be funded through projects related to the fluids-earthquakes theme. In addition to analysis of the new datasets, the postdoc will participate in field servicing of instruments in both Chile and Oklahoma. A completed Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required, and field experience is helpful though not required. While the start date is negotiable, we prefer a start date early in 2017. The position is for one year and is renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three professional references to: Katie Keranen, keranen@cornell.edu. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.
Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at University of Colorado Boulder through the CIRES Visiting Fellows Program. Completed application as well as letters of reference are due on January 9, 2017. Please see http://cires.colorado.edu/about/institutional-programs/visiting-fellows-program for more information about CIRES and the Visiting Fellows program.

Institution: PNSN, University of Washington, Seattle
Open Until: 2017-02-01

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) at the University of Washington (UW) is seeing a Postdoctoral Research Associate (job class code 0148) to address earthquake early warning and seismic hazards.

The individual will join an interdisciplinary team that is evaluating seismic hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and is implementing earthquake early warning (EEW) in the Pacific Northwest. The researcher will spend at least 50% of their time on EEW activities; the remaining time can be used to explore new collaborations with UW researchers. We are particularly looking for individuals who are familiar with EEW algorithms. Additional relevant skillsets and expertise include, but are not limited to, fault and deformation modeling, real-time high-rate GPS, strong-motion seismology, source seismology and rupture mechanics, waveform modeling, tsunamigenic earthquakes, visualization, and scientific programming. The position will be affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (pnsn.org) and the department of Earth and Space Sciences (www.ess.washington.edu). A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in geophysics or related field is required at the time of appointm!
ent. While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

This is a 12-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment, renewable for a second year, subject to approval, satisfactory performance, and availability of funding. The position offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. The start date of the position is flexible; winter or spring 2017 is preferred. Applications will be reviewed starting December, 2016.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see www.engr.washington.edu/advance).

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement which should include a summary of research interests, accomplishments, training and skills, and career objectives, and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references. Applicants must provide proof of the PhD conferral and be within 6 years of receipt of the PhD.

The University of Washington and PNSN promote diversity and inclusivity among our faculty and staff, and seek candidates who are able to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Scott Dakins, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 206-685-2470, or essasst@uw.edu.

Applications received prior to January 3, 2017 will receive first consideration. Applications should be sent to: Professor Paul Bodin, PNSN Network Manager, at bodin@uw.edu. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to: Prof. Paul Bodin, PNSN Network Manager (bodin @ uw.edu), Prof. John Vidale, PNSN Network Director (vidale @ uw.edu), or Prof. David Schmidt, (dasc @ uw.edu). More information on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network can be found at https://www.pnsn.org/.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Open Until: 2017-02-28

Postdoc in Geophysical and Medical Imaging

Geophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

We seek outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to conduct interdisciplinary research in geophysical and medical imaging. The successful candidate will develop novel acoustic- and elastic-wave imaging and inversion/tomography methods, and apply them to seismic data for subsurface characterization and monitoring, and to phantom and in vivo patient ultrasound data for cancer detection and characterization. Research will include development of novel imaging/inversion methods, implementation of the algorithms on super-computers, and applications to real data.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• Strong background in acoustic- and elastic-wave imaging/inversion or in numerical modeling of wave propagation.
• Proficiency in programming using Fortran/C.

Desired Skills:
• Hands-on experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments, and experience in using Verasonics ultrasound data acquisition systems.
• Experience in parallel computing.
• Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assignments to meet project deliverables.

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: In addition to submitting a CV, please submit a cover letter briefly addressing how you meet the minimum job requirements and describe the desired skills. CV should include educational background with degree dates and GPAs with scale, experience and expertise, a list of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, competitive honors/awards, and contact information of four references.

To Apply: Go to http://www.lanl.gov under Careers, Career Options -> Apply for a job -> enter job # IRC53606. Hit the "apply now" button. You will be prompted to a LOGIN. You will need to register before you can apply if you have not registered already.


Institution: University of Oklahoma
Open Until: 2017-01-10

A postdoctoral and PhD student positions in earthquake seismology are available at the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. Research topics will be focused on earthquake source processes, and fault zone properties. The successful candidates will join a growing community on earthquake processes and seismology at the University of Oklahoma. The postdoc position is for a full-time 1-year duration, renewable for a second year pending progress and funding. Opportunities for teaching, mentoring can be made available for those interested in academic career.

For PhD positions, should check http://www.ou.edu/content/mcee/geology/apply/graduate-application.html for detailed application requirements. The deadline for fall 2017 entry with funding is January 10th 2017. To be eligible for PhD position, the students are required to complete a MS degree by fall 2017. Interested students with solid background in mathematics, physics and computation should contact Dr. Xiaowei Chen (xiaowei.chen@ou.edu).

For postdoctoral position, the start date is flexible, and could start as early as January 2017. Completion of PhD degree is required at the time of appointments. Application materials include a CV, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references can be reached. Applicants should send the materials to Xiaowei Chen (xiaowei.chen@ou.edu). The postdoc position is open until filled.


I am pleased to announce that we have an opening for a duty scientist
(watchstander) at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC):
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459798800/

Nathan

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Nathan C. Becker, Ph.D.
Oceanographer
NOAA/NWS/Pacific Tsunami Warning Center


Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Open Until: 2017-01-05

We’re looking for highly motivated PhD students to work on a broad spectrum of geophysical topics ranging from observations of earthquakes source parameters to earthquake rupture simulations. The students will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques in both seismic data analysis and numerical modeling to better assess and mitigate seismic hazards. The students will work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of expertise such as Earth’s structure, lithosphere dynamics, tectonics and structural geology in the department. Full financial support including fellowships and research assistantships will be provided for the students.

Students with B.S. or M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering, physics or a closely related field are all welcome to apply. Some programming experience is recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Yihe Huang (yiheh@umich.edu) to discuss project ideas and life at UMich. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Huang’s research at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/yihehuang/. More general information about the application is available at https://lsa.umich.edu/earth/graduate-students/application-info.html. The application deadline for Fall admission is January 5, 2017.


We are seeking highly motivated Ph.D students and Postdoctoral researchers
for the Crustal Deformation and InSAR (CDI) group
(http://cdi.kaust.edu.sa) within the Earth Science and Engineering program
at King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST).

KAUST is an international graduate-level research university with strong
funding and outstanding facilities. Located by the Red Sea in Saudi
Arabia, KAUST is dedicated to the highest standards of merit-based
opportunity, and seeks the finest students and researchers from all over
the world. With its strong resources and world-class faculty, the
university is already making an impact six years after its foundation; it
currently ranks #1 in the world in ³citations per faculty² (QS University
Rankings). In addition, KAUST consists not only of unique research
facilities, but also of a seaside town with housing, shops, schools, and
many sport and recreational amenities.

Candidates chosen for the available positions will have considerable
freedom in their research, as the positions are not tied to pre-defined
projects. Possible topics include: modeling of the earthquake cycle,
earthquake sources, and volcanic processes, development of InSAR
techniques and applications, as well as poro-elastic and fluid-flow
modeling of reservoirs. Successful applicants will benefit in their
research from access to an on-site super-computing center, high-end
workstations, and advanced data processing and visualization facilities.
In addition, the CDI group collaborates with many institutions in Europe,
Asia and the US, so selected candidates will have opportunities to visit
research partners, attend international conferences and to carry out or
participate in fieldwork in the Red Sea region, Iceland, and other
locations around the world.

Applicants should have a background in geophysics, physics, engineering,
or a related field. Successful candidates should have strong analytical
skills, and experience in programming, data analysis and/or geophysical
modeling. Fluency in English is mandatory. Good interpersonal skills,
willingness to work in a team of several researchers and students, and
ability to present at international conferences are expected.

Successful applicants will receive an experience-based competitive and
tax-free salary (50-70k USD for postdocs, 25-30k USD for PhD students),
free medical insurance, relocation, access to free or low-rent housing, as
well as to kindergarten and schools for children. To apply, please send
(as PDFs) your CV, list of publications, a short statement of research
interests, and names and Email addresses of at least two referees to
Professor Sigurjon Jonsson (sigurjon.jonsson@kaust.edu.sa). Selection for
the positions will start immediately (from 10 December 2016) and will
continue until the positions are filled.


I would like to call your attention to a seismology/geophysics position available at the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

The position closes Thursday December 15.

We are looking for recent grads and post-grads with a background in seismology in particular. The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for operations and applied earthquake seismology. We are a highly operational organization. This is not a research position. When we need research done, it is very empirically based. We look for fast and reliable solutions and improvements to our mission of providing timely tsunami warnings, watches, advisories, and information statements to U.S., Canadian, and international coasts. Thousands of lives are at stake.

The person who loves and thrives in this position is someone who:
loves to serve,
enjoys the mission of issuing warnings to save lives,
loves locating earthquakes,
loves operations and empirical analyses to get the job done, and
seeks adventure.
Both situational awareness and the ability to make quick decisions are important.

The National Tsunami Warning Center is part of the National Weather Service and NOAA.

The small town of Palmer is about an hour north of Anchorage. We are surrounded by mountains, including the Chugach Range with numerous peaks from 4,000 to 13,000 feet. People here enjoy year-round sports.

The pay is good and after a year, it increases substantially. There is a Cost of Living Allowance for Alaska. Relocation expenses are authorized.

This position is open to US Citizens or Nationals.

The position closes Thursday December 15. Please note that the job application takes some time to complete.

The official job notice with application instructions can be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458197300/ .

If you would like to meet with me at the AGU in San Francisco, call the Center at the number below and I will get back to you to arrange a time and place to meet.

Sincerely,
Peggy Johnson
Peggy Johnson
Seismic Network Manager / Watchstander
National Tsunami Warning Center
Tel: 907-745-4212
eMail: peggy.johnson@noaa.gov
Web: http://NTWC.arh.noaa.gov
Soc: https://www.facebook.com/NWSNTWC/


The USGS Earthquake Science Center (Menlo Park, Pasadena, and Seattle Offices) are hiring to support the mission of the Earthquake Early Warning Project.

 

The USGS is seeking motivated candidates for the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) Regional Program Manager position. These positions are being offered in Menlo Park, Pasadena, and Seattle, and involve the management and operation of the ShakeAlert system (shakealert.org) in cooperation with university partners at each of the regional seismic networks.

These positions are part of a USGS-university team that is building, operating and maintaining ShakeAlert. The Regional Project Manager has broad responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the EEW regional buildout as well as the development and operation of the ShakeAlert system. They will manage, contribute to and participate in regional EEW operations, including overseeing the buildout and the process of incorporating stations into ShakeAlert, the operation of the production system, and the review of its performance. They will interact with participants from other organizations and coordinate the Project’s activities and contributions with them.

Openings for these full-time, permanent positions are being advertised as either a Physical Scientist (1301), Geophysicist (1313) or Geodesist (1373) at either the GS-12 or GS-13 grade. Positions are available in the Menlo Park, Pasadena, and Seattle offices of the Earthquake Science Center. US citizenship is required. Only online applications will be accepted. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer. Please be sure to submit all the requested materials, including transcripts.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 23, 2016 (Happy Holidays!).

Apply online at usajobs.gov:

 

DEU [open to all US citizens]:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459227100/

Merit Promotion [open to current & former federal employees with status]:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459227200/

Best wishes

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

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


Institution: US Geological Survey
Open Until: 2016-12-05

IT Specialists – ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System
United States Geological Survey, Department of Interior
Earthquake Science Center
Pasadena, CA

US Geological Survey is seeking IT professionals to join the team developing and operating the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system. The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system is a mission-critical, distributed system that rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts to institutional users and the public on the West Coast of the U.S. These positions are at the main testing and monitoring center in Pasadena which operates a comprehensive code management, testing and certification platform in a Linux environment. Applicants who have experience in scientific development and operations projects in a real-time Linux environment will receive consideration for this opportunity. Languages used include Java, C++, and Python. Please, apply only if you have experience that is relevant to this opportunity.

Appointment is Permanent, Full-Time
This position is with the USGS, Earthquake Science Center office located in Pasadena, CA
*U.S. Citizenship is required.*

Salary Range: $57,811.00 to $103,053.00 / Per Year

YOU MUST APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.usajobs.gov
Search for announcement number: SAC-2017-0020
(Current or former Federal employees may apply to SAC-2017-0021)
*Closing date is December 5, 2016

Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. Your resume must include current and past positions including job title, name of company/agency, dates, hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name, and contact info, as well as a narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

MAIN DUTIES
- Assist in the development and operation of a comprehensive code management, testing and certification environment for the ShakeAlert system and related components.

- Assist in the design, implementation, and documentation of a software testing framework including unit, regression, and whole system tests.

- Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an SVN repository.

- Assist application programmers in interpreting test results and in troubleshooting and improving code.

- Edit software applications for proper operation, to improve exception handling, and to conform to coding standards.

- Manage test data sets for use as input to the test system that include recorded and synthetic ground motion time-series and ShakeAlert parameter data sets.

- Conduct code reviews.

QUALIFICATIONS:

For GS-09: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service that demonstrates knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided.

For GS-11: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques; i.e., on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development.

For GS-12: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

For more detail see: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Institution: University of Calgary
Open Until: 2017-01-17

Opportunities for graduate studies currently exist in Jan Dettmer’s research group (http://wcm.ucalgary.ca/dettmer/) at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I seek MSc and PhD students for projects with a research focus in seismic source studies and uncertainty quantification. Prospective students should have strong quantitative skills in geophysics, mathematics, physics, or signal processing (engineering). Knowledge of inverse problems, uncertainty quantification and computers/programming are important assets. Students with specific research interest in source studies for large earthquakes as well as induced seismicity are encouraged to contact me (jan.dettmer@ucalgary.ca) to discuss potential projects.

Projects can commence between May and September 2017. Graduate students in my group receive funding that includes teaching and research assistantships with an annual total of $25,000 CAD. This funding level is sufficient to live comfortably in Calgary. Interested students should carefully review the graduate information pages of the Department of Geoscience:
http://geoscience.ucalgary.ca/graduate

Application deadline is 17 January 2017. Please contact our graduate program coordinator (geosciencegrad@ucalgary.ca) to obtain application materials and for general information about application procedures. Prospective students should also consult the web page for the Faculty of Graduate Studies:
http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca

Calgary is a vibrant city with 1.2 million residents, located in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is the corporate hub of the Canadian petroleum industry and served by an international airport. The city and surrounding areas provide outstanding lifestyle and recreational opportunities with the Rocky Mountains less than an hour away.


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, 2017.

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

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Herrmann (herrmarb@slu.edu).

 

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Linda M. Warren, PhD
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Saint Louis University
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
3642 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
314-977-3197


Please forward to any promising undergraduate students interested in the geosciences.
Thank you!

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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego is seeking Ph.D candidates with backgrounds in science, math, and engineering for admission to its Earth science graduate program in Fall 2017.

Scripps graduate students have access to a world-class faculty that conducts research in all areas of the Earth sciences – including geochemistry, geophysics, geodesy, geology, glaciology, and planetology. In addition to their core academic training, students gain extensive experience in observational, analytical, and numerical methods, and participate in the collection of novel datasets in the lab, ocean, and field. Financial support covering tuition and stipend/salary is guaranteed for 5 years for all Ph.D students in good standing.

Scripps graduates go on to careers in academia, research, education, industry, and public policy.
Where will your Ph.D take you?

Apply at https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral by December 15, 2016.


Institution: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO
Open Until: 2016-12-04

• Develop innovative concepts and tools to image Earth's structure and its resources

• Launch your professional career in a collaborative multi-disciplinary science environment

• Pursue strategic research at CSIRO, Australia's leading science and technology organisation.

Launch your Postdoctoral career, extend your professional network and greatly enhance your future in science and technology, while solving some of Australia's most important strategic resource issues. CSIRO's Deep Earth Imaging is one of six new Future Science Platforms and it offers opportunity for emerging scientists in a range of interrelated disciplines to pursue collaborative and independent research as part of a multi-disciplinary, international geoscience research team.

We seek 18 early career specialists from a range of geo-science related fields, including geophysics, geochemistry, geology, data analytics, visualisation, machine learning, applied mathematics and applied physics. As a member of the Platform team you will work with CSIRO scientists and engineers to develop new earth imaging methods with a specific emphasis on accurate subsurface imaging, natural resource prediction and targeting and uncertainty quantification. Together we will build the next generation of earth imaging tools using high performance computing infrastructure and cloud technologies to guide future exploration, discovery and management of Australia's mineral, energy and water resources.

Successful candidates will:
• Conduct top quality innovative research as part of a collaborative team working on one or more of four interrelated themes:?Geophysical modelling and simulation;
? Geoscience knowledge integration;
? Uncertainty reduction;
? High performance computing and large scale cloud services;

• Effectively communicate their research internally and externally;
• Build innovative solutions to strategic problems of resource discovery and management;
• Develop pathways for application and commercialisation of new intellectual property.

Location: Australia [Kensington WA (up to 16 positions) and Adelaide SA (up to 2 positions)]
Salary: AU$78k to AU$89k plus up to 15.4% super
Reference Number: 28221
Term: 3 years

To be successful you will have:
1. A doctoral degree (PhD) in geoscience or a related and Platform-relevant discipline e.g. geology, geophysics, geochemistry, data analytics, visualisation, machine learning, applied mathematics and/or applied physics. (Candidates nearing PhD completion are encouraged to apply.)
2. Demonstrated capacity to conduct innovative research, preferably across teams.
3. Skill in scientific problem solving relevant to the exploration and management of subsurface natural resources.
4. Evidence of high quality written and oral communication ability demonstrated by reports, publications and presentations.
5. The ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and the motivation and focus to carry out novel and autonomous research.
6. A record of professional and respectful behaviours and attitude.

Please note: To be eligible for these Postdoctoral Fellowships candidates must have three years postdoctoral experience, or less.

About CSIRO
At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.
We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.
Find out more at: www.csiro.au

About the Future Science Platforms and the Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform
Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are a major new CSIRO initiative and are multi-year investments in frontier science that will help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. In the future Australia's minerals, energy and water resources will come from far greater depths in the earth and from deep offshore sources. Our ability to find and exploit these resources is limited by the deep and complex cover of sediments and weather material that covers 80% of Australia's exposed land mass. Deep Earth Imaging science will help us precisely image subsurface rock properties to unlock the potential of this vast and relatively under-explored area.

Applications close, December 4th 2016.

For more information, and to apply visit: https://www.csiro.au/careers
Direct link to this position: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowships-Early-Career-Researchers-in-Deep-Earth-Imaging/373546900/


The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a dynamic faculty member at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level in the broad field of Lithosphere Dynamics. We seek a researcher-educator who will complement existing strengths in tectonics and structural geology, petrology and geochemistry, and geophysics. Individuals who bridge any or all of these disciplines are encourage to apply. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): igneous and metamorphic processes in Earth’s crust and lithospheric mantle; active tectonics and the interplay between surface processes, tectonics, and climate; experimental rock mechanics and its extrapolation to transient and long-term crustal and mantle deformation; and seismology and geodesy applies to understanding the structure and dynamics of the lithosphere.
As part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (www.jsg.utexas.edu), the Department of Geological Sciences (www.jsg.utexas.edu/dgs) has over 50 faculty and a community of research staff with a broad range of specialization and access to outstanding research facilities and support.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/39559. For questions related to the search, please contact dgs@jsg.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.


Institution: Stony Brook University
Open Until: 2017-01-16

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (GEOPHYSICS) in DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES - STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in geophysics. We seek a candidate with the potential to carry out a program of research that can complement one or more of the department’s current and traditional research strengths in geodynamics, seismology, mineral physics, and rock mechanics, and who will be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses. Details of the department’s areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at www.stonybrook.edu/geosciences.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must also have the clear potential to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that would include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants should apply by January 16, 2017 through AcademicJobsOnline.org at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/7925 (Position ID: 7925). Applications should include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to Geophysics Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100, USA. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. William Holt (William.holt@stonybrook.edu).
Stony Brook University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Human Resources Services Department at (631) 632-6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-7786. It can also be viewed on-line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

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Two positions are currently hiring at the Southern California Earthquake Center located at USC in Los Angeles.

Education Manager

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the University of Southern California has an opening for an Education Program Manager in its Communication, Education, and Outreach (CEO) Program. SCEC is a leading earthquake science research and education organization with more than 700 scientists and students at more than 70 research institutions worldwide. SCEC’s CEO program offers internships, educational and preparedness resources; and is the headquarters for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills worldwide.

The Education Program Manager will coordinate SCEC’s internship programs (which include undergraduate and graduate, summer and school year components) and work with SCEC's national partners to provide multi-lingual educational resources and professional development activities for K-12, college, and informal educators.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline, such as earth or computer sciences, or a Bachelor’s degree and experience relevant for this position. Ideal candidates will have experience with managing teams (and particularly interns or internship programs) and working with educators and students (K-12 and college). Persons fluent in Spanish are especially encouraged to apply.

For further details and to apply, go to https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/78139

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CSEP Software Engineer (Research Programmer II)

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is seeking a software engineer to manage the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability.

CSEP is an international collaboration for the prospective, automated and independent evaluation of earthquake forecasts. CSEP is supported by the SCEC with funding from the U.S. Geological Survey and the W. M. Keck Foundation. CSEP is a key component of the SCEC cyberinfrastructure that will be critical to Phase 5 of the Center’s research program (SCEC5). Headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC), SCEC is comprised of more than 600 scientists from over 60 U.S. institutions performing advanced research in fault-system dynamics, earthquake physics, seismic wave propagation, and seismic hazard analysis.

Managing CSEP operations for the retrospective and prospective testing of earthquake forecasting models against earthquake data.
Interacting with CSEP participants to develop software modules that implement new forecasting and testing methods, such as ensemble forecasts and non-Poisson time dependence.
Developing and releasing verified CSEP software updates on a quarterly schedule.
Improving the capabilities of the CSEP website to assist users in submitting models for testing, conducting tests, and understanding the testing results.
Assisting SCEC management in preparing CSEP reports and proposals.
The selected research software developer:

Will have a strong aptitude in science and firm understanding of the scientific method to facilitate collaboration with scientists and engineers.
Will be able to collaborate effectively with scientists involved in research, helping them design and implement complex systems and applications that make use of parallel scientific software, high performance computing, high throughput computing.
Will have a broad range of software skills including knowledge of distributed computing technologies, scientific software design and tuning, scientific workflow tools, data management technologies, relational database programming, and complex systems debugging. In particular, he or she will have a strong background in object-oriented programming and Python programming, as well as experience with several other computing languages (including C, C++, FORTRAN, R, and Matlab).
Will be able to develop software that runs efficiently on local Linux servers, on USC Center for High Performance Computing clusters, and potentially on supercomputers operated by the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy.
Will collaborate with SCEC researchers on earthquake forecasting research projects involving one or more highly specialized phases of scientific programming that may require designing, coding and/or modifying complex scientific programs.
Will have demonstrated competency in statistics and statistical techniques, and can evaluate results of statistical analyses and simulation studies in order to troubleshoot system operations and discuss system outputs with team members.
Will have knowledge of system administration and software configuration of Linux and Mac operating systems including security monitoring, data transfer optimization, job submission management, resource monitoring, and data storage and management.
Will be able to use software engineering tools such as scripting languages, software version control tools and Integrated Development Environments.
Will solve highly technical or obscure/concealed problems occurring anywhere in a complex software stack system.
Will be highly flexible and versatile with the ability to work independently with minimal direction and have excellent verbal and written communications skills in order to coordinate with researchers and computer scientists.
Will be effective in evaluating assignments and estimating accurately the difficulty level and time required for completion.
Will complete and implement solutions that meet customer requirements, and demonstrate a sense of urgency, drive and energy while pursuing his/her work.
If you are an experienced, highly motivated, professional software developer with up-to-date skills, this is an opportunity to work on challenging and important scientific research computing projects related to earthquake hazards. This is a full-time USC staff position with excellent University benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Apply at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/79073.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education
Master’s degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience
3 years
Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise
Relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis as well as senior or lead experience. Demonstrated ability to stand in for researchers as circumstances require. Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems.

Preferred Experience
5 years

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.


Dear Colleagues, I’d like to draw your attention to a new position in our geoscience department.

Best regards,

Derek Schutt
Colorado State University
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor in Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Critical Zone Geosciences. We seek a dynamic researcher who is advancing understanding of geologic processes affecting Earth’s critical zone. Frontier topics of research in this field may include exploring the complex interactions and feedbacks within the critical zone at broad spatial and temporal scales, advancing fundamental theory of processes within Earth’s near and subsurface, utilizing novel measurement techniques, models and datasets, or addressing grand challenges within the critical zone. Areas of research interest include but are not limited to: biogeochemistry, geochronology, geomorphology, hydrology, low temperature geochemistry, and near-surface geophysics. The candidate should have broad research interests compatible with those of the current faculty in our Department of Ge!
osciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, attract external funding, and contribute to the instruction, research and service efforts of the department. A Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Further description of the position can be found at URL http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/departments/geosciences .

To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/39847 by January 22, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to Sara Rathburn, Search Committee Chair (sara.rathburn@colostate.edu).


The IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program is pleased to announce the opening of their online application system for the summer of 2017. Please help us spread the word about this exciting program by bringing it to the attention of student in your departments!

Resources to help you make these announcements can be found here (e.g slide sets, text for listservs, etc)... http://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/about#announce

Students can learn more about the program www.iris.edu/hq/internship/ or apply here https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/interns

Best Wishes,
Michael

PS> If you are interested in becoming a mentor for 2017, please visit https://www.iris.edu/hq/internship/hosts to learn more and apply!

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Michael Hubenthal
Senior Education Specialist
IRIS Education and Outreach
"Advancing awareness and understanding
of seismology & geophysics while inspiring
careers in Earth science"
607-777-4612
www.IRIS.edu


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From: yosuke aoki <yaoki@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Subject: Postdoc on volcano deformation at ERI, UTokyo
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Dear Colleagues,

Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo, is looking for a postdoc on volcano deformation using Synthetic Aperture Radar. Our group has a privilege of free access to a large number of ALOS and ALOS-2 images through a contract between Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and ERI. A successful candidate is expected to conduct a innovative research using SAR images including, but not limited to, ALOS and ALOS-2 images. The position is one year, starting as early as 1 April 2017, and usually renewable for the second year.

Those who are interested in this position should submit:

1) Resume according to the The University of Tokyo Standard Resume Format (see http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/jobs/)
2) Publication list
3) PDF reprint of three main papers (If one of three is a PhD thesis, please just send the abstract of the PhD thesis)
4) History of your research (up to 2 pages)
5) Statement of research plans (up to 2 pages)
6) Contact information of one or two references

to Dr. Yosuke Aoki (yaoki@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp) by an email.

Application are due by **27 November 2016**. I apologize for the short notice.

Any questions about the position should be directed to Yosuke Aoki (yaoki@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp).

 

Best Regards,
yosuke


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From: "De Angelis, Silvio" <S.De-Angelis@liverpool.ac.uk>
Subject: 3-year Postdoctoral Research Position in Volcano Infrasound available at the University of Liverpool, UK
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A 3-year Post Doctoral Research Associate position in Volcano Infrasound is available at the University of Liverpool to work within the framework of the NERC-funded project: "Assessing the strength of volcanic eruptions using acoustic infrasound measurements”. The PDRA will work on modelling and inversion of volcanic infrasound waveforms to assess the strength and mechanisms of volcano acoustic sources. The results of infrasound modelling will be used to test, non-stationary, model of volcanic ash plume rise. The PDRA will join a large multi-national team at the University of Liverpool with broad expertise in volcano geophysics, field and experimental volcanology. The PDRA will spend a period of up to 6 months with project partners at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. Additional visits to other national and international collaborators are possible. The PDRA will also take the lead on testing geophysical equipment and planning field campaigns. Anticipated field locations include Mt. Etna, Italy, and the Santiaguito lava dome complex, Guatemala, although other locations are possible/anticipated.

The PDRA will lead the computational, modelling and inversion aspects of the project in collaboration with the Geophysics research group at Liverpool and project partners at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Ash plume modelling will be conducted in collaboration with partners at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

A PhD in Geophysics or related discipline with experience in handling volcano geophysical data - in particular acoustic infrasound and seismic - and familiarity with fieldwork on active volcanoes is required. Familiarity with numerical modelling and/or inversion of volcano seismic and acoustic data, is desirable.

The post is available from 1 December 2016 until 30 September 2019.

For informal enquiries, please, email Dr. Silvio De Angelis at: silvioda@liverpool.ac.uk


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From: Christy Till <christytill@gmail.com>
Subject: Faculty position in Geophysics at Arizona State
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Assistant Professor JOB #11791
School of Earth and Space Exploration

Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) invites applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise in global geophysical processes. Anticipated start date is August 2017. We desire a candidate who (1) addresses fundamental questions in the dynamics, structure, and evolution of Earth and other planetary interiors, and (2) will work closely with existing geophysics faculty and has the ability to develop collaborations with other closely affiliated research programs in SESE (for example, possibilities include astrobiology, geochemistry, petrology, planetary science, surface processes, tectonics, and volcanology). We are interested in individuals showing capacity to bridge research in deep and shallow processes. Examples include how deep interior processes relate to the evolution of the lithosphere or the fluid envelopes of Earth and other planets. SESE is particularly interested in candidates with a strong track record in geodynamics.

Minimum qualifications
§ Ph.D in Geophysics or related field by the time of appointment
§ Established publication track record in Earth (or Earth and planetary) interior research
§ Demonstrated expertise in geophysical methods aimed at understanding large-scale interior dynamical processes
§ Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program Commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired Qualifications:
§ Research expertise as noted above
§ Demonstrated success meeting the educational needs of diverse student populations and/or engaging in scientific outreach to diverse communities.
SESE brings together Earth and space science into one school, breaking traditional disciplinary boundaries to investigate the biggest questions. SESE combines the strengths of science, engineering, and education, to set the stage for a new era of exploration. See http://sese.asu.edu for more information, and https://sese.asu.edu/about/opportunities/faculty-positions.

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience, and indicate the Job number 11791 in your letter; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, email addresses, institution, title, and telephone numbers of three references. Email the PDF of these application materials to sesenewfac@asu.edu.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 30, 2016; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by the law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/


Institution: KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC
Open Until: 2017-01-10

SCA Field Engineer Tech III
Job ID: 00323096
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

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.

Job description:

KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC, under contract to USGS at the 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 remote global locations.

Job requirements:

* Structured classroom training in theory and operation of digital electronic components, data acquisition systems, and seismic data systems, or equivalent electronics, from an accredited training school.
* 2+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of digital seismic data acquisition systems which include seismometers, amplifiers, analog to digital converters, computers, seismic recorders, timing systems, and electronic test equipment. Equivalent electronic systems experience may be substituted for direct seismic systems experience.
* Ability to travel and perform work at remote foreign locations.
* Ability to follow security, safety, and environmental requirements associated with foreign travel.
* Ability to work with people with diverse technological, language and cultural backgrounds.
* AS in electronics or associated degree plus 4 year of related experience. In lieu of a degree, 8 years of related experience.
* US Citizenship.

Desired:

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

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Apply online at: http://www.careersathoneywell.com/job/6698631/sca-field-engineer-tech-iii-albuquerque-nm/

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Douglas Dreger
Professor
Earth and Planetary Science Department
UC Berkeley

Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Science

The University of California, Berkeley Department of Earth and Planetary Science invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We seek outstanding candidates from any area of Earth and planetary science. Candidates whose research falls into this discipline are invited to apply.

Applicants are asked to provide their most recently updated curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests covering experience and goals in teaching, statement of contributions to diversity covering any experience or aspirations relevant to campus goals for diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the date of hire.
All applications should be submitted online through https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01158 by November 30, 2016. For questions please contact Andrew Jan, Administrative Affairs Coordinator, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, e-mail: epsfacultysearch@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The department is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

 


 

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