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Assistant Professor of Environmental Geophysics

Department: Environmental Sciences
Position: Full time (10 month), tenure track position with full benefits package
Salary:  Negotiable within the range established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ($44,000-$54,000)
Union Affiliation: MEA/MFT
Posting Date: March 2021
Start Date: August 1, 2021


The Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana Western seeks an innovative, passionate, educator-researcher in the area of geophysics applied to environmental science. The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. The University of Montana Western values diversity, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a teaching approach that will use Montana Western’s unique immersion scheduling model (Experience One), where students take, and faculty teach a single class at a time for 18 instructional days. Authentic practice in the discipline is the mission of the campus and we seek a talented and creative educator who can apply their research directly to undergraduate learning through fieldwork and projects.

For more information, please visit this link.


A PhD opportunity (starting late September 2021) is available in the Geodynamics Group of Prof. J. Huw Davies at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University, Wales. This studentship is linked to the NERC Large Grant led by Cardiff, on "Mantle Circulation Constrained, (MC2): A multidisciplinary 4D Earth framework for understanding mantle upwellings". 

The project is:

  1. Understanding noble gases in the context of mantle dynamics with Huw Davies, Don Porcelli (Univ. Oxford), Morten Andersen (Cardiff Univ.)  

Note a full stipend and payment of tuition fees is available to all candidates; no matter what your nationality, nor where you are resident; i.e. the opening is available to anyone in the world. 

Project details can be found here:


Application deadline is 26th April, 2021. 

Please feel free to circulate this to any and all potential candidates. 

Note all applications must be submitted online. For further information on this process please look here

Best wishes,


[Apologies for cross-posting]

Prof. J. Huw Davies (He/him)               

Yr Athro J. Huw Davies (Ef)



Director of Research

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

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Cardiff University

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Main Building

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+44-(0)29 208 75182

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Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg neu’r Saesneg 
We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English



Associate Professor in Structural Geology and Tectonics


The Faculty of Earth Sciences (FES) in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the field of structural geology and tectonics.

We seek an individual with an outstanding track-record in research and a great potential for establishing a world-class research program as well as excellent teaching of structural geology and tectonics.

Field of work

  • Teaching in undergraduate and graduate geology courses, including subjects on structural geology and tectonics and related fields.
  • Establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Lead teaching and work of students in structural geology in the field and promote the increased interest of future geoscientists in acquiring basic knowledge as well as mastering the state-of-the-art methods in structural geology.
  • Establish international high-quality collaborative projects in structural geology and tectonics with reference to Iceland's geology. These projects should preferably focus on understanding brittle structures, faulting, dike emplacement and tectonics in basalt-dominated volcanic successions.
  • The research program should preferably combine high-quality fieldwork on structures and modelling of the physical processes that give rise to those structures.

Further information on the position and how to apply can be found here


Institution: SPIN ITN
Open Until: 2021-04-05

Dear colleagues,

The application deadline for the 15 PhD positions in the Innovative Training Network SPIN „Monitoring a Restless Earth” has been extended to April 5th, 2021!

We are looking for 15 highly motivated PhD candidates, or “Early-Stage Researchers” (ESRs).

We specifically encourage current Master students (or those pursuing equivalent degrees), who expect to complete their degree in 2021, to apply to the PhD positions. As long as your degree will be completed by the time of recruitment in the project, you are more than welcome to apply!

SPIN will train 15 PhD candidates in emerging measurement technologies in seismology such as DAS, large N arrays and rotational sensors. We will develop survey designs that optimise this novel technology to improve the monitoring of geohazards. Using models for the complex response of Earth materials to stress,  and the field observations from novel sensor types, we aim to detect and exploit time-dependent material changes to improve forecasting of real emerging natural hazards.

SPIN brings together a network of excellent research departments, industrial partners, observatories and governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral network will enable the PhD candidates to gain international expertise at excellent research institutions, with a meaningful exposure of each candidate to other disciplines and sectors.

SPIN is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA).

PhD Positions are available at the following institutes:
- University of Hamburg (Germany)
- LMU Munich (Germany)
- University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
- ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
- ISTerre Grenoble (France)
- Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France)
- GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
- Dublin Institute for Advances Studies (Ireland)
- British Geological Survey (United Kingdom)

The positions will have staggered starting dates between May-October 2021 for a duration of 3 years.

For more information on the SPIN project, on application procedures, as well as full descriptions of each PhD position, please refer to the SPIN website:

You can also follow and retweet us on twitter:

Please share this announcement with any potential candidates, encourage your students to apply! And please distribute to internal mailing lists at your institute.

Best regards,
Celine Hadziioannou (SPIN coordinator)


The uOttawa Geophysics Group invites applications for 2 PhD positions and 1 Postdoctoral position in marine seismology. The candidates will join an active research group in the design and implementation of novel seismic analysis techniques and development of open-source scientific software. The iMAGE-CREATE graduate training program in Marine Geodynamics and Georesources will provide outstanding training opportunities, including participation in field trips and research cruises. The successful candidates will work on a number of projects in Marine Seismology related to the study of oceanic lithosphere structure and processes, in particular at tectonic plate boundaries, through seismic imaging. Potential research targets include the Hikurangi margin (New Zealand), the Cascadia subduction zone and the Queen Charlotte fault region. Research projects may involve seismic data collection at sea using arrays of broadband ocean-bottom seismic instruments from the National Facility for Seismic Imaging (NFSI) and other facilities.

The application deadline for the PhD positions is April 30, 2021, with a start date in September 2021 or January 2022

The application deadline for the PDF position is June 1, 2021, with a start date in September 2021 or later

Please this link for more information:  

All inquiries and application packages should be directed to Prof. Pascal Audet (he/him) at 

Institution: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studied
Open Until: 2021-05-31

Applications are invited from highly motivated and talented women for one postdoc position and one PhD student position in Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The project is being carried out in the newly established group of Seismology led by Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at FIAS in active collaboration with Prof. Dr. Horst Stöcker and Prof. Dr. Georg Rümpker. 

The project focuses on developing and applying an innovative computational framework based on novel techniques of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Seismological Data. The research work will range across Seismology, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, and High-performance computing.
Essential Qualification for PhD: 
A Master degree in Physics/Computer Science/Geosciences. 
Excellent communication skills and working proficiency in English. 
A strong interest in interdisciplinary research. 
Previous experience in programming (Python, Matlab etc.),  and machine learning (PyTorch, Tensorflow) are not required but a plus. 
Essential Qualification for Postdoc:
A PhD degree in Physics/Computer Science/Geosciences background. 
Excellent communication skills and working proficiency in English. 
A strong interest in interdisciplinary research. 
Previous experience in programming (Python, Matlab etc.),  and machine learning (PyTorch, Tensorflow) are not required but a plus. 

We offer: 
A highly inspiring work environment with excellent research infrastructure and dedicated mentoring. You will have the opportunity to live in Frankfurt am Main - Germany, a vibrant and exciting cosmopolitan city in the heart of Europe. 
Applications may be submitted until May 31, 2021 but interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible. The successful Postdoc applicant is expected to start in August 2021 and PhD applicant as soon as possible. 

Required documents: 
A motivation letter.
A detailed curriculum vitae. 
Name and contact information of at least two reference. 

Send your application to Dr. Nishtha Srivastava at 

Researcher in Geology/Hydrogeology

University of Derby

Location: Derby 
Salary: £30,942 to £32,817 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th March 2021
Closes: 5th April 2021
Job Ref: 0093-21

 Please note, this is a 3 month fixed-term contract until 17/07/2021.

The University of Derby invites applications for a part time (0.8 FTE) fixed term Researcher post to work with the SPRinG project (Securing Potable Resources in Gaza), within the School of Built and Natural Environment. The SPRinG project, supported by GCRF seedcorn funds, aims to scope the potential for deep freshwater aquifer systems in the Gaza area, where an ongoing water crisis has led to over 97 % of extracted water being unfit for human consumption.

The candidate, who will hold a PhD in Geoscience or a related subject (or have equivalent experience working in geology/hydrogeology), will contribute to investigations of the deep aquifer system beneath Gaza and building collaborations with partners of the SPRinG project. Primary responsibilities of the candidate will be to: correspond with researchers and organisations in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank; undertake a literature review and synthesise relevant findings; gather relevant available data to constrain subsurface geological/hydrological models, and conduct aquifer flow modelling.

Interviews for this role will take place on Friday 09 April.

Application procedure

For more information and to apply on-line, please click here.


Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
Open Until: 2021-12-01

We have openings for our PhD program in 3D+4D Seismology; applications are typically due Jan-Feb for a Fall semester start, but we will accept application submissions until the positions are filled. Our research group focuses on computational seismic imaging, inversion and time-lapse monitoring using advanced wave-theoretic and high-performance computational methods for seismic modeling, imaging, and full waveform inversion (FWI); using active-source or passive seismic datasets recorded in surface, borehole and ocean-bottom arrays, including continuous recordings of ambient seismic noise. Our research goal is to extract more information from seismic data than can be achieved via traditional methods, by using more accurate physics, enhancing signal/noise and resolution, and using the full scattering coda in seismic wavefields to more accurately image and monitor the most difficult complex fluid-flow and geologic/tectonic scenarios. Applications include monitoring of both natu!
ral and induced seismicity and rupture processes at both tectonic and reservoir scales, monitoring hydrocarbon and groundwater reservoirs, CO2 injection and storage, subsurface fluid flow and geomechanical stress transients, and near-surface critical zone issues related to climate change, ground water flow and other aspects.  There are excellent opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in Physics and Mathematics. Applicants must have a strong background in applied physics, mathematics and computation. Prior research experience and a Master’s degree is recommended. For further information, contact us below as your intended PhD Supervisor: Prof Hejun Zhu ( and Prof David Lumley(

The USGS Earthquake Science Center's Earthquake Monitoring Project (EMP) has a vacancy announcement for two positions under one announcement. One position will be a Physical Science Technician in support of Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) for the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN) and the other will be a Physical Science Technician (PST) position in support of the National Strong Motion Project (NSMP). The Northern California Seismic Network is the USGS regional network responsible for seismic monitoring operations in Northern California, and the National Strong Motion Project has the primarily responsibility for recording damaging earthquakes in dense urban environments and man-made structures.

These announcements will go live tomorrow 3/23/2021 and will be open until 4/9/2021 on USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site.  The locations of the positions are Menlo Park/ Moffett Field for the NCSN, and either Menlo Park/Moffett Field or Pasadena, CA for the NSMP position. These positions are open to all to apply. The announcement numbers for these positions on USA Jobs will be:



Hope everyone of you all and your families are staying safe out there. Take care


Jim Smith
USGS Earthquake Science Center
Northern California Seismic Network
345 Middlefield Rd. MS 977
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 329-4770 office
(650) 229-4673 cell


We are advertising a funded PhD studentship to work at the Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics at the University of Leeds in the UK.  The student will work on a project looking at the observation and dynamics of dip-slip faulting, with a supervisory team consisting of myself, Dr. Ekbal Hussain (British Geological Survey), Dr. Alex Copley (University of Cambridge), and Dr. Laura Gregory and Prof. Tim Wright (University of Leeds).  Full details on the proposed project can be found here:   The project is suitable for candidates with a background as a quantitative geologist, geophysicist, or a physicist with an interest in solving solid-Earth problems.

This studentship is funded through the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes and Tectonics (COMET) and the British Geological Survey (BGS).  Due to limitations on the funding, we are unable to cover the cost of international student fees, which limits candidates to those eligible for UK home-student fees.  This project would suit candidates with a background in quantitative geology, geophysics, or physics with an interest in solid-Earth processes.

Please pass this advertisement on to any potential candidates.  For further information, and to discuss the project and applications, please contact me directly at  Applications will close on April 7th.  

Yours sincerely,


Tim Craig

Royal Society University Research Fellow,
Institute for Geophysics and Tectonics,
School of Earth and Environment,
University of Leeds,
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 5543


We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to take part of the Norwegian Research Council funded project ANIMA: ANIsotropic viscosity in Mantle dynamics.


The successful candidate will pursue the PhD study for a total period of 36 months, carrying out a project entitled “The effects of anisotropic mantle viscosity on subduction dynamics”.  We are looking for a self-motivated, highly qualified candidate with a solid theoretical background in geodynamics, and in the upper segment of their class. The successful candidate will work in an international team, thus good written and oral communication skills in English are required. Excellence and independent scientific thinking will be the main selection criteria. Starting date should be no later than September, 2021.



The application deadline is the 3rd of May.
Please share with your colleagues and students.


Best Regards,
Ágnes Király? and Clint Conrad

Ágnes Király, PhD
Research Fellow
CEED, University of Oslo

Clint Conrad                         Professor
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
University of Oslo


Dear Colleagues, please would you mind spreading the advertisement below to potential candidates? Apologies for cross-posting!

The Group of Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow at the University of Geneva ( is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in seismology for a period of two yearsstarting in July 2021. The candidate, supported by industry and department funds, will work on ambient-noise seismic methods for the exploration and understanding of geothermal and volcanic systems. He/she will be involved in the acquisition and processing of seismic data from dense nodal networks for subsurface imaging. The project will require occasional fieldwork and participation in the activities of the team. In particular, the candidate will develop ambient-noise tomographies with surface waves and participate to methodological developments regarding the extraction of body-waves from noise. A good understanding of geological systems to gather site-specific geological/geophysical prior information is an advantage. The researcher will have the opportunity to teach in the framework of the MSc and BSc programs of the Department of Earth Sciences (

and will be encouraged to attend national and international conferences and publish in high-impact journals. This project will benefit of a close collaboration with Geo2x, a geophysical service company based in Switzerland ( The selection of the candidate will start on the 1st of April 2021 and will continue until a suitable profile is found.

The required skills for this position are:
- PhD in seismology/geophysics.
- Expertise in seismic data processing and tomography. - Advanced programming skills.
- Fluency in English.

The following skills are desired:
- Experience in the geothermal sector or in the study of volcanic systems. - Experience in field-work
- Fluency in German and/or French

Applications should include:

• cover letter explaining the reasons for applying and a research statement describing the main research interests and vision (max. 3 pages).

• Full Curriculum Vitae, including previous employment and university training, the date and title of the doctoral thesis (including proof of awarded title), publications, conference presentations/invited lectures, classes taught, and any student research supervised if applicable. • PDFs of the most significant publications (max 3).

• Names and contact information of up to five referees.

Additional info:

Geneva is an international city, surrounded by a spectacular natural setting, located at the core of Europe. The University of Geneva is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. For more information, please contact Matteo Lupi ( and Thomas Planes ( 


Matteo Lupi


Earth and Environmental Sciences 

University of Geneva

Rue des Maraichers 13

CH-1205 Geneva



Tel: +41 (0) 22 379 66 13

sms: +41 78 625 5539



Website: Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow


Lecturer in Tectonics and / or Volcanology

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) wishes to appoint a short-term Lecturer in Tectonics and/or Volcanology to assist in the delivery of its undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes for 1 year, and to engage in world class research with the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET).  The successful candidate will work with the Undergraduate Director of Education and the Programme Directors to deliver and assess lectures, practical sessions and field classes in tectonics, geological mapping and volcanology, offer MSc and MSci projects and act as a personal tutor. 

Applicants will have an undergraduate degree and a PhD in Earth Sciences, Geology, Geophysics or related relevant subject and a track record of research excellence. They will share our ambition for a diverse and equitable School.  

Deadline for applications: midnight 14th April 2021, interviews will be held on 11th May 2021 

For further details and to apply, visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Juliet Biggs (


The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network ( at the University of Washington invites applications for the position of Network Manager (Senior Research Scientist).  PNSN is the nation’s state of the art regional seismic network for the states of Oregon and Washington and operates as part of the ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System) in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and others. PNSN is jointly operated by the Universities of Washington and Oregon, and based at the UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences in Seattle. 

Responsibilities will include direct oversight of all the ongoing operations of the network, including the continuous monitoring and reporting of seismic activity via a network of more than 300 geophysical sensor stations throughout the region and data telemetry and data management systems; the analysis of seismic phenomena both as routine operation and research, and for interactions with local, state, federal, and international entities and the public; the further development of new earthquake early warning systems through our role as a key partner in the operation of ShakeAlert; and hiring and supervision of the network staff (currently numbering 22). 

The ideal candidate will be poised to continuously improve the network and its products, staying abreast of and implementing novel algorithms and technologies relevant to achieving our mission. The Network Manager will also enjoy the opportunity to pursue innovative research, and to serve as Principal Investigator or co-PI on both operational and research funding awards, as well as supervise graduate and undergraduate research students and postdoctoral scientists. The Department of Earth and Space Sciences is a vibrant and active research and learning community with particular strength in geophysics, surface processes, tectonics, glaciology, and many related fields. 

Access further details, including required and preferred qualifications, and apply for this position online at this link (complete link below). Applicants are asked to provide a curriculum vitae or resume and a cover letter that addresses relevant research experience, interest in, and vision for the position, and experience in and strategies for building diversity and inclusion in the geophysical scientific and technical community. In addition applicants should include the names and contact information of three potential references. Review of candidates will begin from April 1, 2020 and continue until filled. The targeted start date is July 1, 2021 or thereafter.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the PNSN Director, Professor Harold Tobin ( 

Link to apply:

Research Associate in Deep Earth Seismology at the University of Bristol

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a research associate for a term of up to 2.5 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group probing the structure of the Earth’s core mantle boundary with waveform seismology. This position is linked to a NERC-funded research project in collaboration with the University of Oxford to look for evidence of melt at the base of the mantle. This project will link observational data with forward modelled waveforms to look to measure seismic anisotropy and attenuation, and use these in combination to understand lowermost mantle mineralogy, composition and thermodynamics. The RA will be involved in all aspects of the NERC-funded project, including data analysis, modelling, interpretation, dissemination of results and project reporting. In addition to being used for the core project, the techniques developed will contribute to other on-going studies in the geophysics group at a range of scales, potentially including applied and industrial research.

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

Closing date for applications is 25th March 2021.

Further details, and to apply, visit: 

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. James Wookey (


Hello.  I am seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position on the ERC-funded RIFT-O-MAT project to investigate the mechanics of rifting, with applications to continental and oceanic tectonics, and to ice sheets and shelves.  The position is within a small team working on continuum models of free-surface, creeping flows of partially molten solids. This member of the team will focus on fluid-driven fracture and its interaction with broader deformation patterns.  Experience with linear elastic fracture mechanics and/or phase-field models of fracture are desirable.  A background in continuum mechanics (via physics, applied mathematics, fluid or solid mechanics, or geodynamics) is essential.  Remote working during the pandemic is acceptable.


Closing date:  30 April 2021 

Enquiries welcome.  

Best wishes,

Richard Foa Katz
Professor of Geodynamics
Dept Earth Sciences, Univ Oxford

Permitting Assistant


Tracking Code 205-532


UNAVCO seeks a Permitting Assistant to support the permitting team and project managers with renewing permits for the Network of the Americas (NOTA) in our San Clemente, California office.


UNAVCO, is a Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, university governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive.


The Permitting Assistant works closely with the Senior Contracts and Permitting Manager and Project Manager on permitting, landowner relations, and history of geophysical equipment as it relates to land use. The Permitting Assistants are ambassadors who represent UNAVCO’s values to scientists, private landowners, sponsors, private companies, public agencies and other community members during the permitting process and is expected to strengthen relationships between these constituents and UNAVCO.


This position is expected to require between 30-40 hours per week. In-office work required 3 days a week with telecommuting optional for the balance of work week if approved by Senior Contracts and Permitting Manager and Project Manager.


Required Experience

  • Associate’s degree in paralegal studies, physical science, engineering, English, construction or related field; and
  • One (1) year related administrative and/or paralegal work experience.
  • Strong command of the English language in written and oral communication (English as a first language is not required).
  • Experience using MS Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 Other Requirements 

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Must be able to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR 391.41-391-.49).
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft and motor vehicles up to 5 consecutive days in a month.
UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.


Salary - $39,527.00 - $57,313.00 USD


The full posting is viewable on UNAVCO's career website ( 

Applications must be submitted via UNAVCO’s career website and MUST include the following application documents:


  • Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position; and
  • Complete resume.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application review begins Thursday March 18, 2021, and will continue until position is filled.

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


UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements.



Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Administrator

6350 Nautilus Drive

Suite B/C

Boulder CO 80301


C: 501.681.5381

O: 303.381.7515

IRIS Data Services is looking for a PostgreSQL Database Administrator to join our team.

We operate the largest repository of seismological data dedicated to supporting researchers worldwide.  Our data center manages a range of data types, and together with our counterpart organization UNAVCO, we have launched a project to move our combined data management operations into a cloud-environment.  This position will play a key role in supporting existing systems and designing the next generation, cloud-based platform for our data center.

You’re not a DBA?  Do you know one?  Please pass this announcement along (thanks!).

This job is for you if…

You are an experienced PostgreSQL administrator who is well versed in working in a Unix/Linux environment.  You are self-motivated with strong time management skills.  You enjoy puzzling through various use cases to determine the best general solutions then implement them.  You work well with others in small development teams and can also develop a complete project on your own.

We are a small, scientific consortium with a global reach.  The work we perform and the services we provide have a significant and direct impact on earthquake and other geoscience research.

For more information and applications instructions see: 

This position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must be authorized to lawfully work in the U.S.  Temporary/permanent immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.  Some travel (up to 20%) within the US will be required.

We look forward to hearing from you,

IRIS Data Services

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate in 
seismology at the University of Cambridge for a period of 24 months in 
order to support the NERC grant "Seismic imaging of the Macquarie Ridge 
Complex: A search for incipient subduction". This project is in 
collaboration with the Research School of Earth Sciences at the 
Australian National University, and involves the deployment of land 
stations on Macquarie Island and Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBSs) in the 
surrounding ocean.

Specific tasks include:
-> Participate in a 3-4 week cruise to collect OBSs deployed around 
Macquarie Island in November 2021, subject to any COVID-19 restrictions 
that may be in place.
-> Preprocessing and arching of OBS data.
-> Application of seismic imaging methods, including one or more of 
ambient noise imaging, receiver functions and body wave tomography.
-> Implementation of automated detection and location methods for local 
-> Publication of papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and 
presentations at conferences.

-> A PhD (either awarded or in submission) in seismology or related 
discipline by the start date of the position.
-> Experience in seismic fieldwork.
-> Expertise in seismic imaging methods and/or earthquake seismology.
-> Must be able to commence position by October 1, 2021.

For further details and to access the on-line application form, please 

Alternatively, if you have any questions related to this position, 
please email Nick Rawlinson at


Nick Rawlinson


An exciting opportunity to join AWE Blacknest - for nearly 60 years it has been the home of the Forensic Seismology Team and since the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in 1996, the home of the UK National Data Centre (UK NDC) too.

We are looking to recruit a scientist with experience of project management and software development in a scientific context to work on the Nuclear Test Monitoring programme, supporting AWE’s national nuclear security role.  You will work as part of a team advising the UK Government on the technical verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

For more information on this UK National Data Centre Development Lead role, please visit the link below for more details:

Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role at AWE, see: 
Please forward to anyone who might be interested. Informal queries can be made to me via email.
The closing date is 18th March.

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate in seismology at the University of Cambridge for a period of 24 months in order to support the NERC grant "Seismic imaging of the Macquarie Ridge Complex: A search for incipient subduction". This project is in collaboration with the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, and involves the deployment of land stations on Macquarie Island and Ocean Bottom Seismometers in the surrounding ocean. For further details and to access the on-line application form, please visit


Nick Rawlinson

Institution: APC-IPGP, University of Paris
Open Until: 2021-06-30

We have an opening for a postdoc position in the framework of the LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence) of the University of Paris on the Newtonian Noise.

The objective is to conduct theoretical and experimental analyses of the Newtonian (gravity gradient) noise affecting gravity field measurements and associated with atmospheric disturbances and interactions between oceans and solid Earth. 
Our groups, APC and IPGP are involved in the detection of gravitational waves (GW) at frequencies higher than 100Hz and of the prompt gravity signal due to earthquake rupture at sub Hz frequencies. We detected for the first time a tiny gravity signal before the arrival of seismic waves during the Tohoku-Oki earthquake (March 11th, 2011, magnitude 9.0) (Montagner et al., Nature Com., 2016; Vallée et al., Science, 2017). While seismic waves propagate in the medium at a rate of a few kilometers per second, the gravitational field is modified almost instantaneously (at the speed of light).
To increase the capability of detection of gravity signals produced by earthquakes, new instrumentation is necessary and requires a dramatic improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio, which is impossible with the present instruments. The development of new sensors will use the sophisticated mechanical and optical devices developed in the astrophysical community for Virgo and LIGO interferometers (which led to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2016, Abbott et al., P.R.L., 2016).
The understanding and the mitigation of Newtonian noise in a very broad frequency range is fundamental for the 3rd generation GW detectors, such as ‘Einstein Telescope’ and for PEGASEWS (Prompt Earthquake Gravity Anomalies and Seismic Early Warning Systems), a planned instrument which aims to detect the prompt gravity signal originated by earthquake, based on concepts arising from GW community. 
The origin of Newtonian noise is multiple. In the last decades much was done to understand and model the contribution of microseismic translational noise, the atmospheric Newtonian noise but not the rotational noise. 
Newtonian noise gives rise to a gravity signal mixing up with the tectonic prompt gravity signal that we want to detect, or – in case of Virgo- with the GW signals. In order to mitigate the effect of this noise, the detectors will be complemented by an array of seismic and geophysical sensors, which will allow to estimate Newtonian noise and to subtract it from the signal.
The post-doc will study the sources of Newtonian noise by modeling and using existing data recorded around the Virgo interferometer in Pisa and other National Facilities, including local seismic data, microbarometers laser-ring interferometers and high sensitivity strainmeters. The next step will be to use this information to subtract the noise from the relevant signals. 

The fellowship is for one year but can be renewed for a second year upon mutual agreement. 

Required qualifications: PhD in Physics, Geophysics, or Engineering. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae and the name and address of two persons of reference via email to :
Matteo Barsuglia (APC, and 
Jean-Paul Montagner (IPGP, 

The position will remain opened until filled.

Thank you for sending it to potential candidates.

The seismo-acoustic team at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has multiple openings for PhD students to start in Fall 2021, with full support as graduate research associates, to work on a range of topics in seismology and infrasound. Our team conducts unique experiments, works on advanced data science applications for analyzing seismic and infrasound data, and does research on numerical propagation and inversion of seismic and infrasound waves. Our group has strong collaborations with partners in government and industry, providing students with exposure to unique career opportunities. For more details on some of our recent work, please visit:

We provide a competitive stipend and cover full tuition costs. In addition, we provide funding to cover the cost of premiums for the Student Health Insurance Plan.

The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU has an active Earth Science research and teaching program, with a particularly strong emphasis in Geophysics. SMU is located near central Dallas, with all the amenities and opportunities of a vibrant cosmopolitan city. SMU’s nearly 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

Please get in touch with me at if you are interested in applying, or if you would like more details. The full application should be submitted through the SMU Moody Graduate School: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 1st.

Stephen Arrowsmith,
Southern Methodist University

A tenure-track faculty position in geophysics based on the "Madam Ng Yin Ying Early Career Professorship Scheme" is available starting August 2021 in the Earth System Science Programme in the Faculty of Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of geophysics are invited to apply. We particularly encourage applicants who integrate geophysical methods in biogeosciences, energy, environment science, hydrology, geodynamics, geomechanics, and urban studies.

The Earth System Science Programme aims to study the dynamics of the Earth as an interrelated system that includes the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere, as well as anthropogenic impacts. The programme features geophysics as one of its concentrations. The Faculty of Science is one of the eight Faculties at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and presently has more than 170 teaching and research faculty members and 3,000 students, offering 14 undergraduate programmes and 20 postgraduate programmes. All faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree and preferably postdoctoral experience related to geophysics; and (ii) a track record in or potential for teaching and research excellence. The appointee will contribute to teaching and advising undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as developing a vigorous, externally funded research programme. Teaching is conducted in English in essentially all the courses in the Faculty of Science.

All applicants will be considered regardless of national origin, race and gender. The appointee will be appointed as "Ng Yin Ying Assistant (or Associate) Professor of Geophysics" based on qualifications and experiences. Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for three years commencing August 2021, which, subject to performance review, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation (tenure) later.

Review of applications will begin in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the application materials via the online application system (url: including (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research plan, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) contact information of three professional referees.

For any inquiries, please contact Search Committee - Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong (email:; fax: +852 3942 0970).


We are very happy to announce the start of a new EU Innovative Training Network in Seismology. 

Within the SPIN "Monitoring a Restless Earth” Innovative Training Network, we are currently recruiting 15 highly motivated PhD students, as “Early-Stage Researchers” (ESRs). SPIN is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA).  

SPIN will train 15 PhD candidates in emerging measurement technologies in seismology such as Distributed Acoustic Sensing, 'large-N' arrays, and rotational sensors. We will develop survey designs that optimise this novel technology to improve the monitoring of subsurface dynamics and geohazards. Using models for the complex response of Earth materials to stress,  and the field observations from novel sensor types, we aim to detect and exploit time-dependent material changes to improve forecasting of real emerging natural hazards. 

SPIN brings together a network of excellent research departments, industrial partners, observatories and governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral network will enable the PhD candidates to gain international expertise at excellent research institutions, with a meaningful exposure of each candidate to other disciplines and sectors. 

PhD Positions are available at the following institutes:
- University of Hamburg (D)
- LMU Munich (D)
- University of Edinburgh (UK)
- ETH Zurich (CH)
- ISTerre Grenoble (F)
- Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (F)
- GFZ Potsdam (D)
- Dublin Institute for Advances Studies (IE)
- British Geological Survey (UK)

The positions will have staggered starting dates between April-October 2021 for a duration of 3 years. 
For more information on the SPIN project, on application procedures, as well as full descriptions of each PhD position, please refer to the SPIN website:

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Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Open Until: 2021-06-01

Funding for a three-year study of earthquake processes and ground-shaking associated with the Alpine Fault, New Zealand, has recently been announced by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society Te Ap?rangi. 

The project is led by Prof John Townend of Victoria University of Wellington—Te Herenga Waka and Dr Caroline Holden of GNS Science and involves researchers from those two institutions and also the University of Auckland, the University of Washington, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Tokyo. The funding provides for two PhD scholarships in geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington. 

The project and scholarship funding will start on 1 June 2021. One of the student projects will focus primarily on seismological characterization of the Alpine Fault, using novel seismic detection methods and tomographic analysis, and the other will focus on using ambient-seismic-noise-based “virtual earthquake” methods to analyze ground-shaking in response to different rupture scenarios. As part of the overall project, an array of seismometers will be deployed along the length of the Alpine Fault between Milford Sound and Maruia and both scholarship recipients will be involved in the fieldwork. Each PhD scholarship will provide the recipient with an annual stipend of NZ$27,500 and payment of tuition fees, for three years. 

For further information, please contact Prof John Townend ( enclosing a CV and academic transcript. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. However, any interested students are encouraged to apply by 1 March 2021 via the Faculty of Graduate Research ( in order to also be considered for general University PhD scholarships for research on topics aligned with this project. Formal applications for scholarships and enrolment as a PhD student should be made via the Faculty of Graduate Research (

Applicants should preferably have completed or be close to completing a Master of Science (MSc) degree in geophysics, physics, mathematics or a related  field, and will ideally have had some prior research and fieldwork experience. Evidence of English language ability is also required.

Prospective applicants should familiarize themselves with the current restrictions on travel to New Zealand arising from COVID-19 and address any questions to the Faculty of Graduate Research. General information regarding enrolment at Victoria University of Wellington is available at

Institution: A network of 9 research institutes across Europe
Open Until: 2021-04-01

The SPIN „Monitoring a Restless Earth“ Innovative Training Network (ITN) is recruiting 15 highly motivated PhD students, or “Early-Stage Researchers” (ESRs). The positions will have staggered starting dates between March-October 2021 for a duration of 3 years. 

SPIN is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). SPIN brings together a network of excellent research departments, industrial partners,  observatories, governmental organizations and risk modeling companies. Through this programme we strive to provide outstanding PhD training and to carry out cutting-edge research. 

The overarching goal of the SPIN network is to advance seismic observation, theory and hazard assessment alike by: 

1) fully integrating the latest ground-motion sensing technology, such as DAS, large N arrays and rotational sensors.  We will develop survey designs that optimise this novel technology to improve the monitoring of geohazards. In SPIN, we devise laboratory experiments to test new physical models of wave propagation that include the complex response of Earth materials to stress, and perform numerical simulations to predict their effects across scales in the real Earth. We apply the new models of wave propagation, and the field observations from novel sensor types, to detect and exploit time-dependent material changes to improve forecasting of real emerging natural hazards.  
2) creating a fertile environment to train a new generation of European researchers who can incorporate new sensor types into widespread, societally-relevant applications. In SPIN, we will give researchers a broad and versatile training experience – in fundamental theory, the forefront of ground motion sensing technology, in monitoring system design, and in the interpretation and assessment of natural hazards and the mitigation of associated risks.

The following 15 PhD positions are available:
SPIN ESR 1.1 -- LMU Munich -- Harnessing wavefield gradients: theory, experiment, applications
SPIN ESR 1.2 -- ETH Zurich -- Distributed acoustic sensing for natural hazard assessment
SPIN ESR 1.3 -- University Grenoble -- Wavefield gradient methods to monitor the Earth’s crust
SPIN ESR 1.4 --  IPGP Paris -- Ocean floor seismological and environmental monitoring
SPIN ESR 2.1 -- GFZ Potsdam -- Rock mechanics and Seismology
SPIN ESR 2.2 -- University of Edinburgh -- Understanding earthquake-induced damage & healing of crustal rocks
SPIN ESR 2.3 -- BGS Edinburgh -- Next-Generation Physics-based earthquake forecasts
SPIN ESR 3.1 -- University of Edinburgh -- Optimal design of experiments and surveys for scientific interrogation
SPIN ESR 3.2 -- LMU Munich -- Numerical models across the scales
SPIN ESR 3.3 -- University Grenoble -- Detection and characterization of seismic signals with dense arrays of new seismological instruments
SPIN ESR 3.4 -- University of Hamburg -- Ambient signals as a tool to characterize material properties
SPIN ESR 4.1 -- DIAS Dublin -- Ground motion and unrest triggering on volcanoes
SPIN ESR 4.2 -- University of Hamburg -- Nonlinear seismology meets structural health monitoring
SPIN ESR 4.3 -- ETH Zurich -- Monitoring hazards from a changing alpine environment
SPIN ESR 4.4 -- GFZ Potsdam -- Distributed Acoustic Sensing and Volcano-seismology

Full descriptions of each PhD position can be found on the SPIN website:
There, you will also find further information about the application procedure under "Recruitment". 

What we offer
The SPIN project combines training in theory and research methods with key professional skills training and individual career mentoring. Within the programme, PhD researchers have the opportunity to engage in outreach activities and to develop international professional networks by pursuing research stays abroad and by taking part in international conferences and workshops. The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. 

We are looking forward to your application!

best regards, 
Prof. Dr. Celine Hadziioannou and the SPIN consortium 



A total of five fellowships at the Nordic Volcanological Center, University of Iceland, are now open for application.

The IRIS community is likely most interested in the post-doc position on Volcano-landslide-cryo seismicity at Katla volcano.

Three PhD positions on:
  Magma intrusion processes
  Geochemical and geoelectric aspects of H2S sequestration
  Geochemistry and petrology the Fjallgarðar volcanic ridge

Two of three post-doc positions will be funded for 2 years:
  Volcano-landslide-cryo seismicity at Katla volcano
  Volcanic products as CO2 sinks
  Oxygen isotope characteristics of mantle domains

More information may be found here:

Application deadline is March 1st, 2021.


Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Open Until: 2021-03-05

We are hiring a Director of Operations to help lead the Alaska Earthquake Center in its mission blending science and public service. We seek an individual with the business and organizational experience to manage a team of two dozen scientists, engineers, and communication professionals. A background in science or engineering is an asset but is not required. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. This position is responsible for managing the staff, resources, and operations needed to make the Alaska Earthquake Center run effectively. The role works with the State Seismologist to meet those needs through new initiatives and ongoing funded projects.

The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations (including the management of the center) are executed by well-empowered teams. The duties of the Director of Operations include leading the Management Team in the development of procedures and policy, tracking project deliverables, and working with the team to balance resources across the center’s many projects.

The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute’s Seismology and Geodesy group at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Growth and professional development within this position are expected and encouraged. 

This role is available as an administrative management staff position or as research faculty. If pursued as faculty, the expectations will include the development of a research program leveraging the resources and expertise of the center. Inquiries about this position, and these options, are encouraged and can be directed to Michael West (

For more information and application, visit job number 516344 ( Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a thorough and meaningful cover letter. Applicant review begins on Friday, March 5, 2021.

UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: ( Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

I would like to alert you to this vacancy. It is open to graduate level applicants or equivalent experience.

Geomagnetism Scientist based at the BGS Lyell Centre, Edinburgh.

UKRI Pay Band C – Salary from £25,198 per annum 

Full-time – 37 hours a week (a range of flexible working options may be available)

Permanent appointment

We have an opportunity for a talented and motivated Scientist with a good IT background to join the BGS Geomagnetism Team based in our offices in Edinburgh, located on the Heriot Watt University campus.

Further links can also be found below: 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 February 2021.

I am happy to answer any queries too.

Ciaran Beggan



Institution: University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Open Until: 2021-07-31

Job description
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations ( is seeking a specialist who will work under the supervision of other professional staff to operate, repair, and maintain 230 stations forming part of the University of Utah’s regional seismic network. Stations consist of seismic sensors, digital data acquisition systems, and associated telemetry equipment and are sited both in the urban built environment and in remote field locations throughout Utah, parts of neighboring states, and Yellowstone National Park. The Seismograph Technician will assist with the installation of new seismograph stations and maintain a detailed record of station visits and a written repair history for specified equipment items.
For new installations, the Seismograph Technician will perform site construction work and install delicate instrumentation; selecting sites and/or interacting with property owners may be required. Job requires frequent day trips and occasional overnight travel to field installations. Additional duties may be assigned relating to the installation and/or maintenance and operation of other types of seismic monitoring instrumentation. In the event of an earthquake aftershock response, the successful applicant must be prepared, on short notice, to rapidly deploy portable seismic recording equipment, potentially requiring extended travel for three or more days

Applicant must have good interpersonal communication skills and must also be self-motivated and capable of problem-solving, both individually (unsupervised) and as a team member. Must be capable of performing fieldwork, sometimes under inclement conditions, and capable of strenuous physical labor. Site access may require hiking steep hillsides while carrying heavy batteries, concrete, and other site construction materials, commonly weighing fifty pounds or more. Work may require climbing tall radio towers at remote mountain top locations.

Associate degree in Electronics or equivalency; two years of work experience in electronics required; and a valid Utah Driver’s License required. Demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service also required. Previous fabrication experience and basic understanding of voltage-controlled oscillator, solid-state amplifiers and VHF radio links preferred.

Diversity of electronic and mechanical troubleshooting skills desirable. This would include experience with electronic test equipment (Volt-ohm meter, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, LAN tester, etc.), analog-to-digital conversion dataloggers, RF data transmission, electronic cable construction, and analog component-level electronics. Also desirable is experience with diverse data communications hardware and transmission media such as modems, multiplexers, routers, terminal servers, and cellular communications.

For further information and to apply online, visit 

The Division of Earth Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for a program director in the Geophysics program. The Geophysics program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes using laboratory, field/observational, theoretical, and computational studies. Duties include administering the peer review process and helping to identify and support emerging trends in the science.


This position is a temporary appointment of 1 to 3 years. While staff have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the position is usually located at the NSF’s Alexandria, VA headquarters. If you have any questions please contact one of the program directors listed below. If you know anyone who may be interested in this position, please forward this message.


We encourage you to submit applications by the end of February, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please email the Program Directors below for further information or to set up a call to discuss the position, and include them when emailing any application materials.


The Dear Colleague Letter posting this position can be found here:


Robin Reichlin, Program Director Geophysics


Eva Zanzerkia, Program Director Geophysics



System Administrator III


Tracking Code - 204-532



UNAVCO seeks an experienced System Administrator for the maintenance, operation, and planning of enterprise technical systems including, but not limited to, network servers, infrastructure applications, data storage services, network operating systems, enterprise imaging, data backup and recovery systems, and data access security. The incumbent will work with other system administrators to migrate current applications into the cloud by participating in or leading the building of technology roadmaps including architecture, design, and implementation planning needed to move operational environments and networks into the commercial or private cloud environment.


UNAVCO, is a Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, university governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) which provides support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. As part of GAGE, UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive. For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the use of cutting-edge technology to support a broad range of applications. We provide robust operational support for researchers exploring; tectonics (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level, and aspects of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, to real-time precise vehicle navigation and fiducial networks.


To learn more about UNAVCO, visit our website at


The Systems Administrator will work with the System Administration, Technical Lead to set IT priorities and provide reports on staff support and project status. The incumbent may work with various IT suppliers to stay current on hardware and procurement tasks. This position will also work with system administrators from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) for colocation support.


The successful candidate must have experience in building and deploying operational environments and networks into commercial cloud environments. They will need network administration experience working with VPNs and building secure networks in the cloud, configuring connectivity between local networks and the cloud environment and keeping internal networks and internal cloud environments secure from external connections. The successful candidate must be willing to learn how to deploy and support open source and commercial software packages within the cloud and local data center. These applications range from service-like applications like Confluence to infrastructure-like applications like Kubernetes and Docker-Compose. They will work with developers to set up cloud environments and deploy applications they develop.


Required Skills

  • Knowledge of containers and development experience in Linux like operating systems is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn tools such as Kubernetes and Rancher. 
  • Proficiency using and administering of Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
  • Proficiency in performing a wide range of tasks, from end user support to back-end server/network architecture projects.
  • Developed decision-making, prioritization and critical thinking skills.
  • Competency with a programming language (e.g. C/C++, Java, Perl, Python).

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of Git along with deployment tools like Terraform and/or Ansible.
  • Knowledge of Openstack, JupyterHub.
  • Knowledge of Nagios.
  • Experience with various hardware platforms.
  • Proficiency using and administering Windows operating systems.
  • Experience with Cisco networking equipment and configuration of firewalls, VPNs, and dynamic routing.
  • Ability to generate user documentation in a wiki-based system and use of source-control repositories.


Required Experience and Education


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, with an emphasis on computing systems administration, or a related field and five (5) years of relevant systems administration experience, preferably in a scientific/technical organization.


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


Applications will only be accepted through UNAVCO's career site ( applications must include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position; and
  • Complete resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. UNAVCO encourages applications from candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact or 303.381.7515.


UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. 


Location - Boulder, Colorado, United States


Position Type - Full-Time/Regular


Salary - 70,752.00 - 106,128.00 USD