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Two Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 08/04/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

See the following announcements:

  • Research Social Scientist at USGS
  • Software Engineer to join the Community Seismic Network (CSN)


On behalf of Brian Shiro, USGS

Research Social Scientist
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, CO has a vacancy for a research social scientist. The purpose of this position is to conduct fundamental social science research focused on human response to natural hazards including earthquakes, landslides, and geomagnetism. The position will lead to improved capabilities to deliver timely, accurate, actionable, equitable, and accessible natural hazard information in the U.S. and globally. This permanent position is offered at the GS-12 and GS-13 level, with full-promotion potential to GS-15.

Duty Station: Golden, CO (note: the position is not remote work eligible) 

Applications will be accepted from 4 August to 1 September 2023. 

Apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov  

Job Announcement Numbers: USGS-DEN-23-12042128-DE-AJG https://www.usajobs.gov/job/741290500 (open to the public) and USGS-DEN-23-12061478-ST-AJG https://www.usajobs.gov/job/741290900 (open to federal employees)  

Contact: Aleecia Garcia (aleeciagarcia@usgs.gov ) with questions about the application process. For questions about the role of the position, please contact Ryan Gold (rgold@usgs.gov). 

The Geologic Hazards Science Center conducts research in geology, geophysics, seismology, engineering seismology, geomagnetism, and geomechanics in order to assess seismic hazards and risk, geomagnetic hazards, and ground-failure hazards on regional, national, and international scales. The Geologic Hazards Science Center is home to the USGS National Earthquake Information Center. 


On behalf of Monica Kohler, Caltech

Software Engineer to join the Community Seismic Network (CSN)
Caltech is seeking a Software Engineer with experience and skill to join the Community Seismic Network (CSN) research team. CSN is a cloud-based network of accelerometer sensors deployed in the greater Los Angeles area to map ground motion intensity and building damage probability due to earthquakes. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of the first major seismic network to incorporate edge computing, and a move toward the Internet of Things (IoT). You can be part of this real-world application that will provide the detailed resolution for seismic analysis of the most populated county in the U.S., with future deployments extending beyond Southern California. The data comes from sensors in schools, high rises, and residences and will provide immediate information to first responders after disasters. It will also provide data to researchers and industry practitioners to better understand seismic hazard in the urban environment.

This position is a full-time, 12-month position. It will be based at the Seismological Lab at Caltech. Remote work will be considered, but with occasional work hours in the Seismological Lab on the Caltech campus. The successful candidate will work closely with the CSN research team and Southern California Seismic Network staff at Caltech, as well as the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program operated by the California Geological Survey. 

More information about this position can be found here: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=9226



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