Seismology Job Portal

2 PhD positions 

[1] PhD/Postdoc in computational seismology and Lithospheric imaging by joint inversion of seismic data and gravimetric anomalies (Deadline for submission is 15-11- 2018) 

Goal: New methods for the joint inversion of seismic and gravimetric data, in order to obtain finely resolved 3D models of density at the regional scale. 

Scholarship: Funded by the OROGEN Program jointly organized by TOTAL, BRGM, and CNRS. 



[2] PhD project on the ECLIPSE Supervolcano project hosted at the School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington 

Goal:  seismic and geochemical/volcanological methods to study the seismic structure and eruption potential of supervolcanoes (particularly Taupo and Okataina calderas).  The  PhD project will involve a component of fieldwork.

Scholarship: The next deadline for PhD scholarship applications is 1 November 2018 in New Zealand dates (31 October in the US): successful scholarship applicants receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments for a term of three years.


Students wishing to apply should also contact Martha Savage ( or Colin Wilson ( to discuss project options.

Full details regarding the application process are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research at



5 Post-doc positions

[1] Post Doctoral Fellowship, Seismology, Canada First Research Excellence Fund (Deadline for submission is 31-10-2018)

Goal:  Developing passive seismic techniques to image shallow structure using a combination of ambient noise and other seismic sources recorded by dense arrays. A primary goal of this research is to characterize induced microseismicity and improve understanding of the response of reservoir formations to perturbations such as injecting CO2 at sequestration sites and developing geothermal resources.

Scholarship: Canada First Research Excellence Fund and this is a joint project in collaboration with the University of Alberta.

The position is available immediately and the search will continue until the team is assembled. Anticipated start dates range from late 2018 to early 2019.




[2] Postdoctoral Opportunities at Rice University (Deadline for submission is 01-11-2018)

Goal:  We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department.

Scholarship: Wiess and the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.



[3] Postdoc position available in marine seismic analysis and interpretation Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University University (Deadline for submission is 07-11-2018)

Goal:  Processing interpreting and analyzing marine geophysical data from the South China Sea in order to generate an acoustic and sediment map of the entire basin.

Contact Peter Clift ( for more details



[4] Postdoctoral Research Position in Seismology at Colorado School of Mines (Deadline for submission is 01-01-2019)

Goal: high-resolution seismic models of the Middle East region. The project aims to combine waveforms with arrival times in adjoint inversions based on 3D wave simulations to improve data coverage in the study area.

Scholarship: Funded by AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory)

Questions and requests for further information about the position can be emailed to Prof. Ebru Bozdag ( 




[5] Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State University (Open Until filled)

Goal: modelling project investigating the use of seismic monitoring and time-lapse electrical resistivity in the critical zone observatory (czo) in central Pennsylvania. 

The postdoc will be co-supervised by Professors Susan Brantley, Andrew Nyblade and John Regan.





3 Faculty positions

[1] Assistant Professor of Seismology, Purdue University (Deadline for submission is 20-12-2019)

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of seismology.

Areas of specialisation: earthquake geophysics, and/or natural/active source seismic imaging

Questions related to this position should be sent to Douglas Schmitt ( or Christopher Andronicos (


[2] Faculty Position in Geophysics and Geochemistry (MIT) (Deadline for submission is 01-11-2018)

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position.

Areas of specialisation: theory, observation, and/or experimentation and particularly encourage applicants whose work crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.



[3] Faculty Position in solid earth geosciences/engineering seismology (Deadline for submission is 17-12-2018)

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2019.

Areas of specialisation: research interests related to Active tectonics, Continental/Lithospheric dynamics, Computational Geophysics, Exploration Geophysics, or Engineering Seismology.

More information about this position can be obtained by contacting the chair of the search committee, Eunseo Choi (



Other positions

[1] Scientist, Seismology with Air Worldwide
Main responsibilities, but not limited to: Develop regional seismicity and probabilistic seismic hazard models using various types of available seismic, geological, geophysical, and geodetic information. Support AIR global earthquake models develop computer codes to address earthquake hazard related issues, collect and analyse earthquake catalogues, paleoseismic and geodetic information on faults. Collect and analysis geologic and geotechnical information for site response analysis. 



[2] Natural catastrophe specialist (earthquake) -Swiss Re
As a Catastrophe Perils Specialist you will be part of the Catastrophe Perils team which is responsible for Swiss Res global risk assessment framework and related client services in four locations across the globe. We are accountable for developing and disseminating Swiss Res view of Nat Cat risk. To achieve this, we develop and utilise state-of-the-art probabilistic models for assessing impacts of natural catastrophes such as windstorms, earthquakes and floods. We operate with a clear business mandate to grow Swiss Res visionary edge of natural perils (re)insurance in close cooperation with underwriters and clients.



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The jobs listed on this page were gathered by Walid Ben Mansour

Marina Corradini
Marina is an Italian PhD Candidate at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. In her work she investigates the relation between the rupture complexity and the high-frequency seismic radiation through the use of a back-projection technique. When she is not in her office, she works as a science communicator at ‘Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie’ of Paris. Marina is the Editor of the EGU Seismology blog. As ECS-reps she would like to promote gender equality in geoscience and explore how the society currently supports postgraduate and postdoctoral female researchers in their career progression. You can reach her at corradini[at]

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