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Institution: Penn State University Open Until: 2020-12-31 Two seismology position in DAS and FWI are available and are funded by NSF and DOE. The PhD position on DAS will focus on how we maximize the value of DAS data from the FORESEE array and Alaska array. Both datasets are long-term monitoring strain-rate measurements. The student will develop the quantitative skills including data mining/machine learning, seismic data processing, and inversion/tomography. This project will also interac… [more]
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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 2021! 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 ha… [more]
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Matthew Siegfried
2020-11-23 09:03:00
Colleagues, I wanted to draw your attention to the themed faculty searches we have open for 12 different positions at Colorado School of Mines right now. In particular, we are looking to hire faculty within the data analytics theme for (1) Applied (to Earth and environmental science) Data Science and Machine Learning and (2) Computational Hydrology, both of which could be hired into (or jointly with) the Department of Geophysics. We are excited to continue growing our geo-data science teaching… [more]
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PhD positions are available in the Computational & Global Seismology group of the Geophysics Department at Colorado School of Mines. The potential research projects center around investigating the multi-scale structure of the Earth’s mantle and outer core with 3D wave simulations and full-waveform inversion including, but not limited to, - big and sparse data problems (i.e., demonstration and implementation of machine learning algorithms, assimilating emerging data in full-waveform inversio… [more]
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Institution: University of Oregon Open Until: 2021-01-01 The Oregon Hazards Lab (OHAZ) at the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, OR seeks a Permitting and Contract Specialist to accelerate the buildout of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). A recent State of Oregon investment was awarded to the UO to accelerate buildout of PNSN’s contribution to the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system. The PNSN monitors earthquakes in the states of Washington and Oregon for public… [more]
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Postdoctoral Research Associate position to study earthquake triggering and forecasting Imperial College London London, UK Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations that may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geological and geophysical attributes. The successful candidate with join an interdisciplinary team bringing together academics and researchers fro… [more]
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Andrew Michael
2020-11-20 03:13:15
We are searching for a Mendenhall post-doctoral scholar to join the USGS aftershock forecasting team. Aftershock forecasts can help a wide range of users including the public, emergency managers, and lifeline engineers prepare for, respond to, cope with, and recover from earthquake disasters. Currently the USGS delivers timely public forecasts of the expected number of aftershocks following domestic earthquakes, including recent damaging earthquakes in Alaska, California, Puerto Rico, and … [more]
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Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Open Until: 2020-12-14 Job Description We are soliciting applications for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work on a CREST research project titled “Integration of measurement technologies and informatics based on Bayesian inference and sparse modeling (FY2020-FY2022, Co-Principal Investigator: Tatsu Kuwatani)” under a research area "Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalit… [more]
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Institution: University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Open Until: 2021-01-07 Dear All, My group at University of Michigan is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to develop fully dynamic earthquake cycle models and investigate the evolution of fault damage zones during interseismic deformation and coseismic rupture. The project is supported by the NSF CAREER grant “Investigating the Relationship between Fault Damage Zones and Earthquakes through Seismic Observations and Earthquake Cycle Simul… [more]
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Sandia Recruiting
2020-11-18 20:12:18
Institution: Sandia National Laboratories Open Until: 2020-12-03 Apply for job: Posting Duration This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. What Your Job Will Be Like Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-… [more]
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Xiaodong Song and Thomas Berndt
2020-11-17 07:34:48
Institution: Peking University Open Until: 2021-03-15 Geophysics Ph.D. student opportunities are available at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Geophysics, Peking University in Beijing, China. We welcome international students interested in Seismology, Physics of the Earth’s Interior, and Planetary Magnetism/Paleomagnetism, who will work primarily with Professors Xiaodong Song and Thomas Berndt. You can find information about the PKU geophysics programs and the research by the two profe… [more]
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sedimentology The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in a field broadly related to sedimentary processes and the evolution of Earth's surface. We seek creative a colleague working to understand connections between Earth’s surface dynamics and deep-Earth, ocean, climate, and/or biological systems.… [more]
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Celine Hadziioannou
2020-11-16 16:55:08
Institution: University of Hamburg Open Until: 2020-12-01 This position is in the context of the BMBF joint project "3G-GWD: Gravitational Wave Telescope of the Third Generation". Seismic Newtonian noise is among the many unwanted contributions in the data used to detect and analyze gravitational waves. The ambient seismic noise wavefield – in absence of any earthquakes – has a significantly different composition at the surface and at depth. This is particularly relevant for the future Einstei… [more]
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Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago Open Until: 2021-01-22 Apply by January 22, 2021 Position begins August 16, 2021 Program Goals: The Bridge to the Faculty program is a University-level initiative to increase the pipeline toward faculty diversity at UIC by attracting and retaining promising scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on individuals from groups who are underrepresented in their discipline (… [more]
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Stefan Wiemer
2020-11-13 10:19:50
Four Research Positions in Seismology The Chair of Seismology and Geodynamics ( at the department of Earth Science (ERDW) of ETH Zurich, and the Chair of Seismology that directs the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich (SED, are offering up to four postdoc or senior researcher positions in different areas of seismology. We are looking for excellent scientists that will join ongoing interdisciplinary teams and research efforts, focused on enhancing the und… [more]
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Chad Trabant
2020-11-12 13:35:34
IRIS Data Services is looking for a PostgreSQL Database Administrator to join our team. We operate the largest repository of seismological data dedicated to supporting researchers worldwide. Our data center manages a range of data types, and together with our counterpart organization UNAVCO, we have launched a project to move our combined data management operations into a cloud-environment. This position will play a key role in supporting existing systems and designing the next generation, c… [more]
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Schultz, Adam
2020-11-11 16:28:38
A Faculty Research Assistant: Electrical Engineer (FRA) – full-time Electronics Engineer, instrumentation, sensors, hardware, software development position is available in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon USA to oversee and maintain a large array of geoelectrical imaging (primarily MT) field instrumentation (see:, assist with development of new instrumentation and data telemetry capabilities, and work with th… [more]
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The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), one of five Centers of Excellence at the University of Memphis, invites highly motivated applications for our graduate programs leading to PhD and MS degrees in Geophysics. ABOUT THE PROGRAM As an M.S. or Ph.D. candidate, you'll be a part of a vibrant research environment where projects are being conducted at a global scale. We encourage collaborative research to help solve key problems in earth sciences. < Program Highli… [more]
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Lynn Elms
2020-11-09 14:12:17
Institution: International Seismological Centre Open Until: 2020-12-06 SEISMOLOGIST / DEVELOPER Start Date: January-February 2021 Application Deadline: 6th December 2020, but we shall consider applications as they arrive until the post is filled Benefits: £33-36K per annum gross, 5 weeks paid annual leave initially, attending an international conference annually Location: Thatcham, Berkshire, U.K. Term: 3 years with a strong possibility of continuation Employer description: I… [more]
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Ward, Kevin M.
2020-11-06 02:05:08
Institution: The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Open Until: 2021-01-15 The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor whose expertise broadly encompasses tectonics and structural geology. Applicants with a teaching approach that provides engaging and field-based learning opportunities combined with an interdisciplinary approach to address outstanding research questions are encouraged to apply. Our proximity to the geo… [more]
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*Postdoctoral Fellowship* *Laboratory Studies of Earthquake Physics and Rock Deformation* *La Sapienza Università di Roma* * * We seek a postdoctoral researcher with interests in laboratory based research on earthquake physics, rock deformation or related areas. The successful applicant will have experience with laboratory rock deformation testing, ultrasonic experimentation, and one or more of the following: servo-hydraulic testing machines, high pressure research, acoustics data acqu… [more]
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Institution: Dalhousie University Open Until: 2020-12-31 The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University is seeking a highly-motivated PhD student in seismology. Tuition, generous stipend, and other fees are fully funded. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, machine learning for earthquake monitoring, onshore and offshore seismicity monitoring using land seismic data and OBS data, etc. Potential start dates: January, May, September of 2021. Durin… [more]
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