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Multiple Job Opportunities: USGS Mendenhall, OGS Research Seismologist, UC Boulder Assistant Professor (Geodesy)

Date: 11/13/2015

Dear SCEC Community, 

Please see below regarding the following job opportunities:

1. USGS Mendenhall Postdoc Opportunities
2. Assistant Professor in Geodesy and Remote Sensing (Tenure-track), UC Boulder
3. Research Seismologist (Geophysicist III), Oklahoma Geological Survey


SCEC Information

1. USGS Mendenhall Postdoc Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

I want to draw your particular attention to a Mendenhall postdoc that we currently have available.  The 2 (possibly extended to 3) year position would involve creating a 3D geologic map of the Central California Coast Ranges and using it as a basis for a 3D seismic velocity model (3DSVM).  The 3DSVM would then form the basis for the second (and possibly third) year of research into reducing uncertainties in earthquake hazard models related to path effects, including collaboration with seismologists and process modelers.

If you have or know of recently graduated or about to graduate doctoral students with interest in regional tectonics and structural geology, please encourage them to consider this position.  The application deadline has been extended to Dec. 4.  Please encourage potential applicants to get in touch with me or Brad Aagaard (cc'd on this e-mail) so we can help focus their applications.

The application website is accessed through the Mendenhall postdoc webpage:


Ours is opportunity S10.

Thanks for your attention,

Russ Graymer

2. Assistant Professor in Geodesy and Remote Sensing (Tenure-track), UC Boulder


The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES, www.cires.colorado.edu), an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level specializing in the areas of geodesy and remote sensing of Earth. The position is rostered in CIRES, with tenure and teaching responsibilities in a relevant academic department including, but not limited to, Geological Sciences, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Physics, or Geography. 

We are seeking a multidisciplinary Earth scientist who uses advanced geodetic and remote sensing techniques to study surface and subsurface processes of the Earth. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have research interests in one or more areas related to earth-surface change detection of environmental processes. Techniques might include terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, GPS, optically sensed image coregistration, InSAR, or other methods. Candidates whose expertise complements that of existing CIRES faculty and researchers in cryospheric processes, natural hazards, tectonics, geomorphology, or geohydrology are particularly encouraged. Potential synergies in CIRES, on campus, and from the larger Boulder community include the Earth Science and Observation Center (ESOC, cires.colorado.edu/esoc), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC; nsidc.org), Western Water Assessment (wwa.colorado.edu), UNAVCO, and NOAA. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/111214 
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and will continue until a successful applicant is selected. 
Effective December 5, 2015 applicants will need to apply at a new site, www.cu.edu/careers. Please use the keyword search for position number 660551 or F03052. 
Inquiries may be sent to Search Committee Chair Prof. Anne Sheehan at Anne.Sheehan@colorado.edu or Karen Dempsey at jobs@cires.colorado.edu 

3. Research Seismologist (Geophysicist III), Oklahoma Geological Survey

This position will help oversee the (OGS) Oklahoma Geological Survey's statewide network that supports more than 40 seismic recording stations and monitor earthquakes within Oklahoma and the surrounding region. This position is expected to conduct independent research on Oklahoma seismicity, induced seismicity and earthquake hazards along with statistical seismology. This individual will be expected to solicit funding through grants and other external sources to continue future geophysical research at the OGS. An important part of this position is to present results of research at scientific meetings, public forums, and to regulators and policy makers. The candidate is expected to work closely with researchers in other disciplines and mentor seismic monitoring staff, including seismic analysts, researchers, students, technicians and the seismic network manager. This position will require field work and will help install and maintain the Oklahoma Seismic network. As well, as other related task. 
**Frequent travel required and occasional overnight stays.
Applicants MUST apply for this position online at https://jobs.ou.edu  job requisition 23359 or use the quick linkjobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=90788.  For further information on this or other OU job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826, or access our web site at http://hr.ou.edu/.
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.