Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

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Latest open positions:


PhD opportunity at GFZ Postdam 
For questions regarding the scientific aspects please contact Prof Frederik Tilmann at

Your responsibilities:
·       develop and adapt new approaches of quantifying and visualising uncertainty for seismological imaging problems
·       implement prototypes demonstrating application of these approaches and conduct case studies based on existing datasets
·       present results at workshops, international conferences and in scientific publications
·       Interact with other domain scientists, software engineers and mathematicians within the UQ project. ‘Agile’ working groups of these actors will develop solutions and promote the methodological advances on the domain-specific research questions.

Your qualifications:
·       Master’s degree (or equivalent) in geophysics, mathematics, computer science, physics or related field
·       background in either seismology, wave propagation in elastic media, inverse methods or in the mathematical and computational methods of uncertainty quantification (e.g. Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Bayesian inference)
·       scientific programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab, C/C++, Fortran, etc)
·       strong verbal and written communication skills in English
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.
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. 
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 modelling, with the specific topics dependent on the skills of the successful candidate. 
Deadline: 28 January 2020
Postdoctoral Research Scientist for AVERT Project at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory:
Marina Corradini
Marina is an Italian seismologist, science communicator and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM. She currently works as a Temporary Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Institut de physique du globe de Paris, from which she received her doctoral degree in 2019. Marina is the Editor of the EGU Seismology blog. You can reach her at corradini[at]

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