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Project News and Two Position Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 07/20/2022

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

  • NASA MEaSUREs Project: GNSS & Seismogeodetic Data Products
  • Assistant Researcher - Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
  • Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geohazards - Utah State University


On behalf of Yehuda Bock, UCSD

NASA MEaSUREs Project: GNSS & Seismogeodetic Data Products

Dear colleagues,

We would like to update you on SIO’s and JPL’s NASA MEaSUREs ES3 project, now in its third five-year cycle. We publish 4 levels of data products building upon our daily displacement time series from a combination of JPL and SIO GNSS solutions using common metadata from the SOPAC database.

The daily time series and metadata can be viewed, coupled with a map interface, on MGViz, our new single-screen user application: http://MGViz.ucsd.edu.

Our products are archived at SOPAC: http://garner.ucsd.edu/pub/measuresESESES_products/

and CDDIS: https://cddis.nasa.gov/archive/GPS_Explorer/archive/  (You will be prompted to register for a NASA EARTHDATA account.)

Please check out our Web pages at http://sopac-csrc.ucsd.edu/index.php/measures-2/ for more information.  We have brief videos for MGViz and each of our products.

The products include:

(1)    Combined daily displacement time series for about 3500 regional and global IGS stations, installed and maintained with geodetic quality and well-documented metadata. We have two main products (with different flavors trended, detrended, PCA-filtered, residuals).

  • The first is the result of extensive quality control and includes unmodeled time series where non-physical displacements and poor-quality data have been identified and corrected.
  • The second is a parametrically-fit time series, including slopes, offsets, postseismic motions, seasonal terms, with uncertainties for all parameters based on white and colored noise components.  Solutions for the longest-lived stations begin in 1992.

(2)    A list of “problematic” stations that should be used with caution.

(3)    Weekly station velocities (for stations with more than 2.5 years of data) and coseismic displacements.

(4)    Weekly 3-D displacement grids interpolated from the median-filtered daily time series.

(5)    Weekly horizontal strain rate grids.

(6)    Modeled ETS transient events for Cascadia since 1994.

(7)    Water storage data for the Western U.S. since 2006.

(8)    5-minute troposphere delay estimates from 1992 and precipitable water from 1995.

(9)    100 Hz seismogeodetic and 1Hz GPS displacement and velocity waveforms for historical earthquakes.

A detailed document providing a description of our products with underlying algorithms and theory can be found at http://garner.ucsd.edu/pub/measuresESESES_products/ATBD/.

Please provide us with feedback, problem reports, or feature requests.

Yehuda Bock, PI  (ybock @ ucsd.edu) & Angelyn Moore, JPL lead  (Angelyn.W.Moore @ jpl.nasa.gov)


On behalf of Olive Sierra Boyd, Berkeley Seismological Lab

Assistant Researcher - Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

The Berkeley Seismological Lab (BSL) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Researcher in the areas of Earth processes and hazards using geodetic data.

Job #JPF03467

Berkeley Seismological Lab / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical & Physical Sciences / UC Berkeley


Position title: Assistant Researcher
Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience
Percent time: 100% FTE
Anticipated start: October 1, 2022
Position duration: Two years


Open date: July 13th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The BSL is seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct research on Earth processes and hazards using geodetic data as well as to contribute to the development, operations and maintenance of the Bay Area Regional Deformation (BARD) network.

The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • Develop open-source high-level tools in collaboration with national and international partners for monitoring the performance of geodetic networks (and in particular of the BARD network) and identify early signs of equipment failures.
  • Contribute to improving data availability and quality of the BARD network.
  • Lead the development, testing, and deployment of novel geodetic instrumentation.
  • Participate in project meetings with staff and graduate student researchers.
  • Mentor, supervise and train graduate and undergraduate student researchers, postdocs and research associates, as well as visiting scientists and students.
  • Perform independent research in the field of Earth processes and hazards, write research reports and publish peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Lead the preparation of proposals to seek additional research funding. Write progress and final reports related to research grants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent International Degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Minimum of 5 years research experience.

Preferred qualifications

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geophysics or closely related field.
  • A record of publishing in refereed journals, and successful grant applications.
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in a research lab.
  • Strong communication skills in order to write routine reports and correspondence, speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.
  • Proficiency with Python.
  • Commitment to collaborative development of open-source software.
  • Experience in the analysis of geodetic data.
  • Familiarity with the operations and maintenance of geodetic networks.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • List of Publications

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03467

Help contact: emartinez24@berkeley.edu


On behalf of Alexis Ault, Utah State University

Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geohazards - Utah State University

The Department of Geosciences at Utah State University invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Solid Earth Geohazards, anticipated to begin August 2023. Qualified applicants may be considered at the Associate level. We seek candidates who conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, and quantitative investigation of Earth processes that contribute to geologic hazards. Disciplinary expertise may include but is not limited to neotectonics, paleoseismology, geodesy, structural geology and lithospheric deformation, and subduction-zone geohazards. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in research through development of a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to our graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate may join faculty members in USU’s College of Science JEDI STEM Collaboratory to enhance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields. To find out more about our growing and vibrant department, go to https://geo.usu.edu.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/5395/assistant-or-associate-professor/job. Required materials include cover letter; CV; statement of research interests and vision; statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and interests; statement of contributions and vision of approach toward diversity, equity, and inclusion; names and contact information for three references; and one representative publication. Please contact the search committee chair (Alexis Ault; alexis.ault@usu.edu) with any inquiries. USU is an AA/EO employer. Review of applications begins on September 15, 2022.



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