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Two open-position announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 12/15/2022

Dear SCEC Community,

Happy Holidays from the Southern California Earthquake Center!

We’re moving into our Winter Break here at SCEC, so any announcements sent in after today may not go out until the new year.

That said, our (likely) final batch of community-submitted announcements includes a job opening and a two-year post-doc fellowship:


  • Seismic Hazards Program Engineering Geologist opportunity at the California Geological Survey
  • Two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand


On behalf of Tim Dawson, California Geological Survey

Seismic Hazards Program Engineering Geologist opportunity at the California Geological Survey

The California Geological Survey is seeking qualified candidates for an Engineering Geologist in the Seismic Hazards Program. The Engineering Geologist will be responsible for analyzing landslide and liquefaction hazards through the development of specialized computer programs, as well as preparing maps of geologic materials, landslide and liquefaction inventories, historic groundwater, and seismic hazard zones using seismological, geotechnical, and topographic data on geographic information systems. The duty statement for this position can be viewed here: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/FileDownload.aspx?aid=18192249&name=ProposedEGDutyStatement(FINAL).pdf  The final filing date for this position is December 22, 2022.

To apply for this position, please review the eligibility information and application instructions here: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=341453 

Please note: All relevant work experience, skills sets, and professional qualifications must be listed on the STD 678 application form. Questions about this position should be directed to erik.frost@conservation.ca.gov



On behalf of Ting Wang, University of Otago

Two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand

We seek a motivated researcher with a background in statistical or computational modelling of earthquake or slow slip events and a strong academic record to participate in a collaborative and international research programme. Research projects will utilize computational or statistical techniques to acquire a complete catalogue of slow slip events (SSEs) and seismic swarms on and around New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin and investigate the occurrence patterns of these events. Further details and information on how to apply can be found here:

The successful applicants will be working with Associate Professor Ting Wang (University of Otago), Professor Mark Stirling (University of Otago), Dr Laura Wallace (GNS Science), Dr Calum Chamberlain (Victoria University of Wellington), Professor Mark Bebbington (Massey University), and Dr Matt Gerstenberger (GNS Science).

Research topics will include:

  • Detection of slow slip events and their occurrence patterns.
  • Earthquake detection and identification of seismic swarms.
  • Stochastic modelling of seismic swarms.

This position will be based at the University of Otago, with collaborative visits to Victoria University of Wellington, University of Tokyo and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Japan.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Ting Wang (ting.wang@otago.ac.nz).

Formal applications must be made on-line, at https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2202157

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 January 2023. 



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