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Jobs: MIS Manager at USC Earth Sciences, Asst Professor at University of Bristol, USGS Mendenhall and UC Davis Postdocs

Date: 11/18/2019

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Please see below for the following job announcements:

1. MIS Manager, USC Department of Earth Sciences:
2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geophysics at the University of Bristol (UK)
3. USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, non-ergodic ground motion models
4. Postdoctoral Positions at CIG, UC Davis

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1. MIS Manager, USC Department of Earth Sciences:
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California, seeks an information systems manager, beginning immediately. Our department is renowned for its strong programs in geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, tectonics, oceanography and climate science, whose world-class research is increasingly achieved through computational means. Located in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Department of Earth Sciences also has many collaborations with other entities such as the Southern California Earthquake Center, the department of Marine and Environmental Biology, the USC Wrigley Institute, the Viterbi School of Engineering, and Keck School of Medicine, as well as links to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. The role of the MIS manager is to assist faculty, students and staff in performing the research and education tasks at the core of our department’s mission.
Specific responsibilities include:
High Performance Computing Administrative tasks
• Linux (Redhat/CentOS/Fedora) administration
• BASH Shell scripting
• Building programs, compilers and libraries
• Maintain job scheduler (SLURM)
• Maintain connectivity between head nodes, compute nodes and clients (NFS, LDAP, TCP/IP)
• Basic hardware troubleshooting
Web programming
• Maintain existing and help deploy new instances of WordPress sites
• Develop department intranet functionalities using LAMP
• Desktop support for faculty, 8 staff, and 60 grad students on Mac and Win platforms
• Advisement on hardware and software purchases
• Maintain software licensing
• Maintain network printers and supplies
• Maintain computer lab
• Maintain class set of computers
Liaison to other USC organizations (SCEC, HPC, ITS, DTS, Security).
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional team player, who enjoys a fast-paced and challenging work setting and has at least 2 years of experience managing computer systems. Strong skills in ­­­­­­technical problem-solving and communication are essential. An interest in earth or environmental sciences is highly desired. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
• Resume/CV and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents. Applications without a resume/CV and cover letter may be removed from further consideration.
• Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
• USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.
Job Profile Summary Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly relevant supervisory-level experience in MIS field to provide technical expertise.
REQ20082350 Posted Date: 11/01/2019

2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geophysics at the University of Bristol (UK):

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geophysics at the University of Bristol (UK)
Institution: University of Bristol
Deadline: 7 January 2020
Job number: ACAD104324

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent Lectureship (Assistant Professor) appointment within the broad area of geophysics. In exceptional cases, appointment at the Senior Lecturer level will be considered. Research areas include the use of physics to study any aspect of the interior, surface, or atmosphere of the Earth or other planetary bodies. We welcome applications with either a pure or applied focus.

The School of Earth Sciences is internationally leading in research, teaching, and impact (2nd in UK, top-15 internationally). The Geophysics group currently consists of 7 permanent academics, 1 technician, 15 postdocs/research fellows, and 20 PhD students. Research spans a wide range of geophysical topics including seismology, potential fields, remote sensing, earth observation, tectonics, mineral physics, geodynamics, atmospheric science, and planetary science. The Geophysics Group collaborates with nearly every other group in the School. It also leads and participates in diverse multidisciplinary collaborations with other schools in Science and Engineering at the University and with external partners and institutions in the UK and across the world.

The successful candidate will conduct world-class, innovative and agenda-setting research that complements and extends the research portfolio of the existing geophysics group and the broader School. A demonstrated track record of research excellence and ability to obtain external funding are essential.

The post holder will also be enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students and will have a strong commitment to classroom and fieldwork teaching. We offer undergraduate BSc and MSci degree programmes in Geophysics, Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Palaeontology and Evolution (~80 students per year total). The School also has two postgraduate taught MSc programmes in addition to a vibrant cohort of postgraduate research students (~100 total).

Deadline for applications: 7 January 2020, interviews will be held around 12 – 19 February 2020. Please include a full CV and a two-page cover letter that briefly covers your vision for research (including impact), education and diversity, including how you will contribute to our collegial, collaborative and inclusive community.

For further information about this role please contact: Professor Rich Pancost, Head of the School of Earth Sciences and Lead Recruiter (0117) 331 5007, R.D.Pancost@bristol.ac.uk, Jane Coles, School Manager for Earth Sciences (0117) 954 5444, Jane.Coles@bristol.ac.uk, Dr Nick Teanby, Head of Geophysics, School of Earth Sciences (0117) 331 5006, n.teanby@bristol.ac.uk, Professor Heidy Mader, Director of the Geophysics programme, School of Earth Sciences (0117) 954 5445, h.m.mader@bristol.ac.uk

School of Earth Sciences: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/

Geophysics group: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/research/geophysics/

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

3. USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, non-ergodic ground motion models:

The U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, Colorado invites applications for a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship in the broad area of non-ergodic ground motion characterization. Potential areas of research include use and application of 3D ground motion simulations, development of non-ergodic ground motion models, and implementation of non-ergodic methods into probabilistic seismic hazard analyses. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the USGS adviser group.


The application deadline January 6, 2020.

4. Postdoctoral Positions at CIG, UC Davis:

Postdoctoral Positions at CIG, UC Davis

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Researchers who are interested in joining the CIG team at UC Davis. The positions are expected to contribute to the development and support of numerical modeling codes in geodynamics and towards conducting independent research. We seek proposals for innovative, original, and feasible software engineering and/or software development projects that complement and/or improve our current practices. CIG supports communities in computational science, dynamo, education, long-term tectonics, mantle convection, multiphysics, seismology, and short-term crustal dynamics.

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03269

For more information contact Lorraine Hwang: ljhwang@ucdavis.edu.


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