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Multiple Job Announcements: NSF, GNS, Harvard, and Karen Clark & Company

Date: 12/16/2019

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following job announcements:

1. NSF Geophysics Rotator Job Opportunity
2. GNS Science has three job openings for permanent positions in seismology
3. Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship Advertisement
4. Seismologist Position at Karen Clark & Company

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1. NSF Geophysics Rotator Job Opportunity:

Dear Colleagues,

The Division of Earth Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for a program director in the Geophysics program. The Geophysics program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes using laboratory, field/observational, theoretical, and computational studies. Duties include administering the peer review process and helping to identify and support emerging trends in the science.

This position is a temporary appointment of 1 to 3 years, and would be located at the NSF’s Alexandria, VA headquarters. If you have any questions please contact one of the program directors listed below. If you know anyone who may be interested in this position, please forward this message.

We encourage you to submit applications by the end of January, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Please email the Program Directors below for further information or to set up a call to discuss the position.

The Dear Colleague Letter posting this position can be found here:https://beta.nsf.gov/careers/openings/geo/ear/ear-19-001

Robin Reichlin, Program Director Geophysics

Eva Zanzerkia, Program Director Geophysics

2. GNS Science has three job openings for permanent positions in seismology:

GNS Science has three job openings for permanent positions in seismology

Summary: We are looking for a scientist with a proactive, problem-solving attitude, who has a strong foundation in statistics, excellent computing skills and experience working with seismological data. Activities will include, but are not limited to, research into both time-dependent and stationary seismicity models across all time-scales, development and application of model testing methods, and assisting with the operations of the New Zealand Earthquake Forecast Testing Centre.
Contact: a.christophersen@gns.cri.nz
Deadline: 22 January 2020

Summary: We are seeking a talented and motivated scientist to work with our seismology teams to develop our ground motion modelling capability. The work will include fundamental model development through to application for the benefit of New Zealand. The specific topics will be dependent on the skills of the successful candidate and could include advanced ground motion simulation and/or modelling of local ground motion effects and/or earthquake physics. Skills related to seismic hazard/engineering applications and scientific programming are also encouraged.
Contact: a.kaiser@gns.cri.nz
Deadline: 28 January 2020

Summary: We are seeking a talented and motivated scientist to contribute to the first significant revision of our National Seismic Hazard Model in more than a decade. The successful candidate will contribute to the core framework of the model and to help guide its future direction. This work will include research across some of the many topic areas directly related to probabilistic seismic hazard modeling, with the specific topics dependent on the skills of the successful candidate.
Contact: m.gerstenberger@gns.cri.nz
Deadline: 28 January 2020

GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is a Crown Research Institute. One of our core purposes is to understand earth systems and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand. We are New Zealand’s primary Institute for research on understanding earthquake hazards and reducing earthquake risks and are also recognized internationally in these areas. For further information about us please visit www.gns.cri.nz.

All candidates will share the following:
• A PhD and/or post graduate experience in the relevant area. All experience levels will be considered.
• Positive team player with experience of working in a research environment.
• Ability to contribute on multiple topics to large projects
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
• Proactive, problem-solving attitude
• Ability to develop and strengthen our international collaboration.
For further information on all three positions, including job descriptions, please visit:https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/gns-science/gns-science-jobs

3. Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship Advertisement:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Harvard University
Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2019-2020)
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (https://eps.harvard.edu/) at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate science, seismology, structural geology, geodynamics, petrology, geophysics, and planetary sciences. We welcome methodological approaches that span field observations, lab-based science, theory, and computation.

These honorific postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year. Daly fellows carry out independent research and may choose to interact with one or more research groups in the department. Applicants are welcome to contact members of the department before applying.

The annual salary is $70,000 with additional funds of $5,000 per year available for research and travel support. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or should be 2020 degree candidates. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is keenly interested in diversifying its department and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related considerations, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a two-page research proposal, as well as the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees. Applications are due January 3, 2020 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9388

Questions for the Daly Search Committee can be sent to Chenoweth Moffatt, Academic Administrator,moffatt@eps.harvard.edu.

4. Seismologist Position at Karen Clark & Company:

We have an open position for Seismologist at Karen Clark & Company (KCC) in Boston, MA. A brief description of our company and the position is provided below. For more information, visit our website at www.kcc.us.com.

About KCC:
KCC is the fastest growing catastrophe risk modeling firm providing innovative risk management tools to global insurers and reinsurers. At KCC, we build leading edge applications, including RiskInsight, the first open loss modeling platform, and advanced global catastrophe models for natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

Seismologist position:
KCC seeks an earthquake hazard professional to join our growing team of catastrophe model developers. In this position, you will work closely with other scientists and engineers to build out our global suite of advanced earthquake models.

• Collect and analyze regional historical seismicity data
• Research regional tectonics, including fault structures and rupture mechanisms
• Develop magnitude-frequency relationships for seismic source zones
• Develop smooth and background seismicity models
• Conduct post-event field surveys after major global events

• PhD in Seismology or Geophysics with research relevant to seismic source modeling
• Knowledge and experience in advanced probability and statistical methods
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to travel internationally
• Experience in catastrophe modeling a plus
• Knowledge of C# programming language a plus

If you meet the above qualifications and want to join the team that is advancing the catastrophe risk modeling industry, we would like to speak with you now! Please email your cover letter and resume to sdougherty@karenclarkandco.com.


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