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The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology… [more]
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Fully funded PhD and MS studentships 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 but aren't limited to: - Ground motion prediction - Seismic tomography - Marine geophysics - Earthquake and tsunami hazards - Small and large earthquake science - Fault mechanics - Tectonic geodesy Potential applicants should visit https:… [more]
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Sheng-wen Wang
2018-08-30 06:14:08
Institution: Inst. of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Open Until: 2018-10-31 Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates several field observation networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Current… [more]
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2018-08-29 21:48:40
The Oklahoma Geological Survey at the University of Oklahoma is accepting applications for the position of Geophysicist III. Applicants must have completed at least a Master’s degree in geophysics or geosciences and have at least four years of experience in the field of study with a demonstrated research track record in Seismology. A recently awarded Ph.D. and one year of postdoctoral research may be substituted in lieu of experience. The Geophysicist III is an OU academic research position a… [more]
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2018-08-28 04:22:49
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) with a research focus in at least one of the following areas: near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natura… [more]
*The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University ( <>) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in geochemistry. Any analytical, experimental and theoretical/computational approach to understanding the origin and chemical evolution of the Earth and planets will be considered. Some examples include, but ar… [more]
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Director, Data Services Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), a consortium of 125 U.S. universities dedicated to the operation of facilities for the acquisition, management and distribution of seismological data, is hiring a Director of Data Services (DS) to manage its Data Services directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key, senior role in the IRIS organization. The Director is responsible for th… [more]
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Gale Cox
2018-08-27 16:55:01
The IRIS DMC is looking for a qualified Linux Systems Administrator (SysAdmin) to join our team. The SysAdmin will be responsible for hardware installations, upgrades, and maintenance of associated equipment for IRIS Data Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES • Support and maintain the existing Linux infrastructure for the IRIS Data Services Facilities • Management of hardware requisitions and disk storage infrastructure • Maintains network security • Keeps current regarding know… [more]
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Ulrich Christensen
2018-08-27 10:51:30
Institution: Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research Open Until: 2018-09-17 Project scientist in Seismology for a contribution to a seismometer experiment on Mars The MPS ( has contributed the leveling system to the SEIS instrument, a broadband seismometer that will be deployed by the NASA mission InSight ( on the surface of Mars. The mission has been launched and the landing is scheduled for 26 November 2018. The successfu… [more]
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2018-08-24 23:47:30
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks students with keen interests in seismology and active tectonics to join our vibrant team studying active deformation and magmatism. Research assistantship and teaching assistantship positions are available with start dates as early as January 2019. New students will be part of a US-UK-Kenya-Ethiopia research team exploring the structure and dynamics of rifting in East Africa using seismic and geodeti… [more]
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Keith Koper
2018-08-24 12:40:06
Institution: University of Utah Open Until: 2018-12-31 The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS, invites applications for a full-time staff scientist position. UUSS operates a network of approximately 250 seismic stations (with a combination of broadband, strong-motion, and short-period sensors) and 3 infrasound arrays. Together with the Department of Geology and Geophysics, UUSS also maintains an inventory of 162 three-component, 5 Hz, Nodal geophones that can be used… [more]
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Research Position in Crustal Deformation Research at the U.S. Geological Survey The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (ESC) seeks to fill a research position within the broad areas of conducting basic research into crustal deformation processes. This is a permanent position classified as a Research Geophysicist in Pasadena, CA or Menlo Park, CA at the GS-13 or GS-14 level with promotion potential to the GS-15 level. Successful applicants will be expected to make significa… [more]
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Maximilian Werner
2018-08-23 16:46:09
Institution: University of Bristol Open Until: 2018-09-23 The University of Bristol’s Geophysics group is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to conduct research in the field of induced seismicity associated with unconventional hydrocarbon exploration in the UK and elsewhere. This position is supported by two linked projects funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the ov… [more]
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Institution: University of Grenoble Open Until: 2018-12-31 These positions are part of the ERC-funded MONIFAULT project: “Monitoring real faults towards their critical state”. The project brings together researchers from the ISTerre laboratory of the University of Grenoble, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Southern California and University of La Sapiena (Rome). The aim of the project is to develop novel techniques to analyze and classify seismological data to study the evolution … [more]
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Tolulope Olugboji
2018-08-23 16:11:23
Dear All, Kindly see link for details on open positions at the University of Rochester Seismology lab: Your assistance with bringing this to the attention of interested students is much appreciated. Regards, --- Tolulope Olugboji Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth & Env. Sci., University of Rochester +1 (585) 276-6609 | office (lab): Hutchison 224B (329) | Skype: tolumorayo RC Box 270221 Rochester, NY 14627-0221 … [more]
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*Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN **Program Coordinator Search* Institute for Geophysics, JSG, UT Austin August 21, 2018 NSF has recently committed to funding a three year, research collaboration network (RCN) to plan the suggested Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction (MCS) component of the SZ4D initiative. This community effort will organize workshops and webinars as well as support collaboration among scientists studying subduction, across spatio-temporal scales. The goal is to pr… [more]
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The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology. Student support is available starting Spring 2019 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model … [more]
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Christelle Wauthier
2018-08-10 22:33:11
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, at The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in adapting deep learning methods for use in the earth sciences. This position will provide the successful candidate with experience conducting cross-cutting research working under the supervision of three faculty members Dr. Guido Cervone from the Dept. of Geography, Dr. Christelle Wauthier from the Dept. of Geosciences, and Dr. Melissa Gervais from the De… [more]
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Jacob Crummey
2018-08-09 23:40:07
Institution: USGS Open Until: 2018-08-23 As an Electronics Technician within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: -Implement, manage, and maintain the Earthquake Monitoring Project’s (EMP) system of radio relay stations for telemetry of real-time seismic data. -Maintain EMP seismic stations and associated analog and digital telemetry links to trunking telemetry access points as well as digital data loggers and scientific sensing equipment. -Manage … [more]
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Michael West
2018-08-08 19:50:18
The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring the position of Product Manager. This is a leadership position with primary responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the center’s data products, ranging from earthquake parameters and raw seismic waveforms, to metadata. The purview of the position includes the center’s quality control procedures and a lead role in the development and implementation of new products. This individual will be directly involved in the day-to-day activities of several people… [more]
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claudia Baroni
2018-08-08 15:34:16
Institution: Stanford University Open Until: 2018-10-01 The Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity (SCITS) has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position available in the field of earthquake seismology. Candidates should have an interest and relevant skills to develop an improved understanding of the causes and consequences of induced and triggered seismicity. SCITS is an interdisciplinary industrial affiliates program at Stanford involving ten professors from four departments. More… [more]
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Bridget Smith-Konter
2018-08-08 04:19:43
Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa Open Until: 2018-10-01 The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa seeks applications for a faculty position in Earth Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate). Earthquake seismologists with expertise in studying or imaging the lithosphere, ideally with an emphasis on volcano structure or processes, that will complement existing strengths with the Department … [more]
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Brandon Schmandt
2018-08-08 03:45:44
Seismology Postdoc at University of New Mexico A postdoctoral position in seismology is available at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. The initial appointment would be for one year with opportunity to extend for a second year. The primary research direction will be investigation of seismic source processes using exceptionally dense recordings of volcanic earthquakes and controlled explosions, and evaluation of methods to quantitatively discriminate between these source types… [more]
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Jim Smith
2018-08-08 00:19:24
The US Geological Survey has 1 open position for a Physical Science Technician within the National Strong Motion Projectet (NSMP). The position is located in Pasadena, California. The National Strong Motion Project installs and operates instrumentation in structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges whose response to strong shaking is of interest to the engineering community. The Physical Science Technician incumbents are responsible for the design, installation, operation, and maintena… [more]
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The Geophysical Institute (GI) and Department of Geosciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) are seeking a new, tenure-track volcano seismology faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will work as part of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and will help with the modernization of AVO’s seismic network and associated research and processing. The new hire will split time between teaching and research, with 1/4 time teaching (3-4 credit… [more]
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Kris Pankow
2018-08-07 17:31:32
Institution: University of Utah Open Until: 2018-12-31 The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS, web invites applications for a one-year appointment as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earthquake Seismology. The successful applicant will work with UUSS faculty, staff, and students on problems related to induced seismicity. UUSS has active projects related to enhanced geothermal development, mining induced seismicity, and discrimination of explosions from earthquake… [more]
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Karen Fosher
2018-08-07 13:17:40
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Until: 2018-11-01 Faculty Position in Geophysics and Geochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA 02139, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position. The search is in the broad area of geophysics and geochemistry encompassing the Earth and other planetary bodies i… [more]
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