Thread: Employment Opportunity - Project Associate at PASSCAL Instrument Center (Socorro, NM)

Started: 2014-06-28 07:01:00
Last activity: 2014-06-28 07:01:00
Topics: Early Careers
*Project Associate
Instrumentation Services - Portable Programs
(Socorro, NM)

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS, Instrumentation Services group focuses on facilitating the
collection of high-quality geophysical data. We seek a Project Associate
to help fulfill this mission, specifically relating to the portable
seismographic instrumentation programs centered at the PASSCAL
Instrument Center (

The Project Associate will work closely with the Portable Program
Manager to analyze scientific, technical, and logistical (scope, budget,
scheduling) information for projects associated with the PASSCAL and
Polar Program activities. The individual will organize the procurement
of new equipment, work with seismological data and software tools on
special tasks, present project data in formal reports and at various
community workshops and meetings, and prepare and edit content for IRIS
web pages. The Project Associate will routinely interact with scientists
within the IRIS community as well as the staff at the PASSCAL Instrument
Center. An important aspect of this position will be to develop and
execute a Quality Assurance System for portable operations, interacting
with other branches of IRIS Instrumentation and Data Services during
this process. This position will provide a unique opportunity to broadly
utilize scientific skills and knowledge to manage a wide range of
activities associated with portable seismology.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of training and/or
experience in: seismology, logistics management, seismological
software/tools, basic web authoring, and scientific/technical writing.
Familiarity with SEED metadata, data quality assessment,
instrumentation, and basic field operations are vital. A graduate degree
in geology, geophysics, or equivalent experience, and excellent verbal,
written, and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must be
able to work effectively and collegially with the IRIS team and the
broader earth science research community.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Candidates should
submit a letter of interest, resume highlighting pertinent work
experience, and the names and contact information for at least two
references. To apply, these should be sent electronically to hr<at>
with the subject line "Portable Project Associate".

Information also available here:

Applications close on 7/28.

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