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The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech (geos.vt.edu) invites applications for a tenure-line position as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of Environmental Geoscience.  Viable areas include, but are not limited to nanogeoscience, environmental geochemistry, Earth materials, critical zone science, biogeoscience, and hydrogeoscience. The successful candidate will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. The ideal candidate will apply experimental, computational, analytical, or field approaches to any of the broadly defined areas of environmental geosciences. 

 

Link to full job description: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/511473?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250 

 

Best,

 

Sarah

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D. Sarah Stamps, PhD                               
Assistant Professor
Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory

dstamps@vt.edu

www.geodesy.geos.vt.edu

Virginia Tech
Department of Geosciences
926 West Campus Drive (MC0420)
4044 Derring Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061  USA
(540) 231-3651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhD project: Ring laser measurements for geodesy and geophysics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geophysics Section, Seismology Group) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, is seeking applications from enthusiastic young researchers for an interdisciplinary Ph.D. project in the field of ring laser observations applied to seismology and geodesy. 

The Geophysical Observatory in Fürstenfeldbruck (20km outside of Munich) hosts the unique 4-component ring laser ROMY that is capable of measuring the complete vector of Earth’s rotation as well as the rotational ground motion induced for example by earthquakes or the oceans with unprecedented accuracy (for more information see www.romy-erc.eu, or Hand: Lord of the rings, Science, 21 April 2017). The project has strong interdisciplinary aspects as it involves aspects of ring laser technology and operational procedures, laser optics and electronics, time series (spectral) analysis, theory and analysis of seismic wave propagation, and Earth’s rotation. The project has substantial experimental nature in the sense that part of the tasks involve working with the ROMY ring laser hardware and the data acquisition system on a regular basis with the goal to stabilize observational quality. The acquisition and analysis tools are based on Python scripts (making use of ObsPy - www.obspy.org). 

The successful applicant will be happy to work mainly at the Geophysical Observatory  Fürstenfeldbruck in a pittoresque setting. We invite applications from students with (preferably) experience in experimental physics (possibly optics/electronics), a strong interest in laser physics, a solid background in fundamental physics and mathematics, and a willingness to work on ring laser data analysis and seismological/geodetic applications. The student will benefit from ongoing projects in the field of rotational and computational seismology, earthquake engineering, and ring laser physics. The project will be co-supervised by the satellite geodesy group of the Technical University Munich and the Fundamentalstation Wettzell, that hosts the G-ring laser. The Department has a powerful Linux-cluster and access to local supercomputer facilities (www.lrz.de). 

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Please send a complete application with CV, a statement of research interests in response to the scope of the project (one page), names of two references, preferably in PDF format to: Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel (e-mail: heiner.igel@lmu.de).

Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities in Computational Geophysical Studies of Mid-Ocean Ridges

Two individuals (graduate students and/or post-docs) are sought to join a research team led by Boston College and the University of Hawaii-USA, collaborating with scientists from ENS Paris-France and University of Mainz-Germany, in carrying out high-performance computer simulations of the 4-D interaction of faulting and magmatism at mid-ocean ridge segments near transform and non-transform offsets. We seek individuals with strong backgrounds in math and physics, experience in computer modeling, good writing skills, and keen interests in geophysical research. Contact Prof. Garrett Ito, gito@hawaii.edu and Prof. Mark Behn, mark.behn@bc.edu.  Graduate-student applications are January 10 (BC) and January 15 (UH); post-doctoral applications are due soon thereafter.

-- Garrett Apuzen-Ito Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences 1680 East-West Rd., POST 810 University of Hawaii Honolulu, HI 96822 www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACULTY/ITO 808-956-9717

Institution: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, SIO/UCSD, La Jolla
Open Until: 2019-12-01

John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship In Theoretical And Computational Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening starting in 2020 for the John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics, which is overseen by the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences. Funding is available to support a postdoctoral position in any area of computational and theoretical geophysics, including machine learning applied to geophysics. Before submitting an application, applicants must contact potential mentors at IGPP to develop a plan for fruitful research collaboration. Information on recent IGPP research is available at https://igpp.ucsd.edu/about

In addition, in 2020 three new faculty members will be joining us, and can be contacted as potential mentors (contact information is available on the website for applications). All three (Matthias Morzfeld, Alice-Agnes Gabriel, and David May) work in theoretical and computational geophysics

The position is for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance during the first year. Salary is $60,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.

Applicants must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Applications must include a statement of research interests (1-2 pages, 12 point), a dissertation abstract (one page), curriculum vitae with publications list, and contact information for two recommendation letter writers. Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluations. Application materials must be submitted online at https://igpp.ucsd.edu/scholarships

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1, 2019. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date. Review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Please address questions to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
The Surface Processes Group at the Colorado School of Mines is recruiting motivated students with multidisciplinary interests in surface processes, geomorphology, and environmental geophysics. Our research group integrates field observations and experiments, high resolution terrain analysis, and data-driven analytical and geophysical techniques with quantitative theory development to investigate a broad range of subjects from landscape evolution to nonlocal sediment transport to post-wildfire hazards.

We are also dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture in both our research group and the broader STEM community. Students with non-traditional or underrepresented backgrounds and/or a passion for advancing equity and accessibility in STEM are therefore especially encouraged to apply.  

 

 

Additional information can be found at surfaceprocesses.mines.edu/join-us/ and mines.edu/graduate-admissions/applying-for-graduate-studies. Interested students should contact Danica Roth at droth@mines.edu to discuss application details, project ideas and any questions before the December 15 priority application deadline.

 

 

Please share widely!

 

 

Best,

Danica Roth
Assistant Professor

Department of Geology and Geological Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

https://surfaceprocesses.mines.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully funded PhD positions are available in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon.  We seek highly motivated students with general interest in quantitative Earth Science.  Potential research areas include:

Marine geophysics

Earthquake and tsunami hazards

Small and large earthquake science

Fault mechanics

Seismic imaging and plate boundary processes

Geodesy and remote sensing

Data mining

Ground motion estimation 

Earthquake early warning 

 

Potential applicants should visit https://geophysics.uoregon.edu/ for more details.  The application deadline for graduate studies is December 23, 2019.

Details on how to apply can be found at https://earthsciences.uoregon.edu/graduate-program/how-to-apply/

-- 
Amanda M. Thomas               

Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Oregon  1272 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403       
http://pages.uoregon.edu/amthomas/

http://geophysics.uoregon.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor position in seismology. 

We invite applicants with expertise in observational and/or analytical seismology. We are seeking a motivated, broad-thinking scientist whose research covers regional and/or global seismology who will build collaborations that complement and extend our current programs at Scripps. Your application will be evaluated on your potential for research excellence, teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, collegiality, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. This appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, and salary will be commensurate with experience and UC pay scales. 

The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent in geophysics or a relevant field at the time of appointment and candidates should have a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the potential to conduct and fund an active research program. Candidates will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in university and other professional service.

For full consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2019. 
Apply at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02284

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a world-renowned center of research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological, and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu).

Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Open Until: 2020-01-15

Job Description

The Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR) (Director:Shuichi Kodaira), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for one position as Scientist or Technical Scientist who will engage in the following research and development subjects:

Details of the research at Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) can be found at
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/sdr/e/

[Research Description]
Subduction Dynamics Research Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) aims to improve the current understanding of seismogenic zones based on marine geophysical and geological surveys and observations.

We invite applications for a Scientist or Technical Scientist who is actively involved in marine controlled-source seismic surveys.The successful applicant is expected to process controlled-source seismic data, perform geological interpretations, and develop new seismic survey and/or imaging techniques to facilitate the elucidation of detailed seismic structures beneath the seafloor.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Solid earth science, Seismology, Exploration seismology, Geology, Petrology, Earth material science

Job Type
Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Scientist is expected to perform world-leading research independently and share the results through scientific publications.

Technical Scientist: To contribute to the Agency, a Technical Scientist is expected to take a leading role in research, technology development, and technology innovation.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.
*At the time of appointment, the Job Type will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.

Requirements
Scientist:
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a scientist in a closely related research field.

Technical Scientist:
The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. and have a strong enough record to be a technical scientist in a closely related research field.

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

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES),
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa, 236-0001, JAPAN

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 position as Scientist or Technical Scientist

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

(3) Working Hours
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period
Period of employment is from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025.

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

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

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.
*There is no bonus or retirement allowance.

Terms of Employment
(1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowance in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by the current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) A housing lease service is available in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.

Application Procedure
(1) Required documents
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed.

a) CV. Valid email and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for two references. These persons should be someone other than the person mentioned in g) below and should not be employees or Visiting Scientists of JAMSTEC.
b) Summary of your research (1 page)
c) Research plan at JAMSTEC (1 page)
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications. Include DOI codes if provided.
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) 2 (or fewer) representative publications in PDF formats
g) 2 letters of recommendation from two senior research scientists (1 letter from each). The person providing the recommendation should email to JAMSTEC directly with a signed letter as an attached file in PDF format . Please include the applicant's name in the subject line. A letter of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or a JAMSTEC visiting scientist will not be accepted.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "IMG CKS-004" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application materials, followed by an interview. The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2020.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
*Web-based online interviews by zoom are also available.

Closing Date
January 15, 2020 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

Contact 
Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5811 FAX: +81-45-778-5744
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing E-mails.
*For inquiries by E-mail, please include "IMG CKS-004" in the subject line.

Remarks
(1) Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(2) The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by E-mail.
(4) The above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.

Note
The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC's principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth and/or environmental geodesy. Scientists who apply analogous approaches to study other planetary systems are also encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin Nov. 4, but later applications may be considered until the position is filled. The full advertisement with application instructions can be found here:

 

https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=10625&site=14

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a target start date of summer 2020.

We seek an outstanding individual who will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the field of tectonics. The candidate would employ observational, laboratory, experimental and/or numerical techniques to investigate tectonic processes related to the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere, in the oceans or continents. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs include sea-going components.

SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and we are interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections between areas of current research expertise in the department and across the UCSD campus. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at https://scripps.ucsd.edu/. 

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a relevant field by the time of appointment.

The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the UCSD Earth Science program. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader disciplines are expected. Evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Candidates are required to submit a 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and 4) contact information for three references. 

For full consideration, please apply by December 20, 2019 at: 
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02286

Institution:  Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna
Open Until: 2019-11-27

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible.

Reference number: 10206
The Section of Geophysics is looking to fill a position of university assistant/predoc in the field of seismology. Our research contexts are structure and internal deformation of the Alpine region, seismic hazard, seismoacoustic waves, and nuclear verification. Data are available from AlpArray and related European projects, as is our short-period instrument pool (Fairfields). Some specific topics of interest are structure, deformation, and temporal variations of subsurface properties; elastoacoustic wave propagation, environmental seismology, man-made seismic signals, the application of deep learning, but this is not exclusive; e.g., geodynamic modeling of geophysical constraints is also possible.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with
relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
We require active participation in research, teaching and administration – and in particular in the departmental research program in the field of seismology. The candidate is expected to contribute to one or more of the above-mentioned research contexts. New technical developments are highly welcome, for addressing questions of fundamental research and/or industrial application. The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching and to teach courses indepently as defined by the collective agreement, and to supervise students at the various levels. Teaching will be mostly in English. Furthermore we expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:
- Completed master or diploma study in Geophysics, or a neighbouring field
- Interest in field experiments and the related data analysis and interpretation
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Knowledge of the German language would be an advantage
- Advanced computer capabilities
- Ability to work in a research group

Application documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Degree certificates
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (https://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 27.11.2019, mentioning reference number 10206. For further information please contact Bokelmann, Götz +43-1-4277-53720.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 10206 
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna

Institution: Università di Padova
Open Until: 2020-04-01

Dear colleagues,
The Department of Geosciences (University of Padova, Italy) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV-Bologna, Italy) is opening a post-doctoral fellowships in seismological modelling and computational seismology in the frame of the ERC-StG grant NEWTON (#758199). 

Research focuses on coupling seismological and geodynamical modelling of the Earth’s interior in order to better determine the recent mantle dynamics and present-day structure around convergent margins. The research activities rely on seismological inversion and data assimilation techniques. A primary goal of the project is to develop full-waveform imaging strategies for constraining mantle anisotropic elastic properties in subduction zone settings. Geodynamic simulations will provide synthetic seismological models for this purpose. Imaging techniques will then be applied to real seismic datasets collected at two focus sites - the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Mediterranean. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with a geodynamic group based at University of Padova, seismologists at INGV-Bologna, as well as with a network of scientists that will actively collaborate on the project.

The candidates should hold a PhD in Geophysics-Seismology and should have experience in seismic data processing and inversion of single/multiple seismic phases (body and surface waves) with full-waveform methods. Skills in computational seismology and experience with software simulating the propagation of the seismic wave field (e.g., SPECFEM3D, AxiSEM) are strongly desired.

The successful candidates are expected to work in both independent and collaborative group environments and to be self-motivated to accomplish the research goals. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and can be extended up to maximum 3 years. The gross salary is 26500-30800 €/year, depending on experience, and will be integrated with health insurance and benefits. Information on the cost of living in Padova can be found here: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Padova.

For information, please contact Manuele Faccenda (manuele.faccenda@unipd.it) and Andrea Morelli (andrea.morelli@ingv.it). Dear Colleagues,

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of 1) Seismology and 2) Tectonics.

1) Assistant Professor in Seismology
We invite applicants with expertise in observational and/or analytical seismology. We are seeking a motivated, broad-thinking scientist whose research covers regional and/or global seismology who will build collaborations that complement and extend our current programs at Scripps. Your application will be evaluated on your potential for research excellence, teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, collegiality, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. 

For full consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2019. 
Apply at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02284

 

2) Assistant Professor in Tectonics 

We seek an outstanding individual who will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the field of tectonics. The candidate would employ observational, laboratory, experimental and/or numerical techniques to investigate tectonic processes related to the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere, in the oceans or continents. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs include sea-going components.

For full consideration, please apply by December 20, 2019  
Apply at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02286

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a world-renowned center of research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological, and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu).

Best regards,

Ross

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Ross Parnell-Turner
Assistant Professor
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of San Diego, California
 
Email:    rparnellturner@ucsd.edu
Web:      www.rosspt.weebly.com
Cell:      +1 (508) 524 9119
Office:   +1 (858) 822 2975  Institution: University of Utah
Open Until: 2019-03-31

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismology. The position is renewable for a second year pending acceptable progress and availability of funding. The successful applicant will work on array-based seismic interferometry and tomography related projects. The specific research projects are flexible and will depend on the skills and interests of the successful applicant. Example research projects include, but are not limited to, investigating detailed earth structure using USArray, shallow crustal and fault zone imaging using dense geophone arrays, and seismic imaging of the Yellowstone hydrothermal/volcanic system. 

The start date of the position is flexible; summer 2020 is preferred. The review process will start December 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Prof. Fan-Chi Lin (FanChi.Lin@utah.edu). Inquiries regarding this position should also be directed to the same email address.

Institution: Penn State University
Open Until: 2019-12-31

The Subsurface Imaging Project at Penn State Geosciences (https://sites.psu.edu/tzhu/) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to develop Q full waveform inversion (Q-FWI) methodology and algorithms for estimating subsurface seismic velocity and attenuation properties. This project aims to develop 2D/3D Q-FWI codes, and applications to various research datasets, e.g., hydrocarbon exploration, critical zone science, and glacial ice exploration. The position will be in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State University, with the opportunity to interact with sponsors.

Candidates must hold a PhD in geophysics or computational mathematics. You should have prior experience in the theory and design of full-waveform inversion techniques and their implementation on parallel computer architectures, can write scientific code for parallel computer systems in C/MPI. Candidates should have a great record of high-quality research contributions, including published reports, conference papers, and refereed journal papers.

This is a full time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance.

Qualified applicants should submit an e-mail application includes the following: a CV including a full list of publications, contact information for two references, one representative paper (and a statement of explain why you select this paper as the representative paper), and a one-page research statement (research plans during postdoc). Please submit your application to Dr. Tieyuan Zhu via tyzhu@psu.edu.

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by Dec 31, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. The position starts as soon as possible and by agreement. Institution: Institution of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, SIO/UCSD, La Jolla
Open Until: 2019-12-01

Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has openings starting in 2020 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. These positions are supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences, matched with extramural funds for specific research projects. Before submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether or not they have a suitable project. Information on recent IGPP research is available at https://igpp.ucsd.edu/about.

The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Starting salary is $60,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP; individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained.

Applicants must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Applications must include a statement of research interests (1-2 pages, 12 point), a dissertation abstract (one page), curriculum vitae with publications list, a statement of immigration status, and contact information for two recommendation letter writers. Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluations. Applications should be submitted online at https://igpp.ucsd.edu/scholarships

Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2019. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date. Review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by December 1. Please address questions to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Postdoctoral Positions at CIG, UC Davis

 

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Researchers who are interested in joining the CIG team at UC Davis. The positions are expected to contribute to the development and support of numerical modeling codes in geodynamics and towards conducting independent research. We seek proposals for innovative, original, and feasible software engineering and/or software development projects that complement and/or improve our current practices. CIG supports communities in computational science, dynamo, education, long-term tectonics, mantle convection, multiphysics, seismology, and short-term crustal dynamics.

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03269

For more information contact Lorraine Hwang: ljhwang@ucdavis.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST

 

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in wildfire modeling. The successful candidate will work with a team led by Professors Park Williams and Pierre Gentine to develop a new wildfire model for the western United States using machine learning and dynamic vegetation modeling. The wildfire model will be used to disentangle the various drivers of increased western United States wildfire activity in recent decades, to make near-term forecasts of wildfire likelihood, and to make longer-term simulations to inform sustainable management and policy. The position will be located primarily at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY and space will also be available for work on the nearby main campus of Columbia University in Manhattan.

 

Candidates must have a PhD in a field related to environmental or computer science and have a strong background in statistical programming or data sciences. Demonstrated experience with machine learning, ecosystem analysis and/or modeling, and analyzing large and disparate datasets are highly desired. Creative thinking and independence will be valued.

 

This position is renewable on an annual basis for up to (3) years. Current funding is in place for 2.5 years.

The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Please visit our online application site for further information about this position and to submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three referees. Follow the link below to apply:

https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4447

 

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer — Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

 

We accept online applications only.

-- Aileen Goldberg Recruitment Specialist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | EARTH INSTITUTE Palisades, New York 845-365-8357 | aileen@ldeo.columbia.edu https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Institution: Harvard University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Open Until: 2019-12-31

Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard University

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (https://eps.harvard.edu/) at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. 

The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, seismology, structural geology, geodynamics, petrology, geophysics, and planetary sciences.  We welcome methodological approaches that span field observations, lab-based science, theory, and computation. 

These honorific postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year. Daly fellows carry out independent research and may choose to interact with one or more research groups in the department. Applicants are welcome to contact members of the department before applying. 

The annual salary is $70,000 with additional funds of $5,000 per year available for research and travel support. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or should be 2020 degree candidates. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.  The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is keenly interested in diversifying its department and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related considerations, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a two-page research proposal, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees. Applications are due January 3, 2020 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through  http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9388 

Questions for the Daly Search Committee can be sent to Chenoweth Moffatt, Academic Administrator, moffatt@eps.harvard.edu.  Institution: Università di Padova
Open Until: 2020-04-01

Dear colleagues,
The Department of Geosciences (University of Padova, Italy) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV-Bologna, Italy) is opening a post-doctoral fellowships in seismological modelling and computational seismology in the frame of the ERC-StG grant NEWTON (#758199). 

Research focuses on coupling seismological and geodynamical modelling of the Earth’s interior in order to better determine the recent mantle dynamics and present-day structure around convergent margins. The research activities rely on seismological inversion and data assimilation techniques. A primary goal of the project is to develop full-waveform imaging strategies for constraining mantle anisotropic elastic properties in subduction zone settings. Geodynamic simulations will provide synthetic seismological models for this purpose. Imaging techniques will then be applied to real seismic datasets collected at two focus sites - the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Mediterranean. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with a geodynamic group based at University of Padova, seismologists at INGV-Bologna, as well as with a network of scientists that will actively collaborate on the project.

The candidates should hold a PhD in Geophysics-Seismology and should have experience in seismic data processing and inversion of single/multiple seismic phases (body and surface waves) with full-waveform methods. Skills in computational seismology and experience with software simulating the propagation of the seismic wave field (e.g., SPECFEM3D, AxiSEM) are strongly desired.

The successful candidates are expected to work in both independent and collaborative group environments and to be self-motivated to accomplish the research goals. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and can be extended up to maximum 3 years. The gross salary is 26500-30800 €/year, depending on experience, and will be integrated with health insurance and benefits. Information on the cost of living in Padova can be found here: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Padova.

For information, please contact Manuele Faccenda (manuele.faccenda@unipd.it) and Andrea Morelli (andrea.morelli@ingv.it).

 

The recently formed Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) (https://watc.alaska.edu/uarc) at the UAF Geophysical Institute (https://www.gi.alaska.edu/) is seeking a new Executive Director. This person will manage and lead a dynamic, nimble organization at the intersection of geophysical nuclear nonproliferation research, development, and operations. They will act as the primary “face of the organization” for customers and the sponsor, and work closely with the GDNP UARC Chief Scientist to maintain and expand the customer base and engage with sponsors and customers to meet evolving nuclear nonproliferation mission requirements. The GDNP is poised for growth and seeks a dynamic person to lead them into the future.

Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen; have a Doctoral (or another terminal) degree in at least one GDNP UARC core competency; a minimum of seven (7) years of senior-level leadership experience in academia, government, or industry; and a demonstrated commitment to the field of geophysical science, e.g., international recognition as an expert in their field, serving on professional editorial boards, officer (or another leadership role) in a professional society.

To apply or find more information go to https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/513727/gdnp-uarc-executive-director. Application review will start on 18 December 2019. Refer questions to David Fee (dfee1@alaska.edu).

David Fee
Lukas Blom
Nettie Labelle-Hamer
Carl Tape
Michael West

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.  As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Position Summary:
The Wilson Alaska Technical Center is looking for a Data Specialist. This position will help with the continuous operation and maintenance of seismic and infrasound monitoring stations in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the expanding Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation University Affiliated Research Center. ***U.S. Citizenship is required for this position***

Duties:

10% Effective Communication Communicate and coordinate with researchers and software developers at partner agencies Record and report appropriate and timely levels of detail regarding the status of projects and work performed using project management software such as Asana Provide cross training to WATC staff. Conduct clear, correct, concise, and professional presentations when asked. Prepare for detailed discussions in meetings. Use effective interpersonal skills in oral and written communications. Solicit and accept feedback from others in a professional manner. Work on projects which are moderate to large in complexity and communicate with team members in a professional manner.
10% Sustain Existing Functionality Perform system maintenance and software tuning, install upgrades and modify software to support existing and added features and functionality. Maintain technical skills and readily learn emerging technologies. Possess detailed functional knowledge of software systems. Analyze and quantify internal trouble reports to scope software repair, requirements, and schedule. Analyze the potential causes of software and service problems. Devise testing and coordinate quality assurance activities. Review historic and current subsystem deficiencies to minimize any inheritance of operational problems with maintaining software. Create new documentation and update existing documentation to reflect modifications and existing systems.
20% Project Management Help design technical project plans with the appropriate level of documentation to satisfy the scope, timeline and deliverables of a project. Appropriately use resources, track project progress, and communicate status. Document project and lessons that were learned as part of project closure. Devise testing and coordinate quality assurance activities to meet deadlines. Expertly keep multiple assignments progressing forward. Independently analyze plans and complete assignments.
60% Development and Technical Projects Work with WATC staff to develop real-time data monitoring tools and software Write professional quality code that adheres to professional standards and user requirements. Design future subsystems or enhancements to existing subsystems to improve the operational functionality of those systems. Devise testing and coordinate quality assurance activities for new and existing software. Establish and review requirements for design changes to operational systems. Gain, use, and improve database skills to include emerging technologies. Interact with vendor technical support to solve problems when necessary. Review others’ code and identify areas for improvement. Serve as an expert advisor in coding and software and use expertise and functional knowledge to assist and mentor others. Coordinate software deliveries with minimum impact to operations. Professionally document current processes, systems and software. Consistently produce high quality work products. Maintain accurate task information. Skillfully collaborate with others. Participate in user work team meetings to provide strategic and technical guidance. Consistently meet deadlines and effectively manage time.
***U.S. Citizenship is required for this position***
The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) is the leading group within the recently formed, and expanding, Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation (GDNP) University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) at the Geophysical Institute. WATC enjoys a well-earned international reputation as a leader in research and global operational activities. With this in mind, WATC is looking for a Data Specialist to perform a wide range of responsibilities including data administration, maintaining a secure IT network infrastructure, and working closely with WATC faculty and staff to develop unique tools to facilitate research and operations. This position will have the opportunity to develop innovative and creative products that support an exciting research and operational team that has global reach.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
• Expert level knowledge of programming, database administration, and engineering.
• Advanced knowledge of information technologies including hardware and software, network configuration, system administration, database development and administration, data and network security, programming, and system analysis and integration.
• Knowledge and experience with Cisco routers and ASA's
• Knowledge of multiple systems and ability to understand how systems relate to one another.
• Knowledge of and ability to combine inter-relationships between disparate problems and formulate situations.
• Ability to formulate problem resolution.
• Ability to analyze unusual, non-routine or complex situations and problems.
• Advanced technical knowledge of a relevant specialty area.
• Advanced knowledge of website design and development.
• Advanced knowledge of managing enterprise level technology.
• Ability to understand the needs of end users.
• Ability to deliver results for the organization.
• Project management skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment with developers, testers and analysts.
• Ability to guide and mentor peers on tasks related to their area of expertise.
• Effective verbal and technical writing communication skills.
• Prioritization and organization skills.
• Ability to write and maintain high-quality technical documentation.
• Experience developing software in a Unix or Linux environment.
• Experience developing software using software programming languages such as C, C++, Python, and Perl..
• Experience using Git.
• Advanced knowledge of SQL or PL/SQL.
• Advanced knowledge in software engineering and implementation.
Required Education and Experience: 
A Bachelor's degree in software development or related field and 3 years of experience in professional software development or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
***U.S. Citizenship is required for this position***
As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Salary Information:
This position is a full-time, exempt, term-funded, Grade 80 with salary commensurate with experience.
Application Process:
To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please submit your application no later than 11/03/2019 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 11/04/2019. This posting will be closed once it is filled.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-450-8200. 
Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.
***U.S. Citizenship is required for this position***
Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Term Positions:
This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2020, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
At-Will:
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees, and those positions designated by the presidents as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/.
Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecamus.
Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status.  The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earthquake-, Statistical- or Engineering-Seismology
Institution: University of Bristol (UK)
Closing date: 10 November 2019
Job number: ACAD104256

The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) is seeking to recruit a Research Associate with funding for up to 3 years. This position will contribute to research in the geophysics group in the field of earthquake triggering, forecasting or time-dependent seismic hazard assessment. This 3-year post is linked to an EU-funded research project to increase society’s resilience to earthquakes using predictive and dynamic seismic hazard and risk assessment tools, including operational earthquake forecasting prototypes in Europe. The candidate may use a range of methods to make fundamental discoveries or applied advances in understanding the time-dependence of seismic hazards, drawing on observational, statistical, computational or engineering earthquake seismology.  
 
The primary purpose of this position will be to advance the science of operational earthquake forecasting and time-dependent seismic hazard assessment. Contributions could include: developing statistical earthquake forecasting models that capture new insights into clustering; exploiting the recent high-resolution datasets to gain new insights into triggering processes, advancing physics-based stress transfer models, furthering probabilistic methods (machine learning, ensemble modelling), or exploring implications for time-dependent seismic hazard.
 
The successful applicant should have a strong background in seismology, engineering seismology or statistics to PhD level (or equivalent) or beyond, including – for example – modelling seismicity, earthquake forecasting, ground motion analysis and modelling, observational earthquake source seismology, machine learning or earthquake mechanics.
 
Expertise in statistical data analysis and/or scientific programming is essential. Previous experience of analysing or modelling earthquake triggering and clustering would be advantageous. The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral communication skills and be expected to present results at national and international conferences, and publishing findings in international journals.
 
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Max Werner (max.werner@bristol.ac.uk).

To apply and for more information, visit https://bit.ly/323lD7l .

Institution: Rutgers University
Open Until: 2019-11-30

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with an expected start date of Sept. 1, 2020. Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the broad fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and paleobiology whose work relates to the co-evolution of physical, chemical, and biological systems of the Earth and/or other rocky planetary bodies, including: 1) large-scale planetary processes and long-term evolution of minerals, geochemical reservoirs, atmospheres and oceans, and/or planetary habitability, particularly of the early Earth; 2) mechanisms and controls on planetary surface processes, and the history of their operation; and 3) long-term molecular, evolutionary, and ecological relationships between biodiversity and planetary change recorded in sedimentary records. We encourage candidates!
who will work on an interdisciplinary basis across departmental boundaries including through the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS; eoas.rutgers.edu). Appointments at higher rank may be considered for extraordinary candidates with appropriate experience.

Further details and an application form at this link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102954

Institution: GNS Science
Open Until: 2019-10-20

In this role, you will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental and applied research into tsunami forecasting, hazard and risk assessment. The main aim of the position is to improve our tsunami hazard models and monitoring capability to better equip New Zealanders with both long-term and real-time information about tsunami.

Job Details
Crown research institute GNS Science
Reference # 35345
Posted on 19 Sep 2019
Closes on 20 Oct 2019 23:55
Location(s) Hutt Valley, Wellington
Expertise Geology
Job level(s) Scientist
Work type(s) Permanent

Apply here: https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/jxlV8/Tsunami-Scientist,35345.html

Institution: UNR
Open Until: 2019-11-25

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
University of Nevada, Reno
Tenure Track Associate or Assistant Professor
in Geological Engineering and related fields

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professorship in Geological Engineering (GE), very broadly defined to include earthquake engineering; geophysics; hydrology and hydrogeology; remote sensing; rock, soil, and fault mechanics; sediment transport engineering; geophysical fluid dynamics; slope stability; design engineering targeted at sensing and exploring Earth and planetary systems; and other related fields. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate commitment to both undergraduate and graduate instruction in the GE program as well as development of an externally funded program of research in their specialty. Our ideal candidate is committed to pursuing outstanding research at the intersection of Earth science and engineering that strengthens our broad and interdisciplinary GE program, and will have at least one degree in an engineering-related field. Our curre!
nt strengths include slope stability, environmental fluid dynamics, natural hazards, hydrogeology and rock mechanics. The undergraduate degree program in GE is ABET-accredited and the position requires assisting in the ongoing accreditation process and in continued development of the educational objectives of the GE program. The position also requires the ability to teach courses within the GE curriculum that demonstrate the relationship between geology and engineering. The applicant’s resume should reflect the ability to fit into a well-respected GE program within a department that combines the geosciences and engineering. Although not required of applicants, successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam or professional engineering registration will be advantageous.
The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two additional teaching Departments, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and Geography, and two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. We offer BS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering. We offer MS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, and Geological Engineering, and PhDs in Geology, Geophysics, and Mineral Resource Engineering (joint with Mining). DGSE faculty are an integral part of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences (MS and PhD in Hydrology and Hydrogeology) and work closely with the Desert Research Institute. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology. Information specifically related to GE and ABET accreditation can be found at https://www.unr.edu/geology/degree-programs/geological-engineering/abet-accredit!
ation.
Applications are due by 11:59pm on November 25, 2019, and review will begin shortly after. We are expecting to fill the position by March 2020 with a start date of July 1, 2020.
The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.
Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Scott McCoy, scottmccoy@unr.edu.
The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Applications must be submitted online, https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external, reference R0118637. Please include an application letter briefly addressing how your research and teaching experience meets the criteria set forth above, including your fit in our GE program and the department at large. A CV, Statement of Research Interests, Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement, and contact details for at least three references are required.

October 15 deadline is approaching. 

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in crustal processes to begin in Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in crustal deformation and faulting, tectonic landscape evolution, sedimentary processes, and stable isotope geochemistry. Areas of desirable research include, but are not limited to, rock physics, rheology/mineralogy/petrology of crust and fault zones, crustal fluids, seismology, and geophysical imaging. We particularly encourage applicants who integrate field, theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches. 
The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded academic research program, supervise research by graduate and undergraduate students, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their fields of expertise. Qualified candidates may be considered for the Judson Mead endowed professorship in applied geophysics.

 

Apply here:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8347

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects. 

PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public safety and scientific research.  We operate about 450 remote seismic stations throughout the region. Data from these remote sites are transmitted to the UW continuously in real time to our processing and alerting center at the UW Seattle. The data are processed through several applications to provide a series of products, including real-time warnings of imminent shaking (called ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning), earthquake locations and sizes, distribution of strong shaking, and raw data archived for scientific and engineering studies.  The Software Engineer position is critical for further development and testing of our real-time processing and analysis codes, as well as programs to improve system health monitoring.

The successful applicant will work within a small team of scientists, software engineers, and computer specialists at PNSN and with ShakeAlert developers at partner institutions: CalTech, UC Berkeley, and the USGS. An exciting challenge for the Software Engineer is to work within a real-time and continuous production framework.
For more information and to apply to this position, please visit:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=172781

The position will be open until filled, however, we expect to start reviewing applications on October 14, 2019.

-- 
Renate Hartog
Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel. +1-206-685-7079 (office)

 

 

 

closing date 28th October, 2019 and all applications must be made via the online system (see below).  

 

Lecturer in Geodynamics and Hazards

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

 

As part of an on-going programme of investment and development, the School of Earth

and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Geodynamics and

Hazards.

 

You will contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Earth and

Geographical Sciences with a focus on the Master of Environmental Hazards. You will also

supervise MSc and PhD thesis students.

 

The successful candidate must develop and sustain an internationally recognised,

externally funded research programme in Geodynamics and Hazards. Areas of expertise

could include, but are not restricted to geophysics, seismology, geodesy, geological hazards,

landscape evolution and numerical modelling. We are seeking candidates who complement

our current research programme and who are able to integrate across existing areas of

expertise. Current areas of research interest in the school at large include solid Earth

dynamics, tectonics and structural geology, natural resource exploration, palaeoclimate and

climate systems, Earth surface processes, geological and environmental hazards.

 

You will join our lively and dynamic School which is internationally recognised for its

research and teaching. You will have an excellent academic research record, including

quality peer-reviewed publications and the proven ability to secure external funding to

support your research and ensure its impact beyond academia.

 

The School of Earth and Ocean Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity,

including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects

(science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We

particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be

made on merit.

 

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week). The post is available immediately and is openended.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6).

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hall, Head of School, Email:

EarthHos@cardiff.ac.uk or Dr Jenny Pike, Deputy Head of School, Email: Pikej@cardiff.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 28th October 2019

 

Please note that all applications must be made via the online system

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

Click on Academic and search for 9101BR: Lecturer in Geodynamics and Hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth and/or environmental geodesy. Scientists who apply analogous approaches to study other planetary systems are also encouraged to apply. The full advertisement with application instructions can be found here:

 

https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=10625&site=14

 

 

 

 

Institution: University of Hamburg
Open Until: 2019-11-15

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is enthusiastic to work on research related to ambient seismic noise analysis. Depending on the candidate’s background and research interests, various potential projects are available.  These include: 
- understanding the generation mechanisms of ocean-generated seismic noise, with a focus on the generation of Love waves, either through observational or numerical approaches.
- characterizing ocean wave state using land-based observations of seismic noise, including the
use of analog seismograms from the past century. 
- improving the accuracy of ambient noise-based subsurface monitoring methods by taking into account the uneven illumination by noise sources. 
- participating in seafloor seismology projects using the ocean bottom seismometers of the University of Hamburg.

The position includes teaching duty of up to 4 hours of teaching per week during semester times. The candidate is expected to participate in academic service at the institute. 

The initial fixed term is three years. The contract provides for a maximum extension of up to three years depending on the associate’s achievements during the first stage. Starting date is flexible, and starts at the earliest on 01.03.2020. 

Requirements:
The successful candidate must have either completed, or be in the process of completing, a PhD in a relevant subject area such as seismology, acoustics, physics or similar fields.

Good knowledge of English and good written and oral communication skills are essential for presenting results at workshops and international meetings, and preparing papers for submission to international journals. Previous experience in programming is expected, preferably in Python. 

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, contact information for two referees, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications as a single pdf file by email  to: celine.hadziioannou@uni-hamburg.de. The applications deadline is on November 15th, 2019. Evaluation of the applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. 

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Celine Hadziioannou,or consult our website on:
https://www.geo.uni-hamburg.de/en/geophysik 
or the advert on:
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/fakultaet-mathematik-informatik-und-naturwissenschaften/15-11-19-490-en.pdf

Penn State is making a 5-person, cross-disciplinary cluster hire in Integrated Energy Systems (IES).  Candidates from Geosciences with interests in geomechancis, basin analysis, structural geology/tectonics, induced seismicity and other areas that inform research in IES are encouraged to apply.  Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. 

The full ad can be found here: https://psu.jobs/job/90744

Please direct questions to Professor Chris Marone (marone@psu.edu), in Geosciences, or Professor Bruce Logan (blogan@psu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.

 

 

Institution: University of Washington
Open Until: 2020-01-01

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in seismology at the Assistant Professor level.  Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to: earthquake source processes, volcano seismology, and structural seismology.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.  The new hire will be expected to build a vibrant and externally-funded research program that contributes to science of fundamental significance.  The new hire will contribute to the undergraduate core curriculum and also teach graduate courses related to their expertise.This position is a full-time, tenure track position with a 9-month service period.The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

For more information on the position or to apply please visit: 
https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=53595 

 

Institution: University of Nevada, Reno - Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Open Until: 2019-11-01

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Software Developer or a Senior Software Developer for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory Website (NSL) for its website user interface. This is a full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Manager of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory's Data Center Manager.  The main responsibilities of this position are to build, maintain, and improve new and existing websites for projects and systems at NSL. These sites include information portals, dashboards, and command-control tools for both the public and internal use of the lab. The incumbent will work with lab and external teams to coordinate access to data and control systems from various APls to create vital user interfaces for lab personnel, third-party collaborators, and the general public. This involves working with existing website tools, as well as building new web Uls from scratch to meet custom specifications. Secondarily, this position will collabor!
ate with colleagues to provide assistance in other technical areas of lab operations, including data acquisition systems, systems administration, systems analysis, and networking. 

Required Qualifications
Software Developer, Comp Grade B:

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience or Master's degree and one (1) year of related work experience.
Related Experience - programming and scripting,  reading and writing time-series data to/from a relational database & parsing of log or other data files to extract needed information.

Senior Software Developer, Comp Grade C:
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years of related professional work experience or Master's degree in two (2) years of related professional work experience.
Related Experience - Proficiency programming/scripting to perform:  Reading and writing time-series data to/from a relational database & parsing of log or other data files to extract needed information

Certification and Licensure: 
NV driver’s license
US citizen

Schedule or Travel Requirements:
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.
Occasional travel may be required

Preferred Experience
Proficiency building data-driven websites
Proficiency with HTML/CSS/Javascript
Proficiency with Javascript mapping and visualization libraries

Compensation Grade
Software Developer -- B
Senior Software Developer -- C
Total Compensation 

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program 
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program 

Department Information
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory is a research division within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Laboratory has overall responsibility for instrumental studies of earthquakes in the Nevada region. The laboratory operates a statewide network of seismographic stations and investigates the sizes, frequencies of occurrence, and distribution of earthquakes in the region, and other problems related to seismic risk in Nevada.The Laboratory disseminates seismic information to the public and regularly publishes research results. It serves as a data repository and a resource for the public on matters related to earthquake activity and earthquake risks in Nevada and adjoining states. The laboratory also handles grant- and contract-supported research on seismic problems of national and international importance, and interacts closely with the University of Nevada Reno Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering to prepare well-educated professionals f!
or careers in seismology.

Department Contacts
Gabe Plank – gabe@seismo.unr.edu 775-784-7039

Exempt
Yes
Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%

Required Attachment(s)
Attach the following attachments to your application 
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time
This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

Posting Close Date
10/28/2019

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu.
For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Please apply at :https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Software-Developer--Web-Site-and-User-Interface_R0118411

Institution: University of Nevada, Reno - Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Open Until: 2019-11-01

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Software Analyst, QA for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. This is a full-time, non-tenured, administrative position. The main responsibilities of this position are to develop, maintain, and improve new and existing software to monitor the state of the hardware, software systems, and data products that make up NSL's end-to-end sensor networks and data delivery systems. The Software Analyst will coordinate within a network operations group consisting of network and software engineers, field technicians, and project managers to help ensure operational excellence of instrumentation for environmental monitoring. He/she will also be responsible for utilizing these monitoring tools to help the group maintain awareness of the quality and availability of the systems and data acquired and processed at remote sites. Secondarily, the incumbent will collaborate with lab personnel to understand and provide assistance in other technica!
l areas of lab operations, including data acquisition systems, systems administration, systems analysis, and networking. The Software Analyst will monitor hardware and software systems by collecting and analyzing metrics from the data center to determine availability and consistency of data. This requires writing, testing and debugging computer programming language. 

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience including: Experience in programming and scripting, reading and writing time-series data to/from a relational database and parsing of log or other data files to extract needed information. 

Master's Degree and one (1) year of related work experience.
Certification and Licensure: 
NV driver’s license
US citizen

Schedule or Travel Requirements
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. Occasional travel may be required.

Preferred experience
Experience writing and/or maintaining computer programs that gather real-time data
Basic familiarity with data structures, serialization, databases
Experience installing and configuring software in a Linux environment

Compensation Grade
B

Total Compensation 
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program 
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program 

Department Information
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory www.seismo.unr.edu is a research division within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Laboratory has overall responsibility for instrumental studies of earthquakes in the Nevada region. The laboratory operates a statewide network of seismographic stations and investigates the sizes, frequencies of occurrence, and distribution of earthquakes in the region, and other problems related to seismic risk in Nevada.The Laboratory disseminates seismic information to the public and regularly publishes research results. It serves as a data repository and a resource for the public on matters related to earthquake activity and earthquake risks in Nevada and adjoining states. The laboratory also handles grant- and contract-supported research on seismic problems of national and international importance, and interacts closely with the University of Nevada Reno Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering to prepare well-educa!
ted professionals for careers in seismology.

Department Contacts
Mark Williams - markwilliams@seismo.unr.edu 775-784-4317

Exempt

Yes
Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%

Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to your application. 
Attach the following attachments to your application 
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time
This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

Posting Close Date
11/1/2019

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu.
For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.
Please apply at:
https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Software-Analyst--QA_R0118412

Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Open Until: 2019-10-15

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See https://obsic.whoi.edu/.) The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean-bottom seismic instrumentation to continued discovery in Earth Sciences, aims to help maintain the strength of the field by supporting instrumentation-focused research and development.

You are invited to apply for this Fellowship for any project related to: 1) research and engineering in the area of seafloor seismic instrumentation, including the development and/or application of new sensors; 2) advancing our knowledge of earth structure with an emphasis on using ocean- bottom seismograph data, including the development and/or application of new analytical methodologies; 3) understanding earthquake-related processes using seafloor seismology and/or geodesy; 4) advancing our knowledge of the interplay between seafloor seismic measurements and oceanographic processes; and 5) other projects within this broad scope. The successful candidate may choose to carry out research with faculty in any of WHOI’s science and engineering departments, with staff at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, or a combination thereof.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2019 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2020-2021. Recipients of awards can initiate their study and research period at the Institution any time after January 1, 2020 and before December 1, 2021.

Further information may be obtained at:  https://www.whoi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/flyer_OBSIC_text_20.pdf

Application forms may be obtained through the Academic Programs section of the WHOI web pages at http://www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral, or by contacting: The WHOI Postdoctoral Coordinator Telephone: (508) 289-2950 ? E-mail: postdoc@whoi.edu

 

I am looking for 1-2 new PhD students to participate in studies associated with 
properties and dynamics of the crust. Depending on the candidate, the research 
may involve multi scale/signal seismic imaging and monitoring of fault zones 
and the crust, detection of small events, analysis of earthquake source 
properties, and efforts to clarify the preparation process leading to large 
earthquakes. Requirements include strong background in seismology and/or 
mechanics, strong computer skills and strong motivation. Full funding is 
available for the appropriate candidates. If you know someone who might fit, 
please ask him/her to contact me.

Thanks,
Yehuda Ben-Zion
http://earth.usc.edu/~ybz/

Science Manager, UK CPOM and UK COMET

 

The University of Leeds is hiring a joint science manager for the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) and the Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tectonics (COMET).

 

CPOM and COMET are world-leading research centres operating on a combined budget of around £4 million per year. Both centres are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council to provide UK national capability in satellite observations and numerical modelling, and work closely with the European Space Agency and a wide range of other national and international organisations.

 

The manager’s role is to lead and develop our core science operations and strategic partnerships, which are carried out by around 15 staff including the Centre Directors, Science Leaders, Science Staff, with the help of a support team.  We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and independent person for this role, and a PhD or equivalent experience in Earth or Environmental Science is essential.

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact either Andy Shepherd (CPOM Director, a.shepherd@leeds.ac.uk) or Tim Wright (COMET Director, t.j.wright@leeds.ac.uk)

 

The post is full time for 5 years in the first instance.

 

Salary is in the range £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2019

 

For details of what the role could involve or to apply for the position visit https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1357

 

See also the CPOM and COMET websites https://cpom.org.uk/  and https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/

 

 

 

Institution: KBR
Open Until: 2019-11-25

Title: Seismic Data Quality Control (QC) Analyst
Job Number: R2000786
Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US

Job description:

KBR, under contract to US Geological Survey at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL), is seeking a Seismic Data Quality Control (QC) Analyst to review seismological waveforms and other digital time series data for quality control to detect abnormalities and coordinate with field staff to correct the abnormalities.

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

Responsibilities

• Use various monitoring tools to check timing, orientation and gain of seismic sensors and identifies possible station health issues through the analysis of the seismic waveform data.
• Provides this analysis to field engineering personnel and aids in the determination of station failure cause, and aids in providing recommended repair actions.
• Relay issues to maintenance technicians using an established problem ticketing system.
• Run calibrations according to the calibration schedule for US and GSN stations, as well as for sensor testing on-site at ASL.
• Analyze calibration data and organize results.
• Determine metadata accuracy from co-located seismic instruments using established comparison mechanisms.
• Performs routine maintenance by remotely logging into stations to provide seismic system centering, lock/unlock, and diagnose problems and calibration.
• Provides specifications and guidance to software developers to improve existing programs.
• Assists government employee research projects by providing data analysis and peer review of results as a part of publishable papers and presentations.

About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

• BS in STEM field and 0 - 2 years of related experience in waveform data analysis. In lieu of degree, 8 years related experience will qualify.
• Ability to analyze digitized data for the purposes of recognizing seismic events and for recognizing proper seismic station operation.
• Experience with a scientific programming language (e.g. Python or MATLAB) as well as the ability to navigate through a terminal environment (e.g. Linux or Unix).
• Willingness to learn new systems, technologies, and geophysical science.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with technical and scientist user groups.
• US Citizenship.

Desired Skills:

• Experience using general shell scripting and seismic data analysis tools.
• Experience working with seismic instrumentation or collecting seismic data.
• Experience with data analysis in both the time and frequency domains.

Apply online at: https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/KBR_Careers/job/Albuquerque/Seismic-Data-Quality-Control--QC--Analyst_R2000786

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

 

Institution: KBR
Open Until: 2019-11-25

Title: Systems/Geophysical Analyst
Location: Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Job Number: R000095

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Systems/ Geophysical Analyst shall provide support by conducting research into the use of infrasound and seismic data for treaty monitoring purposes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assess regional data evaluation procedures and software
• Modeling signal propagation through realistic atmospheres
• Investigation of signal-source scaling for a variety of source conditions
• Evaluation of techniques for wind noise suppression with existing and experimental sensor technologies
• General infrasound/hydroacoustic research
• Recommend actions to correct deficiencies, increase efficiency, and improve capabilities
• Prepare executive level briefings
• Perform documentation reviews
• Prepare technical reports on integration and installation support issues and recommendation corrective actions to senior government executive
• Attend meeting at the direction of the government, reporting findings, progress, and recommending corrective actions

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s degree or an Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist Associate degree or equivalent and documented experience specific to the defined responsibilities.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience performing tasks like those above
• Experience using Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with executives

DESIRED SKILLS:
• AFTAC geophysical analyst experience
• Experience with site response analysis and understanding of propagation path effects
• Experience with SeaTools, SAC, or other geophysical signal processing software
• Experience with geophysical system calibration for operations and maintenance
• Experience with routine noise analysis, signal analysis, including frequency analysis of both
• Basic coding/scripting skills
• Experience working within a government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)
• Experience deriving and marking classified documents according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and local security classification guides

OTHER:
• US Citizenship required
• Must possess a fully adjudicated (not an interim) Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Apply online at: https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/KBR_Careers/job/Melbourne-Florida/Systems-Geophysical-Analyst_R2000095

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

 

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network within the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Computer Specialist to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects.

PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public safety and scientific research.  We operate about 450 remote seismic stations throughout the region, most of which are essentially small Linux computers. Data from these remote sites are transmitted to the UW continuously in real time to our cluster of about 2 dozen Linux servers. The data are processed through several applications to provide a series of products, including real-time warnings of imminent shaking, earthquake locations and sizes, distribution of strong shaking, and raw data archived for scientific and engineering studies.  The Senior Computer Specialist (SCS) position is critical for designing and maintaining our network of computers, ensuring secure, high-availability, and low latency interconnections.

The successful applicant will work within a small team of Computer Specialists at PNSN and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at UW. They will also interface with scientists and applications developers who produce and maintain the data processing and production codes.  An exciting challenge for the SCS is to work within a real-time and continuous production framework. The SCS is expected to participate in PNSN’s growing use of cloud services and deployments, virtualization, and automated performance monitoring techniques.

 

 

For more information and to apply to this position, please visit:

 

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=172293

 

 

The position will be open until filled, however, we expect to start reviewing applications on October 14, 2019.

-- 
Renate Hartog
Research Scientist
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel. +1-206-685-7079 (office)

Institution: Caltech
Open Until: 2019-11-30

To apply:
https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=5027

Job Summary 
This is an ideal position for those individuals who would like to apply their information technology skills to administer and improve state-of-the-art high-availability LINUX based systems. The successful candidate will be part of a team administering Caltech’s real-time 24/7 earthquake data acquisition and processing hardware and software. Detailed tasking includes LINUX system level support and supervising hardware maintenance; maintenance and troubleshooting of data processing applications in C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, and other software; and maintenance of information distribution applications, including web posting, email, and instant messaging. The applicant will participate in development to implement new hardware and software, IP networking, improve data availability, and operational reliability and efficiency of the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) and ShakeAlert. The applicant will also be involved in system design, review for future acquisition archit!
ecture, and cloud based computing.  

Job Duties 
– Be part of a team administering the SCSN/CISN and ShakeAlert real-time data acquisition, processing, and analysis application software, and associated computer hardware and system software.
– Assist in the deployment, testing, and maintenance of new applications written in C++, Perl, Java, Python, or other languages under LINUX, or other operating systems. Write scripts and puppet manifests to automate real-time processing tasks, improve automated failover capabilities, and track system performance.
– Deploy and operate cloud computing and virtualization software and services, using VMware and AWS cloud.
– Participate in procurement, installation, and configuration of new hardware or software.
– Use Request Tracker (issue tracking system) for getting assignments and tracking progress. Maintain user documentation for the SCSN/CISN real-time systems. Prepare written reports, presentations, and assist in preparing proposals. Assist in supervising outside contractors, including writing design specifications for tasks.
– Must be able to share ‘On-call duties’, which may require occasional evening and weekend response time.
– Other duties as assigned. 

Basic Qualifications 
– BS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Physical Science is required for this position.
– 2+ years of experience in system administration, and maintaining application software in UNIX/LINUX environment for science or engineering.
– The qualified candidate should have an active interest in routine operations to ensure data integrity and availability, as well as innovation, and incorporating new efficiencies into the operation.
– Demonstrated skills in LINUX administration and advanced shell scripting experience in bash, tcsh, Python, and/or Perl.
– Must have abilities for troubleshooting, maintaining, and improving existing software or scripts, working with computer hardware, and IP communications.
– Experience with server monitoring (SNMP, NAGIOS, cacti, and custom scripts).
– Experience with use of kickstart and puppet for OS installation and configuration management.
– Proven ability to work in a team of staff with a wide range of expertise is necessary.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills needed.
– Ability to meet strict deadlines. 

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

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST - Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry & Sea Level Studies 

LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - PALISADES, NY

 

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research scientist position within the fields of Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry, and Sea Level Studies. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of scientists working on a wide range of interrelated problems examining Earth’s past climate history, ocean chemistry, ice sheet stability, sea level, and the interactions of the solid Earth, ocean, and cryosphere.

 

The successful applicant will join a project led by Dr. Maureen Raymo, collaborating with Drs. Jacky Austermann and Steve Goldstein, studying how sea level and ice volume have changed in the past, especially during past warm periods. A critical part of this multi-disciplinary effort is to date field evidence for past sea level high-stands, in particular during the Eemian. The successful candidate will undertake fieldwork and related U-series coralline age analyses leading to a better understanding of Pleistocene sea level history in tropical carbonate environments.

 

A recent Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related discipline is required. Field experience as well as geochemical and U-series dating analysis experience in carbonate environments is essential. Experience in computer programming is preferred, as well as research experience directly relevant to the research activities described above.

 

The position is a full-time 1-year appointment, with the opportunity for continuation and growth depending on progress and availability of funding. The position will remain open until filled with start date negotiable. 

 

Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, including specific reference to the projects listed here, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references through our online site: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4078

 

 

Only online applications will be accepted.

 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

-- Aileen Goldberg Recruitment Specialist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | EARTH INSTITUTE Palisades, New York 845-365-8357 | aileen@ldeo.columbia.edu https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Institution: Michigan State University
Open Until: 2019-12-31

The Geochemistry and Geophysics research groups in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University are recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students to start Fall 2020!

Our research groups offer opportunities to study tectonics and petrology at field sites around the globe, to image the Earth’s interior, and to model physical and chemical processes using laboratory and computational methods. Dynamic processes of our planet’s interior over its history generated Earth’s habitable surface and are responsible for the natural distribution of mineral resources and geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, several fellowships and scholarships provide additional financial support for summer stipends, conference travel, and research and field expenses. Thanks to our generous alumni, the EES department offers the most awards per capita of any department at MSU.

Interested students should visit our prospective graduate student webpage (https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/academics/graduate/application/) and feel free to contact faculty directly via email.
All are welcome to drop by our booths at GSA and AGU fall meetings!

Faculty:
Dr. Min Chen (chenmi22@msu.edu): Computational Seismology
Keywords: Full Waveform Inversion, Ambient Noise, Crust and Mantle Structure

Dr. Kevin Mackey (mackeyke@msu.edu): Earthquake Seismology
Keywords: Seismology, Explosion Monitoring, Eurasian Field Work

Dr. Susannah Dorfman (dorfman3@msu.edu): Experimental Mineralogy
Keywords: Mineral Physics, Experimental Petrology, Mantle Heterogeneity

Dr. Allen McNamara (allenmc@msu.edu): Geodynamics
Keywords: Geophysics, Geodynamics, Mantle Convection

Dr. Jeff Freymueller (freymuel@msu.edu): Geodesy
Keywords: Earthquakes, Active Volcanism, Cryospheric and Hydrospheric Change

Dr. Tyrone Rooney (rooneyt@msu.edu): Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Keywords: Rifting, Geochemistry, Magmatism

Dr. Seth Jacobson (seth@msu.edu): Planetary Sciences
Keywords: Planetary Science, High Performance Computing, Early Earth

Dr. Songqiao “Shawn” Wei (swei@msu.edu): Seismology/Geophysics
Keywords: Subduction Zones, Seismic Imaging, Marine Seismology

 

Postdoctoral position, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions in the Rock and Ice Mechanics Lab.

One position will focus on volume changes during mineral carbonation, hydration and/or oxidation, and its effect on stress, fractures, and permeability (“cracking versus clogging”), with potential applications to CO2 capture and storage and/or geothermal power generation. The candidate will run flow-through experiments in a triaxial apparatus, exploring the chemo-mechanical feedbacks that control reaction rates and extrapolating experimental results to natural systems. Prior experience running experiments in a triaxial apparatus is highly desirable, as is experience with characterization of reaction products in terms of mineralogy, composition and microstructure.  

A second position will focus on experimental ice physics, with application to glacier flow and moons of the outer solar system. An ambient pressure cryogenic apparatus will be used to run experiments that will range from creep and attenuation to fatigue, friction, or fracture, depending on the project. Experience running experiments and characterizing deformation microstructures and grain scale processes is required. Experience dealing with cryogenic cooling systems is a plus. 

Candidates should have recently completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Geosciences Engineering, Physics or related discipline and demonstrated competence in running laboratory experiments. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to use independent judgment required. Evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research is required.

Proposed start date is December 1st 2019, with some flexibility. Appointments will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress. 

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the positions are filled. 

Please visit our online application sites (below) to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references:

Position One: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4161

Position Two: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4162

 

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran. 

WE ACCEPT ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

 

STAFF ASSOCIATE – RESEARCH 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Palisades, New York

  The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is seeking a Staff Associate to work with our International Research Institute for Climate and Society’s successful and growing team. In accordance with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society’s mission, which is to enhance society’s capability to understand anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare, especially in developing countries, the responsibilities of this position will be to advance research in integrating climate information (monitoring and forecast) into applications for natural disasters and emergencies, within the humanitarian sector, in particular for floods, which will benefit IRI’s partner community (e.g. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and NASA).

Duties & Responsibilities include:
• Conduct research in integrating climate information into applications for mapping and forecasting floods, in particular flash-floods – and engage with the humanitarian sector on how this information can be used for early action. May guide short-term research assistants on preliminary data analysis and reporting.
• Interact with user communities to help respond to the data needs of IRI partners, using various types of climate and weather information, from various sources (including, but not limited to the IRI Data Library, ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine and Maprooms (http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/mapr/). This work will include using the Ingrid programming language and communicating with key partners (e.g. NASA and Red Cross) to integrate remotely-sensed data from Earth Observations (e.g. from NASA and European Space Agency) with socioeconomic vulnerability data from various sources.
• Perform project/proposal related tasks such as reporting, monitoring and meeting deliverable timelines.
• Assist in development of materials for workshops and capacity-building trainings under supervision of Senior Staff Associate at different national and international events, training in other countries, at conferences, symposiums and workshops. This will include supporting partners to interact and work with their in-country hydrometeorological departments.
• Assist in documentation of research findings, status, and processes.
• Assist in writing code as directed in support of projects.
• Support the coordination with English-speaking and potentially French and Spanish speaking partners, relevant IRI staff, and stakeholders, involving management of communications, meetings, organization of events and field trips, as directed by Senior Staff Associate.
• Will receive general supervision from the Senior Staff Associate. Will exercise independent judgement within parameters set by the Senior Staff Associate. Will not supervise others.

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Climate Science, Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Policy, Data Science, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems, or a related discipline and four years of relevant experience required; or a Master’s degree in Climate Science, Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Policy, Data Science, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems, or a related discipline and two years of relevant experience required.
• Experience in Climate Science, Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Policy, Data Science, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems, Disaster Management or related field preferred.
• Strong knowledge of English is required.
• Knowledge of French or Spanish preferred.
• Prior experience with mapping of environmental variables, forecasting of floods and/or other extreme weather events, and/or data science related to environmental and/or disaster policy or related climate risk projects required, whether through employment, coursework for degree, or via student internship.
• Successful candidate should also possess superior writing skills.
• Experience with analysis software, such as QGIS and R is required.
• Familiarity with IRI Data Library desired.
• Work experience in Climate Science, Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Policy, Data Science, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems, Geophysical-related Early Warning Systems, and Disaster Management desired. Good personal communication skills required.
• Aptitude/ experience working with stakeholders in developing countries preferred.

This search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Please visit our online application site to apply: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4130

*****We accept online applications only.*****

Columbia University is and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran

 

The Computational Seismology and Tectonics group in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University seeks highly motivated M.S. and Ph.D. students to work on a broad spectrum of seismological and tectonics topics. As part of a multidisciplinary department, students work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of expertise in earth and planetary systems, such as seismology, geodesy, petrology, lithosphere dynamics, tectonics, structural geology, planetary geology, and broader earth system interactions. Representatives of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University will attend GSA and AGU meetings to answer any questions about student opportunities in the department. 

 

Students with B.S. or M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or closely related fields are all welcome to apply. To be considered for financial support, please submit your application for M.S and Ph.D. positions by January 2, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission. Please check http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for application requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact the following faculty to discuss potential projects. 

 

1. Dr. Xiaotao Yang (xtyang<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop high-resolution seismic imaging methods (receiver functions, ambient seismic noise, and others) to solve problems in tectonics, earthquake and volcano hazards, and transient velocity changes. Regions of interest include but are not limited to the Aleutian-Alaska margin and the continental interior, the North-American mid-continent, and the western United States. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Yang's research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html. 

 

2. Dr. Jonathan Delph (jdelph<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop passive-source seismic imaging and seismic interferometry techniques to the tectonics/geodynamics of Earth. Specific research projects include linking slab dynamics to tectonics in the eastern Mediterranean, investigating variations in crustal and upper mantle properties in the Pacific Northwest, and improving models for seismic wave propagation. Other opportunities may develop that involve shallow (upper crustal) seismic imaging and linking petrological and seismological observations. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Delph’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/delph.html. 

 

3. Dr. Robert L. Nowack (nowack<at>purdue.edu)

M.S. opportunities in theoretical and applied seismology and GeoData Science. Recent studies have included Marchenko imaging with application to carbon sequestration, seismic body-wave interferometry using the autocorrelation of ambient noise, machine learning for seismic inversion, and iterative time-domain deconvolution for time-varying seismic data. A seismic array is currently being deployed to study unconventional seismic sources and their use in interferometric imaging. Dr. Nowack is a coordinator for the Purdue Geodata Science Professional Master’s program (more information can be found athttps://www.eaps.purdue.edu/gdsp/). Applicants can find more information about Dr. Nowack’s research athttps://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/.

 

Xiaotao Yang

Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2020)

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University

http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html

 

 

 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct independent research in geophysics at Carnegie Science's Washington Campus. The geophysics group at Carnegie Science currently consists of researchers working in the fields of mantle and core geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, and volcanology. Related research fields on our campus include geochemistry, cosmochemistry, planetary astronomy, experimental petrology, and mineral physics. The successful applicant's primary field of research should overlap with those of the geophysics group, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

Our fellows have access to a wide range of facilities. Scientific computing resources include the Carnegie Memex cluster in addition to local computing resources. Carnegie fellowships provide support for conference and meeting travel, computing, and the publication of results from postdoctoral work.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2019.  A C.V., list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/by 1 December 2018.  A strong application will include an innovative, original, and feasible research proposal. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to bbrfellowships@carnegiescience.edu.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, dis!
ability, or other protected group status.

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Open Until: 2019-11-15

The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (https://earth.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks an outstanding scholar with expertise in Remote Sensing. Applications are invited from candidates whose research falls within the broad scope of Earth sciences – including, but not limited to: surface and groundwater, landscape change, tectonics, environmental and climate science, earthquakes, glaciology, and volcanology. The full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty appointment is at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of August 16, 2020.

The Department of Geology resides within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The University of Illinois is committed to the family needs of our faculty members, including dual career partners. The Dual Career Academic Couples program, Provost Initiative #8, facilitates the placement of tenure-system faculty partners in positions on campus (including tenure track). More information may be found at: https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-8-dual-career-academic-couples-program/ 

The Geology Department is committed to building and maintaining an excellent and diverse academic environment. We are dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity through our teaching, research, and service. Qualified applications will be considered regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Responsibilities in Research and Teaching:  The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program in the area of remote sensing. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two courses within the Geology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Synergy with Campus Excellence Themes and Strengths:  The successful candidate will benefit from existing strengths within the Department of Geology: surface environments and landscape research, tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics; within SESE: CyberGIS & geography, and Atmospheric Remote Sensing; and across campus: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, data science programs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and fluid dynamic, surface environments and earthquake hazards research in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering. Excellent opportunities also exists for collaborations with the United States Geological Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geology or a related field by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of Aug 16, 2020. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. 

Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and experience.  Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/ 

Application:  To apply, create your candidate profile through https://go.illinois.edu/GEOLOGYfaculty and submit application materials by November 15, 2019. Required documents:

• Cover letter that details suitability for and interest in the position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Up to three representative publications
• Statement of Research Interests
• Statement of Teaching Experience and Goals
• Statement on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion 
• Contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  Questions can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Lijun Liu, ljliu@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 333-3540.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Northern Illinois University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to support NSF #1835950 

The postdoc will lead a mixed-methods investigation of students’ spatial conceptions of erosional processes, support the collection and analysis of quantitative classroom data, develop and publish manuscripts for education and geoscience journals, and develop proposals for external funding. This is a one-year position funded by NSF #1835950, with the possibility of an additional year of funding, and the opportunity for a week-long residency at the Research in Spatial Cognition laboratory at Temple University. 

Skills and Expertise: 
•  A Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field 
•  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•  Ability to work as part of a productive team
•  Experience with interview methods, GIS, and illustrator preferred but not required. 

Interested candidates should contact Nicole LaDue (nladue@niu.edu). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preferred start date is January 2020, but a later start date in Summer 2020 is possible.

Northern Illinois University is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to support NSF #1834076. 

The graduate student will lead mentoring meetings for high achieving STEM students with high financial need, learn qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies, and investigate the personal and contextual factors associated with students’ persistence in STEM majors. This project is funded, in part, by NSF #1834076. The GRA will earn a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) from the NIU Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences and be a part of the Visualization & Geoscience Education Research Laboratory. Preference will be given to students intending to pursue a Ph.D. and/or applicants with experience mentoring underrepresented students. 

To apply for funding, please contact Nicole LaDue (nladue@niu.edu). Application review for this position will begin in January 2020. NIU offers several opportunities for graduate student travel and research funding, a low cost of living, and a growing DBER community.

Multiple postdoctoral opportunities in subduction zone science at University of Washington – Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ess.uw.edu) at the University of Washington seeks to hire up to three postdoctoral researchers as part of a new initiative in subduction zone science. These positions are fully funded for up to two years, and candidates interested in all aspects of subduction zone geophysics and geology are encouraged to apply. Research topics of special immediate interest include (1) geodynamic modeling of the subduction process (including mantle convection and plate boundary processes), (2) rock physics and geophysical imaging of plate boundary fault zones, (3) structure and stress conditions in the shallow megathrust, and (4) seismology and seismic structure of Cascadia from the volcanic arc to offshore. Specific research topics remain flexible and depend on the interests and expertise of the postdoctoral researcher as well as those of the faculty supervisors.

The postdoctoral hires will join a large and vibrant group at UW of faculty, research staff, and graduate students and  across several departments who are engaged in integrated research on subduction zone geosystems from offshore plate boundary zones to volcanic arcs. New postdocs will also have access to the UW-hosted Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (pnsn.org) and the wealth of data and expertise it holds.

For further details and how to apply, see https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=51380. For questions about these positions, please contact Professors Mark Richards (markrich@uw.edu) and/or Harold Tobin (htobin@uw.edu) by email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

 

Please find the following posting for a Postdoctoral Fellowship available at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.  Please advise if any further details or information is needed to post this to your site.  Thank you!

***Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Earth and Environmental Sciences***

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2020.

Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics; ocean, atmospheric, and climate systems; cryospheric dynamics; paleoclimate; and biogeoscience.

The principal selection criteria for Fellows are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of Earth science. Applications from all related fields are welcomed.

Fellowships are supported institutionally for 24 months, include a $7,500 research allowance, and carry an annual salary of $67,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. Lamont is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel. 

The deadline for applications is November 11, 2019. 

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, please visit:  https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/postdoc

Contact:
The Office of the Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Tel: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: pdfellowship@ldeo.columbia.edu
Website: www.ldeo.columbia.edu

 

************************************************************************************* -- Aileen Goldberg Recruitment Specialist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | EARTH INSTITUTE Palisades, New York 845-365-8357 | aileen@ldeo.columbia.edu https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Our advert is now live on the website, at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/eart19-1/

 

with a link to the job description.

 

The advert should say Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience, as in the job details. Trying to get this changed.

 

Our vacancies are within the University Recruitment Campaign adverts in THE, CHE, jobs.ac.uk and Higher Ed Jobs with broad ranging adverts in The Voice and Equality and Diversity Forum.

 

We also asked for specific adverts in Earthworks; AGU and Naturejobs, but to my annoyance this hasn’t been done yet. I’ll let you know when those adverts are placed.

 

Please use all your contacts, social media presence, bulletin boards etc to spread the word. Personal contact is important. Encourage the best to apply; recruitment is one of the very most important things that we do.

 

Our process is essentially the same as last year:

 

Recruitment panel: Mark Allen, Andy Aplin, Julie Prytulak and Rich Walters

Interview panel: Recruitment panel plus Erin McClymont (Geography) and Chair Jacqui Rammage (new Exec Dean from January 1st).

 

Key dates are:

 

Closing date for applications: 30 October

 

Applications screened by earliest December and, subject to GDPR compliance, up to 40 applications will be suggested for members of staff to comment on before the Xmas break. It will be possible to see details of other applicants in case we’ve missed something critical. 

 

Final shortlisting: early January.

 

Interview schedule: Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 February for talks etc.. Interviews Thursday 6, 13 and 20 February.

 

Cheers

 

andy

 

Prof. Andrew Aplin

Head of Department

Department of Earth Sciences

Durham University

DH1 3LE

UK

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 2332

earthsci.hod@durham.ac.uk

https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/Our advert is now live on the website, at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/eart19-1/

 

with a link to the job description.

 

The advert should say Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience, as in the job details. Trying to get this changed.

 

Our vacancies are within the University Recruitment Campaign adverts in THE, CHE, jobs.ac.uk and Higher Ed Jobs with broad ranging adverts in The Voice and Equality and Diversity Forum.

 

We also asked for specific adverts in Earthworks; AGU and Naturejobs, but to my annoyance this hasn’t been done yet. I’ll let you know when those adverts are placed.

 

Please use all your contacts, social media presence, bulletin boards etc to spread the word. Personal contact is important. Encourage the best to apply; recruitment is one of the very most important things that we do.

 

Our process is essentially the same as last year:

 

Recruitment panel: Mark Allen, Andy Aplin, Julie Prytulak and Rich Walters

Interview panel: Recruitment panel plus Erin McClymont (Geography) and Chair Jacqui Rammage (new Exec Dean from January 1st).

 

Key dates are:

 

Closing date for applications: 30 October

 

Applications screened by earliest December and, subject to GDPR compliance, up to 40 applications will be suggested for members of staff to comment on before the Xmas break. It will be possible to see details of other applicants in case we’ve missed something critical. 

 

Final shortlisting: early January.

 

Interview schedule: Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 February for talks etc.. Interviews Thursday 6, 13 and 20 February.

 

Cheers

 

andy

 

Prof. Andrew Aplin

Head of Department

Department of Earth Sciences

Durham University

DH1 3LE

UK

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 2332

earthsci.hod@durham.ac.uk

https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/Our advert is now live on the website, at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/eart19-1/

 

with a link to the job description.

 

The advert should say Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience, as in the job details. Trying to get this changed.

 

Our vacancies are within the University Recruitment Campaign adverts in THE, CHE, jobs.ac.uk and Higher Ed Jobs with broad ranging adverts in The Voice and Equality and Diversity Forum.

 

We also asked for specific adverts in Earthworks; AGU and Naturejobs, but to my annoyance this hasn’t been done yet. I’ll let you know when those adverts are placed.

 

Please use all your contacts, social media presence, bulletin boards etc to spread the word. Personal contact is important. Encourage the best to apply; recruitment is one of the very most important things that we do.

 

Our process is essentially the same as last year:

 

Recruitment panel: Mark Allen, Andy Aplin, Julie Prytulak and Rich Walters

Interview panel: Recruitment panel plus Erin McClymont (Geography) and Chair Jacqui Rammage (new Exec Dean from January 1st).

 

Key dates are:

 

Closing date for applications: 30 October

 

Applications screened by earliest December and, subject to GDPR compliance, up to 40 applications will be suggested for members of staff to comment on before the Xmas break. It will be possible to see details of other applicants in case we’ve missed something critical. 

 

Final shortlisting: early January.

 

Interview schedule: Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 February for talks etc.. Interviews Thursday 6, 13 and 20 February.

 

Cheers

 

andy

 

Prof. Andrew Aplin

Head of Department

Department of Earth Sciences

Durham University

DH1 3LE

UK

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 2332

earthsci.hod@durham.ac.uk

https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/

We are about to hire a PDRA to join a lively group working on high-resolution data obtained during live rock deformation experiments carried out in a Synchrotron, as part of the NERC-funded ‘CATFAIL’ project.  The Associate will be responsible for analysing the acoustic data, in particular coda waves.

 

The advert is now live, with a closing date of Friday the 20th of September. The details can be viewed at the following link:

 

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=049082

 

If you have any queries feel free to contact myself, Andrew or Alexis at the email addresses above, or if you know a potential suitable candidate who may not be on this mailing list feel free to forward this information.

 

Best wishes, Ian.

 

Ian Main

Professor of Seismology and Rock Physics

Director of Research, School of Geosciences

University of Edinburgh

https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/imain

The Institute of Seismology in the Department of Geosciences and 
Geography at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science invites 
applications for two positions:

A DOCTORAL STUDENT AND A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

As part of a research project funded by the Academy of Finland, the 
successful candidates are expected to work on a seismic surface wave 
imaging technique in the context of large-N or dense seismic array data. 
The project involves collaboration with researchers in France (Grenoble, 
Lyon, Paris) and Germany (Munich). The aim is to study the resolution 
limits of refocusing surface wavefields using theoretical work and 
numerical wave propagation tools, and to apply the newly developed 
techniques to seismological (AlpArray, USArray) and industrial (mining) 
data sets. We invite applications from candidates with a background in 
seismology, physics, acoustics, computer science or other related fields 
who are skilled in data analysis, programming, and scientific computing.

For more information on the position please contact Associate Professor 
Gregor Hillers (gregor.hillers(at)helsinki.fi).

Please follow this link for more information (e.g., application 
deadline) and for the submission of an application:
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-student-and-postdoctoral-researcher-institute-of-seismology 
Two postdoc positions are available at the University of Oxford.  The
postdocs will investigate which fault zone processes could control
slow slip and tremor using seismology and modelling. Links to the job
descriptions are below, and applications are invited until the 21st of
October (12pm UK time). For more information or to discuss the
positions, please do get in touch with Jess Hawthorne at
jessica.hawthorne@earth.ox.ac.uk.

https://tinyurl.com/OxfordTremor
https://tinyurl.com/OxfordSlowEarthquake
https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/

Best wishes,
Jess

Endowed faculty position in petroleum geology at the University 
of Colorado Boulder:

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of 
Colorado Boulder, invites applications for the Bruce D. Benson 
Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology. We seek an outstanding 
scientist who has a demonstrable record for excellence in 
teaching and a strong scholarly record in the broad field of 
petroleum geosciences. Candidates with an ability to integrate 
multiple specialties to solve difficult technical questions are 
desired. The focus of teaching and research can be in any aspect 
of petroleum geology, such as reservoir characterization, 
structure and geomechanics, reflection seismology, petroleum 
geochemistry, or petroleum systems modeling.

The successful candidate is expected to bridge to wider faculty 
interests, build collaborations with existing faculty, and 
complement our strengths in petroleum geology, sedimentology, 
stratigraphy, geophysics, paleontology, structure and tectonics, 
geochemistry, geohydrology, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, and 
geobiology. The successful candidate will need to: develop an 
externally funded, innovative and impactful research program 
(preferably with industry participation); supervise independent 
student research at both graduate and undergraduate levels; 
contribute to departmental teaching at all levels; and provide 
applied training and guidance for students interested in a 
career in the energy sector.

This academic-year, open rank, tenure-track position has a start 
date as early as January 1, 2020. A PhD in Geological Sciences 
or a related field is required, and we especially encourage 
applications from candidates with prior industry, research, 
and/or faculty experience. Review of applications will begin on 
July 20, 2019 and full consideration will be given to 
applications received by September 1, 2019. Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled.

The quicklink to view the posting and to apply is:  https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=19641
 <https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=19641>

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a 
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students 
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We 
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and 
individuals with disabilities.

 

Institution: Univ. of Nevada, Reno
Open Until: 2019-09-16

Apply at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Professor-Chair-Geological-Sciences_R0116800

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE) invites applications for a tenured, full professor to serve as Department Chair. Responsibilities include overseeing the academic programs in Geological Sciences and Engineering, fostering a strategic vision in partnership with existing faculty regarding our research and teaching mission, and enhancing collaboration with other programs across campus.  The Chair will oversee management of the Department with budgetary responsibilities for operations.  The Chair's role includes representing the Department to university administration, other university units, industry, and to public and private agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The Chair will be expected to oversee recruitment of world-class faculty, and facilitate their professional development.  The Chair will be expected to teach a reduced course load, supervise graduate students and maintain a robust research program. The success!
ful candidate will have demonstrated high ethical standards and is expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way. The successful candidate should be responsive to the needs of the faculty, staff, and students within the Department and have a strong commitment to enhance diversity. Institution: Cal Poly Pomona
Open Until: 2019-12-31

The Geological Sciences Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. Candidates with strong teaching and research interests in any geoscience application of Remote Sensing and/or Geospatial Technology are encouraged to apply. We invite applications from geoscientists whose research incorporates data from ground-based remote sensing instruments or observations from unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites. The position is open to a broad range of research specializations, such as natural hazards, active tectonics, environmental geoscience, and/or climate change.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.  Teaching responsibilities will typically consist of a mix of geoscience courses at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels, and will include classes in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, or other specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activities and will be encouraged to develop an extramurally funded research program. Established ties to research institutions, industry or government agencies are beneficial. The applicant is also be expected to produce scholarly publications, assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and are committed to teac!
hing in an inclusive environment.

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/66998 
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in crustal processes to begin in Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in crustal deformation and faulting, tectonic landscape evolution, sedimentary processes, and stable isotope geochemistry. Areas of desirable research include, but are not limited to, rock physics, rheology/mineralogy/petrology of crust and fault zones, crustal fluids, seismology, and geophysical imaging. We particularly encourage applicants who integrate field, theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches. 
The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded academic research program, supervise research by graduate and undergraduate students, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their fields of expertise. Qualified candidates may be considered for the Judson Mead endowed professorship in applied geophysics.

 

Apply here:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8347

The Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) is now 
accepting applications for a Ph.D. position in the field of planetary 
geodesy.

The focus will be on the simulation of deep space tracking and altimetry 
data for a potential future orbiter around the Jovian moon Callisto, and 
the use of this data for orbit and geodetic parameter determination to 
study and develop different orbit and mission scenarios.

More details on the position, required qualifications and conditions can 
be found at
http://www.aiub.unibe.ch/e41817/e41820/e863598/pane863599/e863601/Stelle_Callisto_PhD_ger.pdf

We are looking forward to receiving your application no later than 
September 30, 2019.

Best regards,
Daniel Arnold

The Seismology and Geodynamics group (SEG) and the Exploration and Environmental Geophysics (EEG) group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Institute of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) have immediate openings for two ambitious and talented PhD candidates in the field of geophysical signal processing of gravitational waves recordings - see attachment and following link:

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/7306/pub/2/index.html

We would be very thankful if you could forward this information to interested candidates. Thank you.

Best regards

Cedric Schmelzbach, Simon Stähler and Luigi Ferraioli

 

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TENURE-TRACK OR TENURED PROFESSOR IN GEOPHYSICS

SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES 

MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 

 

The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Computational Geophysics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field, have a strong research record, and an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Example courses include, but are not limited to Seismic Processing and Modeling, Geophysical Signal Analysis, and Computational Geophysics. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program, build collaborations within and outside the School, and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity and Inclusion goals.  Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience. 

 

We are looking for a broad-minded geophysicist with strong computational skills and interests that complement existing strengths within the department. The School of Geosciences, part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities in the areas of petroleum geoscience, paleoclimate and environment, earthquakes and earth structure, and others. Current projects include the topics of induced seismicity, groundwater flow, processes and structures in basement, and reservoir characterization and monitoring. The field of Computational Geophysics is undergoing a rapid transformation owing to an ever-increasing amount of quantitative data. Processing and interpretation of these data are reliant upon new methods in high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and data mining, all which are critical to emerging research in the wider field of geosciences. This position also supports college initiatives and research priorities in geomechanics, seismicity, reservoir monitoring, geodynamics, water, and petrophysics. The position integrates into university-wide major research initiatives in energy and computer/data science.

 

Our research facilities are detailed at http://www.ou.edu/mcee/geosciences/Research and include computer labs with PC and Linux platforms and access to a dedicated cluster within the OU supercomputer center. The School maintains a comprehensive pool of geophysical equipment including wired and wireless seismic acquisition systems, active seismic sources, GPR, ERT, gravimetry, and high-precision GPS, as well as extensive rock physics characterization laboratories. 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled; however, applications received by November 1 will be guaranteed full consideration.  The anticipated starting date is August 2020. Applicants can apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/67170 . Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, vita/resume, statements of both research and teaching interests, and a list of five references who can be contacted, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Doug Elmore, Chair of Computational Geophysicist Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK  73019 or ougeophysicssearchchair@ou.edu. 

 

 The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement.  Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit http://soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

 

 The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Two postdoc positions are available at the University of Oxford, to assess which physical processes could control slow slip and tremor using seismology and modelling. Links to the job descriptions are below, and applications are invited until the 21st of October. For more information, please do get in touch with Jess Hawthorne at jessica.hawthorne@earth.ox.ac.uk. 

 

Links:

https://tinyurl.com/OxfordTremor

https://tinyurl.com/OxfordSlowEarthquake

 

 

https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/

 

 

Best wishes,

Jess

 

 

 

Applications are solicited for a Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, to begin Fall of 2020, who will play a key role in an NSF-funded project on “Modeling of Crater Floor Deformation in Relationship with Lava Lake Activity” (see project abstract below). The selected Ph.D. student will be based at Penn State under the supervision of Dr. Christelle Wauthier. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Drs. Benoît Smets (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium) and Nicolas d’Oreye (ECGS, Luxembourg). Current plans for the Ph.D. project will focus on interpretation and numerical modeling of geodetic InSAR time-series measurements at two lava-hosting volcanoes in the Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The candidate will be highly motivated with a keen interest in volcanic processes, geodetic modeling, and geophysics. A strong background in geophysics, and proficiency with at least one programming language (i.e., MATLAB) are required. Previous experience with geodetic modeling - ideally numerical modeling approaches - data inversions, and a strong desire to learn new computational methods, are highly desirable. Experience in InSAR is a plus but is not essential. The candidate must have completed a Master degree or BS/BSc degree with a significant geophysical research component at the time of appointment.

If you are interested, contact and send your CV to Dr. Christelle Wauthier at cuw25@psu.edu.
Applicants should follow the procedures for application for Graduate Study at Penn State University, with a full submission ideally completed by early November, 2019.
Candidates from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Project Abstract:*
To understand better how volcanoes work and forecast future eruptions, knowing where and how much magma is located beneath the volcano is key. Lava lakes offer a unique window into the superficial part of a magma plumbing system. However, only a few volcanoes on Earth host (semi-) permanently a lava lake. Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hosts the largest lava lake on Earth. Nyamulagira Volcano, the neighbor of Nyiragongo Volcano, also hosts regularly a small lava lake in a pit crater since 2014. By imaging the ground deformation around lava lakes in the summit areas of those volcanoes, we can model how the magma plumbing system looks like. The two volcanoes targeted for analysis in this project are hazardous and can quickly transition from open-vent lava lake activity to dangerous and fast distal flank eruptions. In particular, the hazards posed by Nyiragongo are considerable, as highlighted by the last deadly flank eruption in 2002. Given that other volcanoes in the U.S. (Hawaii) and elsewhere share similarities with those Congo volcanoes, the research proposed here has broad implications for volcanoes and eruption forecasting worldwide.

This project will address the following question at two hazardous volcanoes hosting lava lakes: What is causing the deformation of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira (Democratic Republic of Congo)’s crater floors? The project will take advantage of recent spatially and temporally dense Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) datasets acquired over Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes (Democratic Republic of Congo). Those dense datasets are processed with a recently developed InSAR time series approach, the Multidimensional Small BAseline Subset (MSBAS) method (Samsonov and d’Oreye, 2012) that allows to ingest different satellite and orbits within the same SBAS algorithm to output a detailed time-series of ground displacements. Then, the project will aim to model the ground surface deformation observed in the summit areas of both volcanoes during periods of various lava lake activity. The ground deformation of the crater floors is due to one - or a combination - of the following factors, that will each need to be thoroughly investigated and tested at each volcano: lava flow cooling and subsidence, pressure changes in a shallow reservoir, motion along caldera ring faults, and magma intrusion cooling and subsidence. By integrating several remote sensing geodetic (ground surface deformation) datasets processed with an innovative time series approach, with other remote sensing based lava lake surface heights, thermal anomalies and gas (i.e., SO2), together with other ground-based measurements such as seismic and gas, a conceptual model of the shallow part of the magma plumbing system will be developed at two volcanic systems.
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Dr Christelle Wauthier

Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences and Institute for CyberScience
The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: (814) 863-6649

cuw25@psu.edu
http://www.geosc.psu.edu/academic-faculty/wauthier-christelle

 

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