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Amir Khan
2017-08-29 09:27:11
Institution: ETH Zürich Open Until: 2017-10-31 The aim of this project is to investigate and characterize the nature of Earth’s mantle transition zone and the seismic discontinuities that bound it. While the transition zone is known to be bounded by the major seismic discontinuities (“410” and “660”), there are many fundamental questions that remain to be addressed. Among others, can the observed variations in transition topography be explained in terms of thermal perturbations only or are com… [more]
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Institution: ETH Zürich Open Until: 2017-10-31 The candidate is expected to develop methods based on e.g., waveform modeling, body- and surface-waves, normal modes, and attenuation structure to study the interior of a planet. The project is situated broadly in the domain of seismology and computational geophysics and is timed to overlap with the upcoming NASA-lead Mars InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission to be launched in May 2018 tha… [more]
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Institution: University of Western Australia, School of Physics and Astrophysics Open Until: 2017-10-28 Applications and inquiries are invited from highly qualified and motivated students wishing to pursue a PhD degree in Seismological aspects of Gravitational Wave Detection. The successful PhD candidate will work on seismic array optimisation, data analysis, and modelling to improve the detection capabilities of the gravitational wave detector through active measurement and subtraction or fee… [more]
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Jeffrey Johnson
2017-08-25 19:59:06
*Professor in Geophysics, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University* The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized… [more]
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Institution: Geological Survey of Canada Open Until: 2017-09-29 Natural Resources Canada invites applications for three permanent research seismology positions based in Ottawa, Ontario and Sidney, British Columbia. Details for each of these positions is provided below. Applications should be submitted online via: By September 29, 2017. Note that “Should no qualified applicants be identified among “Persons… [more]
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Frederik Tilmann
2017-08-24 00:29:06
Institution: German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany (near Berlin) Application deadline: 2017-09-15 Project title: Understanding subduction by linking surface exposures of subducted and exhumed crust to geophysical images of slabs The PhD position is established within the priority program “Mountain Building in 4D” (4D-MB) funded by the German Science foundation (DFG) and scientifically linked with the European research initiative AlpArray ( http://www.spp-mountai… [more]
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Bruce Beaudoin
2017-08-23 21:44:28
Institution: PASSCAL Instrument Center, New Mexico Tech Open Until: 2017-11-20 Job Duties: The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Senior Staff Scientist/Polar Service Manager. Primary responsibilities include: Manage and supervise Polar group staff and resources; Coordination and planning support for polar seismic experiments; Scheduling, testing, logistics, experiment lead for equipment, POC to PI; Lead field engineer and T-299 … [more]
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Bruce Beaudoin
2017-08-23 21:44:07
Institution: PASSCAL Instrument Center, New Mexico Tech Open Until: 2017-11-20 Job Duties: The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Field Engineer. Primary responsibility is to support Polar research both in the field and in the lab. Duties include: scheduling, preparing, and shipping equipment; field support in the Arctic and Antarctic; development of specialized equipment for cold, dark environments;… [more]
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Bill Barnhart
2017-08-15 22:07:14
Postdoctoral Opportunity in Earthquake Geodesy The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa seeks a qualified and motivated postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in the fields of geodesy, solid earth deformation, and earthquake processes. The research will contribute in part to a collaborative NSF-funded project with CU-Boulder that aims to characterize the physical and seismological structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust in the vicinity of the 2015 Gorkh… [more]
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Institution: Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Open Until: 2017-09-30 Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid-Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates several field observation networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Cur… [more]
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Tim Stern
2017-08-09 03:33:32
Institution: Victoria University of Wellington Open Until: 2017-11-03 We are seeking students to apply for a Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship by 1 November 2017. Apply at: For additional details, you may contact: Rupert Sutherland (, or/and Tim Stern ( Subduction zones are primary drivers of plate tectonics, but little is known about how they start. In February-March 2018, an intern… [more]
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The Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS) is looking for a young driven scientist to strengthen their mine seismology group. This group works out of the IMS head office in Tasmania (Australia). You would work as part of the team assisting mines around the world to process and analyse seismic data recorded by their IMS monitoring systems. There would be occasional international and national travel to mines as required. You would undertake applied research on problems of mine seismology. You'd … [more]
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Institution: Michigan State University Open Until: 2018-06-01 The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University seeks PhD students and a postdoctoral researcher in seismology. Research topics will focus on Earth's crust and mantle structures, particularly about subduction zones and the mantle transition zone. The successful candidates will join a rapidly growing geophysics group at MSU to work with professors of seismology, geodynamics, and mineral physics. More i… [more]
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[apologies for multiple postings] The Department of Geosciences at the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), Paris, invites applications for a tenured professor position in solid Earth geosciences, which includes the critical zone and its interactions with the Earth fluid envelopes. We seek a scientist with an outstanding track record, a strong commitment to top-quality research, capable of establishing a high-visibility research group, of attracting substantial research funds, and of increasing the… [more]
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One PhD position is available at the Roy Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at Southern Methodist University, beginning January 1, 2018. The project is funded by the NSF for 4 years and involves the study of glacial isostatic adjustment of the Southern Patagonia Icefield through passive- and active-source seismology, coring and analysis of lacustrine sediment and geodynamic modeling. The student will be part of a multi institutional team that collaborates on the project. The position will … [more]
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