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Fan-Chi Lin
2021-11-29 18:35:20
Institution: University of Utah Open Until: 2021-04-30 The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning Fall Semester 2022. This is among several hires the Department anticipates within the next few years. The first position is in the field of environmental earth science. The second position is in the area of petrology / geochronology / geochemistry / tectonics. Candidat… [more]
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Institution: University of Michigan Open Until: 2022-01-07 The Earthquake Mechanics group at University of Michigan is looking for one or two graduate students to study the physical mechanisms of earthquakes and faulting processes using numerical simulations and observational methods. One possible research direction is to understand the effects of fluid and fault zone structure using fully dynamic earthquake cycle models. The group is also developing new techniques to image fault zone structur… [more]
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2021-11-26 19:09:59
Institution: University of Texas at Dallas Open Until: 2022-01-15 The University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Geosciences: THREE (3) TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN ‘SUSTAINABLE EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE’ The Department of Geosciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas is searching to fill up to three tenure-system faculty positions in the area of sustainable earth systems science. Sustainable earth systems science includes all earth… [more]
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Institution: Imperial College London Open Until: 2022-01-10 We invite applications for two permanent academic positions in Earth Science and Engineering to join our friendly and dynamic department and complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities. Areas of particular interest are: - planetary science, - climate & environmental science, - natural hazards, - remote sensing and imaging, - sustainable mineral exploration, or - sustainable geo-energy. … [more]
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Leland O'Driscoll
2021-11-24 18:36:52
Institution: University of Oregon, Department of Earth Sciences Open Until: 2022-01-31 The Oregon Hazards Lab (OHAZ), based at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), has openings available for field-based technical work in Oregon and greater Pacific Northwest. The role will span participation in the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and related seismic station array, participation in the AlertWildfire fire camera program, and other multi-hazards monitoring work falling under the purview of OHA… [more]
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Husker, Allen L.
2021-11-24 17:14:15
The Caltech Seismological Laboratory seeks a Staff Seismologist to lead the generation of real-time earthquake information products for the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN). The Staff Seismologist will have the opportunity to work in a cutting edge, real-time environment to solve real seismological problems and potentially affect the lives of millions of people through efforts like Earthquake Early Warning (EEW). The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to improve their… [more]
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The University of Washington School of Oceanography seeks applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of active geological processes on continental margins. The successful applicant will be expected to expand the School’s research and teaching efforts in marine geology and geophysics, contributing to an improved understanding of tectonic, sedimentary, and geochemical cycles between the Earth’s oceans, lithosphere, a… [more]
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Richard Aster
2021-11-23 15:57:52
Institution: Colorado State Unviersity Department of Geosciences Open Until: 2022-01-24 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Petrology The Geosciences Department in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University seeks a 9-month appointment tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred start date of August 2022. We seek an enthusiastic Geoscientist to help build our education offerings in petrology and to develop a strong research program in an area that compleme… [more]
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Thorsten Becker
2021-11-23 15:19:08
Research Staff Positions at UTIG The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics<> (UTIG) seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following two broadly defined areas: (1) Global Change, including but not limited to: climate, extreme weather, sea level, coastal processes, and cryosphere; and (2) Solid Earth Geophysics, including but not limited to: earthquake processes, geodesy, marine geophysics and tectonics, and solid earth-cryosphere interaction. We seek… [more]
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Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Open Until: 2021-12-20 Recruiting Department Earthquake Forecasting Research Group, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position for a research project titled "The development of analysis for monitoring current state and forecasting future process … [more]
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Arrowsmith, Stephen
2021-11-19 15:41:40
The seismo-acoustic team at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX has an immediate opening for a Seismo-Acoustic Engineer. The SMU seismo-acoustic team operates and designs long-running and temporary deployments of seismic and infrasound real-time systems. Network operations serve as the cornerstone of a vigorous research program that includes the design of new sensor systems and experimental sensor deployments that enable us to explore scientific questions. The engineer will collaborate … [more]
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USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral opportunity in fiber optic and array seismology for earthquake early warning The purpose of this Mendenhall Fellowship opportunity is to advance our understanding on fiber optic (FO) seismology for earthquake early warning (EEW) applications using array processing techniques. A successful applicant should have the background and interest to pursue research on distributed acoustic sensing of earthquake waves with fiber optic cables and with traditional seismic a… [more]
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Future of Research for Climate, Earth, and Energy (FORCEE) Student Intern Institute Currently accepting applications. Postings will be open year-round. For questions and additional information please contact Kyle Jones:<> or 505-273-1106. Overview Sandia’s Future Of Research in Climate, Earth and Energy (FORCEE) Intern Institute offers highly motivated students the opportunity to pursue their passion for taking on challenges in decarbonization, … [more]
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Here is an exciting research opportunity at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center! Mendenhall Postdoc 20-22: Leveraging machine learning for next-generation global earthquake monitoring The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) detects, locates, and characterizes tens of thousands of earthquakes globally each year with a large emphasis placed on both the timeliness and accuracy of event characterization. The rapid analysis of fundamental ear… [more]
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Thomas H Goebel (thgoebel)
2021-11-17 18:42:06
The University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences is searching for Director, Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI). The Director is the administrative head of a Tennessee Center of Excellence (COE) research center that functions as an independent academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences housing the MS and PhD Concentration in Geophysics of the Earth Sciences graduate program. CERI has academic and research ties with the Departments of Earth Sciences and Civil … [more]
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Dear Prospective Graduate Students, We invite you to join us for a virtual open house event on Thursday, December 2, 3:00 - 4:30 PM (Central Time Zone) to learn about the MS/PhD graduate programs in geology and geophysics in the School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma ( During the event, Director of the School, Dr. Gerilyn Soreghan, will introduce you to our department, with its history and future trajectory. Academic Programs Coordinator, … [more]
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Lorraine Wolf
2021-11-17 17:41:41
Institution: Auburn University Open Until: 2021-12-31 The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics, beginning in Fall 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geophysics (broadly defined) or Geosciences at the time of appointment. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, near-surface geophysics, seismology, and hydrogeophysics. We seek a dynamic individual with s… [more]
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Institution: Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) Open Until: 2022-03-31 The Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) is looking for a seismologist to help teach a one-month long geophysical field camp in northern New Mexico. A post-doc or early-career seismologist with teaching experience would be ideal to work with a diverse team of SAGE faculty in 2022. Extensive field work experience and/or knowledge of active seismic field methods and processing is preferred (but not req… [more]
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Qimin Wu
2021-11-16 17:36:35
Institution: Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Open Until: 2021-02-01 Lettis Consultants International, Inc. (LCI, is looking to hire a Staff Geotechnical Engineer/Seismologist. LCI is an Earth Science consulting firm specializing in engineering geologic, seismic and natural hazards investigations. LCI is a California state and federally certified small business headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with satellite offices in the Central Valley, southern Ca… [more]
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2021-11-15 23:37:05
Institution: Louisiana State University Postdoctoral Associate Position The Geology and Geophysics department at Louisiana State University has a postdoctoral researcher position available in computational seismology with a focus on geo-hazards and environmental applications. The postdoc will work on projects aimed at determining basin structure using nodal arrays and understanding fluid-driven processes and their relationship to seismic and aseismic deformation using a dense seismic grid. The… [more]
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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience and Meteorology. The Geoscience program offers concentrations in Environmental Geoscience, Geology, and Geophysics. Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, phys… [more]
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RESEARCH GRANT (renewable annual contract, max. 2 yrs) at INGV-Rome on: Lithosphere and upper mantle structure in the southern Apennines by body-waveform modelling We open a research grant for experienced researchers (post-doc) to conduct the following research activities: - Analysis of P and S waveform complexities (i.e. waveform distortion, pulse broadening and amplitude decay) recorded at broadband seismic stations; - Modelling regional and teleseismic body waves, to constra… [more]
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Emily Brodsky
2021-11-10 13:14:32
The SZ4D RCN seeks a full-time program manager who can: (1) assess strategies for building diversity and inclusion in the SZ4D program, (2) coordinate SZ4D engagement with the larger scientific community and (3) edit and ultimately disseminate the SZ4D implementation report. The position is a year-long appointment based at UC Santa Cruz that can be held remotely. We are looking for the right fit regardless of physical location. Applications will be reviewed starting December 10, 2021. For mo… [more]
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Institution: U.S. Geological Survey Open Until: 2022-01-06 USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral opportunity in Cascadia subduction zone transient deformation Understanding the physical processes of deformation on the Cascadia subduction interface and quantifying the extent and rate of aseismic deformation is needed to assess the interseismic slip deficit in the shallowest part of the megathrust, which directly controls the potential seismic hazard of the Cascadia subduction zone. We are seeking… [more]
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Sarah Minson
2021-11-10 01:18:21
Institution: U.S. Geological Survey Open Until: 2022-01-06 Multiple USGS Postdoc Fellowships (Mendenhall): ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The USGS Earthquake Science Center invites applications to the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program on a variety of research topics. Why is it great to work for USGS? We serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information while valuing differences, encouraging each other, and collaborating to make … [more]
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Ellis, Andria (Andi)
2021-11-09 21:21:00
Please distribute broadly to those interested and qualified. Aloha All, Are you interested (or know someone who is) in doing GNSS/GPS field campaign deployments (and more) for Hawaiian volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawai’i? Apply to the CSAV Volcanic Deformation Technician (temporary) position through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i<> and work closely with USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory<… [more]
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Institution: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Open Until: 2021-11-17 Recruiting Department Research and Development Group for Seafloor Observatory, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) Job Description The Research and Development Group for Seafloor Observatory, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute for Marine G… [more]
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David M Duryea
2021-11-06 13:47:54
Institution: Systems Planning and Analysis Open Until: 2021-12-31 Serves as a technical/scientific resource to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to survey emerging nuclear explosion monitoring technologies, identify candidate technologies for further advancement, and guide the development through demonstration in a relevant environment to integration into operations. Directly operates and sustains 13 of the U.S. IMS waveform stations (7 Infrasound, 1 Primary Seismic, and 5 Auxiliary S… [more]
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Heather DeShon
2021-11-05 18:28:34
Institution: Southern Methodist University Open Until: 2022-01-01 Southern Methodist University Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Seismology. Candidates should have recently completed a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Seismology, or Physics, or should expect to complete their degree requirements, by January 2022. The postdoctoral position will focus on ongoing research associated with understanding intraplate earthquakes induced by… [more]
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Angela Schlesinger
2021-11-03 19:24:48
Institution: Ocean Networks Canada Open Until: 2021-11-16 About this Opportunity: This position will be suitable for someone with a background in earthquake seismology and experience with fault rupture models and ideally have been working in these fields for a few years. Additional knowledge in simulating large rupture model earthquake, seismic waveform analysis, and experience with installing seismic instruments in the field (on land and subsea) are beneficial as well. Click on the link f… [more]
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Aileen Goldberg
2021-11-03 13:55:10
Institution: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Open Until: 2021-11-12 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 2022. Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical, and biological syste… [more]
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Annemarie Christophersen
2021-11-02 20:15:58
Institution: GNS Science, New Zealand Open Until: 2021-11-21 GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is a Crown Research Institute in New Zealand. Our core purpose is to understand earth systems and physics-based technologies and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand. GNS Science is New Zealand's primary Institute for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks and is recognised internationally in these areas. We are seeking a talente… [more]
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Saygin, Erdinc (Energy, Kensington WA)
2021-11-02 01:47:35
CSIRO is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct innovative research to develop novel data processing algorithms and contribute to the fibre optic-based sensing theoretical foundations for the development of imaging and monitoring technologies of the subsurface across multiple scales. For full details about this role please view the Position Description… [more]
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The USGS Mendenhall program has a post-doctoral opportunity (#20-18) for recent graduates interested in non-ergodic ground motions and earthquake hazards entitled "Towards non-ergodic ground-motion models in the National Seismic Hazard Model". 
The National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) is an important product of the U.S. Geological Survey and forms the basis for the seismic provisions of U.S. building codes, as well as other engineering-design requirements, risk assessments, and planning deci… [more]
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Kyla Marczewski
2021-11-01 20:38:36
Institution: Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Open Until: 2022-01-01 As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement,… [more]
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The USGS Mendenhall program has a post-doctoral opportunity (#20-24) for recent graduates interested in full waveform inversion and earthquake hazards entitled "Applications of full-waveform inversion for high-resolution seismic velocity models and site response in support of earthquake ground motion investigations". Ground motion characterization represents one of the greatest uncertainties in probabilistic seismic-hazard analysis. While advances in 3-D ground motion simulations are promptin… [more]
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